By Maya M. Padillo
Photos by Arjoy Ceniza
While in other countries there are homes built from shipping containers, in Davao there is a food park that is made up of shipping containers!
Newly opened Boxed Up is the new place to be for dining, chillin, drinking and having a good time.
Jo De Vera, one of the owners (De Vera, Ducase, Bangayan and Pang) said opening up Boxed Up was inspired by one of their trips to Korea.
“But it is bigger in Korea. Mga anak namin were having fun so we thought it is a good idea,” she said.
Covering more than a thousand square meters, Boxed Up houses almost 30 tenants and eight food carts in containers offering the best dishes, guaranteed no duplication and no repetition of dishes of each stall.
Stalls include Aling Fopengs, Chikenini, Logan’s, TunaInABasket, Wing Side, Swirls, Rolls Roys, Chinese Box, Liempo, Thai Express, Melt & Co, Hav Sambal-U, Baba Ganqush Kebab + Hummus, BBQ Nation, Street Taco, Crazy Nachos and Lemon Wood.
“We chose the tenants based on what are you going to sell. No repetitions, and they have their own specialties,” De Vera said.
She said they are encouraging new entrepreneurs, new chefs and the young ones to showcase and offer something new.
“We have the best pizza, chicken and pork liempo,” said Allan Pang, one of the owners.
One of the owners Wilson Bangayan said the opening of Boxed Up is timely for Davao to offer something new to tourists.
“It’s more of a food park out of container vans,” Bangayan said.
Eat, drink and experience something as Boxed Up offers you many options!
Located at Doña Vicenta (back of Chowking Bajada), Boxed Up opens from From 5 p.m to 2 a.m..