The concept of a vegan lifestyle isn’t all that common in the Philippines, and though there is a burgeoning contingent of vegan Filipinos, there remains a dearth of vegan options in Filipino cuisine. That’s why my interest was piqued when I first started to hear the buzz around San & Wolves Bakeshop, which is the first all vegan Filipino bakeshop of its kind.
Owner Kym Estrada shared, “I’ve been vegan for a decade and I just wanted people to have a taste of my culture. I’ve met a lot of people like myself, and I thought to myself that I need to feed these people, because a lot of them would want the same things I want.”
Estrada pretty much makes everything from scratch, which then goes into the myriad of soy free, nut free, and palm oil free pastries. That level of control over foundational ingredients ensures a truly vegan product. Customers can get vegan versions of unique Filipino pastries like Ube Cinnamon Rolls, Chocolate Pandan Cake, and even Buko Pop-Tarts.
Check out the video above for a delicious dive into the vegan Filipino treats at San & Wolves Bakeshop.