The pandemic has certainly reshaped the way we live today – wearing masks everywhere, temperature checks anytime we enter an establishment, toting a spray bottle of alcohol on our purse.
Making safety the priority in serving their customers, the food industry placed focus on providing safe outdoor dining spaces.
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You’ve probably seen restaurants convert even their parking areas into makeshift alfresco areas.
But why this sudden shift to making sure there’s outdoor dining? Health experts, like those from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), explain that adequate ventilation and the ability for proper social distancing greatly decrease the spread of airborne transmission of diseases and infections like COVID-19.
So when you take off your mask to eat, wouldn’t it be perfect to do it in a space that’s uncrowded and open-air? Let’s make it even more perfect by creating outdoor dining spaces that put safety first but are also picture-worthy.
SM Mall of Asia opens more outdoor dining areas
Known for its wide space, SM Mall of Asia owned a lot of open spaces, perfect for al fresco dining!
- L1 & L2, North Entertainment Mall
- L1 & L2, North Veranda
- North and South Arcades
- North and South Main Mall
SM Aura Premier reimagines Sky ParkSupporting the many food establishments located inside this upscale mall in BGC, SM Aura Premier transformed sections of its Skypark at the 5th Level into safe outdoor dining areas.
There, customers have the opportunity to keep enjoying the food they missed during strict lockdowns while feeling secure that the mall has their best interest in mind.
The Skypark Courtyard, a section on the other end of the Skypark which is nearer Ramen Nagi, Mesa, Yabu, and the like, takes a more minimalist chic approach. Fully open-air rectangular gazebos are dressed up for that stylish, LA-feel.
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Apart from providing picture-perfect spaces, SM Aura Premier also encouraged restaurants to have their own outdoor dining set-ups. Prego, Barcino, and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf all have alfresco tables for their dining customers.
Down at the Upper Ground Level, SM Aura Premier did not forget their walking and biking community. They have set up the Pocket Park which is conveniently located just outside Starbucks, Providore, and Cibo.
This open-air area allows the walking community to quickly grab a coffee or a meal and sit comfortably without walking going inside the mall. The biking community has even more reasons to make use of the Pocket Park as it already has bike racks for bike-riding customers to park and dine right next to their beloved ride.
SM Megamall recreates their open spaces
While you can still order food from the restaurants and food establishments inside the mall, you can take it out and bring your food to one of these Mega Outdoor Dining spots locations:
- GL, Mega Fashion Hall Terrace
- UGL, Mega A Covered Walkway
- GL, Mega Strip A & B, J. Vargas
Perfect way to dine in and catch up with your love ones!
SM City Bicutan transforms their South Streetside
Order meals to go from your favorite SM City Bicutan restaurants and head on to the Entrance 5 (near Starbucks) at Bldg. B to experience dining out doors with your family, friends or even on your me time.
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SM City East Ortigas opens East StrEATS
Last but not the least, this mall from the East side metro also repurpose their driveway area.
This is ideal for your mall visit that provides shoppers a safe space to enjoy your meal while following strict health protocols. ❤️
These are just some of the SM Malls that converts and reinvents their outdoor areas for you to still enjoy dining outside home without worrying about the COVID-19.
This is their way of making sure that customers are safe from COVID-19.
Which of these are you looking to visit soon? Tell us in the comment section below.