How are you all holding up?

First of all, a big thank you to our doctors, nurses, hospital workers and other front-liners in this war against COVID-19, the new coronavirus disease. Our hearts and prayers especially for the eternal repose of those who have passed on in the line of duty, those who sacrificed their own lives in an attempt to save the lives of others.

For the rest of us, in this scary, crazy and uncertain time when the simple task of going to the wet market or supermarket is a privilege and vegetables is luxury, here is a list of possible sources where you can buy your supplies and delivered on your doorstep:

VEGETABLES

Oh My Gulay Delivery

They deliver vegetables. They post on their Facebook page when they are open for orders. They also sell a bag of veggies worth P300, that includes broccoli, cauliflower, pechay, cabbage, carrots and “sayote.” They are now accepting orders for delivery on April 1.

Facebook: Oh My Gulay Delivery https://www.facebook.com/ohmygulaydelivery/

Session Groceries

Farm to Table

They connect local farmers to consumers to support local agribusinesses, promote a sustainable lifestyle and educate the local community on the benefits of eating fresh, locally grown food. They announce on their Facebook page when they have vegetables available. They also post cutoff dates and deli­very dates.

Mobile: +63 917 501 0267

Facebook: Session Groceries https://www.facebook.com/sessiongroceriesph

The Murang Gulay Shop

This online fruit and vegetable store also posts on their Facebook page when they accept orders. The next date for accepting orders is on March 30. They have also announced that starting April 6, they will only accommodate orders in the following areas: Manila, Pasig, Marikina, Quezon City, Makati.

Mobile: +63 905 969 1837

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Murang-Gulay-Shop

Bukid Fresh

Orders for this online delivery for vegetables resumed on Saturday, March 28. At the moment, they deliver on Wednesdays and Saturdays. They deli­ver to Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Pasay, Manila, Ta­guig, Makati, Pateros, San Juan, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Quezon City Districts 1, 3 and 4 only

Mobile: +63 927 818 5794

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bukidfresh/

Website: bukidfresh.ph or shop at bukidfresh.ph/shop

Teraoka Family Farm

A family-owned farm in Pangasinan offering 100-percent organic produce. It is the first and only certified organic farm in Ilocos Region.

Mobile: +63 977 833 0657

Email: [email protected]­mail.com

Instagram: @teraokafamilyfarm

FRUITS

Baytown’s Fruit Delivery

All sorts of fruits. They offer Metro Manila deliveries from Monday to Friday.

Facebook: baytownsproduce

Instagram: @baytownsproduce

Viber: +63 977 811 5050

Crate2Plate Fruits Delivery

A specialty grocery store and premium fruit source. They offer same-day delivery in Metro Manila.

Instagram: @crate2plate

Viber: +63 917 892 6473

Always Fresh PH

A Manila-based online fruit delivery service offering same day delivery via Happy Move or Lalamove.

Instagram: @alwaysfreshph

VEGAN

Amores Gluten Free/Gluten Free Keto Manila

“The first and only dedicated gluten-free baker in the Philippines; dairy-free, vegan, Paleo and Keto options as well,” its page says. They have the list of vegetables available and delivery dates on their Instagram.

Instagram: @amoresglutenfree

The Vegan Grocer PH

This San Juan-based vegan store promises their products are “meat-free, dairy-free and egg-free.” They accept online orders and delivery via Facebook or Instagram. When ordering, immediately specify the quantity, brand and size of the products. They have a 5:30 p.m. cutoff period for orders. Deliveries will depend on the number of riders available via Lalamove or Grab (clients can book their own rider).

Facebook: @thevegangrocerph

Instagram: @thevegangrocerph

ONLINE SPECIALTY STORES

Real Food PH

This is “the go-to grocery for health conscious” custo­mers, their page says. You can order online through their website and pay via bank deposit or credit card. They deliver only within Metro Manila.

Mobile: +63 917 678 0158 (Alabang); +63 917 170 5573 (BGC)

Facebook: realfoodph

Instagram: realfoodph

Website: realfoodph.com

Pacific Bay Seafood

The company promises “the highest quality fresh and frozen seafood.” I’ve tried this option and it was an easy process. You are allowed to pay cash on delivery. A few items are no longer available but their online store will ask if you want to be notified when the item is available. They offer not only fresh seafood but also chicken and other fresh items.

Website: pacificbay.com.ph

Facebook: pacificbayph

Instagram: @pacificbayseafood

Marvs Boqueria PH

They deliver fresh seafood. These can be cleaned, descaled, gutted and cut to specifications. Order a day ahead for next day delivery.

Mobile/Viber: +63 917 851 2732

Facebook: Marvs Boqueria PH

Instagram: @marvsboqueria.ph

COOKED MEALS

Tilde Cafe

Tilde Cafe is known for the cakes, pastries and other sweet delights by Ginny Roces de Guzman. They have added frozen meals, or “vacuum-packed home cooking” for delivery. The meals could be stored in the freezer, and when ready for serving, you boil the entire bag, cut open and serve. Tapa is also available.

Mobile: +63 996 946 7137

Email: [email protected]

Instagram: @tildecafe

China Mommy PH

Just the best home-cooked Chinese food, especially their “lumpia” and crabs.

Mobile/Viber: +63 917 514 8540

Instagram: @chinamommyph

Website: chinamommy.ph

Facebook group

If you are from Makati, try getting into the Facebook group “What’s Cooking, Makati?” Home cooks post when they have something available for order and pick-up.

Reminders

For those who still prefer to physically go to the grocery store, just a quick note that at Landmark Makati, by order of the local government and in compliance with an Ayala Center memo, those only with quarantine passes will be allowed to purchase food and medicine.

A few more reminders: For those ordering online, there have been complaints by some regarding cancellations. Please be considerate.

It is already difficult as it is in this time of crisis to make the effort to deliver. Please also realize that there may be delays due to the increase in demand for online delivery and the extra precautions that all must take, so do extend patience to the businesses offering delivery.

Everyone is also reminded to disinfect all items you buy before bringing them into your homes.

Praying hard that we all get through this.

More from the author at margauxsalcedo.com. Follow @margauxsalcedo on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.

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