Everyone loves food, and while a good, traditional restaurant has its comfortable perks, a food park is also a great alternative for those who are looking for something more casual. (It's also an awesome option for friends with different food preferences.) Make your way down to one (or all) of these food nooks and enjoy different cuisines without the hassle of hopping from one venue to another:
1. Box Park: Congressional Food Park
Located in Tandang Sora, Quezon City, Box Park features at least 14 food establishments for you to choose from. If you are in the mood for ice cream and waffles, check out Mr. Diggin. It's great if you’re in the mood for ice cream and waffles. Colonel Frank’s, on the other hand, is the place to be for gourmet hotdogs and sausages. If you want to try something new, visit Ozawa Noritako for interesting fusions of nori sushi and tacos before heading to Shakery for great fruit shakes to wash everything down.
Box Park is open Mondays to Sundays (3pm to 12mn)
2. StrEAT: Maginhawa Food Park
Maginhawa Street in UP Village, Diliman is the home of StrEAT: Maginhawa Food Park. StrEAT has created a unique and eco-friendly food community as each establishment is housed in a refurbished container van. Highlights and must-try places include The Lost Bread (French toast and milkshakes with a twist), G.R.EAT Burger Truck, The Soul Food Truck (southern comfort food), and Egg-It (Hong Kong style waffles).
StrEAT: Maginhawa Food Park is open Tuesdays to Sundays (5pm to 12mn)
3.Merkanto: International Street Food
Enjoy international street food while getting your car washed at Merkanto, located on Mayaman Street in UP Village. This food-park-con-carwash allows you to go on a cross-country food trip from Vietnam to Morocco while your vehicle gets that much-needed bath. More stalls are set to open in the coming months.
Merkanto: International Street Food is open Tuesdays to Saturdays (5pm to 12mn) and on Sundays (3pm to 10pm)
4. The Salcedo Community Market
Looking for something organic, a hard to find ingredient, or some fresh produce? Why not head to the Salcedo Community Market at Jaime C. Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, in Makati? It has become the gathering place of foodies in the city since 2004 and has since continued to grow bigger and better. Shop for healthy food finds or try out favorites like the pomelo salad and pizza.
The Salcedo Community Market is open every Saturday (9am to 2pm)
5. Kapitolyo Gastropark
Kapitolyo in Pasig City continues to live up to its food hub reputation with the Kapitloyo GastroPark that boasts of 14 food stalls with interesting offerings. Some of the fan favorites are Niku-Q, with their special yakitori sauce, Japbox, where you can get your Japanese food cravings satisfied, and Bagnet,o for their sinful but affordable bagnet.
Kapitolyo Gastropark is open Mondays to Saturdays (12nn to 12mn), and Sundays (5pm to 11pm)
6. The Yard at Xavierville
The Yard at Xavierville in Quezon City has a whopping selection of 30 stalls that has a wide selection of international cuisines. Must-try stalls include Takami, Milkshake Lab, Mac n Chicks, Hong Kong Foodie, and Flat Bread. It’s better to commute there or park your car somewhere else, though, as parking space is minimal and traffic tends to build up quickly in the area.
The Yard is open Mondays to Sundays (4pm to 12mn)
7. Adventure Food Park
Adventure Food Park is a relatively new place near the suburbs of New Manila in Quezon City. It has a chill atmosphere and is perfect for anyone looking to try something new. Easily accessible from the LRT-2 Gilmore Station, it has ten food stalls that serve unique takes on known favorites. Try out Sub Zero Gelato for awesome desserts and Goemon Burgers & Wings for cute Pokeball-shaped burgers.
Adventure Food Park is open Mondays to Sundays (12pm to 12mn)
This story originally appeared on TravelBook.ph.
*Minor edits have been made by FemaleNetwork.com editors.