Englewood, CO (PressExposure) June 11, 2009 -- As the saying goes, the family that prays together, stays together. With Filipino family however, the family that does not only eat and prays together, stays together but also the family that goes to the grocery together stays together. It is a habit, not a traditional custom for every Filipino family to shop for their needs in Philippine groceries [http://www.myayala.com/shop/categs.asp?k=Grocery-philippines&categ_id=667] every week or once a month. It has been a duty of the family to be together on doing the groceries. Aside from the church, Filipino families gather together in malls and groceries. Usually, the grocery shopping that the whole family attends to is for the month-long supply for the household. Ordinarily, simple grocery errands that are done in solo trips are for needs that are needed in a quick time.
Philippine groceries have different products to offer. There are different organized racks catering every need. Mostly, foods take the most space in the grocery as Filipinos love to eat and cook. Canned goods and the favorite sardines are the usual grocery staple together with instant noodles. Kid food, biscuits and candies are very popular for the children in grocery store. Vegetables, fruits and frozen foods are confined on one area and are usually the spot where people congregate since Filipinos love to cook. Household products such as the typical Filipino broom are also available in local groceries. Philippine grocery [http://www.myayala.com/shop/categs.asp?k=Grocery-philippines&categ_id=667] also has a separate section for imported goods such as chocolates, wines and packed foods. Also, in a separate section are surplus or retail goods that are on sale. Local groceries often put products on sale even for canned goods and perishable foods.
Bulk buying in Philippine groceries is also possible. For people owning small grocery store, wholesale buying of products is available and in affordable amounts.
In countries abroad, small Philippine groceries are being owned and handled by Filipinos. In their grocery, typical Filipino products are imported from the Philippines and are sold. Since the typical local Filipino grocery has noodles, sardines and biscuits, the international Philippine grocery also has the original and authentic item straight from the Philippines. Foods like siopao and local peanut butter can be bought in these Filipino stores. Aside from that, breakfast staple such as dried fish and salted egg can be found in Filipino stores abroad. Small Philippine grocery [http://www.myayala.com/shop/categs.asp?k=Grocery-philippines&categ_id=667] is also the place where Filipinos gather and share stories.
Also, foreign groceries also offer Filipino products for Filipinos abroad. Some have noodles and the typical pancit canton and the widely known sautÃ©ed fish sauce can be found in foreign groceries.
With the aid of internet, online Philippine grocery is now available. Some websites offer deliveries and shipping of packages with a certain weight to Filipinos in every part of the country and also abroad. You can pick items from their wide array of Filipino products and have your package delivered within a week.
Whether it's done online or in group, doing the grocery is a fun duty to be done especially when with the family.