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@chuvafinds goes to Landers Superstore
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If there’s a new supermarket, I’m in.
Supermarket is love, even when I’m traveling. I like to discover products we don’t normally see at home.
When we were kids in the ’70s, we had limited choices for anything. If you wanted imported chocolate, you had to go to Dau, Pampanga to buy PX goods.
Now all you have to do is go to the supermarket. Better if the supermarket stocks mostly imported goods.
The newest shopping destination to open in Manila is Landers Superstore in Balintawak, Quezon City, which opened last June 22, 2016.

As someone who lives in Pasig, I thought it would be difficult to go to, but it took us less than an hour. It is super near Trinoma, about eight minutes away, according to Waze.

Landers Superstore

What every Filipino wants to know: who owns this?
It’s owned and run by a new corporation called Southeast Asia Retail Inc.

How to become a member:
For a personal account you’ll need to present one valid ID and pay Php 800 for a primary card and Php 400 for a supplementary.
For business accounts, you’ll need to present a business permit or mayor’s permit. Fee is Php 1000 for primary and Php 400 each for up to four extension cards.
If you apply before September 15, you can enjoy a 20% discounted rate.
It only takes minutes to apply.

Membership counter

First impression: it’s very spacious. The compound—which includes gas station, barber shop, dining and selling areas, and more—spans 8,000 square meters.

Landers superstore
Landers superstore
Landers superstore

Landers superstore

After getting my membership card, I grabbed one of these new carts and went through every aisle.

carts

I’ve been thinking about getting a commode like this in case of earthquake and no water. I’m deathly afraid of no water and no flush. But then how am I supposed to clean this?

Guardian folding commode, Php 3700

The folding shower bench is also a good idea cause sometimes you just want to sit in the shower.

Folding shower bench Php 4000

I kind of went nuts with the doggie treats for Anwar

dog treats
dog treats

I ended up buying the Burt’s Bees doggie shampoo

dog shampoo

Because we all need Frozen wipes by Huggies

Frozen wipes, Php 1500

And pre-cut Reynold’s foil sheets

Reynolds pop up foil Php 60

Can’t wait to make Southern Fried Chicken at home using these

Kelloggs Corn Flake crumbs, Php 160

and homemade tempura

Tempura batter, Php 140

and spicy fried chicken for Christian

Spicy chicken fry

Speaking of Chris, they have Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix and frosting

Funfetti, Php 120
Funfetti frositing, Php 130

and Jif-to-go individual portions of chocolate silk and peanut butter

Jif to Go, Php 200

Tempting Oreo pie crust

Oreo, Php 150

Classic yellow cake reminds me of my Easy Bake Oven childhood

Yellow cake, Php 100

They have all sorts of gluten-free choices for Mich

Krusteaz gluten free Php 240

Giant Lily’s peanut butter for Martha!!

Giant Lily's

I spotted Woolite do-it-yourself dry-cleaning kits

Woolite dry clean, Php 800

and this exercise set for Php 3,000

exercise set Php 3000

Could have used this palabok mix when I was studying in New York 20 years ago

Palabox mix, Php 119

My favorite Orbit gum is here! Php 180

Orbit gum, Php 180

I love the retro glass cake displays

cake display

Wanted to buy this for my son Chris, but he’s eight years old….

kid's folding bed Php 3800

Wish I needed a new trash can but I don’t. This is so pretty

Simple Human trash can Php 5000

Junior Advil chewables for kids who can’t swallow pills yet

Advil chewables, Php 900

Earwax kit for Cedric 🙂

earwax kit, Php 400

Epsom salt, for all sorts of aches and pains, is Php 800 for a pack of two

Epsom salt Php 800 for two bags

I could really use this heat wrap for my back pains. Php 1500 for a pack of six. Hope it works!!

heat wrap, Php 1500

Cadbury chocolate ice cream—how I really wanted to take this home…

Ice cream

Australian butter

Australian butter

Because Chris needs an anti-allergy pillow

anti allergy pillow

For grilling at home

beef

and homemade sisig

sisig

Don’t forget the pork rinds from Cebu—a best-seller at Php 335/tub

Pork rinds Php 335

My favorite Biore makeup remover wipes and refills are here

Biore, Php 430
refill, Php 317

A whole range of Every Man Jack shampoos and washes

Every Man Jack Php 550

Not sure what it’s for, but I love the graphic design

Liquid Soap, Php 300

Again, for Chris who has sensitive skin

baby stuff

Takeaway roast chicken for Php 210.

roast chicken Php 210

Here’s my loot

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for a total of:

grand total

Thank you for the friendly service

Landers card

After shopping, my friends and I had a quick snack at the dining area. They have large pizzas, fried chicken, fries, and more. I love their packaging.

pizza

and the comfy seating

seating
seating

Don’t forget to try the Nathan’s hotdog, which I haven’t had since the New York ’90s.

Nathan's hotdog

Best to visit from Monday to Thursday because Friday to Sunday are crowded shopping days.
I think it’s great that they’re located in Balintawak for the convenience of North-side dwellers who shop like crazy (based on Trinoma and SM North Edsa sales).
It’s also great to provide jobs for people closer to provinces.
The second branch will open in Otis, Paco, Manila this September, so watch out for that.

Landers Superstore is at 1240 EDSA Balintawak, Apolonio Samson, Quezon City
Open daily from 9 AM-9 PM.
To know more, like them on Facebook.
For more shopping finds, follow @chuvafinds on Instagram.

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Ruzo Bantay Navarro

Hi, can you purchase any product even if you don’t have the membership in landers supermart?

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CVS Reply:

no you need to be a member

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CVS Reply:

no you cannot

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Hein S

Has just about 50% the stuff of S & R.

NOT WORTH the Membership Fee 🙁

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Puday Daku Reply:

And at a higher price.

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Puday Daku

And at a higher price.

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They’re opening in Cebu, too. Probably next year pa.

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Hein S

Has just about 50% the stuff of S & R.

NOT WORTH the Membership Fee 🙁

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Christopher Sevilla

Looks like Costco

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JP Tecson

dr. bronner’s soap is the best! we’ve been using it for years as facial wash and my sensitive skin loves it! healthy options stopped selling, so glad to see lander’s has it 🙂 you should read the label, that doctor put witticisms and nuggets of wisdom and even a couple of prayers to bless the soap, i guess. super quirky! loves it!

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Franz Psy

Just went for my 2nd visit there yesterday. Their selections has VASTLY improved since last month. They now stock sugar pepsi (non-hi fructose corn syrup) and coke gold. My common takes are the Wine Ice Cream, Pomegranates and the roast chickens (where you can ask them to be chopped unlike S&R).

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PJ

Is it a local store or an international chain?

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CVS Reply:

local

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Hein S Reply:

Owned by a local dude.

S n R better still.

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Hein S

Owned by a local dude.

S n R better still.

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Every man jack. Bath stuff for dudes

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cheekeegirl

Hi po! what do you think is the difference between lander’s and S&R?

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mocha_amme

wow! sana magkaroon sa South Area., parang S& R.
Thank Ms. Cecil pag may bago talaga ikaw ang maasahan.

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divasoria

Dr. Bronner is my favorite liquid soap!! i would buy them in costco in SF and ship bottles like that in my balikbayan box 🙂 maybe easier to go to balintawak for it, or maybe not. LOL

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besYS

Wow! It’s big & ang linis. I love supermarkets! Landers has so many plus points. We have a shower bench at home but it’s not folding. Non-skid and very good for plus size individuals, like me! hehe! Dr. Bronner’s castile soap in Peppermint is a liquid bath soap, very good for summer season. Real peppermint feeling! Nathan hotdog, Yum! Your 1 sliced pizza is safe for to go orders, galing! Thanks for showing us Landers. 🙂 [Reply]CVS Reply:August 10th, 2016 at 1:58 AMi think this is better. you don’t need water to clean it. just dump the plastic bag. mura… Read more »

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sirenspeaks

Cant wait to visit for the Gluten-Free goodies…

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