Filipino fare takes spotlight at new shop

Love Filipino food? Then Elsa’s Sari Sari Store is for you.

Charlotte resident Elsa Laffitte recently opened the Matthews shop at 11100 Monroe Road, suite O, in Hillside Plaza. A native of the Philippines, Laffitte moved to the United States in 1982 and this is her fourth time opening her own Filipino-focused store.

The shop offers Filipino and Asian noodles, snack crackers, cookies, chips, fruit juices, soup mixes and more. Five freezers are chuck full of fish, meat and coconut from the Philippines.

Elsa’s is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

For more information, call 704-847-5670.

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