August 14, 2008

A day in the Market – Salcedo Community Market

Dec. 22, 2007

Salcedo community market – or simply Salcedo market – is always featured in magazines, newspaper & even some episodes on TV. They always have a good thing or things to say about this small community market. Opens on Saturdays only, from 7am to 2pm in a small parking lot adjacent to a simple garden park. Now curiosity is eating me. So we – me & sibz & mom - decided to give it a visit as a simple family bonding tour last 22 of December 2007.

When we are finally there. Wow!!! It is really amazing, more amazingly that what is written or featured in the media. It’s a one-stop market of all hard to find - even seasonal - goodies delight, from seafood to delicacies, from vegetables & fruits to flowers, wow, virtually everything in one place.

They also have ready to cook delis & ready to eat meals. They also have an eating area for hungry folks, somewhat a food court. Really a yummified foodies heaven. Besides from food, you can easily met warm-smiled friendly people both merchants and buyers. Foreign guest or immigrants interact and mingle with us locals. Yes!! Food for the heart.

The only catch here is the items come with a hefty price. If you are on a very very tight budget, this place is not really for us. Fare alone for me is a big price tag.
BUT!!!!WAIT!!!!! as I said, it’s a one-stop market for hard to find items. So I admit, even if it is a bit pricey, it is still a good deal. Take a tour from stall to stall, who knows, the other stall is cheaper from the first one.

To get there, from EDSA, proceed to ayala ave. turn right to rufino st, right to leviste st. its the park with a lots of stalls or tent. The entrance is one on the tordesillias st and one in the corner of Toledo & leviste sts. As for me, since it’s a Saturday, I can un-board on ayala triangle/ayala stock exchange. Then I’ll walk from there to philamlife bldg. then turn left to sedeno st. then right to leviste st. until Toledo st. entrance.

A trip to this community market is definitely the best one. Seeing good food, eating good food. Seeing people, took a pic on kuya kim. Well what more can I ask for? Ah! I have two things in mind, “kelan kaya ako babalik dito?” “mas better kaya sa ibang markets like market-market & tiendesitas?”

All photos are captured using Canon Powershot A460
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