Top online food delivery services to instantly satisfy your cravings at your condo
January 22, 2021
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Since the start of the pandemic season, everyone has to cut back on all social activities, including dining out. This brings light and attention to online food delivery services. And as most Filipinos get together over food and drinks, it’s pretty frustrating, especially for young people who rely on such activities for their social lives.
However, it is still important that people remain at home considering the toll of COVID-19 on people’s health, and the risks involved if people choose to step out and go to public places like restaurants, food halls, and even food markets. While it is a struggle too, for restaurant owners and workers, and food sellers that most had to close shop, there’s been a boom in online food delivery services that not only bring food to people’s homes in Metro Manila and selected cities in Visayas and Mindanao, food delivery services have also helped keep restaurants and food sellers in business while reducing the risk of the novel coronavirus spreading to their customers.
Check out these top online food delivery services that can satisfy even the pickiest of eaters at home.
Foodpanda is one of the most popular online food delivery services in the country. This is because the online food delivery service has larger operations coverage and supports a lot of popular and even up-and-coming restaurants, fast food, and food sellers. Operating in Manila, Cebu, Makati, Taguig, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Quezon City, Marikina, Muntinlupa, San Juan, Lapu Lapu, Davao City, and Pasay, anyone can simply order food via their mobile app (available on Android and iOS) or their website online. Recently, they have included provincial cities, including Ormoc, Koronadal, Valencia, Iligan, and Dagupan
Customers who are not yet on the program are nudge towards order challenges wherein they get exclusive discounts on featured restaurants and shops. Foodpanda also encourages people to order and level up with Panda Pro, their rewards program where for as low as Php50 a month, subscribers get to enjoy perks like free delivery on qualified orders, 20 percent discount in over 2,500 restaurants, 10 percent discount on all shops, and additional 5 percent on pickup orders.
GrabFood is a popular online food service, brought to you by the ridesharing company. It also has partnered with a lot of restaurants and allows less than minimum orders so long as the customer pays for a convenience fee to the rider. Although operations are limited as it only covers selected areas of BGC, Makati, Ortigas, San Juan, Mandaluyong, QC, Manila, Pasay, the company behind the online food delivery service is expected to expand in other cities.
To order food, customers need to access the main Grab app, as it hosts Grab (for the rideshare), GrabFood, and other services such as GrabMart for groceries, GrabPay, Grab Delivery, and more. Customers who have successfully ordered via GrabFood using the GrabPay option earn points, which they can use as a discount towards other Grab services or in-app purchases.
GrabFood does not have a specific loyalty program, but they do offer food orders or restaurant-specific promos exclusive only to the app.
Operating daily from 7 am to 10 pm, LalaFood allows customers to book multiple ongoing orders from its selection of restaurants. They also do not have a minimum bill requirement, and they can deliver food orders from one city to another. To order, customers need to download the app (available on iOS or Android), then enter their delivery address as they will be offered first restaurants and food sellers nearby.
If you do not know what to get for someone you wish to order food, you can order non-transferable Gift Cards instead and pay them using GCash.
Yes, Angkas, the Philippine motorcycle vehicle for hire and package delivery company also has a service for customers who wanted an alternative. Since the Enhanced Community Quarantine was implemented in Luzon, the team behind the transport service partnered with several restaurants in Metro Manila to deliver food to customers without taking any commission. This means all delivery fees go actually to the Angkas biker! As such, you may notice that the fees are considerably affordable than usual.
To order, customers need to check this list of Angkas Food Restos, call the restaurant and pay for their order directly via the cashless option. If you opt for the cash on delivery (COD) payment option, leave your details to the restaurant and book an Angkas delivery on the app with your order details. Delivery fees start at Php60 for the first 3 kilometers, and an additional Php10 per kilometer up to 5 kilometers.
5. WalterMart Delivery
Want to get food and some groceries as well? Why not from the pioneer grocery delivery service in the Philippines. WalterMart has its own grocery app where customers can do grocery shopping without needing to step food at any of their supermarkets and deliver them on the same day. The supermarket chain also carries the exclusive Tesco brand, a UK brand featuring grocery items like teas, soaps, and even liquor. They also allow customers to order candies and other confectionery from the popular Candy Corner chain, and medicine and health aids.
Valued customers get to earn points to exclusive perks like free delivery via its Plus! Rewards Program.
While they are not a delivery app, Booky is like a Rolodex of over 13,000 restaurants and 9,000 menus from Manila, Tagaytay, and Baguio that you can browse without an Internet connection. Advertised as a lifestyle app, people can also check the app for the latest food promos and deals, and even get exclusive discounts as a registered user. Customers who have availed of Booky Premium can enjoy more exclusive discounts and promos on restaurants, and even on health and premium services.
Are you quarantined or a local looking for great food in the province? Then Mangan.Ph is just right for you. The food delivery service operates in Pampanga, Laguna, Angeles, Bulacan, and Tarlac and claims to deliver your local cravings in under 60 minutes. You can also order food via their mobile app, which is available on iOS or Android.
MetroMart is a leading online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Thanks to its partnership with big stores like Robinsons Supermarket, S&R Membership Shopping, Watsons, Family Mart, and a lot more, there’s no doubt why they are the most preferred when it comes to not just food deliveries, but also other items such as candy and confectionary, fruits and vegetables, wine and liquor, books, toys, and even pet food and items.
To start, customers need to download the mobile app, which is available on iOS and Android, enter their location to determine if delivery is viable. Customers have the option to pay in cash upon delivery, or credit or debit card.
9. Central Delivery
Craving your fix of Popeye’s famous chicken, or Kuya J’s lutong bahay? How about those amazing pizzas you long for at Landers Central? Central Delivery is an online food delivery hub of cravings you’d want to enjoy in your own home. They deliver in Taguig, Makati, and Cebu because of the location of the restaurants they have a partnership with. Central Delivery offers discounts of up to 50 percent off on certain menu items or freebie menu items on qualified orders.
10. AllDay Market
This Filipino-owned supermarket and mini-mart chain takes pride in providing the convenience of having everything a family needs and elevating that experience— beautiful stores, the international flavors of our Gastroville food hubs, and a just-the-way-you-like-it Paluto food service that redefines cooking and eating the freshest food items.
But did you know you can order not just grocery and food items, but also other items from stores that the Vista Mall shopping mall chain carries via their website, AllDay Market? Simply go online and choose to buy bread from Bake My Day, medicine and health aids from their in-house pharmacy, home furnishing, building, and design essentials at the AllHome design lab, and all wares carried by the AllHome Department Store.