No need to worry about buying food during the quarantine period with these mobile food trucks around the city!
Image: Bacolod City PIO Facebook Page
In hopes of making Bacolodnons’ lives a little easier during the quarantine, the city government launched a project called “Sari-Sari Store on Wheels” which features mobile food markets. Sari-sari means various or sundry in Filipino, and wherever neighborhood you go to in the Philippines, you can always spot a store that sells a variety of items.
This project was created for communities with limited access to wet markets, grocery stores, and meat shops since the city has been placed under enhanced community quarantine. Small and big local companies have partnered with the local government as well, resulting in more mobile stores on the streets and villages. You can see the selected locations and time for these mobile food markets by reading the list below!
1. Breadbites’ Hot Bread on Wheels
Location:Purok Magsugay, Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City
Operating hours:6:00 AM to 10:00 AM; 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Your cravings for hot Spanish pandesal won’t be canceled during the quarantine.
Image: BreadBite Bakeshop Facebook Page
Breadbite Bakeshop, the bakery along La Salle Avenue known for its famous hot Spanish bread, has partnered with the city government to bring fresh bread to Bacolod residents. Breadbite is the first bakery in the city that conceptualized selling baked goods on wheels back in 2014.
Your grocery needs can be found in this truck in selected locations in the city.
Image: Metro Hypermart Facebook Page
You can find basic grocery goods like canned food, instant noodles, spices, and more at Metro Hypermart’s rolling stores stationed in various locations in the city. The trips are scheduled in various barangays in the city, and the store announces the schedule in its Facebook page. They also deliver.
3. Madam’s Bakeshop and Sari-Sari Store on Wheels
Location and Schedule:
Green Plains Subdivision: 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
City Heights Basketball Court: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Taculing Road/Golden River: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Providencia Subdivision, Alijis: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Madam’s ube cream cheese pandesal is the locals’ popular choice!
Image: Madam's Bakeshop Facebook Page
Madam’s Bakeshop will serve fresh buns and coffee to the residents in different barangays. As one of the seven food markets, the bakery on wheels will also sell frozen food from Mekeni, dressed chicken, and local produce such as vegetables and fruits. And just like local sari-sari stores, they also have dry goods in their cart.
4. Chinggayan on Wheels
Location:Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City
In front of Barangay Hall: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Puentevella Subdivision: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinggayan is a food truck that cooked and served Filipino cuisine.
Image: Bacolod City PIO Facebook Page
Chinggayan on Wheels is the first mobile store partner of the city government. It is stationed in Barangay Taculing, and residents in the area can easily purchase basic and non-essential food items sold in the mobile store every day.
The country’s favorite roasted chicken is in the neighborhood!
Image: Chooks-to-Go Bacolod Facebook Page
Bounty Fresh visits various locations and serve fresh frozen products and Chooks-to-Go roasted chicken to residents. As a nod to the restrictions of the quarantine, Bounty Argo Venture Inc. (BAVI) changed the name “Chooks-to-Go” to “Chooks-on-the-Go.” This also shows its collaboration with barangays who aim to serve fresh chicken products to the homeowners.
6. Fruits On-Wheels
Barangay Bata (near Mormon’s Church)
Barangay Banago (puno)
Barangay Mandalagan (Bangga Subay)
Boost your immune system with fruits from these wheels.
Images: Jhong Javier
Through Fruits On-Wheels, local fruits such as bananas, watermelons, oranges, and apples will be accessible to people in selected barangays in the city. This food cart is organized by the Food Security Committee and the Bacolod Business Development and Promotions Center (BBDPC) - Investment Promotions Unit.
Looking for salmon, squid, and crab? You can find them in this yellow food truck!
Image: Bolante 034 Facebook Page
Bacolodnons can also access fresh food products without going to the market. Residents can buy fresh seafood, poultry, and vegetables in the yellow food truck. Bolante 034, the merchant behind the service, also takes orders and delivers. Updates on item availability and schedules are posted on their Facebook page.
With the help of these mobile stores, residents can ride out the COVID-19 pandemic with a little convenience and ease. If you find these mobile food trucks in your neighborhood, don’t forget to wear your masks and remember to practice proper social distancing when purchasing.
About Shanice Reyes
Shanice Reyes writes to buy herself good coffee and bike parts. When she's not writing, you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her dogs and tarantulas. Though she has an irrational fear of heights, she'd love to try sky-diving one day.
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