If you're tired of the usual restaurant options at your favorite mall, The Corner Market offers a fresh take on dining. The country's first-ever indoor farmer's market and food hall formally opens today on the second level of The Podium along ADB Avenue in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong.
Inspired by La Boqueria in Barcelona, The Torvehallerne Market in Copenhagen, and the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne, the creatively designed space spans 1,200 square meters, with 17(!) different merchants and a dining area that can accommodate 450 diners.
Salmon Teriyaki from Catch of The Day
At the Corner Market, you'll find unique restos that serve filling meals for the family such as Catch of The Day by Cold Storage, and The Meat Depot, where customers can choose their own kind of seafood or cut of meat and have it cooked on the spot. Fresh produce, flowers, and grab-and-go salads are also available from Gusto, where everything is sourced from the family farm in Rizal.
Steak from Meat Depot
The Corner Market brings together a wide range of cuisines from all over the world, which presents an opportunity to introduce different flavors to the members of your family, both young and young-at-heart. Sari Salo by Myron's dishes up homegrown hits like inasal sisig and Angus beef tapa, and Inari by Hamaru serves modern takes on Japanese eats. Ca Phe Saigon offers heirloom Vietnamese recipes and a vertical basil garden where you can pick your own leaves to add to your pho.
Continuing this Asian journey are Char, with Chinese comfort food favorites and the best char siu in town, and Easy Tiger, which serves Thai food with authentic ingredients. Little Kaya is also here for your Korean food craving, whipping up everyone's favorite dolsot bibimbap.
On the other side of the globe, authentic Mexican tacos are here for the taking from La Taqueria del Chupacabra, or make it Mediterranean with Sultan's menu of shawarma, kebabs, and moussaka. Kids got a craving for fried chicken? Head to Birdhouse for their famous salted egg lava chicken sandwich. Their side dishes are worth a mention, too.
Honey butter fried chicken sandwich from Birdhouse
Pizza Morena's signature mozzarella, mascarpone, and Parmesan pie will satisfy any pizza cravings, while Barcelon de Calderon's personal-sized paellas are perfect for a leisurely lunch (their Paella Negra is a winner!).
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Paella Negra from Barcelon de Calderon
Of course, every meal should be capped off with dessert and a nice cup of joe. Stockwell's third wave coffee will pair well with The Rabbit Hole MNL's pastries and cakes like their best-selling ube frozen brazo. If it's cream you want, Sundays by Merry Moo has yummy soft-serve in handmade, flavored waffle cones. Their Malagos Chocolate or Polvoron ice cream will quickly become your favorites, for sure.
Affordability is also key at The Corner Market, where you can have a complete meal for less than 300 pesos. So settle down on the bleacher seats that offer a view of bustling Ortigas, or grab a table by the window one weekend with the fam. With a stellar range of choices in a picture-perfect space, good food is just around the corner.