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.
Larcy’s Cupcakery Café
178 Aguirre Street, BF Homes, Parañaque City
(02) 478 2849 | Facebook
Open daily from 11am to 11pm
Date budget – P600
Unlike most of BF’s hole-in-the-wall food spots, Larcy’s Cupcakery Café will be hard to miss. Its girly, pink façade screams all things sweet, which makes it perfect for a date with your sweetheart. Although Larcy’s is famous for its cupcakes, the Pink Velvet most especially, they also have a great savory selection with pasta, sandwiches and rice meals.
And for the ultimate kilig, share their signature Frozen Hot Choco Velvet with bae over two straws in one glass.
256 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
0917 855 1063 | Facebook
Open daily from 4pm to 1am
Date budget – P750
Unwind and let-loose at this chill, funky Mexican Joint. Papi Chulo, translating to pimp daddy, is BF’s new al-fresco resto-bar that’s perfect for a fun and casual date. Down a few margaritas while gorging on tacos, quesadillas and burritos. Treat bae to an indulgent pulutan, and get the Truffle and Kesong Puti Elote. Watch out for their daily specials as well.
412 El Grande Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
(02) 501 7765 | Facebook
Open daily from 3pm to 12mn
Date budget – P500
Spiffy’s Grove is one of the metro’s first few craft cider joints. They pair that with seasonal, rotating grub, but there are two menu-mainstays that people keep coming back for. Try and fall in love with their jaffles, an Australian sandwich camping snack, and savory, non-Asian dumplings.
Artist’s Haven Café
190 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
(02) 825 8810, (02) 825 0691 | Facebook
Open daily from 10am to 8pm
Date budget – P800
How about adding a dose of culture as you satisfy your grumbling bellies? Here’s an excellent date location for art enthusiasts. Artist’s Haven Café is a residential home transformed primarily into an art gallery housing local artists. The owners converted a part of it into a café as well, which serves dishes cleverly named after artists.
Care for some Da Vinci Spaghetti or Native Sausage a la Juan Luna?
Any other sulit BF food spots we can take bae to? Share your favorites in the comments!