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  • No Time to Go to the Market? Let These Online Grocery Stores Save the Day

    Got an almost empty ref? Save time and energy by ordering online!
    by Kate Borbon .
No Time to Go to the Market? Let These Online Grocery Stores Save the Day
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  • In today's digital age, we can get many things done with just a few clicks on the computer or even taps on our mobile phones. Aside from apps that allow us to take a break from a busy schedule, there are also online services that make tasks easier and more manageable. It can be challenging to squeeze in a quick supermarket run given our daily tasks, but thanks to apps and online serices, we can make the most of our time while making sure we are able to tick off all the tasks on our to-do list. 

    7 online grocery services in the Philippines

    There are different services available in the country and they all offer items found in supermarkets — from fresh food and produce, to home care items, personal products, and supplies you'll need to care for your baby, too.

    Pushkart

    About Pushkart: Developed by a group of Pinoy millennials, Pushkart aims to provide fast and convenient grocery delivery services to all Filipinos. Instead of spending time in traffic and struggling to carry a set of heavy bags, you can just visit their website, make your own account, select your purchases, and wait for your grocery to arrive!

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    What they offer: Aside from your run-of-the-mill grocery items like food, household products, and personal care items, Pushkart also provides a selection of beverages, medicines, child care products, pet care necessities, and baked goods.

    How to order: Go to the Pushkart website. Log in or sign up for your own account. Review the catalog and select the products you want to get, then place your order. You can pay via cash on delivery, and expect same-day delivery. Pushkart delivers all over Metro Manila.

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    Real Food

    About Real Food: If you are a health and fitness nut, or simply want to embrace a healthier lifestyle, this is the store for you! Real Food first opened in Alabang in 2016, and has since been a trusted grocery destination of health-conscious customers. Its owners adhere to a philosophy of “Eat Good, Feel Good,” and true to this, the products offered by Real Food can help you make sure that your family only consumes the healthiest items in the market. If you visit the website, you will also find several recipes you can try out!

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    What they offer: Real Food’s products include organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef and pork, vegan and gluten-free items, and whole grains, among others. Most of the products you’ll find at Real Food are sourced from local farmers, cooperatives, and social enterprises.

    How to order: Go to the Real Food website. Log in or sign up to create your own account. Look through the catalog and select the products you want to get, then place an order. In terms of delivery, there are two options you may choose from. The free Sunday delivery service is available for customers in Alabang, Makati, Bonifacio Global City, Pasig, and Ortigas, for a minimum purchase of Php1,000. Cut-off time for orders is every Saturday, at 6 p.m., and you may pay via bank deposit through BDO or BPI.

    Meanwhile, for the any-day delivery service, if you are within Metro Manila, your order will be delivered via Grab. The Grab service fee will be added to your total bill. If you are outside Metro Manila, your order will be delivered via LBC delivery. The LBC delivery fee will be added to your total bill. You can either pay upon delivery or via bank deposit through BDO or BPI.

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    Finally, you may also try visiting Real Food’s store at the Molito Lifestyle Mall in Muntinlupa City.

    Rare Food Shop

    About Rare Food Shop: Since 2012, Metro Manila-based Rare Food Shop has been supplying imported meats to different hotels and restaurants. It is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (for Metro Manila and Calabarzon) and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays to Thursdays (for areas outside of Metro Manila and Calabarzon).

    What they offer: Aside from a variety of meat options, it also offers seafood and poultry options, as well as other products like foie gras and caviar. Rare Food Shop also caters to bulk orders and can even prepare specific cuts and sizes, according to your preference.

    How to order: Go to the Rare Food Shop website. Log in or sign up to create an account. Go through the catalog and select the products you want to get, then place your order. Rare Food Shop delivers nationwide. For clients in Metro Manila and Calabarzon, they can deliver within the same day, but for clients outside those areas, expect your order to arrive within one to three days, depending on where you are.

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    Fishmongers Daily Catch

    About Fishmongers Daily Catch: This services takes pride as the first online grocery in the country to offer and deliver 100 percent fresh and high-quality seafood direct to your home. The fish and seafood products they offer are caught in their natural environment, guaranteeing that they are all-natural. Finally, by purchasing their products, you get to support local fishermen through the “Fishermen are Friends” program.

    What they offer: You can get whatever fish or seafood you want from Fishmongers Daily Catch. Also part of the catalog are shellfish and frozen seafood, and even all-natural fishballs!

    How to order: Go to the Fishmongers Daily Catch website. Log in or sign up for your own account. Look through the catalog and select the products you want to get, then place your order. You may also try contacting them via landline at (02) 501-2149 via mobile at (0956) 132-1093 or (0928) 893-7893. You can expect your orders fresh, cleaned, and gutted!

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    Farms to Families

    About Farms to Families: This online store focuses on providing food products that are all-natural and locally sourced, so you can guarantee that they are healthy for your family to eat. So if you want to encourage your kids to eat healthier, here is a great place to get your grocery shopping done!

    What they offer: Farms to Families offers organic fruits and veggies, including salad greens, broccoli, cucumbers, and squash. It also offers different kinds of meat, such as tenderloins, pata, chicken, and duck, as well as free-range chicken eggs.

    How to order: Visit the Farms to Families official Instagram page, then send a direct message to place your orders. They deliver anywhere in Metro Manila via Lalamove, with a delivery fee.

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    Homegrown Organics

    About Homegrown Organics: This online store is a haven for everyone who enjoys not just delectable vegetables, but also different kinds of fresh fruits. The produce they offer are grown pesticide-free, ensuring that every single one is fresh and delicious.

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    What they offer: They have vegetables such as broccoli, okra, carrots, and tomatoes, as well as fruits including lemons, mangoes, santol, star apple, and bananas. Other products you will find here are small plants and even superfood crops like kale.

    How to order: Go to the Homegrown Organics website. Review the catalog and select the products you want to get, then place your order. You may pay via cash on delivery or via bank transfer. There is no minimum amount of purchase required, but if your delivery costs Php500 or above, delivery is free! Homegrown Organics delivers to the following areas: Alabang, Antipolo, Bulacan, Bonifacio Global City, Cainta, Caloocan, Fairview, Katipunan, Las Piñas, Libis, Makati, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Pasay, Parañaque, Pasig, Pateros, Quezon City, San Juan, Sucat, Taguig, Taytay, and Tondo. You can expect your delivery to arrive within two to three days.

    Lococo

    About Lococo: Perfect for those embracing a natural lifestyle, Lococo aims to bring together an array of products that are non-toxic, healthy, and ethically produced. As their website reads, Lococo has partnered with brands that “make sure their ingredients and practices are safe in the long term, don’t harm the environment and give back to the community.”

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    What they offer: Aside from food and beverage products, you will also be able to purchase household items, personal care items, baby care items, and even the supplies you need to take care of your pets. They even have a tab on their website dedicated to cute and creative gift ideas!

    How to order: Go to the Lococo website. Log in or sign up for your own account. Look through the catalog and select the products you want to get, then place your order. You may pay via cash on delivery, bank deposit, PayPal, Visa, or MasterCard. Once you've placed an order, you will receive a confirmation containing your order’s tracking number via email. Lococo delivers anywhere in the country, and shipping fees depend on where you are. You may choose from standard delivery (one to two days within Metro Manila or two to 10 days in provincial areas) or same-day delivery.

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