Baguio City is not just a place to relax and unwind, people also come here for good food! Where to eat in Baguio, you ask? Check out these places on your next food crawl to the City of Pines:
Oh My Gulay
5th Floor, La Azotea Building, Session Road
Operating Hours: Sunday to Monday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
This space is quite hard to find for first-timers since it’s situated at the fifth floor of a building along Session Road. Once you reached the floor, you’ll be welcomed with a rustic art space cum restaurant inspired by the Igorot culture, a very “Kidlat Tahimik concept” most of us are familiar with. The place is art in itself—there’s a gallery, a hanging bridge, carved wooden chairs, and several Igorot artifacts around the area. There’s even a mini garden with a fish pond!
Vegetarians will consider this place a haven since their menu, as their name suggests, is full of delectable organic meals. Try their bestseller pasta called “Anak ng Putanesca.”
Exhibits and mini concerts are sometimes held here, and there’s a live pianist in the background even on normal days.
Ili Likha Artist Village
2600 Assumption Road
Operating Hours: Sunday to Monday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Another restaurant by national artist Kidlat Tahimik, Ili Likha Artist Village is almost similar to Oh My Gulay, except that it has a more jungle-like structure with more food options. It's where you can find some of the best food in Baguio!
Photo credits to Café Cueva
They have a community called Kiwing na Kahoy Kommunity Food Hub (KKK), which consists of vendors inside the place. Each of them has their own specialties you can choose from—from burgers and pizza to local delicacies and beverages. Try this cheesy mushroom sandwich boat from Café Cueva.
The place screams Igorot culture and artifacts, it’s like entering another world. There’s a resemblance to that of The Hobbit. Make sure to bring your camera! There’s a rainbow staircase made of mosaic tiles inside, a favorite spot for Instagram-worthy shots.
You can easily spot this food hub among the modern establishments along Assumption Road.
Glenn 50’s Diner
166 Military Cut-off Road
Operating Hours: Sunday to Monday, 7 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Perhaps one of the best restaurants in Baguio, Glenn 50’s Diner is a classic that is always on every Baguio itinerary. They have two branches: one in Military Cutoff Road and another in Porta Vaga mall.
This American style diner offers huge servings of food at an affordable price, and they have a very extensive menu that has all your favorites! Steaks, burgers, seafoods, sandwiches—name it, they have it.
They also have shakes and cocktails, plus coffee and tea beverages infused with fruits. And since it opens as early as 7 a.m., it's one of the best options for breakfast in Baguio.
Jim’s Retro Diner
Basement, La Azotea Building, Session Road
Operating Hours: Sunday to Monday, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Jim’s Retro Diner is easy to spot along Session Road—with its big signage and real American diner vibes that is eye-catching as you pass by La Azotea. It's one of those Instagram-worthy places to eat in Baguio!
Pizza is their ultimate bestseller, so it’s recommended for group dining. Come here on a rainy day and avail their exclusive weather promo where you’ll get a free pasta platter or 10” pizza when you buy 2 pizza (12” or 14”)
For solo or couple travelers, they also have rice budget meals on their menu. You can order buffalo wings, too!
Baguio Craft Brewery
20 RKC Building, Marcos Highway, Bakakeng Central
Operating Hours: Sunday to Monday, 5 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Looking for a place to have a late night drink? A few minutes away from the city center is Baguio Craft Brewery, a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Located on the second and third floor of RKC Building along Marcos Highway, it’s the best place to view the spectacular Baguio night lights with a bottle of crafted beer at hand.
If you want a flavored drink with a little kick, order their bestseller Passion Fruit. They have lager-type and ale beers also, perfect to for the cold Baguio weather. Cap off the night here, they also have your favorite pulutan on the menu!