Tuesday, August 23, 2016


I’ve never been a hardcore wanderer but if I did become one, food exploring in different countries would be at the top of my priority list. I think being a food vagabond would definitely be a life goal because to put it simply—food is life. Amazingly, I had the chance to try out dishes from around the world with a restaurant that carries the persona of a true vagabond.

Along the corner of Scout Torillo resides a restaurant that matches its rustic vibe with an amazing pool of dishes. Vagabonds Artisan Comfort Food, as the name implies, serves food that is both artistic and accommodating to its customers. It’s the restaurant where your food travelling dreams can come true.

When I was contacted by The Maine Concept Creative Agency to style the restaurant’s dishes, I knew I had to accept their proposal. Aside from the free food that was waiting, (okay, I had to admit that, lol) I was excited to see what the restaurant had to offer.

The shoot started at 7am and I tinkered with the food layouts with the best of my abilities (I’ll write a separate blog post about it so stay tuned). When the dishes were served, the concept of Vagabonds was smoothly solidified for me.

I think the highlight of Vagabonds is that it serves unique dishes with good portioning at a reasonable price. Their concept of serving comfort food that took inspiration from different places all over the world carries an excellent message to all those that experience the dishes.

I had a fun time admiring the effort of the chefs to showcase a wide selection of dishes. I'm not well versed in the culinary scene but just by looking at the dishes, I knew that each one was inspired from different countries. It's quite the refreshing selection aside from the staple Filipino cuisine.

Each dish takes you on a journey around the world ranging from Asian to Western Cuisine. The names are also unique, you get to enjoy dishes like Southern American Steak, Asian Chicken Salad, Chelsea's Fish & Chips, Boracay Chori Burger, John Wayne's Porkchop, and many more!

Aside from the culinary journey, Vagabonds generously offers large servings. Each dish is generously splattered with specific ingredients like minced bacon, parmesan cheese, or paprika. My meal plan was literally broken because I had to try all the dishes. I honestly felt like a winner after the shoot. Kudos to an extremely content belly!

I had the pleasure to try out Vagabonds' The Belgian Wanderer Wings. It's a mix of chicken wings and Belgian chocolate. The combination might sound off but all that changes when your taste buds get to experience this unique dish. The chicken wings are evenly cooked with Belgian chocolate; the combination is drizzled with Spanish Paprika to add a subtle spicy flavor.

I'm an extremely big fan of Peanut Butter and Jam! So when I saw that Vagabonds had conceptualized a PB and J burger, I knew I had to try it. That's sweet and savory for you!

Vagabonds Artisan Comfort Food also offers coffee and cakes. It's definitely a restaurant with a flexible selection.

Just when you thought it was over, surprise! My shoot ended with a milkshake party. If you're a green tea lover like me, you have to try the Matcha Milkshake.

I guess when you simplify Vagabonds Artisan Comfort Food, aside from the unique concept, it's a place where you can enjoy with your family, friends, and your date. The calm and rustic restaurant replicates a Mediterranean haven where people go to in order to relax and to eat good food. 

With Vagabonds, it's definitely a palatable journey.

Vagabonds Artisan Comfort Food

#34 RGI Building, Sct. Limbaga cor Sct. Torillo, 1103 Quezon City, Philippines
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Social Media
Facebook | @vagabondsartisan

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