Lunch hour is that time every office worker looks forward to daily. Whether you’re a poor intern or a cushy exec, here is a roundup of lunch spots in the CBD, sorted by price.
Less than $5
It’s almost payday… but not yet. If you’re trying to scrimp and save, these wallet-friendly options are for you.
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1. One Family Teochew Fish Porridge
Maxwell food centre may be famed for Tian Tian Chicken Rice, but there are plenty of other cheaper options to check out if you’re strapped for cash. Trying to stick to your 2018 goal to shed some pounds? Opt for fish soup. While there are several stalls in the hawker centre serving up this dish, a solid crowd-favourite is One Family Teochew Fish Porridge. The soup is made with fresh fish on ice, which is displayed at the stall itself. Their broth is clear, tasty, and virtually oil-free. The best part? It’s both dirt cheap and mighty delicious.
Find it at 1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore 069184
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2. SAP Thai at Amoy Street Food Centre
If you love Thai food and can’t get enough of Thai instant noodles, then this place will be heaven for you. Serving up dishes made with the beloved MAMA noodles, this wallet-friendly spot has snaking queues, so be sure to get in quick. Spice lovers can opt for the extra-hot option for their noodles, while the more faint hearted can choose no spice at all. This stall is the perfect place to get good food on a shoestring budget.
Find it at 7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111
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3. Seng Kee Local Delights at Lau Pa Sat
Looking for some delicious Char Kway Teow without a hefty price tag? Then this is the place to go! Located in the Lau Pa Sat market, this eatery offers up deliciously, charred char kway teow with a generous serving of cockles and fishcake. The low price tag of this dish does not compromise on its taste, which is rare and definitely reassuring. Served piping hot and utterly satisfying, cheat day has never tasted so good. If you’re ever in the mood for something healthier, check out their menu of ridiculously affordable and tasty hawker food.
Find it at 18 Raffles Quay Singapore 048582
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Less than $10
It’s mid-month so the hawker centre is still serving you well, but you’re looking for something more – here’s a few places to check out!
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1. Muji Cafe
Yeah, you read that right. Muji is popular for their minimalist living items, but few people know of its cafe arm that serves up delicious and healthy meals for office workers. With prices ranging from $8.80 and above, the dishes here are chosen mixed-rice style, with a selection of dishes from the cold and hot delis. Opt for brown rice to make your meal even healthier. Make sure to reserve your seat before you get in line, because this place can get bustling at lunchtime. Instead of Chope-ing your seats with tissue, use the metal ‘reserve’ sign near the entrance.
Find it at 252 North Bridge Rd, Raffles City Robinsons, Singapore 179103
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2. Triple O’s
Sometimes, you’re craving a big, juicy burger and McDonald’s just won’t cut it. With burgers starting from $7.90, this beloved Canadian chain serves up fresh meat and saucy burgers that will leave you very satisfied. With a delicious secret sauce, fresh Canadian beef patties in their burgers and crisp vegetables, you will never want to eat fast food burgers again after you’ve tried these. Conveniently located at Raffles Place, and with an array of options that even cater to vegetarians, this spot is good for carnivores and and herbivores alike.
Find it at 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
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3. Guzman Y Gomez
Mexican food is all the rage these days, but some of the spots in Singapore can be expensive. Guzman Y Gomez is an Australian Taqueria with multiple outlets throughout Singapore offering tacos and burritos at affordable prices. Get two tacos with a filling of your choice for less than ten dollars, or choose to splurge and try one of their burritos for slightly more. With a variety of fresh fillings, and crisp vegetables, their tacos make for a filling and healthy lunch. Open till 10pm, this place can also be a go-to for those late night OT dinners.
Find it at Chevron House, 30 Raffles Place, Singapore 039803
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$15 and above
Treat yo’ self to a meal at these places to really live that baller life.
This sandwich bar is known for their delicious coffees and sandwiches, and is perfect for a midday pick-me-up! With a range of soups, salads, and sandwiches at affordable prices, Sarnie’s is the perfect place to treat yourself without breaking the bank. There are even some vegan, vegetarian and paleo options on the menu, so this is a place you can bring your pickier colleagues too as well. The only non set lunch in this category, this is the best place to go for a fun lunch with your friends!
Find it at 136 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 068601
Book a table at Sarnie’s and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.
2. Napoleon Food & Wine Bar
Classic European fare without the excessively hefty price tag. The industrial interior of this restaurant will appeal to the minimalists out there, and the extensive wine list will thrill any connoisseur, but the highlight of this spot has to be their Asian-inspired French fare. Choose between Truffle Angel Hair Pasta, Poached Salmon, Stuffed Chicken Breast for your choice of main – though our vote would go to the deliciously fresh and juicy salmon. This is an affordable, low-key spot for an unpretentious lunch with your colleagues.
Find it at 206 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 068641
Book a table at Napoleon Food & Wine Bar and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.
3. JING Seafood Restaurant
Set in the glamorous Marina Bay, this is the place to be for glitzy Chinese cuisine. With an understated, yet elegant interior, this is definitely the fanciest spot on this list. Ever wanted a taste of some dim sum to go with your lunch? Or craved some abalone soup long past the fun of Chinese New Year? You can get these delicacies and more at JING Seafood restaurant. Give their executive lunch menu a try – a collection of titillating Chinese nosh served in the perfectly picturesque One Fullerton – this is the place to go if you want to impress your office crush!
Find it at 1 Fullerton Road, #01-02/03, One Fullerton, Singapore 049213
Book a table at JING and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.