MANILA specifically...


DIVISORIA & QUIAPO These are the biggest markets in Manila and they sell everything you could possibly think of– both have good wet markets as well.

ALABANG MARKET There are many wet markets but quality can be patchy especially when it comes to meat. Alabang is good for flowers and local fruit and vegetables. Also check out Ayala Alabang Market.

SALCEDO WEEKEND MARKET Here vendors sell locally sourced products, fresh fruit and veg (some of which is organic) as well as home cooked delicacies. Well worth a visit.

ORGANIC MARKET, MOLITO, ALABANG A reliable and fairly wide selection of organic produce.



RUSTANS High end, well stocked and pricey. Also check out South Supermarkets

S&R This is a membership supermarket where you can buy in bulk.  There is a lot of imported food as well as some excellent American cooking equipment.  Good quality meat (especially the chicken!) and fish.

SHOPWISE, MAKATI SUPERMARKET and METRO (which is a department store as well as a supermarket) are also worth checking out.



SANTIS DELICATESSEN There are a few branches in Manila. Not cheap but has a good selection of imported meat including sausages, cold cuts and certified Angus beef as well as as good choice of wine and cheese.

 HEALTHY OPTIONS This has stores all over Manila and sells imported products incuding baby food, gluten free products, a mass of different kinds of flour, rice, cereals as well as health supplements and vitamins.



RUSTANS A department stall with a good selection of bake and cookware (they also have a supermarket - see above).

GOURDOS Another safe bet for whatever it is you are after in the equipment-line, from non-stick cake tins to copper pans.

- This Manila shopping guide was curated by Nicki Simkins