Forget about dieting even just for this weekend especially when you happen to be at the UP-Ayala Technohub where a number of glorious food, drinks, and desserts are yours to try at the newly opened Mezza Norte—Quezon City’s first weekend food bazaar held in the evening till early morning.
The Mercato Centrale Experience, famously known at The Fort Taguig, is now in Quezon City. Mezza Norte, the Northern version of Mercato formally opened on July 26, 2012 at UP-Ayala Technohub, Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City.
“Excited na excited talaga ako kasi matagal ko nang pinapangarap na magkaroon ng ganitong klaseng lugar sa Lungsod ng Quezon na pwedeng puntahan ng kahit sino man para mag-relax pagkatapos magtrabaho o kaya sa weekend. Tapos ngayon, natupad na yung pangarap ko.” Vice Major Joy Belmonte said in an interview with InterAksyon.com.
Mezza Norte is open during Thursdays to Saturdays from 6PM to 3AM. Students and employees from the North do not need to travel all the way to Taguig anymore to enjoy the Mercato food experience.
“Masaya na may ganito na sa Technohub kasi mas marami nang choices. Dati parang yun at yun lang. Nakakasawa rin yung food,” Que Tumaque, an employee from IBM Technohub, said. ”Every Thursday and Friday lagi na akong nandito.”
Food lovers have more than 30 stalls to choose from. To have a glimpse of what to expect at Mezza Norte, below are some exciting booth finds.
The Mezza Norte food stalls offer a range of items that includes full meals or bite-size snacks to take home or enjoy at a designated dining area. Come in for dinner, after-dinner drinks, even for a midnight snack or very early breakfast.
Little tacos or “taclings” as the store’s name implies are its specialty. It is owned by Michelle Turabin who reveals that the reason why she came up with the concept of “taclings” was because she found regular tacos as too cumbersome to bite and eat.
Crunchybelly by Carlos Kitchen
“You can’t go wrong with liempo and deep-fry because favorite siya ng mga tao,” Katrisha Reantazo, owner, said on why she chose to sell crispy liempo at Mezza Norte.
The Angus Beef Tapa Lady
Koyen Cipriano aka The Angus Beef Tapa Lady is owner of the food stall. Tender and juicy Angus beef replaces regular beef tapa.
There’s nothing Mongolian about this food stall—only homemade, delicious “street food” like isaw manok, isaw baboy and tenga ng baby.
Wash off a tasty treat or meal with healthy juices or guilt-free cocktails.
Mocktail Republic by Sober club
Sober? No. It’s not what you think it is. This stall gives its customers a promise: NO ALCOHOL.
The Juice Bar
The Juice Bar offers fresh fruit juices and shakes including iced tea and sago’t gulaman.
For those with a sweet tooth, these are some must-visit stalls.
Owned by a medical technologist and a chef, MedChef serves its customers with mouthwatering cakes like carrot cake, red velvet, and chocolate cake.
Treat yourself to creamy and delicious gelato at Mio Gelati.
Bon appétit, Quezon City!