With the largest concentration of Filipinos in the United States, Daly City is known, informally, as a “Little Manila.” It’s a no-brainer, then, that the city — along with nearby Colma, South San Francisco, and San Bruno — would be home to some of the Bay Area’s finest Filipino fare. These restaurants and bakeries aren’t confined to a single “Chinatown”-like neighborhood; instead, they’re spread across strip malls, in anonymous-looking residential areas, and even on the outskirts of town. Some of the restaurants have been slinging adobo and halo-halo for decades, catering to the Filipino immigrants who settled in the area starting in the late ‘60s, after California’s fair housing law was passed and a major construction boom took place. Others connect with a new generation of Filipino Americans through contemporary versions of classic dishes. These 10 spots are a great place to start, especially for the uninitiated.
Restaurants in this map are listed geographically from North to South, not ranked.Read More