The Kantorini Food Park is a “must-visit” location for all those who just love street food. If you are a budget-conscious foodie looking for a fantastic culinary experience, then find out why you should be here…
The Kantorini Food Park
Opening hours: Everyday / 4pm-12midnight
Average Cost: 100-300 (2person)
Address: Kantorini Food Park, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
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The Kantorini Food Park Uncovered
My friend Joan and I agreed to brave the traffic and visit the newest and most famous food park in Quezon City.
Located along Katipunan Avenue and near Ateneo de Manila University, besides SMDC Codominium, this new food park lets you satisfy your cravings while enjoying the white-washed structures with a deep blue exterior. Yes, it adds a touch of Greece with it’s Santorini-inspired design.
Instead of the Greek island’s sand beaches, in the Kantorini Food Park, you will be welcomed by mouth-watering dishes and unique food concepts from all over the world. Who needs Greece when you’ve got a food park on the side of a major thoroughfare? Hmmmm… A very clever way to attract foodies.
Kantorini is perfect for an afternoon siesta while enjoying the golden sunset and tambayan sa gabi. It offers ample parking spaces, wide array of food choices and relaxing atmosphere. There’s also a live band that would surely complete that Santorini feels. (Too bad, that night no band was performing).
With the 28 food stalls you can choose from, you wouldn’t easily run out of things to try as you could try a different cuisine every time you visit. Or you could always try them all in one go, right?
Jo and I were very excited to start eating right away but we need to wait for my cousin to arrive. But oh my god! We waited an hour for him and our tummies were grumbling by the time he arrived. Apparently he was stuck in a traffic jam. While waiting, we order a cucumber lemonade drink.. After that I still had time so I decided to do some exploring of the area.
The Kantorini Food Park Uncovered
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When he arrived, we start looking for food to try. Nakakaloka talaga! Imagine, a food park with 28 food stalls, it was a little tricky to decide which dishes to order. Blueberry cheesecake by NY CREPE was a definite winner… Its fun to explore crepe with many varieties of fruit..
I ordered Sisig Rice from “Worth Eat Bistro” and loved it… This is a surefire winner! You can never go wrong with this dish served on a sizzling platter, topped with egg. The meat is diced and sauteed with onions, soy sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, seasoned with salt, pepper, and other spices. Yumm…
Joan ordered the Kare-Kare Rice in Worth Eat Bistro also. They have a fantastic bagoong to go with it. You can taste the peanut in it. Really mouth watering food!
They have the bar in the middle of the open-air pavilion. Like every other food park, the bar serves soft drinks, beers, and cocktails in absurdly large containers.
While eating, we told my cousin our terrible experienced in MRT and Waze app just to get in Kantorini. Let’s starts with the MRT.. At Taft Avenue station, I had to reload my Beep card at their Ticket vending machine, their machine ate my money and didn’t reload my card. I then noticed a military guy who was asking me what had happened.. I explained and he took my beep card and called the attention of teller and manager. They trying to fix the machine but the military guy noticed i looked like I was in a hurry so they returned to the booth and tried to assist me politely. I thanked them and rode the train going to Cubao station where Joan was waiting for me.Our next experience is when we used the Waze app from Katipunan.. We followed the apps instructions… We walked for almost 30 minutes before the app instructed us to return back to where we had started from.. Grrrrrr – So we rode a tricycle going back to SMDC Condominium and the rest was easy..
Anyway, it was a great dining experience. We will definitely be visiting the Kantorini Food Park again pretty soon to discover more of what they offer.
How to go to Kantorini Food Park ?
The food park’s location is along the long road of Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City, you can take MRT going to Cubao station, then ride a jeepney with Padilla, project 3 or 4 signboard then get off to the gas station in katipunan and walk to Kantorini food Park beside SMDC Condo. Or from Cubao Station, walk towards LRT2, ride the train to Katipunan Station then walk for another 10 minutes along Aurora Blvd then turn left to Katipunan Avenue. I know, It’s not commuter-friendly.
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