Are you a vegetarian? Do you find dining out a challenge for the very limited selections?
There are actually many restaurants where any vegetarian can have a hearty meal. You just have to know where to look. Here are some options:
For something delicious, healthy and affordable, try Harvesters Vegetarian. It serves some of the best “beef” and "meat" dishes, like beef broccoli, barbecue, and sweet and sour pork. They are so good, it is hard to believe they’re made of tofu. Visit its branches at SM Cubao, SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, SM South Mall, SM Manila and SM Makati.
SaladStop! is known for its wide range of combinations of salads and soups, the best seller, Oh Crab Lah!, is loved for its Singaporean Chili Crab dressing that consists of romaine, crab sticks, tomato, vermicelli, egg, red onion and croutons. Grab a healthy bite today at its branches in SM Megamall and SM Mall of Asia.
The Corner Market, The Podium’s new food hall, is adding a new twist to the Manila food scene with the first indoor farmers market. Among the 17 food stalls, you can find Gusto!, an organic salad bar that serves produce from local farmers. Visit The Corner Market at 2/F The Podium in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.
The Food Hall by Todd English, the first restaurant by a celebrity chef in Manila, opened in 2014 at SM Aura Premier. It set the trend in the food hall concept in Asia. Choose from fresh salads, freshly baked flatbread, signature pastas and many more.
Harvesters Vegetarian’s Beef Broccoli
Refreshments and desserts
Originally from Taiwan, TenRen’s Tea is among the best milk tea shops in the world. It has been satisfying customers in the Philippines since 2016. As a leading international retailer and manufacturer of specialty teas, it offers a number of specialty tea-based beverages! The teas are made-to-order and use only natural ingredients and whole leaf teas. Popular flavors include the 913 King’s Oolong Tea, Orange Green Tea, Taro Green Milk Tea, and Green Tea Mango Slush. Have a cool afternoon at the SM Mall of Asia Complex.
Another popular spot is BLK 513’s frozen yogurt. What makes it different from the rest is the black color, which comes from activated charcoal that helps absorb harmful chemicals in the body. Add in strawberry, kiwi, mango, lychee and more for extra flavor. Visit BLK 513 at SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia Complex and SM North Edsa.
There are no guilty pleasures in these vegetarian-friendly places, just amazing dishes. Head to the nearest SM mall to enjoy veggies like never before. For more information, visit www.smsupermalls.com and its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts: @smsupermalls.