The Weekend Food Markets You Shouldn't Miss!

If you're feeling anti-mall this weekend, here are some alternatives.


( Looking to eat around this weekend? Try bazaar-hopping! We've rounded up some of the food markets you should enjoy from today till October 18. 



The Agora Food Market

Where: Terra, 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City

When: Today! October 16, 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

What to expect: This market is super chill. Have your pick from their selection of concessionaires and settle down on picnic blankets. Live entertainment will keep you happy as you wolf down items from A Thousand Treats, D' Famous Imus Longganisa, Panini Shack, Mac and Jar, Kaboom Burgers, and more. Don't worry if you can't catch this one. They're hosting a third Agora Market on October 30. 


Follow them on their Facebook page or @theagorabazaarsph.





35 Abada

Where: 35 Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

When: October 17 to 18, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

What to expect: The catchphrase is "Eat Art Gig," so we're expecting food concessionaires, craft workshops, live art, shopping, and live music (Evee Simon, Toni B., and Deng Garcia are scheduled to play). Look forward to market favorites like Chili Asylum, Heavenly Bake Three, Shake & Twist, Pocket Pies, The Midnight Baker, Soul Food Truck, Cucina Encina, and more. This weekend is only the beginning for a series of markets for 35 Abada. 


Follow them on their Facebook page or @35abada.

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Mandala Park

Where: 312 Shaw Boulevard, Barangay Pleasant Hills, Mandaluyong City

When: October 17, 4 p.m.

What to expect: Locally sourced with traceable origins are the priority. Mandala Park, a 3.2-hectare space that was formerly occupied by the Liberty Center, curates some of Manila's beloved restaurants. For this second run, you'll find Mr. Delicious, Ribs Manila, Poke Boy, Edgy Veggy, B&T Mexican Kitchen, I Am Kim, Ramen Iroha, Fog City Creamery, Scout's Honor, and Mister Fluffies. Refreshments are courtesy of Pedro Brew, Stanford & Shaw, Out of the Box Bulletproof Coffee, and Pure Nectar. SinosiKat will be singing the night away!



Follow them on their Facebook page or @mandalaparkph. Read more about Mandala Park.



Lilac Street Food Fest

Where: Lilac Street, Marikina City

When: October 17, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

What to expect: Lilac is an emerging eat street (read: Food Crawl: Lilac Street) and for one day, its restaurants will be joining forces, offering steals and deals. Participating establishments include Breakfast Brothers, Brad and Pit's Rib Shack, Three O Cafe, Singlish Cafe, Five Monkeys Eatery, and more!





Where: Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City

When: October 17, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

What to expect: This event is spearheaded by the U.P. Economics Society. FoodGasm has a door price of P250 and the ticket allows you to sample and judge around 25 food concessionaires. If you like a particular product well enough to eat more than a sample serving, purchasing is also allowed. Click here for a list of participating food stalls. 


Follow them on their Facebook page.


Images from @mandalaparkph, FoodGasm's Facebook page, @35abada, @theagorabazaarsph, and @macandjar.

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