BF Parañaque Edition:
By Shen Mascariñas
Northerners, meet the Kapitolyo of the South. Look forward to the distinct charm of BF’s obscure and hole-in-the wall finds. Coursing through its narrow streets, challenging parking and condensed stores is a food adventure with bae that’s totally worth it. After all, winner grub plus a cool vibe is a combo that’s sure to please.
Add budget-friendly to that, and you might even make BF your new couple hangout. Start with these 8!
252 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
0956 805 3676 | Facebook
Open Monday to Saturday from 4pm to 1am | Sunday from 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Date budget – P700
Get to know each other better over the winner combo of unli-wine and tapas. At Picada Tapeo, you can do that without breaking the bank and while savoring the place’s effortlessly-romantic vibe. If you’d prefer a Spanish feast, however, their Paella Negra and Lengua Estofado will not disappoint.
55 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
(02) 519 7097 | Facebook
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 10pm
Date budget – P800
This bright, homey bistro serves soul food that’s indulgent and comforting. Bamba Bistro’s Chef Tina Legarda puts delicious and often sinful twists on staples like salads and classics like banh mi. A prime example of that is the must-try Le Cochon Sliders with crispy pork belly, cabbage slaw, wonton chips and eel sauce.
858 Tropical Avenue, BF International, Las Piñas City
(02) 776 4388 | Facebook
Open daily from 11am to 2pm, 5pm to 11pm
Date budget – P950
Here’s your chance to experience Coron and El Nido’s Italian culinary gem. Trattoria Altrove’s first branch outside Palawan has set sails in BF, where you can enjoy its elegant ambiance and authentic Neapolitan brick-oven pizza.
Create your own pizza with bae by choosing from a plethora of toppings to go with a Margherita base. Pasta-lovers, true carnivores and those with a sweet tooth will find plenty of delicious options here, too.
Spoon Eat + Drink
Unit 1A, 319 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
0917 521 0612 | Facebook
Open daily from 4pm to 12mn
Date budget – P900
Spoon Eat + Drink is a quaint and cozy restaurant inspired by Brooklyn, New York, which means almost every corner will probably make it to your Insta-feed. It’s the passion project of a banker turned home cook, with hearty meals that her family adores as its scrumptious offerings.
The bestsellers are the Chicken Peri Peri, Osso Buco and Eggplant Parmigiana. Try their Italian sodas as well.