8 More Excellent Places for Post-Workout Grub
By Therese Aseoche
An intense workout calls for a good, filling meal to speed up recovery and give you that definition you’ve been working so hard to get. So stock up on protein and nutrients and pig out responsibly at these post-workout food joints.
8. Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza
Bautista Corner Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
(02) 7798192, 0917 964 5339 | Facebook
Open Monday to Thursday from 11am to 10pm, Friday to Sunday from 11am to 10:30pm
Budget for two – P800
Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza boasts fresh ingredients and well-prepared wheat-based pizza offerings you can munch on without overwhelming you with guilt. Its flavors are suited well for the Filipino, especially with its homemade pizza sauce. If coming in after a morning exercise, order the SMEGG pizza – sausage, mushroom, egg, and Gouda.
7. Plaza Café
Corinthian Plaza, 121 Paseo De Roxas, Legaspi Village, Makati City
(02) 625 0305 | Facebook | Website
Open Monday to Friday from 7am to 2am, Saturday from 9am to 2am, Sunday from 9am to 5pm
Budget for two – P700
Whether it’s in the early morning or late in the evening, Plaza Café is open to serve you delicious salads and sandwiches. Your best bet would be the New England Classic Panini – turkey, cheddar cheese, granny smith apple, and honey mustard on cranapple bread.
6. Earth Kitchen
Lot 10 B-10 Katipunan Avenue,White Plains, Quezon City
(02) 577 9138, (02) 961 0572 | Facebook | Website
Open every day from 11am to 9:30pm
Budget for two – P1,200
You healthy living die-hards can get your organic fix at Earth Kitchen. The urban-rural indoor garden vibe with refreshing interiors is enough to relax the senses. Satisfy your hunger with soft tacos, the Beef Kebab meal, or fresh homemade pasta.
5. Burger Company
Scout Reyes Corner Mother Ignacia Avenue, Paligsahan, Quezon City
(02) 246 9069 ext:201 | Facebook
Open every day from 11am to 10pm
Budget for two – P650
Don’t let it be said that burgers are an absolute no-go post-workout. When consumed in small servings and without the greasy toppings, burgers make for a good muscle-recovery meal. Try Burger Company’s Cheese Classic or American Classic, or opt for the chicken variant.