Food delivery apps are a blessing!
As a result of COVID-19, day-to-day activities have been impacted abruptly and profoundly. It’s clear that when all of this is over, we won’t be going back to life as it was; we’ll be entering into a new era.
When the quarantine was put into effect in the community to slow down the spread of the virus, many of us remained at home. Business operations were suspended indefinitely, except for those that provided essential products and services.
Food establishments have reopened and have restarted operations, yet many of them still only offer delivery, take-out, and pick-up services. Today, more than ever, delivery app aggregators and fast-food apps come in handy. Others choose to order food online for convenience, while some do their groceries online.
Below you will find a list of some of the most popular free mobile apps for iPhone and Android for food deliveries across the Metro and the country.
Foodpanda has probably become one of the most popular online food delivery services in the country. Restaurants, including fast food, are supported by the company, which operates in the capital and throughout the country to provide a wider delivery radius. It can be accessed through their website foodpanda.ph, or their mobile apps for Android and iOS. Using your saved credit card information makes placing orders and checking out much more accessible.
As well as delivering packages and taking you to your destination, Grab can now provide food as well. With over 400 restaurants onboard, it doesn’t impose a minimum order amount. GrabPay lets you make cashless payments, allowing you to reload it whenever you wish. Safety-wise, Grab provides a contactless delivery and even enables you to pay the rider through GrabPay! Download the GrabFood app to access GrabFood.
There is another option for Makati residents, Lalafood. With it, you can order from a variety of restaurants and get it delivered to your door in less than 45 minutes with no minimum order requirement. A logistics partner for startups, small businesses, and digital companies, this app is an offshoot of the broader Lalamove platform.
Since Honestbee can deliver food and groceries as well, it serves as a more versatile service. This app supports plenty of restaurants and stores and currently delivers to Metro Manila and Cebu, but more cities will be added soon. The Honestbee app and website are available on Apple and Android devices.
Pampanga is the Culinary Capital of the Philippines. Mangan.ph is a delivery service that caters to the culinary capital. Food is delivered within 60 minutes or less, you can pay by credit card or cash on delivery, and food is delivered directly to your doorstep.
You might want to take a look at MetroMart if you want someone to handle your groceries. Family Mart, Robinsons, and S&R are some of the big supermarkets it partners with. You can find non-food products at Watsons, National Books Store, or even Toy Kingdom. In addition to Metropolitan Manila, Las Pinas, Makati, Mandaluyong, Muntinlupa, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon City, San Juan, and Taguig, the company has operations in other areas as well.
Zomato not only lets you explore menus and cuisine but also offers real-time alerts for food deliveries. When it comes to areas of operation, we noticed mainly that it was available in the metro area. Users can access Zomato via the web or its Android or iOS apps.
This is another crowd-favorite service for delivering goods and services to clients. With Mr. Speedy, you can order from your favorite restaurant, and Mr. Speedy will pick up and deliver your order. As the official delivery service for top restaurants in the Metro, Mr. SpeedyEast runs a dedicated Mr. SpeedyEast program.
It is pretty simple: the staff will schedule your delivery from Mr. Speedy after you order from your favorite restaurant. There is only one way to pay, however, and that is cash.
Commuting in Metro Manila has been a nightmare for a long time. Angkas has provided a good alternative. An innovative transportation company came up with Angkas Food when the Enhanced Community Quarantine was implemented in Luzon!
A variety of restaurants in Metro Manila have partnered with Angkas for this service. According to Angkas, they will not take any commission on the deliveries, which will all be paid directly to their bike drivers.
Perhaps you already use your favorite app, but you shouldn’t shy away from trying the others. Who can tell, right? There may be one that will suit you better or satisfy food cravings that your usual app cannot. If your favorite delivery app is not on this list, please share your feedback with us!