October is Filipino American History Month and the Filipino American National Historical Society announced that this year’s theme is Turning Points. It seems we’ve seen a bit of a turning point when it comes to recent growth in the number and popularity of Filipinx restaurants here in the emerald city, but we’re also excited to highlight some long-standing businesses that should definitely be on everyone’s (intentional) list.

In addition to eating out, check out Kapatid Kollective’s celebration on October 6 in West Seattle, highlighting Filipino art and culture. The new collective of 5 Filipinx femme artists, based in Seattle, seeks to gather community, highlight Filipino artists and business owners and engage in intergenerational education and discussion. Follow for event details throughout the month: facebook.com/kapatidkollective | @kapatid.kollective.

*Which of your favorite Filipinx-owned businesses in Seattle have we missed? Let us know by Suggesting the Business on our site.

Barkada — Come hungry, devour some PNW-Filipino-Hawaiian-Japanese fare, and leave having made new friends.

Big Boys Kainan — Not for the faint-hearted, these family-style dishes will make your taste buds pop and evoke warm thoughts — well worth the trek to Kent!

Central District Ice Cream — If you haven’t yet tasted the infusion of Filipino flavors into ice cream deliciousness, you’re missing out — new flavors and new featured artists from the community every month!

Despi Delite Bakery — It’s time to expand your dessert palate and treat yourself to some ube (purple yam) cake or pichi pichi (sweetened shredded cassava).

Hood Famous Bakeshop — Coconut pandan, ube, white chocolate guava, mango kalamansi….say cheese(cake)!

Happy Grillmore — Award winning burgers, hand dipped shakes & truffle fries — oh my! At Happy Grillmore, the Kalua Pork Burger is just one of many options including a Longsilog inspired burger! 

Knee High Stocking Co. — Speakeasy style cocktails (swoon) coupled with Filipino influenced food bowls (finally!) = true love.

Manila Manila — Filipino grocery store + home-cooking to go!

Oriental Mart — Oriental Mart has stood the test of time for more than 30 years.

Piroshki on 3rd — An outstanding Filipino-owned Russian piroshki shop and bakery in the heart of downtown Seattle.

Honorable Mention: Melissa Miranda has been sharing delicious Filipino flavors all over Seattle. From her Musang brunch, to sandwiches and street food via Musangtino, you’ll want to find your way to one of her many events!


Since we published this post yesterday, y’all have shared some important additions!

Super Six and Marination Ma Kai — As if you needed an excuse to treat yourself to delicious everyday aloha.

Check out Filipinx-owned pop-ups like Mike’s Shaved Ice, That Dumpling Dough, and Matcha Man Ice Cream along with the CheBogz Filipino Food Truck.

Are we missing your favorite Filipinx-owned businesses in Seattle? Suggest it here, and we’ll get it added!


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