Araneta City Opens More Stores!

Craving for delicious treats or planning a home improvement project? Good news! Araneta City now has many stores open to provide your essential needs!

Various dining options are available in Araneta City for the foodies out there. For Filipino favorites, head on over to Max’s Restaurant and Cafe Adriatico in Gateway Mall or Barrio Fiesta in Ali. For international flavors, there’s Taco Bell in Cyberpark 1, Pizza Hut in Cyberpark 2, Tokyo Tokyo in Ali Mall, and Sachi and Gloria Maris in Gateway Mall. Dairy Queen is also open to satisfy your sweet tooth. But if fast food is more your style, Popeye’s in Ali Mall and McDonald’s in the New Frontier Theater Arcade are also serving some well-loved fares.

Beat the summer heat with refreshing drinks from Starbucks Coffee, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and Macao Imperial Tea are open in Gateway Mall. Tim Hortons in New Frontier Theater Arcade is also ready to fulfill your craving for coffee and some delectable snacks.

If you’re itching to start some home improvement projects and repairs while quarantining at home, Handyman in Ali Mall is open, as well as Japan Home Center and Daiso Japan in Farmers Plaza. For those with a green thumb, Farmers Garden is also stocked with supplies for your gardening needs.

Malls within Araneta City are expected to resume normal business operations by June 1, but other essential services such as groceries, money remittance services, banks, and wet markets continue to operate to serve their customers.

“We are eager to welcome people here in Araneta City,” Antonio Mardo, Senior Vice President for Operations of Araneta City said. “More and more stores are now open to provide essential items and services. We have also put in place measures that are in line with the government’s guidelines to make sure that our customers’ health and safety are prioritized.”

To ensure the health and safety of customers and employees, all dining establishments provide take-out and/or delivery services and implement strict hygiene measures. contactless payment methods are likewise encouraged to limit physical interactions. Social distancing directives and disinfection procedures are also implemented in Araneta City in accordance with the government’s regulations.

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Medicine Delivery via Mediscount Pharmacy

We ran out of Vitamin C stock at home last week, so I tried ordering at Mediscount Pharmacy. That time, the only Vitamin C brand they had was Selvon Cee SR®, a sustained-release tablet equivalent to 1,000 mg of Vitamin C.

Selvon Cee SR®, Php7.75 per tablet

I also inquired if they carry the brand of cholesterol-lowering drug that I’m taking. They didn’t have it, but they offered an alternative to it which was approved by my cardiologist.

How to order at Mediscount Pharmacy:
• Send your order through this Viber number: 0917-310-8484. Look for Marla.
• Include your name, complete delivery address and PWD or Senior IDs if applicable.
• Deposit or transfer your payment online to Mediscount’s BDO account and viber bank confirmation as proof of payment.
• Cash on delivery and credit card payments upon delivery of the items are also accepted.
• Buyer shoulders delivery fee.
• Another way to order medicines from Mediscount Pharmacy if by filling up their online order form HERE. You can also call this number to order: 8708-5400.

Since we don’t intend to go out due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we really appreciate the medicine delivery service being offered by Mediscount Parmacy. They offer next-day delivery with no minimum order required. Mediscount Pharmacy is open for delivery transactions from Mondays to Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. They also offer medicine delivery outside Metro Manila through LBC (pick-up at the branch only).

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Online Grocery Shopping at LazMart During ECQ

Since the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was imposed in NCR last March 16, I haven’t really been out of our condo unit to buy the things we need at home. We totally rely on deliveries for our supply of groceries, fresh meat, fruits and vegetables, and even medicines. I have only tried two online grocery stores so far. First was Metromart and second was LazMart. It was hard to secure a delivery slot at Metromart. It took me several days of trying before I had a successful transaction. Unfortunately for me, I wasn’t able to use Metromart’s mobile app again because the app’s update isn’t available yet on my mobile phone. Upon the recommendation of a fellow Pisay mom, I tried LazMart’s online grocery service, and just last Friday, we got our 6th delivery from them.

No need to secure a date for delivery – Unlike Metromart, LazMart doesn’t require you to secure a delivery date to successfully complete one transaction. There was always no available delivery date at Metromart. It took me almost a week of trying at Metromart before I was able to check out my purchases. On the other hand, every transaction I did at LazMart has been successful in one go.
Gives estimated dates of delivery – LazMart gives dates when customers can expect delivery of their orders. In my case, most of my orders came earlier than the dates LazMart provided. Our latest LazMart package arrived 11 days before the earliest estimated date of delivery.
Accepts different modes of payment – Debit and credit cards are accepted, as well as cash on delivery (COD). There are times, though, like now that we’re on ECQ, that the COD option is suspended.
• Easy tracking of orders – Once you successfully check out your orders, you will receive an email telling you that LazMart has already received your order. You will also receive a text message to inform you when delivery is on its way.
Well-packed items – LazMart boxes are properly sealed and labeled, and the items inside are well-stacked and well-packed. Bottled items are covered with bubble wrap to prevent breakage during transit.

Our recent orders from LazMart

Limited stocks only – Like most online groceries this time of ECQ, not all the items you need or want are available at LazMart. You’re lucky if you’re able to snag home essentials, like iodized salt and bleach, for example. I wasn’t able to buy those items in all my six transactions with them as they are always sold out. I guess it’s quite understandable given the high demand for those items from customers these ECQ days.
Constantly changing delivery fees – LazMart’s delivery fee keeps changing. Initially, they offered free delivery for a minimum total purchase of Php2,500. Later on, they charged Php150 delivery fee, and just recently, they changed it to Php250. As a customer who keeps coming back, I feel it’s quite unfair to do this without even explaining why. LazMart should stick to their free delivery offer to keep their existing customers happy and to entice more people to try LazMart, too.

Because the pros outweigh the cons, I will still continue ordering from LazMart even after the ECQ is lifted. Have you tried LazMart as well?

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My Pleasant Experience with Vegetable Delivery

I have already tried three vegetable delivery services while on enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). I have ordered from Oh My Gulay, Session Groceries and just recently from Vegetable Delivery. My experiences with Oh My Gulay and Session Groceries were both okay, but I still wanted to try other vegetable delivery services to find the one that’s most convenient for me. Vegetable Delivery was my most recent find in Facebook. What got me to try it was the fact that they’re near our place, so I assumed it won’t take days before they could deliver my orders, and I was right. So I had my first order from them last Tuesday, and I was quite happy I found them.

Here are the reasons why I’m a satisfied customer of Vegetable Delivery:
They offer next-day delivery. If you send in your orders now, you will get them the next day. This makes it easier for you to plan your menu for the week because you don’t have to wait long to get your delivery of fruits and vegetables.
Vegetables and fruits are all fresh. The fruits and vegetables they delivered to us were all fresh. Just the sight of those plump tomatoes and long, slender eggplants were enough to make my day. Vegetable Delivery get their supplies directly from Baguio.
They sell other items, too. Aside from fresh fruits and vegetables, you can also get other home staples from them like eggs, brown sugar and corn starch among others. They even sell fresh fish and meat.
They accept COD and BPI deposit. Customers have two options to pay: cash on delivery or through BPI deposit. In my case, I chose to deposit to their BPI account the total amount I bought from them plus the delivery fee.
Seller is accommodating. I requested that my fish orders be cleaned and cut, and the seller granted my request. Further, the seller would ask you to pay only after you’ve personally checked that your order is complete. Since my mode of payment was through BPI deposit, my orders were delivered prior to payment. In all the vegetable delivery services I’ve availed during ECQ, Vegetable Delivery is only seller that didn’t ask for payment first before delivery. How cool is that?

Vegetable Delivery was conceived last March to provide delivery services for people who do not want to leave their homes during ECQ. Vegetable Delivery is a brainchild of Ms. Carla Camile Ramos, a full-time accountant in a shared-service company. Her family is a vegetable wholesaler with stalls in Pasig Mega Market.

For inquiries and orders, send a message to Vegetable Delivery’s Facebook page or text/call them at this number: 0919-000-6318. Vegetable Delivery has recently changed their FB name to E-Market.

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Get Your Fresh Supply of Meat and More from Fresh Options Meatshop

Ever since the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was imposed in NCR, we have been relying on delivery services for our supply of groceries, meat, fruits and vegetables. For more than a month now, we have been ordering fresh meat from Fresh Options Meatshop (Fresh Options) Annapolis branch. I have come to know about Fresh Options through Facebook. We have ordered from Fresh Options three times already since the start of ECQ, and we have been satisfied with their service so far. First, they offer a wide range of products. Second, delivery is free. Lastly, their staff are polite and accommodating.

Aside from fresh chicken, pork, beef, they also sell packed Daing na Bangus and Cream Dory Fillet plus hotdog and chicken siomai. They also offer ready-to-heat Pinoy ulam. Their Ulam Mismo series includes Beef Caldereta, Kare-Kare, Dinuguan, Bopis, Binagoongan, Bicol Express, Bistek Tagalog, Pork Humba, Adobo sa Gata, Beef Mechado, Pochero, Picadillo, Pares and Sisig.

If you’re craving for crispy fried dishes, then you should try their Crispinoy products (Crispy Pata and Crispy Pork Panga). They also have marinated meat products called Merrynades if you’re in the mood for some barbecue. Longing for pasta? Their Chef Series pasta dishes will surely sate your appetite.

Fresh pork shoulder ribs

The contact number for Fresh Options Annapolis branch is 0998-988-9584. A special shoutout goes to Precie who takes my weekly orders and to Adrian who delivers them. Visit their FB page to know more about their products and promos.

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