Love Food Channel’s shawarma? The food purveyor’s specialties finds its rebirth through Lokanta. The young spinoff stall offers a selection of food that’s similar in its simplicity, but goes the fusion route, melding Middle Eastern, Filipino, Japanese, and American influences into their wraps, rice meals, dips, and desserts. A number of components are also made from scratch, most notable of which is the longganisa used in their longganisa wraps and rice plate—a family recipe they make in Nueva Ecija.
While their offerings mostly lean toward comfort food favorites, Lokanta makes use of organic components. It’s a refreshing change up from the usual grub of this genre that’s no less nostalgic and delicious.