1. Thrive Vegan Pastries
Thrive Vegan Pastries makes 100% vegan & guaranteed cruelty-free homemade pastries that are sure to satisfy your cravings without any regrets because they are all healthy and good for the body! This bakery is proudly Filipino. Every ingredient is carefully chosen. They source from local farming industries from flour to cacao chocolate to fruits.
Their menu includes: dark chocolate chip, banana cake, raw energy balls, coffee banana oat muffins and a whole lot more! All their products are 50-80% less sugar than traditional pastries. They also have monk fruit extract sugar substitute for sugar-free options.
It is a slow-living inspired café that sees a more mindful and aware country/community in the future. They wanted to start with coffee which is one thing that _livslo believes we take for granted in our everyday lives.
As of the moment, _livslo brews cold brew concentrate in three sizes: 250ml, 500ml & 750ml all in reusable glass bottles. They use premium ethically-sourced Arabica coffee beans and have a variety of blends and single-origin in their carefully curated (and growing!) menu both local and international. With the concentrate, you can make your coffee drink however you like. Major bonus: everything is freshly roasted, ground and brewed!
DM them on Instagram or message them on their Facebook page, ask their menu and talk coffee with their friendly barista! If you ask, she’ll give you tips on how to make mixes for your cold brew and give suggestions on equipment and supplies.
3. Lining Pans
Lining Pans is a Pampanga-based bakery started by a woman who has a deep passion for baking. Every piece is definitely made with so much love!
It’s a growing patisserie and their menu consists of baked goods with fun names such as PB&O MY GOSH which is a set of peanut butter and oatmeal cookie dough balls with chia seeds coated in dark chocolate. How’s that sound like? Oh my mouth is watering already! They also have “ORIGINAL SIN”, “CAMPFIRE DELIGHT” AND “ORDINARY YOU”. Find out what they are made of on their Instagram at @liningpans!
4. El Union Coffee
This quaint coffee shop is something you shouldn’t miss when you go to the Philippines’ surfing capital of the North. It is definitely a crowd favourite because of their wide range of awesome drinks and treats such as their Dirty Horchata, Nitro Cold Brew and the War on Smores cookies. Thankfully, they have an LU exclusive delivery for some of their drinks. If you are in Surftown, check out their IG for updates!
For those who are missing El Union Coffee and the LU getaway vibes that comes with it, they take orders of your whole bean needs on their website 24/7. GOOD NEWS: they ship nationwide! Freshly roasted beans from La Union straight to your doorstep.
5. Project Vegan
Up and coming to grace the homes in the Metro is Project Vegan! Their goal is to normalize vegan alternatives one bite at a time. Soon they will introduce their compassionately handcrafted, over-the top donuts and much more!
Hang tight, get updates and follow them at @projectveganmanila on Instagram.
6. Brewtha Coffee
Started by a small group of friends, Brewtha Coffee brings you affordable & quality coffee beans from the farm straight to your coffee mug. You read that right so if you’re looking for the finest local coffee that doesn’t hurt the pocketses, this is it! Brewtha got you covered.
Brewtha teams up with pastry shops to offer special collaborative creations. With Thrive Vegan Pastries, they have Coffee-Banana-Oat muffin which is made with organic gluten-free oat flour, sweetened with sugar-free maple syrup and bananas, and caffeinated with (you know what it is!) Brewtha Coffee sourced from the Mountain Province. If you have a sweet tooth, they also have Coffee Drop cookies! This one is low in sugar but high in caffeine and balanced by a piece of dark chocolate for good measure.
Another collaboration is with @cookiesbycio on IG. They offer White Chocolate Latte cookies infused with Brewtha’s premium Sagada dark roast coffee beans. A sure treat after a long workday at home!
Satisfy your caffeine fix at home with Brewtha Coffee. You may order through the link on their IG page @brewthaco or through Lazada.