Feast on Filipino Street Food at Carbon’s Sunday Market

The Sunday Market at Carbon offers a long list of scrumptious Filipino street food.

A new Carbon Market has arrived, bringing a fun food park aesthetic that everyone in Cebu has come to love. This much anticipated revamp aims to make the oldest market in Cebu an even more stellar landmark.

One of the changes that the Megawide Construction Corporation and the Cebu City government have had in store for us is the Sunday Market, the weekly night market consisting of a variety of Cebuano flavors, which one can experience through various Filipino street food.

The night market opened on April 22, 2022, with the intention of preserving the Cebuano culinary culture by featuring some of its local flavors to invigorate the Carbon community.

The new Carbon Market is part of the redevelopment project under Megawide.

The market was supposed to be open once a week, but Cebu2World – the managers of the Sunday Market – added two more days after a positive response from customers and shoppers.

As of June 24, the Night Market is now open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

On Sundays, usually the busiest day in Carbon, the market breathes in new life at the ML Quezon Boulevard, between the newly opened Bagsakan Center and the Interim Building.

The Sunday Market makes a great starting point for people to try out Cebuano cuisine.

A NIGHT MARKET FILLED WITH FILIPINO STREET FOOD

A long line of Filipino street food stalls welcomes its visitors with the sweet aroma of Cebuano cuisine. Dozens of food stalls and kiosks offer everything – from heavy meals to light snacks – which will surely perk the interest of food enthusiasts in Cebu.

Cebuanos have an obsession with the irresistible flavor of grilled food. Several kiosks at the Sunday Market have tables filled with barbecue skewers, hotdogs, sausages, and many more, all doused in their signature sauces.

Another popular dish sold at the market is Scallops, a favorite seafood dish in Cebu. Served in shells, they are delicious and easy to eat.

Aside from this, you can immerse yourself in the tusok-tusok food culture, where you poke at pieces of food using sticks. Dishes eaten in this peculiar style include squid ball, tempura, and kwek-kwek.

You can also try the iconic pungko-pungko, a popular method of eating among Cebuanos. Here, you take food from a deep tub of grilled viands to share with your friends and family. Meals are usually served with hanging rice, locally known as puso.

The Sunday Market does not solely serve Cebuano food. Like many other food parks, this is a way for small-scale businesses to let their offerings be known. Several stalls serve burgers, and others offer different fried chicken meals.

Some stalls even offer a whole deep-fried chicken, which you can bring home for dinner.

For beverages, there is an assortment of drinks, like shakes, juices, coffee, and ice scramble.

You can also bring home some light snacks with you. Some items sold include several tubs of candy, large bags of chips, and other Filipino delicacies.

All things considered, make sure to visit the food park early because of the limited number of chairs and tables available, not to mention the number of customers who will also be going to the market.

OTHER OFFERINGS

The Carbon Market has always been one of the best places for shopping in Cebu. Aside from its selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, you can also buy household items and souvenirs.

Several stalls sell accessories made from native materials, like baskets, coasters, and water bottles, perfect for gifts or personal use.

You can also get a foot massage under the Interim Building.

CARBON MARKET REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

The Sunday Market is a small part of the overall Carbon Market redevelopment project, which aims to improve the area’s conditions and environment, as well as generate more jobs for Cebuanos.

The plans set up by Megawide to create a Carbon Market district will hopefully urge more people to come and visit. Their main goal is to ensure comfort for vendors and customers alike.

The new market will also have a multi-level parking structure, accommodating up to 250 cars, 200 motorcycles, e-bikes, and even tartanillas.

Ambulant vendors are now staying at the new Bagsakan Center, where they can sell their products in a more relaxed environment.

Megawide has also revamped the Senior Citizens Park to include a chapel, with a 30-foot image of Santo Niño and several food stalls surrounding it.

As one of the busiest places in the city, this ambitious redevelopment project aims to better the conditions of the Carbon Market.

This Filipino street food night market is only the beginning.

With a long line of delicious Filipino food perfect for parties, hangouts, and budget-friendly dates, the Sunday Market is your one-stop-shop for everything Cebuano. It is the perfect place to learn about the food culture and other lucrative business sectors.

HOW TO GET THERE:​

Exact Location:

ML Quezon Boulevard, Barangay Ermita

You can park your car at Cebu City Hall or Basilica del Sto. Niño, as the parking area is still under construction.

Operating Hours: 

Friday – Sunday
4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

To commute, ride any jeepney that will go to City Hall. Then walk to Senior Citizens Park, where several tricycles are parked. These are all free and will take you directly to the entrance of the food park.

Share this:

Other posts

Charlie's Cup, the Newest Balamban Tourist Spot

Charlie’s Cup, the Newest Balamban Tourist Spot to Visit!

Charlie’s Cup is a cafe in Cebu that offers a cool and refreshing vibe thanks to its cliffside location. The Cebu Transcentral Highway (TCH) has become one of the island’s best spots to check out the newest and most interesting cafes and restaurants with breathtaking views. The long, winding road makes it an ideal expedition

Read More
SM Seaside shopping mall’s famous cube

Where to Go for the Ultimate Shopping Experience in Cebu

Enjoy shopping in Cebu on your next visit. Shopping in Cebu is at another level. Anywhere you are in the metropolis, make no mistake that a shopping mall is just around the corner. Whether you are looking to buy souvenirs, shirts, accessories, or food, shopping malls in Cebu have it all. Cebu is a prime

Read More
The Cebu City Hall, the venue for the celebration of the Cebu City Charter Day

Cebu City Charter Day

Cebu City Charter Day commemorates another year of Cebu being considered a city. While the world recognizes February for Valentine’s Day and different concepts of love, Cebu City, the Visayan region’s Queen City of the South, embraces its cityhood, heritage, people, and economic growth within the same month. The 24th of February calls for a

Read More
Sinigang, a popular Filipino comfort food

Discovering Filipino Comfort Food

Try any of these Filipino comfort food when you’re feeling under the weather. When you’re feeling down in the dumps or a little under the weather, there is always that one dish that your mother makes that would always perk you up. There are also those types of meals and delicacies in Philippine food culture.

Read More
Bisaya phrases

Bisaya Phrases You Should Learn and Know

There are many Bisaya phrases you can use when traveling to Cebu. You may have plans to go to Cebu for a trip. A local comes up to you and asks for help. You barely know any Cebuano, what do you do? You may speak to them in English since most Cebuanos understand the English

Read More
Places to visit in Cebu for jogging enthusiasts

Places to Visit in Cebu for Health Junkies on a Budget

These are the best places in Cebu to jog in a budget! Gym memberships can be expensive. The equipment, the trainer, and maybe the diet plan you invested in can all leave a big dent in your wallet. However, you don’t really need a treadmill or thousands of pounds in weights to get ripped. Just

Read More

Best of Cebu Videos

Seeking to learn more about Cebuano culture, or wanting to know what to do once you arrive, Cebu Insights is the travel guide for you in Cebu!

Contact Us

See other Articles

Mactan Cheers for the Garbo sa Lapu-Lapu Festival 2022

Contingents from Lapu-Lapu City celebrated their pride and culture at the Mactan Newtown. For two years, the Garbo sa Lapu-Lapu festival was canceled. The 2020 event was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, while the 2021 celebration broadcasted a pre-recorded show online. However, in 2022, the Historic Resort City finally

Sophisticated ESL Schools in Cebu | CIA Mactan

Most ESL schools in Cebu are not as high-end as the Cebu International Academy. Want to learn English as a second language (ESL)? There are many ESL schools in Cebu because of the proficiency in English among Cebuanos. While most ESL teachers hold lessons online, a few allow face-to-face classes

Enjoy the Soothing Garden and Outdoor Setup at Nimo Brew

This coffee shop in Cebu has an impressive outdoor setup. Welcome to Nimo Brew, a coffee shop that entices customers with its relaxing outdoor atmosphere. This cabin-style cafe radiates a peaceful aura through its cleverly hidden location and spacious outdoor garden. Nimo Brew is more than just a place for

How to Get a Philippine Passport in Cebu

Take note of the requirements for a passport application and book a schedule ahead of time. A passport is a document issued by a government to its citizens for the purpose of international travel and identification. It’s the most reliable document accepted by airlines, immigration officials, and airport authorities. If

Museums in Cebu Light up the Night | Gabii sa Kabilin

Cebuanos flocked to the museums of Cebu for the yearly heritage walk known as Gabii sa Kabilin. Gabii sa Kabilin is the perfect way to learn more about the history of Cebu. Every year, this heritage walk promotes some of the top landmarks and museums in Cebu by giving participants

Ride-Hailing Apps in Cebu You Should Have On Your Phone

Travel around Cebu with ease by using these helpful ride-hailing apps. If you don’t know it already, ride-hailing apps are a must-have on your smartphone. When regular transportation disappoints, these software programs will come to the rescue, allowing you to book a ride to your desired destination. For years these

Scroll to Top