Loosely translated into the messy house, The Kalat House LLC is committed to serving up familiar flavors of the motherland (Philippines) in diaspora. We create nostalgic Filipino treats and flavors with our own take on tradition and continue to introduce our culture through familiar foods with vegan and gluten-free options.


We want the Kalat House to be more than just baked goods and treats. In order to actively re-imagine the world we want to live in and leave behind for the future, we redistribute our wealth as a necessary step towards liberation and community care through our baon box sales, offer a sliding scale payment system, leave grocery items and unclaimed orders at local community fridges, organize community fundraiser or engage with mutual aid funds, and more. 


Committed to the sustainability of our planet, after hours of research, here's what we learned:

  • PAPER: We found that paperboard is the most sustainable option when it came to packaging baked goods. Our boxes are kraft made and 100% biodegradable, recyclable, and compostable with minor limitations of select boxes that contain cellophane windows, which are only biodegradable.
  • PLASTIC: We have yet to find an alternative packaging for select items like our cake and pie slices so we've opted out to use polyethylene terephthalate (PET) as our number one option for all plastic packaging as it is 100% recyclable and can be recycled again and again while having a very low environmental footprint.

We're always open and looking for new alternative options and if you have any for us, we're all ears. 

A Commitment to Community

Filipino Creatives

We have had the pleasure of collaborating and working with many Filipino creatives such as Sam Sumulong, Nicci Draws, and Ina Mabasita for many of our brands designs and projects. Our hope is to continue to highlight and showcase our Filipino Community through everything we do while directly supporting their work where we can.


We believe in the redistribution of resources to hold our community in love. All unclaimed food items are redistributed directly to community members or through community-led initiatives to alleviate food insecurity within our community and promote joy and healing. A financial portion of each baon box will also be redistributed directly to mutual aid funds or other community initiatives.

Sliding Scale

We participate in a sliding scale service-exchange to center communities access to culturally relevant foods. To learn more about our approach to a sliding scale service-exchange, please read more below.

Sliding Scale-Service Exchange

A sliding scale-service exchange is a flexible payment tool that supports our work and a variety of community members navigating different financial realities. Incorporating this method into our business model, we hope to offer an opportunity that helps alleviate colonial barriers that have namely disproportionately affected Black and brown communities from receiving ancestral medicine, joy, and healing through culturally relevant or specific foods.

The Kalat House stands for collective healing in all aspects of life. Our sliding scale is implemented in direct response to our dreams for a future that nourishes and honors our collective communities being safe, full, abundant, and free. We base our sliding scale on an honor system - we trust that you'll pay what you can afford at this time through our various tiers available.

Tier 1 is an honest acknowledgement by both parties that within your current reality, you are navigating tension points that would otherwise prevent you from accessing our services. Grounded in a strong belief in abundance, we would like to extend this as an offering that you are still deserving of care and deserve a community that honors your capacity as equal to the economic offering of a person who can pay the highest tier. Tier 2 is the minimum amount it takes to meet our production costs and Tier 3 are meant for folks with disposable income or who would like to directly support our own livelihood as a one-person owned and operated, queer, chronically ill, Tagalog business.

You can access tier 1 at anytime as it is offered through our online store. This tiered approach is currently not available for our pop-ups unless otherwise stated.

However, there is a limited amount of slots for products and services offered at Tier 1 due to our own honest capacity and sustainability through our work. Please be mindful that if you purchase at Tier 1 when you can truthfully afford the other tiers, you are limiting access to those who need support. Please be honest with yourself and your grounded reality when engaging with sliding scale practices as it aims to grow strong and sustainable communities. It also respects the work of creators and creatives, like myself. When I am paid fairly, I am also able to invest more time and resources to create more pathways for free or reduced cost offerings to pour back into community.

A Note about our Sliding Scale-Service Exchanges.

To the right is an image of that can help better understand your role towards a more equitable service between our offerings and community as you determine your tier of exchange.

Since the sliding scale is a tool of accountability built on trust, we understand the nuances in our grounded realities dependent on people and place.