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Where to Buy Cheap Vegetables in Metro Manila

Shop for fresh produce in these vegetable markets!

By: Eunice Sheene Fulgencio | March 19, 2020
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Note: This article was last reviewed on March 25, 2020.

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Your body is a temple: you should be mindful of how you treat it, what you put into it, and what you make it go through. While you are still young, take advantage! Adopting healthy habits early on will inevitably help you when you reach old age.

However, even if you want to munch on as many vegetables as you want, budget constraints might not let you do so. Thankfully, there are wet markets where to buy cheap vegetables in Metro Manila that offer fresh vegetables at reasonable prices.

A great way to treat your body well is by having a nutritious, well-balanced diet. As a child, you were taught that organic is always better than processed food and those vegetables should be a staple of every meal.

To guide you better, check out below our list of wet markets near me and within Metro Manila, where you can spot vegetable markets you can score the freshest produce!

1. Farmer’s Market

Where to Buy Cheap Vegetables: General Araneta Avenue, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City

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Farmer’s Market is part of the Araneta Center Inc.

Images: Left, @nekkidchef; Right, @chfdhl

Generally deemed a trusted location where you can get your market needs, Farmer’s Market in Cubao is the original go-to-market for all things fresh and reasonably priced. Not only is the place filled with good produce, but it is also considered one of the largest and cleanest markets in Metro Manila. Aside from its vast product selection, Farmer’s Market also has good seafood offerings, and Dampa sa Farmer’s Market a place where you can get your seafood buys cooked and have a sit-down meal.

Note: As of March 25, 2020, this establishment is open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM only.

2. Quiapo Market

Where to Buy Cheap Vegetables: F-R. Hidalgo Street, Quiapo, Manila

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Haggling is common practice in Quiapo Market.

Images: Left, @risatkt; Right, @lanesquillo

When you think of “fresh and budget-friendly vegetables,” Quiapo Market might not be the first place to pop into your head. However, this historical site will surprise you. Aside from its infamous potions and even more famous church, Quiapo Market and its vegetable market offers affordable vegetables. A word of caution, though: be cautious when roaming around, as the area is notorious for having many pickpockets.

3. Mara’s Original Market

Where to Buy Cheap Vegetables: Ground Floor, VI-A/C Gallery Building, Amorsolo Street, Makati

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Haggling is common practice in Quiapo Market.

Images: Left, @risatkt; Right, @lanesquillo

Mara’s Original Market—known by its more endearing moniker, MOM—is recognized as the “first-ever open-air organic market in the Philippines.” MOM offers fresh produce and a variety of healthy and organic meals that do not sacrifice taste. Aside from these, MOM also provides apparel, crafts, and home items. It also has a stall at the Legazpi Market.

Note: As of March 25, 2020, this establishment is closed until further notice. However, they are offering same-day delivery for customers.

4. Guadalupe Public Market

Where to Buy Cheap Vegetables: Guadalupe Commercial Center, Barangay Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati

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The market also has an assortment of native desserts or kakanin to choose from.

Images: Left, @magtanongla; Right, @wanderyenn

Guadalupe Public Market is one of the wet markets near me and the busier marketplaces as it is situated near jeepney terminals and the MRT station. Still, the options it has would make braving the busyness worth it. The vegetable market here has other options like condiments and spices, fresh protein, and even dried seafood from various provinces. The dry goods section of the market is also worth mentioning; it has apparel, household cleaning appliances, and plasticware products, among others.

5. Balintawak Public Market

Where to Buy Cheap Vegetables: EDSA and Old Samson Road, Barangay Balintawak, Quezon City

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A discount of between ten to fifty percent on fruits and vegetables is possible in the market.

Images: Left, @alpyk3; Right, Michael Sarmiento

Balintawak Public Market consists of eleven different markets along EDSA right on the Quezon City-Caloocan City border. It is also known as the bagsakan (drop-off point) of produce from both the north and the south, so the vegetable offering is varied and very cheap. Besides its vegetable selection, Balintawak Public Market is also known for its carabao meat.

Contrary to popular belief, it’s possible to not go broke when you’re trying to eat better. With the markets mentioned above, you have more than enough proof for that.

Have you visited one or more of these markets? What was the experience like? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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About Eunice Sheene Fulgencio
Eunice knew that she’d be writing for the rest of her life from a very young age. Naturally introverted, she is selective with how she uses her time and who she spends it with. Has a penchant for sweet treats, sentimental proses, and online personality quizzes. A true-blue INFJ.
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