10 More Places To Buy Affordable Dinnerware And Kitchen Goods
Cups and glasses for less than P20, plates for P50 and below, and beautiful ceramic ware for a song can be bought at these budget hot spots all over the Metro, from Quezon City to Manila
Whether you’re a foodie with a serious catering business or a homemaker who just needs a fresh dinnerware set, shopping for tableware and kitchen goods can be daunting. And who has the money to spare for a set of china worth P20,000?
Thankfully, there are dozens of budget dinnerware shopping spots all around Metro Manila. Just pick your area, your comfort zone (air-conditioned mall or open-air sidewalk?), bring cash, and shop your heart away. Here are our recommendations:
Robinsons Home Living
Internationally renowned designer Ito Kish curates the home collection for Robinsons Department Stores. The visual storyteller chooses designer-quality pieces at pocket-friendly prices, with mugs going for P199 each, soup bowls and trays for P449 to P699, and geometric, Cool Life 20-piece dinnerware sets (above) for only P1,499. Watch out for his next collection in June.
At Robinsons Department Stores nationwide
Aside from the affordable lines of ceramic dinnerware and stoneware, you can have your fill of stunning vases, faux flowers, and hurricane jars for your centerpieces at this one-stop-shop.
Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Quezon City, or click here to see more branches
Pop into any Daiso branch and you’ll be sucked into aisles of adorable home items, from Disney-printed floor mats and frog-shaped rugs to kitchen mixers, bowls, and spatulas the color of candy (and almost all selling for P88 and up). But don’t miss their authentic Japanese lacquerware trays, bowls, and cups, which can also double as home décor.
Click here for their list of branches
Get bargain home finds with a cute, Korean aesthetic at Yoyoso, one of the newest players in the budget store category. Their cups, mugs, and small tableware pieces mostly come in white, pale wood, or Millennial-pastel tints.
Yoyoso is at Robinsons Place Gen. Trias and Las Piñas, Ayala Mall Vertis North, and Ayala Mall Feliz
This Cebu-born mattress company has grown into a massive furniture brand known for its stylish but very affordable pieces. Their classic, neutral-themed dinnerware picks are a steal at P230 to P380 a set.
Mandaue Foam has branches in Shaw, Mandaluyong; Ortigas Ave. Extension; Cebu and others; visit their website for more information
Dapitan is the ne plus ultra spot for bargain dinnerware shopping, and almost all the pros head here, from restaurant owners to food stylists.
You’ll get lost in the endless stalls of stacked dinnerware, bone china, and mugs that sell from P40 to P60, but don’t miss Stall 4, which sells Japanese-style teacups and tumblers.
37 Dapitan cor. Kanlaon Sts., Quezon City
Hidalgo Street in Quiapo is best known for its photography equipment, but look beyond these and you’ll find myriad stores selling kitchenware and dining essentials.
There are shops that sell mason jars, cups, and ceramic plates from P50 to P100 each, and sidewalk vendors peddle drinking glasses for as low as P15.
Divi is the classic shopping haunt for bargain hunters. The air-conditioned Lucky Plaza and 168 Mall are convenient places, but newbies should keep their eyes open for sidewalk finds. These spots carry the cheapest wares, such as P100/bundle utensil sets, P100-and-below cooking tools, and P250 pots and pans.
Taguig Japan Surplus
Of all the Japan Surplus stores in Metro Manila, the Taguig Japan Surplus shop gets an A-plus for its free delivery services (depending on how much you buy). They carry good-quality Japanese kitchen knives, which sell at P850 and up, and check out their Facebook page for new arrivals.
3 Sampaloc St., Zone 1, North Signal, Taguig City
Kamuning thrift stores
You won’t possibly get the cheapest dinnerware at Kamuning secondhand stores, but you will definitely get unique and collectible pieces. You can snag European-made china at MSS, and authentic Baccarat crystal at Altheo Décor. But if you’re shopping on a super-tight budget, head to the stalls at Kamuning Market, tucked in between the fabric stores.
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