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.
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.
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.
After getting my membership card, I grabbed one of these new carts and went through every aisle.
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?
The folding shower bench is also a good idea cause sometimes you just want to sit in the shower.
I kind of went nuts with the doggie treats for Anwar
I ended up buying the Burt’s Bees doggie shampoo
Because we all need Frozen wipes by Huggies
And pre-cut Reynold’s foil sheets
Can’t wait to make Southern Fried Chicken at home using these
and homemade tempura
and spicy fried chicken for Christian
Speaking of Chris, they have Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix and frosting
and Jif-to-go individual portions of chocolate silk and peanut butter
Tempting Oreo pie crust
Classic yellow cake reminds me of my Easy Bake Oven childhood
They have all sorts of gluten-free choices for Mich
Giant Lily’s peanut butter for Martha!!
I spotted Woolite do-it-yourself dry-cleaning kits
and this exercise set for Php 3,000
Could have used this palabok mix when I was studying in New York 20 years ago
My favorite Orbit gum is here! Php 180
I love the retro glass cake displays
Wanted to buy this for my son Chris, but he’s eight years old….
Wish I needed a new trash can but I don’t. This is so pretty
Junior Advil chewables for kids who can’t swallow pills yet
Earwax kit for Cedric 🙂
Epsom salt, for all sorts of aches and pains, is Php 800 for a pack of two
I could really use this heat wrap for my back pains. Php 1500 for a pack of six. Hope it works!!
Cadbury chocolate ice cream—how I really wanted to take this home…
Because Chris needs an anti-allergy pillow
For grilling at home
and homemade sisig
Don’t forget the pork rinds from Cebu—a best-seller at Php 335/tub
My favorite Biore makeup remover wipes and refills are here
A whole range of Every Man Jack shampoos and washes
Not sure what it’s for, but I love the graphic design
Again, for Chris who has sensitive skin
Takeaway roast chicken for Php 210.
Here’s my loot
for a total of:
Thank you for the friendly service
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.
and the comfy seating
Don’t forget to try the Nathan’s hotdog, which I haven’t had since the New York ’90s.
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.