Among the food trends showering San Francisco, Filipino food has been, so far, a modest voice. With the upcoming Undiscovered night market, however, things are going to change. Returning for a second, much bigger season, on July 21st, the market will host a number of local chefs and makers who create updated, interesting versions of their childhood classics.  Taking up a new spot at the San Francisco Chronicle parking lot on Minna Street, the market will take place every third Saturday of the month into October.

What to expect? A blast of flavors and an opportunity to sample colorful, complex dishes from a cuisine on the cusp of becoming uber-trendy. The food vendors include Lumpia Company, a pop-up specializing in creative takes on the classic ‘Filipino eggroll’, Binka Bites, a bakery producing the most addictive coconut flour pastries, Jeepney Guy, a food truck famous for its crispy pork belly dishes and Mestiza, a taqueria mashing up Filipino and Mexican cuisine, as well as other desserts and vegan options.

While food is a focal point, the market, an initiative by Kultivate Labs, a non-profit dedicated to developing a Filipino commercial district in the SOMA, will also include Filipino DJs, fashion designers, and artists, connecting the local community to Filipino culture in its many variations.

Undiscovered SF
Saturday, July 21, 4pm-10pm
Every third Saturday of the month: July 21, August 18, Sept 15, Oct 20)
401 Minna Street, San Francisco