The Best Pit Stops for a Road Trip to the North Part 2

Make your stopovers part of the fun.

We’re back again (see part one here) with the five best pit stops you should definitely put on your itinerary for your next road trip to the north.

L.A. Bakeshop and Deli in San Fernando, Pampanga

MacArthur Hi-way, Dolores City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
+63 0916 262 3098/+63 045 436 0133 | 
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A very popular place for both locals and tourists, the L.A. Bakeshop is your go to place for cheese bread. The cheese bread’s so good, this pit stop is a destination in itself.

Kahel de Luna Restaurant in Laoag

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Gen. A. Luna cor. McKinley St., Brgy. 10 San Jose, Laoag City
Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
+63 72 600 1265 | 
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Kahel de Luna is home to the smallest and most colorful Ilocano empanada. On your drive up north, stop by even just to take photos (but really, try them). They also serve seafood, Italian and Asian dishes.

El Union Coffee in La Union

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Kilometer 274+600 MacArthur National Highway, Barangay Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union
Open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends
+63 72 600 1265 | Facebook

If enjoying a cup of coffee in a beachfront is your kind of relaxation on a road trip, then take a detour to El Union Coffee. They have great coffee and an Instagram-famous fluffy the, the Indoor S’mores.

Sam’s Pizza in Olongapo

44 Magsaysay Drive, Olongapo City
Open from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
+63 998 867 0410 | Facebook

Sam’s Pizza is known to be the first square pizza in the Philippines. 40 years on, they’re still making them.

Baguio Craft Brewery in Harbor Point Subic

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Riverwalk, Harbor Point, Ayala Mall, SubicBay Freeport Zone
Open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
+63 917 799 7072 | Facebook

Cap your drive to the north with an array of locally craft beer at Baguio Craft Brewery in Harbor Point Subic. And as the name says, this brewery originated all the way from Baguio. It’s definitely your go-to bar in Subic with its chic and hip ambiance paired with the finest craft beers in town. Just don’t drink and drive!

What are your favorite pit stops when driving up north? Share them in the comments!