1. What is Food Market Manila? Are you a Food Court or a Restaurant?
Food Market Manila is a Resto-Food Hall managed by the Purple Dish group. It is the first Resto-Food Hall to offer a 28-Day Cycle Menu for its Rice Meal Dishes. Four different weekly themes all with different menu per day, restaurant-quality gourmet dishes that are budget friendly.
Apart from the 28-Day Cycle Menu, we also offer Hawkers Menu, Seafood Paluto, Premium Cakes, Pastas & Salads, Breads and Pastries, French Waffles & Artisan Coffee. However, since the pandemic, our operations have been limited so for now, we are mainly focusing on our 28-Day Cycle Menu.
We will open other offers via our online ordering facility, all within the year.
2. What is your menu?
Please visit our website www.foodmarket.ph to check our menu for the week and also to view our serving options. You may also refer to the Photo section of our fb page to check Family Meal Plan package. Thank you!
3. What is the 28-Day Cycle Menu?
The 28-Day Cycle Menu is essentially different menu offerings per day, all within different themes per week.
Week 1 is Chef’s Cuisines (Chef Vel’s signature dishes), Week 2 is European, Week 3 Asian and Week 4 is Filipino.
The 28-Day Cycle Menu has three (3) serving options: Quick Rice Meals, A La Carte and Family Meal Plan, all in eco-friendly, biodegradable packaging.
4. What is a FAMILY MEAL PLAN & how is this related to the 28-Day Cycle Menu?
We are offering our signature 28-Day Cycle Menu as a weekly Family Meal Plan subscription to ease the burden of day-to-day meal planning and preparation. Since it’s derived from the 28-Day Cycle Menu, there is definitely variety.
With an affordable price range, a meal plan consists of the following packed dishes: 2 Chicken, 2 Pork, 1 Beef, 1 Fish and 1 Vegetable. And for a limited time, we’re giving an additional free Vegetable dish as thanksgiving for our re-opening. Each pack is around 500-600 grams, estimated to be good for 3-5 persons (depending of course with the size of appetite of a customer).
Also, true to our goal of giving variety, some of the dishes in our menu may be converted to pasta sauce in case you and/or your family are craving for pasta. Please visit our website to see menu packages under Family Meal Plan : www.foodmarket.ph
5. What other offerings do you have?
Food Market Manila is a Resto-Food Hall and as such we have other options, such as a Hawkers menu, French Waffles, Bread and Pastries etc.
However, since we have recently re-opened under challenging circumstances, where safe resources are difficult to source & dining in isn’t allowed in most establishments, we decided to focus our energy on how we can be of best service – and that is, bringing one of the best of what we have to offer to our customers’ homes.
6. Why the Packaging?
We wanted an eco-friendly material. With the pandemic, most establishments are using disposable items. And because we believe that everything we do and use would have an impact, we invested on eco-friendly biodegradable packaging to lessen our carbon-footprint.
Our containers are made out of sugarcane bagasse so it’s 100% compostable & biodegradable. It’s 100% plastic free and made with food grade materials. Being biodegradable, it breaks down in approximately 90 days under the right conditions (such as exposure to moisture and decomposing microorganisms).
Our containers are also water, heat & grease resistant and are both microwave and freezer safe. You can also put it in the oven for up to 10 minutes in 100oC temperature. So there’s convenience there for our customers without having the guilt of adding to plastic trash.
7. Why the need for advance placement of orders?
With the pandemic, our operations and resources are limited. So we wanted to make sure that we are maximizing the resources available to us. That said, we don’t want to compromise on the quality of the food we serve. So placing your orders in advance allows us to be more efficient & thorough.
8. What other ways can you ensure that your food is safe?
There is currently no evidence of COVID-19 being transmitted via food to date. However, since the virus may survive a few hours on surfaces that people touch and we cannot guarantee how delivery services will handle the packages, we encourage our customers to clean and disinfect or re-heat and wash their hands.
On our end, to guarantee the freshness of our dishes, we cook as you order and we us the IRINOX MultiFresh system technology to blast chill the food. This technology preserves the quality and safety of your food without using any additives of preservatives.
9. COVID-19 Related Inquiries: (Sources: WHO & CDC)
At Food Market Manila, the health and safety of our staff and customers is our top priority.
Please order and pay through our online ordering facility: www.foodmarket.ph
10. Can Coronavirus be transmitted through food?
There is currently no evidence of COVID-19 being transmitted via food to date.
11. Can Coronavirus be transmitted through food packaging or similar surfaces?
The virus may survive a few hours on surfaces and instruments that people touch, including takeout containers and utensils. However, simple household disinfectants can kill it.
12. How can I reduce my risk of contracting coronavirus?
- Wash your hands thoroughly, especially before eating
- Disinfect surfaces regularly, such as your tables and counters
- Order your food and goods online
- Use contactless payments
- Leave contactless delivery instructions for your delivery driver