Food is life. If you’re frugal by nature, then you’re definitely going to be interested in getting the best deals on food. Therefore, we’ve decided to evaluate the top food apps in the Philippines in 2019 and also give you some tips on how to get the most value out of each of them.
Anyone who’s been to the Philippines knows how much Filipinos love to eat – it’s a massive part of our culture. But the cost of our obsession can easily add up.
There are several ways to enjoy food without spending too much. Here are some of the top food apps that offer reward programs and great deals.
In the Philippines, FoodPanda has been around for a while now. You can order food from various restaurants near your area through a mobile app. One of the best things is that the service provides a highly competitive delivery fee at just 49 PHP.
Top FoodPanda tip:
Did you know that FoodPanda offers credit card transactions? It’s very convenient and you can use other options, too, including Cash on Delivery.
If you’re the type of person who wants to eat cheap and grab the best discounts, Metrodeal is definitely an app you need on your smartphone. Through Metrodeal, you can sometimes score as much as 90% off dining.
It offers a plethora of dining selections – from restaurants to buffets (all at much lower than normal prices). All you need to do is browse their catalogue of deals, order a voucher or discount coupon, and enjoy dining with great discounts.
Top Metrodeal tip:
Metrodeal offers a wide selection of vouchers, but make sure you have read all the terms and conditions – some vouchers may only have a limited validity period.
Just like FoodPanda, Zomato is an international food delivery app. Established in 2008, this restaurant search service gives information and reviews of various restaurants, including menu images and price comparisons.
You can search for a specific menu or food item, and Zomato will give you choices of restaurants offering that particular cuisine or dish. You can also filter depending on the customer reviews, prices, location, and closing time, among others.
Top Zomato tip:
Always read customer reviews when checking out restaurants to try. Customer recommendations are a great way to uncover hidden gems near you. Zomato also offers a membership service which gives you access to a plethora of deals and discounts – if you eat out a lot, it might be worth signing up.
Honestbee is not like other food delivery apps. You don’t just order pre-prepared food here. Instead, you have the option of ordering the raw ingredients and having them delivered to your door for you to do the cooking. The food app allows you to select items commonly seen in grocery stores and the market.
If you’re not in the mood to cook, like other apps, Honestbee still offers delivery from different restaurants. It even provides a parcel delivery service for its B2B clients.
Now known as Asia’s fastest growing food delivery system, you can order online from thousands of supermarkets, restaurants, and specialty stores, which are hand-picked to ensure freshness and quality.
Top Honestbee tip:
Download the app now and enjoy as much as 500 PHP discount on your first order, as long as it’s not less than 2,500 PHP!
BigDish is for frugal shoppers and diners. It’s a new app that offers deals and discounts from numerous restaurants and stores. With BigDish, you can get discounts at any hour of the day, using minimal effort. You just need to download the mobile app, which is available for both iOS and Android users. You can select any restaurant and make a reservation (with great deals of course)!
Top BigDish tip:
Enjoy 50% off at a superb restaurant in Manila by just downloading the app. Search for a restaurant, choose a time and discount and enter reservation details to confirm. Upon arriving at the restaurant, present the coupon sent via SMS and enjoy the discount!
Due to the nerve-wracking traffic and chaotic restaurant scenes, especially during the weekends, dining out can be a hassle. Now, GrabFood offers food delivery right at your doorstep. On its beta version, you can download GrabFood and have your craving satisfied – albeit with a minimal delivery fee.
Top GrabFood tip:
As of this moment, GrabFood is available only to residents of Makati, BGC, Ortigas, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Quezon City, Pasay, and Manila. If you work or live in these areas we’d highly recommend giving it a try.
7. Let’s Eat Pare!
Let’s Eat Pare!, a food delivery app available to iOS and Android users, started on Facebook. It all began when a group of people built a Facebook group with over 100,000 members. They put up the app where you can look at various restaurant offerings, complete with their menus and photos of food.
Top Let’s Eat Pare! tip:
There are also food reviews, which can help customers decide where to dine and what new restaurants to check out. It also offers special discounts and great deals.
Manila has a huge selection of various restaurants and cafés. With Booky, a new food app, you can select from more than 10,000 restaurants in the metropolis, including other provinces such as Tagaytay and Baguio. The app offers restaurant selections and food places to try. Menus and photos are also included, to make choosing easier and faster. Just by signing up, you could score yourself a coupon for free food or drink.
Top Booky tip:
Download the app and enjoy many freebies and discounts.
What are you waiting for? If you’re feeling a little lazy today but want to reward your taste buds, try downloading these food delivery apps.
If you have suggestions of other food apps we haven’t mentioned, share them in the comments section below.