Food parks are now the trendiest dining spots to date. Clustered together in one location, concessionaires offer variety in food options peppered with gimmicks to entice customers. Every vicinity in the metro has a featured food park, that compete for diversity in cuisines and and hip and lively concepts.
CommunEATy, a food park in Quezon City was a worthy discovery. It has notable food park characteristics that set it apart from the rest of the booming food hubs in Manila. Let me take you to a short tour.
CommunEATy opened last October 20, 2016 and has only 13 concessionaires. The owner ensures that each food stall is unmatched with the rest of its neighbors to avoid competition. It has high ceilings, big dining space, and a private and air-conditioned function room where you can hold events. I find it convenient to roam around without having to bump with the other customers. It has sufficient parking space and the guard is friendly to assist you around.
Puesto features the novelty Mexican best sellers such as Nachos, Tacos, Quesadillas, Burritos and Mexican Pollo.
Smokin’ Iron serves sizzling meals in round plates, but you get to choose your main meat, sauce and rice.
Adobo Project is owned by Aiza Seguerra and Liza Dino, and an extension of their existing business: Adobo in a Jar. The stall amuses us with well-curated adobo bowls with salted egg toppings. You can choose from chicken to pork, and plain or spicy.
S.A.L.T stands for sweet and luscious treats. The best way to cap a full meal is to head here. It’s a dessert bar specializing in fancy milkshakes, churros, and sundaes.
Do you have a knack for shawarma, kebab and wraps? Best then to go to Kebomb!
Good FRYday is best loved for its flavored wings, especially the Salted Egg. It’s also good to dib on Fish and Chips, Country Fried Chicken and Country Fried Chops, Country Fried Steak and Truffle Parmesan Fries.
If you are confused choosing among the several food stalls, you can never go wrong with Burgers. Meat Kris suits your burger cravings, and is owned by Kris Bernal. The countless choices cater to a foodie’s different preferences.
Boink’s main star is Cebu Boneless Lechon Belly, but you can also enjoy its Lechon Manok. You have the options for the serving sizes, and whether you’d go for the regular and spicy. No worries if you can’t consume everything, since they have an available option for solo meals for just a hundred bucks.
EXO is extraordinary exotic street food. Satisfy your cravings for mouthwatering Isaw, (Chicken and Pork intestines) Chicken and Pork Barbecue, Tenga (Pork Ears), Liempo, Hotdog and Dinakdakan (Spiced Grilled Pork Ears). The serving portions are larger than the usual ones, so you won’t fall short on street food affair.
Do you consider yourself as one of those “Kinain na ng Sistema” and gush over anything related to Korean? Might as well pick Happy Seoul to experience its delicious Korean delights. If you have time, quietly stare at their booth and read those funny pick-up lines related to Korean!
The Barrel Smoker delivers a palatable mix of meat concoctions, from Smoked Ribs, Smoked Peri Peri Chicken, Smoked Belly, Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Nachos in tasteful marinades. Their best seller: Smoked Riblets with Turmeric Rice.
Takoraisu is one of my favorites. Known for huge Makis and bento meals, those with a strong inclination for Japanese food should not miss this.
Tokyo Tempura is the home of unlimited Tempura for Php 199 and the Crazy Tempura Series, a line of multi-flavored Tempura.
This is CommunEATy’s provider of beverages and refreshments such as fruit juices and sodas.
To be honest, it was hard identifying my top picks. I was taken aback with the number of food choices laid on the table all at once, that it’s hard to distinguish one taste from the other. I am weak on buffets and I love enjoying my food one at a time. However, these creations impressed me for a reason or two.
Every Monday to Wednesday, guests can enjoy acoustic sets. On weekends, DJ performances can change your mood at the bar.
While the other food parks boast about hosting several concessionaires in a big location, CommunEATy simplifies everything : from the handpicked booths focusing on one theme, to the high quality food and availability of an aircon room for your private occasions. The space is breathable and not too congested. There is a place for everyone. CommunEATy is not solely focused on catering to “millenials” – the place is ideal for families and friends too.
Note: The private function room is available for booking for your events and parties. Please send inquiries to +639272915211.
CommunEATY Roces Food Hub
120 Don A. Roces Avenue
Quezon City, Philippines
Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs 4PM to 12 MN, Friday to Sat 4PM to 2 AM