StrEat: The Street to Eat

StrEat: Maginhawa Food Park

Streat: Maginhawa Food Park is a mother-daughter business run by Mrs. Kitty and Cheska Del Castillo. Originally planned to be a building, they explored other options to utilize the space. Kitty’s experience in the food industry (creator of Starr’s Famous Shakes) made for a perfect match with the concept and business model crafted by her daughter, marketing planner and graphic designer.

The space respects individual taste in a collective space. Hosting both food trucks and food containers with diverse food offers it aims to be a hub for specialty and artisan food and drink concepts. Its open fresh air and alfresco dinning is the perfect atmosphere to bringing a community of students, residents, visual artists and musicians, and local organizations together. It was important to keep the look and the feel of the tenants consistent with the overall laidback, eclectic, and crafty urbanity of the park.

BUT BEYOND THE FOOD—Streat aims to be a platform for and convergence point of budding, start-up, emerging community of artist and entrepreneurs. Food is just one part of the experience. Built to be an actual 620 sqm mini park, the space encourages cultural culmination through various socials and activities. It is an active environment that is all about celebrating artistic sensibilities.

There are great plans to build the space as convergence point of arts and culture in the area. There is a reason of the space being as it is. Its huge bathroom wall was made for outdoor film showings specifically for organizations and indie filmmakers who are looking to display their work. Empty walls are reserved for live street painting sessions from local artist groups. The wide grass area (aka garden) is ideal for outdoor exhibitions of different mediums and media, from installations to paintings to photographs. Also, local acoustic unplugged performances are much encouraged to expose the resident talent from the area. Art workshops are to be scheduled in the coming months as well. We aim to grow and nurture a local art scene.

Streat has a wide range of food offers—having 4 food trucks and 7 food containers. We offer specialty coffee, bread, ice cream, burgers, sizzling plates, secret sauces on cutlets and smoothies. Our cuisine travels from South East Asia, Korea, Turkey, Italy, Mexico and Southern Louisiana Creole.

Below is a rundown of the food containers and current food trucks:

  1. The Lost Bread
    It is an artisan bread studio specializing in French toasts and milkshakes. It is the spot for those who are in search of reinvention of a common breakfast staple to something unique and palatable. You may just find what you are looking for at The Lost Bread.
    IG: @thelostbread_ / FB: The Lost Bread
  2. Endless Summer
    Your beach house in the city—Endless summer café offers your tropical delights from sizzling plates to smoothies. It is also a place where customers are allowed to engage with the menu by crafting their own summer smoothie.
    IG: @endlesssummerph / FB: Endless Summer Cafe
  3. Saucy Food of MNL
    Serves secret specialty sauces served over customer’s choice of pork, chicken, or fish cutlets. They believe quality should not be compromised by affordability.
    IG: @saucyfoodofmnl / FB: Saucy Food MNL
  4. Me Love You Long Time
    It is a gastronomic tour of South East Asia from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh, Kuala Lumpur, and the other neighboring countries. With a branch already existing in Malingap, MLYLT has expanded their menu for Vietnamese to South East Asian cuisine especially for Streat.
    IG: @meloveyoulongtime / FB: Me Love You Long Time
  5. Magpie Café
    Magpie Café advocates Filipino coffee beans and is keen educating the public about all you need to know about coffee. With the goodness of coffee and the technique that goes into every cup, it will surely bring happiness symbolized by the magpie bird.
    IG: @magpiecafe / FB: Magpie Cafe
  6. Grape Escape
    Your escape from the daily grind—Grape Escape set the mood for a relaxed and casual conversation over their specialty wines and Italian cuisine. Aside from providing a spot for great conversations they also aim to educate the public about wine—wine tasting, pairing, and etc.
    IG: @grapeescape_ / FB: Grape Escape PH
  7. Bricks and Copper
    Bricks and Copper serves authentic Turkish cuisine. They immortalized the recipes of an old friend who returned his Turkish grounds years ago.
    IG: @bricksandcopperturkishcuisine / FB: Bricks and Copper Turkish Cuisine
  8. The Soulfood Truck
    An all Creole and Cajun comfort food served with a spice of curated soul music. The husband and wife run truck concept stemmed from their love for the Southern US.
    IG: @soulfoodtruckph / FB: The Soul Food Truck PH
  9. Mexikombi
    Authentic Mexican food served from a vintage VW Kombi. The Mexican flavors are well amplified by the carefully designed Latino-looking Kombi; which the owner restored himself.
    IG: @mexikombi / FB: Mexikombi
  10. Mio Gelati
    A well-known ice cream truck with a variety of liquor based flavors—Mio Gelati is a favorite of all ages.
    IG: @miogelatiph / FB: Mio Gelati
  11. Great Burger
    The best burgers in town with unique sides such as spam fries.
    IG: @greatburgertruck / FB: G.R.EAT Burger Truck

StrEat: Maginhawa Food Park is located at 91 Maginhawa St. UP Village, Quezon City. For photos and other information, check them out on social media:
Facebook: StrEat: Maginhawa Food Park
Instagram: @streat_foodpark

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