Antonio’s Pantry Items Have Found A New Home In Metro Manila

From the family that brought us Antonio's comes Pedro the Grocer.

Drives out to Tagaytay are always made extra special with trips to Antonio’s and their sibling restos Balay Dako and Breakfast at Antonio’s, but the adventure doesn’t stop at the said establishments themselves. Regulars well know that you can bring home the experience as the Antonio’s group also sells their own line of bottled products, snacks, and more perfect for gifting to friends and family or stocking your kitchen and pantry.

Though there are resellers of these goods in Manila, it’ll be even easier to get your fix. Last August 25, they opened Pedro the Grocer, a new brick-and-mortar shop in Makati that serves as the primary distribution point of Antonio’s products in the Metro.

Pedro the Grocer, makati store
Pedro the Grocer is a new brick-and-mortar spot where you can pick up signature bottles, bakes, and more by Antonio’s.
PHOTO BY Pedro the Grocer

Shop Antonio’s signature jams, pastries, snacks, and more at this new store in Makati:

Open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Pedro the Grocer gets its moniker from Antonio’s owner Tonyboy Escalante’s younger son, Pedro Escalante, and is owned and operated by older son Basti Escalante, who explains they take after the luxe-meets-traditional Filipino character Antonio’s has come to be known for. The 48-square meter outlet goes for a brooding look with shades of black, white, and gray, a straightforward but fitting theme that shines the spotlight on the great-quality products they’ve got on offer.


In the lineup are signature Antonio’s bottled, packaged, and frozen eats as well as one-of-a-kind finds from small local players and farmers that’ll spruce up your food selection at home. Consider keeping a bottle or two of the sweet-nutty Banana Macadamia Jam and/or Strawberry Pinenuts Jam, both excellent with their bread which include the buttery Ensaymada Quezo de Bola and flaky Croissants.

For an easy-to-reheat breakfast that’ll bring the Tagaytay long weekend feels to your dining table, grab packs of the Housemade Corned Beef and/or Housemade Longganisa and pair them with your sides and starches of choice.

Pedro the Grocer, jams
Breakfast and tea time are bound to get more exhilarating with these jams in your cupboard.
PHOTO BY Pedro the Grocer
Pedro the Grocer, breads
Breads, anyone? Get Antonio’s signature Ensaymada and Cheese Rolls…
PHOTO BY Pedro the Grocer
Pedro the Grocer, crusty breads
…Or crustier options that you can use for sandwiches or toast.
PHOTO BY Pedro the Grocer
Pedro the Grocer, longganisa
Frozen, ready-to-cook Longganisa makes for a quick yet great-tasting meal option on busy days.
PHOTO BY Pedro the Grocer

Feeling snacky? Go for bites like Peppery Lengua Empanada, or sweet treats like the Otap and Toasted Mamon. And because dessert is always a good idea, definitely don’t miss their Crinkles, Dark Chocolate Hazelnuts chocolate blocks, and Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream.


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Pedro the Grocer, dressings
Salad dressings? They’ve got that, too.
PHOTO BY Pedro the Grocer
Pedro the Grocer, cookies
Don’t forget to pick up a cookie or two on your way out!
PHOTO BY Pedro the Grocer

Pedro the Grocer is at 2/F San Antonio Arcade Plaza, McKinley Road, Makati City. For more information, check out Pedro the Grocer’s Facebook page.


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* Minor edits have been made by the editors.


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