36 Mayaman Street, UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City
0916 165 6117 | Facebook
Open daily from 5pm to 12mn
Budget for two – P500
Got a bad case of wanderlust with a tight budget? No worries, most of us do. While you save up for your travel adventures, cure that bug through food. Visit Merkanto for a variety of international street food. They offer delicious eats from India, Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam and many more. A great beer selection awaits your barkada, too.
One of the best things about Singapore is undoubtedly their hawker centers. With cheap prices, big flavors and authentic fare—you really can’t go wrong. Makansutra has brought that amazing concept to Manila, so look forward to feasting on Singaporean grub plus other Asian food favorites. The hawker center features 12 stalls and 60 dishes from chili crab to curry with roti prata.
2. The Yard
The Yard is dubbed as “the coolest food park,” but more than that—it’s also the only food park probably on steroids. Just kidding. Jokes aside, The Yard features the most stalls at 30. Their layout is also pretty unique with three floors and shipping containers as food stalls. Even with your barkada, you’ll have to visit The Yard more than once to try everything. For first-timers, you can start with these 8.
1. Pazar Food Park
26 Regalado Highway, Fairview, Quezon City
0927 663 8764 | Facebook
Open daily from 2pm to 11pm
This food park is going to make you look forward to a road trip to Fairview. Yep, that’s actually possible. Pazar is one of the newest food parks to hit the local culinary scene, and its 10 stalls seem promising to say the least. There are Mexican snacks, crazy milkshakes, chicken + waffles, affordable steaks and many more to try here.
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