“UBEr at SM Baguio, the straw to your berry…”
Back in college, I remember how my then classmates ask for “pasalubong” every time the Baguio boy in me would return back from my city of pines for a home. A city of pines relatively, as it’s from where they “pine” for that Baguio’s exclusive treat.
Since way back when (even far back from pre-SM Baguio days), likewise among tourists, either ube (yam) or strawberry remains to be one of the more popular choices. For the yam though, it’s ube jam; whereas for the strawberry, choices range from fresh strawberries to strawberry preserves or jams. Lately, even the strawberry taho has gained social media prominence.
There are yet delectable variants of these local produce that are worth our time, peso value and social media exposure. This is apparent during the influx of visitors at designated pasalubong areas/souvenir shops along tourist spots.
However, there are means to avoid the crowd and extra outlay on fuel perhaps or peak season prices and the likely time and effort going from point A to point B with a heavy bagful of these local finds.
Thus, come to think of it, parking at SM Baguio in having to go about your objective around town is yet the most logical thing to do. And in principle, SM Baguio lives up to their call “We’ve got it all for you!” or that new one, “Everything’s here at SM!” Basically, you “Experience More Than Shopping” as per their other claim considering the convenience you are to benefit from.
And so to rather save on these weighty considerations, you’re similarly in for a treat at SM Baguio if only to sumptuously gain that ube and strawberry experience.
I came across SM Baguio’s fresh fruit kiosk and for comparison I just thought I’d ask about the strawberries… There were two kinds of strawberries as it appeared, only to find out that the darker ones were just riper and sweeter. And as it is, it’s surprisingly cheaper.
And just a few steps from it, there was the “Mak-makan Pasalubong” (along the SM Baguio’s own Baguio souvenir shops strip) which offers ube and strawberry jams among other things.
Also nearby was “La Lola Churreria” with their ube and strawberry flavor-coated churros.
Just behind La Lola is Krispy Kreme SM Baguio branch, the only branch that offers the “Double Strawberry Cake” doughnut variant; so we’ve been told.
For this exclusive treat then, “doughnut” miss it when in Baguio! Match it as well with their strawberry flavored quencher.
Just Vizco’s err just because it’s the first shop you’d see upon entering by the mall’s SM Supermarket entrance, you might as well checkout Vizco’s Cake Shop’s ube and strawberry cakes.
Whereas when either coming in or going out from the parking, at the upper basement level, fronting DFA is Beans Talk.
And for all its worth, how convenient it is to also be near your car, isn’t it…
Well-known big names in the food and beverage business likewise have joined in on making your ube and strawberry experience more fun when in Baguio; perhaps for all its cool Baguio-feel authenticity and thematic composition.
Up ‘til the 3rd Floor, there are ube and strawberry finds that’ll surely raise your Baguio experience to a cooler level from and with a scenic viewpoint, literally a sweet spot!
Just citing some of these ube and strawberry treats from SM Baguio, it’s likely that SM Baguio being a food hub as well, they could similarly say “We’ve got EAT all for you!” considering that “UBEr at SM Baguio, they’re the STRAW to the BERRY essence of a one-stop go-to place.”