November 05, 2017

One Day Guide to Legazpi Sunday Market

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  • On weekends, especially on Sundays, Makati is known to its residents and frequenters as a solitary city, with only very few vehicles traversing along its roads and very few people walking the streets. If you are one of the people who are looking for something fun to do on weekends in Makati, head on over to Legazpi Sunday Market, which is one of the few places that ooze life and vibrance on a Sunday.

    Legazpi Sunday Market is held every Sunday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Legazpi Car Park. There are many stalls of various products you can find here, so to save you the dizzying hassle, we give you a special itinerary that will let you explore every corner of Legazpi Sunday Market in a breeze.

    7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Cheryl’s Cuisine

    Oyster Omelette at Cheryl’s Cuisine (Php 190)

    If you want an easy meal that will fill you with enough energy for your tour around the market, grab some breakfast first at Cheryl’s Cuisine. They serve delicious Chinese meals like the Oyster Omelette (Php 190), which is also one of their best sellers.

    Cheryl’s Cuisine can be found among the stalls of food on one side of the market.

    Pad Thai at Khun Caesar’s Thai Kitchen (Php 236)

    Alternative: If you want a more loaded breakfast, you can check out Khun Caesar’s Thai Kitchen, which serves a lot of seafood and beef dishes but also with vegetarian options.

    8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Buy fresh produce

    It’s good to be among the first ones to look around the stalls of vegetables, fruits, and plants so you can be sure that the ones you buy are the freshest.

    There are a lot of fresh produce from the local growers displayed around the market – near the entrance, near the food stalls, and next to the parking lot.

    9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Shop around the fashion and arts & crafts shops near the entrance on Sotto St.

    Aloha

    Among the first ones you’ll see near the entrance is Aloha, a Japanese grocery store operated by a Japanese couple. They sell cute handmade straw bags that are durable and water-resistant, as well as delicious home-made pickles and daifukumochi (rice cakes with sweet bean filling).

    Decorio Egg Craft

    What If

    Also, take your time to look around and buy some unique products from Kal’s Woodcraft, What If handmade crafts, Decorio Egg Craft, and Filhands Art and Crafts.

    10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Grab some refreshments at Kefseft

    Take a break before moving on to the other stalls! Kefseft, which is just next to the stalls by the entrance, sells different refreshments and desserts made by Japanese dairymen. They have a lot of healthy options like Japanese milk (Php 70 for 480 ml) and home-made plain yogurt (Php 50).

    11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Shop around the shops on the side of V.A. Rufino St.

    On this side of Legazpi Sunday Market, you’ll also find a lot of arts and crafts and locally made fashion items like bags, pouches, and scarfs.

    Harl’s

    Brown Tree Crafts

    Hope Scarfs

    If you’re looking for stylish and high-quality bags and pouches, check out Harl’s leather goods, Siklo Pilipinas which reuses old tires for their bags and wallets, and Brown Tree Crafts which uses Virofibers for their products. For practical yet beautiful storage products, check out the stalls of Monteville and Urbn Wud. Meanwhile, Novelty Handicraft and Hope Scarfs sell colorful and fashionable scarfs to match with your wardrobe.

    12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch at Asian Hawker Food

    Hungry already? Get hefty servings of Malaysian dishes at the stall of Asian Hawker Food. Since Legazpi Sunday Market is in an open area, you can actually feel that you’re dining at a Hawker center, common among Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore. A highly recommended dish is Char Kway Teow (Php 180), which is always made with fresh ingredients.

    1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Healthy refreshments at Stanford Shaw

    After a satisfying lunch, sit for a while and refresh yourself with healthy drinks from the stall of Stanford Shaw. This stall specializes in ginger ale drinks which are rich in ginger flavors and are not commercially sold at supermarkets. That makes their products a precious find at this Sunday market! You can buy a 29 ml serving of ginger ale for Php 120 or 600 ml for Php 200. You can also choose the sugar level for your drink.

    1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Eat desserts at Picole

    Continue walking around Legazpi Sunday Market with ice pops in hand! You can buy Fruity Pops (Php 40) from the stall of Picole in the middle of the market. Perfect for hot days, their ice pops have the natural sweetness of fruits and contains no additives.


    Written by Rizelle “Rei” Leaño

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