Baguio City Market in Baguio City

Baguio City Market:  If you are going to visit the Summer Capital of the Philippines, one place that msut be on your itinerary should be the Baguio City Market. It is, quite simply, where you can get everything you will likely want during your stay, and more.

The Baguio City Market offers plenty of products for the traveler and shopper. For starters, it is, unlike other markets, spacious, well maintained and completely furnished. If you are looking for the best in Filipino food, the market has it, at very affordable prices. In addition, owing to the climate, shopping for food and other items can be very enjoyable.

 

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The food selection in the Baguio City Market is not limited to cuisine from the province. There are plenty of fish, shrimps, crabs and all kinds of seafood straight from Pangasinan and of course, the puto Calasiao. Other favorites include the Ilocos longanisa, and from Trinidad in Benguet, the oranges and strawberries. Its extensive processed meat section means you can find just about any type –be it chicken, pork chops, veal etc- that you are looking for.

But the Baguio City Market is not just about food. Inside you will also find an area dedicated to selling Styrofoam, canvas, plastics and other similar products. Also in the vicinity you will find several locally produced items for sale such as baskets, bags, and the famous Baguio brooms known as “walis tambo”.

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There is another section of the Baguio City Market called Marbay that specially caters to the needs of tourists. Here you can purchase all sorts of souvenirs, ranging from rosaries, wooden forks and spoons, furnishing for the home, and more.

When you go near Abanao road, you will see the flower and plants section, where you can purchase all kinds of flora. Nearby is the market where you can buy imported products, from toiletries to blankets.

Finding the Baguio City Market is no problem. It is situated at the foot of Session Road in Magsaysay Avenue. Because it is in the vicinity of Burnham Park, one of the top tourist attractions of the city, it is impossible to miss. Beside the market is the Maharlika Livelihood Center, another place where you can purchase antiques, local furniture as well as an assortment of shops and services ranging from parlors to handicrafts.

To get to the Baguio City Market, you simply take a cab and tell the driver to take you to the market. If you prefer to take the jeepney, you can just get off on Magsaysay Road and you will come across the market.

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