In Makati, there are two park-turned-markets that draw residents and visitors alike to get their bags and baskets ready for the freshest produce. Every Saturday, the Salcedo Park becomes a bustling place where families, local and foreign, mingle with each other. The Jaime Velasquez Park The Salcedo Saturday Market is a vibrant community market that sells various delights, such as organic food, fruits, and vegetables. Found at the Jaime Velasquez Park, it’s a great place to spend Saturday mornings with. It’s a shopping destination for those who want alternative and healthier options aside from those found in a mall. Here, most of the products are made for a […]
If going to the mall is not an option for you to spend your Sunday morning with, here’s an alternative: Legazpi Sunday Market, the go-to place for your fresh and organic shopping needs. LEGAZPI SUNDAY MARKET. Various stalls with fresh, organic, and handmade finds. Formerly located in Greenbelt for 20 years, the Legazpi Sunday Market is now found at the corner of Legazpi and Rufino streets in Legazpi Village. Still, the market is home to hundreds of concessionaires that offer a variety of needs such as food, and items like clothing, home decorations, toiletries, and handcrafted things. It’s a one-stop shop for shoppers who don’t fancy going to the malls […]
Loves strawberries? Experience picking them fresh and all by yourself at La Trinidad Strawberry Farm! This strawberry paradise is filled with sweet and tasty strawberries that you can collect as many as you want. Take note that the strawberry season lasts from December through April and you can enjoy strawberry picking only during this time. For example, strawberries that weigh 1kg cost for P800. The rates for picking can vary but there’s no minimum amount on how much a person can collect. Charges will depend on the weight of strawberries that have been picked. Very sweet red strawberries Meanwhile, there are also ready-made strawberry varieties available like strawberry jams and […]
An overnight trip to Baguio calls for some shopping of food, clothes, and souvenirs especially for tourists. Fortunately, there’s a way to save more time and effort for other outdoor activities as all of these items can be found in one place—at the Baguio City Market, located in the heart of Baguio city. Bright red strawberries (P350 / kg) Here, you can find Baguio’s famous strawberries known for its perfectly balanced sweet and sour taste. In fact, for only P200, you can purchase 1kg of strawberries. There are also other products made from strawberries available like fruit jam for only P100 per 3 to 5 jars. Also, don’t miss the […]
About 5 minutes of walk south of Basilica De San Martine is the Taal market. Here you can find a wide range of local products like butterfly knives (Balisong), rice cakes (Suman), longanizas, dried sardines (Tawilis) and barongs (embroidered formal shirts) made from pineapple leaf fiber. A beautiful barong dress sells for just P1500. Photo from FilipinoScribbles Perfect for souvenirs, these products draw customers from as far as Manila and beyond.
Tired of your usual go-to dining place? Looking for something new and cheap? In countries like Singapore and Thailand, night markets and night food stores are part of your touristy trip. When in Manila, though, one can try the Mercato Centrale in the posh Eastwood City. Located at the back of 1880 Building near Breadtalk, Mercato Centrale is set up every Friday night, offering a variety of food choices from snacks, to main courses, to desserts. Expect a lively crowd at around 6:00 PM to 3:00 AM. We were lucky to have tried some of their yummy offerings. We even spotted Master Chef 3rd placer Chef Ivory Yat with her […]
While shopping for cheap household goods in Chinatown, you may also purchase fresh fruits harvested from Davao in the Magsaysay Fruit Market. The Magsaysay Fruit Market faces the opposite side of Chinatown’s entrance. The durian (P 90/kg), one of Davao’s specialties, is said to “smell like hell but taste like heaven.” One of the vendors selling Durian added that cutting Durian is also hard.
KITAYAMA is a meat shop where you can choose not only the part of beef that you want (such as sirloin, tenderloin, and T-bone), but also the type of beef that you fancy. It is said that before, it offered its services to the public, a Japanese expert first taught its staff how to properly cut meat. This meat shop uses crossbreed Japanese beef cattle sold not only in the Philippines but also to some famous restaurants in Japan. KITAYAMA got its name from Mindanao Island’s Mt. Kitanglad, where its farm is located. 2292 Chino Roces Ave., Makati 02-887-5848 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Baguio City Public Market was redeveloped, making it easier for tourists to walk around the area. We can say that this market is “The Market of the Philippines” because customers can buy local specialties from all over the Philippines here. Other than fresh vegetables, Baguio City Public Market also has strawberries (around P200/1 kg) which are grown in Baguio.