4 Weekend Markets In Metro Manila You Shouldn’t Miss

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Workweek ending? Why not skip the malls, go outdoors and support local farmers and vendors instead?

Head to one (or more) of the following weekend markets that have sprouted in Metro Manila!

Salcedo Community MarketJaime Velasquez Park at Salcedo Village, Makati. Every Saturday, 7 AM to 2 PM

Manila Market: Salcedo Community Market

Photo from Picasso Makati

Makati’s Central Business District may seem like a ghost town during weekends, but head towards the Salcedo Community Market and you’ll find it bustling with activity every Saturday. It’s abuzz with local folks and foodies who have been flocking there for 10 years now.

It boasts over a hundred vendors and is one of the largest weekend markets in the country. You’ll find anything and everything under the sun—from fresh produce to ready-to-eat meals, specialty food, and more.

Aside from shopping and eating, it’s also a place to see and be seen. Don’t be surprised if you spot some well-known personalities inside the trendy marketplace. After getting all your goods, indulge in some culinary delights like real crêpes or galettes by Gigi La Crêpe or some sweet baklava (Turkish pastries) by Anatolia Cuisine.

Legazpi Sunday MarketLegaspi Carpark (Legaspi corner Herrera Streets), Legazpi Village, Makati. Every Sunday, 7 AM to 2 PM

Looking for a small community vibe? Then visit the Legazpi Sunday Market that features select vendors selling artisanal goods. Have a leisurely stroll inside the open-air marketplace where you’ll come across food finds such as Budbud gourmet suman, muffins by Cubcakes, and Adam’s Seriously Good Ice Cream, among others.

After stuffing your face with such tasty treats, quench your thirst with some freshly brewed ginger ale by Stanford x Shaw Brewing Co. Also check out the stalls that showcase colorful Moroccan textile, weaved mats, and upcycled bags. The nice thing about this market is that each vendor displays different wares from each other, which means a unique shopping experience for all the market goers.

Midnight Mercato8th Avenue corner 34th Street, Bonifacio Global City. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM to 3 AM

Manila Market: Midnight Mercato

Photo from En Route

Mercato Centrale has redefined the Filipino food trip culture with its roster of weekend markets all over the Philippines—from Metro Manila to Tagaytay to Cagayan de Oro. Nothing beats the original though so make sure to drop by Midnight Mercato at The Fort if you want to cap off your week with a nice nighttime indulgence.

The concept of this market is similar to Singapore’s hawker centers where diners get to choose from various eateries. Go from one food stall to the next and let your senses feast on a bevy of food and drink choices that will make you forget the stresses of your workweek.

Sample some crunchy belly from Carlo’s Kitchen, Chef Bab’s sizzling sisig, Lu Chi’s dimsum and dumplings, and a whole lot more. For the more discerning epicure, shop around for palate pleasers at the recently opened BHS Gourmet Food Fair that runs every Sunday from 6am to 2pm.

AANI Weekend MarketFTI Complex, Taguig. Saturday and Sunday, 5 AM to 6 PM

Manila Market: AANI Weekend Market

Photo from Pork in the Road

Though less glamorous than the other markets, the AANI Weekend Market is a haven for bargain hunters and worth a visit for its farm fresh product offerings that range from meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and fruits.

The market has a wet area where you’ll find your raw proteins, a produce section where you’ll get to choose from organic vegetables to fresh fruits, a dry goods section that offers export overruns and second-hand goods, a garden corner that displays herbs, seedlings and flower pots, and an eating zone where you can grab a bite before or after shopping. Order a hot bowl of arroz caldo, freshly made bibingka and cool buko juice to give you more energy to go around this busy market.

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Nikka Sarthou-Lainez

As a freelance writer and editor, Nikka Sarthou-Lainez enjoys being her own boss and having the flexibility to indulge in her other passions like food and travel. Every year, she vows to visit places she has never been to and tick them off her bucket list. She hopes to be like chef/host Anthony Bourdain someday who travels around the world to sample different cuisines, one plate at a time.

  • Martine Kay

    Ayala Alabang Saturday market is accessible to Southeners

  • bellabtennis

    The writer needs to venture out to see there’s life outside Makati.

    • Hyori Alba

      BGC isn’t in Makati. 🙂

      • bellabtennis

        Depends which mayor you’re talking to.

      • Katt

        Her point being Metro Manila isn’t just Makati and Taguig.

  • marooj

    there’s also this Saturday weekend market
    at Greenfields District Central Park in Shaw – EDSA
    you might want to see?

  • asya pinas

    So limited. Why forget Centris? This writer is writing what everyone knows already. Get some fresh air.

    • i didnt know it.!!!!!! and she can always write another post covering other markets. These are the 4 that she wrote about this time and i am grateful to her for information i otherwise didnt know.

  • DGB

    Do extensive research first before posting. Everyone already knows the ones written above. How can the writer not include Centris?! Its probably the biggest.

  • Jax

    Agree. This is a pretty limited list.

  • nannie

    you should try the greenfield weekend market, too.

  • Anton

    Read and understand the title people (4 Weekend
    Markets In Metro Manila “**You Shouldn’t Miss**”) all of the
    weekend market motioned below are not comparable with these 4 weekend markets.

  • Forgot the Centris Market. lolz

  • Call Me Coco

    ANG LALAYO! =( Puro pa-south area.. Wala ba pa-north area or in between! Just saying…

  • Ed

    Walang Greenfield Weekend Market? 🙁

  • randal

    how about Greenfield District’s Weekend Market?

  • Why?

    Genius! Hindi yung article ah, yung concept ng weekend market. teehee.

  • chito051988

    Sidcor also known as “Centris Market”. Oldest weekend outdoor market, i think, in Metro Manila. They transferred from Lung Center of the Philippines to Centris like a couple of years ago. The writer should have asked her elders.

    • LalalahSays

      before transferring to Lung center, SIDCOR was for many years along EDSA (main Ave cor Edsa, Q.C.), buhay pa si Ernie baron- hahaha. where Hypert is now.

      • Joem Segovia

        ‘Punta po kayo sa Sidcor’ mabibili niyo yun antenna and pito pito. You can even buy a Myna bird and a cockatoo back in Sidcor, cubao.

    • ManilaByNight

      Sidcor was the one that started the weekend market craze. In fact they were featured on the cover of now defunct Philippine Panorama magazine during the time of the Marcos era.

  • ted

    Sidcor started out in edsa cor. main ave. in cubao, then moved to lung center, now in centris. From what i recall, started this trend. Why it’s not on your extensive list escapes me.

    • ManilaByNight

      True! The centris market has bee around for ages and in fact was one of the original weekend markets that started this trend when they became so popular when they were still located at the Lung Center.

  • Tell us something we don’t know.

  • JB

    this is a dumb list. whoever made this is residing in makati. duh! go out and look for other options. there are lots of better markets out there in the metro.

  • Joem Segovia

    typical millennial. Go to Sidcor, double the size, double the fun since early 90’s pa.

  • Julita Ventura’s Trading

    Thank you for the advertising …..for the weekend market within metro manila….especially Salcedo weekend market…. I have stall in this place for more than 10 years now…we’re the pioneer….I remember when this market is still starting…so many vacant stall only few is willing to take risk….we can even park our car within the market… with the effort of Mark and traders who stay long…. sacrifice for months…..no turning back…..inviting our patrons… to visit us on this place.Try to visit Sidccor weekend markets located at Eton Centris… along edsa, Quezon City….one of the oldest weekend market for more than 400traders coming in from different provinces.

  • Alex B.

    I know some of these markets already but the post inspires me to revisit, and is good info to those who haven’t checked them out yet.