Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a celebratory party, nothing quite beats the taste and convenience of ordering from a food tray business in the Philippines.
Besides delicious food, there are several other benefits you can reap when ordering from a food tray business, including the convenience of ordering meals for multiple people, the option of choosing from diverse cuisines, the cost- and time-efficiency of not having to prepare big batches of food from scratch, and the ability of food tray businesses to provide for special diets and food requests.
Still, the quarantine period has allowed many people to stay at home and cook more often, so in turn, it also sprouted many new food businesses. Among these, lots of food tray businesses have cropped up all over Metro Manila and beyond. So if you’re a food enthusiast looking for the best food tray businesses in the Philippines, how are you supposed to know which ones to go for? You can check out our list here at Top.Org and read how we differentiate each business according to certain criteria.
In this list, we present the food tray businesses worth checking out, and worth coming back to time and again.
Based in Quezon City, this party tray service offers delicious food flavored with home-cooked love. Each tray is clearly labeled, neatly packed, and full—such that many happy reviews say it can feed more than its declared pax.
This Facebook shop is loved by big-time critics and smaller ones alike. They managed to find their way to many “Top Food Tray” lists written both before and after the pandemic.
8 Spoons menu is not just limited to one cuisine. They feature various types of food including Filipino, Asian, and American. They also have special menus depending on the occasion. For example, on Chinese New Year, they had a special menu with some Chinese favorites like Seafood Mapo Tofu and Charsiu Rosat Chicken with lap Cheong Chicken Rice.
On their Facebook page, they release a daily menu with featured rice sets every day.
Their XS Specials and Rice Sets can serve up to 4 persons while their Ala Carte and sides are good for 2 people.
All orders for 8 Spoons are made through their Viber. On every Facebook post, customers will be able to find a given set of numbers they can contact. This list is also seen in their daily menu.
For delivery, they offer free services in selected areas in Quezon City. These include Grace Village, Bellevue Village, Talayan Village, Damar Village, and the Banawe area from Sgt. Rivera up to Quezon Avenue.
Hotdish PH’s claim to fame is that they provide “real food for everyday celebrations,” but that’s not all. Located on Commonwealth Avenue in Fairview, Quezon City, Hotdish has been a staple in the game for a while now, long before the pandemic started. Their food also happens to be the right mix of delicious and easy-to-eat.
On their Facebook page, Hotdish has a set menu available for their customers to view. They offer mostly Filipino favorites like Sisig Supreme, Empanada, and Pork Embutido. There are also some Western favorites to choose from like Chicken Poppers and Creamy Spaghetti.
On their menu, each dish is categorized into small, medium, and large dishes.
They also offer packed meals to their customers.
To place an order with Hotdish, customers can contact them at the cellphone numbers provided on their Facebook page. They also take orders through their Facebook and Instagram.
They only deliver with Metro Manila, and they have a minimum order fee of PHP 500.
Since 2018, FoodTray2Go has been providing food online to buyers all over the country, but the actual business (and recipes) date as far back as 1956. Having adapted to the times after the pandemic happened, besides food trays, they serve packed meals, bundles, and meal packages as well.
FoodTray2Go offers over 200 food items on its website. These vary in cuisine from Filipino favorites to Oriental dishes. They are categorized according to the type of food item like Beef, Chicken, Vegetables, and Seafood. This makes it easy for customers to choose what kind of food they want.
For their food trays, customers can choose between 5 pax, 10 pax, 15 pax, or 20 pax. These depend on the menu item. On the other hand, the packed catering meals have a minimum of 5 pax per order.
All orders from FoodTray2Go are placed on their website. They require at least 1 day lead time before pick up. Their order cutoff is at 4 PM every day.
For delivery options, customers can pick up their orders from the pickup location in San Juan City provided on their website. You can also choose to have it picked by 3rd party couriers like Lalamove and Grab delivery.
Slow Burn MNL is a family-oriented, home-based food business co-owned by Chef Chryso Morales. Unlike the first three on this list, Slow Burn was born out of the pandemic. They are known to specialize in smoked ribs, shrimp, salmon, truffle rice, linguine, and baked mac.
This Instagram food tray store is known by its customers to specialize in all-off-the-bone, perfectly smoked ribs. They also have two more kinds of party trays: Turf & Surf, which combines the infamous ribs with seafood, vegetables, and rice; and Surf & Surf, which is pure salmon served in Slow Burn’s secret sauce and put with squid ink rice. You can also opt for all of the above, and order The Mix instead!
For all food, customers can pick between a half and whole order. Half orders are good for two to three persons, and whole orders are for four to five persons.
Their “The Mix” menu item has a mix of all their specialties. This is the only item that can only be ordered as a whole.
Their add-ons give customers a chance to order other items on their menu in various sizes.
Customers can place orders here on Facebook, Instagram, or through the Viber number provided on their social media page.
If you’ve heard about Illo’s, you probably already know why it’s on this list. Chef N and Anne, Illo’s founders and expert food connoisseurs, maneuvered beautifully through the pandemic by turning each crisis into an opportunity. Constantly introducing innovations to the food and catering industry like the “Dine at Home,” “Celebrate at Home,” and “Date at Home” concepts launched during the pandemic, their most memorable one yet is—of course—their party trays.
The Menu at Illo’s is diverse. They feature Filipino favorites as well as international flavors like Spanish and Mediterranean dishes. The menu on their website is categorized into types of dishes like their Bagnet Series, Chicken, Paella, and many more!
All items in Illo’s can either be ordered as half or full orders. These are good for 10 – 15 people.
Orders for Illo’s Party Trays can be placed on their website. They also have a number provided on their Facebook page. Illo’s has many offices in Paranaque, Greenhills, and Makati.
In this article, we listed five of the best food tray businesses in the Philippines that can provide delicious and generous servings at your next party, gathering, big meal, or pow-wow. Don’t just take our word for it—experience these excellent food trays for yourself!
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