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You must have read countless food crawl lists for your prospective Los Banos food trip. But as they are mostly the same, we did a more updated and tagged the hidden food gems this 2023 that you’d love to add to your food must-haves when you’re around Los Banos.
We also included a clickable map to help you navigate!
*Prices on this article are based on the prices when the article was written. Price and availability are subject to change without notice.
If you’re a student looking for something new to try or something that’s within your baon or you’re one of the alumni who wants to try something more beyond your usual go-to’s in your Los Banos food trip, you have everything you need to find on our blog. Watch out for more of our Los Banos recommendations by May!
While there are more to find around Los Banos, here are some of the hidden gems and best dishes and establishments that you need to try that are sulit at lasang uulit!
We also made a simple map for you at the end of the article.
O Moon Laksa
Start your Los Banos food trip with this an unforgettable taste of Macanese cuisine in Los Banos, make sure to visit Ō mōon Laksa. This food stop offers delectable dishes like their Five Spice Chicken, a masterpiece marinated in a blend of star anise, cloves, cinnamon, Sichuan pepper, and fennel seeds. You can also satisfy your cravings for warm, spicy, and flavorful soup with their laksa choices. Prices start at P129 for a solo plate, making it a great option for a food trip in Laguna.
Apart from their mouth-watering dishes, Ō mōon Laksa shares its space and kitchen with Barrio Cafe, which offers great pasta options to pair with your Five Spice Chicken. Bring a group of friends to explore their Macanese dishes together and don’t forget to try their P99 rice meals and scrumptious egg tarts. With a warm atmosphere, friendly staff, and commitment to quality, Ō mōon Laksa is the perfect destination for an unforgettable culinary experience.
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Imagine indulging in a plate of perfectly cooked pasta smothered in a luscious, creamy truffle sauce and topped with savory prosciutto slices. This Prosciutto Truffle Pasta from Barrio Cafe in Los Banos is a flavor explosion that will have your taste buds dancing with delight. The combination of the pasta, truffle sauce, and prosciutto creates a harmonious blend of textures and flavors. Priced at P229, this dish is a must-try for those planning a Los Banos food trip.
Not only does Barrio Cafe offer mouth-watering pasta dishes, but they also provide a friendly atmosphere, complete with Wi-Fi for those who want to work or study while enjoying their meal. Sharing the same space and kitchen with O Moon Laksa, it’s the perfect place to explore both Macanese cuisine and coffee options.
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Drip and Bites
Drip and Bites in Los Baños, Laguna, is the place to be for dark chocolate cookie lovers. Their chunky and soft cookies are filled with generous portions of chocolate, making them the perfect indulgence for snacking or sharing with friends and family. Priced at P60 per piece, these cookies are large enough for two to share, but as for me I won’t share it HAHA.
If you can’t make it to Los Baños, you can order from their Shopee store. To try before you buy, Drip and Bites offers free cookie samples on their stall for tasting. With ample parking available at Mercato LB and a pet-friendly area, it’s the ideal destination for your next Los Banos food trip.
In addition to their dark chocolate cookies, Drip and Bites offers a variety of scrumptious flavors, such as white chocolate and regular chocolate cookies. Visit with a group of friends to explore their different sweet options and share the goodness. Perfect for dessert after food hopping around Mercato, these chunky cookies are a must-try. Although Drip and Bites only has one stall, you can always order from their Shopee shop. Check their social media pages for updates on stall locations and offerings to make the most of your visit.
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Joe’s Ilonggo Inasal
Craving some delicious, homey chicken dish? If you’re craving for Mang Toto’s sadly they are no longer around but fortunately Joe’s Ilonggo Inasal in Los Banos is the perfect spot to satisfy that hunger. Conveniently located near Star Commercial and the paid parking area, this unassuming eatery offers perfectly cooked, juicy chicken inasal with their delectable garlic rice. Their prices are quite reasonable, with the Paa (thigh and leg) at P95 and the Pecho (breast and wing) at P99, making it a great option for a food trip in Laguna.
Not only is the chicken inasal amazing, but you can also try their other Filipino comfort food dishes. For an extra treat, pair your chicken meal with their grilled chorizo. With a simple and comfortable atmosphere, Joe’s Ilonggo Inasal provides an enjoyable dining experience where you can focus on savoring the delicious flavors. Don’t miss this on your Los Banos food trip list!
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Coffee Mariano Mobile
If you’re tired of overpriced, subpar coffee, give Coffee Mariano Mobile’s Spanish Latte a try for a delightful and affordable taste sensation. A Spanish Latte combines perfectly brewed espresso with a hint of sweetened condensed milk, creating a creamy, smooth, and delicious coffee that will transport you to warm Spanish nights. With prices ranging from P80 for a hot cup to P115 for a grande cold cup, you’ll enjoy high-quality coffee without breaking the bank.
Coffee Mariano Mobile offers more than just Spanish Lattes. With a variety of options from classic Americanos to refreshing iced coffee, this charming mobile coffee shop has something for everyone. Plus, they’re open to customizing your order to suit your preferences.
Don’t miss this on your Los Banos food trip at Halcon St., Batong Malake, Los Baños, Philippines, this open-air coffee spot is perfect for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up or a satisfying morning caffeine fix. Don’t forget to spread the word about this hidden gem!
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Liwayway Eatery – Laguna
Liwayway Eatery – Laguna is your go-to spot for a delicious Margherita Pizza when you’re in Los Baños or exploring food destinations around Laguna. A pop-up stall offering pastries, pasta, pizza, and bread, Liwayway’s Margherita Pizza is a memorable experience with its stretchy cheese and the perfect balance of basil, cheese, and tomato. Available only on select days (on their stall schedules) and currently priced at P280, it’s a must-try for foodies.
For parking, head to their Mercato LB stall, which boasts ample space for vehicles. Be sure to also check out their other scrumptious offerings, such as their doughnuts, toasts, and baos.
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Another standout dish at Liwayway Eatery is the Hummus Sourdough Toast, priced at P160. Made with artisan sourdough bread and topped with a mouthwatering combination of hummus, roasted tomatoes, eggplant, za’atar spice, pesto oil, and a light vinaigrette, this toast is sure to impress. Parking is conveniently available at Mercato LB, and the eatery is pet-friendly.
Keep an eye on Liwayway Eatery’s social media pages for updates on their stall schedule and locations, and be sure to sample their Margherita Pizza, Hummus Sourdough Toast, and other tempting dishes on your Los Banos food trip
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Micha’s Bakery in Los Banos, Laguna, is a must-visit spot for an authentic Korean Cream Cheese experience. Their Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread is filled with sweetened cream cheese and dipped in a savory-sweet garlic butter sauce. Priced at P100, this delectable treat is large enough to be shared by two or three people. Micha’s Bakery is a local favorite, especially among university students, and has even opened a nearby extension called Micha’s Kitchen and Commissary.
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Aside from their famous Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread, Micha’s Bakery offers a variety of pastries and delicacies like their Red Velvet Crinkles with Cream Cheese Filling. These mouthwatering treats consist of two red velvet crinkles filled with tangy, creamy cream cheese, creating a perfect balance of flavors and textures. Priced at just P25 per piece, these indulgent crinkles are sure to please anyone with a sweet tooth.
Make sure to visit both branches of Micha’s on your next Los Banos food trip so you can also check out what more you can bring as pasalubong!
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If you find yourself in Los Banos and are seeking an affordable yet satisfying meal, look no further than We Deliver. A nostalgic silog spot for UPLB alumni, this food stop is well-known for its delicious and wallet-friendly silog meals, with prices ranging from P25 to P85. From classic tapsilog to popular Filipino dishes like adobo and sinigang, We Deliver offers generous portions without compromising on quality and taste, making it a go-to place for students and budget-conscious diners.
Imagine getting something on your Los Banos food trip for just P25? Amazing right?
Not only do they provide an array of delicious meal options, but they also cater to the modern, busy student by partnering with the Order Ready App for convenient meal delivery. Keep in mind that We Deliver can get quite packed during lunch and dinner hours, but rest assured that the affordable, mouth-watering meals are well worth the wait.
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On your next food trip around Los Banos, Laguna, make sure to check out FelChie’s Cad Choco Handmade Ice Cream. This charming and cozy food stop is known for its delectable handmade ice cream, crafted with the freshest and highest quality ingredients.
Their artisanal approach creates a unique and unforgettable taste experience that will have you coming back for more. With a variety of flavors to choose from, you’re sure to find something that delights your taste buds.
FelChie’s offers a range of flavors, from classic Cadbury chocolate to more adventurous options like Real Durian, Oreo Cheesy, and more. Prices range from P148 to P399, and their serving sizes are perfect for sharing with friends. If you’re unsure which flavor to try, you can sample their smallest offerings before committing to a larger scoop. So, head over to FelChie’s in Los Banos and treat yourself to their indulgent, super creamy handmade ice cream!
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For bread lovers looking for a unique and delicious treat, Wildbreads in Los Baños offers the mouthwatering Rosas Croissant (now Rosas Supreme, same flavor, different shape). With a strawberry cream cheese filling that will leave you craving more, this scrumptious pastry is available only from Friday to Sunday, so plan your food trip accordingly.
To ensure you get a taste of this delightful treat, consider preordering or reserving online through their Facebook page or WhatsApp, as their bread tend to sell out quickly, especially during holidays.
Located near ample parking spaces in UPLB, Wildbreads is the perfect spot to start your Los Baños food trip. The bakery offers a variety of croissants, pizzas, and other breads, making it an ideal place to visit with a group to sample different offerings.
Wildbreads’ Rosas Croissant is a must-try, known for its freshness and superb taste. While the bakery’s storefront is open only on weekends, they sometimes set up weekend food stalls in Los Baños. To stay updated on their menu, check their Facebook page or inquire about their best-sellers. Give Wildbreads a visit and indulge in their delectable breads during your next Los Baños food trip!
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Hungry U, located in Los Baños, is a must-visit spot for those craving a delicious Pork Sisig meal. Situated in the Kalye Ekis Food Garage, this popular eatery has customers from Los Baños to Calamba raving about their mouthwatering sisig. With a scrumptious chili garlic pairing and a reputation for selling out early due to high demand, it’s best to reserve your meal ahead of time.
Currently priced at P105 for a solo sizzling meal and P150 for a sharing platter, Hungry U’s Pork Sisig is an absolute delight that’s worth every penny and deserving of multiple visits.
Parking is conveniently available at the nearby Robinson’s Los Baños underground parking (but they now have a P20 fee), and the food park is pet-friendly. Hungry U offers a variety of sizzling meals, burgers, and even liquor, making it an ideal place for a food trip with a group. Their pork sisig, made from liempo (pork belly) instead of the traditional pork face, pairs perfectly with Elbi Balay’s dishes for a complete food experience. To ensure you can savor this delectable dish, message Hungry U on their Facebook page or contact them via phone before visiting as these sisig meals run out even as early as 10 am!
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Elbi Balay, a popular food destination in Los Baños, offers a variety of creative Filipino dishes, including their best-selling Pinikas Meal. Established during the height of the pandemic in 2020,
Elbi Balay has become a go-to place for food lovers in the area. The Pinikas Meal features dried fish imported from Cebu, making it a unique and flavorful silog dish best enjoyed with spicy vinegar. Priced at P80 for a single meal and P190 for a platter serving 3-4 people, it’s a delicious and budget-friendly option worth multiple visits. Keep in mind that the Pinikas Meal isn’t always available, so be sure to contact Elbi Balay in advance to ensure you can try this tasty dish.
Located in the Kalye Ekis Food Garage, Elbi Balay offers ample parking at the nearby Robinson’s Los Baños underground parking. The eatery is also pet-friendly, making it a perfect spot for a casual food trip with friends, family, and even pets. With generous portions that can be shared between two or more people, their meals provide great value for money.
The Pinikas Meal is best enjoyed fresh and hot, so be sure to dig in right away. For a complete dining experience, pair it with a sisig meal from the neighboring Hungry U food stall. To get a taste of Elbi Balay’s delectable offerings, plan your next food trip around Los Baños and make sure to visit this delightful food park.
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Los Banos Food Trip Map and Guide
Below are two maps that you can use as reference when you want to find these hidden but truly worth it gems in Los Banos!
Now you’re ready for that ultimate Los Banos food trip!
Lopez Ave to Junction
Here’s a Google Map version of the Lopez to Junction guide map for your Los Banos food trip in case you need it:
Ruby St. Food Trip Map
Here’s another Google Map version of the Ruby St. guide for your Los Banos food trip in case you need it:
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