As you probably now by know, Davao is the Philippines' fruit basket and since there's an abundance of fruits, I have just been eating mostly fruits and Bankerohan Fruit Market has become my go-to place. So I don't find it as difficult anymore to find food.
But for all those who want to eat cooked food or still transitioning to veganism or vegetarianism, I hope this list helps you.
The maps are available on Happy Cow website (www.happycow.net) if you are having trouble finding the place.
Also, if you are a foreigner who can't speak the dialect in Davao, I had these cards 'Ako ay Vegan' / 'I am Vegan' cards printed and they are available at The Vegan Dinosaur, Happy Veg'z, Golden Vegetarian Eatery and Vegan Hygienic Foodhaus.
I will post reviews of each as soon as I can. For now, do check them out yourselves.
Vegan Restos / Eateries
- Vegan Hygienic Foodhaus
(Ecoland; amazing pizzas, by the way!)
- Golden Vegetarian Eatery
(Pichon Street; For very affordable vegan eats)
- Kong Ai Vegetarian
(Magsaysay Ave., - if into mock meats and/or Chinese dishes; awesome buns!)
- The Vegan Dinosaur
(Ruby Street, Marfori Heights)
Vegetarian / Vegan Friendly Places
- Happy Veg'z
(Near People's Park; can't miss this, ask for dairy-free/vegan options)
- Tsuru Japanese Restos
(Two locations - Abreeza Mall & across the road from People's Park; Just ask for their vegetarian menu)
- Wynward Vegetable Garden (Organic Vegetables)
(At the back of Abreeza Mall)
- Army Navy
(Abreeza Mall; vegetarian burrito - garlic aioli not vegan)
- Gelato on the Road
(3rd floor Gaisano Mall of Davao, Roxas Night Market & Victoria Plaza; they have atleast 4 vegan icecream flavours - durian, taro, jackfruit & almond chocolate)
* Most Filipino restaurants can veganise if requested (i.e Kuya J, Mesa, Hukad)
** Also, fruits are no problem as they are abundant during the season from July to December. But starting November durian & mangosteen prices are increasing slowly).
Questions? Please feel free to contact me.