Since the government implemented the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), people have started to panic buy in fear of running out of supplies. The ECQ has caused most supermarkets and groceries to close down temporarily, making the public worry about where to buy their basic necessities for the coming days ahead.
However, there is no need to panic, because there’s a convenient alternative: online grocery shopping! That’s right, you can do your grocery shopping without leaving the safety of your home. Online groceries in Batangas may not be as numerous as those in the metro, but they do exist. If you are in need of cold cuts, canned goods, or household items, check out this list of five online groceries in Batangas!
Nothing says “Batangas” more than the words “Ala eh!”
Image: AlaEh Online Grocery Facebook Page
Here’s a very Batangueno online grocery store! AlaEh Online Grocery has all your basic needs and more, from cooking essentials, baby items, home remedies, to even wine. To order groceries, just visit their website, sign up for an account, and browse through their shop afterwards. Payments can be sent through PayPal, BDO, MetroBank, GCash, Palawan Express, and LBC Express. AlaEh delivers to various areas in Batangas including Balayan, Calacan, Calatagan, Lemery, Lian, Nasugbu, Taal, and Tuy. For more details, you may contact them via SMS 0917-831-5652 or 0908-231-5652.
Tommy and Doyet Trading follows the next-day delivery protocol as well.
Image: TD Online Facebook Page
At Tommy and Doyet Trading, you can find a wide selection of grocery items such as condiments, seasonings, sauces, canned goods, noodles, baking items, pasta, eggs, and many more. Simply send them a message on Facebook to get the list of items and its prices. Note that the online grocery charges delivery fees depending on your area in Batangas, and a minimum order of PHP1,000 is required. Placement of orders will start at 6:00 AM, and only the first 25 customers will be accommodated to regulate supplies.
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For fresh produce straight from farmers, check out Chef Jose Mobile Store.
Image: Chef Joe Store Facebook Page
Chef Jose Mobile Store provides fresh products including chicken, meat, eggs, fish, fruits, vegetables, and other produce. For reservations, you may contact them via SMS 0917-514-5790. Chef Jose also has delivery partners in specific places in Batangas, namely My Princess in Bauan and Taal; Norming’s Store in Batangas City; Rens On in Lipa CIty; and Ala Eh Express which delivers anywhere in Batangas. The mobile store doesn’t only offer online grocery services, but also grocery on wheels! “KADIWA on Wheels” started rolling out last March 27 in Lipa City. For updates, visit their Facebook page.
Online shopping store Lazada has a grocery hub called LazMart which continues to deliver basic necessities to your doorstep. Groceries including canned goods, water bottles, baby diapers, condiments, disinfectant sprays, and many more are available on LazMart’s website page. The online grocery hub delivers products to specific places in Batangas namely Batangas City, Ibaan, Malvar City, Santo Tomas, and Tanauan. They also follow a next-day delivery protocol.
You can find discounted products on Landers online!
Images: Landers PH Facebook Page
Since the ECQ now covers the entire Luzon, some online grocery hubs expanded their delivery services outside Metro Manila. One such hub is Landers, a superstore that also offers an online delivery option. All you have to do is create an account on their website. But if you already have an account, just log in to shop. Add all your needs to your cart, select your location, and then check out. Next, enter your delivery address and choose a delivery time slot. Lastly, choose your payment order and then place your order. Note that only credit card payments are accepted for membership card purchases, and cash-on-delivery is available for grocery purchases up to PhP5,000. Landers delivers to Santo Tomas, Batangas.
Online grocery may be a safer option, but also remember that this puts delivery drivers at risk. So remember to only shop when you really need it, and observe safety precautions such as washing of hands and wearing protective gear if you must. Stay safe!
About Antonette Louise Guiao
Antonette is a writer, a night owl, an extrovert, and a BTS ARMY. Her spare time is consumed by drawing digital vector art, sleeping, binge-watching Netflix series, and learning how to cook. An adventurer by heart, she aspires to travel the world with her family, try extreme outdoor activities, and taste all sorts of food in different countries.
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