Food trip at Maginhawa StrEAT

Maginhawa Street is a busy road in the middle of Teacher's Village in Quezon City.

But the street is more known as a foodie heaven with its rows of restaurants, bars, cafes and other related businesses. Most of these establishments are set up by young food entrepreneurs eager to venture into the challenging world of food enterprise. You won't see popular fast food joints in the area making it a must-visit culinary destination.

Maginhawa Street at night. 

One such hub in Maginhawa Street is the StreEAT: Maginhawa Food Park. A food strip consisting of different food concepts inspired from  America, Mexican, Turkish, Southeast Asian, Filipino, Korean, Spanish, Italian dishes.

The place started a year ago, and judging from the early evening crowd, it has become a quite popular attraction in Maginhawa, most of the diners are young adults either students or yuppies. The prices pretty reasonable and affordable, a perfect pig-out for unique but yummy comfort food in this part of Metro Manila.

The street's foodie community has been recognized by the Quezon City local government when a 2-kilometer stretch of the street was the venue of the Quezon City Food Festival in 2014 and 2015. The festival aims to promote the street for tourism and to help boost the local restaurants in the area.

After visiting the Philippine Information Agency central office in Quezon City, PIA colleagues Mai and Noel took me to Maginhawa and where we proceeded to the StreEAT. I ordered a bacon burger at G.R.E.A.T burger truck, a Japanese inspired Wagamama hotdog at Schmidt's, deep-fried cheese balls at the Soul Food Truck, Chicken Cutlet with Rice at Saucy Food Manila.

 My hunger pangs was fully satisfied at a cost of less than five-hundred pesos. Not bad at all.

(left to right clockwise) Corndog at Soul Food Truck, Bacon Burger at G.R.E.A.T. Burger Truck, Sisig at Endless Summer Cafe and Chicken Cutlets at Saucy Food Manila.


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