Tired of always running to the supermarket? Do you ever feel like you just shopped but you have to do it all over again?
Sometimes we tend to eat a little unhealthy when we don’t shop for ourselves or prepare our own meals. To help ensure that we always have our refrigerator stocked with healthy items one option is to have our groceries delivered.
Why? It’s convenient; one less chore to worry about and you don’t have to deal with traffic and crowds. Prices and delivery are fairly reasonable and you can feel good knowing you’re helping to support local farmers.
To help you, we’ve rounded up 3 grocery delivery services you must try.
The DowntoEarth farm in Bukidnon grows their own organic produce, raises their own organic livestock, and sources other beef from small family farms, which they sell directly to customers.
They are one of the few biodynamic farms in the Philippines where they treat their farm as a self-sustaining local ecosystem. They do not use pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides on their crops; they do not use antibiotics and do not feed their animals with GMO soy, corn, animal by-products.
DowntoEarth updates their “What’s Available This Week” list on their website so be sure to check back often. Their offerings range from meat, poultry, dairy, as well as specialty items such as micro greens, salad greens such as mesclun, kale, rocket/arugula, heirloom tomatoes, herbs, and local vegetables like ampalaya, eggplant, and okra.
Place your order by Wednesday, either online or by phone, and it will be delivered on friday or saturday.
Keep in mind though, there’s a minimum required amount of P1,000.00 for delivery in Metro Manila and delivery charges are determined by weight which are P100 for orders up to 3 kilograms and P20/kilo additional for orders exceeding 3 kilograms.
For payments, DowntoEarth accepts credit cards, bank deposit, and Paypal.
Green Grocer Manila is the first online grocer in the metro area to sell organic fresh produce, meats, and now expanded to include organic household and personal products, grocery essentials, health supplements, as well as wine and spirits.
They partner with local farms from nearby Laguna, Tagaytay, and Batangas, and as far out as Benguet, Negros, and Bukidnon. They constantly review current partners and screen out new ones in order to add to their supply list for product consistency and availability.
Green Grocer Manila frequently updates their website for what’s new and what’s on sale. They also offer special harvest packages as well as gift ideas for holidays and special occasions.
They have strict delivery guidelines and reviewing them prior to ordering is highly recommended. Delivery days are every wednesday, thursday, and saturday to select areas. Each day has a designated route and there’s a minimum amount for delivery at a specific location. For locations outside their delivery area, check out their website.
For instance, on wednesdays, they deliver to Alabang (minimum P500, free delivery), Makati and the Fort/BGC (minimum P800 + P50 delivery fee), and ADB, Valle Verde, Greenhills, and Wack Wack areas (minimum P1,500 + P100 delivery fee).
One thing to note is that they enforce a “wait time policy” of 15 minutes max per drop-off from the time of arrival, so make sure you, or someone else is there to sign and receive your order. They accept cash on delivery, bank deposit, and PayPal.
Metro Mart is an on-demand online delivery service where you can shop via their website or mobile app (iOS and Android). They have partnered with a variety of food and food-related purveyors as well as non-food retailers like Toy Kingdom, Pet Express and National Bookstore. Also, the stores in their lineup offer the same prices as their brick and mortar counterparts.
The vendors to try are EchoStore (fresh organic produce, free range meats, organic household and personal products), Pinkie’s Farm (fresh milk, cheese, butter, and yogurt) and Holy Carabao (meats, eggs, and dairy, all of which are 100 percent organic).
There’s no minimum amount to purchase per store, but there’s a P40 delivery fee if your total order at each store is less than P1,000 (minimum amount for free delivery). So, say you ordered P1,000 at EchoStore and P500 at Pinkie’s Farm, you’ll be charged P40 for delivery. For credit card purchases, they require at least P500 per order.
Metro Mart aims to deliver your order within 90 minutes and will deliver in most areas in Metro Manila, but check their Facebook page for updates.
Grocery shopping in the Philippines has gotten more convenient, thanks to these three companies. With fresh food delivered to your door, maintaining a healthy lifestyle has never been easier.
Knowing where your meat and produce comes from and by cooking your meals at home will ensure that you’re eating the best food possible and staying fit at the same time. Happy shopping!
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