Pronounced loom-pi-ya, lumpia is essentially the Filipino version of a spring roll – similar in style to Chinese egg rolls, Vietnamese Chả giò, and Thailand's Popiah. Lola's Lumpia is a new restaurant founded by Filipino American twins and their spouses.
The four Brooklynites come from the design and advertising industry –working with many restaurants and food brands–and wanted to focus on a lumpia-only menu. “This is our first restaurant, and we wanted to do one thing really well.
New York City is so diverse in food and cultures, and we're excited to contribute to the boom that Filipino cuisine is finally experiencing, similar to Vietnamese and Thai food in recent years,” said co-founder Glenn Pajarito.