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Foodgasmic Baguio: 10 Restaurants You Should Not Miss While in The Summer Capital

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Top 10 Must-Try Restaurants in Baguio City

Baguio City is among the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. Known for its cool climate, people from around the country and other foreign tourists surely make sure to visit here. There are a number of places you can check out, and a quite a long list of things that you can do around here too, but other than the chill weather, the flowers, the festival and the picturesque view there is are other things that you can do in Baguio city, like pigging out.

Lumpia Salad - Oh my Gulay
Lumpia Salad – Oh My Gulay


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Nothing beats eating to your heart’s content on a cold day in Baguio. So listed below are the must-visit restaurants of Baguio City, each with their own unique trademarks and specialties but all aiming towards one goal, to please your hungry bellies. So get your pens and google maps and make sure you would visit them once you get to the City of Pines.

1. Canto

Lomo Baby back Ribs Half Slab photo by WheninBaguio.com
Lomo Baby back Ribs Half Slab photo by WheninBaguio.com

Canto is one of the five restaurants inside the Ketchup Community. They serve Burgers, Pizza, Taco Salad, Lomo Sandwich and the ever famous Lomo Ribs. They are quite known for their superbly tender and juicy Lomo Ribs. It’s so popular that the restaurant’s patrons come back every single time for their huge serving of baby back ribs. For P199 pesos (for half slab, P390 for whole slab) you would definitely satisfy your carnivorous palette. They serve it with a fresh mix of greens and a choice between mash potato and rice. Just a piece of advice, bring with you a good heap of patience for the long epic lines can really get to your nerves. Fret not though because all that waiting would surely pay off in the end. Canto is always worth the wait especially for its patrons. So if you’re ready to stand in line for good food, come patient, and come hungry at Canto inside the Ketchup Community in Outlook Drive.

Canto at Ketchup Food Community
Address: Romulo Dr, Baguio, 2600 Benguet

2. Grumpy Joe

Pizza photo by Grumpy Joe FB Page
Pizza photo by Grumpy Joe FB Page

Pasta? Pizza anyone? Grumpy Joe is one of the newest restaurants in the city that’s earning quite the social media attention. Lines could get really long (it’s sort of a trend nowadays..sighs).  It’s a small restaurant located along the strip of restaurant along the way going to Leonard Road. They serve fab pasta dishes that are really creamy and heavy. They also have a wide array of pizza that you can choose from and they are all great in their own ways. You should also try their drinks which are all served in adorable jar like glasses. They are quite instagram worthy. Visit them at Leonard Wood Road, if you know 50’s Diners, then just walk a bit and you would see it just along that road.

Grumpy Joe
Address: Leonard Wood Rd, Baguio, Benguet
Phone: 0915 912 0202

3. Le Chef

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinners are served here in style in this cozy restaurant in Baguio. Ambiance-wise and palette-wise, you would truly have an awesome dining experience. Enjoy gazing at the post card worthy garden of the Manor Hotel as you wait for meals to be served. The service crew is attentive and friendly, so you won’t be stressing out on getting your dishes served in the way you want them to. Their menu covers a lot of different dishes that would surely cater to picky palettes. They make really good Lamb Chops with grilled vegetables; Pan-fried Sea Bass served with mashed potatoes and freshly squeezed fruit juices. Plus, they even have menu for kids too. Take a taxi ride to The Manor Hotel at Camp John Hay to experience Le Chef.

Le Chef
Address: The Manor, Loakan Road, Camp John Hay, Baguio City, Benguet
Phone: (074) 446 0406

4. Good Taste Restaurant

Fried Chicken at Good Taste Restaurant
Fried Chicken at Good Taste Restaurant

Hungry for a pang masa restaurant that serves meals worthy of your tight budget? Head to Good Taste Restaurant. They have a branch at Legarda Street, and another behind Baguio Center Mall. Their menu would surely be great for people who like to eat in groups. If you’re alone, you may resort to their rice toppings like Good Taste Fried rice, Chicken Chopseuy rice Beef Curry Rice and among other. You can choose from a wide array of dishes for Family style if you’re with a group like Chopseuy, Sinigang, Patatim, Beef Curry, Crispy Pata, Lechon Kawali, and Sweet and Sour. They are also quite popular for their buttered chicken. It’s a crowd favorite so you might give it a try.

Good Taste Restaurant
Address: Rajah Matanda St, Baguio, Benguet
Phone: (074) 444 2201

5. Chaya

Chaya Japanese Restaurant in Baguio City
Chaya Japanese Restaurant in Baguio City photo from Chaya FB page

Authentic Japanese dishes that are worth every penny you spend. This is what Chaya has in store for you once you step inside this restaurant. Let your taste buds be tickled by the delighting Japanese dishes meticulously prepared by their chef. You can try their rice bowls like Katsudon, Temdon and Gyudon or perhaps their salad like Chicken Teryaki Salad and Chaya Salad. They also have superb sushi and sashimi so make sure they’re part of your order too. So if you’re a Japanese food fanatic, or a plain foodie, then head to Legarda Street to fill your desires.

Chaya Restaurant
Address: 72 Legarda Road, Baguio City
Phone:(074) 424 4726

6. Ili-Likha Artists Center

Ili-Likha Artist Village photo by Traveling-Up
Ili-Likha Artist Village photo by Traveling-Up

Ever heard of Kidlat Tahimik? If not, then, are you an art enthusiast? If you’re neither of these two, well for sure you’re in to (or at least want to try) eating healthy food in a constantly evolving surreal art hub. Feast your eyes (and your tummy) on Ili-Likha Artist Center. It’s a village home to the Kiwing na Kahoy Community Food Hub, a group of food shops offering hearty, healthy, and budget friendly food. Revel in the beauty of the place as well as the sumptuous meals. Find Ili-Likha Artist Center at Assumption Road, it does look like a run-down structure of some sort, but do not let the exterior fool you, because it’s a whole new world in there.

Ili-Likha Artists Village is located at Assumption Road, Barangay Kabayahihan, Baguio City, Philippines.

7. Happy Tummy

Turkey, red pepper cream cheese, Tomato and spinach in a wrap photo courtesy of Happy Tummy FB
Turkey, red pepper cream cheese, Tomato and spinach in a wrap photo courtesy of Happy Tummy FB

Baguio is home to several restaurants that would cater to any palette, from those who like Japanese dishes, Filipino comfort food, Savvy plate of Italian pasta to quick American meals. If you thought you have already seen enough, think again, because Baguio is also home to Happy Tummy, a restaurant that would present various Asian Dishes that would truly make your tummies happy. Go for a warm Tom Yam Gung, or Beef Curry. You should also try their barbeques coated with delectable sauce and wash all your meal down with a nice glass of their Thai Tea. They are located inside the Ketchup Community, just beside Canto. You would never miss it!

Happy Tummy
Address: Brgy. Lualhati, Romulo Dr, Baguio, 2600 Benguet

8. Oh my Gulay!

Anak ng Putaneska
Anak ng Putaneska

Vegans and Vegetable lovers would definitely fall in love with Oh My Gulay! OMG is also the brainchild of Kidlat Tahimik of the Ili-Likha Artist Center. So expect just the same amount of passion for artworks and design as you enter the place. It’s quite an adventure just walking up all those staircases of the La Azotea building in Session Road, but rest assured you get the unique vibe of the restaurant coupled with the palatable dishes that they offer. Check out their OMG Mongolian Rice, Squash Flower Tempura, and Anak ng Putanesca. Enjoy tasty vegetarian meals while admiring the artworks and the restaurants aesthetics. Just make sure you’re up for a long way up (yes, it’s in the 5th floor, so brace yourselves) to this hidden gem of Session Road.

Oh My Gulay
Address: Diego Silang St, Baguio, Benguet

9. Ozark Diner

Chicken Fried Steak  Beef sirloin, cornmeal battered served with gravy and a choice of one side dish. P250 (Photo courtesy of Yvette Tan)
Chicken Fried Steak, Beef sirloin, cornmeal battered served with gravy and a choice of one side dish. P250 (Photo courtesy of Yvette Tan) via Ozark Diner FB

Bareng Drive, Bakakeng, Baguio. Make sure you would list that down in your itinerary for Baguio City. It’s a bit far from the heart of the city, but the drive is definitely worth it. People have been raving about their Chicken Hot Pie and their ginormous serving of meatloaf with mashed potatoes. For sweet tooth people out there you must try their dark beer cheesecake, a rich dessert that would definitely conclude your day with a long lasting satisfaction. If you want a bolder choice then try the Siling Labuyo Cheesecake. Get all these and more at Ozark’s.

Ozark Diner+Bed+Breakfast
Address: 2 Bear’s Trail corner, Bareng Drive, Baguio, 2600 Benguet

10. Wood Nymph Korean Restaurant

Gamjatang, Champongbab, Dakgalbi Gui, Dongatsu, and Beef Bulgogi, whether these dishes ring a bell, or sound gibberish to your ears, Wood Nymph Restaurant would never fail to deliver all these Korean Dishes to your table. They have reasonable prices for their dishes, they don’t come cheap, but they’re worth every penny spent. So if you’re crazy for Korean Meals, then this is the place to be. Have your fill of these exquisitely prepared dishes at any day. Visit them at SM City Baguio, or at Military Cut off Road and experience Korean dishes in a jiffy.

Wood Nymph Korean Restaurant
Address: Luneta Hill Dr, Baguio, Benguet
Phone:(074) 442 8648

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