Jollibee is without a doubt an icon in the Philippines. As a mascot, the red-white-yellow bee – chubby, cuddly and always smiling – is omnipresent here and far more popular than Ronald McDonald. The same is true for the restaurant it represents. Thanks to Jollibee, the Philippines is one of the few countries where McDonald's is not the No.1 fast food chain.
Ritual Organic Grocery sells a range of Filipino products coming from all over the country - from coffee produced in the Mountain Province to fish sauce from the southern parts of the Philippines. The shop recently moved from The Collective to Arnaiz Avenue, just a few minutes walk from Greenbelt.
The MUNI Market is a collaborative community event for conscious consumption. It features pop-up shops selling local, eco-friendly and/or healthy goods and food, as well as live music, workshops, and discussions.
The Manila Collectible in Intramuros is more than just a shop for souvenirs and handicraft. It is a "Culturespace" that offers handmade products from all over the Philippines as well as workshops, events, and tours to promote the rich cultural heritage of the country.
For those who like their Sunday shopping tours more laid-back, Legazpi's open-air market is a welcome alternative to the nearby Greenbelt and Glorietta malls with their flashiness, noise, and crowds.
Kaffir was a little Southeast Asian restaurant and deli, a hidden gem in The Collective. The menu combined some of the best Thai, Vietnamese, Philippine and Malay dishes, many of which were vegetarian.
The beauty of contrast can be seen in all Yadu bags. The lifestyle brand sells bags that are one-of-a-kind, which means you won’t have to share a design with another person – ever!