Have you officially decided to start your own food business this quarantine? Once you've perfected your homemade treat, your packaging is the next thing you'll likely think about. After all, it won't only hold your food, but it should be able to preserve its quality and protect it from spilling while in transit. That said, it's always good to consider not only the price and the size of your packaging but even its material.
To get you started, here's a list of local packaging suppliers you can check out!
1. RM Boxes
Are you into baking? RM Boxes sells various boxes for cakes, cupcakes, loaves, and other pastries. Aside from that, they also have other packaging essentials like grease-resistant liners and cupcake holders. You can order online through their website and have your items picked up by your chosen courier!
TRY: Pre-formed Loaf Box, P190/pack, RM BOXES, rmboxes.com
For inquiries, you can contact RM Boxes via (0947)997-6326 or send them a message on Facebook (facebook.com/rmboxcenter).
2. Greenpak Philippines
Greenpak Philippines manufactures plain food packaging for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). If you're selling meals, check out their eco-friendly paper meal EcoBento Boxes that have three divisions.
The local store also sells clamshell boxes for burgers, pizza boxes, and bucket boxes for rice meals. They're offering free shipping within metro manila for orders over P8,000!
For inquiries, call 8426-9379 or 7576-0788. You can also reach them through Viber via (0917)415-4303.
3. Urban Creations
Currently, this Pampanga-based printing business is offering glass bottles and jars in bulks—these are perfect for those who are selling homemade sauce, milk tea, or iced coffee.
They also have tin cans, which you can fill up with cakes and even sushi bakes!
TRY: Dream Cake Can, URBAN CREATIONS, P500/10 pieces
For more information, send them a message on Facebook (facebook.com/urbancreations2018).
4. Packaging Depot Manila
Here, you can purchase all sorts of pouches and bags, which you can fill up with coffee grounds, chips, nuts, cookies, and other treats.
For more information, you can contact Packaging Depot Manila via (0906)573-0354 or (0923)806-4016. You can also send them a message on Facebook (facebook.com/packagingdepotmla).
5. Happy Choice MFG Inc.
Happy Choice MFG Inc. is a manufacturing company that produces all sorts of paper packaging, from cake boxes to clamshell boxes, at affordable rates.
For inquiries, you can send them a message on Facebook (facebook.com/happychoiceinc).
6. Eco Nest
If you're planning to shift to using eco-friendly packaging, Eco Nest is worth checking out. They sell various compostable and biodegradable food containers—from clamshell boxes to oval bowls—which are all made out of dried leftover sugarcane stalks. According to Eco Nest, these eco-friendly products may be used in ovens, microwaves, refrigerators, and even freezers! (Click here for more eco-friendly packaging options.)