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Food Halls, or food courts, have always been a staple, especially in malls. It’s usually composed of various eateries and stalls, with a lot of tables and chairs in the middle, acting as the seating area.
Classically, food halls have been the go-to place for cheaper or different food options, when you don’t necessarily want to eat in a restaurant. But over time, food halls have become more creative, with all kinds of themes, different cuisines, and even higher quality food options.
The Grid Food Market – Power Plant Mall
Of all the food halls that have opened in the past few years, The Grid in Rockwell is arguably the one most talked about. With its fine interiors, posh seating, and soft lighting that’s perfect for good food + good conversation, they’re also known as the second home of fan favorites La Chinesca and Bun Appetit.
Also read: Booky’s Ultimate Guide to Makati Restaurants
As mentioned, The Grid has a knack for curating only the best bets: the restaurants that we all talk about and yearn to try, especially when they’re only found in morning markets or located in hidden spots. This is exactly what they pulled out of their sleeve when they announced Your Local from Legaspi Village as a newcomer to the opulent food hall.
Your Local is a neighbourhood bistro hailing from Legaspi Village in Makati, serving South East Asian dishes with a twist. Opened by Chef Denny Antonino and Nicco Santos, the restaurant has a hipster meets industrial vibe serves all day brunch together with their standard menu.
You can expect Your Local as the newest addition to The Grid’s expansion wing coming to us late this 2019, but not without a little surprise.
Check out Your Local pop-up at Stall #07 at The Grid! Book it with your food buddy, because it’s only until August 23. But if the stars haven’t realigned for this food trip, keep on the lookout, because we’ll let you know for sure when they’re officially open.
Their Torched Salmon Donburi (₱695) is one of their most popular dishes.
Torched Norwegian salmon (cooked medium), mentaiko, oboro, ebiko and salmon skin on roast corn and shitake black rice.
Mock Mentaiko Fries (₱260) with nori
With Booky, you can get ₱100 off your total bill at Your Local, Legaspi Village
If you want to see more about The Grid, Rockwell, check out their details here below:
There’s a lot to love about food halls, from being able to choose from a bunch of different places instead of just the options from one, to the cool interiors and unique food choices. Lucky for you, we’ve listed down other food halls all over Metro Manila!
The Food Hall by Todd English – SM Aura
The Food Hall by Todd English offers food from all over the world in an upscale food hall setting. It has 9 different food stations including: salad & charcuterie, sushi, raw, Asian, pizza, pasta, grill & ocean, and the wine & tapas bar.
Mega Food Hall – SM Megamall
Mega Food Hall is SM Megamall’s own food hall, located on the 5th floor at the Mega Fashion Hall. It has very bright interiors, with blue and orange chairs at the dining area. There are various food options like Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings, The Halal Guys, Sushi Nori, Tex-Mex, and Manilachon.
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Hole in the Wall – Century City Mall
One of the most famous food halls in Manila, Hole in the Wall is just about every foodie’s dream. It has great rustic interiors perfect for those Instagram posts, and there are a variety of delicious food selections to choose from. Some of the places to try are Bad Bird (Chicken Plates), Posporo (Filipino food), The Beef (Burgers), Phobobo (Vietnamese) and more!
Uptown Food Hall – Uptown Mall
Uptown Food Hall is Uptown Mall’s own food court, and it certainly lives up to the name. It’s interiors are warm and vibrant, with comfortable chairs; a nice difference to the usual food courts. It has a mix of classic and special selections, like Turks, Chatime, Classic Savory, Craft Salad, and others.
Eden Food Hall – BGC
Eden Food Hall is a 24-hr food hall located in BGC. It’s situated near St. Luke’s and is a great place to go for lunch with office mates or just a food trip by yourself. There are 11 stalls to choose from, like Rafik Shawarma, Suki Gyouza, Chang Thai, Gastro Grub, Go! Salads, and more. It’s quaint and has a clean interior, with white walls and minimalist wall art. The beverage stall is located right in the middle of the food hall, making for easy access to everyone.
Food on Four – SM Aura
Food on Four is SM Aura’s own food court, located on their fourth floor (hence the name). But this is more than just your usual food court, with a variety of food selections like Poke Poke, Merry Moo, Cinnabon, Sbarro, The Burger Joint, Pure Nectar, and others. It has a very bright interior, with generally white walls, and a wooden floor. The tables and chairs are a mix of black, white, and wooden. It’s also located in the same place where the cinema is, giving you a bunch more options for snacks to bring inside the movie theater!
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The Pantree Food Hall – Legazpi Village
The Pantree is a small food hall tucked away in Makati. It has 13 stalls with varying cuisines for you to choose from. Some of the stalls found there are Three Guys and a Grill, Chang Tai, Old Fashioned Tapa, Dash Espresso, and more. It’s sometimes also possible for the stalls to change, as they allow businesses to rent a minimum of 3 months. If you’re a bit on the go, you can opt to buy your food from their take-out counters.
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Food Choices – Glorietta
Food Choices, located in Glorietta 4, is Glorietta’s own classic food court. This has been a go-to for people when they need to rest from their shopping, or just want to have a snack or meal. It features stalls like Manang’s Chicken, Mary Grace, GoNuts Donuts, Pepper Lunch, and more.
Pista Food Hall – Victory Food Market Mall
Pista Food Hall is a little food hall found Victory Food Mall, which is a food mall in Paranaque. It’s made up of 7 food stalls – Ihaw, Mangkok, Kalye Kainan, Fresh Seafood Paluto, Litsonero, Higop, and Balai Kubo. It has clean interiors with white and pastel colors on the furniture.
The Caf – UP Town Center
The Caf is a new food hall in UP Town Center in Katipunan. It’s nice and cozy, with comfy chairs and warm lights. It also has a delicious selection of food choices, like Sweet Ecstasy, Kiu Kiu Ramen, Paotsin, Magic Buckets, and more. Be sure to check out this food hall when you visit UPTC.
Check them out here
2/F Phase One, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Courtyard 453 – P. Guevarra St.
One of the best things about San Juan is its compactness and peacefulness, sitting right there in the heart of the metro. Despite the quiet however, it’s got an amazing collection of various dining places, and Courtyard @ 453 is definitely one of them. This food hall is small and quiet, with simple interiors and neutral colors. Just like San Juan though, despite being small, it has a lot of great food options inside. You can order from places like LIF, The Silver Dragon, Ebi 10, Pops ‘n Pebs Home Style Foods, and Tra Vinh Express. No need to go out of the city to find a great place to hang out, eat, and relax.
The Corner Market Food Hall – The Podium
If there’s one word to describe The Corner Market, it’s fresh. Everything about the vibe of the place is light, from the natural light coming in from the big windows, to the bright colors, and the food selections. They’ve got selections like Gusto!, Sundays, Fresh Catch by Cold Storage, Stockwell Cafe, and others. This place is sure to brighten up your day, and satisfy your stomach.
Malingap Central Food Hall – Malingap St.
Malingap Central Food Hall looks simple on the outside, but inside it’s a lot of fun. The interiors are colorful, from the different colors of the chairs, the patterned floor, and the wall art. They’ve also various food selections of all kinds for you to choose from, like Hapitori, Bulgogi Garden, Bar Fight, Sticky Pig, and more. This is the place to go for a proper food trip.
Robinsons Galleria’s Eat Street
The South District – Madison Galeries
The south isn’t lagging behind on food halls as well with their newest food hall, The South District. This food hall’s offers unique and delicious options like Nolita, Dos Bandidos, Bronx Fried Chicken, Liquid Luck, and more. Check this place out the next time you’re in the south!
Check them out here
4/F Madison Galeries, Boutique Mall, Alabang Hills, Muntinlupa
The Alley by Vikings – UP Town Center
The Alley by Vikings is Vikings’ take on food halls, with the classic buffet style that they’re famous for. The interior is bright and the place is very family-friendly, with big tables and comfy chairs. It’s inspired by the different street food from all over the globe, with stalls like New York Pizza, Monte Calvo, Lost & Pound, Street Wok, and more. Nothing screams food trip more than a taste of the different flavors of the world.
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