7 Weekend Markets In Manila For Your Tita Hangouts And Unique Finds
Just when you think the city can’t offer you anything more, Manila keeps on surprising you. Sometimes, partying and getting wasted is no longer an option. Going for brunch and coffee dates have suddenly become a routine. It’s a good thing that our city is just full of surprises! How well do you know your weekend markets in Manila? Here’s a list that will keep you and your girlfriends covered for the weekends to come!
1Legazpi Sunday Market
Makati takes on a difference facade when it comes to the weekend. Running at a slower pace than the usual, such senses will be delightfully awakened. Explore around 200 stalls that are full of surprises. They whip out some of the best local and international dishes (like European, Middle Eastern, and much more). Choose anything from baklava to suman; there really is no limit. Vegans will be able to find suitable choices catering to their test. It won’t be a surprise if you spend your weekly brunches here! It’s a good thing you can find almost everything here.
Legazpi Sunday Market
Located at Herrera Street corner Legazpi and Salcedo V.A. Rufino Street, Makati City, Metro Manila
+63943 385 6642
Open on Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
2Sidcor Sunday Market
One of the biggest weekend markets in Manila, Sidcor Sunday Market boasts of having more than 300 stalls. Bargain hunters should be on the lookout! Fashionistas must practice their haggling skills with vendors who sell unique items here. If you’re lucky, there is also a range of natural and beauty products. Sink your teeth in native delicacies that can be found from left and right. Explore other cuisines and satisfy cravings with Malaysian, Thai, and much more.
Find everything from baby clothes, new additions to your garden to even pets who need some lovin’! Make a difference by buying homegrown produce from our local farmers. It will greatly benefit them in ways you don’t know.
Sidcor Sunday Market
Eton Centris EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila
+63917 987 5105
Open on Sundays from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
3The BF Saturday Market
If you’re a Southie, we know how much of a struggle it is to travel anywhere else. Good thing there’s a weekend market near you! When you don’t feel like traveling to further weekend markets in Manila, check out The BF Saturday Market. You’ll love the breezy feel and relaxed ambiance of this one thanks to its abundant trees.
Kids will love the playground and will have plenty of space to run around in this park. Go grab something to eat or stock on fresh seafood, organic products, and dried goodies.
The BF Saturday Market
Pilar Banzon Street, BFFHAI Park, BF Homes, Parañaque City
+63943 385 6642
Open on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
4Salcedo Saturday Market
We just luuurve the thought that Makati doesn’t have one but two weekend markets in Manila! Another fabulous find for foodies, sample light snacks to hearty dishes that aren’t available in the usual food court. Just follow that distinct aroma that closely resembles mama’s cooking. When you recognize that smell, you know something tasty is cooking. Whatever it is, you gotta buy a serving! Explore a whole range of cuisines that’ll excite your taste buds.
If you don’t know much about a particular cuisine, that’s okay because owners are willing to brief you. Early birds can score a fresh collection of fruits, veggies, and yes, seafood. Aside from exclusive arts and crafts, they sell fresh and colorful bouquets of flowers too!
5Greenfield Weekend Market
Lucky for you, not all weekend markets require you waking up so early. We know how sleep is precious for many of us who work nonstop during weekdays. It’s a good thing that Greenfield Weekend Market opens late afternoon until midnight (yay, more sleep for us!). Aside from great food, you can score awesome vintage accessories, clothes, and much more.
If you happen to be at the right time, you’ll even catch a glimpse of a live band playing. Breezy and spacious, this market attracts everyone from the young and the old.
6The Gourmand Market
The Gourmand Market is hard to miss when you’re at Bonifacio High Street. Its beautiful and Instagram-worthy setup will instantly catch your eye. Score some of the most premium finds that are scarce or simply can’t find anywhere else. However, be prepared to spend a little more than the average. Don’t worry, it’ll be all worth it! You’ll find a rich artisanal food collection from frozen desserts to poke bowls and many many more culinary delights!
Out of all these weekend markets in Manila, you can be guaranteed that this one offers quality and variety. Payday, come sooner, please!
The Gourmand Market
C1 Park, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Open on weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
7Katipunan Weekend Market
Head on over here if you need to heighten your browsing experience. Local entrepreneurs and craftsmen gather here to give you interesting and hip products. There will always be something for everybody whether it’s vinyl records, preloved books, or jewelry pieces. If you’re on the hunt for birthday gifts for a special someone, this is the best place to look at.
For hangry tummies, enjoy their wide selection of gourmet food and drinks that you might not find anywhere else. Check out if there are upcoming events that you can check out or even participate in if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur.
PHILIHAPPY PRO TIPS
- Put on a comfortable outfit and footwear that’ll last you a couple of hours. An extra shirt is a must on sunny days.
- Bring an umbrella for emergency purposes.
- Keep a watchful eye on your belongings. Better yet, if you’re not using them, hide them in plain sight to avoid unnecessary attention.
- Bring an eco bag for those unplanned purchases. Cutting down on plastic use will do Mother Earth some good.
- Before buying the first thing you see (especially food), it’s always a good idea to survey the market. That way, you can decide on the ones which are worth going back to.
We didn’t know that there were this many weekend markets in Manila that actually existed! Food will always be at the top of the chain, but it’s a relief to find other great treasures too. So come on and don’t be shy, gather your girlfriends and it’s time to head out. Which one makes it to the top of your list?
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