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See How Locavore Serves Up Filipino Favorites Safely

Enjoy Filipino food with a twist—minus the worry!

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | January 01, 2022
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Locavore Kitchen and Drinks offers Filipino food with twists.

Images: @locavore.ph

Every foodie knows that countries are tied to certain dishes. For instance, when you think of Japan, you’ll instantly think of ramen and sushi. Meanwhile, a mention of Italy will have you thinking of pasta and pizza. And when the Philippines is brought up, most will think of adobo.

But adobo is just the tip of the iceberg; Filipino cuisine offers more. One of the restaurants that best proves this is Locavore Kitchen and Drinks, which features various dishes catering to different taste buds. Good news for foodies: you can visit all of Locavore Kitchen and Drinks branches for dine-in! But before you go, read the implemented safety measures below to enjoy your dine-in experience.


Offering Old Favorites With New Twists



Locavore Kitchen and Drinks: Enjoy Filipino Favorites Safely, adobo

You can take home their best-selling dishes in frozen or ready-to-cook packages.

Image: Lacavore Kitchen & Drinks Facebook page

When you look at the restaurant's menu, you’ll instantly see familiar Filipino food dishes that locals love. But these aren’t your traditional ulam (viands). The food prepared by the resto’s co-owner and chef Mikel Zaguirre features unique twists from appetizers to desserts,. An example would be the sizzling sinigang (tamarind soup) which uses gravy and fried oysters. As of writing, the restaurant offers limited items on the menu due to the pandemic.

When it comes to the interiors, Locavore Kitchen and Drinks has a simple yet warm ambiance. The interiors vary per branch, but they all have the same feeling of coziness. Each branch features pieces of furniture made of wood and metal accents, giving the place a modern-industrial look. Glass windows provide natural lighting during the day, while industrial lights light up the restaurant at nighttime. Currently, the resto has branches in Kapitolyo, BGC, Eastwood, Quezon City, Pasay City. You can also have their favorite dishes delivered to your doorstep. You may order through Lalafood, Grabfood, Pick.a.roo, and https://bXTRAoutlet.delivery.


Safety Protocols of the Restaurant



Locavore Kitchen and Drinks: Enjoy Filipino Favorites Safely, Metro Manila

Their employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to provide a safe and healthcare setting.

Image: Lacavore Kitchen & Drinks Facebook page

Ever since dine-in has been allowed in Metro Manila, restaurants such as Locavore Kitchen and Drinks adopted strict safety protocols in the restaurant to ensure the safety of their customers. In their Facebook post, the Filipino resto listed their dine-in safety protocols, which are as follows:

• A “No mask, no entry” policy is enforced.
• Diners will be required to fill out a health declaration form.
• Guests’ temperatures will be taken upon entry.
• All branches have limited seats available.
• Disinfection mats, rubbing alcohol, and hand soaps are provided in all branches.
• All branches (kitchen, furniture, dining ware, kitchenware, and other tools and equipment) are disinfected regularly.
• Locavore uses “SantiBac” (sanitation bacteria) in disinfecting their restaurant. Santibac uses a 100% plant-based, non-toxic solution infused with tea tree oil. Lab tests showed that the solution could kill H1N1, HIV, Hepatitis B, Norovirus, and Rhinovirus. ⠀
• Signages and markers are placed to serve as reminders for social distancing and proper hygiene.
• Employees and staff have undergone rapid testing, COVID-19 vaccination, and frequently monitor their health status.

As of November 2021, Lacavore only accepts fully vaccinated guests who wish to dine in. Customers should present their vaccination cards; otherwise, they will occupy the resto’s al fresco dining area.

Operating Hours:
Kapitolyo: Monday to Sunday; 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
S’Maison: Monday to Sunday; 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
BGC and Eastwood: Monday to Thursday (9:00 AM to 9:00 PM); Friday (9:00 AM to 11:00 PM); Saturday (7:00 AM to 11:00 PM); and Sunday (7:00 AM to 9:00 PM)


You can safely get a bite of your old favorites during the new normal with these health protocols and measures. Go to Yoorekka Magazine for more restaurant recommendations in Metro Manila!


Stay safe as you dine in! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. For now, keep safe!


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on September 02, 2020.


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About Denisse Shawntel Tan
Denisse Tan is currently a work in progress: she’s an aspiring writer, artist, and fashion designer! She’s trying to figure out how to manage her time in achieving all of her goals while also taking in life as humanly possible. Aside from art, she’s a big fan of the color pink, disco music, Bratz dolls, and Genshin Impact. By age 35, she plans to travel to New York City 🗽.
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