Sagada ranks high on our all-time list of top local road-trip destinations. We’re already dreaming of our next journey there, whenever that may be—the favorite spots we’ll revisit, the souvenirs we’ll be getting, all the good food we’ll stuff ourselves with. What’s a road trip without a food trip, right?
Anyone who’s ever visited the mountain town has probably passed by the popular Sagada Lemon Pie House in Atey, Daoangan. The eponymous dessert of this establishment is the family recipe of owner Joseph Daoas, who based it on his mother’s recipe. Your chances of you traveling hundreds of kilometers away are very slim right now, but if you want to get a taste of this pie, here’s something to check out: The Fruit Ninja will begin delivering boxes of the famed Lemon Pie (P550 per box) to Manila on alternate weekends, starting October 11.
The Fruit Ninja is based in Malabon. You can get in touch via the official Facebook page for orders—just keep in mind that slots are limited for the Sagada lemon pie. Accepted modes of payment are via bank transfer, GCash, and Paymaya, and delivery can be done through the usual couriers.
Aside from lemon pie, you can also get other goodies from the Mountain Province and Benguet through The Fruit Ninja. There’s yogurt from H.O.Y., aka House of Yogurt Lover; a bottle of 410 grams will cost P285. Fresh lemons, oranges, and strawberries are also available.
The humble two-story Lemon Pie House has been a go-to spot for Sagada tourists for years now. After taking a trek though the municipality’s caves and historic spots, most visitors would trudge back to the resto for a good meal and a pie treat. It first opened way back in 2008, while the recipe itself took around 12 years to perfect, according to the official blog.
Safe to say we won’t have to wait 12 years to visit the place again. For now, since we can’t travel to Sagada for lemon pie, at least the lemon pie can travel from Sagada for us.
NOTE: This article first appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made.