What’s City Meals PH?
City Meals PH is a food delivery service here in Metro Manila that offers two types of meal sets – Baon and Keto. Keto is self-explanatory. Baon is a Filipino word that refers to food or drinks that you bring when you go to work or travel. It can also mean lunch money or pocket money that parents/guardians give to the young ones under their care. In this case, baon is all about food!
We tried their Baon sets only, not the Keto, so this post is all about that. They offer three types of Baon sets: Full Baon, Regular Baon and Mini Baon (you can read the differences below). They deliver meals daily at your doorstep.
– Full Baon – P390 per day (Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks with coffee or tea, Dinner and free delivery)
– Regular Baon – P295 per day (Lunch, Snacks with coffee or tea, Dinner and free delivery)
– Mini Baon – P195 per day + P30 Delivery Charge per day (Lunch and Snacks with coffee or tea)
How to pay?
You can choose between BDO or BPI. Once you’ve paid, simply e-mail them a picture of the deposit slip, including the branch, time and date of payment. You can also send it to them via Viber. I asked for their BPI QR Code and paid using the BPI app.
When and where do they deliver?
They deliver daily from Mondays to Fridays between 9am to 12:30pm in Quezon City, Ortigas, Libis, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig, Marikina, Mandaluyong, Katipunan, Makati, BGC and Manila.
Now, why did I try this service? Well, Facebook Ads served me up an ad from City Meals PH. I was curious enough to click and eventually order. Their service is supposedly for the “lazy and hungry non-dieters”, which sounds like me during this pandemic. 😀
Anyway, here was the menu from last week.
I signed up for a 4-day delivery schedule (January 12 – 15) of the Regular Baon set for two, so we only received food for lunch, dinner and snacks. I wasn’t planning to blog about it, but then changed my mind. Apologies for the picture quality! Anyway, here’s what we had for four days.
Lunch: Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Gravy and Rice
Snack: Chocolate Fudge Brownies and Coffee
Dinner: Fish Fillet in Buttered Cream Sauce and Rice
The food arrived inside a brown paper bag that was inside a plastic bag with plastic utensils included. The day’s menu was stapled on the bag. I was actually pleased to see that the plastic food container didn’t have any stickers or labels. Less packaging is always better.
Tasty fried chicken and fish fillet. The brownies, I wasn’t quite a fan of. I’m just used to my own home-baked treats.
Lunch: Pork Yakitori with Misono Veggies and City Fried Rice
Snack: Banana Fritters and Coffee
Dinner: Arroz a la Cubana and Rice
Both dishes were pretty good. The Banana Fritters looked unusual, but a quick bite confirmed that it was indeed banana fritters.
Lunch: Korean Bibimbap and Rice
Snack: BLT Pandesalitas and Coffee
Dinner: Sweet & Sour Fish and Rice
Pretty good servings. I thought the BLT Pandesalitas (little pandesal!) were too cute!
Lunch: Pork Sisig with Egg and Garlic Rice
Snack: City’s Best Corn Muffins and Coffee
Dinner: Chicken K Popcorn and Rice
LOL with the name Chicken K Popcorn!
Overall, the dishes we ate from City Meals PH were pretty good. I don’t think it’s calorie-controlled, but at least we did get filling food that was portion controlled.
My teeny tiny gripe would be the lack of vegetable sides with the dishes. I mean, something leafy steamed nicely would be a healthy addition, or even crudités like celery sticks, carrot sticks, cucumber sticks, bell pepper strips, etc. would be great served raw. We ended up roasting vegetables to go with our City Meals PH food.
Just like the previous food delivery services we’ve tried (Happy Diet and Lunchbox Diet), they use plastic food containers. I do wish the food delivery services here in Metro Manila would use less plastic, but with COVID-19 around, I can let it slide in the meantime.
They delivered our food before 9am, which was fine since we wouldn’t be eating their food till lunchtime anyway. Happily, we didn’t encounter any difficulties with the delivery. Kudos also to their customer service.
Availing of their Regular Baon set for PhP295 a day was a pretty good deal. When we cook or order takeout food, we definitely spend far much more than that. I’m very glad to have stumbled upon City Meals PH on Facebook.
UPDATE (27 January 2021): This is the third week that we ordered from City Meals PH. So far, so good.
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