10 Places to Buy Good Steak When You Feel Like Being a Chef at Home
Say “steak” and what comes to mind might be candlelit dinners in fancy restaurants, but you can absolutely cook up great steak in your own kitchen. Steak, however, is one of those foods where the results will depend heavily on the quality of the ingredients, so getting good beef is key. We’ve rounded up 10 stores and purveyors that you can count on for great ready-to-cook steaks—some of them even deliver.
Here are 10 steak purveyors in Manila:
Rare Food Shop
Rare Food Shop is an online store carrying meats and seafood from all around the world. You’ll be spoiled for choice here as far as steaks go, as their range of beef includes Bolzico Beef, Black Onyx Australian Angus, U.S. Angus Beef, WX Australian Wagyu, Snake River Farms American Wagyu Beef, Japanese Wagyu, and more—perfect for cooking up your own restaurant-caliber steak feast at home. Ordering is as simple as creating an account on their easy-to-navigate website and checking out. The best part? They can do same-day deliveries, and there’s no minimum order.
For orders, check out Rare Food Shop’s website.
Japanese Wagyu beef is heralded for its exceptional marbling, which makes for a blissful, melt-in-your-mouth consistency. You don’t have to fly all the way to the Land of the Rising Sun to enjoy it—Wagyu Philippines delivers steaks of the special beef category right to your door. They’ve got Wagyu sirloin and ribeye cuts from grades A3 (5,895/kilogram), A4 (P6,450/kilogram), and A5 (P7,295/kilogram), as well as A5 Wagyu with Marble Score 12 (P8,495/kilogram) and A5-grade Tenderloin (P9,995/kilogram).
For orders, contact 0917-792-4057 or check out Wagyu Philippines’ Facebook page.
Chingolo Deli is a deli-slash-restaurant run by in-laws Erwan Heussaff and Nico Bolzico, carrying Bolzico Beef—Bolzico’s own brand of Argentine grass-fed and organic pure Angus beef, known for its bold, beefy flavor. Here, you can pick up a piece of ribeye (P1,650/kilogram) or tenderloin (P1,650/kilogram), or even more unconventional cuts like the heart of rump (P1,100/kilogram). Be sure not to leave without getting a bottle of their Chimichurri (P249), which goes with just about any cut you fancy.
Chingolo Deli is at UPRC III Building, 2289 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City. For more information, check out Chingolo Deli’s Facebook page.
Sous Vide Station
Sous vide may sound like a fancy-schmancy term reserved for restaurants, but Sous Vide Station is out to make the method accessible to everyone with their pre-sous vide cooked steaks that you can easily sear on a pan and serve. You can choose between the USDA Prime Ribeye (P2,800/680 to 700 grams), which has a great amount of marbling for the optimum tenderness and flavor; and the AUS Beef Striploin (P1,600/480 to 500 grams), which has less fat.
For orders, contact 0917-962-2114 or check out Sous Vide Station’s Facebook page.
Green Grocer Manila
Grass-fed beef is believed to be better than conventional beef in that it’s leaner and higher in key nutrients—and, some will argue that it’s more complex-tasting, too. Get your fill at Green Grocer Manila, which carries Australian Grass-Fed Tomahawk (P1,750/one-kilogram pack), Cube Roll (P1,200/kilogram), and Ribeye (P780/200-gram pack), as well as Diamanta Grass-Fed Wagyu Chuck Eye Roll (P1,560/kilogram). Create an account on their website, fill your cart, and check out; orders made from Saturdays to Sundays are delivered on Wednesdays or Thursdays, while orders from Mondays to Thursdays (12 p.m.) are delivered on Saturdays.
For orders, check out Green Grocer Manila’s website.
1st Cut PH
1st Cut PH offers Prime and Choice Angus, which are the two top Angus grades in tenderness, juiciness, flavor, and yield. Try the Prime U.S. Angus Boneless Ribeye (P2,400/kilogram), as well as Choice U.S. Angus Tomahawk (P1,950/kilogram), Boneless Ribeye (P1,830/kilogram), and Bone-In Ribeye (P1,650/kilogram). There are no minimum orders for delivery, and they also accept same-day delivery requests.
For orders, contact 0917-569-7056, 0915-901-4304, or check out 1st Cut PH’s Instagram page.
Steak.ph describes themselves as the first steak home-delivery service in the country, and they deliver seven days a week (including holidays!) in as little as 90 minutes, from as early as 6 a.m. to as late as 1 a.m. They stock up on premium grades of American beef, including USDA Natural Black Angus ribeye steaks (P1,990/kilogram) and USDA Certified Prime Grade Angus Bone-In Ribeye steaks (P2,500/kilogram). They also have steaks that are wet-aged—a process that helps develop the beef’s flavor and tenderness—like the 21-Day Wet Aged U.S. Angus Bone-In Ribeye (P1,990/kilogram) and 21-Day Wet Aged US Angus Tenderloin steaks (P2,450/kilogram). You can also order their steaks in gift boxes that are perfect for sending over to anyone you want to impress.
For orders, contact 0917-567-8325 or check out Steak.ph’s Facebook page.
This highly acclaimed deli carries some of the best ingredients from around the world, and that extends to their steak selection. You’ll find Prime and Super Prime USDA beef here, as well as A4 and A5 grades of Miyazaki beef (a.k.a. 100% purebred Japanese Wagyu from the Miyachiku co-op, taken from the “Japanese Black” breed of cow, whose meat is highly regarded for cherry-red color and supreme meaty flavor). Most notably, they also carry beef that’s dry-aged—a special process which gives you meat with a supreme depth and nutty flavor—in the form of Dry-Aged Double Gold Ribeye from the Great American Steak Company (P250/100 grams).
Bacchus Epicerie has branches at R147 Lopez Drive, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City and 1 Garden Way, EDSA Shangri-La, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. See a list of Bacchus Epicerie branches. For more information, check out Bacchus Epicerie’s Facebook page.
Ben and Diego’s Premium Steak
Ben and Diego’s Premium Steaks is a Mandaluyong and Pampanga-based venture that delivers premium-grade steaks straight to your doorstep. They offer same-day-delivery in Metro Manila, as well as Pampanga, Tarlac, Bulacan, Bataan, and Olongapo. Their selection includes USDA Prime Angus Ribeye steaks (P2,300/kilogram), Certified Authentic Wagyu steaks (they carry sirloin and ribeye cuts) from the Kagoshima prefecture ranging from A3 (P7,500/kilogram), A4 (P8,000/kilogram), and A5 (P8,500/kilogram) grades.
For orders, contact 0977-012-6573, 0917-535-4775, or check out Ben and Diego Premium Steak’s Facebook page.
Gerald.ph is an online grocery that carries Certified Angus Beef, USDA Choice Beef, and even Australian Grass-Fed Beef. While you’re at it, you can also pick up a bottle (or two) of wine for pairing with your steak from their extensive deli selection. Just fill up your cart and check out; they deliver on certain days of the week depending on where you live in Manila for a standard delivery fee of P90.
For orders, check out Gerald.ph’s website.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.