Who doesn’t love night markets? Their open-air, unique street food, miscellaneous shops, and cheap price are the main reasons people love night markets, including tourists in Manila, the Philippines.
The charm of the hype malls and restaurants is now rivaled by the night markets. A night market is basically a traditional market that opens in the evening until late at night. It offers a huge number of products at a cheap price.
The shops diversely offer local, homemade, international, retail, or wholesale products. It makes the night markets become famous destinations for tourists to spend the evening time.
Most of the night markets are actually the traditional markets that start to open in the morning and close in the afternoon. Then in the evening, the vibe and colorful night markets open. However, some shops only open at night.
Here Are the 10 Best Night Markets for Your Reference!
1. Banchetto Market
Location: Cybergate Street, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
The market offers more than 50 mouth-watering food stalls. Various unique street food you can taste here. Banchetto itself means a special feast in Italy. Therefore, this market is identical to the foods.
The night market is located in two areas, in Emerald Avenue and Mandaluyong. Both of them are accessible although Mandaluyong Banchetto night market is more crowded because it has many more varieties.
If you have a vacation in Manila, these night markets will surely attract you for the rice variety, grilled food, pizza, pasta, barbecues, cakes, brownies, kebabs, and many more.
2. Seaside Market Dampa
Location: Diosdado Macapagal Blvd, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines
This market is heaven for the food traveler. It has a popular seafood restaurant which is fresh and very tasty. You can choose the menu of live lobsters, stonefish, oysters, squid, red frog crabs, scallops, mantis shrimp from the container. Then, watch the preparation for your satisfaction. Enjoy the seafood feast with your family and friends in the open air.
Besides the seafood restaurant, the other attractions are the National Museum, Intramuros, and the Mall of Asia. All of them are easy to reach that you only need to drive a short way from the market.
3. Dangwa Flower Market
Location: 1650 Dimasalang Rd, Sampaloc, Manila, 1015 Metro Manila, Philippines
Are you a flower lover? This is a must-visit place for you. Located in the Sampaloc and Santa Cruz strategically, the Dangwa Flower Market opens 24 hours with fresh supplies flowing in from 8 AM to 10 PM every day. The fresh flower supplies the numerous florists in the market from 1 PM to 3 AM.
Some of the typical flowers in the market are tulips, lowly daisy, orchids, and roses. The fame of the Dangwa Flower Market was raised when its flowers were used for the Presidential Palace decoration during the Marcos regime. The flowers are indeed fresh and the colors are stunning. You will love them.
4. Greenfield Market
Location: Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines
By picking ‘Greenfield’ name does not mean it just provides the greenish vegetables in the market. The market offers more interesting things for your memorable shopping experience and entertainment.
You will find many homemade crafts, arts, and products here. Plus, you can try painting lessons and live music for your art time. There are special events on the weekend such as film showing or cooking demos. The food line is also amazing since it offers local and intercontinental dishes to spoil your tummy.
5. Intramuros Night Market
Location: 658, Intramuros, Manila, 1002, Metro Manila, Philippines
Being in the middle of this night market is like you are in the Spanish era. The large market is full of shopping items and many food products. You can shop souvenir items, apparel, accessories, gift perks, and so forth.
The market looks like Myeingdong Night Market in Korea, Shilin Night Market in Taiwan, and Mongkok Night Market in Hongkong. Those markets become the inspiration for welcoming the tourists with the best shopping experience.
From here, the tourists might enjoy the attractions around such as Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Manila Cathedral, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, and many more.
PS: Intramurous Night Market is closed due to covid-19 outbreak. Please check for updates if you are to visit the market.
6. Xavier Weekend Market
Location: 64 Xavier School, Xavier Street, Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila
The market only opens on the weekend, but when it opens, it attracts so many visitors. The visitors include the food lovers who would like to taste the new menu of a restaurant.
Most of the visitors indeed come for food because the market products mostly food than other items. The food menu varies from fresh seafood, home-baked food, organic foods, or poultry. It opens from 3 PM to 10 PM on the first Saturday every month.
7. Mercato Centrale
The night market offers a wide range of premier food as well as attractions, hangout areas, home-based food stalls, and restaurants. It is the center of the food market in the country because of the large area and the unique food concepts.
The market setting is inspired by the popular Asian street food that is familiar to Asian people. More than 100,000 visitors come to taste the new and best local food recipes or to go back to their favorite restaurant. The food there is addictive.
8. Mezza Norte
Location: Mindanao open parking lot, Trinoma Mall, Quezon City (near Manila City)
The night food market is situated in the Trinoma Mall parking lot, Quezon City. As a typical night market, Mezza Norte is also a hub for culinary stalls. When you enjoy your favorite dishes, you might hear the nice live band accompanying you.
A wide range of food vendors coming here, such as Pinoy street food, cheesy tacos, burger deep pizzas, and many more. One important thing is the food items are not expensive, so you can buy a big portion for your large group without feeling broke.
9. Sabroso Street Food Market
Location: Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines
This street food market offers various snacks from the Philippines such as Mango Shake, Bagnet Rice Potong, or ChickenZilla.
A lot more cuisines are found on the streets, prepared in the kitchen-like truck, displayed on the roadside, or hawked by a vendor at the market. You can stroll relaxedly by tasting the lined-up food stalls and bring some for your family.
PS: Sabroso Street Food Market is temporarily closed due to covid-19 outbreak. Please check for updates if you are to visit the market.
10. Tutuban Night Market
Location: Mayhaligue St, Tondo, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
The locals and tourists constantly come to Tutuban Night Market for its cheap and qualified products. It is the favorite shopping center in Metro Manila. Although it is crowded, the market is safe and well-organized. It is also clean as it opens after the regular malls close.
The area quickly transforms into a large and colorful market when the vendors come and take over it. There are many outdoor stalls that you can choose for buying jewelry, toys, food, houseware, clothes, or fabric in retail or more in wholesale at a lower price. Enjoy your time since the market opens from evening to midnight.
It is surprising that Manila still maintains the traditional night markets for attracting tourists. No more doubt to book the ticket to Manila through Airpaz.com! It indeed will be a spectacular holiday experience!