Get a taste of Baguio’s strawberry shortcake that’ll make your tummy berry, berry happy!
Image: Vizco’s Restaurant and Cake Shop Facebook Page
When one says “Baguio City,” it is impossible not to think about the delicacies the province has to offer: the famous ube jam from Good Shepherd, pasalubongs such as lengua de gato and chocolate flakes, and of course, Baguio’s popular strawberries. The strawberries of the province are as fresh as they are sweet, and they can be mixed with any kind of food that you can think of: taho, ice cream, and even shortcakes!
When talking about cakes, one cannot miss the dainty shop along Session Road that offers the best strawberry shortcake
ever baked: Vizco’s Restaurant and Cake Shop
. The cake shop’s strawberry shortcake is twice as special, for it is paired with strawberries that are fresh out of Benguet’s farm. With the country still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, Baguio closed its doors temporarily to curb the spread of the disease. Lucky for you, this won’t stop Vizco’s Restaurant and Cake Shop
from delivering the goodness of their strawberry shortcake straight to your doorstep! Wondering how you can order? Keep reading!
The Best of Baguio Now Within Arm’s Reach
Known for its best-selling strawberry shortcake, Vizco’s Restaurant and Cake Shop in Baguio City started in 2004 when the family of owner Jackie Vizcocho Dizon got a space on Session Road. Jackie was only fresh out of culinary school when she produced the perfect recipe for the shortcake, giving birth to the restaurant’s signature pastry. Vizco’s strawberry shortcake consists of a light chiffon cake hugged by whipped cream and topped with a crown of fresh, plump sliced strawberries.
The resto only gets strawberries from Cordilleran farmers in Benguet to assure that only fresh ones are used in their shortcake. So when Baguio City had to close down its doors for tourists due to the pandemic, it affected not only the resto but the livelihood of the Cordilleran farmers as well. In an effort to help the farmers keep making revenue, Quezon City-based shop Love, Strawberry opened a direct delivery service that offers various items from Vizco’s, including the all-time favorite strawberry shortcake.
How To Order
Love, Strawberry delivers batches of cakes on a weekly basis. To place your order, all you have to do is send a direct message to the store’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lovestrawberry2020/. Customers are required to pay a 50% down payment to reserve their slots, and the rest of the payment may be completed upon delivery.
The cakes arrive from Baguio every Saturday night around 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, so buyers may opt to pick their orders up from the store’s branch in Commonwealth, Quezon City or have their cakes delivered to them on Sunday morning via the store’s in-house delivery team.
Besides strawberry shortcake, Love, Strawberry also delivers other Vizco’s products that are sure to delight your taste buds. The price list of the items are as follows:
1. Strawberry Shortcake
6” - PhP1,080
8” - PhP1375
2. Mango Cake and Ube Cake
6” - PhP920
8” - PhP1,120
3. Carrot Cake (8”) - PhP1,160
4. A tub of strawberries - PhP100
5. Ube pandesal - PhP120 per dozen
6. Strawberry pandesal - PhP100 for 8 pieces
7. Strawberry jam - (in plastic jar) PhP60; (in glass jar) PhP90
8. Strawberry milk drink - PhP100
9. Strawberry lemonade - PhP85
There’s nothing like being able to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings by treating yourself to a sweet slice of cake from Vizco’s. And with this service, now you can!
to find more popular delicacies that can be delivered to Metro Manila!
About Antonette Louise Guiao
Antonette is a writer, a night owl, an extrovert, and a BTS ARMY. Her spare time is consumed by drawing digital vector art, sleeping, binge-watching Netflix series, and learning how to cook. An adventurer by heart, she aspires to travel the world with her family, try extreme outdoor activities, and taste all sorts of food in different countries.
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