Sometimes, it's extremely difficult for an overseas Filipino to satisfy your sudden cravings for Pinoy food. Just the simple thought of spotting a nearby resto or shop just to look for some items that are only available in the Philippines. 

If you live in California, here are 10 of the most well-known stores you can check:

1. Filipino Mini Mart & Video

Aside from being a mart on its own, Filipino Mini Mart & Video even promotes Filipino food by selling their own 'fast food' style delicacies. They have a huge selection for grocery items and dry goods so most Filipinos around the area buys here.

1215 S Beach Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 821-1887

2. Manila Oriental Market

Walking down a huge supermarket, it's easy to say that you are going inside a huge department store type of Filipino goods. Here, it may also give you a little bit of Chinatown feel since you can find some items that'll be useful for your Chinese cuisine.

950 King Plz Ste 112
Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 878-3328

3. Philippine Grocery

If you are just looking for Filipino items that you wish to keep in your storage room, then Philippine grocery is one of the must see places.

92 Hill St
Daly City, CA 94014
(650) 991-2043

4. Tatak Pilipino Inc

Focusing more on the 'native Filipino designs,' this shop is perfect to make your house that 'home away from home' feel as they also sell decorative items made of Philippine exported materials.

1660 Hillhurst Ave # 202
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 953-8660

5. Kaunlaran Oriental & Fish Market

Looking for fresh seafood items? Kaunlaran Oriental and fish market would surely satisfy your cravings for it!

12537 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 921-3215

6. Western Pacific Filipino Grocery

Strategically located alongside with other Filipino shops and bakeries, the Western Pacific Filipino Grocery is the to-go shop when you are in a hurry and you are in need of an item nearby. The area seems to be like a stop-over so it will be a very convenient place.

905 E Duane Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA

7. Peenoy Philippine Grocery

Having that creative mind, Peenoy grocery gives that 'Pinoy' name reinvented but still manage to provide that authentic Filipino goods.

5601 Watt Ave #3
North Highlands, CA 95660, USA
+1 916-332-5571

8. Greenhills Market and Fast Food

An all in one shop, Greenhills market and fast food sells huge selection of dry grocery goods and authenthic Filipino cuisine. Just like Greenhills in Manila, they make sure that the items you've been looking for is available for grab!

2401 S Vineyard Ave suite c
Ontario, CA 91761, USA

9. Nayong Filipino

Popular for its homemade products and dishes, Nayong Pilipino is also home to various dry Filipino goods and beverages. They are famous for their home made Kare-kare and leche flan as they are also a restaurant.

1796 Whipple Rd
Union City, CA 94587, USA
+1 510-489-9888

10. Mabuhay Filipino Store

As welcoming as its name, the Mabuhay Filipino Mart located in Salinas, California is not just a regular mart, they even sell native delicacies such as suman and cassava. 

631 E Alvin Dr # B
Salinas, CA 93906, USA

Living in California? What other stores would you recommend that's not on our list?

Original Article by:
Mikhaela Javier

Dalyn Sanie

Dalyn Melgar Sanie is a Civil Engineering graduate based in Batangas, Philippines.

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