Get that post-workout fuel!

Are you looking for the perfect pre- or post-workout meal to complement your fitness journey? Look no further as we’ve rounded up eateries near gyms across Metro Manila that offer delicious and nutritious options to refuel and recharge!

Read also: 20 of the Best Coffee Shops in Metro Manila and Beyond to Get Your Coffee Fix

From fresh salads and protein-packed dishes to guilt-free desserts, these spots have something for every health-conscious foodie. Whether you’re hitting the gym in Makati, Quezon City, or beyond, discover where to stay fit and enjoy wholesome meals right after your workout!

Kale Cafe + Restaurant

Located just a stone’s throw from your favorite gym, Kale Cafe + Restaurant is a haven for health enthusiasts. Their menu boasts an array of nutrient-packed dishes that are as delicious as they are good for you. For a post-workout protein boost, try their Hainanese Fried Chicken—a tender piece of chicken thigh fillet, pandan rice, cucumber salad, ginger, scallion, sweet garlic soy sauce, and sesame chili sauce.

Salads are available too!

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2/F, 527 Omega Ave, Melting Pot Building, Fairview, Fairview, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Kandle Cafe

If you’re looking for a cozy spot to unwind after a sweat session, Kandle Cafe has you covered. This charming cafe offers a variety of healthy options that won’t disappoint. Try their Mr. Egoy and Ms. Eggy Pasta, Stuffed Chicken, and salads—like Fresh Salad, Spicy Squid Salad, and Pomelo and Shrimp Salad.

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Sumu Cafe

Sumu Cafe is the perfect spot to grab a healthy bite post-gym. Their salads are full of mixed greens and other ingredients, while their Chicken Parmigiano and Classic Fried Chicken are best for when you need to hit your macros. Both offer a choice of garlic rice or mashed potato.

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Sumulong Hwy, Antipolo, Mambugan, Antipolo, Rizal

Hilltop by Everyday Coffee Roasters

Hilltop by Everyday Coffee Roasters offers not just great views, but also a fantastic selection of healthy dishes. For those looking to up their protein intake, the Smoked Salmon Alfredo is a perfect choice. If you want something light, try their sandwiches packed with protein.

These picks are both hearty and healthy!

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Kabsa PH

Kabsa PH brings a healthy twist to traditional Middle Eastern cuisine. Their solo meals, like Chicken Faham and Turkish Kebab, are great ways to enjoy a flavorful meal after a sweat session at the gym.

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Omega Ave, Melting Pot Building, Quezon City, Fairview, Quezon City, Metro Manila


Freshop is the ultimate go-to for fresh, wholesome eats. Their all-day breakfast menu will surely energize you before hitting the gym!

They also serve up salads—Kani Salad, Caesar Salad, and the signature Freshop Salad, with lettuce tossed with tomatoes, orange bits, onions, egg, mixed nuts with orange vinaigrette

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73 NS Amoranto Sr St, Quezon City, Paang Bundok, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Drive-by Taco Shop

For a quick and healthy post-gym bite, Drive-by Taco Shop has you covered! Their Sriracha and Hoisin Fish Tacos, made with sriracha and hoisin glazed red horse-battered tilapia fillet with charred pineapples and peanuts, are a standout.

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256 Aguirre Ave, Aguirre Ave, BF Homes, Parañaque, Metro Manila

The Clay Oven

The Clay Oven offers a delightful selection of healthy dishes perfect for a pre-workout meal. They serve a wide selection of all-day breakfast meals for you to get the energy needed for an intense workout session.

Their Mediterranean Platter is a good choice, too! Look at all the greens you can get on a plate.

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Unit A6 & A7, Algers Suites, Bayan-Bayanan Ave cor P. Valenzuela St, Sans Hotel, Marikina Heights, Marikina, Metro Manila

La Guada Birria

La Guada Birria serves up delicious Mexican fare with a healthy twist. Their Birria Tacos, made with slow-cooked beef and fresh herbs, are a must-try.

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Cafe O2

For your pre-workout meal, grab a bite of Cafe O2’s Tuna Sandwich and sip coffee beverages from the O2 Classics!. Head over to Roque, Marikina for some quick energy before lifting weights.

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Blk 8 Lot 35 Betelnut St, Marikina East Subd, Marikina, San Roque, Marikina, Metro Manila


After a hot and sweaty workout, treat yourself to Avocadoria! They offer desserts for the health-conscious: Avocado Keto Ice Cream, Avocado Coconut Keto Milk Shake, and Naked Avocado Light Ice Cream.

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2/F Phase 1, The Caf, Katipunan Ave, UP Town Center, UP Campus, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Mensakaba Geishu

Get your veggies fix from Mensakaba Geishu’s ramen roster: Shio Ramen, Miso Ramen, and Abura Soba. What’s more comforting than a bowl of ramen—with sides like Gyoza—after lifting barbells?

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349 Aguirre Ave, BF Homes, Aguirre Ave, BF Homes, Parañaque, Metro Manila

Hermanos Taco Shop

If you’re avoiding meat for your post-gym meal, head to Hermanos Taco Shop. This Mexican joint offers comfort food for all palates! Try their crowd-favorite Fish Tacos, an 8-inch snack packed with seafood goodness.

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Have you ever tried Swahili dishes? Why not try something different for your post-gym meal? Mapishi’s Samaki (fish) dishes are worth a try. These pan-fried fish dishes are served with creamy masala sauce and Basmati rice.

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9 Shorthorn St, Bahay Toro, Project 8, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Fredo by Zucchero

Fredo by Zucchero is the perfect spot for a healthy post-gym meal. Their Crab Mango Salad, featuring mixed greens, crab meat, and mango in mayo, is a must-try. Other veggie dishes include Zucchero Express, featuring kangkong with pork bits and coconut milk.

For lunch or dinner, you can get seafood dishes like Salmon Steak and the good old Fish Fillet.

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3 Vatican Dr, BF Resort, Las Piñas, Talon Dos, Las Piñas, Metro Manila


Victorino’s offers a selection of healthy Filipino dishes perfect after a workout. They have Pinakbet Ala Apo Lakay, Lumpiang Ubod, Ensaladang Swa, and Pako Salad–fiddleheads garnished with boiled egg, shrimp, and tomatoes with sweet vinegar.

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114 Sct Rallos cor 11th Jamboree St, Tomas Morato, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Flaming Wings

Flaming Wings offers healthier options for those looking to indulge without the guilt. Apart from their crowd-favorite chicken wings, they also offer Lettuce Wrap, packed with crispy rice noodles topped with minced chicken, water chestnut, and shiitake mushroom in their very own Asian sauce.

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Recovery Food

Recovery Food speaks for itself—a go-to joint for gym-goers looking to refuel with healthy options. Their Adobo Flakes, as well as other silog meals, is a protein-packed favorite. It’s a great way to recover and recharge after a workout!

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After a sweaty session, head to Megawatt in BF Homes! They offer Pan-Grilled Chicken, tender and boneless chicken in honey and garlic glaze. Get your protein fix here and bring your bros!

Of course, you can get your greens here, too!

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289 Aguirre Ave, BF Homes, Parañaque, Metro Manila

Mimi & Bros

Head to BGC for some post- (or pre-)gym munch at Mimi & Bros. Their Plant-Based Burger can be a good recovery quick bite for when you are going home after gym. It has a Beyond burger patty, lettuce, tomatoes, white onions, and secret sauce.

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G/F, 32nd Ave, Crossroads Bldg, Fort Bonifacio, BGC, Bonifacio Global City, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila

Skinny Mike’s Sports Bar and Resto

Skinny Mike’s offers healthy options for those looking to enjoy a meal after the gym. For something filling, try their Chicken Bacon Jalapeno Things, juicy and tender grilled boneless chicken chunks stuffed with jalapeno and wrapped in bacon and served with a roasted red pepper dip.

Good ol’ Chicken Wings are available as well, with flavor choices such as Buffalo Doable, Buffalo Challenging, Buffalo Impossible, Bourbonque, Chili Garlic, Roasted Chili & Pepper, and Beer Wings.

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32nd Ave cor Justicia Dr, Fort Bonifacio, BGC, Bonifacio Global City, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila

Muratomo Udon

Muratomo Udon offers healthy Japanese fare that’s perfect for post-gym dining. Their Donburi Rice Bowls, with chicken, beef, and shrimp options, are packed with protein. They also serve Chicken Karaage in 2 or 4 pieces.

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101 Quezon Ave, Quezon Ave, Tatalon, Quezon City, Metro Manila

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