Entering SOMO Market
During a windy Sunday afternoon, we excitedly arrived at SOMO Market. Immediately, the atmosphere became a lot more chill. Suddenly, it felt as if we were on a vacation away from the city. By the entrance, we were required to follow standard safety protocols. Standing there was a friendly guard ready to check everyone’s temperature. Driving in, a graphic map of the layout can be seen. So we simply went inside following that.
Stalls at the Market
Once inside, we started from the left side of SOMO Market and eventually made our way to the right. At the start of our crawl, we found stalls selling various raw ingredients. This place should be perfect for casually strolling with the family as you plan for the week’s meals.
Moreover, you can find farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, local herbs and spices, and even fresh fish—all selling for reasonable palengke prices.
In the middle of the market, you’ll find a range of local handicrafts.
By the far-end of the SOMO Market site, you’ll find rattan accents made locally. Here, you will also find ceramics, curtains, and other tools and knick-knacks for almost every hobby.
For obvious reasons, there is a whole tent dedicated to plantitas and plantitos!
A short family getaway
Right by the tents, there’s a spacious grassy ground. There, some families are just lounging around with snacks from the market. Meanwhile, some are flying kites. On our short visit, we were lucky enough to chance upon a beautiful sunset.
The verdict: At SOMO Market, grocery shopping ceases to become just another mundane task. This place allows you to take your time to enjoy the afternoon breeze. And take it from us, it makes a huge difference and sets the mood for the rest of the week!