Fans of the famous New York food shop got excited when it was announced last year that they will finally open a store in Manila. This week, Dean & DeLuca is now open to the public on soft operations.
The brand was born in 1977 at the SoHo district of New York, then opened more markets and cafes in the US. Dean & DeLuca opened its first Southeast Asian outlet in Bangkok, Thailand. According to their website, other stores around the world are located in in Japan, South Korea and The Middle East. The first Dean & DeLuca outpost in the Philippines is located at Edades Tower in Rockwell Center, Makati.
Dean & DeLuca's flagship cafe, located in Rockefeller Center, New York
Last December, we got a teaser of what the first Dean & DeLuca store in the country when their Philippine team brought a sampler of their breads, pastries, and coffee beans to ClickTheCity HQ. And based on what we ate, we say the hype is worth it. The gourmet finds and artisan food selection varies per outlet, and the brand is known for having special products only available in their international stores, adapting to the local market's taste and ingredients. For longtime Dean & DeLuca fans, keep your fingers crossed that your fave pastries and goodies from their worldwide outlets will soon be found on the first store in the country. For now, expect a lineup of hot and cold beverages, pizzas, pastas, salads, cakes, breads, cookies, muffins, and other pastries you can enjoy inside the cafe or order for takeaway.
Visit Dean & DeLuca Philippines at the ground floor of, Edades Tower, 18 Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati. To learn more about Dean & DeLuca, visit their website www.deandeluca.com, and connect with them on Facebook (/deandeluca), Instagram (@deandeluca), and Twitter (@deananddeluca).