Join Canada’s First Filipino Food Month in 2022

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In collaboration with Tourism Philippines, Canada has also declared an entire month dedicated to celebrating Filipino food. A handful of restaurants are participating this year, and there are certainly more to come in the following years.

What is Filipino Food Month?

The history of this celebration goes back to 2018, where there was a Presidential Proclamation that declared April to be National Filipino Food Month. It was created to be a month to support farmers, fishers, and the agricultural communities in the Philippines.

Spearheaded by the Department of Tourism Philippines and other Filipino official branches, the celebration has caught the attention of none other than Canada. As Canada is one of the popular immigration destinations for Filipinos, it makes sense that Canada wants to celebrate their heritage with them. 

Restaurants Participating in Filipino Food Month 2022

Metro Vancouver
  • Max’s Restaurant
  • Pampanga’s Cuisine
  • Grandt Kitchen
  • Lyra Lou Cakes
  • Kumare
  • Smokehouse Sandwich Co.
  • Plato Filipino
Greater Toronto Area
  • iSlas Filipino BBQ & Bar
  • Kanto by Tita Flips
  • Lechon Republik
  • CASA Manila
  • Republika RestoBar & Grill
  • MB The Place to Be
  • Wilson’s Haus of Lechon
  • FV Foods
  • B’s Sizzlin’ Kitchen
Ottawa
  • Tamis’ Cafe
Calgary
  • Amihan Grill + Bakeshop
  • Chopstix
  • Fuji Ramen & Sushi
  • Pacific Hut
  • Rise N’ SHine Breakfast Place
  • Streetside Grill and Cafe
  • Bro’Kin Yolk
  • Max’s Restaurant

What to Expect

Much like any other food festival, these participating restaurants have set menus that they specifically curated for their guests. While you are free to order from their full menu, it’s recommended that you have a look at their highlights to complete your experience at these restaurants. 

The Future of Filipino Food Month

This year, only four cities participated in this cultural celebration. However, many are curious as to why some of Canada’s big cities like Montreal or Halifax have missed out on it. Even Ottawa only features one restaurant when they were highlighted on the official poster. 

Rest assured, Filipino Food Month is a global celebration. Filipinos have made their homes in other countries, but have not neglected their cultural food and background. As the event starts to gain traction in other countries, more people will start to want to participate. 

Wherever you are in Canada, hopefully you get a chance to check out one of these restaurants or support your local Filipino restaurant, even if they’re not in the official list.

Sources: Filipino Month Toronto Restaurants

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