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7 Filipino Celebrity-Owned Food Businesses Worth Checking Out

How many of these food businesses have you tried this quarantine?

If there’s one thing we’ve been constantly hearing at the start of quarantine, it’s to pivot. With everyone being stuck at home and having more time on hand, most if not all just got busy in the kitchen. Chances are, you have a family or friend who started a home-based food business during the lockdown. And even your favorite celebrities aren’t exemptions to this.

Below is a list of celebrities who opened their kitchen giving us more food choices to try. What can I say? Celebrities… they’re just like us!

Note: Some of the businesses listed below started before the pandemic but has gained more following this time.

Marvin Agustin’s mr.vinmunchies

Make your days a little sweeter with Marvin Agustin’s homemade quarantine munchies. Some of his offerings are Moist Banana Bread, Kerot Loaf Cake, Black & White Chocolate Cake and Classic Chocolate Cake. Make sure you don’t miss out on his 48-hour cookie that has been such a best-seller.

Order here.

Ara Mina’s Hazelberry

Little does everyone know, Ara Mina is a pastry chef who studied at the International School for Culinary Arts and Hotel Management. Hazelberry started as a cafe where the actress displays her cakes, pastries, pasta, rice meals but shifted to an online business during the quarantine. Her ultimate best-seller is the Oreo Cheesecake which her friends in the industry couldn’t stop raving about. She now offers different variants of cheesecake and also offers cupcakes and cookies.

Order here.

Neri Naig’s Neri’s Gourmet Tuyo

Image: Neri’s Gourmet Tuyo Facebook

What started as a small business quickly grew with just P3,000 as her capital. She uses pure olive oil and only the freshest ingredients to achieve the taste everyone grew to love. Her gourmet tuyo is available in major supermarkets and at her own shop. She also now has a number of distributors around the Philippines and even overseas.

Check out a list of official distributors here.

Judy Ann Santos’ Angrydobo

Angrydobo which is a combination of two words, angry and adobo, is a food venture by couple Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo. They offer different kinds of Angry bowls — short ribs, tofu, classic pork belly, or chicken thighs, and comes with a choice of kangkong, gising gising or laing.

Available via GrabFood or foodpanda.

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Sarah Lahbati’s Crave Simply

Sarah Lahbati and her mom are the brainchild of Crave Simply. Their specialty is their lasagna with layers of Swiss Cheese, Sarah’s favorite dish growing up. They also offer Biko, Cassava Cake, Potato Gratin, and Bolognese among others.

Order here.

Andrea Torres’ Family Favorites

Kapuso star Andrea Torres opened her food delivery business called Family Favorites. They offer cheese pimiento, stuffed mushrooms, bread pudding with vanilla sauce, classic and oreo polvoron, and savory meals from the Torres kitchen.

Order here.

Ai-Ai delas Alas’ Martina’s Breads & Pastries

The Comedy Queen started her online business during the quarantine, first offering ube pandesal but has expanded with different pastries now. Other must-try offerings are Milk Buns, Ube Cheesecake Cookies, Brazo de Ube, and Cinnamon Pandesal.

Order here.

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