I've been to Baguio several times with friends to go sightseeing and trek on the mountains but I haven't really explored Baguio's food scene on my own. Before, it really feels weird to get the questions "Mag-isa ka lang?? Bakit wala kang kasama??" but I'm already used to it now so a big deadma na lang whenever I get that question then flash a big grin to the one asking. :-D
One whole day was already enough for me to try several food places in Baguio. I'm the type of person who eats fast and gets full easily so I should have my strategic plan to make this solo food trip worth it. Two things I had in my mind: 1) Eat something light first and 2) Walk a lot and see some sights before heading to my next food stop. I guess my plan worked?? Be the judge. Here goes my Baguio solo foodventure! :)))
First Stop: OH MY GULAY!
Location: Session Road, Baguio (5th floor of La Azotea Building)
From the name itself, you can probably have an idea that this is a resto for vegetarians. I'm no vegetarian but this is actually the perfect first stop for me to grab a light meal. Besides the food, I really appreciate the feel of the place because I could see several works of art on display and if you know me too well, you know how much it makes me giddy.
Ambiance: 10/10 (sorry a bit biased here 'coz of the presence of art works :-p)
Price: Mid to high budget
Wifi Zone: Yes
|Dayap Iced tea (lime-infused brewed iced tea)|
|Lumpia Salad (crispy tofu rolls on a bed of mixed greens tossed with hones mustard and Asian dressing)|
SECOND STOP: LEMON AND OLIVES
Location: 26 Outlook Drive, Baguio
This is a relatively new place in Baguio because the last time I visited Baguio (some time in 2016), I haven't heard about it yet and judging the place's interiors, it's a newly established one. It's funny though how I knew about this place. I knew about it when I was watching Septic Tank 2 movie and they used this as one of the shooting locations (the scene when Jericho and Eugene where reenacting the three levels of hugot. Oh I'm such a keen observer. Hahaha)
Ambiance: 10/10 (I love the overlooking view of Baguio from the veranda)
Food: 9/10 (I'm a fan of Greek cuisine but sorry Lemon and Olives, La Union's Gefseis Greek Resto is still my fave)
Price: Mid to High
Wifi Zone: Yes
|Lemon Ginger Cold Tea|
|Saganaki (the signature appetizer of Lemon and Olives. Imported pan-fried Greek cheese with fresh lemon). This one's too salty for my palate even after I squeezed the lemon to neutralize it.|
THIRD STOP: CAFE D' ANGELO
Location: St. Patrick's Village, South Drive, Baguio
Time for dessert!!!! I've been looking forward to this part of my foodventure because I'm such a sucker for sweets! Cafe D' Angelo has two branches. The other branch is located at Chapis Village, Marcos Highway while the branch I visited is hidden inside St. Patrick's Village.
Price: Budget-friendly to Mid
|Rhum Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream (braving the cold weather with an ice cream! How ironic hahaha!)|
FOURTH STOP: CAFE ADRIANA
Location: Ridge Residence V Delos Reyes Street, Outlook Drive, Baguio
It was 17 degrees cold (sorry lamigin po kasi talaga ako kaya lamig na lamig na ako diyan hehe) that dinner time and I don't know which to attend to first - satisfy my stomach or make myself feel warm? I guess the former won.
Price: High budget
|Salmon Burger in Black Bun|
|Cafe Adriana Salad|
The next day I had to head home to Tarlac already but before leaving Baguio, I had my last food hirit! *oink oink*
Location: 72 Legarda Road, Campo Sioco, Baguio
I've been meaning to try this resto whenever I visit Baguio but I never had the chance to until this trip. Finallyyyyyyy! Worth the wait (wow parang lovelife lang? Chosss). By the way, I suggest you make reservations before dining here because a lot of people go here.
I mentioned earlier that as my way to get hungry again in time for my next food stop, I did a lot of walking. Here are few photos I took in between those long walks :)
*Special thanks to my little sister, Do-an Rivera for allowing me to sleep in your place. :)