Maginhawa Food Trip

For a semi-southern girl like me, going to Quezon City is a journey.  A long journey.  It’s very rare then that I head on over to that side of the metro.  Only something compelling can make me move and get out there.

Which is what exactly happened.  My best friend Carol and I met up to try and join the Maginhawa food craze.


Admittedly, the last time I was there was in 2012 when I went for a calligraphy workshop at Pino, and that’s that.  Going there again and at nighttime is so much different. The place is more vibrant and cool – quite a lot of young ones, I guess from UP, Ateneo and Claret.

Our first stop was as StrEeat Food Park.  It’s an outdoor food hall with different stalls offering a variety of cuisine.

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This is what I ordered – South Fried Sirloin Beef Steak with rice and cajun corn from The SoulFood Truck.

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After dinner, we were looking for a dessert place.  We went to this place we saw on the net serving specialty ice cream but there’s a long line outside and we didn’t want to wait, so we went to Sancho’s.  Good thing because we got a nice spot and the place almost to ourselves.


They also serve really good churros…and brazo de mercedes.

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We also dropped by this artsy cafe – When Uan Met Sally (WUMS) Cafe to check on their boho-chic items.  The place is nice and would have loved to eat there as well but we were looking for something heavier than pasta.


All in all, my Maginhawa experience is worth the agonizing traffic.  I wish I had more time to check out other places.  The only downside I see in the are is the lack of parking space.  We had to go through the strip twice to get a spot.  I could imagine this is a greater problem on weekends.  But still, thumbs up for this tummy-filling experience with my best bud.


StrEat Food Park

91 Maginhawa St. UP Village


Sancho Churreria Manila

122 Maginhawa St. UP Village


When Uan Met Sally (WUMS) Cafe

39B Maginhawa St. UP Village



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