UP Food Hub opens to the public

The University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman isn’t just the country’s national university; it’s a burgeoning food haven to all, from its alleys of cheap eats to institutional dining spots (RIP, Chocolate Kiss).

If you’ve missed gorging your way through the campus, here’s some good news: a new food hub has opened!

The UP Food Hub was inaugurated on Dec. 21 and is filled with affordable food options for the UP community as well as non-alumni.

According to the university website, UP students, faculty and staff can enjoy discounts between 5 to 15 percent when they use their IDs for transactions.

Some familiar brands that have taken up shop in the two-storey building include ​​Ate Rica’s Bacsilog, the Maginhawa neighborhood spot Van Gogh is Bipolar, and salad bar Go! Salads.

The food hub also boasts bike-friendly parking spaces, as well as ample outdoor tables and string lights.

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“This food hub will offer our growing community a wider range of food choices. This is a signal that UP Diliman is again opening up [to the public],” UP Diliman chancellor Fidel Nemenzo said.