Tasty Eats to Treat Your Lolo and Lola to This Grandparents’ Day


Fact: There’s nothing quite like the unconditional and selfless love of a grandparent. If you still have your grandmas and grandpas around, you know they’re pretty much the enablers of the children—someone who spoils, dotes, and pampers to no end. 

On their special day all to themselves on September 10, this Sunday, it’s time to give back and celebrate them right back. Now, if you’ve forgotten or overlooked to shop for presents (we’re sure they won’t mind, though), the next best thing is to gather them ‘round and treat them to a heartwarming family feast. 

They’ve grown so accustomed to showering you with treats that, to be honest, they’re probably going to be pleasantly surprised to have the roles reversed. 

To celebrate big on good food, here are four lolo- and lola-approved eats you might want to consider. We have a bit of everything in this quick roundup—from signature comfort dishes to a familiar snack they can totally get behind on. 

Buy 1, Get 1 on Pizzas from Motorino Pizza

Dubbed by Mario Batali as the “Cindy Crawford of Pizza,” Motorino is a world-famous pizzeria in New York whose menu is loved and celebrated by celebrities and foodies alike. 

They specialize in Neapolitan pizza made from the best and freshest ingredients and have since expanded their reach here in Manila, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. 

Until September 30, the pizza joint’s offering a buy-1, get-1 promo on their brick-oven pies at their branch in The Podium. ICYDK—Neapolitan pizza’s known for being tender, light, and moist at the same time, making the thin, airy slices perfect for gran and grandpa’s snacking experience—and yours, too. 

We recommend sampling their classic and universally adored Margherita with red tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil, pecorino cheese, and extra virgin olive oil. There’s also Classic Cheese, Truffle & Mushroom, and Quattro Formaggi. Another one worth trying is their Manila Clams—a hand-kneaded pie made with mozzarella, pecorino cheese, lemon, and fresh clams stuffed with garlicky breadcrumbs and baked in butter. 

20% off from Classic Savory

Established in 1950, Classic Savory has made its mark in the local dining landscape—with your lolos and lolas probably dining and savoring timeless Filipino fare at one of their restaurants back in the day. 

Bring them to this familiar go-to for a throwback treat, as they’re offering a 20% discount on one of their staples, the General Garlic Chicken until September 30. Each serving consists of juicy fried chicken pieces sautéed in Classic Savory’s secret recipe sauce—a very straightforward yet satisfying confluence of flavor and texture. 

The 20% discount’s available at Classic Savory’s SM City Masinag branch. 

40% off from Mesa

Named as one of the best Filipino restaurants in the country, Mesa Filipino Moderne has been serving classic Pinoy dishes with modern twists since 2009. 

Mesa’s dining deal saver’s perfect, as they’re offering a 40% discount on one of their set meals, which is good for four to five persons. Ordering the set until September 10 will save you as much as P1,205. 

The bundle from their SM City Lipa restaurant includes baked scallops, chicken binakol, tofu sisig, mango pork belly BBQ, braised beef, sotanghon guisado, adobo flakes rice, two servings of turon, and five glasses of iced tea. 

Palabok and Extra Creamy Halo-Halo Small from Mang Inasal

This iconic duo from Mang Inasal’s very famous with our old folks—and with good reason. Pancit for long life and a delicious, creamy bowl of halo-halo for dessert? Nothing can top that—and for only P119 for the two. 

Now serving at Mang Inasal’s SM City Lipa branch, this indulgent combo hits all the right nostalgic foodie spots. Just imagine enjoying these classics over a good conversation with your folks—while they reminisce the good ol’ days of their carefree childhood. Sweet! 

Return the favor and treat your beloved grannies and grandpas to a delectable feast they deserve at the Grannies Food Fiesta in your favorite SM mall. They’ll be blown away by your thoughtfulness—and they’ll have their tummies full, too. Win-win! 

For more dining deal savers this Grandparents’ Day and beyond, don’t forget to check out SM Deals

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