Where to Eat


In a world where dietary choices increasingly align with personal health and environmental sustainability, vegan restaurants never fail to make it to the search list of foodies. When looking for good places to eat in La Union, the province doesn’t disappoint. Fortunately, La Union also stands out as a haven for plant-based food enthusiasts. 

Whether you’re a dedicated vegan, a curious food explorer, or seeking a healthier dining alternative, La Union’s vibrant vegan scene is ready to captivate your taste buds with its innovative, cruelty-free offerings. So, if you’re living in La Union, residing nearby, or regularly going on healthy food trips to give your palate a different taste experience, bookmark this compilation of the best vegan restaurants in La Union.

Restaurants are presented in no particular order.

  1. Buhay Gulay

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Adobo flakes, sisig, and bopis – classic Filipino viands. Take one bite and your eyes will widen with delight. These dishes don’t have an ounce of meat in them. They’re all made with mock meat that Buhay Gulay owners, Julienne and Alger make themselves. 

Buhay Gulay’s bestseller is their vegan barbecue. Their barbecue is made of wheat flour, made even more authentic with their recipe of Filipino-style BBQ sauce. It’s sweet, smoky, and meaty without the carbs and fats. 

Their viands are available in 2 serving sizes: solo for 1 person costs 99 pesos, and full size for 2-3 persons costs 179 pesos.  

AddressMain Branch:7 Mac Arthur Hwy Lingsat, San Fernando La Union, Philippines
Second branch:
Port San Juan, Urbiztondo
Operating HoursHQ: 11 AM – 2 PMPort San Juan: 11 AM – onwards (closing times vary)
  1. Wafflejoint

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Your days of guilty snacking are over. Wafflejoint’s waffles give you the satisfaction of enjoying their meat-free, egg-free, and dairy-free waffles. If you’re craving a sandwich, try their Chick’n Waffle Sandwich or Hickory BBQ Sandwich. 

If you need a dessert to give you a sweet ending to your meal, their Cacao Hazelnut and Cookies and Cream waffles are decadent without being overpowering. Waffle Joint also has Lemon Lavender waffles if you want something sweet that is out of the ordinary. 

AddressCircle Road, Urbiztondo, San Juan
Operating HoursThursday to Sunday9 AM to 1 PM and 4 PM to 8 PM
  1. HariBowl Vegetarian Kitchen

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Step into a haven of plant-based delights at this vegetarian restaurant, where a diverse array of Asian and Filipino dishes grace the menu alongside plant-based frozen foods and supplements. Some of the best-sellers of HariBowl Vegetarian Kitchen are chicken inasal, siopao, and nachos – meat-free and guilt-free!

AddressJunester Bldg, MacArthur Hwy, Lingsat, San Fernando La Union,
Operating HoursMonday to Sunday10 AM to 5 PM 
  1. Seabuds La Union

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La Union has its fair share of vegan restaurants. But, you know what’s better than eating healthy food? Enjoying vegan dishes while relaxing at the beachfront. Seabuds has the perfect spot if you’re looking for a place to nourish your body and rest your spirit.

Their rice bowls start at 279 pesos and include tofu scramble and garlic brown rice served in generous portions. They also have beetroot hummus and pesto sandwiches that are tasty and healthy. 

Their smoothie bowls are a kaleidoscope of colors and flavors, crafted with ingredients that burst with natural sweetness. Seabud’s menu also offers oat milk and vegan cookies for a light snack.

Address238 Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union, 
Operating HoursMonday to Sunday8 AM to 5 PM
  1. Nourished Elyu

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Rice-topping bowls hit that spot whenever you want a quick but satisfying meal. Nourished Elyu doesn’t just give you meals, they give you guilt-free rice bowls! Take your pick from their plant-based sisig, lechon kawali, siomai, and ribs. 

To ensure you get your daily dose of fiber, their smoothie bowls or refreshing drinks will help you meet your dietary needs while powering you up for a busy day. Whether it’s your comfort food or drink, Nourished Elyu has the comfort you need. 

AddressPort San Juan, San Juan, La Union, 
Operating HoursMonday to Sunday10 AM to 9 PM
  1. Makai Bowls

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Enjoy your smoothie bowls on another level with a cozy ambiance and sea view. Inspired by Hawaiian acai-based smoothies, Makai Bowls brings a healthier way of snacking to La Union locals and tourists. 

If you’re looking for a light and refreshing option for your surf session, go for the Beach Break green smoothie bowl with spinach, banana, mango, pineapple, spirulina, and coconut water. For a more familiar taste in your first smoothie bowl experience, indulge in the Carille chocolate smoothie bowl, banana, peanut butter, cacao, maca, coconut oil, coconut milk, and honey.

AddressThe Great Northwest Philippine Travel Stop & Viewing Deck, San Juan, Philippines
Operating HoursMonday to Sunday10 AM to 9 PM
  1. Curo

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Do you know what every foodie’s dream is? An IG-worthy restaurant that serves delicious food! Curo La Union gives you fusion food that brings together a medley of tastes. They are highly praised for their brunch sets, especially their Curo Vegan Breakfast – sweet potato hash with sauteed mushrooms, mixed vegetables, and vegan cheese.

Their coffees are also a must-try – the perfect partner to their breakfast sets. Try their iced Granola Latte, Hojicha Latte, or Einspanner. These beverages are the perfect pick-me-up drinks!

AddressCurbside Villa, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union, Philippines
Operating HoursMonday to Sunday7 AM to 9 PM
  1. Little Canggu

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Little Canggu brings Bali to La Union with its Balinese fusion food. After all, it is named after a coastal village in South Bali.  Their Mie Goreng features homemade noodles perfectly fried with fresh vegetables, and mushroom balls garnished with cucumber and tomato. The skewered Tempeh Satay, coated in a rich peanut satay sauce, offers a perfect blend of nutty and savory notes. Their Nasi Goreng includes a tasty twist – Vigan longganisa. 

You can always ask them to remove the egg from your order.

AddressPentecostal Compound (beside Flotsam and CleanBeach), Urbiztondo, San Juan, Philippines
Operating HoursMonday to Sunday (closed on Tuesdays)9:30 AM to 8 PM
  1. Coco Mama

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Ice cream that is vegan, lactose-free, non-dairy, gluten-free, and has a low glycemic index. Sounds like a dream, right? Coco Mama makes it possible not only for people visiting Boracay but also for those in La Union.

Coco Mama’s ice cream achieves a perfect harmony of sweetness and creaminess, boasting a soft and rich texture. The crunchy pinipig topping makes their ice cream more delightful.

AddressMacArthur Highway (Manila North Road), Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union
Operating HoursMonday to Sunday10 AM to 11 PM
  1. Kermit

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If you’re planning a date in La Union, make sure it’s at Kermit. They are well known for serving mouthwatering pizza and pasta and amazing cocktails. Their Vegan Pizza has a thin, crisp crust topped with thinly sliced zucchini,  artichokes,  sweet bell peppers, and mushrooms. Crowned with a generous handful of fresh arugula, the pizza receives a final touch of peppery freshness. 

Let the delectable Vegan Pizza be your passport to an unforgettable dining experience.

AddressThe Great Northwest, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union
Operating HoursWednesdays4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Thursday to Monday11:30 AM – 2:00 PM4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The compilation of these 10 vegan restaurants in La Union reflects the growing global trend towards healthier and more sustainable dietary choices. From mock meat classics to guilt-free waffles, these restaurants provide many options for those seeking a healthier lifestyle.

It’s encouraging to see various options available for those who embrace a vegan lifestyle, promoting personal health and contributing to environmental sustainability.