All Day Supermarket, You So Fancy
We've got it all folks! Manila has everthaaaaaang. Would you believe this is the newest addition to supermarkets near my hood!? Grabe, you guys how beautiful is All Day Supermarket? Beyond the aesthetics, it is well organized, wide variety, prices are fair and it is attached to the partner home store, All Home. All we need is a clothing section and we've got ourselves a bonafide Filipino Target.
I would describe All Day as a mix mix, dare I say halo-halo of your average grocer like SM and a membership shopping store. The price of produce and meats is decent, the international selection is large, plus it has ample supply of all the products. Overall my grocery bill has been slightly higher than what I spend at SM Hypermarket but that is because I am buying products I couldn't find at SM and would make an extra trip to Landers or S&R. Now, I can get almost everything in one place without having to make multiple trips.
I found the golden (cheddar) ticket! Joseph Farms cheese single handedly brought me back to S&R, what a relief to have it so near and without a membership fee. I have been to All Grocer four times this month and they have had stock three out of four visits.
The international selection and deli counter are very impressive. I am particularly fond of the Mott's individual applesauce cups and the cheese plus cold cuts from the deli. There is a large Asian section and Canadian/Aussie chocolate section.
All Day Grocer has set out to give the shopper a full experience, I would almost say a leisure shopping trip but if you have any children with you that is completely impossible. Located in three different corners of the store are Paluto and dining stations. At the paluto (cooking) stations you pick your food to be cooked fresh and then eat it family style. I recently tried the Mongolian grill station and was very happy. There is also a darling ice cream cart that sells chilled chocolate beverages, chocolate soft serve and fro-yo!
I was happy to see some home wares and other odds and ends you would find in a supermarket. They even have a stationary section, which is my kryptonite!
All Day opened its doors on December 21 so it hasn't been open long but I have been pleased with the cleanliness and organization every visit. The bathrooms are seemingly still under construction and were not clean at all last visit, so take that into account.
Located on the bottom floor you will find a bakery, Bake My Day, that has scrumptious pandesal (especially when fresh) and the choco delight was very yummy. I haven't tried anything else but I would recommend getting the freshest product, some of them seemed to have been there a while.
I don't think anyone will complain about more home options. As an expat for years I thought the only place I could find affordable furniture and home pieces were the overly crowded and overly competitive Facebook groups. I learned about Mandaue Foam, All Home, H&M Home and a few others over the years and feel better about our options.
This display was my favorite set up. The table was around 7,000 php which I think is affordable. The green velour rocker is lovely but costs 20,000 php which is a bit high. The rug is brilliant and if there is one home item Manila needs it is good looking and affordable rugs. Oh and large couches, Manila could use a good selection or large couches, which All Home does have options.
Eeny Meeny, Miny, Mo
A few of my favorite picks...
I am happy to see a competitive market step up their game for us Manila dwellers. All Day Supermarket and All Home bring us a wide selection, an enjoyable shopping experience all the while not breaking the bank. Here's to another option for settling into life in Manila.
*In case you have made it this far down this post is not sponsored, in fact 97% of my posts are not sponsored, I just really like nerdy mom things like grocery stores. :)
All Day Supermarket and All Home
Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Ave, Bagumbayan, Quezon City, Metro Manila (just past Robinsons Holding's Inc)
Hours: 8am - 12 midnight
Coffee Project is set to open later this year