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SM City Iloilo Food Crawl

Published Feb 15, 2023 10:00 am Updated Feb 15, 2023 4:06 pm

Are you wondering where you can find the best food places in Iloilo? Look no further. SM City Iloilo is the perfect hangout to enjoy a variety of homegrown Ilonggo and Panay dishes to suit every discriminating taste.

Sample a wide array of dishes cooked, prepared, and loved across several generations. You can also treat yourself to a long list of stores offering unique flavors for that whole new level of dining experience.

Main Mall 

Prince Baker, Lower Ground Floor

If you’re planning on treating your partner to the best pastries, tarts and macaroons in Iloilo City, then welcome to Prince Baker. More than just the traditional Bicho and choice bread, Prince Baker likewise serves snacks, a choice of their delectable coffee, and all-day breakfast and rice meals.

Food Hall and Food Court

Lazy Susan, SM Food Hall

If you and your partner are gastronomes in search for the finest Taiwanese feast, try Lazy Susan. It offers an amazing lineup of street food and signature entrées like noodles and bao. Its kitchen shows off a vibrant atmosphere that will surely catch your attention. Aside from its house favorite—Szechuan spicy noodles—you shouldn’t miss out on their other specials.

Abraham’s Chicken, SM Food Hall

Chicken lovers, you’ll surely fall in love with Abraham’s Chicken. Roll your tongue on some of their unique flavors: Korean Soy Sauce, Fried Bulgogi, Garlic, Honey Lemon, Dakgangdyong, and several others. While Abraham’s Chicken serves its traditional chicken meal with expected flair, it likewise offers burgers with the amazing Bundle and Family Package Meals, to say nothing of their best chicken wings.

Casa Ilongga. SM Food Court

Home of the original La Paz Batchoy, Casa Ilongga has been serving Filipinos with authentic Ilonggo cuisine for almost 40 years. What started as a small 8-table eatery now boasts of several branches nationwide. Casa Ilongga’s flavorful home-cooked dishes are something that you and your partner should try.

Breakthrough Restaurant, SM Food Court

Breakthrough Restaurant, as a traditional destination for mouthwatering Ilonggo dishes, definitely lives up to its name. From succulent seafood to vegetarian and vegan options, Breakthrough offers high-quality meals at an affordable price since the 1980s.

Scones and Clotted Cream by Mrs. Wharton, SM Food Hall

Indulge in the sweet and savory delights of Scones and Clotted Cream by Mrs. Wharton. This humble store is a hidden gem, serving tantalizing selections of pastries, cake slices, love boxes, and artisan desserts perfect as gifts for those you love. With no fixed menu, every day comes as a huge surprise. From heavenly cakes and tarts to soft cookies and, of course, scones, this spot is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Coffee Brewtherhood. SM Food Hall

If you’re thinking of having a peaceful and cozy date with your partner, then consider Coffee Brewtherhood’s offer of the warmth and comfort of home where every sip is a treat.

Coffee Brewtherhood strives to create a sense of belonging and good spirit through its delicious selection of cakes and sweets you can share with friends and family. Treat yourself to a warm and loving cup of coffee while you enjoy the company of good people at the place that feels like home.

SM Southpoint

Bistro Ocean City, Ground Floor

Fun dining is nevermore assured than in Bistro Ocean City. The menu features a wide variety of grilled meats and seafood, including the highly sought-after Filipino dish called "managat" (Red Snapper), steamed with soy and ginger sauce.

Whether you have a particular favorite or are open to trying new things, Bistro Ocean City has something tailored-fit for the discriminating diner. The lively atmosphere stands as an open invitation to join in the fun.

Ramboy’s, Ground Floor

Craving for some of the most flavorful Filipino dishes? Ramboy's is the place to go. Known for serving "Aklan's best chicken & liempo,” their menu features a variety of all-time Filipino favorites such as patatim, lechon manok, crispy pata, halabos na hipon, kinilaw na tanigue, kare-kare, calamares, sweet & sour pork, and more. Best of all, the portions are generous and the staff is welcoming and friendly.

Kusina Tsina, Ground Floor

Looking for a nostalgic culinary adventure? Kusina Tsina’s spectacular choices – from steamed siomai to the sweet and sour pork with lychee – will leave your taste buds craving for more. Not only is the food amazing, but the atmosphere is lovely as well.

The restaurant features Chinese decor which creates the air of a traditional Filipino-Chinese banquet reminiscent of Binondo in the early 80s. They have all the classic dishes we’ve come to know and love, such as pancit canton, asado, hamonado and camaron rebosado. You and your partner should not miss out on this fantastic dining experience.

Kurukape, Ground Floor

Unique in style and comfort, Kurukape’s minimalist concept will definitely charm singles and couples to try their distinctive blends of coffee products. Ilonggos are known for being coffee lovers and the popularity of Kurukape as a local coffee shop is a testament to this. 

Its menu features all-day breakfasts, pasta, sandwiches, sweets, and of course, comforting coffee. The peaceful and inviting vibe makes one want to stay a little longer and savor every sip of their brew. This is your chance to try the best coffee in town, so don't miss it!

SM Northpoint

Bread Basket, Lower Ground Floor

The trill of enjoying freshly-baked cakes and pastries is nevermore tempting than in Bread Basket SM City Iloilo. Their specialties, which include breads, pastries, coffees and teas, are perfect for big or small celebrations. Best of all, your choices come at an affordable price. Enjoy shared memories with your loved one at Bread Basket.

JD Bakeshop, Ground Floor

If you’re on a shoestring budget but wishes to impress your partner with some goodies, then check out JD Bakeshop. You can choose from a wide variety of topnotch breakfast meals, lunch meals, snacks, dinners, desserts and coffees. Their choice of bread and pastries are certainly worth every peso. JD Bakeshop goodies are also perfect as gifts and treats.

Nicolette Bakery + Café, Upper Ground Floor

Nicolette is a homegrown destination for foodies when you’re in SM City Iloilo. It offers some of the most mouthwatering, freshly-baked goodies, like bread, pastries and pizzas. The restaurant also serves all-day breakfasts and chicken, fish, pork and beef entrées. The warm and cozy atmosphere makes it a perfect spot to just chill, talk about life with your partner, and eat Iloilo’s best culinary delights.

Bluejay Coffee & Company, Upper Ground Floor

If you’re a hard-at-work young professional, then paying Bluejay Coffee & Company in SM City Iloilo a visit is like a dream-come-true. You can either work or chill with your partner or friends together with a serving of fruity coolers, smoothies, and all-day breakfast meals topped with their hot or cold brews. Not only will you have a perfect dining experience, you will surely have fun snapping pictures for Instagram within their homey, laidback and cozy interiors.

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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by SM City Iloilo.