Bring home happiness from the north with Bantay Bread

Baked goods do tend to elicit a feeling of happiness. From their appetizing scents wafting to our nostrils, the sight of them laid out on the table to their sweetness as we bite into them, baked goodies sate our hunger while also calling to mind fun memories from our childhood.

These kinds of baked goodies are what Ilocos-based bakery Bantay Bread specializes in.

Bantay Bread

This family business started out in 2010 as a local panaderia supplying morning pan de sal to its patrons.

In response to the changes brought about by the pandemic and its resulting community quarantine, the family behind Bantay Bread set about pivoting their business to operate in their new business environment.

Bantay Bread

First, they expanded their product offerings to include much-loved Pinoy desserts, some of which my family and I were recently able to sample. These include:

Kabayan. Bite-sized butter muffins shaped like the Pinoy salakot. My daughter – a middle-aged Asian tiger mom trapped in the body of a Gen Z girl – developed a liking for it as it is not too sweet.

Bantay Bread

Bantay Bread

Bantay Bread

Hopiang Baboy. A Filipino pastry, that contrary to the name, actually does not contain pork meat. This flaky pastry is actually filled with onions caramelized in pork fat and combined with flour, sugar and milk. Hubby likes to munch on these during his coffee break.

Bantay Bread

Bantay Bread

Bantay Bread

Pianono. Interestingly, this pastry is actually named after Pope Pius IX whose nickname was Pio Nono. Of course, we Filipinized its name to pianono. It is a sponge cake roll with a sweet buttercream filling. I recall having this as my baon for recess when I was in grade school. My son – a sweet tooth like me! – likes having this for dessert.

Bantay Bread

Bantay Bread

Bantay Bread

Another way Bantay Bread was able to pivot its business is by expanding its availability beyond Ilocos. In Metro Manila, for instance, Bantay Bread fans can just contact these local resellers to order the objects of their baked good cravings.

  • Marikina: +63 916 7760087 or +63 927 8657119
  • Parañaque: +63 917 8438012
  • Alabang: +63 917 8068027
  • Pasig/Fairview: +63 908 8887417

So if you’ve got a hankering for home-grown Pinoy baked goods for merienda, dessert or for munching on anytime of the day, bring home some happiness from the north and get a box of Bantay Bread.

Bantay Bread

Bantay Bread’s main branch is located at Buquig, National Hi-way, Bantay, Ilocos Sur, open daily from 8am to 7pm. For inquiries or to apply to be a reseller, call or text +63 917 7007696. For more details on its product offerings and availability in your area, follow Bantay Bread on Facebook and Instagram.

Disclosure: Product samples were provided to elicit honest feedback.

Check out my blog posts on other small enterprises and startups in the food business:

Author: Gel Jose

Manic Pixie Dream Girl Wannabe, Imagineer, Foodie, TV Addict and Lifelong Learner

7 thoughts on “Bring home happiness from the north with Bantay Bread”

  1. Wow. ang sarap naman po nito. 😍 Panalo tong Bantay Bread😍 Favorite ko pa naman ang mga goodies nato. Gusto ko tuoy matikman ang sarili nilang gawan . For sure madami ang masasarapan dito Dahil tatak BantayBread 💖

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  2. Wow. ang sarap naman po nito. 😍 Panalo tong Bantay Bread😍 Favorite ko pa naman ang mga goodies nato. Gusto ko tuoy matikman ang sarili nilang gawa . For sure madami ang masasarapan dito Dahil tatak BantayBread 💖

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  3. Sarap naman po ng Bantay Bread highly recommended perfect partner sa mainit na kape almusal man yan or merienda favorite ko yung kabayan nila kasi hindi ganun katamis.

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  4. Wow ang sasarap nman po nito perfect pang snack tapos my kapares na coffee tlgang nkakatakam . Ung hopiang baboy ang pnka fave ko tlga ang sarap niyan sobra 😍❤️

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  5. very instagramable shots! talagang nakakagutom as u can see, thank you for another great blog po mommy gel, bantay bread is 💯 highly recommended po tlaga, natakam nyo na naman po kaming lahat 😍

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  6. Hoping Baboy talaga at Kabayan ang lagi king nabibili tuwing tanghali ang sarap po kc talaga, at pag Sinawsaw mo sa Kape, siguradong mpapa Wow ka talaga sa sarap ☕😊🤤🤤 Legit Ang sarap, mura, at Highly Recommended

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  7. i love how Bantay Bread adapt to this pandemic, it is nice that they have resellers now so it is very convenient to satisfy our cravings for this all time favorite goodies. fave ko yung Pianono coz i really love its buttercream filling.

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