What if eating your heart out could actually be a way to help others? Beyond (reluctantly) sharing your food to friends who always pick at your plate, you can actually support awesome local advocacies when you eat at certain restaurants.
Check out these 8 food spots that contribute more than just delicious grub. Take your hunger to any of these restaurants and help others be happy as you make your belly happy as well.
Aside from serving flavor-packed Mexican food, Mexicali also empowers women. They’ve partnered with The Breastfeeding Clinic to support the rights of breastfeeding mothers and to make them feel welcome in any branch of Mexicali.
7. Mabuhay Restop
Give your Pinoy pride a boost through a delicious visit to Mabuhay Restop. Along with well-executed Filipino food classics, this travel café slash museum promotes Philippine cultural heritage as well as love of God and country. Look forward to scrumptious homey dishes, exciting Filipino-themed shows and lots of great local souvenirs. 30% of Mabuhay Restop’s income goes to the poor communities of Gawad Kalinga, too.
6. Grace Park
GF One Rockwell Building, Rockwell, Makati City
Open everyday from 11am to 11pm
(02) 843 7275, 0917 5138945 | Facebook
Budget for two—P1,800
Grace Park is one of the pioneers of the farm-to-table concept, which is currently saturating the culinary industry. Behind Grace Park’s fresh, organic and flavorful dishes is their wonderful relationship with local farmers. They champion Pinoy cuisine and local ingredients despite their Italian-themed dishes, which was recently promoted through their regional cuisine series—Ivatan Flavors of Batanes.
5. Earth Kitchen
Lot 10 B-10 Katipunan Avenue, White Plains, Quezon City | (02) 577 9138, (02) 961 0572
Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Avenue, BGC, Taguig City | (02) 961 0572
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 9:30pm
Facebook | Website
Budget for two—P1,200
Here’s another farm-to-table restaurant that shows the advantages of supporting local farming in their mouthwatering dishes. Earth Kitchen has partnered with Got Heart Foundation, an NGO that promotes natural farming. Through this partnership, Earth Kitchen helps farming communities sustain their livelihood while producing a menu that’s always made from fresh, organic and all-natural ingredients.