Food District Signatures, curated by the Foodee group, is your everyday BGC food hall located in the basement along the 5th. Instead of establishing a high-end food hall like The Grid or Hole-in-the-Wall, they created the cheapest yummy place to eat (under ₱300/meal) in BGC.
Here’s what to expect at the first official food hall in Bonifacio Global City…
First Things First
It’s hidden in the basement, and you have to take the elevator, beside Because Coffee, going down.
A Filipiniana inspired lobby welcomes you to the Food District.
The place is packed during the peak lunch and dinner times with long lines at the crowd favorites.
Best Indonesian Restaurant in Manila
This is the best place to eat Indonesian food, by Lucy of Bakmi Nyonya, and where we get our favorite Indonesian noodle soup bowls.
Hawker Chan’s BGC Branch
Finally, the Michelin-starred Hawker Chan opens its BGC branch at the Food District Signatures.
A meal of Soya Sauce Chicken, Char Siew and Roast Pork will never fail to satisfy your Singapore meat cravings in BGC.
Order a meal with 2 kinds of meat that come with rice or noodle.
Get tofu for your health-conscious and vegetarian friends.
Order a half-chicken to share, and it is still under ₱300!
It can get crowded so better secure your table first, then mix and match from other restaurants.
Check out Inihaw Express, one of your food court favorites.
Sometimes, if we don’t know what to eat, Pepper Lunch is our default choice to satisfy our beef teppan rice cravings.
Order roast beef marinated overnight and slow roasted for 6 hours from The Roast Beef Counter stall.
One area is designated as a Korean and Japanese town, which subleased its area with mini-stalls that can get so crowded.
Go during off peak hours so that you can easily go around this small Asian town.
If you are craving for Japanese, Aburi is the place to have a chill lunch.
On the Go
If you are in a hurry, order a Banh Mi from this Vietnamese kitchen stall.
Check out the first BGC branch of the popular Zark’s Burgers.
Buy 2 Get one Pita Doner from Turks.
For those days you crave for your friendly Potato Corner.
There’s an alley of stalls for dry goods and quick snacks.
Check out Mama Empanada for merienda.
People line-up for hours for this avocado dessert (similar to the maxi mango craze).
It’s like an avocado sundae with all the yummy sweet treats, sago and a dash of healthy stuff to lessen the guilt.
A re-constructed avocado ice cream with pastillas seed.
We would usually reserve our dessert calories for Chatime Milk tea.
On other days, we would alternate with Macao Imperial Tea.
For a healthier alternative, end with a frozen yogurt dessert.
Overall, it’s a great addition to the BGC culinary scene, especially for days when you are on a budget but still want to enjoy good food. I would go here for our Bakmi Nyonya and Hawker Chan cravings in BGC.
You’ll also notice that people are willing to spend more to indulge in a dessert that they can show off while saving on their main meal. Budget about ₱300/head.
You can only exit via the One Bonifacio mall escalators.
Live an Awesome Life,
Founder, Our Awesome Planet
Disclosure: We were media guests of Eric Dee. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions and insights.
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