Businesses with delivery services thrive during quarantine period

Updated: Apr 5, 2020


Taken at Fuente Osmeña rotunda a day before Cebu City was placed on enhanced community quarantine because of the rising coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases. (Ventures Cebu Photo)

(UPDATED) For one month beginning 12 p.m. of March 28, 2020, Cebu City is under an enhanced community quarantine in a bid to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.


Beginning 12 a.m. of March 30, the entire Cebu province also went on lockdown. Borders with Cebu City are now closed and only healthcare workers and personnel delivering essential products or performing essential services will be allowed to get past the checkpoints. All others are mandated to stay at home.


Supermarkets, groceries, pharmacies and other businesses that sell necessities remain open, but the suspension of public transportation systems makes it hard to move around.


This has led to a surge in demand for delivery services and the business community, including the mom-and-pop and micro enterprises, was quick to respond. In the time of the novel coronavirus, these are some of businesses that are likely to survive the public health crisis.


We have narrowed down the list to stores that continue to offer delivery services despite the travel restrictions during the quarantine period.

MEAT PRODUCTS


The Pork Shop

(@theporkshopbyvirginiafarmsinc on Facebook)

This is the retail brand of Virginia Farms, Inc.


It sells fresh chilled pork cuts, ready-to-cook processed pork products, poultry products and other farm produce from Asturias Farms. Its products may be viewed here.


There are currently 44 The Pork Shop outlets across Cebu province. Since the novel coronavirus outbreak, store hours have been adjusted to 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with no noon break, except in the ParkMall branch which is closed.


For delivery, call: 09310363964 (Sun), 09617732024 (Smart), 09455860674 (Gobe).


The Pork Shop requires a minimum order worth P2,000, with a P50 delivery charge. For a P5,000 minimum purchase, delivery is free.



Belcris Foods, Inc.

(@belcrisfoods on Facebook)


Belcris is another homegrown food manufacturing company that supplies frozen processed meat products to hotels, resorts, and restaurants in Cebu and neighboring provinces.


Its products include bacon, frankfurter, cream dory, Italian garlic sausage, squid tube, ngohiong, beef tapa, chicken tocino, cheese krainer, pepperoni, pork ham, pork tocino, Hungarian sausage and corned beef.


For orders, call 0933-8289247 or 032-238 8899 or visit their website.

FISH


Benz Distribution

(@benz distribution on Facebook)

Benz is the authorized distributor of Monde Nissin and Sarangani Bay products in the Visayas.


Aside from the frozen bangus and other Sarangani Bay products, Benz also distributes Lucky Me noodles, Fita biscuits, Sky Flakes crackers, Nissin stick wafer, Dutch Mill drinks, and other Monde Nissin products.


It offers free delivery for a minimum order within Cebu City. Call 0916-5059729 or 0923-1488808.




VEGETABLES


The Gentle Farm

(@thegentlefarm on Facebook)


The Gentle Farm is an organic or biodynamic farm in Barangay Mabini, Cebu City. Harvest is every Friday.


Among its produce are: calamansi, romaine lettuce, cilantro, kale, arugula, dahon sibuyas, avocado, carabao mango, Thai coconut, pineapple, cherry tomatoes, papaya, red chili pepper, white radish, basil, mint, guyabano, okra, camote, aloe vera, and herbs.



For inquiries, send a message to their FB and Instagram @thegentlefarm or call 0922-8884350. Delivery is through Lalamove.

Ecogarden

(@ecogardencebu on Facebook)

Ecogarden delivers freshly picked vegetables through Lalamove. Because of the surge in demand for their products and delivery services, deliveries are scheduled depending on the harvest, usually 3 to 4 times a week.


They require a minimum order of 1 kilogram. Some of its products are: Japanese cucumber - P50/kilo; local cucumber - P35/kilo; sayote - P35/kilo; and iceberg lettuce - P75/kilo.



A discount is given for orders of at least 5 kilos. Their contact numbers are 0943-4375455 and 0917-5577383.



Veggie tah Bai

(@veggietahbai)


Orders for a minimum of P1,500 and a minimum of 1/2 kilo per product may be placed beginning March 31, 2020 Tuesday.


Orders will be processed on a first come, first served basis and scheduled in the next few days.


The vegetables are delivered, for a fixed fee of P125, between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, within Cebu City only. Payment options are cash on delivery and Gcash.



For deliveries outside Cebu City, customers may book Lalamove or Grab. Or customers may pick them up in designated areas in Talamban in the north and Inayawan in the south. Pick-up days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Call or text them at 0917-1466228 or message them on FB.



Kumpra

(@KumpraCebu)

Based in Carbon Market, Kumpra offers to deliver vegetables, fruits and rice, among others, at "merkado prices". To order, go to their FB page, @KumpraCebu, check out their price list which can be found in one of their photo albums, message them to get the link to their order form, fill it up and submit, and wait for three to four days.


Minimum order is P500 plus delivery fee of at least P149 in Cebu City. The fee is adjusted based on your location. Deliveries are made between 8 am and 6 pm from Monday to Saturday in Cebu City, Monday and Thursday in Talisay City, and Tuesday in Mandaue. Deliveries in Lapu-Lapu City are done only through Lalamove. You may also choose to book through Lalamove even if you are in Cebu, Talisay and Mandaue. Payment options are online fund transfer through BPI, GCash and cash on delivery.



MILK


Cebu Dairy Fresh

(@CebuDairyFresh)

This is the milk brand of the Cebu Federation of Dairy Cooperatives (CEFEDCO).


The federation provides 100% pure dairy products right at your doorstep. For orders and inquiries, message or call them at 032-2543261.



GROCERY ITEMS


Cebu Online Grocery Services

(@cebuonlinegroceryservices)

With the closure of Cebu City's borders, they could not accept orders from outside Cebu City. But they are securing quarantine passes to remedy this.


Here's how it works: send them a message through their FB page; write down your complete name, mobile phone number, delivery address, time and date of delivery, and a list of items to buy. For now, they can only shop at the SM Seaside supermarket.

On-the-day delivery entails an extra charge. Cash on delivery option available. For order worth P2,500 and below, they will charge a fixed delivery fee of P250. For orders worth P2,501 and above, the delivery fee will be equivalent to 10% of the total amount of goods.



Grocers Nearby

(@GrocersNearby on Facebook)

Give them a list and they will also shop for you. But because Cebu City's borders with the rest of Cebu province are closed, they could not deliver to Cebu City temporarily. Their cash-on-delivery services are available only in Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City and Cordova for the duration of the quarantine period.


They collect a minimal delivery charge of P99. For your orders, refer to the products available on their website.




Green Shelf Cebu

(@greenshelfcebu on Facebook)

Its store at the Banilad Town Centre is closed but it provides delivery services. Its products include various household items, food, drinks and other grocery items.


Orders may be placed through their Facebook or Instagram (@greenshelfcebu) or call them at 0917-1826782. Delivery services will be available until supplies last. Delivery time is from 12 noon to 2 p.m. while orders will be taken from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. only.



GHY Trading Solution, Inc.

(@ghytradingsol)

For a minimum order of P3,000, they will deliver for free in the following areas: Opao, Subangdaku, Tipolo, Maguikay, Centro, Casuntingan, Cabancalan in Mandaue City; and Banilad, Mabolo, Kasambagan, Apas, Lahug, Kamputhaw, Ayala, Guadalupe, Banawa and Labangon in Cebu City.


Payment options are cash on delivery or online fund transfer. Allow at least 3 days after placing the order. The products that they deliver may be viewed here.

Send them a direct message or call/text these numbers: 0927-7742306, 032-3839165. Indicate your full name, address and contact details.



SNACKS/BAKED GOODIES

Crema Homegrown Recipes

(@cremalove on Facebook)

Crema is a homegrown bakeshop that sells cakes, cookies, Filipino desserts, bread, pies and pastries, among others.

For orders, call 032-4174945 or 0922-8884350 or message them at @cremalove. But you have to order at least two days before your preferred delivery date.





BAM Pies

(@BAMdelights on Facebook)

BAM Pies is a bakery in Talisay City.


It has partnered with Lalamove to deliver to your homes its buko pie (classic and special), egg custard pie and pineapple pie (regular and special). Special pies are topped with streusel to add crunch to every bite.


To order, message them through their Facebook, @BAMdelights. There is no minimum order.




Kits Kitchenn

(@kitskitchenn)

They make baked goodies that are guilt-free by using whole ingredients. They have a store in the Ayala Malls Central Bloc in Cebu IT Park but it’s closed because of the enhanced community quarantine.


To continue serving their customers, they have partnered with Lalamove to be able to bring their baked goodies to their customers.


Cut off for Lalamove deliveries is 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Saturday.


Just shoot them a direct message or call/text 0917-3209079. As of March 30, they had macapuno carrot cakes on hand, available in slices as well.



Inglorious Cookies

(@ingloriouscookies)

They have a store at Ayala Malls Central Bloc in Cebu IT Park, selling oatmeal cookies, nutella bomb and other cookies.


They have also partnered with Lalamove to deliver in Mandaue City only. Delivery bookings start at 1 p.m and give them a lead time of at least one day.


Send them a message on FB with your name, address, contact number. Or call/text 0917-3289715. Payment options are COD, online fund transfer or Gcash.




J&J’s Superfoods Cebu

(@JJsSuperfoodsCebu)


They will help you source high-quality, 100% organic superfoods. Their products include low-carb snacks, baked goodies and food.


During the quarantine period, delivery is available through Lalamove for customers in Cebu City, Lapu-lapu City, Mandaue, Talisay, Minglanilla, Consolocion and Liloan.


They have a cut-off time for orders so check out their FB before calling or sending them an email. Call/text them at 0915-3274806 or email them at jjsuperfoods@gmail.com



Halva Kingdom

(@halvakingdomph)

For sweet vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free dessert, choose from almost 20 flavors available at Halva Kingdom, among which are Whiskey Halva, Nutella Halva, Choco Chip Lemon Halva, Coffee Halva, and Pistachio Halva. Each is perfect with tea or coffee, or with crumbled ice cream.


They have sugar-free desserts, too.


They have a shop in Ayala and they also deliver within Cebu City via Lalamove or Grab for a minimum order worth P1,500.


Send them a direct message at @halvakingdomph (FB or Instagram) or call/text at 0977-8069140.




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