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This New Filipino Food Stall In West Loop Sells Dazzling Purple Desserts

By Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz

This New Filipino Food Stall In West Loop Sells Dazzling Purple Desserts

A Taste of the Philippines is selling delicious Ube donuts and waffles out of its new food stall at the French Market.

Something purple’s now cooking in the French Market and that’s A Taste of the Philippine’s Ube donuts! Ran by owner Kathy Vega Hardy, the food stall looks to introduce the Filipino culture through its delicious cuisine. A Taste of the Philippines first started its journey as a food truck back in Denver and has developed a popular following over the years. Now it has finally opened the doors to its new food stall and aren’t we glad it has!

A Taste of the Philippines has a lot to offer but perhaps their most striking choice are their purple Ube treats. Purple yams, more commonly known as Ube, are typical of Filipino cuisine. These mildly sweet tubercules are similar to sweet potatoes and are particularly popular when it comes to dessert.

Their gorgeously purple donuts come with silky-smooth purple glazing and are always in high demand. Unfortunately, owner Vega Hardy announced via Instagram that their new oven is malfunctioning, so we might have to wait a tad bit longer to try these yummy rings of purple. But, do not despair! A Taste of the Philippines’ other purple dessert, Ube waffles, look just as incredibly yummy. These are served with oozing amounts of with macapuno maple syrup and they just look utterly delectable! Just look at them!

For those more interested in savory treats, A Taste of the Philippines also offers lumpia, a kind of Filipino spring roll which also happen to be Vega Hardy’s specialties.  In addition to these, the eatery also offers a wide menu that varies on a day-to-day basis. Dishes include bistek tagalog, tocino chicken, longganisa scotch eggs, and Vega Hardy’s other specialty pancit.

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A Taste of the Philippines opened its doors on Monday, July 20, inside the French Market and is now open every day Monday through Saturday. So if you’re looking for your next favorite dessert we highly suggest you give this amazing new stall a go!

see also: Randolph Street Will Now Be Closed Off For Outdoor Dining All Week Long

Practical information

Monday-Friday 8am-4pm Saturdays 11am-5pm
Prices may vary

[featured image: @diningexplorer, Instagram]