Beautiful Produce at Farmers Market, Cubao

dsc02244I was having beautiful produce withdrawals after our recent trip to La Trinidad and had a hunger for affordable, vibrant and flavorful produce. Lucky for me, Manila really does have it all. Just north of us at Farmer’s Market Cubao there is beautiful produce, variety, great prices and a slight breeze while shopping.

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A large mound of tamarind

You can sample most produce, just ask. If you don’t see what you are looking for ask around as vendors are helpful and friendly with one another.

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The avocados made me happy as they were more on the creamy side.

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The whole outer part of the market looks like this. The prices are all pretty similar. Just find one you like and buy there.
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All neatly organized and clean

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The variety and colors are enough for a visit.
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Some time I would like to do just a mango buffet of all the different mangoes they offer.
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The inner part of the market has the vegetables while the outer is mostly fruit.
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I saw three different types of lemons. I will be making a return trip just for this large variety.
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Fresh kesong puti is wrapped in these leaves.
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Eggs anyone?
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Thankfully my friend tipped me off about going downstairs just before the food court because there is a lovely stall with market bags and other odds and ends for the home.
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Feel free to take a cat nap.

Things To Know:

  • Farmer’s Market at Cubao is located adjacent to the Araneta Center. There are no specific times listed but I imagine it is open early and closes late. Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 8.45.45 PM.png
  • The market is vast and has produce, eggs, meat & fish, dry goods, a dampa section and even a plant section. Here is an awesome post about a day tour there. Farmers-Marke-Day-Tour-Map.jpg
  • I bought two bags of produce for 1,800 php. I am sure I didn’t get the bargain price but I still felt good about all that I got. I forgot to keep track of the prices, sorry!
  • You could easily spend a morning exploring here. I would definitely try dampa and other items at the food court.
  • Make sure you also include Quezon City Experience Museum in your itinerary.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Omg! I live like 5 minutes away from this market! So awesome if I saw you guys. When you go down in the meat and seafoods section, there are vendors lined with fresh prawns, scallops, oysters and seaweed.

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    1. amber says:

      Sounds divine! Hoping to go this weekend

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  2. Liz A says:

    I started sending my nanny to this market because 1) I am originally from Baguio so I am used to fresh and cheap vegetables and fruits and I think Cubao Farmers’ Market is the closest one to the Baguio and La Trinidad market feels; 2) prices of produce at Cubao Farmers’ Market is still a lot cheaper compared to the ones sold in groceries. 🙂

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    1. amber says:

      Wahoo! I am so happy to hear you feel this way and are from Baguio (so lucky btw)!

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