The other month, a travel vlogger from Italy, Antonio, came to Makati and asked me to take him around for a little bit. We were really pressed for time, so i was only able to bring him to three places (Purple Oven, Pat Pat’s and The Curator), but if we had more time i would of brought to lots of other local spots.
Antonio is taking the time to travel around Asia, because he has been based in Bangkok for quite a while but hasn’t really been able to travel the region yet.
Follow Antonio Here: @antoniotravels #italiangoeslocal
Most people will stay in Manila for only about 2 days, so it’s important to compress lots of experiences in that small amount of time, i’ve listed what i think is unique locally and gives a flavour of what the city is about, whether its filipino or influenced by the world.
Here are some of my favourite expriences in Manila.
The Curator Coffee and Cocktails
The Blind Pig
Niner Ichi Nana (full disclosure, one of mine)
A Toda Madre
Wildflour Bakery and Cafe
The Red Light (pop ups – full disclosure, one of mine)
Crisp on 28th (full disclosure, one of mine)
La Cocina de Tita Moning
UP Street Food
Palace Pool Club (full disclosure, one of mine)
Carlos Celdran Tours