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Dining Delight: Ready To Go Entirely Meatless This Lent—And Beyond? Here Are A Few Resto Options!

Dining Delight: Ready To Go Entirely Meatless This Lent—And Beyond? Here Are A Few Resto Options!

The Lenten Season is marked as a period of reflection for Catholics all over the world. For us Filipinos, there are a lot of traditions that we follow in keeping up with the most solemn time in the liturgical calendar. One of the popular spiritual exercises is abstinence from meat and any items made from meat. And while a whole lot of Manila residents have left for their Holy Week destinations, the rest of us who chose to stay here have found some refuge in our favorite restos offering meatless options to last us this this week—and beyond!

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Max’s rice bowls

For all you rice lovers out there, Max’s Restaurant offers a variety of rice bowls. Seafood Kare-Kare (PHP 249), Sweet & Sour Fish Fillet (PHP 149), and Chopsuey (PHP 169) are obvious Pinoy faves, but why not try one of Max’s house special, the Max’s Spicy Tofu (PHP 169)?

Yellow Cab's Lentend Bundle

There are things we must sacrifice in this time of reflection but for the carb loving folk in us, pizza isn’t one of them. From April 12 to 21, you can munch on Yellow Cab’s Lenten Bundle, which includes a “10” Roasted Garlic and Shrimp Pizza, a “10” Four Cheese Pizza, a large Shrimp Alfredo Pasta and a large Pesto Pasta—all for PHP 999. A steal, right?

Pancake House's set meals

There’s a lot you can partner with a pancake or two, and Pancake House has some of the scrumptious seafood specials offered for those who want a homey dining experience. You can choose from Pan Seared Fish Fillet served with tomato salsa, brown rice pilaf and side salad, or Fish Rolls with a healthy twist to Asian spring rolls. They’re served with plain rice and mango salsa. You can avail of these two set meals for PHP 399!

I’M Hotel’s The Common Good Food Playground

If you and your family want a more diverse dining experience, be sure to drop by The Common Good Food Playground. It features nine different concepts of various international cuisines. It’s open for breakfast and dinner for all the buffet lovers out there! You may also try their ala-carte selections for non-meat items, like the Green Egg Sandwich (PHP 290+), Prawn Masala (PHP 320+), and Toast Mango and Match (P190+).

Greenwich's Tuna Lasagna

You might not be able to eat your favorite beef lasagna this Lenten Season, but Greenwich sure knows how to put a twist to their hit recipe! You’ll love the new Greenwich Tuna Lasagna Supreme that is packed with essential nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids in its juicy tuna chunks filled. It has its signature cheesy red sauce with just the right kick of zing! For a limited time, you can try this lighter alternative from March 15 until May 31, 2019.

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