Baguio City Eats Redux: More Must-Dine Places in the City of Pines

There’s a reason why this cool mountaintop city has become a culinary destination.

You might have followed our lead in our previous Baguio City Eats article and used it as your guide as you ate your way satisfyingly in the City of Pines—we are happy to serve. Since Baguio has become a known culinary destination in Luzon, we have listed more must-eat places in this cool mountaintop destination. Here are some places in Baguio every foodie shouldn’t miss.

Foggy Mountain Cookhouse

This hilltop abode turned into a charming nook for foodies provides a lovely alfresco vibe. Set in a rustic house overlooking the misty city of Baguio—Foggy Mountain Cookhouse is owned by the jovial Chef Babes Reyes and requires guests to reserve a seat one day in advance. You can pre-order from a medley of cuisines Chef Babes learned from his worldly travels and elevated to provide a more sumptuous taste such as: Greek Peasant Lamb, Crispy Squid Fries, Grilled Chipotle Pork Chop, Brick-Oven Roasted Lamb Leg, and more such as my personal favorite the Salmon Pie.

Address: 172 St Joseph Street, San Carlos Heights, Purok 24, Baguio City

 

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Secret Garden

Want to carbo-load straightaway upon arriving in Baguio? If “Yes”, then this not-so-secret place anymore—thanks to its good pizza and pasta generating awesome word of mouth reviews—should be first on your dining agenda. Don’t leave without ordering the mouth-watering cheese heavy Quatro Formaggi 8.  The Vongole in Tomato Sauce leads their pasta roster while rice meals such as the Beef Belly Roast are also worth the try.

Address: 34 Paterno St., South Drive, Baguio City

 

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Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna

Although it is already common to see old houses being turned into a restaurant in Baguio City, stepping inside Lemon and Olives Greek Taverna still summon a pleasant country vibe. While the many “Instagrammable corners” might appeal to the younger crowd, the food served here—raved as the closest one can get to eating in Greece—remains as the main reason why you must dine in this place.  Elevated Greek staple food such as Pastitsio pasta, Souvlaki Pates, Pita Hummus, Athens Burger, and more—are best paired with their dessert and wine collections.

Address: 26 Outlook Dr S, Baguio City

 

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Kuya J’s at Azalea Residence

Kuya J is known as a fine example of a local hole-in-the-wall that became a nationwide chain. Credit goes to the always well-cooked Filipino dishes that fits perfectly in every setting—much more in the cold climate of Baguio City. Enjoy a double dose of convenience in Bagiuo City by staying at the cozy Azalea Residence and dining at their in-house restaurant—a branch of Kuya J—where you can enjoy all-time Filipino food favorites like: Sinigang na Baboy, Kuya J Bulalo, Pochero Tagalog, Sizzling Sisig, Bicol Express and more.

Address: Ground Floor, Azalea Hotel and Residences, 7 Leonard Wood Loop, Baguio

 

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Oh, My Gulay

As Baguio’s first vegetarian restaurant, Oh My Gulay has become a food institution even carnivore-junky foodie include in their best of Baguio eats list. The creative and colorful dishes served by Oh My Gulay are enough to convince naysayers that becoming a vegetarian or a vegan-curious eater is a good thing after all.  The vibe of OMG screams of creativity because it also doubles as an art space for the emerging artists of the Cordillera region.

Address: Session Road Fifth Floor La Azotea Building, Baguio City

 

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Tsokolateria

Tsokolateria—a small outdoor nook at the foot of Igorot stairs—is a good place to load up for the day. Serving a menu heavy on the chocolate side—sourced locally from cocoa farms in Cotabato, Davao and Baguio—Tsokolateria has successfully come up with both mouth-watering and exceptional combination of dishes. Must-tries includes: the Tsokolateria Salad, Homemade Bacon Belly, Tablea Champorado with espada fish, Churros Bites and of course some hot servings of either the Tsokolate ah (sweeter) and Tsokolate eh (a bit on the bitter side).

Address: Igorot Stairs, Upper Session Road, Baguio City

 

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Craft 1945

A sister company of Baguio Craft Brewery, Craft 1945 is another gem of a place to dine in the City of Pines. Housed inside a two-story heritage house with alfresco garden, Craft 1945 serves a memorable set of fine dishes such as: Gambas Aligue, Tips Ala Pobre, Paella Negra and Marinera, Kalderatang Baka and more. While waiting for your main course to be served, munch on a plateful of baby pandesal and pair your food with a glass of drink from their selection of local craft beers.

Address: Outlook Dr S, Baguio, Benguet

 

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About the Author

Marky Ramone Go

Marky Ramone Go

Marky Ramone Go is a travel-junkie, writer and photographer based in the Philippines. Aside from contributing articles to various publications and websites, he narrates his experiences wandering the tropical paradise of the Philippines, the culturally rich regions of South East Asia, Sri Lanka and India on his travel blog Nomadic Experiences. After Asia, he is keen on exploring South America and eventually hoping to trace Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" trail in the United States to Mexico.