In full bloom.
Nothing says “Thanks, Mom, I love you” on her special day like a bouquet of flowers, but what more if it’s placed on a silver platter with your favorite food?
Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they’re also 100% edible. These dishes listed below, have edible flowers that provide a unique taste, aroma, and a different look to your food. From salads to cakes (yes, it’s possible!), here are some of what you can try for yourselves on Mother’s Day! And of course, don’t forget to give your momma flowers, whether in hand or on a plate!
Tahanan Bistro – Antipolo
Tahanan Bistro is a casual but fine dining restaurant overlooking an expansive garden and a snapshot of the Manila skyline. It currently offers three different set menus: Halcon, Mayon, and Iraya and they cater to Vegetarians and Pescatarians too!
Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe – Quezon City
Owned by Chef Waya Araos-Wijangco, Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe serves global flavors dressed in your favorite classic comfort food all while keeping everything healthy. They currently have a special set menu for Mother’s day where you can get a free plant when you avail of their box menu. Each set is good for 4 to 6 persons and is priced at PHP 2,950.
Habitual Coffee – Salcedo Village
Habitual Coffee is a third-wave coffee shop focused on offering high-grade Philippine coffee that’s operated and owned by World Aeropress champ, Kaye Ong. Try their bestselling Berry Nut Ricotta Waffles.
Flour Jar – Las Pinas
Flour Jar is a cafe that specializes in desserts, pastries, and specialty coffee. They started as a home-based dessert supplier in 2014 and are known for supplying for cafes like Toby’s Estate.
Flossom Kitchen + Cafe – San Juan
Flossom Kitchen and Cafe offers all-day breakfast, Filipino breakfast dishes, as well as salads, pastries, and coffee in a picturesque setting. With a sprinkle of petals as pretty as their decors, try their many floral dishes including their Chori Shrimp Pizza.
Sonya’s Garden – Tagaytay
Sonya Garcia’s Garden is a tucked-away bed and breakfast, wellness spa, country store, panaderia, cottage restaurant, and a well-kept secret garden. Most of their dishes have edible flowers and they say that if you’re feeling adventurous, you can pick and eat the flowers right off their garden!
Happy Garden Cafe – Makati
From the makers of Bizu, Happy Garden Cafe is Annie’s new nature-inspired space which features lush greens, flowers, and wholesome dishes and juices. For starters, take a bite of their fresh Flower Salad and Carrot Dressing, and end your meal with a guilt-free chocolate and banana flowerpot cupcake.
25 Seeds – Pampanga
From the same owner and chef of Cafe Fleur, 25 Seeds is a farm-to-table concept restaurant set on the Dycaico Ancestral House. One of their must-tries is their salted egg chicken!
Alegria – BGC
Alegria offers Latin flavors with a modern twist with dishes like elote, paella, aglio olio, fajita, as well as different flavored sangrias. Almost all of their dishes have edible flowers in them, as well as their drinks!
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. Try the Philippine Paella, also known as bringhe.
Rainforest Kichene – Pampanga
Rainforest Kichene is a quaint forest-inspired restaurant by Chef Vince Garcia that advocates a healthy and green eating lifestyle. Try the Rainforest Salad and the Blue Pea Rice! Fun fact: “Kichene” is actually an old English word for kitchen.
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