White Plains is more than just an alternate route – it’s one of the metro’s little enclaves of gastronomical delights.
If you find yourself driving along this road, you might want to make a stopover at one of these restaurants:
- Smokin Cues
The best way to start your food trip along this strip is to get some of the best barbecues from all over the world at Smokin Cues. These include kebab, Filipino inihaw favorites, Japanese yakitori, Thai chicken satay, American Kansas-style pork belly and beef short plate, and Moroccan pan-grilled dory.
Aside from these sumptuous barbecues, Smokin Cues also serves American comfort food and as well as healthy dishes.
Photos by Jovel Lorenzo
Address : 42 Katipunan Ave, Quezon City
It’s not a code but it’s the name of one of White Plains’ best-kept secrets.
78-53-86 is a jazz bar and is the perfect respite after a long drive from the south or a stressful day. Enjoy some of the best spirits and cocktails and by the bar while jazz music plays in the background. 78-53-86 is also a perfect place for vinyl enthusiasts as the place has a large vinyl collection.
Address : 42 Katipunan Ave., White Plains, Quezon City.
- Earth Kitchen
Earth Kitchen offers a farm-to-table concept that promotes a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. Some of the healthy dishes here include Shrimp Spring Rolls (shrimp, organic/naturally-produced herbs, greens and peanuts, lime hoisin sauce), Watermelon and Rocket Salad, which is made of organic/naturally-produced arugula, edible flowers, pili nuts, home-made kesong puti, balsamic vinaigrette, and Goat’s Cheese ice cream, a dessert minus the guilt.
More than just a restaurant, Earth Kitchen helps local farmers and is a partnership project between Got Heart Foundation and Hizon’s Catering.
Address : Lot 10 Block 10 White Plains, Katipunan, Quezon City
+63 2 577-9138
Other Branch: Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th St., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Although it’s a small place, Agezuki’s menu has an impressive number of Japanese specialties like sushi, teppanyaki, tempura, rice bowls and bento sets.
Address : A. Francisco Bldg, 83 Katipunan Ave, White Plains, Quezon City
+63 932 715-0051
- Pan de Amerikana
Pan de Amerikana has the most noticeable façade out of all the restaurants along this strip because its upside down. The interiors are quite interesting and Instagrammable as well (spot the large chess set). Some of the dishes to try here are Tuyo with Red Egg, Everlasting, Classic Callos and Chicken Inasal.
Address: 131 Katipunan Ave, White Plains, Quezon City
Other branch : 74 General Ordoñez Street, Concepcion Dos, Marikina City.