Pinoy mall trips are a family affair, with moms often leading the way, whether it’s a shopping adventure, a grocery run, a celebratory meal or what-not. Not surprisingly, most mamas have their favorite spots, a.k.a. no-fail, go-to areas within SM Supermalls. How do we know? Well, we went ahead and asked our 250,000-strong SuperMoms Club Facebook community and they spilled the tea! (You can also be a member by joining here.)
No need to wonder, too: We’ve listed them down here—in no particular order—so you can take notes from true mall kweens and make the most out of your SM experience. P.S. If you need to find something specific, check out our Mall Directory and try out our virtual mall map!
Iba-ibang food trip ba, #SMFam? SuperMoms know just the spot to satisfy all foodie whims, a.k.a. the perfect meet-up place before or after a mall run! From food carts and homegrown classics to new and up-and-coming restaurants, SM Foodcourt is home to literally all kinds of food you can think of—for every budget, too.
Fancy a snack? Make every day Turks-day with a juicy beef pita wrap from Turks. Hungry for a hot plate? Can’t go wrong with a meal from the OG Sizzling Plate. Kids craving fried chicken? Try Kipp’s for a life-changing experience! If you’re a K-fan, check out the tasty Korean noms from Mr. Kimbob.
Check out SM Deals for foodie deals.
The endless aisles of SM’s department store are a labyrinth of treasures—and SuperMoms are more than happy to get lost in them! Whether you’re looking for back-to-school gear, looking to spruce up your home, or simply want to do a little window-shopping (ehem), it’s the ultimate shopping destination. Plus, there are entire sections for stationery, electronics, toys, accessories, snacks, pet essentials…
Insider tip: Shop online via ShopSM and collect your purchases at your preferred branch with the Click & Collect, SM’s free in-store pick-up option! There’s also a door-to-door delivery option with standard shipping starting at just ₱49.
SuperMoms reveal: Grocery shopping doesn’t feel like such a chore when it’s done at one of SM’s many super- and hypermarkets, with one mom even saying, “Nakaka-hyper mamili!” It’s amazingly therapeutic, too. Moms can literally spend hours upon hours browsing products, dreaming up recipes, and choosing from the many, many brands on offer—at great price points.
Insider tips: Score unique and affordable finds by checking out the Only in SM Markets category, go on a round-the-globe binge at the International Goods section, and say bye to meal prep stress by shopping for Ready to Heat & Eat items. (Mom hack!)
For most SuperMoms, it’s impossible to walk by a Watsons store and not go inside—there are just so many things to see and add to cart! From makeup and skincare to personal care and medical essentials, this health and beauty retailer carries everything you need to take care of yourself and your family, including sustainable choices for eco-friendly shopping.
Insider tip: Download the Watsons app and join the Watsons Club to enjoy more savings, get access to exclusive offers (earn 2x points on Watsons brand products), and be entitled to member-only perks and rewards!
For moms with young kids, a trip to the mall isn’t complete without making a beeline to the toy store—the Amazing Toy Store, no less! Toy Kingdom serves as the go-to “happy place” for many Pinoy families and is the top resource for the best-est gifts for children of all ages.
Insider tip: Stay up-to-date on big Toy Sale events by following their official Facebook page (get up to 70% off!) and check SM Deals regularly for special discounts. Barbie fan? Visit Barbie’s World at the SM Mall of Asia Main Mall Atrium this July 10 to 21!
SM understands the need for moms to have a comfortable, quiet, and hygienic place to nurse their babies while out and about, and this is precisely why SM malls have designated breastfeeding stations at convenient locations. This is much-appreciated by SuperMoms, with many saying it’s their “safe” space—complete with private nooks, comfy chairs, and sinks for washing.
Insider tip: To find a Breastfeeding Station at a specific mall, contact Customer Care at (+63) 2887-61111 or inquire at the Customer Service booth.
Images courtesy of SMAC
Psst—here’s an exclusive spot for SMAC Prestige Card holders, where SuperMoms love to relax and escape the busyness of the mall shops and restos. This VIP lounge offers cozy and comfortable spaces, a convenient package counter, free Wi-Fi, accessible charging stations, clean and deluxe powder rooms, and complimentary refreshments—from free-flowing water to coffee and iced tea.
How to get access? Click here for info on how to become a Prestige Member.
Are you a SuperMom, too? Be part of SM’s SuperMoms Club, a safe space for mothers to virtually come together, find and give support, and create meaningful connections while navigating motherhood. Click to join online now. Exclusive perks and rewards await the most engaged mommies, too!
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