Last Sunday, our troop headed to Pasig to check-out one of the unique places to go to in Metro Manila where you can find a variety of products and services in just one place. That’s in Tiendesitas. I heard that it is newly renovated so we decided to visit and see the improvements they made. I’m particularly looking forward to visit their Furniture and Handicrafts Village.
On a Sunday, it was only a 1-hr travel from Bacoor, Cavite to Pasig with no traffic. We arrived in time for lunch and luckily we were able to get a parking space easily. When you’re in the highway, below is the Tiendesitas signage you will see.
Our first stop was to eat lunch so we headed to the Food Village. Tiendesitas is known for the hawker-like food village that caters delicious food and all-around Pinoy bands that play music at night. We were craving for Bacolod’s inasal so we ordered food from JT’s Manukan. I was also able to try the All My Tea reading-to-drink iced tea that my friends are raving about.
After lunch we checked out the Fashion Village were ladies’, men’s and children’s wear are sold for affordable prices. I was able to buy Kelsea a My Little Pony terno sleeping wear for only Php350.
And because we saw a lot of people with their dogs, we also checked-out the Pet Village. There were adorable dogs , colorful birds and some fishes waiting to be bought to have a home. Pet clinics and pet grooming serves can also be found there.
We then head on to Tiendesita’s Building C where the Furniture and Handicrafts Village which is my favorite part. This is the new building and it’s airconditioned and very maaliwalas 🙂 The two floors of nationwide craftsmanship showcase a goldmine of Pinoy Artistry.
Walking through the hallways will give you a sense of Pinoy Pride as many of the shop owners make and source their products from places like Pampanga to Baguio and Iloilo to Mindanao. You don’t even have to go outside Manila to get the best of nationwide products. Sometimes you can even catch a shop owner weaving his own bags inside the store.
Too bad my mom’s out-of-the-country. I’m sure she’ll love this place. My dad sure bought a few items he liked.
You will fall in love with beautiful pieces from woven bags, paintings, vintage charms, sculptures to large furniture from closets to tables and beds, tempting you to have a piece of our culture in your home. This is because most of the shop owners have started their business in their very homes.
Because a lot of the furniture and handicrafts in Tiendesitas are made with heart, a lot of the furniture here exudes a unique character, warmth and personality. To better understand and feel what we’ve seen, here are photos of the products you can see in the Handicrafts and Furniture Village.
Phil Arts have beautiful woven bags and purses from Laguna. I also love the colorful hats and abanikos 🙂
Kavisayaan has a large assortment of trinkets, goblets, bottles and wooden angels. There are also vintage and collector’s items.
For those who love birds, Cordillera sells taxidermy birds to be displayed in your homes.
Handicrafts Store provides items that you need in your house such as trays, baskets and holders.
We saw two art galleries and one of them is JSBC Art Gallery selling artworks from Antipolo to Pampanga.
I also loved the artistic one-of-a-kind artwork from Wooden Artickles.
I love to decorate our home and been wanting to buy beautiful vases such as GCV Handicrafts‘ pots and vases from Bicol To Leyte. I personally love this blue one on the left. It’s being sold for Php 1,100.
If you love statues, wall decors and handcarved products from Ifugao, you can get them from Habing Pinoy.
One of the shops that we got really interested in was in Octagon Coins. They sell Philippine money bills used years ago. Look at the 1949 5-peso bill with Marcelo H. Del Pilar being sold from Php250-400. These are collector’s items! They also buy antiques, gold coins and jewelry.
We also got curious of these Tektite meteorites and magical stones from Palawan.
A lot more can be seen and bought from the Furniture and Handicrafts Village. Check out the items below and you might like or love to buy one of them 🙂
On the second floor are other furnitures for your home. RFA Furniture is owned by Mang Rudy who started in his own garage and now caters to huge clients.
Dizon Home Furniture, on the other hand, manufactures Pinoy-made contemporary furniture.
They customize furniture according to your needs. I love the color of this bench!
Other unique furniture we saw are the bar and bed below.
This owl so cute, right? 🙂
After all the walking and window shopping of handicrafts and furniture, your legs need not worry because you can rest in one of their benches which I did for my souvenir shot of our visit 🙂
My daughter and nephew also didn’t pass the chance to have their photo op in front of a Tiendesitas backdrop 🙂
By the way, if you decide to come and visit on a Saturday or Sunday, your family can also attend mass.
And for those who love to do arts and crafts and wants to hone their skills, they have workshops every Wednesday this coming month of February. What’s best about it is it’s FREE! So register now 🙂
Tiendesitas is open daily from 11am to 9pm. For more updates and news about Tiendesitas, you may visit or contact them:
Ortigas Avenue cor.
E. Rodriguez Ave. (C-5)
Metro Manila, Philippines
Telephone: 635-5680 & 689-1068
Customer Service: 788-2684 (Info Booth)
Arra Odeza says
A must visit place. I should check this out personally as I am looking for a nice piece of furniture for our house once its finish
Been to tiendesitas once and I also enjoyed my quick visit there. I accompanied my mom and bought a number of baskets. She stuffed the baskets with Bag of Beans and Rowena’s goodies and gave them as Christmas presents to her clients.
if given the chance, I would want go back there and have a not so quick visit anymore.
Joy Mendiola says
We also love Tiendesitas. Love, love, love their native products!
Mommy Queenelizabeth says
Wow! Those were lovely stuffs for the home! I think i need to get that wine rack.. is that huge? My husband is having problems with his collections, plus i love wood works! It’s so perfect for our home.. Thanks for sharing this! 🙂
Kati Balayan says
Haven’t been to Tiendesitas but for sure I’ll lose track of time once I get to visit. Window shopping for furniture is my weakness haha
Lady Anne Louise Barrun says
I visited Tiendesitas once when I went to Mommy Mundo Clear Out Sale and I witness myself a lot of great products to buy especially when you are decorating your house. This has been popular to my friends if they want to buy pet.
Mommy Pehpot says
Alam mo we live near Tiendesitas and though we usually pass by or dine at Max’s, hindi namin masyado nalilibot ung loob specially now that they renovate.
And yes! JT manukan! You should try their atay too!
And those wooden baskets! I have been looking for something like that.. got any idea how much?
May De Jesus-Palacpac says
WOW, they have workshops! I’ve been to Tiendesitas but bec of the heavy traffic and super mainit experience, I’ve not gone back. Thank you for this. I’m now interested to go back and see for myself.
The two instances I went to Tiendesitas lagi ko natityempuhan na almost all stores are closed na so I don’t have the chance really to go around. Will schedule an earlier visit para naman maenjoy ko next time.
RJ Dancel says
I love going to Tiendesitas. Childhood ko yan, especially whenever I would go to their Pet Village or antique shops 🙂 Yay! Thank you for this!
May Ann C. Anorico says
This post makes me wanna visit Tiendesitas very soon! Thanks for sharing.
There are a lot of shopping finds at Tiendesitas. I’m a little weary of the food but there are plenty of choices.
wow! we always pass thru this area when we’re on our way to marikina. will definitely stop by next time.
Woah the collectors’ items look interesting and every piece of furniture is love!
We are so near Tiendesitas but I haven’t gotten the chance to roam around there though. Hehe. I should find the time to go as it seems like there’s so much to see. 🙂
Mhaan Arambulo - Delos Santos says
We have been there many times when we bought our 3 dog pets last year! Tiendesitas is perfect for pet lovers!
Kaka daan lang namin sa Tiendesitas yesterday and parang mas konti na nga ang tinda nila. Dati ang dami talaga. I guess yung renovation, baka medyo mahal ang rent. Pero I agree, ang daming magandang native artworks and painting here. You just have to look closer to appreciate.
I;ve always been fascinated with Filipino products. Ang ganda 🙂
Tiendesitas will always have a soft spot in my heart! I love the finds there since most of the goods are totally unique and fair priced. 🙂
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen says
I didn’t know they have all that in Tiendesitas! Now, gusto kong mamasyal doon.