Homegrown Delicacies and Tastes Star in Ayala Malls’ ‘Kain Na!’ Food and Travel Festival

PHILIPPINES — This year, Ayala Malls continues to support local culinary through Kain Na!—an annual food and travel festival organized by the Department of Tourism. Along with members of the Philippine Tour Operators Association Inc. (PHILTOA) and the food tourism consortium, the event launched at MarQuee Mall to spotlight delicacies from Ilocos Region, Soccsksargen, MIMAROPA, CALABARZON, Central Luzon, and Cordillera Administrative Region.

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Kain Na! will also run on multiple months this year at Ayala Malls, including August at Ayala Center Cebu, October at Ayala Malls Manila Bay, and December at Abreeza Mall.

The opening ceremony was led by (from L to R) MarQuee Mall General Manager Peachy Atendido; Regional Field Office III Department of Agriculture Chief of Agribusiness & Marketing Assistance Division Fernando Lorenzo; City Government of Angeles Councilor JC Aguas; Department of Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat; Ayala Malls Area Head – North and Head of Ancillary Business Charmaine Bauzon; Department of Tourism Assistant Secretary for Product & Market Development Verna Buensuceso; Central Luzon Regional Director Carolina Uy; and CAR Regional Director Jovita Ganongan.

The merchants present at the launch of Kain Na! were Cosmic Farm, DOT Cordillera Administrative Region, Pangasinan Entreprenuer Development Association Inc., Philexport, Sasmuan Local Products, Wil-Fel’s Delicacies, Farmers Joy, Yamang Bukid Healthy Products Inc., Aleli’s Pastries, Apag Marangle/Cusina Manuela, Tollhouse, My Lola Nor’s Meryendahan, Grann Garden Shop, RV De Dios Food Manufacturing, Kaka Association Incorporation, Florida-Lubao Organic Farmers Association, Uma Verde Econature Farm Inc., Cafe Linang By Linang Ni LK, Merl’s Native Delicacies, Rejano’s Bakery, Kablon Farms, and Elynne’s Pasalubong Market.

“Kain Na! at Ayala Malls helps bridge many of the country’s best culinary talents to a wider market, thus providing our patrons access to local specialties that they won’t easily find in the city. The opportunity to sample these delicacies feels more notable as we rediscover what it means to travel during the new normal,” says Ayala Malls Area Head – North and Head of Ancillary Business Charmaine Bauzon.

Photo courtesy of Ayala Malls
Photo courtesy of Ayala Malls

Keep amazing going by supporting local SMEs at Ayala Malls. Visit www.kainnastore.com to discover hundreds of food products and local delicacies from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

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