01 July 2015

Quezon City Food Trip on a P1K Budget

Quezon City has so many food trip destinations and one of my favorite spots are the UP, Teacher's and Sikatuna Village area.

For this particular food trip, we headed to the most talked and raved-about Maginhawa Street and also Malingap Street, Anonas Extension and V.Luna Extension. And what's best about the experience was that our working budget was Php1,000 only for 2 persons.

Curious with what we came up with? Check it out below!

54 Maginhawa St. Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 5334841
FB: Indonyaki
Hole-in-the-wall alert! Indonesian food in this small place.
Indonyaki Lumpia (Php 80.00), Seafood Canton (Php 75/single), free Soto Ayam soup
and Mango Gulaman (25.00)

Each one was so tasty! All are my favorites. And very affordable. Total spend was Php 200.00 including the tip.

Maginhawa St. Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 2121212
FB: Alfarsi Persian Grill
Small yet colorfully bright place with a relaxed vibe
This is the first time I encountered this - so many choices for my shawarma, etc.! Hot sauce, garlic herb, garlic original, garlic pepper  and garlic cheese. I tried each one and my favorite was garlic pepper for a mildly stronger taste and also garlic herb. Tasted pesto on it.
Keema Pie (Php 175.00)
Loved how delightful this was to eat. Very thin yet can carry the weight of all that ingredients on top. A fun twist to the crowd favorite, the Keema. Size was approximately 1 plate.
Combo Kebab (Php 140.00)
A combination of beef and chicken kebab with a portion of grilled onions and 1 whole slightly charred tomato. The chicken was better than the beef. 

G/F The Malt Terraces, Anonas Extension,
Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
(02) 7941392
FB: Twittea Sikatuna
My first try here was more than 2 years ago and I liked what I had back then but this time around, we shared one  Salted Caramel Bacon milk tea with cheese froth, but it did not quite hit the spot. Far from it, actually. I don't know how they included bacon in the name when clearly there's none there that I tasted.

But I do appreciate the staff/owner(?) who asked me how my drink was. I told him it was just ok and he said that they will try to improve. Hope they do.

This cost us Php 120.00.

121C V. Luna Extension,
Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
(0917) 5697590
FB: Cadence Burger Cafe
There's a new burger place in town! Snack Shack, Cadence Burger Cafe will give you a great run for your money!
Fire it up!
Ordered some for take-out for my family. On the left was the burger when I got home at night then rightmost was the next day. Still tasted very good except for the now-soggy vegetables.

Loved how the 1/4 burger patty was so thick with meat and how simple yet delicious it was. And best of all, Php 69.00 only for a Classic Burger (above). This is a must-try. Another good thing, since it's fairly new, there are no long queues yet!

Unit C, 168 Maginhawa St. cor. Mapagkumbaba St.
Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
(02) 4356191
FB: The Breakfast Bin
Quaint place they got here. A bit cramped but they do have seats outside too. But inside is good because it's airconditioned. So apt for the hot weather. 
What we had: Beef Tapa with 1 sunny side up egg and upgraded to talangka rice (Php 140.00 + Php35 for the rice upgrade) and extra 2pcs longganisa (Php 55.00) your choice whether garlic, sweet or 1 of each.

This simple breakfast bestseller was so good! Tapa's texture was very good and the longganisas were both delicious! So happy with the food. Will try their other items next time around. No frills just plain good food.

39 Malingap St. Teacher's Village, Quezon City
(02) 4411773
FB: Pi Breakfast and Pies
One of Malingap Street's treasures..Pi! Always packed with people. 
What I love here, aside from their food, is the end-of-day sale that happens after 8:00 pm daily. They slash selected breads at 50% off! Such a steal. My favorite Sticky Buns is regularly priced at Php 85.00 so I indulge with this.
So here are my food finds - Buy 1 Take 1 Sticky Buns and Brioche bread. These were taken home for me and my family. 

Epic, right? Every nook and cranny has their own hole-in-the-wall place that offers so much!

So my costs breakdown would depend on the food that we ate and not the items that I took home. Again, this budget is for two already.

Here is the list:

Winner, right? Give it a shot, you just might surprise yourself with your foodie explorations in these areas.

3 thumbs up!



  1. Cheap eats so nice ah! I have been to Maginhawa but never been to Malingap. Will check it out.


    1. Hi Mrs Martinez, Malingap is the new Maginhawa now. Lotsa choices.

  2. I soooo wanna try the kebab combo! I love Persian food. :)

    1. Hi Mamanee, me too. Even the simplest ones. =)

  3. I've always wanted to go here and have some awesome food trip! Too bad it's far from our place, so I'll really have to plan this!

    1. Hi Ava, go ahead and give it a try. It's good. =)

  4. Hi Lovelee, thanks for sharing this list. matagal ko na gusto pumunta sa Maginhawa, now I know where to eat :)

    1. Hi Kath, you are welcome. So many choices in this area. =)

  5. Wow, so many new restaurants to try! I am salivating over the Combo Kebab :)

    1. Hi Ruth, Al Farsi serves good food. Give it a shot. =)

  6. Sarap naman mag food trips sa mga restaurants na ni share mo...

    Try nyo din mag Pampanga food trip minsan. :)


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