Longganisa Longing

Vigan

Along the heritage streets of Ilocos Sur’s capital, locals are hand-mixing pork meat drenched in vinegar and stuffing them into intestine cases to make the famous Vigan Longganisa. Scour through the streets to find the best places to eat the delectable Filipino sausage—or go through our list! From simple rice dishes to Longganisa Pizza, dining in a rustic restaurant to shopping in the public market, and places by your hotel to the outskirts of the town, we’ve got your craving for the garlicky, sour, and salty sausages covered!

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Cafe Leona

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A must-visit when in Vigan, the charm of Cafe Leona lies beyond its rustic ancestral home interiors. This restaurant puts a twist to their menu of native food by fusing local ingredients with Asian and Western concepts. Get a whiff of the delectable aroma of Ilocano dishes that will have you drooling right then and there! Try the Longganisa Pizza, a unique blend of the Italian classic topped with the local sausage delicacy. Let the salty and tangy flavors dance around on your palate, as you happily reach for that second (or third) slice.

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Kusina Felicitas

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Housed in Grandpa’s Inn, Kusina Felicitas’ nostalgic design resembles the blast-from-the-past theme of Vigan City. Feel like an “ilustrado” (the educated class during the Spanish colonial era) as you sample the restaurant’s extensive array of Ilocano cuisine dishes. Pair a plate of Kusina Felicita’s Vigan Longganisa with their Poqui-Poqui (an Ilocano dish that consists of eggplant, tomatoes, and eggs) for a delightful contrast of hearty and fresh!

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Vigan City Public Market

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As the sun rises, follow the hoard of locals towards Vigan City Public Market for pre-packed Longganisa—perfect to take back home! Head up to the second floor of the complex to find rows of the native specialty in different sizes and shades of yellow. You’ll probably be salivating after going through the market and seeing all of that Longganisa. Grab a seat at the dining area where you can get a quick fix of the scrumptious Filipino sausage. Don’t forget the rice!

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Gonzales Vigan Longaniza

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You’ve seen Gonzales Vigan Longaniza-brand sausages in supermarket freezers but find them freshly-made at their home in Barangay Capangpangan, a short 10-minute walk from Plaza Salcedo. Starting out as a small business, Gonzales Vigan Longaniza grew as a meat production company with the help of the Department of Science and Technology, who provided them with financial assistance, and helped them acquire better equipment to improve efficiency and quality. Grab a 12-piece pack and rush back to your hotel to have them cooked for an explosion of garlicky, savory flavor!

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Hidden Garden of Vigan

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At the heart of Vigan City, a picturesque eatery lies amidst a rich forest of greenery to deliver Vigan’s best to your stomach. Find your favorite food selections injected with native ingredients, such as the Longganisa Burger and Spaghetti with Vigan Longganisa toppings, playing on a balance of the familiar and the unique.

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Tongson's Royal Bibingka

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On the lower level of an ancestral house lining Plaza Salcedo, Tongson’s Royal Bibingka serves a local version of Bibingka (rice cake). Definitely grab a box of the sticky Filipino snack, but go deeper into the shop to find a selection of Longganisa in the freezers. Visit everyday to replenish your supply of Vigan’s best!

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Irene's Vigan Empanada (Salcedo Street)

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Bite into the crisp, savory crust of Irene’s Vigan Empanada’s iconic pastry, and find bits of your favorite Vigan Longganisa wedged between mongo sprouts and green papaya. This small kiosk along Salcedo Street uses 100% rice flour, rolled thin to highlight the flavorful marriage of perfectly cooked eggs and garlicky sausage. It’s best enjoyed hot and fresh from the pan, with a splash of Ilocos vinegar. You also have the option to double up your filling, just let them know—double Longganisa? Sure! Double egg? Go for it! Irene’s got your back.

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