Support Small Stores | Helping the community in this trying time

After the successful community campaigns to #supportsmallbusiness and #supportlocalcommunities, we are extending our reach to #supportsmallstores in Qatar as we brace ourselves for the 3rd Phase of the gradual reopening in Qatar in August 1 (restricted restaurants opening with gradual increased capacity).

We’ve supported the SMALL HOME BUSINESSES and the stories of ex-pats and workers being affected by the crisis. Some of them lost their job, or their companies are struggling because of the pandemic as well, and they found doing home business (mostly home-cooked food) helpful to sustain their lives here in Qatar.

We have also opened our doors to welcome the LOCAL COMMUNITIES to introduce their products to our blog readers and social media followers. It was also an opportunity to let other people know of delicacies from different cultures… as well as cuisines that are equally very delicious. These are food experiences that can only be shared in a close, accommodating and very inclusive community.

Now, there’s another sector that is also affected by this pandemic.  Those who are maintaining small stores and paying their rents monthly, continuously paying their staff salaries even with low sales, yet struggling to sustain and keep up with the market via their own delivery services. But amidst all these challenges, we can still see them smiling, and inspiring us to carry on. They are the SMALL STORES around us.

Most of them don’t have a big budget for advertisement and promotions, so our efforts to spread the word will be very helpful at this point in time. Most of them – we have already featured in our previous SPECIAL SERIES and we hope you can revisit that:

See some of them here and give your support. Simply #FOLLOW them on social media, #ORDER food from them, and #POST some photos of your purchases and leave a recommendation.

We are all in this together and what we need t do is support each other in every way possible. We are facing a war that is big enough to shut down global operations… but our hearts burning with desire to help and sustain will surely shine brighter than this pandemic. Let’s use the hashtag #SupportSmallStores every time you order from any small to medium-sized establishments around Doha.


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THINKING ABOUT DINNER? Enjoy this bundle of fun from @sarisari_asianrestaurant_qatar. PALUTO MADNESS (fresh seafood concept) is where you have the freedom to choose the fresh ingredients you want and how you want it to be cooked. Choose from different variety of seafood, chicken, beef and vegetables plus their "bandehado" plate which includes rice, fried eggplant, steam okra, enseladang mangga and itlog na maalat. It’s homecooked meals delivered straight into your doorsteps. For Take Away and Home Deliveries, please call +974 5563 6320 or +974 3365 0005 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM #SariSariAsianFusionCuisine #03Mall #NewSalata #dampastyle #palutomadness #AuthenticDishes #AwardWinningChefs #yumyum #AwardWinningDishes #Thai #Filipino #Chinese #tasteofhome #qatardaddyblogger #qatarpinoyblogger #BestLifeQatar

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Looking for Pinoy-style merienda (snack)? Our favourite Visayan-specialty restaurant, @sutukilrestaurant, is offering their special STK MERIENDA HABIT for only QR64! Comes with 2 types of noodle dishes, chicken BBQ, kwekwek (tempura-like orange egg), spring rolls, and a soft drink. That big enough for a group of 4! SUGBA-TUWA-KILAW are popular cooking styles from the Visayan region of the Philippines and they are bringing these culinary pride for Kabayans and expats alike here in Doha, Qatar. Try this one out! Probably, one of the most affordable boodle bundle in town. They are available for takeaway or delivery. Call 4001 0988. #supporttheLOCALcommunities #sutukil #visayancuisine #merienda #boodlebundle #Pinoyfoodie #sarap #instafoodie #bilaofood #pinoytaste #pinoyfood #panlasangpinoy🇵🇭 #qatardaddyblogger #qatarpinoyblogger #BestLifeQatar

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Phone: 3085 8883

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