MOVEMENT restrictions in Metro Manila may be loosening but as the pandemic continues, it will still be quite some time before dining in restaurants will be allowed again because of the threat of infection. But that doesn’t mean cravings can’t be satisfied as many restaurants are offering delivery and pick-up services for their specialties. The Podium Mall in Mandaluyong City has launched its own to-go delivery service for some of its restaurants so customers can still order their favorite dishes.

The mall created a restaurant guide that is available on its website and social media channels. Customers can check it out, then call the restaurant of their choice to place their order and meal requirements. The purchase can be paid for in cash or via cashless payment systems agreed upon by the customer and restaurant. The deliveries will be made by the Podium’s partner courier service, Fastrack. Delivery fees depend on the customer’s location.

Several of the restaurants are also delivering via GrabFood, FoodPanda, and LalaFood. The restaurants can also handle pick-up or curbside deliveries.

Among the Podium restaurants that are open are Filipino restaurants Manam and Lola Cafe; Italian restaurants La Vita Ristorante Italiano, Motorino, and Salvatore Cuomo Café; Asian restaurants Marugame Udon, New Bombay, Paradise Dynasty, and Shi Lin; Mediterranean restaurants Cafe Mediterranean and Cyma. Also available for delivery are Michelin-starred Putien restaurant and the famous Wolfgang’s Steakhouse. — ZBC