So you want to eat your favorite foods but don’t want to go outside? If you’re busy studying, working at home, or maybe you just don’t feel like facing the traffic, here are some of the best Food Delivery Apps you can try.
Food delivery business in the Philippines is now getting some traction and we hope to have more players in this industry to get better services in the near future. In this post, we’ll show you your options and decide for yourself which service to use.
It’s important to understand that some of these apps only operate in some areas in Philippines so always check whether their service is available in your location before placing orders.
But before we dive in to the list of food delivery apps, we will show you all the reasons why you should download these apps now.
Reasons to Install and Use Food Delivery Apps
1. You’ll save time
If you’re working at home and the only option is to eat food outside, then ordering food online will save you time. Going to restaurants on your own may take 30 mins to 1 hour or more. With these apps, you can still do other important things while waiting for the food delivery.
2. Save Money
Imagine saving 30 mins to 1 hour of time plus being able to earn more. Say you’re working at home and your rate is 5 USD per hour, that’s around 250 PHP worth of additional earnings. If you’re working 5 days a week, that’s additional 5,000 PHP per month. Not bad!
3. Saves You Energy
Sometimes commuting just to eat food on a restaurant may turn into cursing situation because of the traffic and long queuing lines. One of the things Food delivery apps eliminates is the burden of going through the heavy traffic. This is especially true for those who are in manila and other congested areas in Philippines.
4. Variety of Food Choices
“Saan tayo kakain?” and “Anong kakainin natin” are some of the famous question we hear whenever we go to restaurants. With these food delivery apps, you’ll be able to discover new restaurants, cuisines, and food you have not tasted before. Having a lot of food options gives you a better choice.
5. Saves You Clothes
Being in pajama while working is one of the perks of having a home based job. Wearing another set of clothes just to go and eat outside means more laundry for you to wash.
6. It Improves Food Industry
Overall, the food delivery services definitely will create huge changes in the food industry. It opened more opportunities for restaurants to explore, more areas to improve, and ultimately to give more value to society.
Food Delivery Apps Available in the Philippines
1. Food Panda
Food panda is one of the leaders in online food delivery business. It was founded in Germany on 2012 and currently operating in 40 countries across 5 continents. Basically what Food Panda does is they connect customers with local restaurants.
Food Panda already partnered with over 1000 businesses here in the Philippines and they offer wide variety of food from different restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and more.
You can place your orders via online through their website www.foodpanda.ph or though their Food Panda App in google play store. Food Panda’s platform shows all the restaurants near you including the foods they serve.
- Pick a restaurant
- Select items you would like to order
- Alternatively, you can use the search function to enter the restaurant name, name of the dish, cuisine type, or any keyword
- Checkout and enter the following details:
- Delivery Address
- Payment Method
- Phone Number (always make sure this is correct)
- Wait til you get your order
Delivery Time: The delivery time showed on your order information depends on your location and the restaurant where you ordered.
Payment Option: You can pay via Cash-on-delivery, Credit/Debit Card, and Paypal.
2. Grab Food
Grab has been a helpful mobile application in the transport industry. It eases people’s means of transportation especially those who are along Metro Manila and selected areas in the Philippines.
From GrabTaxi, GrabCar, to GrabShare, Grab is continuously introducing helpful services to People. Last 2018, Grab company launched GrabFood which is an add-on to their app and is used for food delivery service.
Grab Food has a lot of menus to offer since GrabFood doesn’t sign partnership with restaurants unlike food panda. The foods GrabFood offer are database of all the transactions within their platform.
With GrabFood, you can communicate directly with the GrabFood driver who’s in-charge of your order. This way, you can make custom requests that are out of GrabFood’s options.
- On Grab’s Application, hit Food from the menu.
- Enter your address in the Deliver to input box. Grab also has intelli-sense which can give food suggestions based on your current location. Make sure to open your GPS.
- After entering location, you may now enter restaurant, dishes, and cuisines that you like.
- Finish your order and proceed to checking out.
GrabFood is available 24/7 for places near manila and in some places they only operate 6am up to 12am.
As of this writing, Food panda is available in these places:
- Metro Manila
3. Lala Food
Lala Food is one of the new players in the food delivery industry. The food delivery industry is now growing because of the every growing traffic jams. Many of the people today prefer to just sit and order via food delivery apps.
As of this writing, Lala Food is only available 10 am – 10 pm to customers in Makati, Taguig, Quezon City, and in selected areas of Pasig City. Since Lala Move’s current operation is exclusive in the said areas, they promise to deliver your food in less than 45 minutes.
Lala Food keeps on adding new locations so check their social media accounts for updates.
Honestbee is an online grocery and food delivery service app which started in Singapore 2015 and in Philippines on 2017. The platform has concierge shoppers (like grab food riders) who take care of picking up groceries or ordering food on your behalf.
Honestbee is operating in major areas in Manila and in Cebu. However, last April 2019 their operation went on a hiatus mode. There’s no given date yet as to when they will be back but check out their social media pages for more updates.
There’s a case study Honest Bee conducted and they found out that customers using HonestBee save around 3 hours worth of time every week on average.
If you want a very adventurous food trip around manila, you can check out zomato’s food listing. It’s a global restaurant review website that provides updated list of restaurants you can explore.
Zomato’s got an App and Web based application where you can place your order. What’s good about their platform is they go door-to-door to collect menu, pictures, addresses, and other information straight from the restaurants. User generated information will go through heavy filtering because Zomato’s database is highly moderated.
There are many variables to consider which is the best app in this industry. One of the safest advice is to download each and every one of these apps and find for yourself which platform is best for a particular food you are trying to order.
Let us know your experience with these Food Delivery Apps to help other readers decide which one to choose.
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