Cheap Places to Eat At When You're Traveling From Manila to Ilocos Norte

Taking a vacation to a faraway place is a thrilling adventure but if you’re on a budget then the last thing you would want to do is spend more money on food on the way to your destination. It can be a challenge to find food joints that serve cheap but delicious food especially if you’re unfamiliar with the place.

Unplanned trips like ours can be fun but can also be a hassle especially if you’re on a budget like us. Searching for places that serve cheap but good food can be time-consuming which is why I want to share with you the restaurants we discovered that are perfect for the budget traveler.

Our trip is from Manila to Ilocos Norte. Read about Baby Q's First Beach & Road Trip to Ilocos Norte.


Foodies on a Budget will love: Free Iced Tea & Unli Rice Meals for P88. Free Soup.

What we ordered: Sweet & Sour Fish Fillet Meal P88, Chicken Inasal P88, Arroz Caldo P40 Fried Lumpia P12 & Pork BBQ P15.

Food to try: Fish Fillet, Soup & Arroz Caldo

Address: Bagong Nayon, Doña Remedios Trinidad Hi Way, Baliuag, Bulacan. It's near NE Bodega Supermarket and in front of Baliuag Recreation Center Bowling Center.

Opening hours: 10am-10pm (closed every Monday)

Read my Baliwag Ihaw Plaza Review.


Foodies on a Budget will love: All day Filipino breakfast meals with free brewed coffee or iced tea for P89.

What we ordered: Longsilog P89 & Tocilog P89

Address: Monglo, Benguet near Baguio City.

Contact: 0915 402 0282


Foodies on a Budget will love: Affordable Ilocano dishes.

What we ordered: Pochero P75, Sinanglao P75, Chicken Afritada P70, Estofado P70, Halo Halo P50, Banana P15, Rice P15 & Sago't Gulaman P30.

Address: 39 A. Reyes St, Vigan City, 2700 Ilocos Sur.


Foodies on a Budget will love: Wide variety of cheap dishes. Free bulalo soup (just the soup not the meat).

What we ordered: 2 beef bulalo - total of P110, 3 vegetable dishes P30 each, 1 fish dish P40 & 3 rice P10 each.

Food to try: Beef Bulalo

Address: MacArthur Highway, Poblacion Central, Sison, Pangasinan, La Union in front of Victory Liner Inc.

During our trip, we tried three other restaurants but two of the restaurants were a bit pricier while the other was not that good so I ended up not including them on my list.

In Vigan, we found some really delicious sugarcane juice which I ended up going back to order again. Of course, getting some Empanada is a must. Read about my Manila to Ilocos Norte Food Trip.

I was also searching for some local delicacies and we stumbled upon Irene's Native Delicacies. The Special Tupig was really delicious.

What we ordered: Special Tupig P10 & Special Bibingka P50.

AddressBrgy. 8 Pias Norte Currimao, Ilocos Norte.

Contact0918 669 9332