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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.

    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

    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

    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"

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    An organza Barong

    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