Tampa Bay’s first Red Ribbon Filipino bakery is coming to Pinellas Park

And it’s right next to Jollibee.

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A Red Ribbon in Chicago, Illinois.

Filipino Red Ribbon bakery is opening up shop in Pinellas Park, right next to the Filipino fast food chain Jollibee.

Though no opening is specified on Red Ribbon’s website, local food blogger Carlos Eats points out that a “coming soon” sign is in the window of the forthcoming national chain opening at at 4053 Park Boulevard N.

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The bakery has some amazing looking cakes including the deep purple ube overload cake (ube is a naturally purple yam) and the Mango Supreme Cake made with Filipino mangos. In addition to cakes, Red Ribbon has sweet and savory pastries like a “Cheesy Mamon” butter sponge cake topped with cheese.

Red Ribbon also has dinner covered with arroz caldo (chicken and rice congee with shiitake mushrooms, egg, green onions and fried garlic) and individual or family-size portions of its signature dish palabok (noodles topped with special sauce, pork, fried garlic, green onions, eggs and ground pork crackling). The bakery currently ships its pastries and cakes nationwide, but you could always get a taste of local Filipino bakery flavors by visiting Mercel’s Bakeshop just 1.5 miles away.

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