The COVID-19 pandemic has really changed the world as we know it. As the number of active cases continues to rise day by day, businesses are forced to temporarily cease operations and leave many Filipinos jobless.
In such dark times, however, we learn how to be creative and bring out the best in us. Even our favorite celebrities are now looking for business opportunities that they can run from the comfort of their homes. To some, online food businesses serve as an attractive opportunity to start anew. (Read: A Millennial’s Tip on How to Start an Online Business Amid Pandemic)
From home-cooked meals to sweets and pastries, these celebrities have started online food businesses that are worth checking out!
Ai-Ai delas Alas
The Comedy Queen and actress has turned her hobby of baking into a profitable one during the quarantine period. She recently launched her online food business called Martina’s Breads & Pastries, and her celebrity friends and fans loved it! (Read: 3 Things Mom Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Mary Grace Café)
Martina’s Breads & Pastries started by selling ube pandesal. Later on, Ai-Ai delas Alas also began releasing other baked goodies such as oreo cheesecake, and brazo de ube.
How to Order: An online order form is always published every Saturday night on their official Instagram page. Martina’s Breads & Pastries is now accepting orders from other cities outside Metro Manila.
If you’ve been craving shrimp over the quarantine period, Chariz Solomon has the answer! The Kapuso actress recently launched her online food business, Fusion by Chariz Solomon. She takes pride in her venture, describing it as, “The best home-cooked meals with quality ingredients made with love and sprinkled with joy, here to share and enjoy with your friends and families.”
How to Order: Visit Fusion by Chariz Solomon official Instagram page for orders.
Actress Sarah Lahbati is a proud fan of her mom’s cheesy and thick Swiss lasagna, that’s why it’s not surprising when the mother-and-daughter tandem decided to sell it through Crave Simply By Esther & Sarah. Aside from the Swiss lasagna, another must-try on their menu is Esther’s version of the local biko and cassava cake. (Read: Meet the millennial who co-authored The Maya Kitchen’s ‘Guilt-free Desserts’)
How to Order: You can visit Crave Simply By Esther & Sarah Instagram for orders.
Lotlot de Leon
During the course of the quarantine period, actress Lotlot de Leon has been busy with her online meat and pastries shop called Lotlot’s Homemade. Her menu includes ready-to-cook meals such as tocino, bopis and chicken barbeque.