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    18 Filipino-Owned Small Businesses You're Going To Want To Shop All Year Long

    Delicious butters, beautiful jewelry, hilarious stickers — just a really awesome selection of Filipino-owned shops, restaurants, and more.

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    1. Big Boi is the savory vision of Chef Barb Batiste. Named in honor of her father, Big Boi offers a menu of classic Filipino recipes out of their Los Angeles restaurant. But don't fret if you aren't LA-based, you can order their super-popular butters online.

    The jars of the three flavors of butter next to toast that has the butter on them
    Big Boi

    You can follow them on Instagram @gobigboi.

    Get the Ensaymada Butter, the Ube Butter, and the Buko Pandan butter for $15 a piece.  

    2. Filiflavors brings the best flavors of the Philippines right to your doorstep with curated boxes of delicious Filipino packaged goods. Each box is filled with a variety of sweet and savory snacks that'll either transport you back or introduce you for the first time to the Philippines.

    A large box filled with a variety of snacks
    Filiflavors

    Filiflavors is a100% Pinay-owned small business. A small part of their earnings benefit “Support for Families of Children with Disabilities,” a nonprofit based in SF that helps equip families by providing trainings, events, and a sense of community. The hope of Filiflavors is to be an instrument in providing Filipino food representation while also providing awareness, resources, and opportunities for people with autism.

    You can follow them on Instagram @filiflavors.

    Get the Mini Handaan Box filled with snacks, noodles, and marinade for $21. (Enter the code WELCOME10 at checkout for 10% off your first order.)

    3. Sooshy is a Seattle, Washington–based Etsy shop filled with super cute, always hilarious, and just plain perfect stickers.

    A person holding both the hot and iced coffee version of the sticker that says, "Dum Bitch Juice"
    Sooshy on Etsy

    You can follow them on Instagram @sooshy_art.

    Get the Dum Coffee Sticker from Sooshy on Etsy for $5 (available in hot and iced options). 

    4. Silog offers a modern interpretation of Filipino food and has quickly become one of LA's best restaurants. Oh, and just in case you're wondering, they came up with the restaurant's name by combining fried rice (SInangag) and eggs (itLOG), a staple in Filipino breakfast.

    The restaurants Tocilog dish
    @silogtorrance / Via Instagram: @silogtorrance

    They also offer a Kamayan Feast, the traditional style communal feast that brings people together to eat with their hands. For under $40 a person you'll get a literal feast of food meant to be eaten with no plates or utensils.

    You can follow them on Instagram @silogtorrance.

    If you're in the LA area you can order ahead through their site or delivery via Doordash, Postmates, Grubhub, and Ritual.

    5. Lil' Balikbayan is a Filipino Cultural Exploration Box series designed for families with children ages 3–12. Each box is filled with ways to discover more about the Filipino culture and heritage. You can also buy adorable pins and accessories, like this Halo-Halo pin, individually.

    The Halo-Halo Pin which has a picture of the dessert on the front
    Lil’ Balikbayan

    Balikbayan translated means a Filipino living abroad who then returns back to the Philippines. Lil’ Balikbayan refers to children of Filipino heritage in the diaspora who return to their roots.

    You can follow them on Instagram @lilbalikbayan

    Get the Halo-Halo Pin for $5

    6. Little Yellow Jeepney offers a series of children's books and activities to introduce kids (or adults) to the basics of the Filipinx language in hopes of preserving it and the culture.

    The Pamilya Ko kit with the book, paints, cards, and dolls all laid out
    Little Yellow Jeepney

    Written by Dr. Jocelyn Francisco, PhD, clinical psychologist, she believes it is important to inspire children to be curious about the world and to be globally aware. She believes in teaching children to not only appreciate, communicate, and interact with people across different cultures and in other countries, but also provide them with a stronger sense of cultural identity in an effort to preserve their own culture.

    You can follow them on Instagram @littleyellowjeepney

    You can learn more about purchasing one of their kits here

    7. Tsismis NYC is a Filipino American restaurant and wine bar offering an eclectic menu promoting the use of local and sustainable ingredients. Its name comes from the Spanish word chisme, which translates to gossip — which also just happens to be my absolutely FAVORITE word in the world.

    A person wearing the charcoal gray apron
    Tsismis

    You can follow them on Instagram @tsismisnyc.

    Get the Tsismis Apron for $25.

    8. B Sweet is another creation from Chef Barb Batiste. Filled with unique creations that pay homage to the flavors of her heritage, B Sweet offers a variety of delicious, sugary treats that can be shipped nationwide.

    An open jar of the Dole Whip Cheesecake
    B Sweet

    They even sell sweet versions of her super-popular butters. Flavors include Cold Brew, Birthday Cake, and Cookies and Cream.

    You can follow them on Instagram @mybsweet.

    Get the Dole Whip Cheesecake jar for $15

    9. Lasita is a casual Los Angeles restaurant with a focus on Filipino rotisserie and natural wine. It has an intimate 32-seat dining room inspired by the Philippine sunset. It also has a charming 20-seat patio where you can chow down on their sensational Chicken Inasal or Lechon. Guess I need to plan a trip to LA now.

    An image of a variety of foods from the restaurant including a very delicious-looking chicken laid out on banana leaves
    Lasita

    You can follow them on Instagram @lasita.la

    If you're already in the LA area you can order ahead via Toast Tab.

    10. Bwngrlz specializes in some of the most beautiful earrings I've ever laid my eyes on. Everything from ornate designs to statement-making pieces — all handmade and inspired by their beautiful Filipino culture.

    A model wearing the Sarili earrings
    Brwn Grlz

    Brwngrlz was created in a dorm room in 2013. Its sole mission was to create representation for women of color. It has donated thousands of dollars to organizations in the United States and the Philippines for the safety and well-being of Black, indigenous, and marginalized communities, while sparking joy upon the people who wear the pieces. 

    You can follow them on Instagram @brwngrlz

    Get the Sarili earrings for $38.

    11. LA Rose Cafe is another Los Angeles–based gem offering up traditional Filipino fare. Established nearly 40 years ago, it's an absolute staple to the Los Feliz, Silverlake, and Hollywood communities.

    Their Kamayan feast laid out on a table
    L.A. Rose Cafe

    You can follow them on Instagram @l.a.rosecafe

    If you're in the LA area you can have their delicious food delivered via Doordash and UberEats.

    12. This Filipino American Life is a podcast that explores the nuanced experiences of Filipinos in the United States. They do virtual live shows, offer great karaoke playlists, and have some awesome merch.

    t-shirt that has the podcast logo on it
    TFAL Podcast

    The TFAL podcast is hosted by Elaine Dolalas, Michael Nailat, Joseph Bernardo, and Ryan Carpio. Elaine is a Historic Filipinotown–based writer, podcaster, and independent curator. She curates Color Your Troubles Away, a monthly arts event that offers stress relief, healing, and meditation through coloring. Her essays, podcasts, and CYTA events can be found at ObliviousNerdGirl.com. Michael, aka waxstyles, was born and raised in Oxnard, California, educated at UC Irvine and USC, and, by day, crunches data on homelessness for the United Way, fixes computers for the Pilipino Workers Center, and helps guide Sessions LA, a DJ and music production program for youth. Joseph is a second-generation Filipino American born in Los Angeles and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He currently works at a local university in LA and is involved with various organizations/campaigns that support the Asian American community. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Washington and wrote his dissertation on the history of Filipino racial space in Southern California. And last but not least, Ryan is a Manila, Philippines–born, LA-raised UC Berkeley alum who likes to talk politics, connect people, cook, do daily crossword puzzles, and ponder life’s mysteries.

    You can follow them on Instagram @tfalpodcast and become a member of their Patreon.

    Get the TFAL Modern Life T-shirt for $22.99 (available in sizes XS–4XL and in four colors).

    13. Anak is a mini documentary coming out this month that shines a light on Chef Ralph Degala and highlights Filipino food and culture. You can watch the trailer on their site — but, just a warning, maybe don't watch it when you're hungry. Also, five seconds in, and it already made me cry.

    Chef Ralph Degala from the documentary Anak
    Anak

    You can get updates on the film on their Instagram @anak.doc.

    14. HiFi Kitchen dedicates itself to testing the boundaries of classic Filipino dishes (with an LA spin) while strengthening FilAm representation in the Historic Filipinotown of Los Angeles.

    One of the fusion dishes which is meat, veggies, and an egg in a bowl
    HiFi Kitchen

    HiFi is short for Historic Filipinotown, which is the inspiration for the name.  

    You can follow them on Instagram @hifikitchen.

    If you're in the LA area you can have their delicious food delivered via Postmates.

    15. Wounded Healing Art is a Bay Area–based shop making intentional pieces of gorgeous jewelry. Each piece is designed to be an energy tool for your healing journey and is adorned with wearable crystals.

    The Raveena necklace on a bust form
    Wounded Healing Art

    Wounded Healing Art is a woman-owned shop that gives the designs of its founder, Cheska, a place to thrive. Cheska started the brand after finishing a draining first year of graduate school. She felt like she was losing herself in the process of the program and saw her entire identity was being tied to her work as a counselor and educator — she wanted that to change. In search of herself outside of my professional work, she started attending transformational music festivals and was absolutely in awe of all the creative energy she was surrounded with. Folks of different backgrounds came together to create something beautiful in the world and she wanted to be part of it.

    You can follow them on Instagram @woundedhealingart.

    Get the Raveena necklace for $35

    16. Mama Fina’s offers authentic Filipino dishes out of their New York and New Jersey locations. One of their New Jersey locations is inside Casa Delfina, a Filipino grocery and coffee shop — in case you wanted to pick up any snacks while you're there.

    An image of the outside of their restaurant
    Mama Fina's NYC / Via Instagram: @mamafinasnyc

    You can follow them on Instagram @mamafinasnyc.

    If you're in the New York and New Jersey area, you can order ahead for delivery or pick up directly through the restaurant

    17. Barong & Formal Shoppe is a California-based specialty store focusing on Barong Tagalog and Filipiniana gowns and kimonas.

    An organza Barong
    @barongandformal.carson / Via Instagram: @barongandformal.carson

    You can learn more about this organza Barong on their Instagram @barongandformal.carson.

    18. Milk and Honey is a passion project inspired by a desire to bring awareness to the injustice of human trafficking. Twenty percent of the proceeds of each pair of earrings and accessories purchased are donated to anti–human trafficking nonprofit organizations in the US and around the world. Each piece on their site is handmade and you can even order custom pairs of earrings where you choose the design and colors.

    A selection of earrings from Milk and Honey
    Milk and Honey

    Milk and Honey Clay is based in Beaverton, Oregon, and is Filipina owned. All of their pieces are created by their founder, Jayna Greenleaf-Perez.

    You can follow them on Instagram @milkandhoney.clay

    Their shop is currently taking a short break but you can sign up for their newsletter to get updates.