With summer easily approaching, we are all on the lookout for summer destinations well within our budget. While most people have the beach in mind when it comes to summer, some choose to enjoy the breeze of colder places like Baguio, and of course, Tagaytay!
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For those looking to have a quick getaway from the Metro, Tagaytay would easily be the next option for that quick weekend vacation. You get to have fun on a roadtrip with friends, the cool summer breeze of the mountains, a majestic view of the Taal Volcano and now—enjoy various food offerings from one of most popular food parks in the metro—StrEAT Food Park!
But since it’s located along Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road, it’s uniquely named South StreAT Gourmand Container Food Park. Creatively based on the various colorful shipping container each stall is situated in. The park is decorated with a multitude of lovely colors from saturated hues to pastel tones. I know you guys are excited to know what they have to offer, so here’s a sneak peek on some of the food stalls you can find at South StrEAT!
The name in itself would intrigue you. Crazytella celebrates various unique and interesting desserts using everyone’s favorite—Nutella! They even serve some of their desserts on actual Nutella containers! (Waffella (S: P160 L: P200) Flavor: Hazelnut Brownie Fudge)
Plaze de Taqueria
From Enchilada’s to Qeusodilla’s, Plaza de Taqueria offers a wide variety of authentic Mexican flavors. And if you’re wondering, yes, that’s QUESOdilla—Plaza de Taqueria’s own spin on the famous Quesadilla. (Quesodilla – P95, Enchilada – P150)
For drinks, Juan Sago offers familiar Filipino favorites like Melon Po and the all-time favorite classic Sago’t Gulaman. Pair your dishes with their classic Palamig and you’ll be munching on those tiny jelly balls until your last sip. (Melon Po – P69)
The Rockin’ Ribs
This stall wouldn’t add Rockin’ to their title if they weren’t serious. The Rockin’ Ribs provides a wide array of ribs cooked in several styles. Once you stick your fork to the meat, it immediately falls off the bone which is probably an indication that you’ll have one of the best meals of your life. (Delicious Duo 1 Smoked Rib, 1 smoked chicken, 2 rice, 2 side dish – P350)
Another unique and interesting option when it comes to drinks would be Squeezed. Squeezed, from the name itself, offers freshly squeezed drinks. They also have a ton of refreshing and colorful thirst quenchers served in pails and fish bowls. Not only will you be adored by their twisty straws; I’m pretty sure the nitrogen-induced drinks will keep you interested as you see smoke coming out of your drink while you sip on it! (Pink Lemonade and Blue Lemonade in Pail – P180)
Greek Streets reminds you of common characteristics of Mediterranean cuisine. We were served with a Gyro platter with thick but tender cuts of Kebab meat. It was well spiced and seasoned and perfectly paired with their Yoghurt sauce. Dining at Greek Streets definitely feels like walking the streets of Greece. (Chiken Gyro Platter – P180)
Hafa x Loha by The Q
Hafa x Loha boasts of unique flavor inspired by the Micronesian Islands of Guam and Hawaii! Their authentic flavors will keep you grasping for comparisons you simply can’t find anywhere. Hafa x Loha also doesn’t joke when it comes to their serving size—get ready to eat like a real pacific islander! (Chicken Kelaguen with Coconut Titiyas – P220, Hafa Adai Combo Platter P400)
Starr’s Famous Shakes
Starrs frothy treats are inspired by the A&W milkshakes of the 80s. Starr’s is a dessert parlor that serves creamy and thick milkshakes with inventive flavors and toppings! One sip into their Cherry Amaretto gives you that cherry aroma and frothy milky taste like a tiny milkshake party in your mouth. (Cherry Amaretto – P85)
Foxtrot and Echo
If you’re in a hurry and would want something to-go, then Foxtrot & Echo is your place. They specialize on mouth-watering burgers you can eat anywhere and everywhere. And yes, don’t be intimidated by that burger patty—it’s huge but I promise this juicy beef creation will fit into your mouth quite snuggly. (Emily Burger – P180)
Olympia may be a household name already; with its various branches all over the metro. And now with their South StrEAT branch, they continue to serve world-class Roast Beef platters with perfectly paired side dishes! (U.S. Angus Roastbeef with Creamy Mashed Potato, Buttered vegetable and Red wine gravy – P190)
Last but not the least, we still have room for more dessert! Xurreria doesn’t settle for your usual Churros, they get all creative and make sure there are no two churros alike. They also serve their delectable creations in easy-to-handle paper boxes so you can utilize your hands into their finger-licking desserts! (Sticky Xurros with rainbow sprinkles, smores, oreo, m&m, snickers& ferrero – P55)
With that, I’m pretty sure you’re all geared up to visit South StrEAT Gourmand Food Park. Going around the stalls just feel like strolling around globe, with the introduction of a variety of cuisines. During our visit, we also noticed a stage being set-up to be used for bands and future art installations. South StrEAT is open every day from 4PM – 11PM. Go ahead and jump on a roadtrip and enjoy South StrEATS luscious cuisines!
South StrEAT Gourmand Container Food Park
Everest Sky Pitch, Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road