Mon. Jul 13th, 2020

Explore Manila With This LRT-1 Food Trip Guide

Pista Food Hall interior

Source: Pista Food Hall Facebook Page

IkotMNL invites you to a memorable food trip in Manila’s iconic LRT-1 line

Luneta Park, Intramuros, Rizal Park, these are just a few of the many things Manila is known for. Aside from these iconic landmarks, Manila is also home of rich and delicious food. Here’s a quick food trip guide for you to try that only takes few quick trips through the city’s iconic LRT-1 line.

Lunch at Baclaran

The southern end of the line at Baclaran station is home to various choices, largely thanks to its famous Baclaran market. Start your Manila food trip with lunch at any of the endless options, such as the Pista Food Hall at Redemptorist Road with a whole host of Filipino cuisine and delightful regional flavors by its different concessionaires, or the Yokocho Food Court if you’re fixing to have some mouthwatering and affordable Japanese food. With all the possibilities in Baclaran, make sure you’ve still got a room for the other stops!

Pista Food Hall facade
Source: Pista Food Hall Facebook page

Merienda at Carriedo

If you want to experience more diverse flavors in Manila, make your way over to Chinatown in Binondo via Carriedo station. There, you’ll find the legendary Quik Snack restaurant on Carvajal Street, home to traditional Filipino-Chinese fare with a few more international dishes also in the menu. You might find the restaurant packed to the brim with other excited diners, but don’t be discouraged—the food is definitely worth the wait. You came all the way here for the good stuff, didn’t you? 

Quik Snack interior

Railway Jam at the Doroteo Jose station

Head one stop further up the LRT-1 line and discover a cultural gem outside of food—music! From 4PM-6PM, the Doroteo Jose train station becomes a mini-concert hub for commuters as up-and-coming local musicians perform through busking sessions, also known as Railway Jam.

Initiated by Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) and ikotMNL, in partnership with Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-Aawit (OPM), Railway Jam is showcased from Thursdays to Saturdays until August 2019 at the Doroteo Jose, Monumento, and Baclaran stations for commuters to enjoy pure musical talent and witness the rise of the next potential OPM star. 

Dinner at Abad Santos

Last, but certainly never the least is the Filipino delicacy nobody passes up—the immortal and ever-present Lechon. Score some of the best Lechon in the city by taking the train to Abad Santos station where you can find Mila’s Lechon. You can be sure that it’ll satisfy and serve as a delicious end to an enjoyable and unique Saturday.

Mila's Lechon

Explore Manila in one day with LRT-1 and ikotMNL. ikotMNL is a tourism campaign launched by the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) in 2018 to connect foreign and local travelers to Manila’s rich history, cultural heritage, and top food destinations by riding the LRT-1 to areas such as Intramuros, Binondo, Quiapo, and many more. For more information,, like ikotMNL on Facebook, and follow @ikotmnl on Instagram and Twitter.  

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