The Corner Market, the country’s first ever indoor farmer’s market and food hall on the second level of The Podium, offers a new and exciting way to indulge in a wide variety of food choices.
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.
Here are the dining choices available in this newly opened food hall:
The Corner Market’s Catch of The Day by Cold Storage and The Meat Depot allow customers to choose their own kind of seafood or cut of meat and have it cooked on the spot—an elevated take on dampa dining. Fresh produce, flowers, and grab-and-go salads, on the other hand, are available at Gusto, where everything is sourced from the Ojeda’s family farm in Rizal.
The curated mix of merchants presents a wide range of cuisines from all over the world, with a strong focus on local, emerging brands and one-of-a-kind concepts. These include Sari Salo by Myron offering homegrown hits like inasal sisig and Angus beef tapa, and Inari by Hamaru’s modern Japanese cuisine. Ca Phe Saigon serves heirloom Vietnamese recipes and a vertical basil garden where you can pick your own leaves to add to your pho.
Asian culinary journey starts with Char Express’ Chinese comfort food favorites and the best char siu in town; followed by Easy Tiger, with its strong commitment to authentic Thai ingredients; and ends at Little Kaya, with everyone’s favorite dolsot bibimbap.
On the other side of the globe, authentic Mexican tacos are available at La Taqueria del Chupacabra. Diners may opt for a Mediterranean meal with Sultan’s menu of shawarma, kebabs, and moussaka.
Got a craving for fried chicken? Head to Birdhouse for their famous salted egg lava chicken sandwich. 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.
Of course, every meal should be capped off with dessert and a nice cup of coffee. Stockwell Café + Lounge’s third wave coffee will pair well with The Rabbit Hole MNL’s pastries and cakes like their best-selling ube frozen brazo. Finally, Sundays by Merry Moo has yummy soft-serve ice cream in handmade, flavored waffle cones.
A complete meal at The Corner Market is available for less than 300 pesos, while a view of the bustling Ortigas can be had for free. With a stellar range of choices in a picture-perfect space, good food truly is just around the corner.
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