5 Instagram-Worthy Food and Restaurants in Baguio City
For the past years, Instagram – a popular social media platform, became one of the fuels that drive food businesses here and there. Millennials do love to whip out their smartphones from their pockets to take some snaps of decadent food and quaint restaurants. Two weeks ago, we decided to visit the summer capital of the Philippines, Baguio City, to chill out and try Instagram-Worthy Food and Restaurants in Baguio City.
In today’s time, Instagram plays a big role into influencing both what we eat and what being served to us. It is like an evolved word of mouth method – but has now moved online. A rule of a millennial thumb: Look over taste. However in this blog, we have decided to use three pointers – value for money, look, and taste.
Here are the 5 Instagram-Worthy Food and Restaurants in Baguio City:
Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna offers authentic Greek cuisine in Baguio City. How authentic? The in-house chef came all the way from the city of Athens in Greece. Although we’re not really into Greek cuisine but with Lemon and Olives Green Taverna’s exceptional cooking and ambiance – we definitely fell in love!
Address: #26 Outlook Drive, Baguio City
Operating hours: Mondays to Sundays, 11AM-10PM
Insider tip: Dine at al fresco area to get a better view of Baguio City.
Why it is Instagram-worthy: The ambiance is worth checking out! Every corner of this restaurant is full of artsy stuff and interesting pieces.
Recommended food: Traditional Greek Dips served with Homemade Pita Hummus (Php 130), Souvlaki Plate Beef and Chicken (Php 270), Classic Baklava (Php 160), House blend iced tea (Php 70)
If we may suggest: A larger slice of your decadent Classic Baklava, please?
Journey Freaks’ note: Their servings are pretty big and good for sharing!
How to get there: Taxi is your best bet to go to Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna.
Value for money: 4/5 Look: 5/5 Taste: 5/5
Choco-late de Batirol is a Filipino garden cafe that boasts one of the best traditional chocolate drinks in the Philippines. Batirol is a Viasayan term of palayok used for the preparation of chocolate beverages. They also offer rice meals for lunch and/or dinner but never leave Choco-late de Batirol without having a sip of their traditional blend. We visited this establishment around merienda time and we did not regret it. We find their hot chocolate drink perfect for Baguio’s temperature!
Address: Igorot Park, Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Operating hours: Mondays to Sundays, 7AM-10PM
Insider tip: If you’re coming in a big group, you can try their batirol merienda set and save some pesos!
Why it is Instagram-worthy: The experience alone is definitely Instagram-worthy. What’s Baguio without visiting Choco-late de Batirol?
Recommended food: Traditional blend Choco-late de Batirol (Php 105), 3pcs Turon de Langka (Php 90), Suman sa Lihia (Php 75)
If we may suggest: A better queue management, please?
Journey Freaks’ note: First come, first serve basis. Patience is the key here. Choco-late de Batirol’s peak hours is usually after-lunch time perfect for having merienda.
How to get there: Taxi is your best bet to go to Choco-late de Batirol.
Value for money: 3.5/5 Look: 3.5/5 Taste: 4/5
Vizco’s is said to be the home of best strawberry shortcake in town – and boy it is true! Vizco’s offers International food options such as pizza, pasta, cake and even rice meals. What I like about this restaurant is that has its own charm probably because it is a well-known food nook in Baguio City.
Address: Porta Vaga Mall, Session Rd, Baguio City
Operating hours: Mondays to Sundays, 10AM-9PM
Insider tip: Vizco’s onion rings are the real deal here apart from their strawberry shortcake. Unfortunately, it’s just part of sides for some of the dishes.
Why it is Instagram-worthy: No doubt Vizco’s strawberry shortcake is double-tap worthy!
Recommended food: Strawberry shortcake (Php 95), 3pcs Vizco’s Fried Chicken (Php 210), Fettuccine Carbonara (Php 190), Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza (Php 145)
If we may suggest: A happier slice of pizza, please?
Journey Freaks’ note: Try their combo and platters (Super Combo C) Worth every penny!
How to get there: Walk! It is relatively easy to see since it is situated along the Session Road.
Value for money: 5/5 Look: 3.5/5 Taste: 4/5
Cookout By Size Matters offers American comfort food that can satisfy anyone’s carnivorous cravings around Baguio City. Cookout’s menu ranges from burgers, pizza, pasta, sausages to rice meals. What we liked about this restaurant is that they use local meat but ending up serving high-quality food.
Address: EGI Albergo Hotel, #1 Villamor Street, Brgy. Lualhati, Baguio City
Operating hours: Mondays to Sundays, 11AM-9PM
Insider tip: They offer imported beers such as Beck’s, Stela Artiois, Grolsch, and Bitbuger. Burger and beer, why not?
Why it is Instagram-worthy: Every nook of this place is Instagrammable from the walls up to the food. The casual ambiance is cool too.
Recommended food: Cajun Style Chicken Pasta (Php 199), Sausage Lasagna (Php 159), The B.I.B. (Php 199/Php 279)
If we may suggest: None as of this moment. Kudos to the management!
Journey Freaks’ note: Cookout also sell frozen sausages and hams such as German sausages like bratwurst and frankfurter.
How to get there: Taxi or jeepney is your best bet to go to Cookout.
Value for money: 5/5 Look: 4/5 Taste: 4/5
Glenn’s 50’s Diner is one of Baguio City’s well-known food destination serving mostly American food. It may be jam-packed but it is worth the trouble of waiting because of the food and serving portions. Now where is Marty McFly?
Address: 166 Military Cutoff Rd, Baguio City
Operating hours: Mondays to Sundays, 7AM-11PM
Insider tip: This restaurant is best for people with big appetite! Come here hungry!
Why it is Instagram-worthy: Neon lights are so Riverdale and we think this one’s worthy to make into your feed! Plus their vintage movie posters gives an added vibe.
Recommended food: Wartime (Php 390), Vanilla/Strawberry Milkshake (Php 75), Guys on the Hood (Php 145), Mix Grill (Php 200)
If we may suggest: A better queue management and cleaner tables, please?
Journey Freaks’ note: Try their Boodle for Two and Set menu option! Big servings plus good food – it’s a win-win situation, right?
How to get there: Taxi is your best bet to go to Glenn’s 50’s Diner.
Value for money: 5/5 Look: 3/5 Taste: 4.5/5
Overall, what we learned about this food crawl is that Instagram now plays a big role into boosting food businesses. Many people are using social media platforms to get some ideas where to eat and what to eat. Sad but true, it already changed the way we eat. The downside of this situation is that sometimes the good food doesn’t get too much attention anymore compared to those food that only look good. Now we realized the saying “we eat with our eyes” rings truer than ever.
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