Lil-m Sari Sari Filipino Store.
Maristela McGregor was born in the Philippines and now lives in Gates.
Merle Snow opened Lil-m Sari Sari Filipino Store in Gates in mid-May. Snow was born in Manila and moved to the U.S. when she was in her 30s. She says Gates and Greece have a large Filipino population so it made sense to have it on the west side.
Lil-m Sari Sari Filipino Store is unique in that it carries primarily products imported from the Philippines. The store has a “Tambayan Area” — an informal Filipino term for “hangout spot.”
Products include pork tocino, Manila inihaw beef tapa, coconut vinegar, frozen stuffed milkfish, mango ice cream and Filipino-made spices, teas, sauces and more.
Merle Snow works full time as an accountant for PathStone, but also runs the Philippine Dance Company of Rochester, which she founded in 2006 to promote Filipino culture through dance.
Hours: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday,10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday
Makati Express boxes in three different sizes.
Carries Filipino snacks like Clover chips, Ding Dong snack mix, Regent’s cheese rings, Sweet Corn… tsitsirya.
Chocnut and Growers Peanuts, which are available on Amazon.
Check the Filipino Snack Box
Address: 785 Spencerport Rd
United StatesPhone: (585) 489-9716