Following the announcement of a community quarantine in Metro Manila, a lot of residents trooped to their nearest store to buy all of their grocery needs. We can’t blame them: given that the community quarantine will be a month-long, it is important to stock up on essentials like alcohol and food (but not to the point of hoarding these items). With the community quarantine going in effect this Monday, one should not worry about not going to their nearest store and brace through the long lines and chaotic-like atmosphere in order to buy their grocery officials.
Like online payment apps, there are online grocery stores that can deliver what you need right at your doorstep. Here are some of the notable online grocery stores catering to Metro Manila:
Founded in 2016, MetroMart is one of the most comprehensive online grocery apps in the Philippines, covering the entirety of Metro Manila. Aside from the usual groceries, you can order medicine, office and school supplies, and even pet care products from their partner stores. Speaking of partner stores, these include Robinsons Supermarket, S&R, Watsons, Southstar Drug, Generika, Family Mart, Pet Express, Toy Kingdom, and many more.
For payments, you can choose either Cash on Delivery (CoD) or Credit/Debit Card. MetroMart charges a Php 40 delivery fee and a Php 90 shopping fee, with the latter waived if you exceed Php 1,000 in grocery items.[Android || iOS]
Aside from having physical grocery stores around the Metro, Walter Mart has their own online grocery service. Their in-house service lets you either select the items you want to buy before heading over to the nearest Walter Mart store or have them delivered by your doorstep before 6PM. Aside from Metro Manila, Walter Mart Delivery also caters to residents of Cainta, Taytay, Antipolo, and Laguna.
Like MetroMart, you can choose either CoD or Credit/Debit Card as a mode of payment. A Php 99 delivery charge is added for every order made through Walter Mart Delivery.[Android || iOS]
With Fisher Supermarket as its partner, PushKart PH lets you order the usual grocery items and even fresh goods as well. What makes them unique is that you can do special requests (ie. deboning and descaling) when you order fresh goods. While PushKart PH does not have any hidden charges and cover the entire Metro Manila, their mode of payment is limited to credit/debit card, PayMaya, or over-the-counter via DragonPay.[Android || iOS]
Being confined at home does not mean you don’t have access to fresh produce, and that’s why Session Groceries unique: the app lets you order fresh produce from Baguio straight to your doorstep. On top of that, Session Groceries helps farmers as well, as their service provides better revenue for them compared to selling their harvest via middlemen. You help local farmers and get farm-to-table food at the same time.[Android || iOS]
LazMart (via Lazada app)
If you prefer doing all of your shopping via Lazada, the eCommerce also has their own grocery section called LazMart, where you can buy snacks, household supplies, drinks, shampoo, canned goods, and more. Just like all items in Lazada, you can pay for your LazMart purchases via credit card, CoD, or Lazada Wallet.[Android || iOS]
Like Session Groceries, The Murang Gulay Shop sells fresh produce directly from farmers. Since they do not have an app, orders are made by sending them a message through Facebook Messenger. They are based in Marikina, and they do deliveries around Metro Manila. While there’s no minimum price for every order, there’s a delivery charge depending on your location. Being a start-up venture, The Murang Gulay Shop only accepts CoD as of the meantime.
While they do not have an app yet as of this writing, Marketa.ph takes pride in making local gourmet items accessible to Metro Manila residents and in helping local small and medium enterprises grow their business. Beyond gourmet items, Marketa.ph is a big marketplace that sells tech products, industrial supplies, and sports gear, among other things.
Most people may be hoarding alcohol to keep their hands and surroundings clean, while there are a few who would like to drink alcohol to keep their nerves calm. There’s no harm to that (as long as you drink responsibly), and those in need of their booze fix can order them at Boozy. They have a wide range of alcohol—wine, craft beer, champagne, vodka, whiskey, you name it—and they deliver within Metro Manila. Delivery charges are waived if your order exceeds Php 2,000, and they accept CoD, PayMaya, and credit cards as a mode of payment.
If you are specifically looking for Coke-branded products, you can order them online via their website. Aside from having a complete list of Coke products, there’s a drinks allocation calculator to give you a rough idea of how much drinks you need to buy. Do remember that your order should reach Php 280 before you can have your Coke-branded drinks delivered and that your total order does not include shipping charges. For payments, Coke’s online ordering service accepts CoD and bank transfer.
Being stuck at home does not mean you don’t have access to delicious and quality meats. Should you want to whip up a really nice meal, you can order your meats at Rarefoodshop. Their shop sells a range of quality beef that includes US Angus, US Wagyu, Japanese Wagyu, and Australian Wagyu. Aside from meats, they have a great selection of seafood like salmon, lobster, caviar, and more. They deliver in Metro Manila and CALABARZON areas and are open for special requests like specific cuts, parts, and sizes of meat, poultry or seafood.
Even with the community quarantine in effect starting Monday, you should not worry about running out of supplies—from food to household cleaning products and more—with the help of these online grocery services.