It has been less than a year since Mercato Centrale launched. I was there during the first day to experience the newest food haven at Bonifacio Global City that time. I went home with tons of food from the weekend market.
However, Mercato Centrale is far away from my place. As much as I want to go back often, it’s just a bit inconvenient for me. So when I was informed that Mercato Centrale now offers food delivery, I was ecstatic!
It’s fortunate that I was given a chance to try out Mercato Centrale Delivery. Apparently, their chosen partner is City Delivery! I actually tried it out recently and I was very pleased with the service.
As I shared in my previous post, City Delivery is a multi-restaurant delivery service covering Metro Manila, Philippines that specializes in food and beverage delivery. The delivery service promises to bring us the city’s best restaurants and more to our doorsteps. All this can be done by just a dial or click away.
Mercato Centrale joins City Delivery through their Foodie Delivery. Foodie Delivery is the delivery service for Home-Based Food Merchants. It’s actually a first in the Philippines. The idea started during the Ultimate Taste Test event organized by OAP founder Anton Diaz wherein he realized that unique food finds are home-based. In order to avail those products, we either pick it up at the seller’s house or ask our friends to buy for us. Anton’s OAP doesn’t have the means to provide delivery service so he partnered with City delivery to turn this awesome idea into reality.
With Foodie delivery, we can also enjoy home-based specialties with just a click (www.citydelivery.ph) or a call (87878) away.
Mercato Centrale is a haven for foodies as we have the best of the best home-based merchants in one marketplace. I’m really glad that they finally joined the bandwagon through City Delivery’s Foodie Delivery.
Currently, there are eight merchants from Mercato Centrale that are participating in the new Mercato Centrale Delivery. Who would have thought that this is possible? I honestly didn’t think so!
These are some of the merchants from the weekend bazaar where we can order their specialties with just a click or dial away:
- Bale Dutung – a popular food destination in Pampanga by Chef Claude Tayug. Specialties include Pan de Bagnet and Lechon Tortilla.
- Big Bob’s Charcoal Grilled Burgers – offers charcoal grilled patties stuffed with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. There are two ices available: the regular Big Bob’s burger and the Big Bob’s super special which has two 1/3 pound beef patties.
- Chuck’s Grubberie – their perfectly crisp, light better, skin-on potato wedges and various dips that help made them famous in fish and chips. Their bestseller is the original beer battered dory fish & chips but they also offer other types of fish like the red snapper, magi-mahi, and orange roughy.
- Homemade Ravioli – sells a variety of flavors of ravioli. Their specialty is the spinach cream ravioli with fresh tomato and salsa. The mild flavor of ravioli is perfectly complemented by the tomatoes and other herbs. Other flavors include roasted squash, three cheese, blue cheese & pear, salmon dill, shitake pecorino, and eggplant parmigiana.
- Manang’s Chicken – sells double deep fried crispy chicken with Manang’s secret soy garlic sauce. There are three sauces to choose from: original, mild spicy, and extra spicy sauce. You can eat the chicken with rice, macaroni salad or on its own.
- Merry Moo – homemade ice cream. They source their ingredients from local dairy farmers and they make sure that the ice cream is always fresh. Merry Moo is best known for its unique and creative ice cream flavors namely honey & pili nuts, apple cinnamon, rum and raisin, french vanilla, aztec chocolate, strawberry basil, and their bestselling flavors sea salt caramel and earl grey tea.
- Mochiko – Japanese confection made of glutinous rice flour or mochiko. They offer various flavors like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, caramel, green tea, black sesame, and their bestseller, azuki (red bean).
- Spring by Ha Yuan – Ha Yuan has been famous since 1956 because of its hearty chinese dishes. Now, they have introduced Spring by Ha Yuan which offers light-hearted, health-friendly, Asian-inspired nibbles.
The merchant assigned to me was Spring by Ha Yuan.
Ha Yuan is actually one of my childhood favorites. I always dine at Ha Yuan when I was in elementary school. I’ve been so addicted with their fresh lumpia so when I saw the package sent to me by Mercato Centrale Delivery, I was so happy!
I was given three of Spring’s bestsellers. I enjoyed eating each one of them especially my favorite, fresh lumpia.
- Fresh Amoy Lumpia (Php 60)
Eating this lumpia felt like I travelled back in time. This was the same delicious vegetable lumpia I had been eating when I was a kid. The all vegetable filling of tofu and assorted veggies made the dish so healthy. I wish they have sent me more. I guess I’ll have to include the fresh amoy lumpia from Spring the next time I call City Delivery.
- KaPao! (Php 70)
I haven’t heard of KaPao but I was glad I was able to try it out. It’s actually a famous delicacy in Singapore. KaPao is made of crispy floss and chinese sausage. Every bite of this special sandwich was just heavenly. A must order in Spring!
- Hongkong Style Egg Tart (Php 35)
There are 4 different flavors available: custard, coffee, pandan and milky no yolk. Spring’s Hongkong Style Egg Tart can also be ordered in box of 4s (Php 130). A definite sweet dessert but delicious! It was creamy too and full of yummy sweet flavors.
We all know that Mercato Centrale opens only on weekends. The Mercato Centrale Delivery also operates the same way. We can get our Mercato Centrale favorites freshly delivered between 9AM to 2PM during weekends. However, if you insist to get the food delivery on a weekday then you have to order 2 days in advance.
This is definitely great news for Mercato Centrale fans! Aren’t you delighted? I surely am! 🙂
Mercato Centrale Partners with City Delivery