With food parks popping up here and there, it's hard to actually keep up with all of them. Industrie Food Loft is the newest food hall with a 300sqm indoor food loft located on the second floor of CityGolf Plaza housing 12 unique food concepts and a beverage bar to quench your thirst. Each with a distinct look, tasteful offerings and what's great is, everything is affordable so you can order as much as you can without hurting your pocket.
A visit to this new food hall is a feast for the senses as it is designed with industrial materials bursting with color and character inspired by the fun and energetic world of pop art. Foodies can dine in at the air-conditioned area (perfect for the summer heat!) or outside in one of the picnic tables. From Filipino-Spanish comfort food and modern Japanese to Asian street food and juicy burgers, there's surely something to satisfy your appetite.
"Niku" which means meat in Japanese is inspired by street food stalls in Japan and Taiwan. The Kushiyaki (grilled skewers) they serve come in different Asian flavors – their house blend, curry, salt & pepper and teriyaki. Create your own NikuBox by choosing your meat (saikkoro wagyu, US tenderloin, US hanger, US angus belly), flavor and rice (chahan and gohan). The sticks range from P75 to P115 only.
Upon entering the food hall, you'll be led to the aroma of herbs and spices of this stall which serves a fusion of Portuguese and Filipino cuisine. You can choose between their peri-peri chicken which starts at only P155 or their mouthwatering baby back ribs which start at only P250. They have side dishes you can add to your dish. Choices include mixed veggies, grilled pumpkin, mashed potato and more.
A modern Japanese stall, most of Hoka's menu are torched on top before serving. Every roll is freshly made upon order and torched in front of you, including their tasty and filling bowls. One of their must-tries is the Spicy Shake Roll (P295) which has fresh salmon rolled in their spicy mayo sauce and nori flakes topped with more salmon cubes mixed with tempura flakes for an added crunch. They also have rice bowls and stir-fried noodles if you want something more filling.
An Ilonggo-themed stall, they serve dishes which are elevated classic Ilonggo breakfast dishes which are simple yet extremely comforting. You can't miss their homey version of the Kansi (P265), a sour beef-based soup made with batwan. It is boiled over a slow fire until the meat is tender, it breaks apart and the soup reaches its maximum flavor. Each meal will make you blurt out "namit" and will transport you to a warm and welcoming Ilonggo home.
The Broken Oven upgrades classic dishes by adding an explosion of textures and flavors. An example is the Chicken Iberico Melt (P240) which highlights all the delicious parts of a simple dish and elevates it to one of their must-tries. A skillet has pulled roast chicken on top of cheesy chorizo rice making it a complete meal on its own.
We all are familiar of Kopi Roti and Krates is their third wave coffee concept. All-time favorites like the kopi bun, kaya toast and kopi are still part of the menu but they've added the Krates Strawberry & Chocolate (P165) and Krates Redeye (P160) where you pour over espresso and milk on Krates ice cubes.
Dip and dive into LokLok's variety of skewers which ranges from fresh meats to seafood and even vegetables which you can enjoy on its own or with a generous amount rice cakes, red onion and cucumber on the side. They also have noodles – Singapore prawn laksa, Hong Kong fishball noodles and tom yam seafood vermicelli – you can slurp on while consuming sticks of Asian street food.
If you're looking for burgers with personality, you've come to the right stall. What makes Buns & Bros different are their three kinds of bun – a buttery brioche bun, a Cerveza Negra-infused beer bun and a roasted black sesame bun – which holds their seven kinds of burger. From the most simple burger called The New Kid (P165) which only has their B&B secret sauce to a more distinct one called The Assassin (P215) which is a Japanese-inspired burger with a B&B wasabi sauce for a kick, every meal would surely surprise your taste buds.
A stall that's all about crafting pan-Asian comfort food, Noonchi is inspired by travel and appreciation of all kinds of Asian flavors. The Chicken and Hangover Noodles (P210) isn't just for those who have hangovers. It has a spiced peanut sauce tossed in noodles which perfectly complements the crispy chicken thigh fillets.
Seasoned with their special spices, chicken-lovers will adore their unique take on the classic comfort food meal with different sides – waffles, fries, mac & cheese and dirty rice – to choose from. They even have fries you can munch on while waiting for your other dishes. It has interesting kinds of toppings like pizza, nachos, smoked bacon and truffle parmesan.
Made by Filipinos for Filipinos, Manila Creamery takes Filipino dessert to a whole new level with genuine Italian gelato. Their modern gelato is made with fresh, natural and high-quality ingredients sourced locally and abroad. Each flavor is complex, innovative and surely addictive. This is the only branch where you'll find soft serve gelato (P130/plain; P170/sundae).
They take pride in using the freshest seafood and meat in creating winning gastronomic combinations. A bucket of their flavored shrimp let your taste buds swim in a wave of spices and flavors. There's also the Australian Ribe Eye Steak (P230) which is perfectly seasoned with salt, pepper and their own secret rub. They also have fresh oysters, grilled oysters in mango silantro salsa and rockefeller oysters at only P280 for ten pieces.
Industrie Food Loft is located at the CityGolf Plaza along Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas City. They're open Monday-Thursday from 4pm to 1am, Friday-Saturday from 4pm to 2am and Sunday from 11am to 10pm. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram for exclusive updates.