Time Hacks: Quick Takeout Lunch Places When You’re On The Go


There’s always time for food

These days, we don’t always the time to have a proper sit down lunch. Between work, and sudden meetings, traffic, and just always being on the go, it can be hard to find time to have eat sometimes.

Luckily for us, there are a few food stalls and shops that offer quick and easy take-out food! Not to worry, because the quality of the food isn’t compromised; they know what they’re doing.

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Shawa Wama – Rockwell

The newest homegrown concept by The Moment Group, Shawa Wama is a grab-and-go stall that offers affordable eastern Mediterranean street food like stuffed pita pockets and hummus. Don’t miss the sweet potato fries—they’re to die for.

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Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati
(02) 751-9667

Banh Mi Kitchen – multiple branches

Banh Mi is a quaint Vietnamese stall that offers a wide variety of flavors of banh mi sandwiches. Take the Crunch Test and your orders will be replaced if it’s not crunchy! Some of their must-try flavors include the Wagyu Tapa, Lemongrass Pork and of course, The Classic.

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Subway – various branches

The SUBWAY® restaurant chain is the world’s largest submarine sandwich franchise, with more than 33,000 locations in over 92 countries.

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Pappare – Visayas Ave.

Pappare specializes in old-fashioned handmade noodles and pastas prepared using modern techniques and presented in fashionable take-out cones. Aside from noodle dishes, other items to watch out for are their Raclette ConePanini de Porchetta, and Limoncello cocktail.

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The Food Hive Food Park, #80 Visayas Ave, Quezon City
(0917) 830-9290

Pepi Cubano – multiple branches

One of Makati’s best-kept secrets, Pepi Cubano serves authentic 6-inch Cubano sandwiches, with best-sellers like the Classic Cubano, Pan de Bistec and Pan de Lechon. This is the perfect option for that filling but not so heavy meal.

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Wasabi Warriors – multiple branches

An Australian sushi brand with a green heart , Wasabi Warriors offers fresh and healthy sushi rolls for people on the go. Some of their must-tries include the Seared Salmon Nigiri, Fresh Salmon and Avocado Roll, Teriyaki Chicken and Inari Rolls.

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Poke Poke – multiple branches

East meets West at Poke Poke. The Hawaiian concept lets you to customize your own poke bowl, giving you the freedom to choose from a wide array of ingredients and toppings like salmon, unagi, steak, rice, bacon, avocado and peanuts.

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Master Siomai  – multiple branches

Everyone knows Master Siomai. This food stall is a go-to snack and even meal for everyone from students to the old folks. With their simple menu of siomai and sago’t gulaman, these guys have one the hearts of many and they wont be going anywhere any time soon.

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Lo de Alberto – multiple branches

Lo de Alberto claims to be “the only authentic taqueria in the Philippines” and is one of the go-to restaurants at the City Golf area. It is owned and operated by Chef Balam Nazar who ensures that everything tastes as good as the real deal back at home.

Also read: 11 Best New Taquerias to Try Around Manila
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Salad Stop! – multiple branches

Customize your own salads or wraps, or choose from their Signature Salads. Worry not about the calories because they list their ingredients and calorie count in the menu, for your perusal. Best-sellers include the Oh Crab Lah!, Iron “Wo” Man, and Omega 3 Baby!

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Schmidt’s Gourmet Hotdogs – multiple branches

Schmidt’s serve gourmet and specialty hotdogs from around the world. It started as a food truck driving around the city, but now has various branches in food parks and other locations. Foodies absolutely love the Wagamama, Aucklander and Seattle Dog!

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Sisig Hooray – multiple branches

An oldie but goodie, Sisig Hooray has been satisfying our stubborn sisig cravings for years. Whether you’re nursing a hangover or just in the mood for that crunchy and oily goodness, Sisig Hooray won’t let you down. 

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Ta Ke Ho Me – multiple branches

Ta Ke Ho Me is a sushi stand whose first location is right across ABS-CBN in Quezon City that offers sushi boxes for take home. This homegrown Japanese take-out concept store sounds simple enough, yet no one else has thought of it. It’s genius and answers to a lot of diners’ concerns–quick, taste and variety. Would you believe you can get 8 pieces for only P99? See more photos and info here.

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Go Bento! – Fort Bonifacio

Go Bento is the first modern Japanese grab-and-go food hall in the Philippines. It offers customers the experience of building their own bento meals (tonkatsu, tempura, etc). Other menu items include sushi, sashimi, salads, soup, bottled juices and matcha soft-served ice cream.

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9th St. cor.  High Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 656-6790

Boxes Asian Kitchen – Legazpi Village

Boxes Asian Kitchen offers affordable Asian comfort food for dine-in, delivery and take-away. This is their first branch in the Metro.

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G/F Cityland 3, VA Rufino Street, Legazpi Village, Makati
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Go! Salads – multiple branches

Go! Salads serves a variety of greens that are organically produced, topped with a number of homemade dressings. With the current fast-paced lifestyle of people today, even non-salad lovers will enjoy the convenience and delicious items here.

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Paotsin – multiple branches

Paotsin is a fried dim sum and rice stall known for their signature green Hainanese rice. They offer a selection of dim sum which you can get steamed or deep fried as well as some Asian add ons like laksa, coconut rice, and Asian fried chicken all at affordable prices.

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Sushi Nori – multiple branches

Sushi Nori is the country’s first temakeria specializing in affordable hand-held sushi on the go. You can build our own sushi and temaki set: Choose if you want yours in a maki roll or temaki, then pick your desired sushi flavor (from basics to premium) and lastly, your side dish. Must-tries are the Firecracker, Okonomiyaki, Cherry Blossom, OMG, and Godzilla.

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Gyro V – multiple branches

Gyro V’s unique take on the classic Greek wrap made headlines when it opened last April. It uses a freshly made waffle pita instead of the usual flour pita for its budget friendly gyros (P80 for a chicken and P85 for a beef gyro) and stuffs them with hot meat and different sauces. 

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Bon Banhmi – multiple branches

Known to be truly authentic when it comes to banhmi sandwiches, this hole in the wall joint is actually owned by a Vietnamese couple! They only have a few flavors to choose from: Traditional, Chicken, Grilled Beef, Roast Pork or you can customize you own! More Vietnamese eats to discover here!

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