Check out this story from Jake, founder of Fila Manila. “I’m a 1st generation FilAm, or Filipino American, who was born in the Philippines and raised in NJ with countless memories of joyful family gatherings. At the center of each gathering was a table overflowing with homecooked Filipino dishes. I remember the delicious flavors of our food together with the laughter of my family bringing comfort and joy to my heart. I created Fila Manila to celebrate the joy of Filipino family, culture, and our delicious cuisine and to share it with you.I named the brand after the joyful & quirky spirit of the FilAm community combined with Manila, the heart of the Philippine islands.”
And for all you’se other Philly Jawns, Milk Jawn is a small batch, premium ice cream jawn based in Philly. “We use fresh, local PA dairy and we make our ice cream Philly-style (without eggs), which is the best way to deliver our amazing flavors.
Milk Jawn began as a hobby in Amy Wilson’s kitchen back in 2012, and has since grown into a business with the help of Ryan Miller and Cathryn Sanderson.”
Check them out, order directly from their sites, or find them at local farmer’s markets and events!