Once upon a time, vegetarians got a little nervous venturing overseas, and vegans would have to pack a few cans of emergency lentils (if they dared to go at all). These days, it seems every corner of the globe has a little eatery for the animal lover. And it usually boasts some of the freshest (and often organic) produce the country has to offer.
Corner Tree Café in Manila is a perfect example. Vego-fied Filipino dishes are teamed with worldly delights such as a “north African veg stew”, “arroz ala cubana” (some delectable fried banana delight) and “teriyaki tofu”; it’s truly a vego’s paradise.
The vibe is also delightful. There’s a big tree out the front, a little library inside and the staff are super friendly. If you pay a visit, be sure to check out the notice board in the entrance – it will lead you in the direction of other hippy hang outs around town such as yoga joints and organic cooking classes. What a find!
More at cornertreecafe.com. Or just head straight to 150 Jupiter St. corner Saturn, Bel-Air, Makati, Metro Manila.