Executive chef Ria Dolly Barbosa combines her traditional French culinary training with the flavors of her Filipino heritage at Petite Peso, resulting in a vibrant menu with each dish acting as a heartfelt homage. The menu is straight-forward, offering you the option to select between a bowl (one entree and one side), plate (two entrees and one side), or a family meal for two or four, with rotating entree choices like Shrimp Pinakbet, Beef Kare Kare, and Pork Lechon Kawali. You can also order favorites like pork lumpias and a Longanisa Breakfast Burrito a la carte. Petite Peso also offers a selection of fresh Filipino pastries, like a Mango Money Bun and a Polvoron Cookie Box with flavors like peanut butter and chocolate and pistachio. You’ll want to order a glass of calamansi drink, a citrus fruit cultivated in the Philippines, to wash it all down.
How to order: Pickup via Chownow and delivery via delivery apps.
Opening a restaurant at any time is intimidating, but during a pandemic? Downright terrifying. That’s exactly what chef Ria Barbosa did in April, taking over fellow Pinoy Charles Olalia’s former Rice Bar space in downtown. At a time when eateries across the city are shuttering, Petite Peso has found its niche shilling rice bowls and Filipino-inspired fusion sammies -- like a French dip with a taste-bud-vibrating adobo jus and garlicky/gingery fried chicken squished into airy pan de sal. Delightfully crisp lumpia made with Impossible “meat” and a jackfruit bowl with collard greens and coconut milk, both of which are available as part of a takeaway family-style meal, help cater to the vegetarian and vegan crowd. Pro tip: Don’t sleep on the pastries and desserts (an entire box of treats sets you back $28 and will make you the most popular roommate)—like Spanish money rolls filled with sweet brown butter and polvoron cream cookies.
How to order: In-house pickup or delivery via ChowNow, Postmates, DoorDash, UberEats, and Grubhub