Go on a Food Trip Date Without Leaving Your Home by Ordering From These Food Gems
Esquire Essentials on GrabFood: Mediterranean cuisine, Korean barbecue, and more!
The love month is here, and you’ll definitely want to celebrate it with your beloved. This could mean spoiling them with chocolates, flowers, and fancy gifts, or, if you’re feeling extravagant, hopping on a plane and flying out to countries you’ve been dreaming of visiting together.
If the latter is something you want to do this Valentine's but can’t, how about recreating a part of the trip in the comfort of your home? Imagine, rose petals beautifully scattered on the floor, romantic music playing in the background, a feast featuring your chosen country's cuisine, and a bottle of wine chilling in a bucket of ice.
To help you create this sweet moment, GrabFood curated a list of premium restaurants that can meet your high standards when it comes to both local and international cuisines. These are all available for delivery through the app, with some even offering Self Pick-up and Scan to Order transactions.
1| Mango Tree
Mango Tree is an award-winning Thai restaurant with branches all around the globe. Its menu includes authentic Thai dishes from Thailand’s four regions, with flavors often described as an artful balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy.
- Pad Thai with Shrimp
2| PAUL Boulangerie
If a Parisian dinner or brunch is more your style, try pastries and viennoiseries from this French restaurant. From crepes, quiches, and baguettes to eclairs and meal sets, PAUL Boulangerie's diverse menu will satisfy the romantic in you.
- UDSA Hanging Tender Steak
3| Salvatore Cuomo
Japanese-Italian Salvatore Cuomo is a celebrity chef with a collection of successful Italian dining concepts in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Shanghai, and Manila. In all of his restaurants, his signature dish remains to be the Napoli-style pizzas baked in wood-fired brick ovens.
- World Champion D.O.C Pizza
4| Sariwon Korean Barbecue
Sariwon offers zealous meat lovers a refined Korean barbecue experience — from its premium meats like the marbled Deung Shim Ribeye steak and Wagyu marinated in sea salt and spices to its wide array of sides.
- Woo Samgyup
- Doenjang Chiggae
Some say Italian fare is the ultimate comfort food, so what’s more comforting than pizza? For a relaxed yet romantic date with your beau, pop open some wine or craft beer and order a couple of brick-oven pizzas from Pizzulu.
- Black Mushroom Truffle Pizza
- Spinach and Bacon Pizza
- Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza
6| Single Origin
A locality's coffee culture says a lot about its people and the way they socialize — this is why checking out local cafes is a must-do when traveling. Explore the world through coffee by ordering Single Origin’s gourmet drinks made from specialty coffee beans from different countries. Don't forget to pair your drinks with scrumptious food, too!
- Peruvian Mocha Espresso
- Jack Daniel’s BBQ Baby Back Ribs
- All Meat Pizza
No romantic dinner is complete without sweets, so cap off your travel-themed date with a dessert from this homegrown shop. It’s a known fact that Filipinos love their sweets, and so Sugarbee made it its mission to create cakes, cupcakes, and other delicacies that will indulge the Filipino sweet tooth.
- Salted Caramel Chocolate Mini Cupcakes
8| Sunnies Cafe
If a huge part of your and your partner’s enjoyment when traveling is the hotel breakfasts and brunches, you will enjoy the intercontinental offerings of Sunnies Cafe. Their delivery menu includes mouthwatering meals, coffee, and cocktails that can help you recreate a fancy hotel brunch at home.
- Honey Garlic Chicken Bowl
9| Restaurant Tapenade
Discovery Primea’s Restaurant Tapenade is a go-to for those who want to take a gastronomic trip across the Mediterranean and beyond. Its menu takes you to Spain, Italy, and even the Philippines. This restaurant is known for offering delicious stone-baked pizzas, so definitely include one in your order.
- Margherita Pizza
10| The Grid
This curated dining hall is a haven for foodies eager to explore Asian and Latin American flavors. The Grid Food Market delivers a myriad of Middle Eastern dishes, Thai-Filipino recipes, Southeast Asian comfort food, and Mexican bites to your doorstep via GrabFood.
- Pad Thai Sharing Tray
- Beef Kebab Tray
11| The Wholesome Table
For couples who are also health buffs, The Wholesome Table is the restaurant for you. It offers fresh, organic, nutritious, and sustainable eats. Even better, they’re mouthwatering, too!
- Torched Salmon Bowl
12| Toby's Estate Coffee Roasters
Go down under to Australia — gastronomically, at least — by ordering coffee, breakfast favorites, bistro bites, and sweet treats from this Aussie coffee shop. Toby’s Estate has made a name for itself worldwide for serving premium, freshly brewed coffee to a discerning clientele.
- Iced Cookie Butter Latte
13| Maisen Tonkatsu
Maisen Tonkatsu brings the flavors of one of Tokyo’s finest katsu houses straight to the Philippines. The meal sets come with plenty of sides to enhance your katsu experience.
- Prawn Katsu Curry Set
- Tenderloin Katsu Set
14| Via Mare
Via Mare made its mark as a well-loved institution when it comes to Filipino cuisine. Known for its puto bumbong, bibingka, and pancit luglog, Via Mare offers traditional and innovative versions of Filipino recipes, making sure there’s something for everyone.
- Bibingka with Salted Duck Egg
- Puto Bumbong
Your ultimate neighborhood bistro, Wildflour’s offerings span multiple international cuisines — from French croissants to Korean-inspired kimchi fried rice and steak bowls to Filipino ensaymada. It also has soups, salads, mains, and pastries.
- Clam Chowder
- Grilled Kurobuta Pork Tomahawk
16| Wolfgang's Steakhouse
You can’t go wrong ordering the USDA Prime Black Angus beef or any other steak at this world-renowned steakhouse. Its meats are dry-aged for at least 28 days in special aging rooms and broiled until they're packed with flavor and juices.
- Roast Beef Plate
- Dry-Aged Beef and Vegetable Skewer
17| Yabu: House of Katsu
This proudly homegrown brand has kept people lining up for its juicy, panko-breaded meat cutlets since 2011. It has also delivered consistent quality through the years.
- Rosu Katsu Set
Go on a culinary trip with your loved ones by ordering from these premium restaurants on GrabFood. Check out more delicious food and drink options by reading the first, second, and third installments of the food delivery app’s curated list of premium restaurants.
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