With choices that are perfect for this summer!
With tons of travel destinations around the country, one thing’s for sure: La Union is definitely on almost everyone’s bucket list. Yes, it may be best known for its surf scene–but have you tried all their awesome food?
Next time you visit, make sure you check out at least one La Union restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They’ve been approved by both tourists and locals.
Masa by Barefoot – San Roberto
Barefoot is La Union’s most recommended brunch spot and with good reason. Apart from their delectable yet affordable brunch fares, they’re also greatly known for making housemade bread and pastries hence the birth of Masa Bakehouse.
Salad Stoke – Monaliza Surf Resort
Eating your greens has never been this easy. Salad Stoke dedicates their time to creating delicious yet nourishing meals that are not just limited to salads. While they have salads, they also have smoothie bowls, quesadillas, and other wholesome hearty meals.
Casa Mana – Solarena Seaside Resort
Located within Solarena Seaside Resort, Casa Mana serves comfort food right by the beach, you can also be sure that their seafood is as fresh as it gets!
Kabsat – San Juan
Roughly translated from Ilokano, Kabsat means, “sibling” and connects to the vibe that the Kabsat team wants to evoke… a chill place reminiscent of a family beach house where you’re all together in one roof with food, drinks, and the beautiful sunset.
Gefseis Greek Grill – San Juan
Gefseis (Γευσεις), which means ‘flavors’, gives its diners an authentic taste of Greek cuisine using only the freshest of ingredients. It’s a hole-in-the-wall restaurant well-loved by locals and tourists in San Fernando.
Fun Fact: Gefseis use absolutely zero preservatives in all of their dishes.
Tagpuan sa San Juan – Manila North Rd.
Tagpuan is a humble Filipino restaurant known for its classic, comforting dishes, especially their Pork Bagnet Rice. They’re one of the most affordable choices in the area, and they’re definitely a popular choice for late-night drinking sessions with your barkada.
Papa Bear – The Great NorthWest Philippine Travel Stop and Viewing Deck
Known best as an Asian smokehouse in La Union, Papa Bear is the go-to restaurant for when you’re looking for tasteful smoked meats, traditional Asian dishes, and even Asian fusion food.
Halo Halo De Iloko Balay – Zandueta St.
Halo Halo De Iloko Balay may be hard to find, but it sure is worth it. Serving authentic Ilokano cuisine, they stay true to their native roots and offer diners a great taste of home. P.S. You must try their famous Fiesta Halo-Halo!
Reservations are accepted
View their Facebook page
12 Zandueta St., 2500 San Fernando, La Union
+63 917 852-7919
Sabong Fried Chicken – The Great Northwest Philippine Travel Stop and Viewing Deck
Popular for being the baddest and meanest bird in town, Sabong Fried Chicken will surely excite your taste buds and test your feast or flight skills with their interesting flavors: Elyu Original, Honey Bagoong, Korean Soy, and Chick’n Morty.
El Union Coffee – MacArthur Highway
El Union is a popular cafe making rounds on our Instagram feeds. Making use of premium beans, they’re dedicated to serving only the finest-quality beverages in the North. One look at the cafe will make you see their surfing influences, too.
Makai Bowls La Union – MacArthur Highway
Makai Bowls is one of La Union’s newest foodie joints, serving deliciously healthy smoothie bowls made with real fruit. Their bowls are so good, it’s hard to believe they’re both dairy-free AND sugar-free. Find them at the Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel!
Leche Ice Cream – McArthur Highway
On a hot summer’s day, nothing beats a scoop of cold ice cream. If you find yourself needing a cone or a cupful of ice cream to cool you down, head on to Leche Ice Cream, an ice cream shop that serves up nostalgic flavors like Bilo-Bilo, Champorado + Tuyo, and Flat Tops.
Fun fact: Some of their flavors are vegan-friendly.
Mad Monkeys – Manila North Rd
Mad Monkeys is a burger joint focused on giving diners a curated selection of crave-worthy, bold flavors.
Insider tip: Music-lovers are in for a treat since they invite local artists to perform all day and night.
Flotsam and Jetsam – MacArthur Highway
Flotsam and Jetsam is a restaurant that celebrates art, music, and imagination in every dish they serve. With an awesome international cuisine, you can’t go wrong with their food or drinks.
Surf Shack – National Highway
Surf Shack is a go-to spot for surfers and foodies who cannot get enough of the laid-back feel of the beach. Locally produced basi, Bacnotan pizza, and awesome tunes are just some of the things you could look forward to at this spot.
Now that you’ve got a restaurant bucket list when you visit La Union, make sure you show us your summer food adventures by tagging us on Instagram @bookyapp and #bookymanila on your photos of any of these La Union restaurants!
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