Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have all been mostly confined to our homes, and haven’t been allowed to travel for leisure. For some, this also meant that they couldn’t get their favorite provincial delicacies, for which they usually go on road trips just to eat.
Luckily, there are now stores in the Metro that bring these delicacies closer to you! These stores source their goodies and pasalubong straight from the province, so you know you’re getting only the best of the best. (Read: Slow Tourism is the New Normal of Traveling – Here’s What it Means)
Here are some Metro Manila stores where you can get your favorite local delicacies without traveling long distances:
Pasalubong Treats in Manila: Nathaniel’s
If you’re a fan of the famous Pampanga buko salad, and you’d travel north just to get the original, we’re sure you’re bummed that you couldn’t do it right now. But the good news is Nathaniel’s— home of the famous Pampanga buko salad— has several branches around Metro Manila!
Check out Nathaniel’s branches here.
Pasalubong Treats in Manila: Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries
If you’ve ever been to Dumaguete, you would surely recognize the light blue packaging of certain pastries and delicacies, especially silvanas. These soft and sweet biscuit-like desserts are a must-try for all tourists, and a crowd favorite for pasalubong.
Now, Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries are making these favorites available in the Metro! Check their branches here.
Pasalubong Treats in Manila: Mika’San Choco Flakes
Missing the cold weather and food in Baguio? Well, lucky for you, the famous Mika’San Choco Flakes from the City of Pines is now in the Metro! They have San Juan depot that is accessible to Grab and Lalamove, so you can have your favorite Baguio pasalubong delivered at home.
Just order through their Facebook page and have it picked up by Grab or Lalamove.