QUEZON City, Philippines (February 23) – Aside from taking selfies and posting on social media – Filipinos really, really love food. Admit it, we enjoy eating and in response to our insatiable collective appetite, the food park made its appearance.
Come to think of it, the food park is a great concept, a welcome addition to the Filipino foodie culture. After all, we like to try a variety of dishes and food parks allow us to indulge in our gastronomical fantasies.
Another cultural thing – we Filipinos love to eat with our friends and families. The more the merrier! While eating lots of different food truly enjoyable, the experience is made even more memorable when we share it with our friend and loved ones. Food parks give us a very convenient venue for such eventualities.
Food parks have sprouted all around the metro. Wherever you go, it is the same. A food park is similar in layout to your school canteen or even a food court – admittedly more hip and cooler – with different stores and stalls providing diverse food choices. Whatever you are craving, you most surely will find it here.
Not only that, every food park that you visit is guaranteed to be very Instagrammable – perfect for the winning social media post.
Without further ado, here are five food parks around Quezon City that you should visit to make your tummies happy!
1. STREAT Food Park Commonwealth.
From the popular STREAT of Maginhawa, this new branch promises to give you the same urban feel but with a different t set of cuisine – from Japanese to Korean, Thai, and others. It is located at Don Mariano Marcos Ave, Novaliches Quezon City.
2. GRUB HUB
Located along Visayas Avenue, Grub Hub features three distinct dining areas: The Junkyard designed from scraps and recycled materials, the greenhouse that is air-conditioned with an indoor garden, and the Hippieyard that consist of Nipa huts and colorful lanterns with a space for the performers. You can choose your favorite grub from their 17 food stalls in the “Hobbit Hall”. It is located in 47 Visayas Avenue corner Congressional Avenue extension, Tandan Sora, QC.
3. The Vibe
If you’re from NLEX going to Mindanao Ave., you might want to try out this newly-established place. The Vibe boasts of 22 stalls that offers food from different parts of the world like, Vietnam, Japan, Korea,and others. The place is made to look like a subway thus giving a cool vibe.
4. The Yard
Located in Xavierville Avenue, Loyola Heights Quezon City, The Yard’s claim to fame is its multi-level chilling place. With 30 food booths, The Yard is guaranteed to have a lot of space for their valued customers and the performers.
5. The North Hive Food Park and Bazaar
We need to wait for this one. Set to open its door March or April this year, the North Hive already tested the water with its weekend bazaar. Unlike other food parks, the North Hive showcases its indoor nature ambiance.
Did we miss your favorite? Share with us your recommended food park .
(written by Job Catama, edited by Jay Paul Carlos, additional research by Vince Alvin Villarin)