There’s something so comforting about Mac and Cheese that no one ever seems to outgrow it. This simple baked macaroni pasta drowned in cheese is more than enough to make us swoon in delight. It is perfect on its own or as a complementary side dish to ribs or roasted chicken.
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While restaurants may have their own different versions by adding signature ingredients like truffle or bacon, Mac N’ Cheese, no matter the form, will always remain a favorite.
Here are a few places around the city that you can rely on for good Mac n’ Cheese to perk up your appetite!
Macaroni and Cheese – Wildflour Cafe + Bakery
Offering separate menus depending on the time of the day – a brunch menu until 3PM and a dinner menu from 9 PM – Wildflour Bakery + Cafe is a restaurant that offers international fare and specialty bread varieties and cakes for those who want premium comfort food.
Their Mac and Cheese: One of their bestsellers, Wildflour's Mac N' Cheese is made up of 3 kinds of cheese: Gruyere, Emmental and Cheddar, lusciously baked with bechamel sauce.
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get up to ₱250 off your bill!
Truffle Mac & Cheese – Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen
If all you’re craving for are carbs prepared Italian style, then head on to Mama Lou’s, a restaurant that serves up authentic Italian cuisine from pizzas to pastas, and even risotto.
Their Mac and Cheese: "Scrumptious and comforting original blend of cheeses and truffle cream over tender elbow macaroni"
Insider tip: With Booky, get up to ₱300 off your bill!
Foie Gras Mac and Cheese – Le Petit Souffle
A modern French-Japanese bistro, Le Petit Souffle has a wide selection of sweet and savory dishes – that change every so often – that aren’t only refined in looks but also in taste.
Their Mac and Cheese: It's made with sharp cheddar, emmental, and gruyere with shimeji, crimini, Hungarian sausage, and Foie Gras.
Insider tip: Get up to ₱150 off your bill with Booky!
Truffle Four Cheese Pasta – The Stockpile
Owned by cousins Gabby and Geoff Eigenmann and head chef Tanya Chua, The Stockpile is a Western cuisine-inspired restaurant situated in Ortigas.
Their Mac and Cheese: The "cheese" is a mix of provolone, grana padana, brie, and mozzarella.
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get up to ₱300 off your bill!
Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese – Bun Appetit
One of the most popular vendors at the Salcedo Saturday market, Bun Appetit is now rolling their into The Grid Food Market serving 3 bestselling seafood rolls: lobster, crab and shrimp rolls.
Their Mac and Cheese: It's an indulgent coming together of main lobster meat, cheddar & parmesan cream sauce, garlic-crusted bread crumbs, shell pasta, and truffle oil.
Mac & Four Cheese – Kettle
Known for their best seller: The Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Kettle serves more than just savory fried chicken but an assortment of classic comfort food dishes from grilled cheese to short ribs!
Their Mac and Cheese: Their mac and cheese includes Fontina, Cheddar, Gruyere, and Parmesan then topped off with bacon bits.
Fun fact: You can order their off-the-menu Mac & Blue Cheese.
Smoked Mac N’ Cheese – Fireside by Kettle
Offering the same homestyle American comfort food from its sister, Kettle, satisfy yourself with a number of luscious side dishes and numerous meats like ribs, pork chops, and even steaks.
Their Mac and Cheese: It has a smokey flavor and it's topped with bacon chunks.
Burger Mac & Cheese – Torch Restaurant
Not sure what cuisine you’re craving today? No worries, head on to Torch Restaurant, a restaurant that serves international fusion cuisine, and treat yourself with savory dishes ranging from sushi to steak and even pizzas.
Their Mac and Cheese: It's served in a cast-iron skillet and topped with a U.S. Angus beef patty.
Baked Mac & Cheese – Borough
Borough offers comfort food dishes such as milk and cookies, carbonara, mac and cheese, and grilled cheese & tomato soup.
Their Mac and Cheese: It's composed of 3 kinds of cheese (Gruyere, Cheddar, and Mozzarella) and topped with panko bread crumbs.
Mac ‘n Cheese – Nono’s
The chef behind Classic Confections’ opened this restaurant serving comfort food like homemade fried chicken, mac and cheese, and more. You need to try the Chocolate Oblivion cake!
Their Mac and Cheese: It's composed of shell pasta coated in creamy gruyere, sharp cheddar, and parmesan cheese sauce.
Fun fact: They also offer Veggie Mac and Cheese.
Mac & Cheese – Miguel & Maria
Miguel and Maria s a local neighborhood restaurant and bar that offers affordable feel-good food and drinks you can enjoy in cozy interiors.
Their Mac and Cheese: It's actually their house special and it's macaroni somothered in their homemade cheese sauce.
Luxe Mac N’ Cheese – Lusso
A French-Italian restaurant, prepare to be charmed by Lusso’s Old World elegant interiors and luxurious dishes.
Their Mac and Cheese: It's made with a combination of the formaggio trio and pancetta. Afterwards, it's topped with croutons for that extra crunch.
Mac and Cheese Bars – Melt Grilled Cheesery
A restaurant that specializes in what it’s called – grilled cheese – if you’re a cheese lover, we suggest you head on to Melt Grilled Cheesery, a restaurant that serves up a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches and more cheesy savory dishes you will love.
Their Mac and Cheese innovation: It's fried mac and cheese bars swerved with sour cream dip and honey.
Fun fact: They also serve the traditional Baked Mac & Cheess as well as a Bacon Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
We bet we’ve given you the cravings, but don’t you worry about that! Bookmark this article for future references or simply search for ‘MACARONI AND CHEESE‘ in the Booky app to find the nearest restaurant serving this glorious dish! Ahh, what a good time to be alive!