As free and easy as we feel when work’s called off, holidays can be quite a hassle. Sure, driving is a breeze when most everyone’s gone out of town, but when even restaurant staff are on vacation, there’s hardly anywhere to go.
As a major food hub, however, Kapitolyo has an endless appetite. Around The Vantage at Kapitolyo are dedicated dining destinations that are open through the “Hallow”-days. Mealtime, after all, is sacred, so here’s where to eat from Halloween to All Saints Day.
21 W Capitol Dr, Pasig, Metro Manila
On a roll despite the holidays, Haru has become even more of a go-to joint for Japanese food. Besides serving up home-style rice bowls and raw bar classics, Haru’s also got some delicious innovations on its menu, such as their beef-topped grilled oysters and myriad makis for whatever your craving.
East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig, 1603 Metro Manila
While a concise menu offers bites for an active set on the go (the bagels with cream cheese are a favorite, for instance), an all-day breakfast menu will make you want to strap on your bike lock and sit your spandexed butt down for gourmet tapa or French toast with the works.
75 East Capitol Drive Kapitolyo, Pasig
Bringing the best of two festive cuisines together is Silantro, Kapitolyo’s resident Filipino-Mexican cantina. From quesadillas overflowing with cheese to Calliente wings that flicker in your mouth, these are bites that definitely don’t hold back on flavor. Or on size—so be ready to share that heaped plate of beef nachos with other staycationing friends.
Black Olive Cerveceria
Capitol Commons, Camino Verde Road, Pasig
Consider this watering hole and pub the bearer of many happy hours amid the heat. Alongside a menu of Spanish and Italian must-tries are boozy best-sellers like the five-ingredient mojito or a punchy Moscow Mule that pairs perfectly with the house’s chicken tenders.
136 West Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
There’s nothing like food that makes you feel at home, especially when you’ve decided to stay home for the holidays. Keeping it simple and satisfying is the menu of crowd-pleasing Pinoy picks, including an irresistible Crispy Pata and tender pork barbecue with a side of java rice. Whether it’s grilled or fried, these eats will guarantee your diet also goes on a holiday.