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6 Must-Try Farm-to-Table Restaurants in the Philippines

Where do you go when you crave something fresh and nutritious? Sure, you can order a salad anywhere. But only establishments fully committed to the farm-to-table philosophy offer the real deal. That’s because they go straight to the source—a crucial step in caring for your health and the planet. If you’re eager to support this sustainable movement, visit these farm-to-table restaurants across the Philippines.

1. Grace Park (Metro Manila)

A bowl of Grace Park’s lechon sinigang with fresh vegetables.

Grace Park shines a spotlight on fresh produce and ingredients sourced from various Philippine islands.

Image Credit: Grace Park Facebook

When Grace Park opened in 2013, it made waves as the first farm-to-table, seed-to-plate restaurant in Manila. Since then, this sustainability haven has stayed true to its mission to showcase local produce from across the archipelago.


The food is simple yet sophisticated, bearing the signature style of Margarita Forés, Asia’s Best Female Chef in 2016. Here, she proudly merges her passion for Italian dishes with her love for all things Filipino. Meanwhile, the restaurant’s rustic charm and grungy elements create a relaxed ambiance, providing a terrific backdrop for a heartwarming meal. 


Must-tries: Fried Squash Flowers, Mascarpone and Parma Ham, Butter-Garlic Chicken, Lamb Adobo Rice, Lechon Sisig, Cuatro Leches and Berries


Where to Find: 

G/F One Rockwell West Tower, Rockwell Center, Makati City; 0939 934 7223

G/F Gateway 2, General Araneta, Araneta City, Quezon City; 0917 774 7223

2. Bistro Lokal (Baguio City)

A vegetable stew beside a bowl of salad from Bistro Lokal.

Discover the diverse flavors of Northern Luzon at Baguio’s first farm-to-table degustation restaurant.

Image Credit: Bistro Lokal Facebook

Chef Miko Dy’s love for indigenous dishes, especially from Ilocano and Igorot cuisines, led him to open Bistro Lokal in 2018. Here, he elevates ingredients from Northern Luzon, crafting degustation menus that strictly follow the farm-to-fork principle.


In this restaurant, maintaining freshness involves cooking vegetables within hours of harvest. This commitment demands exceptional skill and versatility from Dy and his team, who work with whatever produce is in season each day. So, yes, you can expect delightful new surprises with every visit.


Must-tries: Laing Pebbles, Kinuday, Tinuno, Butter Caramel Kare-Kare, Black Rice Ice Cream


Where to Find: 307 Upper Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City; 0946 092 4649

3. 25 Seeds (Pampanga)

25 Seeds’ Kapampangan tamales served in clear glasses.

25 Seeds introduces modern twists to traditional Kapampangan dishes, like sisig and tamales.

Image Credit: 25 Seeds Facebook

The Philippines’ culinary capital is home to an outstanding farm-to-table restaurant helmed by chef Sau del Rosario. At 25 Seeds, classic Kapampangan dishes receive fresh twists and innovative techniques. Sisig finds its place atop a flavor-packed paella, while traditional tamales come in cups, garnished with chicken floss and chorizo chunks.


25 Seeds occupies the second floor of the Dycaico ancestral mansion, a structure built in the 1920s but left abandoned for 50 years. Through restoration efforts, the interiors now feature a mix of elegant modernity and vintage charm. Enhanced with hardwood flooring and capiz windows, the ambiance exudes signature Filipino hospitality, inviting diners to feel right at home.


Must-tries: Aligue Pasta, Crispy Pork Belly Truffled Macadamia Kare-Kare, Pork Pata Tim, Pancit Luglug


Where to Find: 2F Dycaico Ancestral House, Barangay Sto. Rosario, Angeles City; 0997 925 1260

4. Farmer’s Table (Tagaytay)

Overhead shot of various dishes from Farmer’s Table Tagaytay.

Savor Filipino and international comfort food prepared with farm-fresh ingredients at Farmer’s Table.

Image Credit: Farmer’s Table Tagaytay Facebook

Farmer’s Table is a serene oasis, offering al fresco dining in a quieter corner of Tagaytay. The restaurant boasts open spaces, abundant natural lighting, and pocket gardens that add to the tranquil ambiance. Its mini farm is also in full view for guests, demonstrating the restaurant’s dedication to the farm-to-fork philosophy.


Mirroring the interiors, chef Kalel Chan’s culinary creations have a soul-lifting effect. The specialty of the house: comfort food. Every dish on the menu is visually appealing and guarantees 100% freshness—satisfying, but without the overwhelming heaviness.


Must-tries: Hothouse Crispy Cauliflower and Broccoli, California-Style Roasted Lemon Garlic Chicken, Tagaytay Pizza, Kalderetang “Osso Bucco” 


Where to Find: Nurture Wellness Village, 7310 Pulong Sagingan Maitim 2nd West, Tagaytay City; 0905 387 7993

5. LANAI by FreshStart (Bacolod)

Overhead shot of various dishes from LANAI by FreshStart.

In the City of Smiles, discover a farm-to-fork restaurant adding new flair to Negrense flavors.

Image Credit: LANAI by FreshStart Facebook

Nestled in an open-air setting reminiscent of an actual lanai, FreshStart’s restaurant embraces sustainability in every way possible. With louvre windows, indoor greenery, and furniture made of natural materials, the space is a sanctuary for guests seeking a reprieve from city life. 


LANAI’s menu departs from traditional Negrense fare, offering innovative dishes crafted by chef Patrick Go using farm-sourced, organic ingredients. Think: a blue crab salad with labuyo sauce or an artisanal pizza with Bacolod chorizo, local stracciatella cheese, and a kaffir lime dressing. Foraged drinks and cocktails showcasing local herbs, fruits, and plants complete the experience.


Must-tries: Negros Burrata Toast, Bacolod Chorizo Pizza, Roasted Cauliflower Pockets with Guimaras Cashew Dressing, Muscovado Blue Marlin


Where to Find: Araneta Highway, Sito Aning, Barangay Pahanocoy, Bacolod City; 0917 881 1341

A photo grid of various dishes offered by Balik Bukid.

Balik Bukid takes pride in preparing everything on your plate from scratch.

Image Credit: Balik Bukid Farm and Kitchen Facebook

This Davao gem advocates sustainable living through its menu and interiors. Celebrating regional delicacies, chef-owner Paolo Garcia and his team bank on natural flavors from locally sourced ingredients and traditional cooking methods. They meticulously prepare everything from scratch—from the bread and kesong puti to the salad dressings and seasonings.


Additionally, the restaurant practices waste reduction by prioritizing reusable materials for furniture and décor. Old doors find new life as dining tables, plastic wrappers transform into chairs and placemats, and recycled tiles adorn the mosaic floor.


Must-tries: Balik Bukid Farm Salad, Kagikit, Sinuglaw, Binalot na Adobong Dilaw, Tsokolate Islands


Where to Find: Sandawa Park Quimpo Boulevard, Davao City; 0927 451 5882

A photo of a couple eating different dishes outdoors.

Join the sustainable movement and explore farm-to-table dining.

These local restaurants prove that farm-to-table is more than just a marketing buzzword. They embrace the sustainable philosophy as their guiding principle in preparing sustainable food, designing spaces, and contributing to a better world.


You, too, can play a part! Be more conscious of supporting local businesses sourcing ingredients responsibly. And begin making small, impactful changes when dining out. Adopt cashless transactions with GCash, bring reusable containers for takeout, and reduce food waste by ordering only what you can finish. Explore these local gems and stay connected by upgrading to a prepaid eSIM through the GlobeOne app, which you can easily download on your mobile phone.

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