Some of Manila’s best food vendors for your upcoming potluck parties!
We can all agree that the most important part of every holiday get-together is the food. Whenever we’re tasked to contribute to potluck dinners, though, we can’t help but panic (after all, not everyone can be a Martha Stewart)! Lucky for us, there’s no need to do any cooking these days. A lot of talented home cooks in Manila offer mouthwatering party trays for delivery or pick up!
If you’re ready to chow down on delicious dishes—whether you’re looking for appetizer options or main course platters—and have a stress-free holiday season at that, here are 10 party-food vendors you can order from for your upcoming Christmas gathering!
Bai’s Boneless Lechon Cebu
How could we not mention Bai’s Boneless Lechon Cebu on this list? Depending on how many people you’re feeding, they have three available sizes for you to pick from. But if driving to Ayala Alabang to pick it up is too far, they deliver to anywhere in Metro Manila! Who says you have to go all the way to Cebu to get a taste of their famous flavorful lechon?
Bai’s Boneless Lechon Cebu, 0917 582 5333
Art of Pie
Are you in charge of providing appetizers for your annual Christmas get-together? Opt for Art of Pie’s Caviar Pie instead of the usual finger food or meat and cheese platter. Because how can you go wrong with caviar? Place your orders as early as possible, because these savory pies run out fast!
Art of Pie, 0917 509 4855
Lily and Rose
Whether you’re hosting a sit-down dinner, a buffet party, or a cocktail event, Lily and Rose has a wide variety of dishes available, from canapés for starters to delectable main course options. The Prawn Thermidore is a must-try, but we think all their other dishes are not to be missed!
Lily and Rose, 0927 814 9151, firstname.lastname@example.org
Solo Meat Group
If you’re looking for a place to get high quality meats for any occasion, you should consider Solo Meat Group. Dedicated to providing local businesses and customers with premium quality beef, they import their meats from Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Whipping up steak for Noche Buena? You know who to call!
Solo Meat Group, 8/F LTA Building, 118 Perea St., Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila, 02 832 2877, 0915 377 4149
Tita Chubbie’s Ribs
When it comes to ribs, Tita Chubbie’s Sambal Adobo Babyback Ribs come to mind. Their fall-off-the-bone ribs are grilled to perfection and are ideal for casual gatherings. Don’t forget to wash it down with your favorite local craft beer!
Tita Chubbie’s Ribs, 0917 621 8372, 02 506 5117
Stevie’s Hainanese Chicken
If you miss Singapore’s hawker-style Chicken Rice, you’ll be pleased to know that Stevie’s in Bel-Air offers Hainanese Chicken Rice sets that you can share and enjoy with the family. Interested in bringing this to your next potluck party? Each set comes with a whole chicken, around five cups of rice, and four sauces (topping, chili, ginger, and sweet soy)!
Stevie’s Hainanese Chicken, 02 896 8940, 0906 508 4155
Yuan’s Paella PLUS
The holidays are a good excuse to load up on carbs. And we’re talking about paella to be exact! Whether you want something loaded with seafood or meat (if you’re allergic), Yuan’s Paella PLUS has you covered! They also have five sizes available in case you’re planning a big family reunion.
Yuan’s Paella PLUS, 1261 Acacia St., Dasmariñas Village, Makati, Metro Manila, 0917 500 5355
From kiddie parties to corporate events, 8 Spoons is a reliable catering and party tray service. Depending on your event, they’ll help you decide on a menu, and even change up the food presentation to match your theme. However if you’re looking at their party trays, the Baked Salmon is always a delicious (and safe) choice.
8 Spoons, 02 542 2168, 0922 824 6822, 0922 824 5579
We know for sure that Ley’s Kitchen’s Coconut Curry Crabs is a crowd favorite. And for P5,700 per order, Chef Angel See-Ley serves up gigantic crabs filled with meat and fat (yum!). If you ask us, it’s definitely worth the calories and price tag!
Ley’s Kitchen, 0917 848 6889
The Party Kitchen
Last minute party preparation? The Party Kitchen comes from the same group that brought us Romulo Café, so you can expect good quality food delivered straight to your doorstep. Our favorites include: the Lengua with Mushroom Sauce and the Pot Roast Beef.
The Party Kitchen, 02 519 1111