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Fill Up on Filipino Street Food at the Undiscovered Night Market

The pop-up series is back for its second year

Hookt Donuts is participating in this year’s Undiscovered night market
Albert Law

Undiscovered SF, the pop-up night market highlighting Filipino food, art, and music, is back for its second season. The market debuted last year in conjunction with an officially designated Filipino cultural heritage district, SOMA Pilipinas. The first in the series is Saturday, July 21.

Last year, Undiscovered SF drew in 35,000 people, according to the organizers. For year two, it moves to a new location: the San Francisco Chronicle parking lot at 401 Minna Street. It pops up once a month — this Saturday and August 18, September 15, and October 20 — and runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sixteen vendors will be on hand selling all types of Filipino dishes, like lumpia, sisig, pansit, and pork adobo. Returning this year is food truck Sarap Shop.

“Our involvement in the night market has been for a few different reasons,” Sarap Shop’s Kristen Brillantes told Eater when Undiscovered SF launched last year. “One is community building. The older generation [of Filipinos] is very cutthroat in business because of their past experiences, growing up in poverty. The new generation of entrepreneurs wants to support one another.”

Nachos from Mestiza
Albert Law

Here’s the full list of food vendors:

  • Sarap Shop
  • Nick’s Kitchen
  • Jeepney Guy
  • Lumpia Company
  • AdoboS N’ More
  • FK Frozen Custard
  • Hookt Donuts
  • Shades of Sugar
  • Binka Bites
  • Oodaalolly Chocolate
  • JT Restaurant
  • Mestiza
  • Filipino Food Movement Bombzies
  • Antonik’s
  • Senor Sisig
  • 5A’s BBQ

Along with the eats, look for Filipino-American arts and crafts, music, and dancers.

Backing Undiscovered SF is nonprofit Kultivate Labs, a business incubator focused on the SOMA Pilipinas district, which is in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood, running from Second Street on the east to 11th Street on the west and Market to Brannan Street.

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