Mercato Centrale Opens In Makati And Fort Santiago
Cool way to spend your weekend evenings!
Come vibe with us at Mercato Centrale. The famous weekend market is back, and finally we can hang out at our favorite food park again, enjoying the fresh air while we discover lots of delicious new things to eat and drink. With two new venues—in Makati and in Intramuros—these are great places to spend the evenings after work or on weekends.
Mercato Centrale in Makati
A collaboration between Mercato Centrale and Make it Makati, Tastemakers by Mercato Centrale will be held every first payday weekend of the month along Paseo de Roxas Street by the Ayala Triangle Gardens, respectively closing the street to traffic from 4 PM to 12 AM. A short drive to Ayala Avenue and Makati Avenue is where to find the venue.
Among the unique lineup of food merchants, look out for frozen cheesecakes, gourmet ulam, artisanal coffee and sandwiches, and New York style bagels. Find Crave it!, Mang Cesars Angus Belly, Booya Bagels, Luna’s Corner, Moloko Cookies, Destileria Limtuaco & Co, Inc., Deli by Chele, WKND Coffee, Wadough’s, Muy Mexicantina, and Karabella.
Tastemakers is a full circle moment for Mercato Centrale. A test kitchen if you will, they have partnered with one of the Philippines’ best chefs including: Chef JP Anglo, Chef Margarita, Erwan Huessaff, Chef Sau, Chef Chele, and Chef Robby Goco.
Mercato Centrale in Intramuros
Every Thursdays to Sundays, Mercato Centrale will open a new food lifestyle market at Fort Santiago in Intramuros, from 2 PM to 10 PM. In partnership with the Department of Tourism and the Intramuros Administration, this is a fun way to experience the historic feel of Fort Santiago while grabbing a bite or a drink with your barkada. Accessible to commuters and by car, it's just a stone's throw away from the Manila Cathedral.
Vendors like J&J, For Heaven’s Shake, Tuna Town, Bagnet Patong, Maria Crispy, Moyumie Shawarma, Uncle Kim’s are just some of the few hand-curated merchants you'll discover here.
There will also be a weekly lineup of buskers to serenade you, while you sit snack on isaw, corndogs, roast beef and other goodies from the best brands Mercato Centrale has to offer.
Mercato Centrale's Midnight food fair was first launched in 2011 at the BGC Tent, featuring several local startups and food businesses in one place. A trailblazer in the local food scene, it's collaborated with homegrown cooks and launched many major food concepts like Manang's Chicken, Mamalou's, Shawarma Bros, Brasas, Bawai's, Merry Moo, Sunrise Buckets, Tokyo Tempura and many more. It was also the only food market in the Philippines mentioned in the World Atlas of Street Food published in 2017.
The idea for Mercato Centrale was inspired by the vibrant food markets of Mercato Centrale in Italy, Boroughs market in London as well as the hawker-type market in the bustling night markets of Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand.
Today, Mercato Centrale is our favorite melting pot of food and culture.
Lead photo: Mercato Centrale