Maginhawa: The Eat Street

Originally posted April 2011, updated October 2014

I feel really fortunate to be living on Maginhawa Street, one of the best go-to places for a food trip around the metro. There’s a great range of restaurants and types of cuisine to fit any mood and craving. A lot of the places in the area are small family-owned restaurants or start-ups of young entrepreneurs with a laid-back and artsy vibe. In fact, Maginhawa Street has become a “tourist attraction” of sorts, with people from all over coming to the area just to go food tripping.

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Last October 11, in celebration of Quezon City’s 75th anniversary, a major Quezon City Food Festival was held along Maginhawa Street. However, the turn-out was much greater than anticipated, causing many people (who arrived late afternoon to evening) to joke that it was a “Foot Fest” or “Foodless Fest” since everyone had to walk the stretch of the street to look for a place to eat. All restaurants (including carinderias in Krus na Ligas) had long lines of hungry customers and most stalls ran out of food at once.

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With fellow Pinoy Travel Bloggers Kirk (, Gael (, Alex ( & Angel ( at the QC Food Fest. Photo courtesy of Alex.

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