Sugbo Mercado Dos @ Ayala Business Park


In line with Sugbo Mercado‘s goal of being able to open food markets in different key locations in the city, their newest outlet at the Ayala Business Park is a clear sign that they are well on their way! Their second branch, which is located behind CIC Main and the MSY building which is also known as the “jogging area” of Ayala, still has everything we have come to love from their first branch which includes tents, ample tables and chairs, a laid back ambiance and that awesome sense of community that is hard to find anywhere else.


I have always patronized this weekend food market because it gives closet or aspiring chefs the opportunity to put themselves out there and get an experience of how it is to run their own business. At the same time, it gives people like me the opportunity to explore my palette without going home empty handed. It’s a fair compromise for everyone plus, the view is great and the music is always on point!


If you want to catch my vlog about how to survive a night at Sugbo Mercado, check it out here.

Another thing that I love so much about Sugbo Mercado are the interesting stories of each and every vendor. Everyone has their own story to tell and their own interesting back stories which I think makes the food taste even better. There’s always something special about our homegrown establishments which you can find out more about on their blog. Their first feature is about a good friend of mine and his success story about Hala Paella and Papa Churros which you can read more about here. They’ve only featured one so far but I am so excited to read about more success stories in the near future.

On their opening weekend, they launched with around 32 vendors and the list continues to grow with each coming week so forgive me if a few of these vendors might not be there anymore or if I’ve missed out on some. But in a nutshell, here is a list of the vendors I was able to meet and their corresponding links so you can check out their menu offerings and prices:

Of course, what kind of food blog would this be without some enticing food photos? Here are some photos of the food I was able to sample during the media launch:


Herbed Chicken from Tausug Spices

DSCF0644Fried ice cream from Soul Food


Quesadillas from Bueno JC Mexicano


Seafood bowl from Fun Seafood Corner


Paella Valenciana from Hala Paella


Chicken Proben in Mediterranean & Japanese sauce


Spicy lechon belly from Kuzina Guadalupe


Taco Mac & Cheese from Macology 101


Churros from Papa Churros


Customized pasta from Yum-In-A-Box


Hawaiian Pizza Cone


Shaved Ice from Sno


Pork belly from Eat, Meat, Repeat


Pork bun from Pao Baw
DSCF0613Classic Lemonade from John Lemon


Pad Thai from Wokstarz


Enchilada from Papagayu Azul

So far my favorites have been the Proben Deluxe de Cagayan in Mediterranean & Belgian chocolate sauce, the Hawaiian Pizza cone, John Lemon’s lemonade, everything from Pow Bao, Hala Paella and Wokstarz. I’ll definitely be back this weekend to sample more because you know… why not?

Sugbo Mercado Dos will be open on the following dates: 

Sugbo Mercado-IT Park: Wednesday to Sunday, July 6-10, 5PM-1AM!

Sugbo Mercado-CBP : Thursday to Sunday, July 7-10, 4PM-12MN!

For more updates, check out their official blog here

For business inquiries, find out how to join here

Also, follow them on instagram here

Stay hungry, Stay thirsty… Stay alive,

Issa P.

[VLOG] How To Survive A Food Market/ Sugbo Mercado


My friends and I have always been fans of local food markets and have been flocking to almost one for the following reasons:

[1] We can never decide where to eat so food markets give us the freedom to eat what we want, with who we want… even if we don’t want what they want.

[2] It’s a nice breather from the commercial restaurants that have been popping up lately. Plus, because you never know when you’re going to catch them again, it also adds to that hint of excitement.

[3] There are sooooo many choices

[4] Food markets are a good place to run into people, meet new ones and get ideas for future probably businesses and ideas.

[5] It’s great if you’re on a budget!

As an avid food market visitor, my favorite so far has got to be Sugbo Mercado which is located at the Garden Bloc of the IT Park. They’ve been around since 2015 and have finally made their permanent residence at the Garden Bloc complete with tables, chairs, lights and an awesome outdoor ambiance.

Fun story: I used to have to beg people to come with me to food bazaars to the point where I would have to go alone if I had to. But now my friends (and especially Paolo) has caught on to the idea and now, we’re there almost every weekend.

For someone with quite an experience I decided to show you what a Sugbo Mercado experience is like along with some tips and tricks to getting around, what to do and some common sense etiquette that should be practiced while enjoying the place and the food.

So I hope you enjoy this video- like, subscribe and feel free to share this with ALL of your friends! <3


Food is love; Food is life,