Help Boonie Foods start up in our new location!


My name is Joe Fontelera, Chef/owner of Boonie Foods. I started Boonie Foods as a pick up Filipino food pop-up at the height of the pandemic when everyone needed extra love and care. I wanted to show the world what it looks like to be fed and cared for by my Lola (Tagalog for grandmother).

Fast forward two years later, and with the help of our amazing team, we have built a wonderful community meeting place inside of Revival Food Hall where anyone can join in on delicious Filipino food and appreciate and learn about Filipino culture and hospitality!

We are about to take a significant leap forward in our evolution by moving out of the food hall and launching in our first brick and mortar location!

After significant personal investment, we still need a little more help to start off really strong and to be able to fully realize our vision: a restaurant just like Lola's house, where you can visit no matter what, planned or unexpected, celebrating, grieving, or just stopping by to say hi, and she somehow has your favorite ulam(main dish) ready for you and everything is just right.

Maraming salamat, thank you so much for reading this. I hope we can feed you soon!
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Joseph Fontelera
Chicago, IL

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