You may be abstaining from meat and other indulgences this Lent, and looking where you can source fish and other seafood alternatives for your meat-free dishes.
It’s good to know that there are online seafood stores and groceries that offer prompt delivery right at their customers’ door step, and others also offer to clean and gut the fresh catch to your specifications.
Check out the following stores that will save you time and effort going out in these uncertain times to procure fish and seafood for Lent and beyond.
The Good Catch
The Good Catch started with a vision to bring fresh and affordable seafood caught by fisherfolk from hard-to-reach areas in the country to people in Metro Manila.
Its items are directly sourced from Maconacon, Isabela and Matnog, Sorsogon, frozen fresh straight out of the sea and flown to Manila.
The seafood that The Good Catch sells depends on what the bounty of the sea has in store for the fisherfolk on a particular day. In its Facebook page, different kinds of fish are available like lapu-lapu, tanigue, maya-maya, talakitok, mahi-mahi and blue marlin. It also offers giant crabs, and lobsters that go from P1,150 to P1,400 per kilo.
When you purchase seafood from The Good Catch, you are contributing to the partner fisherfolk’s economic stability.
The Good Catch’s delivery fee is based on your location.
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Marvs Boqueria’s catch arrives early in the morning and its items are guaranteed fresh daily, which assures its customers sea-to-market-to-your-doorstep items.
It has a regularly scheduled delivery slot either weekly or any day or your preference. Just send a message to its Facebook page to know what items are available in its product list that is regularly updated.
Marvs Boqueria offers a variety of fish like sole fish, red snapper, dalagang bukid, rose sea beam and maya-maya. It also offers boneless bangus complete with yummy fish head batwan gravy and garlic annatto fish oil.
You may also have your seafood orders cleaned, skinned, descaled, gutted, filleted and sliced to specifications.
For orders, send a message on Viber at 0917-8512732, or DM on Instagram.
Pacific Bay is popular with home cooks, who love the convenience of well-packed and portioned items that are ready for cooking or for storing.
It has lent specials available on its site, which include salmon fillet, salmon sinigang pack, tuna belly, whole barramundi, swordfish, and halibut. Other seafood like squid, crab, prawns and lobster are also available.
Aside from Lenten staples, Pacific Bay also offers other items like baked goods, fruits and vegetables, poultry, pork and beef, and other grocery items.
Delivery orders above P2,000 are free. A P200 delivery fee applies for orders below P2,000. Payments accepted are cash on delivery, PayPal, GCash and all major credit cards.
It is important to note that Pacific Bay is closed from March 30 to April 4, so secure your orders for the Holy Week quick.
Fish n’ Chix
The owners of Fish n’ Chix have been in the fish farming business since 1980, with farms in Pampanga and Bicol. They bring their seafood and poultry items to customers in different parts of Luzon.
Fish n’ Chix was launched in March 2020 in response to the demand for delivery services of fish, seafood and poultry during the enhanced community quarantine months.
Fish n’ Chix delivers fresh-frozen fish like bangus, pangasius, alumahan, pompano, tilapia, tawilis, blue marlin, tanigue, and more. It also offers other seafood items, pork, beef, chicken and homemade meals.
It accepts the following payment methods: credit/debit card, bank transfer, mobile payment, PayPal and even cash on delivery. Depending on the area, delivery fee within Metro Manila starts at P120 and could go up to P290.
Browse through its online shop to order and see its variety of offerings.
Gerald.ph offers gourmet and healthy grocery items, including fish, for home delivery.
For your meat-free dishes this Lent, you can check out its bestsellers like the cod fish fillet portions and scallops. It also offers quality fish that are already filleted like Chilean sea bass, Greenland halibut, pangasius, salmon and tuna loin for sashimi.
Other seafood items at Gerald.ph are mussels, jumbo black tiger prawns, oysters from France, smoked salmon, and more.
After your Lent abstinence, you may also want to check out its other offerings like local and imported meats, deli items, organic beef and bone-in lamb leg. It also has convenient healthy options that are gluten-free, organic, vegan, and keto- and diabetic-friendly.
Gerald.ph only accepts cashless transactions (online payment or bank deposit only). It also has no contact policy for its delivery and pick-up services.
Visit its website to place your order.