Papa’s Kitchen is a classic Filipino spot in Jackson Heights with a big, blue curbside patio where you can comfortably eat several orders of lumpia Shanghai, kare kare, and chicken adobo outdoors, plus they do things like ube pancakes and mango halo halo during weekend brunch. They have a whole section of the menu dedicated to silogs (a kind of breakfast dish including different kinds of meat with garlic fried rice and eggs), and nothing on it costs more than $8.
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At Arepa Lady in Jackson Heights, you eat arepas. They make up the majority of the menu here, and you should get at least one arepa de queso.
Birria-Landia is a truck in Jackson Heights, and it’s where you’ll find the best birria tacos in NYC. Get a few, and dip them in a cup of consome.
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Mama Fina’s is a counter-service Filipino restaurant in the East Village that makes excellent pork sisig.
Piggyback is a pan-Asian spot in Chelsea from the people behind Pig and Khao, and it’s a great option for dinner before a show at MSG.
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Pig And Khao
Pig And Khao is a Thai/Filipino restaurant on the LES that serves great food and feels like a party.
Here’s the good news: If you like the idea of eating various pig parts in some sort of spicy chili sauce, you’re going to love this joint. Jeepney is Maharlika’s second East Village restaurant, and this one is a take on a Filipino gastropub.
Saraling Atin is a Filipino grocery store in Elmhurst with a cafeteria-style counter of meaty stews and pancit noodles in the back.
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