Late last month, I was given an exciting opportunity to visit the Greenfield Weekend Market with my husband Tim, and my good friend Kevin. It was a gastronomical experience, that Tim and I will surely remember for a great deal of time.
Personally, I remember going to Greenfield District almost every night a few years ago while I was still working in Ortigas. Since it was so difficult to hail a ride home (it still is), Greenfield offered me a place to walk off my heavy dinner from work. It served as my exercise place for a few months, so it kinda has a special place in my heart.
Going back to experience their weekend market after several years was such an extraordinary comeback for me. Also, I took this chance to finally meet up with my good friend Kevin, whom I haven’t seen in a few years. I was finally able to introduce Tim to him personally, too.
We loved how the entire space was wide enough that people aren’t bumping into each other on the way to their seats or to get themselves food, and personally having a distilled water refilling stations on all four corners of the field was such a big relief especially to us who try our best to not buy bottled water.
The night we were there was during Greenfield’s celebration of Earth Hour, we were lucky enough to experience their jazz band, but even luckier because we were able to watch Color It Red play an acoustic session when the lights went out at around 8 pm that evening.
Prior to that, Tim, Kevin, and I were able to walk around to a seemingly endless number of gastronomical choices, and a couple of eco-friendly, low/zero-waste stalls. The food choices were highly diverse, it could be overwhelming, but Tim and I found that the trick is to first look at everything they have to offer, and then just go back to the ones you really feel like eating. It can be quite exhausting given the size of the field, but I’m telling you, it’s worth every step.
Tim and I had a long day prior to this event. We first went to the National Swap Meet 3 in SM Megamall, which I will write about in my next post. After that, we had a flat tire and had to leave our vehicle in Shangri-La Plaza. Such a hassle, so we opted for comfort foods when we got to the Greenfield Weekend Market.
We got ourselves a Spam-silog, then Tim went for a Brisket and rice from another stall, then we bought a Yakult lemonade, and for dessert, Tim opted for a mango float sundae which, by the way, gives their customers a wooden spoon instead of a plastic one. I mean they still serve their floats on a plastic cup but at least they’ve tried to lessen it. I also wanted to try the Carabao’s milk ice cream, but instead, I bought us a stock of shampoo bar and organic soap from Ecolohika.
Shortly after dinner, the lights went off and the Earth Hour began. I honestly don’t know which I love best about the Greenfield Weekend Market, the fact that they are hosting an earth hour event, their selection of sustainable stalls, the cool and breezy environment despite the hustle and bustle of traffic not too far away (which cannot be heard by the way), or their wide range of food options.
But I guess what takes it home is that all of our food purchases cost us less than 600php in total that I even have extra for the shampoo bar and the soap. Normally, Tim and I would spend a minimum of 800php on a date, but I guess the food stalls in Greenfield Weekend Market are really affordable. I am so happy that Tim and I were given an opportunity to experience the Greenfield Weekend Market that we decided to go back there again, soon.
If you want to visit the Greenfield Weekend Market, they are located at Greenfield District, ESDA Central Avenue, Mandaluyong and they open every Saturday, from 4AM – 12PM. You can also check out their Facebook and Instagram pages so you can get updated on their latest events.
What about you guys, mahilig ba kayo sa mga banchetto type of places?