Last updated on January 27th, 2023 at 09:44 pm
In this blog post we will tell you about the restaurants in Sagada and where to eat in Sagada! Check here to get a discount booking activities and resorts with Klook in the Philippines!
We had amazing time hiking, spelunking and of course trying local food in Sagada. From Sagada restaurants to street food. We already wrote our favorite Sagada tourist spots.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT SAGADA
Because Sagada is in the north, weather is much colder than those of the country’s cities and beach areas. The weather is one of the unique things to experience in the Northern provinces of the Philippines like Sagada, Banaue and Baguio.
Avoid going to Sagada from June to October because that is the rainy season in the Philippines. Although random rains could fall from any month. The best time to visit Sagada go from December to February for the cold unrivaled breeze with seas of cloud atop. You’ll surely love the views!
DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL IN SAGADA
For daily budget travel in food in Sagada. It will be little bit pricey comparing with other destinations in the Philippines. Local carinderias charge 120 PHP for a meal with rice. In most of the restaurants in Sagada will go from 150-250 PHP.
You can always go cheaper buying street food and barbecue around the town. Keep reading below where to eat in Sagada.
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Where to eat in Sagada: Restaurants in Sagada
1. LOG CABIN CAFE
We visited Log Cabin Cafe one of the most popular restaurants in Sagada. We tried burgers and sandwiches. During the weekends is popular the buffet at night for 400 PHP. One of the best places to eat in Sagada.
We tried burgers and coffee and it was great! It’s so cozy and we loved it the design.
2. Masferre Country Inn
Apart from local food in Sagada. You can also find pasta and pizzas. Rachel loves pizza and we tried in Sagada. Apart from the pizza we order pancit and it was delicious. It’s one of the most popular restaurants in Sagada.
3. Sagada Wine Bar
There is a very cheap wine refilling station in Sagada and if you’re into tasting wine, we’ve tastes some of the delicious sweets wines here made from grapes and wild berries.
A friendly lady will explain you more about the wines and you can buy them too! It’s not a place where to eat in Sagada but for sure you have to try their wines.
4. BANAS COFFEE
A multi-awarded restaurant for their coffee, Banas is one of the best place to try coffee which also sell their own lemon pies and coffee bans. You can try the unique Civet coffee in their shop too.
Civet coffee ha partially digested coffee beans gathered from the feces of the civet. This coffee has a very unique taste.
5. YOGHURT HOUSE
Yoghurt House is a must to try in Sagada. It’s popular because of the homemade yoghurt with strawberry. There are two floors and in the second one you can enjoy a coffee with a view. Apart from the yoghurt they serve Filipino dishes and Western food. It’s busy almost all the time.
6. French Crepes
French Crepes is a perfect place to get a dessert. It’s a small place but with a few seats to eat. When you pass by you will smell the crepes and you will see people waiting for them.
7. Kimchi Ramyun
A perfect place if you want to try Korean food. Since Korean food is becoming popular in the Philippines. It’s great to try noodles and soups. It’s located at the end of the town. You will see a sign in the entrance. They also serve Filipino food.
More Restaurants in Sagada And Where to eat in Sagada
8. Sagada Brew
Sagada Brew is located at the end of the town. The design is so cool and we tried their coffee and cake. It was delicious. But we didn’t try any meal there. But Filipino dishes are popular in this place.
9. Gaia Cafe and Crafts
It’s located outside the town close to Sumaguing Cave. You will have to walk 30-40 minutes to get there from the town. The design is so beautiful from outside. And from Gaia restaurant you will have a beautiful views of the rice fields. We took nice pictures with the drone from this restaurant.
10. Lemon Pie House
Lemon Pie House is one of the most popular restaurants in Sagada. It’s a must to try their Lemon Pie. It’s a two store restaurant located at the end of the town. Apart from the desserts they also serve regular dishes.
11. Salt And Pepper
Salt and Pepper is popular because of their longganisa and brown rice. It has two stores. And it’s also popular for Western food apart from the Filipino orders.
12. Strawberry Cafe
Strawberry Cafe is popular for their breakfast with yoghurt. It’s very close to Bana’s Coffee. The yoghurt is definetely a must food to try in Sagada.
13. WOODHOUSE RESTAURANT
If you go on a budget trying Sagada food. This is your place where to eat in Sagada! They offer meals starting for 100 PHP. It’s located close to the winery and you can see from the main street.
14. Sagada Bistro
The interior design is great in wood. Their pasta dishes are so popular. It’s busy in the weekends. You can see walking around the streets people having drinks outside the restaurant.
15. LOCAL CARINDERIA SAGADA
Of course apart from the restaurants in Sagada. We had to try local carinderias. The orders are generous and prices are going from 100-120 PHP with rice included. You can find them close to the market in Sagada.
More Sagada Food: Street Food in Sagada
Especially in the weekend with the Saturday Market in Sagada you can find different street food in Sagada. From burgers, lemon pies, vegetable, yoghurt, lumpiang and much more.
Take a look to Sagada food in the pictures below:
The most popular are Lemon pies in Sagada. But you can also find Chocolate pies. Prices of the pies as street food will be around 40 PHP. In the restaurants in Sagada will cost you around 100 PHP.
A Sagada speciality, this for of pork meat preservation has been passed down thru Sagada’s old generations.
Etag is the process of preserving meat through treating with salt, drying with sun, or smoking. Color of the meat is dark brown, with some white yellow parts for the fat color.
The taste can differ slightly depending on what form of preservation is used. And etag can be used as an additional ingredient to other dishes, like the very popular chicken dish, Pinikpikan.
Pinikpikan, another one of Sagada (or the whole Cordillera’s) main dish that has been passed down thru generations. It is quite controversial, although there is a lot to learn from a culture thru its food. is chicken cooked with coagulated blood.
It is one of the most controversial food in Sagada, because of the ritual-based way of cooking the chicken which is followed until now.
In short, to make the chicken tastier, it’s been beaten so that not a lot of blood is spoiled during the cutting process. This is one of the special dishes in Sagada, in addition to Etag, which are considered almost endangered.
Because of the weather in Sagada, lemons are easy to course which makes for a perfect reason to have Lemon Pie. These can be bought for less than a dollar per piece in local markets and local shops and as fast as we’ve tasted, they are very good.
If you’re into visiting restaurants to taste the delicacy, Lemon Pie House is the easiest place to taste lemon. Although we’ve heard a few stories that because of the high demand of lemon pies, that they started using concentrates, instead of pure lemon, but that remains to be tested by the people who actually visit there.
As far as experience goes, we’ve tasted the ones in the local markets and you can really taste the zing of the lemon – yum!
Another food to taste when in Sagada is their yoghurt, which are home made here. They sell it with different flavors and some specialty shops sell it with fruits. We’ve tasted with Pandan and Cookies and cream.
It’s not usual to find red cabbage in the Philippines. But in Sagada you will find a lot of them especially in the Saturday market.
This is a corn desert, steamed and flavored with milk and freshly grated coconut. It also comes with butter and salt and is served for deserts in the afternoon and can be found in the market in Sagada.
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