Spotted: Almond Sansrival Sandwiches That Look Swoon-Worthy as Heck, by Marvin Agustin
Local stars are popping up on GrabFood and Foodpanda.
(SPOT.ph) Looks like a bunch of local celebs have found a different way to connect with fans: food. We’re all human and we all eat, after all! We round up 10 celebrity-branded virtual and physical restos and food businesses that we've spotted; they’re on delivery apps like GrabFood and Foodpanda, so you can get your fix with just a few taps on your smartphone.
Local celebs are offering up these eats through Grab and Foodpanda:
Rhian Ramos’ Healthy Appetite
Actress Rhian Ramos shared her daily diet on her YouTube channel in 2020, showing how she goes for meals that are on the wholesome side with plenty of veggies in the mix. You can also go the nourishing route with delivery shop Rhian Ramos’ Healthy Appetite. It features balanced lunch- and dinner-friendly eats that’ll fill you up without filling you out, from fresh and flavorful salads like the Chicken Tapa Salad (P149) to handheld options like the Veggie Wrap (P149). The highlight of the menu are the bowls with alternative grains Pollo Asada Bowl with Adlai (P179), the Mushroom and Broccoli Bowl with Quinoa (P189), and the Tofu Bowl with Cauliflower Rice (P229).
For orders, find Rhian Ramos’ Healthy Appetite on GrabFood. You can also check out their Facebook page.
Gineral's Classics by LA Tenorio
LA Tenorio shoots hoops as part of the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel of the Philippine Basketball Association, and while he’s one to take his fitness game seriously, he also knows a thing or two about good grub. Case in point: Gineral's Classics by LA Tenorio, which is all about indulgent, savory eats you’ll want to dig into after a game… or just because! Take your pick from rice meals like the piquant Original Sisig with Rice (P99) and crispy Filipino Style Fried Chicken with Rice (P179). Alternatively, you can go for one of their hefty burgers, like the Cheese Smash Burger (P159) or even the mega-meaty Double Bacon Smash Burger (P199).
For orders, find Gineral's Classics by LA Tenorio on GrabFood. You can also check out their Facebook page.
Mr. Vin Munchies
Actor and entrepreneur Marvin Agustin is no stranger to the food world, having opened his fair share of restaurants over the years. This time, he ventures into the sweet side with Mr. Vin Munchies, an online shop peddling swoon-worthy cakes, breads, and pastries. There are classics like the pillowy Baked Cheese Roll (P695/12 pieces) and deep and dark Classic Chocolate Cake (P450/loaf), but also more modern bakes like their ingenious Polvoron Crust Cheesecake (P450/loaf, P999/round) and Toasted Almond Sansrival Sandwich (P248). This dessert shop is part of all-in-one shop Secret Kitchen, which also hosts Agustin’s other businesses Cochi by Marvin (for cochinillo) and Tito Marvs (for Filipino fare).
For orders, find Secret Kitchen on GrabFood, Foodpanda, or Pickaroo. You can also check out Mr. Vin Munchies’ Facebook page.
Seoulmates by Alyssa and Kiefer
Sports power couple Alyssa and Kiefer—a.k.a. Alyssa Valdez of volleyball team Creamline Cool Smashers, and Kiefer Ravena of the NLEX Road Warriors of the Philippine Basketball Association—are letting you sate the Korean hankering with their delivery shop Seoulmates by Alyssa and Kiefer. The menu is divided into Alyssa’s favorites, like the Quinoa with Kimchi Bowl (P189) and Kimchi Fried Rice with Boneless Soy Garlic Chicken (P169); and Kiefer’s favorites, like the Yangnyum Wings (P249/six pieces) and Boneless Yangnyum Chicken (P229/three pieces).
For orders, find Seoulmates by Alyssa and Kiefer on GrabFood or Foodpanda. You can also check out their Instagram page.
DAKS Shawarma by Boys Night Out
Hosted by Sam YG, Slick Rick, Tony Toni, Alex Calleja, Gino Quillamor, Suzy, and Doc Rica, Boys Night Out is one of those radio shows that helps makes weeknights more bearable—and if you ever find yourself in hankering for a hearty bite while tuning in, what better fits the bill than the Mediterranean-style eats from DAKS Shawarma by Boys Night Out? As you can probably tell from the name, it’s all about shawarma here—you can go for wraps like the meaty Beef Shawarma Wrap (P159) or spiced Chicken Kebab Shawarma (P149), try the rice meals like the Chicken Shawarma Rice (P159)! But they’ve also got a creamy Classic Hummus (P149) that you can have as a starter or heavy snack.
For orders, find DAKS Shawarma by Boys Night Out on GrabFood. You can also check out their Facebook page.
Owned by veteran actor Joel Torre (who himself hails from Bacolod) and his wife Cristy, JT’s Manukan has gained a following for their stellar chicken inasal—and you can count us as fans. Their take on the Western Visayas chicken dish is our favorite in Manila for its crispy skin with the right amount of char, coupled with juicy meat packed with classic inasal flavors! You’re in for a good time, whether you choose to go for the Paa (P140) a.k.a. chicken leg and thigh, Pecho (P150) a.k.a. chicken breast with wings, Pakpak (P130) a.k.a. chicken wings, or Atay (P75) or chicken liver. You can also get your fill of other Ilonggo eats, like Kansi (P250) and Batchoy (P140).
For orders, find JT’s Manukan Grille on GrabFood or Foodpanda. You can also check out their Facebook page.
Kusina ni Angeline
Love Filipino food like Star Power: Sharon's Search For The Next Female Pop Superstar winner Angeline Quinto? Definitely check out Kusina ni Angeline, which delivers good ol’ Pinoy eats that’ll definitely hit the spot. Treat your inner chil with street-food faves like Fish Balls (P49) and even Banana Langka Turon (P59), or fill up for lunch or dinner with umami-rich rice meals like the Crispy Pork Sisig with Rice (P149) and Chicken Inasal with Rice (P179).
For orders, find Kusina ni Angeline on GrabFood. You can also check out their Facebook page.
Bolzico Beef to Go
Argentinian personality and entrepreneur Nico Bolzico channels his inner carnivore with his meat business Bolzico Beef, and you can get your fix of their signature Argentinian grass-fed beef via Bolzico Beef to Go. The delivery shop uses the said meat to cook up savory dishes with Latin-American influences—including the zesty Bolzico Birria Quesadilla (P349), the vibrant-tasting Bolzico Carne Asada Rice Bowl (P279), and the bestselling Bolzico Steak Cubes Silog (P289).
For orders, find Bolzico Beef to Go on GrabFood or Foodpanda. You can also check out Bolzico Beef’s Facebook page.
The Norwoods’ Aloha Eats
Basketball player Dave Norwood (of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters of the Philippine Basketball Association) brings along his family and pays homage to his early childhood days growing up in Hawaii at The Norwoods’ Aloha Eats, which highlights Hawaiian-style fare. Get a taste of the islands with the Burger Steak Loco Moco Plate (P189), a loaded plate with a grilled beef patty, mushroom gravy, garlic rice, and a fried egg; or the Salmon Poke Bake (P329), an umami-rich casserole of salmon, teriyaki mayo, and sushi rice.
For orders, find The Norwoods’ Aloha Eats on GrabFood or Foodpanda. You can also check out their Facebook page.
A-Meal-Ya's Family Favorites
TV host and DJ Andi Manzano teams up with husband GP Reyes in A-Meal-Ya's, named after their daughter Amelia. Definitely check them out if you're looking for savory eats from different cuisines—from Asian, like the Andi's Socal Style Orange Chicken (P229); to Mediterranean, like the Momma's Chicken Shawarma Wrap (P149); to American, like the Gastropub Style Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken Burger (P169). They've also got kid-friendly fare, too, like the sweet-style Amelia's Kiddie Party Spaghetti (P119)—and we'd argue can be had if you're looking for a taste of your childhood, whatever your age!
For orders, find A-Meal-Ya's Family Favorites on GrabFood. You can also check out their Facebook page.
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