Filipino food has undergone a renaissance in the past decade. As Filipinos immigrated and assimilated to the United States, many aspects of Filipino culture were lost in the generations after. In an effort to rediscover their culture, young Filipino chefs and entrepreneurs are exploring their identity and redefining Filipino food in what is being called the Filipino Food Movement. The goal of this movement is to give Filipino food a platform to be recognized and celebrated.
At Boni Filipino Street Food, we want to share the experience of an unapologetically authentic Filipino meal – homemade with an emphasis on ingredients and presentation. Whether for a special meal, a relaxing gathering of friend or exploring new flavors – you’re welcome at our table.
Boni Filipino Street Food came from our love of food, cooking and feeding people. Like many Filipinos, it’s our way of showing we care. There’s a phrase used in many Filipino homes – Kumain ka na ba – which translates to “have you eaten yet?” Walk into a Filipino home at any time of the day and you’ll be greeted with “Kumain ka na ba?” It’s our way of saying hello.
Boni Filipino Street Food’s menu is an approachable take on Filipino street food. For locals, street food is the ultimate comfort food. For travelers, it is the ultimate adventure. Our goal is to create a menu that is authentic, unique, and exciting while still approachable and easy to communicate. The menu will consist of Bowls (preset rice bowls with available customizations), Rolls (fried spring rolls), and Sticks (grilled BBQ skewers).View Menu
Being born in the Philippines and growing up in the suburbs of central Ohio, Krizzia has always existed in the space between two cultures. Her school days were filled with pizza lunches and “Schoolhouse Rock!”. Time at home was spent in family videoke sessions and adobong manok on the dinner table. These two worlds, while different, separate, and sometimes conflicting, were hers. Challenging as it was, they would become the catalyst for her passion of spreading Filipino food and culture to her community.
Like most, Krizzia’s first few jobs were in restaurants: serving guests, making beverages, mopping floors, scrubbing bathrooms, washing dishes, and cooking up a mean basket of crispy tofu. Outside of work and school, she found engagement and enthusiasm in cultural and philanthropic organizations. After graduating from The Ohio State University and a stint in Chicago’s tech industry, Columbus (and her mom) called her back to bring a little piece of the homeland to the heartland.
Today, Krizzia is responsible for the overall branding and marketing strategy that has gained the attention of adventure loving Columbusites, local publications, national news outlets and television networks. She also manages the company finances, administrative responsibilities, leadership team, and relationships with vendors and community partners. In her spare time, she holds board roles in various community organizations and speaks at university, corporate, and nonprofit events about Filipino food and culture.