Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ordering Food Online? Let FoodPanda help you!

 
PROBLEM I was swamped with month-end cut offs and it was nearing lunchtime.  I hate lunch crowds and I really have so many things to do, so lunch-out was obviously out of the question.
 

MY SOLUTION Order food online.  I chanced upon FoodPanda.com, through MommyBloggersPhilippines.com. I was immediately  drawn to its "Food On the Go" tagline. Tap, choose and enjoy from the many restaurants in your neighborhood. Is it really that easy?



TAP
https://www.foodpanda.ph/
 
A link led me to the foodpanda website

It was good to know that foodpanda is affiliated with trusted brand hellofood and delivery club, which are active online food delivery services in over 40 countries in 5 continents  

You would be asked to key in your location and you would be shown a list of restaurants serving your area.  





I was a bit dissapointed that they only service major cities.

I wish they expand and cover the Greater Manila Area as well.


CHOOSE
Now this was the most difficult part in the entire ordering process. For Makati area alone, they have about 58 restaurants, so it took me a while to decide.  


I finally ended with HongKong Noodles and Dimsum House.   I ordered hakao, salt and pepper squid with yangchow , bola-bola siopao and soda in can.  I knew that was a bit too much, but minimum order for a Free Delivery for HongKong Noodles is at least P300. 00.  I figured, I will just keep the siopao for merienda later. 


I noticed that some restaurants does not require minimum order, while others have fixed delivery charges of P30+.  

You can pay your order, online as well or upon delivery, which was so convenient.

Soon after I proceeded to check-out, foodpanda called and confirmed my order.  Oh I must commend the caller, as she was so pleasant to talk to.  

ENJOY
My food came less than an hour later and I was happy with the smooth and efficient service. The delivery boy was even smiling when I came down the lobby to pick up my food. 


Food was still warm and nicely packed - it won't get easily spill or tip over.  Also I was a little worried that they might miss out on the condiments while packing.  But was happy, since all that I needed was in the bag (lots of tissue and there was even an extra pair of disposable spoon and fork).

 
 
 

 
BTW, I was right that I over ordered, servings was hefty and good enough for 2 adults.  At P300+ my order is a lot.  My hakao and siopao both ended up as for later :P

VERDICT
I have had such a good exerience, that now, everytime somebody suggests for food delivery, I can't help but recommend ordering through foodpanda. 


For hassle free food delivery foodpanda is highly recommended.

Here is an easy guide to ordering from FoodPanda:



 
Aside from online or from the mobile application, via AppStore, WindowsPhoneStore or Google Play.
 

 
 
 
 
 

21 comments:

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    1. Hi Gracie, have you tried FoodPanda yet? I ordered another just yesterday for hubby since he can't go out for lunch since it was raining. Paid everything online and instructed it was a delivery to another person. My hubby was pleasantly surprised when he got the delivery. He said the deliveryman was very pleasing, he kinda gave a bigger than normal tip... (Kasi libre naman daw lunch niya)! Ehem....

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    2. Oh, and one more... If you use a BDO card to pay, you get a 10% off total bill.

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  2. I love that their CS called me to assist and assure that the order has been received, etc
    I hope FoodPanda will keep on improving and growing.

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    1. Hi Renz, I agree. I have heard a couple bad reviews, but my personal experience (2xordered) were both pleasant.

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  3. I also rely on food delivery if I have no time to cook but I couldn't try this because Food Panda is not yet available here in our place.

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    1. Hi Michi, i was saddened to learn limited lang areas nila. Maybe the would read this and take heart on, sometimes too busy or too tired to cook PRETTY MOMMAS!

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  4. aha, sa Makati pala madaming choices! yeah I hope they'd expand to more restaurants as well. it really is a convenient service

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    1. Yes, it was really very convenient, it was literally shopping for food on line and so many types of cuisine... Very good concept indeed!

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  5. So gutom ako ngayon. Should I used this site na? Haha. Patay tayo dyan. Mapapakain na naman.

    Dropping by thru MBP in Facebook, sis. Cheers! :D

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  6. Very convenient, this is really a nice new app. ;)

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    1. Yup very convenient.. I just hope they add new locations soon.

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  7. I wish FoodPanda in our Lagro area has Hongkong Noodles too. I love dimsums and noodles :-(

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  8. i haven't tried Food Panda yet but upon browsing, there are only few choices available in our area :(

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  9. This is a cool app! I want to try it soon. :) - edel

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  10. I clicked the link and saw that my town isn't included :( I wonder if they can deliver even if the address is outside Metro Manila?

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  11. I was able to try Food Panda before and I really loved the convenience of the app plus their customer service!

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  12. I've been wanting to try FoodPanda eversince I received a voucher, unfortunately there's only 4 restaurants available in our area as of the moment. Hopefully they would expand ASAP

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  13. Haven't tried Food Panda yet but I've been hearing and reading a lot of positive feedbacks. I should really try this service real soon. :)

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  14. I haven't tried Food Panda. Maybe I can try it soon!

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