There are a lot of places where you can satisfy your sweet tooth. Filipinos who want a taste of home won’t have to look far thanks to these Pinay founded Fil-Am establishments.


There are so many different flavors in the world but nothing beats the taste of uniquely Filipino desserts. They bring about memories of being back home in the Philippines where your mom, tita, or lola would make homemade delicacies. Once in a while you’ll crave that taste of home.

If you’re in Cali and want to satisfy your Filipino taste buds, here are the 3 best places to get your Filipino Sweets.

B Sweet Dessert Bar

Los Angeles, California

Dessert is an important part of any heavy meal. Barb Batiste, the owner, already had a career in the world of sweets and desserts before going into her business. You can get super yummy ube pan de sal pudding and halos (pressed donut sandwiches using magnolia ice cream). Her other business, Big Boi, has awesome breakfast items like ube waffles and turon pancakes.

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Kape Republik

Cerritos, California

Cafés are the rage anywhere you go because people need to get their coffee fix. Karla Purificacion added buko pandan crinkles and baked turon rolls to the menu. Since then it has become a best seller along with their ube leche flan bundt cake and halo halo mousse. No doubt you’ll go in craving and exit completely satistfied.

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Wanderlust Creamery

Los Angeles, California

Artisanal ice cream shops are a dime a dozen, but nothing is as unique as Wanderlust Creamery. The Filipina co-founder, Adrienne Borlongan, added an ube malted crunch to their staple flavors in their three branch locations. For Fil-Am History Month, the store added more unique Filipino flavors like sans rival, sapin sapin, and salted duck egg among 12 flavors all in all.

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Image Taken from Positively Filipino

Now you can get the Filipino flavors your taste buds have been craving for right in the heart of California!

Kristina Jacomina

Kristina is an ambivert who is always dabbling with words. If she isn't busy writing, she's busy creating art, costumes, and more. Make her happy and offer a milk tea.

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