Scallop rolls, dirty horchata, fried chicken, and craft beer!
There’s a new hip and happenin’ destination to visit in the surfing capital of the Philippines!
Nestled in San Juan, The Great Northwest Philippines Travel Stop & Viewing Deck (yes, it’s a long name so GNWPTSVD for short) is a food and lifestyle community hub that serves specialty dishes and drinks. It also boasts a beautiful view of LU’s bitchin’ waves and sunset.
They are open to interested start-ups who are “environmentally conscious, community-centered and design forward.”
Currently, there are 7 food stops located here, including the IG-famous, El Union and Makai Bowls!
Great Gamble Seafood Shack takes great pride in their fresh seafood rolls, serving must-tries like their scallop rolls, crab rolls, fillet o’ crab bae, and more.
El Union is THE coffee destination in La Union. They make use of premium beans, dedicated to serving only the finest-quality beverages in the North. You need to try their Dirty Horchata, Grilled Cheese, and Buttermilk Pancakes.
Papa Bear is an Asian smokehouse that serves a variety of fusion dishes, tweaked to perfection. One of their must-tries is their ‘What The Pho?!’
Named after what literally means as cockfight, Sabong Fried Chicken may be the baddest and meanest bird in town. It serves three kinds of flavored fried chicken – Elyu Original, Korean Soy Garlic and Honey Bagoong.
Makai Bowls is one of La Union’s popular foodie joints, serving deliciously healthy smoothie bowls made with real fruit that are both dairy-free AND sugar-free. They also have smoothies and popsicles!
Not a beer drinker? Artek Wine Yacht is all about wine nights with their wide range of wine options, served with some cheese and cold cuts. Go unlimited for only Php 400 from 5-7 pm!
Curious Creatures is a taproom for different types of craft beer, best enjoyed with the beautiful view of the sunset after surf sessions. Must-tries are the Passion and Liberation.
Don’t leave elyu without getting inked as your souvenir! Yes, they also have a tattoo place here.
55 Tinta is tattoo parlor owned by the members of the band, Kamikazee. You can get a permanent or henna tattoo here! It also has a branch in Maginhawa.
Now you have a new destination to visit in San Juan! We heard that they’re going to open up more shops in the near future, so that’s exciting!