Siargao's Best: Food Crawl

July 5, 2018

As previously wrote, Siargao offers a cosseting sense of having everyone’s interests in place, as is also in catering to one’s palate. Seeing an arrival of tourists, both foreign and local, the island offers a variety of restaurants and cafés, satisfying all your Asian, Western, and Filipino cravings. As it is becoming a cradle of travelers from different origins, it is just right that the demands of topnotch finds and an amalgam of flavors should be realized to all journeyers, since, then again, tourist spots like Siargao come to be the frontiers to our country, creating a lasting impression to anyone holidaying in. It is not just a reflection of our country’s promises from its glossy campaigns, but also key to inviting and maintaining more visitors.

To make you even more cheered to consider Siargao as your next holiday destination, I’m rounding up some of the best places to delightfully dine in, to be sumptuously satiated, and to genuinely experience the island flavors of Siargao, far from the clichés of rural inconveniences or maybe the rugged paths you have to endure just to have decent meal. Worry not! All of these places are accessible through its local habal-habal and tricycles, available whenever one’s epicurean heart actuate.


Shaka

Get your morning fix with some healthful grubs. This humble hole-in-the-wall, just a few walks away from the famed Cloud 9 board, is hailed for its power bowls, a symphony of nutritious ingredients such as tropical fruits, granola, quinoa, coconut milk, yoghurt, among others. “The Healthy Alternative,” as it dubs itself, also offers smoothies, loose leaf teas, coffee, and fresh cold press juice, perfect for galvanizing breakfasts or after-surf snacks.

Kawayan Gourmand

If you want something French say for tea time or brunch, then Kawayan Gourmand got your back. This patisserie/boulangerie specializes on traditional French favorites. These include croissants, macarons, chocolatins, Paris-brest, and breads such as baguettes, ciabattas, and paninis. Also, they guarantee the freshness and the quality of their products through showcasing an open kitchen to their customers. Indeed, the place feels like a whale of time in Europe with the tropical island vibes.

Kermit Surf Resort and Restaurant

Another taste of Europe in Siargao is Kermit Surf Resort and Restaurant. The long lines of reservations speak for itself. A staple in the island food crawls, the pizzeria boasts its Filipino-Italian food fares. These include their crowd-favorite salads, pastas, sea foods, sandwiches and wraps, and pizzas of different takes (i.e. magherita, prosciutto, marinara, Hawaiian, vegetariana, tonno e cipolla). One also has the liberty to make their own pizza, from choosing the base to picking a variety of toppings and made even more special by their traditional pugon oven. These are best coupled with their available wines and spirits.

Bake Siargao

This another breakfast haven is a sure-hit to top one’s Instagram gaming. An added plus to its A score is a high chance of catching Miss Universe 2016, Rachel Peters, as she owns the place. Have your fill of freshly baked goodies, all-day breakfast meals, and pleasantly brewed caffeinated drinks. With its perky and spick-and-span ambiance, nothing beats the solace this café invites you to.



If truth be told, Siargao still needs a lot of improvement when it comes to fulfilling the gastronomic needs of the rowdy influx of tourists. As experienced first-hand, during the previous Holy Week and at the height of the Boracay closure, shortages of food supplies in many restaurants were experienced. But this paradise is still a young contender from all the members of the roster. It still have its own time and own pace to flourish. Nevertheless, this, itself, truly makes Siargao infrangible and irreplaceable from its novel form.

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