Go loco for strawberries this summer with these delectable eats and drinks

Published April 30, 2021, 12:59 PM

by John Legaspi

Strawberries are the hip fruit of the season

There is no such thing as strawberry overload

In our pre-pandemic time, one of the best ways to spend your time in Baguio and Benguet is by visiting its lush agriculture spaces. Locals put their pride on the produce they grow from their land; and among the many fruits of their labor are the plump, juicy strawberries.

For years, strawberries have been associated with Benguet so much that in 1981 the province started its Panaspulan Strawberry Festival, best known as La Trinidad Strawberry Festival. These days, while many city dwellers cannot climb up north to find refuge in the cold breeze, the region’s spirit can still be felt with the strawberry food craze happening in the city.

Yes, strawberries are the must-eat fruit of the season. From the humble food business to dining giants, everyone is bringing their best sweets forward, highlighting the vibrant red beauty of the strawberry and its distinct fruity flavor. To get your strawberry chowdown starting, we’ve listed eight of the latest strawberry food and drink creations you must try. As we all know, summertime with strawberries is going to be a “berry” good one even at home.

Strawberry Chocochip ice cream by Bananarama PH, price upon request

Photo from Bananarama PH

Strawberry cheesecake sundae by Ministop, P18 and P27

Photo from Ministop Philippines

Bento minimalist strawberry shortcake by Good Karma PH Bakery, P650

Photo from Good Karma PH Bakery

Strawberry-filled doughnuts by Gourmet cravings, P95 per piece

Photo from Gourmet cravings

Strawberry soufflé pancake sandwich by Gram Pancake, P655 for a box of four

Photo from Gram Pancake

Strawberry latte by Tim Hortons Philippines, P150

Photo from Tim Hortons Philippines

Strawberry ensaimada by Wildflour Cafe + Bakery, price upon request

Photo from Wildflour Cafe + Bakery

Strawberry cheesecake smoothie by Cheesecakery PH, P199

Photo from Cheesecakery PH