8 Reasons Why You Should Be At Mercato Centrale @ BGC
November 30, 2010
Have you dropped by Mercato Centrale already? Discover why a lot of people have been raving about the newest weekend market in town! Here are 8 reasons why Mercato Centrale @ BGC is THE place to be every weekend:
1. Shop in a Clean, Comfortable and Organized Environment!
Mercato Centrale @ BGC is organized into 4 tent clusters.
Air-conditioned Tent 1 showcases the organic fresh produce, healthy vegetarian choices, and other organic products.
After Tent 1, there is an outdoor piazza, which is the center of activity for the market. It also leads to Tent 2.
Tent 2 (also air-conditioned) is home to the best desserts and savory dishes in Manila.
The aisles are wide enough to strut around the market in style.
It is designed that way so that people with strollers can easily navigate the market, too.
Tent 3, an open-air tent with a high ceiling, is where you can find the delicious snacks and freshly cooked, hot dishes.
Tent 4 is the al fresco dining area with rugged, natural flooring. Other yummy dishes and the grill suppliers can also be found here.
More seats and tables for dining are at the back of the tents. We are considering putting up Tent 5 to protect the diners from the heat of the sun.
Mercato Centrale partnered with Fun Ranch to provide entertainment for the kids (check out that giant octopus slide in the background).
2. Choose from a Wide Variety of Organic Products as certified by Pinoy Organics!
Herbana Farms is THE Pioneer in Organic Farming in Manila. (Saturday Market only)
This coming Saturday, December 4, Gil Carandang of Herbana Farms will be giving a talk on “How to Grow your Own Organic Farm”. Don’t miss it!
Herb’s Best is one of the leaders in selling healthy products. (Saturday & Sunday Market)
You can now get your supply of fresh produce from My Personal Farmers from Bukidnon! (Saturday & Sunday Market)
The Weekend Farmer is a small-time farmer who wants to share her produce with the community. (Saturday Market only)
Costales Farms, trained by Herbana Farms, also sells their organic produce in Mercato Centrale. (Saturday & Sunday Market)
Kitchen Herbs sells occasionally in the market as part of the Pinoy Organics booth.
Pamora Farms, the pioneer in free-range chicken, sells all their produce directly from their farms to the market. (Saturday & Sunday Market)
Sol Raya sells organic chicken every Saturday in the market.
3. Eat Healthy-licious Food!
Onalicious is one of the leaders in healthy-licious (healthy but great-tasting) gourmet food in Manila. (Saturday & Sunday Market)
Bap-Chi is becoming popular for their healthy sandwiches. (Saturday & Sunday Market)
Juju Cleanse delivers healthy juices for your diet needs. (Saturday Market only)
4. Discover Great Food Finds not seen in other food markets!
Chefs on Sundays offers The Perfect Steak and Lamb Ribs every Sunday! These talented chefs are accomplished people who run restaurants in Manila. Every Sunday, they cook together; now, they share their passion for food with the people at Mercato Centrale. (Sunday Market only)
Joseph Hizon and his co-Chefs on Sundays sous vide the beef and the ribs, where they place the meat in a vacuum-sealed plastic bag then slow cook it for 24 hours in the sous vide machine.
Bale Dutung’s Pan de Bagnet is selling like hot cakes in Tent 2. (Saturday & Sunday Market)
You can’t resist these yummy bagnet! By 11.30am, most of the bagnet servings are sold out.
Homemade, authentic Moroccan breakfast, anyone? I recently discovered this gem of a stall. Loubna Piega sells her exotic fare every Saturday.
Auntie May’s sells the best escargot in the market! (Saturday & Sunday Market)
5. Eat the Best Breakfast after a long run or a long ride every weekend!
Mercato Centrale @ BGC is located in the heart of the running/biking route around Bonifacio High Street.
JAM’s Angus Beef Tapa is the bestseller for breakfast — P120 only! (Saturday & Sunday Market) Don’t miss Lasang Langit’s Raisin Bread and other goodies! (Saturday & Sunday Market)
Tina’s Savoury Pies are the best in the market. They have been foodie favorites ever since Ultimate Taste Test 2.0. (Sunday Market only)
My personal favorite is Noyppie’s cold taho and healthy sago drink. 🙂 (Saturday & Sunday Market)
Bote Central is the Coffee Alamid pioneer, and they sell coffee in Mercato Centrale. 🙂 (Saturday & Sunday Market)
Why not have a wonderful French breakfast by Alexandre? (Saturday & Sunday Market)
6. Have a Lazy Weekend BBQ Grill Brunch!
Every weekend, you can get your Grill Favorites from FLAMED,…
Burgers from Big Bob’s, the Donut Burger from Offbeat Cafe,…
and the Gourmet Burgers from I Love NY Ladies of Buerre!
7. Enjoy Celebrity Sightings Galore!
Agot Isidro, RJ Ledesma, Anne Curtis and Mylene Dizon
Mayor Lani Cayetano
Paolo Bediones and Angel Aquino
Aidan and Joshua 🙂
8. Finally, Discover the BEST Desserts in Manila!
Plants & Zombies Cupcakes from Little Miss “OC” Kitchen. Watch out for the Angry Birds Cupcakes! (Saturday Market only)
Artisan Ice Cream Flavors from Merry Moo. Our favorite flavors are Earl Grey and Apple Cinnamon. (Saturday & Sunday Market)
Mochiko Balls! Big Ice Cream Balls covered in Mochi. 🙂 (Saturday & Sunday Market)
Misis P cookies! They are indeed selling like hot cakes, too. (Saturday & Sunday Market)
Pink Wasabi’s innovative, must-try desserts!
Please join us every Saturday and Sunday in Mercato Centrale @ BGC (a Mommy Mundo, Our Awesome Planet and RJ Ledesma Collaboration).
Mercato Centrale @ BGC Open every Saturday and Sunday (6:00 am to 12:00 noon) (Door closes at 12 noon) Corner of 30th Avenue and 9th Street Bonifacio Global City
At the back of The Spa. You can see it when you sit in Krispy Kreme. Entrance and Taste Test are FREE 🙂
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