10 Filipino eateries to know about in Jacksonville
Home to the largest Filipino population in Florida, Jacksonville offers an abundance of Filipino owned and operated businesses like grocery stores, bakeries, and restaurants. These ten Filipino businesses are only a glimpse of Jacksonville’s rich and diverse Filipino community.
5. Marianas Grinds
Address: 11380 Beach Blvd #10, Jacksonville, FL 32246
Marianas Grinds is a casual cafe serving over-the-counter Hawaiian and Filipino food. Their breakfast menu is served all day, and some local favorites include their tagas burger or island style nacho salad. Desserts like ube macapuno or mocha cake can be ordered over the phone, or by messaging them directly through Facebook.
Cocolatik is a small Filipino bakery run by mother Glena and daughter Beatriz. Their menu offers savory platters like pancit, turbon, or embutido, and their desserts vary from yema cake, to macaroons, to ube rolls. They can also create custom cakes for birthdays, weddings, or just about any other kind of event. Orders are exclusively placed online through their website.
3. Manila Thai
Address: 1540 Wells Rd #11, Orange Park, FL 32073
Manila Thai is a small-scale, family owned restaurant serving both Filipino and Thai cuisine. Both their lunch and dinner menus offer a variety of Thai or Filipino options like massaman curry, pancit, or kare kare stir fry.
2. The Jeepney Stop
Address: 6625 Argyle Forest Blvd #3, Jacksonville, FL 32244
The Jeepney Stop is a Filipino fast food joint serving lumpia, chicken/pork adobo, deserts and more. Their parent business is Prexy Oriental Grocery Store, which is a neighborhood Asian convenience store offering various grocery and snack products from countries like the Philippines, China, Korea, and Japan.
1. Mama Lu’s
Address: 968 St Johns Bluff Rd N, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Mama Lu’s is a small-scale Filipino restaurant and takeout joint, equipped to get you meals on the go. Their menu options range from appetizers to soups, and from bbq favorites to Chinese specials. Their breakfast menu is served all day, and halo-halo is available for dessert.
Article by Sarah Dumitrascu.