The Foodie Kris Kringle Series: Something for Almusal

It’s time to take your kris kringles up a notch with five counts of delicious


While the holiday season officially kicks off when September chimes in, we think there’s nothing more that screams official Christmas starter pack than with a hefty dose of kris kringle fun leading up to the major present-giving event. A quirky activity derived from the Western world’s Secret Santa, the kris kringle, better known as the “monito, monita”, has become a Filipino tradition for many years now. Starting off weeks before the Christmas party, this is where the giver drops a series of small gift hints based off a theme. We at the Breakfast HQ thought to give it a gastronomy-inspired spin to spice up your usual. Get your tastebuds ready, folks. We’re starting with kris kringle suggestions for Something for Almusal in this extra yummy list.


You’ll love Ninyo’s tasty confections as a jumpstart to your day

This panaderia has just recently opened up shop along Maginhawa’s busy eat street, and nothing spells breakfast than some fresh-off-the-pugon baked pandesal that Ninyo’s does so well. This yuletide season, they’re offering up new holiday specials in their menu that would go perfectly with the theme. For just Php80 per box, you can gift your monito a Raisin Chocolate Loaf, a ChrisChoco Leaf Loaf, or a Choco Star (best eaten when hot for the chocolate to melt in your mouth). If you’re a little bit tighter on the budget, you can opt for their equally value-for-money fares – be it the Spanish Christmas Creme or the Star Creme both at Php60 per box.

Ninyo’s Pandesal is located at Teachers Village East, Quezon City. You can also opt to order via 0920-815-7122 or 0917-624-3247 for these goodies to be delivered to your doorstep.

2Man On The Moon

“But first, coffee” has never sounded more real

If you’re feeling a bit more generous with your monito or monita, let Man On The Moon’s cold brew selections be your weapons of choice. We all know that every great day starts with great coffee and this stellar local brew has got options like Black Hole for those who want their coffee straight up and strong, Nebula for the matcha lover, Milky Way for those who like it creamy, and Solstice for the adventurous (just imagine coffee and calamansi juice together). You can opt to order their regular bottles that range Php130-Php160 or their Christmas edition bottles at Php340.

Go ahead and order your brew at +63917-517-0547.

3Sophia’s Kitchen

Hurry while stocks are still available!

Homemade with love, Sophia’s Kitchen utilizes only the healthiest ingredients, minus the additives. Plus, they hit two birds with one stone too, sourcing all their ingredients from local suppliers. What’s more is that you can pair it with any breakfast fare from fruits to crackers to bread to even your porridges. Prices range from Php275 to Php295 but believe us when we say it’s a good kris kringle splurge your monito will love. These spreads are in limited stock so you better hurry while it still lasts!

Make sure you place your orders until supplies last at

4Native Gourmet

Some bolder options to level up your breakfast fares, maybe?

When it comes to healthy and high-quality Filipino delicacies,Native Gourmet is the gift to give. For Something for Almusal, you can opt to go with their Organic Tablea in Sinamay Wrap (Php175 for sweetened, Php165 for unsweetened) perfect for making a cup of hot choco for the chilly mornings that December brings forth. If you know your monito or your monita to be one who loves heavier savory fares in the morning, you might also want to try gifting them with the Crab Paste (Php295 for Original Lemongrass or Hot and Spicy) and Adobong Tahong (Php195 for regular, Php295 for large)preserved neatly in bottles. Or you know, spread the love by giving all three in a neat holiday package.

For orders, message/Viber/Whatsapp (no calls/SMS) them at 0939-920-4399 or drop them a message over at their FB or IG pages @nativegourmet.

5Pili & Pino

Pili & Pino is out here saving the day one fare at a time

At Pili & Pino, you can get wholesome eats using the finest of Filipino ingredients and techniques. We suggest you grab yourself their Christmas sets and have all your kris kringle woes for all your groups covered – be it with the barkada, at the office, or even with the family. May we suggest their Ola Granola which is a collection of mini granola packs at Php850 or their Breakfast Medley which contains all your breakfast essentials and favorites from pancake with syrup, granolas, and jams at Php1500. Their authentic flavors are guaranteed to be a hit with your tastebuds.

You can order their gift sets here:

Which kris kringle gift are you buying for Something for Almusal? Let us know! For more Foodie Kris Kringle options, check out this link