Banchetto has been one of my favorite food destinations since I discovered this "OVERNIGHT STREET FOOD FIESTA" last January 2011. From then on, when me and my friends would go out Friday nights, we sometimes drop by Banchetto at around 5AM the next day to have breakfast at their old location in Emerald Avenue.
|At the new Bachetto Meralco Avenue, and our favorite food stall.|
Banchetto is an Italian word which means a 'banquet' or a 'feast' which, in this case, is definitely true. Started February 2006, this weekly overnight street food feast began with only around 14 food vendors and grew up to 130 last December 2010. After the success of Banchetto EMERALD along F. Ortigas Jr. Avenue (formerly known as Emerald Avenue), several other Banchetto venues were born: