Filipinos often turn to bread to add variety to everyday meals or even just for merienda. We love them nearly as much as we love rice. But due to the enhanced community quarantine, bread has become quite hard to come by. If you've been to the supermarket lately, not only do the lines take almost forever, but also some essentials may not be available depending on what time you arrive or get inside the store to shop.
If you need bread, it's best to check stand-alone stores. They're still producing freshly baked bread for those who are craving it. Due to limited supply, you need to order a day or more in advance. You can pick up your order or have it delivered, subject to courier availability and as an added expense. Some stores take charge of the delivery for an added fee.
Here are the bread stores that are still open and baking:
TinaPay Online delivers freshly baked bread such as Pandesal, Ube Cheese, and Pilipit with Ube Filling (price available upon request) every day to customers in Manila, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Pasig, and near Sta. Mesa. You can pay via GCash or bank transfer.
For orders, send a message to Tinapay Online's Facebook page.
Marikina Bakery offers panaderya classics like Pandesal (P30/pack of 15 small pieces, P40/pack of 10 big pieces), Pan de Coco (P50/pack of five), Raisin Monay (P45/sliced), and more. They're open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., but you need to order five days in advance. They can arrange for delivery within Marikina, but you can opt to book your own courier to pick up orders for delivery (especially for customers who live outside of the city).
For orders, contact 0995-017-9396 via Viber.
Buttery & Co.
Known for their buttery Cheese Rolls (P72)—one of our favorites in Manila—and Ensaymada (P105), Buttery & Co. is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and accepts orders for delivery or pick up at Scout Castor Street in Quezon City. Be sure to place your orders at least one day in advance.
Bianca's Breads is ready to deliver breads like Sabea (P80/pack of two loaves) a.k.a. ciabatta, Levita (P110) a.k.a. sourdough, and Bella (P90/pack of four) a.k.a bagels, with a minimum required purchase of at least P350. The delivery fee is P90 within Metro Manila, with free delivery for orders worth more than P1,000. You can pay via bank transfer or cash on delivery (for an additional P25).
For orders, check out Bianca's Breads' Instagram page.
Jipan is known for their line of Western and Japanese-inspired breads, and they're offering a selection of them for pick-up and delivery, including the House Bread (P185/whole), Monroe (P324), and Matcha Mini Croissants (P215/pack of 10). Jipan is open only weekdays from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For orders, send a message to 0945-997-1246 or 0917-542-0034.
When you order bread from Trigo, you also help send bread to street cleaners, security, and healthcare workers. Their lineup includes breads like Sourdough Rye (P550), Pullman Loaf (P75/800 grams, P110/1,000 grams), and Dinner Rolls (P144/12 pieces), which are made to order.
For orders, text 0917-885-7446 or call 7975-7446.
Hearty Bread has a one-of-a-kind lineup of breads that includes the Banana Sourdough Loaf (P205), Ezekiel Bread Loaf (P190), Pumpkin Carrot Sourdough Loaf (P285), and more. They take orders from their Santolan Plaza, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Glorietta Makati, Katipunan, and Paseo de Magallanes branches. In the south, their Alabang hub is also operational.
For orders, contact 0917-110-4225, 0926-095-5374, 0933-822-6527 or call 7964-2558. You can also visit their website.
Cinq Dessert Boutique
Cinq Dessert Boutique posts its menu daily, though a few of the breads available are the Classic Pandesal (P10/piece, minimum of 12 pieces), Brioche (P12/piece, minimum of 12 pieces; P120/loaf), and Multigrain Sourdough (P150). They are open for take-out, pick-up, or delivery, which they can arrange for you. The cut-off time for orders is 5 p.m.
Salta! by Pappare
Looking for a different kind of bread? Salta! delivers their best-selling Ube Panrolls with Cream Cheese & Halaya (P260/six pieces, P375/nine pieces) and Parmesan Pesto Cheese Rolls (P385/six pieces, P750/12 pieces) for delivery.
For orders, contact 0927-331-4046 or send a message to Salta! by Pappare's Facebook page.
Apart from cakes and pastries, Boulangerie22 also offers bread such as the Korean Sweet Red Bean Bread (P49), Morning Roll (P99/pack of 12), Chicken Floss Bread (P59), and more.
For orders, call 8810-9774, contact 0929-852-8286 on Viber, or send a message to their Facebook page.
The French Baker
Select branches of The French Baker are open to satisfy your carb needs. You can get breads like the Raisin Bonnet (P188/eight pieces), Cheese Roll (P58), Pizza Bun (P56), and more delivered via GrabFood and Foodpanda.
For orders, find French Baker on GrabFood and Foodpanda.
The Custard Buns
The Custard Buns brings the Thai street snack to our shores and straight to your home. Their namesake product (P250/box of six, P450/box of 12) are available in a couple of varieties, including Ube, Thai Pandan, and Salted Egg.
For orders, contact at 0995-725-5358 or send a message to their Facebook page.
Chuck's Deli + Bakery
Apart from delicious sandwiches, Chuck's Deli + Bakery serves handmade breads that you can easily reheat and enjoy at home. Their Ciabatta (P140), Brioche Loaf (P395), and Whole Wheat Multigrain Loaf (P190) all make for great sandwiches.
For orders, check out Chuck's Deli + Bakery's website.
There are other bread stores that are open to serve, but don't do deliveries. These include Pan de Manila, which has several branches open. You can call ahead to reserve your orders and pick them up, or find them on MetroMart. Acacia Estates Pandesal in Taguig is also open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also get Conti's Bakeshop goodies in select Family Mart branches. Kambal Pandesal by San Miguel also has several store branches that serve freshly baked bread.
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