Partaking of delicious local cuisine, surrounded by close friends and family, is about as Filipino as you can get. And while travel is still pretty limited at the moment due to lockdown restrictions, people can still experience Filipino food on a daily basis—without ever having to leave their homes.

Of course, you can cook a gastronomic Filipino feast yourself featuring cuisine from different regions of the country. Or you can just order your fave local cuisine, so you don’t have to sweat it out in the kitchen.

That’s easier to do today, now that food delivery services have been expanding nationwide. Grab Philippines, for example, has just widened its geographical footprint, expanding its food delivery service to more cities and municipalities in Bulacan (Meycauayan, Marilao, Bocaue, Malolos, Baliuag, San Ildefonso, San Miguel, and Pulilan), Cavite (Tagaytay, Maragondon, Amadeo, and Gen Emilio Aguinaldo), and Laguna (San Pablo, Santa Cruz, Santa Maria, Sinoloan, Mabitac, Famy, Pakil, Pangil, Paete, and Magdalena). 

“Through Grab’s digital platform, expertise, and technology, we can help the residents and local business owners of Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna to unlock new earning opportunities, boost economic activities within the cities, and thereby create a positive impact on their communities,” said Grab Philippines Head of Deliveries Anton Bautista.

For foreigners who arrived in the Philippines in the middle of the pandemic, this should be welcome news. Even if they can’t yet go out as much and try the different local cuisine, they now have the option to have the food delivered to them instead.

More dishes are now available to many more Filipinos with a wide range of restaurants that offer their goods through GrabFood. With GrabFood now available in more areas in Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna,  more consumers can now easily discover new and exciting F&B concepts.

Apart from providing everyday value and convenience to consumers, GrabFood’s expansion into these new areas will create much-needed livelihood opportunities for the local merchant—and delivery-partners—contributing to the socio-economic recovery in these new areas. 

Grab Philippines will extend its support to help merchant-partners go online and thrive online to local businesses in these new areas. The local business owners can look forward to actionable insights that will help them better tailor their business offerings and seize untapped market opportunities.