How would you like to locate a Filipino restaurant, bakery, or grocery store in mere seconds? Simply visit Sarap.life, click on restaurants, type in your favorite restaurant and it locates the restaurant for you. It’s that simple.
The first-ever Filipino food search platform defaults to the user’s location in the following areas: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and New Jersey. In these places, it pops up to the user’s area and shows the nearest Filipino restaurant. This way, there’s always a Filipino restaurant to you to satisfy your Filipino food cravings. It’s Yelp for Filipino food.
The site has come at an opportune time withthe Filipino food movement sweeping the United States. In fact, there’s an organizationprecisely with that name, founded recently to create broad awareness, appreciation, and enhanced investment in the Filipino culinary arts.
Many of these new Filipino restaurants are redefining Philippine cuisine, thanks to both Filipinos and Filipino Americans who are showing their creative flair in the kitchen, having experienced working in the best restaurants in the United States and the Philippines.
The search feature of Sarap.life allows for searches of hundreds, if not all, of the Filipino food establishments in the US cities covered (except for Manila). Locating specific food items are new but will continue to evolve. For better searches, users are advised to locate the exact names of Filipino food establishments.
The Filipino food establishments featured in the platform consists of Filipino restaurants, fast-food chains like Jollibee, grocery stores, supermarkets like Seafood City, bakeries/pastry shops and in some cases, the links to Filipino food trucks’ locations.
The platform has small and big Filipino food establishments on the site. The listings have basic info, routes, contact info, menus as well as photos and videos of their traditional dishes and modern takes on the cuisine.
For now, the cities covered in the platform are Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and New Jersey with a few listings in Manila. More cities are planned.
The site’s blog section also serves as the ultimate source of Filipino food news outside of the Philippines. It serves as announcement of new Filipino food spots as well as those generating buzz in US media outlets.