Nov 4, 2019

Did you know that November is World Vegan Month? If you are vegan and have been for some time, chances are you do, and it’s like Christmas for you or whatever holiday is equivalent, with events like the VegFest Pilipinas happening this Nov. 16-17.

(We have all the details of this year’s veg festival hereComfort food gets a plant-based treatment at Vegfest Pilipinas)

For aspiring vegans, this may be a good month to start going plant-based full time albeit the impending holiday season.

(But don’t fret, we have a healthy-ish guide to Noche Buena right hereNoche Buena sans the putok batok and this plant-based diet starter guide here: Plant-based food swaps for the aspiring vegan)

Whether kickstarting a new lifestyle or continuing on, here are some recipes from our archives that are easy-to-follow and vegan-friendly.

If you’re not the type to cook, being vegan in the country has recently become more manageable thanks to the rise of plant-based dining options.

(Don’t believe us? Here’s a list of some vegan restaurants for every price point)

But even outside of the country, finding a vegan restaurant is a breeze thanks to this website called the HappyCow.

two chickpeas

In Makati alone, there are many vegan options with different cuisines to choose from. There’s Two Chickpeas, a place specializing in—you guessed it—chickpea dishes like falafel and hummus. But more than advocating for plant-based eating, they also host a zero-waste pantry where you can buy refillable essentials.

In Poblacion, Cosmic is the go-to place for life-long and aspiring vegans alike. There have their plant-based versions of Filipino favorites sisig, kare-kare, and even bagnet.

Green Bar Café in Legazpi Village offers an expansive plant-based menu from wraps, sandwiches, bowls to desserts like donuts, cinnamon rolls, and cookies.

For desserts, there are also stand-alone shops in and around Manila. Here are seven of them for your perusal:  7 local vegan dessert places you can’t miss.

Happy eating and happy World Vegan Month!


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