Bilao is one of the only Filipino spots on the UES and they open at 8am, so keep it in mind for a breakfast or lunch date in the area. Opened in August 2020 (cue the applause), this casual, sit-down spot also gets busy during weekend brunch. And if you respond well to things like tender pork and joy, you should check out the “silog” section of their menu. It has a bunch of different grilled meat options - like tocino and grilled beef - paired with a fried egg and garlic rice.
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Renee’s Kitchenette & Grille
Renee’s is one of our favorite places to eat Filipino food in Woodside’s Little Manila.
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Pig And Khao
Pig And Khao is a Thai/Filipino restaurant on the LES that serves great food and feels like a party.
Here’s the good news: If you like the idea of eating various pig parts in some sort of spicy chili sauce, you’re going to love this joint. Jeepney is Maharlika’s second East Village restaurant, and this one is a take on a Filipino gastropub.
Saraling Atin is a Filipino grocery store in Elmhurst with a cafeteria-style counter of meaty stews and pancit noodles in the back.
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