Makati City is jam-packed with lots of nice spots to hang out and enjoy; one of these places is Salcedo Village, a well-known neighborhood for its many business offices and establishments. Like Eastwood City in Libis, Quezon City, Salcedo Village is also home to numerous Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies and reputable international institutions. However, Salcedo Village is not all about the skyscrapers. Take a look around and discover new places that are both fun and extraordinary.
Salcedo Village is very popular when it comes to satisfying your taste buds. Wherever you look there’s something to drink or feast on.
If you have a sweet tooth, check out Chocolate Fire, which is known for its chocolate-covered desserts. However, if you want to double the sweetness, then head up to Carmen’s Best and delight in its mouthwatering artisanal ice cream, which is made from select daily products from the owner’s own farm and creamery.
For tea lovers or working professionals who want to destress, Salcedo Village has a cozy intimate spot called Relish at Ponte, which serves English tea. Besides its signature tea blends, Relish at Ponte is also known for its bite-sized crostini, tea cakes, and tea sandwiches.
But if you’re craving for something healthy and extraordinary, try out some organic dishes at Les Bistro Vert, which supports the local farmers. Its organic foods are as savory as traditional foods.
Lastly, if you love eating Korean cuisine, there are lots of Asian-Korean mini marts in the area that sell Korean goodies from noodles to meats.
Shopping in the Market
Salcedo Village has become popular among the locals and tourists because of Salcedo Market—a favorite shopping hub every Saturday. Even though the place is not that big, it is clean and organized. And despite the big crowd it has been attracting during the weekend, the trip to Salcedo Market is always worth your time because of all those fresh goods from the different regions in the Philippines and from different countries that you won’t otherwise find in an ordinary market.
The Salcedo Market also sells native foods such as puto, kutsinta, kalamay, dinuguan, and adobo. And what’s more, the market sells flowers and plants; rare fruits and vegetables; light meals and drinks; and even home decors. It also hosts cooking demonstrations every Saturday morning and an annual art exhibition.
Places of Worship
In Salcedo Village, it’s not just your stomach that will be filled, but also your spirit. Whatever your faith is, you can find your place of worship in this neighborhood. For one, there’s Beth Ya’akoy Synagogue Jewish Center, which offers weekly lectures for adults and other cultural events; the Church of Latter-Day Saints, also called the Mormon Church, holds services every Sunday; and the World Christian Sanctuary and Saint George Greek Orthodox Chapel have their doors open to fellow Christians.
Additionally, there’s an international church called the Union Church of Manila, which gathers evangelical Protestants from different countries. And if you’re a Roman Catholic, you can go to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, which caters to mostly people working in the central business district of Makati.
Salcedo Village is also known for its stunning residential communities, including towering condominiums that come with exciting amenities.
Living in this neighborhood can be both fun and satisfying as you will have the opportunity to experience the marvels of the City of Makati.