Where to Eat Filipino Food in NYC: More Than Little Manila
In this video, we will take you to on a tour of Filipino food in NYC with a Philippines native. That Philippines native, of course, is none other than Jumi! The New York Filipino community is concentrated in Queens, NYC. Many people associate it with the so-called Little Manila, but there is more than just Little Manila in NYC. Here are some of the spots where we eat Filipino food in NYC.
Take a look at the list below for all of the stops on this tour. Many can be found on the below maps:
Elmhurst and Corona
Woodside and Sunnyside
1: Kape’t Torta
83-13 Queens Blvd
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Kape’t Torta, which means “coffee and cake,” is the newest place on our list. Here, they sell something we haven’t been able to find in New York City until now. Kapeng barako, a coffee native to the Philippines, is available. We also drank kapeng barako on our visit to Davao City, Philippines last year at Tatang’s Halo-Halo. It is a smooth coffee that pairs well with one of their cakes. Here, we ordered a Torta Cebuano, a spongy cake that has anise flavor. Also, we ordered a Cheese Ensaymada, a pillowy buttery pastry filled and topped with cheese for a savory sweet combo.