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Introducing... Mercato Centrale @ BGC!


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Do you have a great-tasting homemade dish or a treasured family recipe that is a guaranteed bestseller if you market it? 

Do you have a passion for creating new recipes and are raring to share them with other foodies?

Do you raise your own organic fruits and vegetables at home or in a private farm that you would like to sell to like-minded, health-conscious individuals?

Are you looking for ways to market and sell your product in venues that cater to your target market?

Are you looking for venues to sell your product but have not been able to secure a slot?

Then here is your chance!  Join us at MERCATO CENTRALE @ BGC!

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MERCATO CENTRALE @ BGC is an innovative weekend lifestyle market located in the heart of Bonifacio Global City that will provide unique and great-tasting food finds and an extensive selection of healthy and organic options, all located in a clean, comfortable and organized market setting. 

On top of the unique and great-tasting food finds, MERCATO CENTRALE @ BGC will have fun-filled activities and entertainment for the whole family that will keep the food lovers coming back every week!

Organized by Anton Diaz, award-winning food blogger of and organizer of the popular ULTIMATE TASTE TEST series, MERCATO CENTRALE @ BGC promises to be THE destination for foodies from all over Metro Manila.

MERCATO CENTRALE @ BGC will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 7am to 4pm and will begin operations in the first week of November 2010.

For those who are interested to be a founding supplier and to reserve a stall in MERCATO CENTRALE @ BGC, please get in touch with Rache Diaz via email: with subject: Interested Mercato Centrale Supplier

But please hurry! Slots are quickly filling up as we approach the Holiday season!

Official Facebook Page: Mercato Centrale

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Disclosure: Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is an Exclusive Partner of Our Awesome Planet. 

P.S. The location is in an empty lot near Boni High Street and Serendra. We will reveal the exact location of Mercato Centrale @ BGC with the founding suppliers of the market. 

P.P.S. We are also inviting Student Entrepreneurs who want to introduce new food or organic products in the market :)

P.P.P.S. We are also looking for our Official Media Partners for the event. Please email us as well if you are interested to partner with us.



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Awesome, awesome, awesome! Thank you for giving small businesses an excellent venue to showcase their products.....


But where is it exactly in Bonifacio Global City? BGC is a huge place :-)

Where does the name come from?

Mercato Centrale is Italian for Central Market :)

Mercato Centrale is Italian for Central Market :)

I'm wondering how long will this event going to be held. I hope it will reach till January of next year.

Hi Anton, congratulations on this new initiative which would be worth-going especially towards the run up to the holiday season! I just hope that prices would be reasonable, even if you have chosen to do this in BGC. One example is the usual bazaar in The Tent, where prices of goods are too high since the rent for the bazaar space is quite expensive. Also, I hope you would not charge entrance fees which other bazaars tend to do, since that would lessen the number of people who be interested to buy.

All the best and hope to see you in November!

niiice! :) love weekend markets!

What a wonderful venture! I'm sure this will be a success :) hope next time there will be one near the San Juan / Greenhills area since most of these weekend markets are located in the makati/fort area :(

hi there's a sunday market at lung center not sure if you're near that place

Is it going to be like the one in ortigas called banchetto? will this become a regular event as well? sounds interesting.. my husband and i loves to eat a lot.

We plan to operate every weekend starting November. It is like banchetto, legaspi and salcedo market combined in one big central market. But it will be focused only on Food plus Organic food/products.

Thanks Stephanie, we are excited with the concept as well :)

Hi Carol,

Yes we will not be charging entrance fees and the rental rates are reasonable enough so that we can build a nice tent environment for the market.  It will be awesome!


Yes we plan to hold it Nov-Dec-Jan and then continue it every weekends of 2011 :)

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wow, i've always wanted to try organic food but just don't get chance to find sources. and it's such a great venue for entrepreneurs looking for an opportunity to shine:D i think that this is a very great idea. kudos to you mr.awesome planet!

Thanks so much Angelica for the comment! Yeah we aim to have the widest selection of Organic Products available in the market :)

@ Angelica Lim: Hi angelica! my husband and I have spent our vacation at San benito Farm in Batangas. There everything you will eat are all organic. very nice place as well. =)

It is indeed a great concept. Banchetto is a blast event every friday morning. I'm sure this project will succeed. Good luck to you and God Bless!

Wow, congrats Anton!

It's like every weekend is a Taste Test event! Looking forward to this one!


May I just make a suggestion? One of the things I've found strange about our weekend markets is that they operate during the daytime. In Europe, US, and other temperate zones this would be great, but we live under a tropical sun. The Salcedo market concrete radiating heat just doesn't entice me to linger (and thus, shop some more).

I'm wondering if the time has come for Manila to have a night market of this sort. I'd certainly be more excited to go knowing I won't be risking heat stroke (especially in summer).

This one is really promising! Hope this succeeds Anton, May God Bless You!

Hi Anton,

How exactly will this be different from all the other weekend markets in Legaspi Village, Salcedo Village, Lung Center, Alabang, etc.?

Our vision is to provide one of the biggest organic market together with a food market in a clean and comfortable market setting. We will have unique suppliers together with some of the established ones to cater to the market needs of the BGC community.

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so excited for mercato! advanced congratulations for its success! :D see you guys there! :D

hi anton! just wanna ask, will there be a chance that the time for this will extend or change like to a later part of the day like 10am - 10pm? thanks!

Hi jss,

No, the time will just be 7am to 4pm. We dont have plans to extend it...

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There's one in the North-East Greenhills Side. Near the exit road going to Conti's I think and EDSA.

Hi I just sent an e-mail to Rache if I could join as I am looking for a new marketplace to promote my products on Saturdays. Currently I am at Legazpi Sunday Market. I make and promote cream cheese made from carabao's milk, goat cheeses, ricotta and kesong puti (regular and smoked cheese). We also sell healthy sugar-free juices like mango, guyabano, cantaloupe, watermelon, etc. Wish I could get in. Hope to hear from you soon.

ah ok. it's good naman kasi for the call center peeps. wanted to join sana as supplier pero di kaya ng powers ko mag-prepare early in the morning! =) anyway, God bless on this new project of yours! for sure successful na naman yan! =)

Hi! Anton -- i will be getting a stall -- i just emailed Rache .. my product is green barley - very organic! I'm excited to share the many health benefits of nature's "ideal fast food" & comparison of the vitamin content of green barley essence and several popular foods ... even endorsed by OPRAH no less ...

can wait for November..

cant wait .. just cant wait ..

Hi Belle,

We would love to have you as part of Mercato Centrale! Thanks so much :)


hi anton
we want to join aour product is all natural and freshly made peanut buuter

god bless you more

Hi Jennilyn, 

Please contact ASAP to get reserved sa Mercato Centrale.


This is amazing. I'm a new blogger and I've been following you blog for a while now. It makes me want to visit the Philippines. Thanks for posting yummy pictures and sharing info on good eats in Manila.

Youre welcome Petite!!

Hi Anton! Just wanted to let you know I lifted the Mercato Centrale logo off it's FB page because I shared it on my new blog. Hope that's okay. I can't wait to visit Mercato Centrale with our family! We're fans of weekend markets. :) Congratulations on the new venture!

Thanks so much for reposting it Nyree!

Hi Anton, what a coincidence that Rags2Riches, Aranaz and Bounty Fresh just launched a bag named Mercato, which is a glorified bayong/picnic basket. So awesome if people would be going to Mercato Centrale with the Mercato bag. :D Would be a match made in eco-ethical heaven!

Hi Anton, have you started with the weekend market already?

Sorry, Mercato Centrale opens on November 21, Sunday.

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