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Top 5 places to visit during a Lucban food trip that don’t just serve pancit & longganisa

There’s more to Lucban dishes that you need to discover than just pancit hab-hab and longganisa. So the next time you visit the culinary capital of Quezon Province, be sure that you explore these restaurants that offer some exciting dishes that’ll prove to be unforgettable — and another reason for you to be back!


  • Salud


Never underestimate the look of the restaurant from the outside, as this dessert shop in Lucban serves unforgettable halo-halo — just ask the Going Places team who has  been dreaming for a glass since they visited.

Salud’s menu mainly features 3 varieties of desserts: halo-halo, mais con hielo and halo-halo with mais. The best part of their desserts is they serve it with suman or barquillos, which surprisingly elevates the dessert to a whole new level.



Address : 123 A. Mabini St.4328 Lucban


  • YELO Lane


The K-Pop in Lucban is also alive and well with YELO Lane’s Korean inspired specialty desserts. It serves Korean shaved iced desserts like bingsu, and Egg waffles and Charcoal Frozen Yoghurt. But aside from desserts, Yelo Lane offers comfort food like YELO Lane’s Premium Fries and Classic Nachos and Sandwiches and breakfast meals like Beef Tapa Java Rice.




Address : 35 F Rada St., Lucban


  • Pepet


Pepet offers Lucbanon dishes added with a twist. Pepet’s version of Lucban’s Adobo, Kinulob, which is turned into crispy beef ribs with fried veggies, is one of its best sellers. Also, they have Ubod sa Tahure, a fermented bean curd flavored with coconut cream and dusted with peanut powder; and suman at mangga with coconut milk drizzled with honey and a honeycomb, which is perfect for dessert.




Address : Fidel Rada St.,Lucban


  • Buddy’s


A restaurant that isn’t new to the ears of everyone, but once in Lucban this is definitely a place that you should never miss because this iconic restaurant is where all the Buddy’s started. Try Buddy’s pancit habhab then paired it with BBQ , then get their halo-halo for dessert.




Address : Lucban – Sampaloc Rd, Lucban, Quezon


  • Mustiola’s


Located at one of the historic houses in Lucban, Mustiola offers affordable home-cooked dishes which are mainly Lucban staples. Think about Mustiola as your turo-turo restaurant where inside it transports you back in time with its quaint interiors.


Here you can try their Lucban longganisa, embutido and pancit habhab, and also never miss getting their best-seller, lechon kawali.



Address : San Luis, Lucban


For more Lucban bites, check the latest issue of Going Places now available in leading bookstores.