Farmers Market

Farmers Market, Quezon City: Address, Farmers Market Reviews: 4/5

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Hammer13
Melbourne, Australia203 contributions
Not for me
Feb 2020 • Friends
Not for me I’ve had takeaway food that’s much better than this place food is very average service is very average quality very average
Written 14 March 2020
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Fullmetalcupcakes
Quezon City, Philippines79 contributions
Seafood
Sep 2019
I always go here for seafood. Only place I know where I can get sashimi tuna and salmon. There are a few Korean and Japanese stores inside the market as well as a variety of fruit and vegetable stores. Though only thing I notice is that it is a bit pricey compared to buying the same thing from Mega Q Mart or the Balintawak Wet and Dry Market.
Written 22 October 2019
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Ron S
Quezon City, Philippines7 contributions
Excellent
May 2018
Excellent range of fruit and vegetables. Quality is very good but prices are higher than one would pay in a regular supermarket. Very wide range of different foods from cooked Filipino..French Cuisine to Thai food. I love the freshness of their fruits , vegetables and seafood selection.
Written 19 March 2019
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VoyagerCatherine
Quezon City, Philippines25 contributions
One of Quezon City's largest public markets, if not the largest
Dec 2018 • Solo
Farmers Market at Araneta Center, Cuba is the place to go to for local and imported fruit and vegetables, freshly killed meat, and high quality seafood that comes from all over Luzon - Pangasinan, Quezon, Batangas, even Masbate.

The market starts to awake around 5 or 6 am, when vendors start bringing newly slaughtered pig, sectioned parts of beef to hang and trim for the day's sale, or make sausages.

Seafood will come in a little later than the meat, and if you have a good eye, aim for the king of Philippine fish, lapu lapu; fat mud crabs full of roe; lobster and prawn; and a good selection of seaweed and clams. The second batch of seafood will come in after lunch and be ready for sale around 2.

There's a flurry of activity right until 6 pm, and the market winds down about an hour later. If you aren't chasing groceries for dinner, this is a good time to bargain on your seafood (or probably anything else, actually); just don't look desperate, or the price might go up instead of down!

I find the selection of vegetables excellent but pricey compared to neighbourhood markets, so I tend to buy the stuff I won't find elsewhere, like plump asparagus or creamy white mushrooms. Haggle for the price of fruits and vegetables, and if one is friendly with the vendors, they'll tell you what's good to eat today or better eaten tomorrow.

Certain sections of the market highlight some of the Philippines' old culinary culture, like the goat vendors who set aside intestines for offal soup we call papaitan, the dessert vendors who make all kinds of rice cakes and custards, or the coconut vendors who have both young coconut, the kind you drink the juice from, and mature coconut, which they can split open and grate for you, or extract a first press of coconut milk ready for the day's cooking.

Rental prices are high, so overall prices in this market are relatively high too, but it's worth the goods you purchase and the jaunt to Cubao.

It's very well organised. Wear plastic or rubber shoes (be careful around the seafood and meat market, it's slippery), and be prepared for smells to stick to you :)
Written 2 January 2019
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Papa P
84 contributions
A budget mall for evryone
Oct 2018 • Solo
This mall for for budget conscious people. The place is stemming with boutiques that offers low prices clothes shoes and the like it also has a grocery store and food stores are all over the place. The center lobby sometimes offer shows for everybody
Written 19 October 2018
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Claude M
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
Was awesome
Aug 2018 • Solo
Lots of shops and great food very busy markets and near train station
Very helpful staff and wow cheap Charlie venue
Written 17 September 2018
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c devera
San Andres, Philippines130 contributions
Araneta Center, Cubao in Quezon City Sept 2018
Sep 2018 • Friends
Last week, I was dismayed that Araneta Center got worse now. Access to the LRT station from the Gateway Mall, climbing 2 floors (at 6 meters per floor) because all 4 escalators not working. Upon entering any mall here and even elsewhere too, you have to line up at one entrance to be frisked and bag searched. I have been subject to the pat down by the opposite sex guard. And my bag with personal and intimate items subjected to a quick scan. So I have to be careful with my iPhone lest it be lost. Hey!-some are favored with quick search and inspection. Could terrorism or threats be blamed?

With multiple on-going building constructions, movement is restricted and a big mess. Many parking spaces now closed as a result.

And be careful and alert when walking in main roads because there are plenty of snatchers, pickpockets and hold-uppers after dark. I noticed that there are more stationary uniformed police in pairs. Some are chatting and texting or even napping.

I just walk as fast as I can, dress simply and bring a companion just to go there.

And you will be vexed by people handing out offers for the overpriced condominiums that are in over-supply. This is unavoidable in all mid end shopping malls,
Written 10 September 2018
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Cherry Blossom
Manila, Philippines18 contributions
Fresh Seafoods
Jul 2018
I always go hear for fresh salmon, shrimp and crabs. Not so cheap though but you will not be disappointed with the freshness of the goods. Not to mention the many variety of fruits and veggies.
Written 10 July 2018
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ChrisMcLaren
Melbourne, Australia37 contributions
Plenty of very fresh produce at this market.
May 2018 • Couples
We were just "looking" but it was good fun to check it out, Flowers, plants and heaps of very fresh produce
Written 28 May 2018
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c devera
San Andres, Philippines130 contributions
observed in 2018
Apr 2018 • Friends
Farmers market in Cubao, QC has more variety of seafoods. Prices charged can be as high as in supermarkets. Discounts of 10% applied automatically to the clergy. Vegetable vendors charge even more compared to other markets and they do not care even if few are buying. I understand that they only need little sales with overpriced profits.

Starting Sep. of 2016 space rental increased so much and economic situation, fewer buyers at the wet market. And for the Dampa cooking charges,, it is still popular for tourists. Best time to visit after 5 PM.
Written 3 May 2018
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