Paolo Española

Paolo Española

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Paolo Española is a wandering diner in search of a good meal and an ever-elusive identity. His first real forays into food took place during a soul-crushing stint as an accountant beginning with a food blog that featured recipes, personal essays, and things he’s eaten on his travels. This expanded into Hidden Apron, his side project that dabbles into everything from catering and pop-up dinners, to podcasting and things in between. He is also a contributing author to the best-selling cookbook, “The New Filipino Kitchen” and his writing appears in Thrillist, The Counter, and Atlas Obscura. He believes that food is a universal language that can solve the world’s most challenging problems, help people believe in their own potential, create communities with shared stories, and realize that in breaking bread, we break boundaries.

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NYC Review


Kapamilya is a turo-style Filipino spot in Woodside with excellent pastries.

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NYC Review

From Kora

From Kora makes incredible Filipino pastries in Long Island City, all of which must be ordered online.

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NYC Review

Phil-Am Food Mart

Phil-Am Food Mart is a Filipino grocery store and bakery in Woodside. Make sure to stock up on sapin-sapin while you're there.

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NYC Review

Red Ribbon

Red Ribbon is a Filipino bakery in Woodside that makes an incredible sans rival cake.

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NYC Review


Kabisera is a Filipino restaurant on the LES that constantly hosts pop-ups and changes its menu (in the best way possible).

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NYC Review

Kape't Torta

Kape't Torta is a Filipino Bakery in Woodside with great cakes and super strong coffee.

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NYC Review

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace is a Filipino bakery in Woodside with excellent pandesal. Get there early before they sell out.