If you live on the east side of town you'll want to take note...
Bibi's Kitchen pop-up is hitting the streets of Ahwatukee with innovative Salvadoran food that will blow your mind.
Bridget Quijano started these pop-ups in in November 2019 turning out Salvadoran classics like pupusas and revueltas. Don't know what those are? Take it from us, all you need to know is they're delicious.
Before starting Bibi's Kitchen, Quijano was the sous chef at Shula Steakhouse for over four years. She finds her culinary passion in introducing Latin cuisine to everyone. With a strong background in seafood and steakhouse and 13 years of kitchen experience she has always had a love for cooking and is eager to innovate Salvadoran food.
“I feel Salvadoran food is under rated and I want to show the community my love for food and show them how delicious this cuisine is,” said Quijano.
Quijano enjoys experimenting with the classics and creating new favorites with traditional dishes for a modern twist on the food she grew up eating.
“My mother is my biggest influence,” said Quijano. She was also a chef and always dreamed about having her own business, but as Latina female she was always scared.”
Quijano has broken that mold and is kicking ass bringing her Salvadoran food to the streets every week and one day dreams of turning her pop-up into a food truck to broaden her reach around the Valley. “My ultimate end goal for Bibi's Kitchen is to open a small Latin cafe,” said Quijano.
You can find Bibi's Kitchen weekly at an Ahwatukee coffee shop called Buzzed Goat and once a month Quijano sets up shop somewhere in Phoenix. She also recently joined the Cultivo Mercado, a market for local Latinos to showcase their small businesses. “It's an amazing experience to see all these local Latin owned business come together.”
Favorites at Bibi's Kitchen include shrimp pupusas, birria pizza, a one of a kind dish, and a fusion dish joining together aqua chile and a poké bowl.
“I just turned one of our traditional dishes “panes con pollo” into a pizza,” said Quijano. “It's the same flavor with a modern touch.”
So what are you waiting for? It's about time you found Bibi's Kitchen and discover for yourself the wonder of Salvadoran food. Follow @bibis_latin_kitchen on Instagram for information and to find out where you can find her.