Mahogany Public Market is home of the famous Tagaytay beefmeat. Need I say more?
What to buy: Beefmeat, fresh fruits and vegetables, ornamental flowers and grafted fruit-bearing trees [Guimaras mango tree? They got 'em here!].
What to pay: The beefmeat price is generally the same as anywhere else but the quality is tops. Fresh fruits and vegetables are cheap. A big bunch of freshly harvested Senorita banana goes for P50 (US$1) only. Grafted fruit-bearing trees [really interesting if you have spacious yard] go from P50 to P150 each.
The largest concentration of roadside fruit vendors in Tagaytay are found near the old city market , along the road leading to Santa Rosa City (Laguna). Other than the sweet pineapples, Tagaytay's Senorita bananas are abound as well and popular to visitors. Buy them (the bananas) while still greenish because they get ripened so easily.
What to buy: Bananas. Pineapples. Mangoes. Rambutan. Papayas. Guyabanos. Even imported fruits like Fuji apples, oranges, ponkan, etc...
What to pay: Two big basketful of assorted local fruits for only P200. More or less.
Another good reason to visit Tagaytay is to shop for plants and flowers to decorate your homes and gardens. Lovely floras are on display along the roadside, either left or right of the rotunda.
What to buy: Ornamental plants and flowers.
A variety of longanisas like Lucban and Baguio. Quaint, cute, homey. Many things to buy and taste. The outside of the store reminds me of Baguio.
What to buy: Longanisas and different food and non-food products. Cute and unique for the kitchen things.
What to pay: Depends on what you buy.
they have the most number of t-shirt desigs among any other place i have visited.
these places also has the cheapest price among other destinations in tagaytay.
they also carry the one with the map of taal volcano on the nape area, which i think is cool
What to buy: souvenir t-shirts
What to pay: P80