|Public Market in Binmaley, Pangasinan|
Many regard the palengke as the cost-efficient alternative to supermarkets, where prices are fixed. Tawaran (haggling) with vendors is a common practice. Eateries that offer affordable food, also known as carinderia are commonly located at palengke spaces.
|Lina's Refreshment at the Public Market in Malolos, Bulacan|
On the other hand, the palengke is much dirtier compared with a typical supermarket. A greater amount of chaos also exists because of the crowds.
|An Alley at the Public Market in Malolos, Bulacan|