Do it for the gram!
Nowadays, we’ve been seeing a lot of urban neon light photography and we simply want to learn the tips and secrets in getting that perfect photo for our Instagram feed.
Have your cameras ready because we’ve come up with a list of food spots that have pretty neon lights. Even better, they also offer delicious treats for you to munch on!
Holy Smokes BBQ – Poblacion
Holy Smokes BBQ serves authentic Texas-style barbecue such as smoked brisket, beef ribs, pork ribs, chicken, sausage, bacon, and pulled pork – all smoked using local fruit wood. They are known for their brisket which is USDA certified Angus beef that is smoked between 12-16 hours.
The Lost Bread – multiple branches
The Lost Bread is a homegrown dessert cafe specializing in French toasts and over-the-top milkshakes. You might recognize them from their first milkshake kiosk at the StrEAT Food Park in Maginhawa. Now with a newly opened branch in SM Megamall, they’re taking the metro by storm with their unique sweet concoctions.
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Crosta Pizzeria – The Social on Ebro
Crosta is a pizzeria stall serving unique pizzas with unique names such as The Basic Bitch (Pizza sauce, mozzarella, basil), Pepperonley (Pizza sauce, mozzarella, salami, parmesan), and Shroomed Out (Shiitake, portobello, white button, mozzarella, fontina, taleggio, parmesan, fresh thyme).
Photo from @magsocampo
Polilya – Poblacion
Polilya serves reinvented global bar chows. Some dishes and cocktails are infused with local craft beer by Engkanto Brewery.
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5658 Jacobo St, beside Z Hostel, Poblacion, Makati
8 Cuts – multiple branches
8 Cuts Burger Blends is a make-your-own burger joint, where ‘8 Cuts’ is a reference to the eight cuts of beef used in the five custom blends that only they offer.
Lan Kwai Speakeasy – Katipunan
Lan Kwai Speakeasy is a newly-opened bar and restaurant inspired from the owners’ trip to Hong Kong. Lan Kwai Fong, it’s namesake, is a popular nightlife spot in Hong Kong. They serve quality cocktails and good food that won’t be too heavy on the pocket. Read our full feature here.
Big Boy’s Diner – Banawe
Big Boy’s Diner offers famous diner favorites like burgers, wings, hotdog, and pancakes. They also serve coffee, milkshakes and banana split.
Common Folk – White Plains
Common Folk is a hip new coffee bar that promises #NoBadDays with their coffee and light meals including open-faced toasts and hot off-the-press sandwiches.
Carousel Creamery – Greenhills
Carousel Creamery is a dessert specialist offering 101 premium ice cream flavors. With their wide array of flavors, you may opt for classic favorites or whimsical unique flavors like Bleu Cheese, Beer & Chicharon, Honey Lavender and more.
Lazy Bastard – multiple branches
Lazy Bastard specializes in premium burgers, fries, and hotdogs with a twist. They also serve deep-fried bacon-wrapped creations and breakfast sandwiches made with your choice of meat filling in buttery french toast.
5ynco Bar – Diliman
5ynco Bar is a chill spot that serves as a cocktail bar as well as offering some good food like fishballs, Turkish meatballs, and popcorn.
Alice Tea Salon – Ortigas
Alice Tea Salon is an Alice in Wonderland themed cafe that serves authentic tea leaves sourced from Taiwan. They also offer iced drinks and pastries. Read our full feature here.
Batter or Dough – SM North Edsa
Batter or Dough serves specialty coffee and elevated sweet waffles with flavors like Nutella, cinnamon, maple syrup, and many more.
Early Night – Fort Bonifacio
Early Night is a new resto-bar that serves drinks and food like Sisig Fries, Pork BBQ sticks, Tokwa’t Baboy, Crispy Nilasing na Hipon and more.
Container Turf – BF Homes
Container Turf is a hip new food park in BF Homes. From the name itself, the stalls are located in their individual shipping containers.
Thirsty Barber – Greenhills
Thirsty Barber is a new neighborhood barbershop and speakeasy bar that serves bar chow, rice meals, specialty cocktails, beer, and more.
Yes Please – Fort Bonifacio
Yes Please is the newest concept from The Fat Kid Inside blogger, Erwan Heussaff. This 90’s vibe restobar serves cocktails named after popular 90’s icons such as Devon Sawa, Carmen San Diego and Tommy Lee.
Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli – Poblacion
Alamat Filipino Pub and Grill serves modern Filipino fare and barchow. You won’t find anything like their adobo chicken wings, sinuglaw (pork bbq on tuna ceviche), wagyu bistek, and artisan sausages anywhere else.
Arroz Ecija – multiple branches
From the team behind XO46 Heritage Bistro, Arroz Ecija offers Fil-Hispano cuisine with regional specialties like bagnet, callos, lengua, bringhe (paella) and more.
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