WHILE we’ve been ordered to stay home, going to the supermarket can feel risky, what with the long lines of panic buyers and checkout stands touched by every Tom, Dick, and Juana who may be harboring the virus that causes COVID-19. But there now are grocery delivery services available where one can order one’s necessities without having to interact with anyone in real life,except maybe the wary delivery person. Here is a list of where to get your groceries and other essentials in this time of need. Most websites, however, have posted warnings that there will be delays in delivery, due to the obvious logistical issues.

Metromart (https://www.metromart.com/) — You’ll have to sign up, or log-in via your Facebook account. After that, you’re asked to set up a delivery address. Metromart can get your essentials through Robinsons Supermarket, S&R, The Marketplace, and Shopwise. Some pharmacies like Watsons and South Star Drug are also options. One can pay using Cash on Delivery (COD), credit card, or debit card.

Lazmart (Lazada) — One follows the same procedure as a Lazada online shopping purchase, except this one does not allow the purchase of frozen and fresh food. One can pay using COD, credit card, or debit card.

Les Aunor’s (https://web.facebook.com/LesAunors/) — This butcher in Farmer’s Market still delivers meat. A list of available items can be found on their Facebook page, and deliveries are made through Grab, and payment options include cash on delivery.

Mr. Delicious (https://mrdelicious.ph/collections) — If you can hardly cook, Mr. Delicious might be your answer. The shop offers cooked premium meals (we’ve heard good things about the chili). At present, a lot of the items are out-of-stock, for obvious reasons, but some items are still available (like the chili). Payment options are through PayPal.

The Green Grocer (https://thegreengrocermanila.com/) — A cut fancier than the options above, but this one’s for organic and preservative-free food. Payments are made through COD, bank transfer, and Paypal.

Pacific Bay (www.pacificbay.com.ph) — Check out the website for frozen seafood and poultry products. Payment is accepted through cash on delivery, major credit cards, G-Cash, and Paypal. In an e-mail, they told us: “We have changed our same-day delivery cut off from 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. to ensure our staff get home safely and within the curfew period.”

Rare Food Shop (https://rarefoodshop.com/) — This little haven for prime steaks and seafood is still accepting deliveries. There are shipping fees, and, due to the community quarantine, it is limiting its deliveries within Metro Manila.

Limon Farms (https://web.facebook.com/LimonFarms/) — An eco-farm enterprise, Limon Farms offers organic meats, eggs, and vegetables. At present, it only accepts advanced orders.

Coca-Cola (cokebeverages.ph) — You can order from the trusted name via their website. These include their line of sodas, juices, and bottled water. One has to log-in first, provide delivery details. Payments are accepted via Cash on Delivery and Bank Transfer.

Old Swiss Inn in Makati has its special frozen meals, hot meals, frozen deli items, and Pinkies Farm dairy products available for pick-up or delivery (through Lalamove) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Payment for delivery is through online banking through BDO or BPI, while pick-up orders are paid through the cashier. To order call 8818-8251.

Boozy.ph (www.boozy.ph) — Well, it’s got to be 5 p.m. somewhere, and you might need spirits to lift your spirits. They will ask for your contact information and shipping address, of course. In a statement, they said: “Due to the community quarantine implementation, our new operation hours will be from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Cut-off for on-demand orders will be at 11 p.m. In addition, we are anticipating possible delays and will be lifting our 60-90 minute delivery guarantee for the meantime. Due to local ordinance, we are also temporarily disabling deliveries to Muntinlupa.” — JLG

We’ve also included a list of phone numbers for restaurants for deliveries:

Jollibee: #8-7000 (Jollibee has announced that certain stores in Luzon have closed, so please refer to its Facebook page for more information.)
McDonald’s: 8-6236
Burger King: #2-22-22
KFC: 8-887-8888
Chowking: #9-8888
Army Navy: 8-333-3131
Wendy’s: 8-533-3333
Pizza Hut: 8-911-1111
Shakey’s: 7777-7777
Yellow Cab: 8-789-9999
Greenwich: #5-55-55
Angel’s Pizza: 8-922-2222
Motorino’s Pizza: 8-810-1000
Papa John’s Pizza: 8-887-7272
Domino’s Pizza: 8-997-3030
Kenny Rogers Roasters:
Max’s: 888-7-9000
Mang Inasal: #7-3333
Bon Chon: 8-633-1818
Chooks-to-Go: 8-687-1010
Tapa King: 8888-8272
Amber: 8-884-8888
North Park: 8-737-3737
Aristocrat: 8-894-0000
Kitaro Sushi: 8-911-1115
Yoshinoya: 8-288-2888
Juju Eats: 8-820-4663
Dunkin’: 8-988-7288
Goldilocks: 8888-1999
Red Ribbon: #8-7777
Conti’s: 8-580-8888
Cara Mia: 7-745-5593