Moving to another country comes with quite a few culture shocks. One major difference between Canada and many Asian countries is the cuisine. Immigrants from the Philippines, India, Malaysia, and other neighboring countries are likely used to eating food that is very different than what they will find in their new home.
Since the different diets are influenced by local ingredients and recipes are built around popular local spices, immigrants may have a hard time finding the products you need to cook traditional meals and regular Canadian grocery stores.
In this post, we’re going to cover the top 5 Filipino grocery stores in the greater Toronto area. The stores on this list range from small corner stores to markets with restaurants and dining areas.
Reviewers on Yelp speak very highly of Coco Banana Pinoy.
248 Steeles Ave W, Thornhill ON L4J 5R4, Canada
You can have food and groceries delivered from Coco Banana Pinoy on UberEats.
Coco Banana Pinoy offers a small selection of prepared food that you can order for takeout or dine-in. Reviewers recommend the chicken spring rolls.
Philippine Oriental Food Market is a small grocery store loaded with products from the Philipines and other Asian countries, and it is known for its reasonable prices and friendly staff.
This store includes a small restaurant section, so you can also swing by for a bite to eat.
1033 Gerrard St E Toronto, ON M4M 1Z6, Canada
There is no delivery at Philippine Oriental Food Market.
Philippine Oriental Food Market offers a selection of prepared lunch foods.
Filipino n Toronto is a small convenience store that sells groceries and prepared food.
1859 Eglinton Ave W York, ON M6E 2J3, Canada
Filipino n Toronto does not offer delivery.
Filipino n Toronto has prepared food available for takeout.
Marcy Fine Foods is a grocery store that sells a variety of Filipino products. They also serve prepared dishes.
Locals rave about the reasonable prices and delicious options at Marcy Fine Foods. Marcy’s is particularly well known for its BBQ meals, including their spiced ribs and BBQ chicken.
2064 Sheppard Ave E North York, ON M2J 5B3, Canada
Marcy Fine Foods does not offer delivery at this time.
Marcy Fine Foods serves a variety of prepared foods. Food is served cafeteria-style.
Philippine Variety Store is a Filipino-owned convenience store. Reviewers on Google have left remarks about how friendly and accommodating the owner and staff at the Philippine Variety Store are.
240 Wellesley St E Toronto, ON M4X 1G5, Canada
There is no delivery available from the Phillippine Variety Store.
Philippine Variety Store does not offer prepared food for dine-in or takeout.
Finding a restaurant that sells products from your native country is great, especially when you’re feeling a bit homesick and looking for some nostalgia.
Each of these grocery stores and markets offers the snacks, ingredients, and meals that Filipinos in the Greater Toronto area need for a little slice of home.
If you are looking for a specific product or brand, we recommend calling ahead to the store that you plan to go to since there are currently some shortages due to COVID-related importing delays.
We hope you find a store on this list that stocks all of your favorite Filipino foods!
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