How was everyone’s Noche Buena? 2015 is upon us and so after a month of bingeing, we turn to nutrient and fibre dense vegetables to detox our bodies. And while vegetarian meals can be perceived as less exciting, it’s not always the case when you know where to look. Here are 10 vegetarian friendly restaurants in Manila that might just prove you wrong! Find them on the Booky app and easily access their contact details and menu.

Corner Tree Cafe – Jupiter St.

Corner Tree Cafe
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Corner Tree Cafe is a cozy little vegetarian cafe found on the busy Jupiter St. in Makati. They serve modern vegan and gluten-free dishes from various cuisines as well as good wines, local beers and house cocktails. It’s for both vegetarians and omnivores. It’s not for loud drinking nights with friends. We recommend the Vegetarian Chili Bowl and Spinach & Mushroom Lasagna. Our insider tip is they have special menus for kids and Sunday brunches.

Reservations are accepted
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150 Jupiter St., Bel-Air, Makati
+63 2 897-0295


Edgy Veggy – Kapitolyo

Edgy Veggy Deli Cafe
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Edgy Veggy, by agriculturist and health advocate Denise Celdran, began as a mission to promote wellness and proper diet for vegetarians. They are primarily a vegetarian food delivery service but also a small cafe serving the Kapitolyo-based residents and office goers. It’s for people living alone or don’t have time to prepare their own organic veggie meals. It’s not for people who want meat in their daily diet. We recommend the Big Burger Burrito and Korean rice meal. Our insider tip is they’re closed on Sundays.

No reservations accepted
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3 Brixton St., Kapitolyo, Pasig
+63 917 847-4831


Runner’s Kitchen – Tomas Morato

Runner's Kitchen
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Runner’s Kitchen is a small kitchenette and cafe serving well-prepared, no shortcuts organic and gluten-free meals for people with healthy and active lifestyles. The wooden fixtures, lighting and interiors are an invitation in itself. It is a collective venue for health conscious individuals. It’s not for people looking for a big menu selection. We recommend the Pesto Chicken Malunggay and Prawn & Quinoa. Our insider tip is they also serve specialty coffees. P.S. Actress, fitness enthusiast, chef and now entrepreneur, Bianca King, is a part owner.

No reservations allowed
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G/F Creekside Bldg., 74 Tomas Morato, Quezon City
+63 917 527-3688


Pipino Vegetarian Food by Pino – Malingap St.

Pipino Vegetarian Food by Pino
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Pipino Vegetarian, the vegetarian sister of Pino Restaurant, was created out of passion for serving ‘kickass healthy food everyday’ without sacrificing taste, presentation and customer satisfaction. It’s for vegetarians and curious carnivores. It’s not for people who want non-Filipino dishes. We recommend the Vegetable Kare-kare, Vegan Lasagna, and Watermelon Steak. Our insider tip, only Pino customers can order from Pipino but not vice versa. P.S. Make room for their desserts.

Reservations are accepted
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39 Malingap St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
+63 2 441-1773


SUSI – Burgos Circle

Susi Philippines
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SUSI is Manila’s first and only 100% plant-based restaurant and deli. Susi, which is Tagalog for key, is the name and symbol that best represent their corporate mission. Their advocacy for a meatless lifestyle is what they deem as the ‘key to sustainable living’. It’s for anyone who loves modern vegetarian/vegan cuisines. It’s not for meat-lovers. They currently deliver but do watch out for the opening of their first branch next year.

Opening soon
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Bellagio 2 Forbestown Center, Burgos Circle, Taguig
+63 917 532-8304


Greens Vegetarian Restaurant and Cafe – Sct. Castor St.

Greens Vegetarian
Photo from Greens Vegetarian Restaurant’s Website

They call themselves a ‘genuine lacto vegetarian restaurant‘, which means no meat, no fish, and no eggs. Greens is focused in providing healthy and wholesome foods that are still tasteful and affordable. It’s for green-loving citizens living up North. It’s not for people who need to load up on protein. We recommend the Sisig, Veggie Sticks and Roasted Veggies Wrap. Our insider tip is they have P100 value meals during lunch.

Reservations are accepted
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92 Scout Castor St., South Triangle, Quezon City
+63 2 415-4796


Juju Eats – Pasong Tamo

Juju Eats
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Following the success of their cleansing drinks (Juju Cleanse), Juju yet again surprises us with the country’s first dedicated salad joint, Juju Eats. Juju Eats, with their colorful and flavorful bowls, aims to turn salads from an appetizer to a meal. It’s for people on the go, the health conscious crowd and green-loving foodies. It’s not for people looking for meals other than salads and healthy wraps. We recommend the Crispy Catfish and Pesto Pasta salad bowls. Our insider tip is there’s a P10 charge for takeaways.

No reservations accepted
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G/F BCS Bldg., 2297 Chino Roces Ave. Extension, Makati
+63 2 551-3986


Hillside Cafe & Juice Bar – Mo. Ignacia St.

Hillside Cafe and Juice Bar
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Hillside Cafe & Juice Bar is a new lifestyle cafe that serves healthy comforting meals, smoothies and fresh pressed juices. It has garden-like exteriors to match its garden center neighbor. It’s for QC residents who are looking for a healthy meal. It’s not for the beer-loving crowd. We recommend their Baked Gouda, soft tacos and signature detox juices. Our insider tip is you may rent out the whole place for events and they also have party packages available.

Reservations are accepted
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Cedarhills Garden Center, 57 Mother Ignacia St., Quezon City
+63 915 647-4706


Earth Kitchen – White Plains

Earth Kitchen
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Earth Kitchen is a joint project of the Got Heart Foundation and Hizon’s Catering, their mission: healthy, local and sustainability. It’s for people who love to eat and share the same advocacy. It’s not for breakfast eaters. We recommend the Prawn Spring Roll, their soft taco selections and Goat’s Cheese Frozen Cheesecake. Our insider tip is they’ve opened a second store in Jupiter called Kitchen 56 by Earth Kitchen.

Reservations are accepted
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Lot 10 Block 10 White Plains, Katipunan, Quezon City
+63 2 577-9138


Live Life! – Chino Roces

Live Life Vegetarian
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Live Life! is a vegetarian restaurant mainly catering to the Makati residents and office-goers. It’s for people who want to detoxify from a week of bingeing. It’s not for people who love steaks. We recommend the Mushroom Cheese Wontons and Vegetable Curry in Coconut Sauce. Our insider tip is they are closed on Sundays.

Reservations are accepted
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2240 Chino Roces Ave., Makati
+63 2 985-4843


The Wholesome Table – Bonifacio High Street

The Wholesome Table
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The Wholesome Table  is an organic restaurant that serves comfort food opened by Bianca Araneta-Elizalde who previously opened Aria in Boracay. All produce is organic and sourced locally where possible, the meat is pasture raised and ingredients are not processed or refined. It’s for the hip and health conscious with many vegetarian options. It’s not for people who drink carbtrim or coke zero. We recommend their powerbowls and smoothies. Their bestsellers are the Pork Chops and the Meatloaf, but customers seem to be in love with their Burrata and Chicken Dukkah Salad. Our insider tip is that it’s dog-friendly so bring along your best buddy.

No reservations accepted
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2/F, 30th cor, 7th ave, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig
+63 2 621-4111


Add these restaurants up to your Booky ‘Must Try’ lists. If you eat out often, that’s already 10 days of healthy foods in your system. So, while there is no love sincerer than the love of food, remember also that there is no diet that will do what eating healthy does. Happy eating friends!