If you’re too busy (or too challenged in the way of culinary arts) to whip up a holiday feast in your kitchen for that party coming up, don’t worry. There are a lot of holiday food delivery options you can pick from — save yourself lots of time and energy and order in a party spread.
To help you out, Pursuit of Passion has come up with a list of nine party feast providers — they either deliver party trays, set up grazing tables, or create specialty gourmet spreads in your own home. Most of them require at least two days’ notice, so go ahead and start planning your holiday bash. Remember, a good party always has to have good food — and this list guarantees that.
If you want to feed your guests tried-and-tested dishes at your holiday bash, this family’s well-loved recipes is a good bet. Handed down by their grandmother, these dishes are sure to liven up any party.
Their menu offers several Pinoy favorites, including pork binagoongan, kare-kare, and adobong baby pusit. Aside from these, their bestsellers include pastel de lengua, balut a la pobre, shrimp mayonesa, and sugpo & aligue thermidor.
Natalia’s Rustic Kitchen
Natalia’s offers a menu that was created from happy memories formed over good food. What better way to make your own wonderful holiday memories than serving food cooked in a kitchen that values such experiences? Their party platters have lots to offer for meat lovers. Try their 2019 holiday menu’s bestsellers: 6-hour slow-roasted pork belly, Asian-style BBQ spareribs, their signature salpicao, kare-kare, ballotine (a whole chicken stuffed with black rice and mushroom), and Jamaican jerk chicken. They also have baked prawns with parmesan and garlic butter, and crusted fish with corn salsa for the seafood lovers. Pasta and appetizers round up the menu.
Get in touch through the website, Facebook page, or call them at +63977 074 6690
Run by Chef Alaine, a former corporate yuppie who eventually followed her passion for cooking, Yummy Tummy is a family venture that knows how to liven up holiday get-togethers.
Their menu is a scrumptious mix of cuisines. More notably, though, they offer several dishes that prominently feature the king of Pinoy favorites — lechon kawali. There’s lechon kawali kare-kare, lechon kawali bomb, lumpiang ubod with lechon kawali, pancit canton with lechon kawali, salted egg and lechon kawali pasta, and crispy Bicol xprezz with lechon kawali. Make sure you put your stretchy pants on, and be ready to get stuffed.
Aperitif.ph makes it so easy to fancy up your spread with their customizable grazing sets, boards, and boxes. Guests get to graze on a wide range of hors d’oeuvres and cheese.
You can order a large grazing box for PHP 7,000, or for a bigger party, call in for a table set up (starts at PHP 26,500). They also have a selection of gourmet grazing boxes you can give away as a gift.
La Petite Fromagerie
When a caterer that specializes in cheese comes along, it is not to be ignored. La Petite Fromagerie offers different kinds of cheese buffets: assorted cheeses, raclette, raclette + two more cheeses, cheese fondue, and grilled cheese.
If you’re going all-out for your holiday bash, go for their styled cheese buffet. They also offer cheese towers, cheese boards, a sangria buffet, house wines, and an assorted charcuterie platter, among others.
SPECIALTY GOURMET DELIVERIES
Syrup Desserts Manila
Of course, every holiday gathering needs a sweet cap to all that savory goodness. Syrup Desserts Manila is ready for you. Check out their special holiday offerings: triple chocolate fudgy bars (a.k.a. to-die-for brownies), red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, and of course, their bestseller, the Ben: classic moist chocolate cake with custard filling and frosted with Hershey’s chocolate.
Although they don’t have their own delivery service, you can book a Lalamove pickup from Syrup Desserts Manila’s Las Pinas bakery and have the goodies delivered to you. These desserts guarantee a fabulously sweet encore to your holiday party.
The Good Seed
Vegans and vegetarians, listen up! The Good Seed, a vegetarian/vegan café in Kapitolyo makes everything they serve from scratch. Even better, they cater and offer party packs. To get your party going, there’s mushroom sisig quesadilla, gluten-free chips and hummus, gluten-free risotto balls, and vegetable maki. Then there are the party favorites for your entrees: mushroom callos and vegetable lasagna.
Apart from these healthy picks, The Good Seed also offers three kinds of trays—one with wraps, another with rice toppings, and a third with different kinds of pasta. Have fun and eat right. Where else would you go?
Naan Indian Street Kitchen
Get in touch through their Facebook page, or call them at +63939 209 1861
Are you a fan of Indian and Pakistani food? This one’s for you, then. Their offerings are sure to spice up your holiday gatherings; but take note, they don’t serve halal food.
Vegetarian party trays are also ready for you to pick from — main entrees include palak paneer, paneer matar, aloo gobi, and aloo matar. For non-vegetarian picks, there are mutton korma, beef short ribs rogan josh, crispy pork belly vindaloo, and the biryanis: mutton, beef, chicken, and mixed vegetables. All orders come with yogurt, green chutney, and tamarind chutney.
The Filipino-Chinese heritage is strong in this one. As a tribute to their mom — who is a goddess in the kitchen — the siblings who run China Mommy make sure that what comes out of their kitchens preserves their family’s old-school recipes.
There are four dishes that clients regularly order: special Chinese lumpia, special misua, lo ba (Taiwanese minced pork rice topping), and fortune bags (tofu skin stuffed with either vegetables, minced pork, and mushrooms; truffle mushrooms; or crab meat). They also offer prawns and meat-filled crabs.
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