Despite being among the hardest hit by the pandemic, people in the food and beverage world were quick to help those who needed it, feeding the hungry and offering support to front-liners in the form of delicious meals.
After the devastating typhoons that hit the Philippines, restaurants and small food businesses are once again doing their part in bringing relief to those whose lives were upended. And guess what? You can help them help others. That’s what fans of Mum’s Lasagna did when they announced that they would be selling 50 trays of lasagna with all proceeds to be donated to victims of Typhoon “Ulysses.” The response was so overwhelming that the people behind Mum’s Lasagna kept adding more slots. They ended up selling over a hundred trays and raising P111,460 for different organizations including those helping victims in Cagayan and animal groups like Animal Kingdom Foundation and Pawssion Project.
This week, Shake Shack unveiled a black truffle menu consisting of three tempting items: Black Truffle Burger, Black Truffle Chick’n and Black Truffle Fries. For every item ordered off the Black Truffle Trio menu at Shake Shack Central Square, Greenbelt and SM Megamall on Nov. 16 and 17, Shake Shack Philippines will donate P100 to various relief and rebuilding efforts for communities hit by the typhoons.
One-hundred percent of The Grid Food Market’s (tel. 0917-7077459; email [email protected]) profits for dine-in, take-out and delivery orders from Nov. 18 will be donated to relief operations for those affected by Typhoon “Ulysses.” Participating stalls included Bad Habits, Flowerboy, Tsuke-men, Gochu-gang, Beefier, Babu, La Chinesca, Spicebird, Samyan, Granivore, Bun Appetit, Workshop, Edsa BDG, Bucky’s and Le Chon.
The Grid will also serve as a drop-off point for in-kind donations until Nov. 22. You may bring uncooked rice, bottled water, ready-to-eat food or canned goods, noodles, hygiene kits and toiletries. Here are more businesses whose efforts you can still support by ordering food:
Appie’s Kitchen PH
Buy a sausage cannelloni (spicy savory sausage in pasta wraps) this week and Appie’s Kitchen PH will donate 100 percent of the sales to those affected by Typhoon “Ulysses.” Delivery dates will be Nov. 20 and 21. Tel. 0927-6054100; @appieskitchenph on Facebook and Instagram
Oatkin serves vegan, 100-percent plant-based, dairy-free and cruelty-free desserts like Oatkin Brownies and Cinnakin Rolls. For the entire month of November, they will be donating 100 percent of their sales to victims of Typhoon “Ulysses.” Tel. 0917-8048676; @oatkinph on Facebook and Instagram
In the mood for yakitori, delicious chicken sandwiches, sinful donuts, shawarma rice and more? Fowlbread (Bonifacio High Street), Binondo Hits, Please Senpai, Kebabu, Taipei All Stars, Poison Doughnuts (The Alley at Karrivin Plaza in Makati) will be donating 100 percent of proceeds from dine-in, delivery and takeout sales today, Nov. 19. @off_gridph, @fowlbread, @binondohits, @kebabuph, @pleasesenpaiph, @taipeiallstarsph, @poisondoughnuts on Instagram; bit.ly/offgridph
Pretty Tasty just introduced a new cookie flavor: E.G.O. or Earl Grey Orange. They’re donating 100 percent of their profits this week to families in Rizal who lost their homes to the floods caused by Typhoon “Ulysses.” You can also try their classic favorite The BB (brown butter, muscovado sugar and Auro 64 percent dark chocolate). Order online for delivery on Nov. 21 and 22. tinyurl.com/PrettyTastyOrder; email [email protected]; @prettytastyph on Facebook and Instagram
Kyoto Chaya has partnered with De La Salle Philippines’ Kada Uno. Order any food tray or Shirataki pasta for dine-in, takeout or delivery from this Japanese café until Nov. 30 to help support families affected by Typhoons “Rolly” and “Ulysses.”MET Live Mall, Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City; tel. 82405758, 0936-09600517, 0995-4864665; @kyotochaya on Facebook and Instagram
Haulah Café and Wok Tasty Food
Patrons who will avail themselves of Haulah Café and Wok Tasty Food’s Unli Breakfast Promo until Nov. 21 will be helping bring relief to those affected by the typhoon. Rates start at P249 for the breakfast promo, available from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily. Add P50 for unlimited dim sum. 106 Visayas Ave. Quezon City; @haulahcafe on Facebook and Instagram
Martie’s Homemade, known for their “no B.S. peanut butter,” is donating 100 percent of this week’s sales to the relief efforts of For the Future group. Martie’s is also introducing a new product this week, Classic Caviar Pies—two layers of cream cheese topped with premium caviar which you can enjoy with white or whole-wheat melba toast. They will also be donating 100 percent of their profits from the sales of their caviar pies this week to For The Future. @martiespeanutbutter, @martieshomemade, @forthefutureph on Instagram
Manila Mornings will prepare one hot meal for people affected by Typhoon “Ulysses” for every bottle of cold brew coffee sold this week. Cut-off for orders will be at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 19. @manilamorningsph on Instagram
“Things cannot be business as usual,” posted Project Elephant, which serves Thai milk tea. They’ll be donating 100 percent of their profits from Nov. 16 to 22 to those affected by Typhoon “Ulysses.” You can find the order form on their Instagram account. projectelephant.ph on Facebook, @project.elephant on Instagram