Our Story

We represent a tradition of Filipino baking excellence. Our mission is to deliver our quality baking experience to your home. From our family to yours, our fresh baked goods are made to satisfy your every craving. From our well-known dinner rolls, Pan de Sal, to our delectable kakanin desserts, you can never go wrong with our authentic Filipino baked treats.


Our Humble Beginnings

The story of Valerio’s began in the early 1950s in Manila, Philippines. A talented baker named Victor Valerio and his wife Milagros discovered that their fried dough, bicho-bicho, was so well loved by neighbors that they decided to open their first bakeshop in Bacoor, Cavite City in 1965. The shop’s success brought the couple to America. In 1979, they opened their first bakery on US soil in Southern California.

In 1994, Valerio’s Tropical Bakeshop opened in West Covina, California. At the helm this time was Valerio’s son, Ariosto R. Valerio. He sought to bring traditional Filipino baked goods to the local community in the Los Angeles area. Together with his wife Elenita, Ariosto made this new bakeshop the “Home of the Famous Hot Pan De Sal”. Inside the shop, customers found the freshly baked pan de sal they knew and loved all day. With that success, the second generation Valerio couple opened even more stores across the US.

Today six of Mr. Valerio’s children are involved with the success of their family business. Moreover, the fourth generation of the Valerio family continues the legacy with the latest installation of bakeries across the U.S. and abroad with locations such as Carson, Jacksonville, Houston, Hawaii, Seattle, Carson, and Toronto.