As I write this, we are currently on Day 4 of enhanced community quarantine. Since there were announcements prior to its enactment, several people flocked to the groceries and loaded up on supplies beforehand.
Still, we have no way of knowing just how long this situation will last. The rise of covid-19 cases had our leaders declaring a state of calamity for the country for the next six months. Quite a chilling thought.
Thus, if this persists, we will need to find alternative ways to stock our pantries before long, especially now that venturing out is increasingly discouraged. Fortunately, there are quite a handful of online groceries that might help:
This website covers a variety of supermarkets all over the city, including Robinsons Supermarket, S&R, Pet Express, Family Mart, and even Watsons. Their delivery areas currently cover Makati, Taguig, Pasay, Antipolo, Cainta, Caloocan, Las Piñas, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Montalban, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasig, Pateros, Quezon City, and San Juan.
Though delivery slots are currently full up to a week from now, Waltermart has a wide variety of goods like food, toiletries, and other household essentials at reasonable prices. The best part is, some of their items are usually on sale.
Do you prefer organic produce? The Green Grocer has got you covered. Take your pick from their dairy, bakery, drinks, and delicatessen selections.
MEAT AND SEAFOOD
Fretting about where to source ingredients for Lenten Fridays? Worry not, Pacific Bay offers several varieties of fresh seafood, among other things.
Don’t be intimidated by its name. Apart from premium beef cuts and like wagyu and sirloin, Rare Food Shop also sells freezer staples like beef caldereta cuts, pork liempo, and even samgyupsal.
Located in Batangas, Limon Farms offers meat and dairy products that are fresh, clean, and 100% organic.
Situated in Marikina, this online veggie shop lives up to its name by offering great wholesale prices for its fresh produce. From cauliflower to French beans, shoppers can buy up to 3 kg per item.
Want to stock up on fresh veggies AND help out local farmers? Session Groceries makes that possible by connecting the latter to consumers via their app, which you can download on their FB page.
This beverage giant doesn’t just deliver soft drinks. They carry other essentials like bottled water, juice, and flavored powdered milk too. Their delivery service is also perfect for those who live by themselves and can’t carry all those heavy bottles and packages.
As a final word, let’s all remember to buy only what we need. While some of us can afford to bulk-buy supplies, not everyone is as lucky. In the same vein, if you’ve got the means to donate to charities that are looking after the less fortunate at this time, please do so as well.
Kapit lang, guys. See you all on the other side.