Get your food from these underground online food delivery services
If you didn’t know, Eatbook’s office is in the industrial estate of Boon Keng, which is a 10-minute walk away from Bendemeer Food Centre and Geylang Bahru Food Centre. But because lunchtime is very precious, I hate spending the bulk of it walking under the hot sun to queue up for food. This is why I am a major fan of food delivery services. Here are 7 underground online food delivery services in Singapore for you to try!
1. Don Play Play
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Don Play Play is a favourite among my colleagues thanks to their hearty Japanese rice bowls. The menu is slightly thin, with only six items available, but that doesn’t stop me from wondering what to order each time.Truffle Beef Yakiniku Don ($12.80) featuring slices of eight-hour sous vide Australian grain-fed striploin as well as Salmon Mentaiko Don ($12.80) are some of the donburi they have. Jio your friends to dine with you, as a minimum order of 10 bowls is required.
Delivery fee: None
Delivery hours: Tue-Thur 11:30am to 1:30pm
Image credit: Porterfetch’s Facebook page
The worst thing about being a night owl is the hunger pangs that come when most delivery services have ended – I can only settle for McDonald’s or Maggi mee! That was until I found out about Porterfetch, a supper food delivery service that operates from 9pm until 3am. The best part is that they partner with plenty of famous supper joints including Al-Azhar Eating Restaurant, The Skewer Bar, and Tang Tea House!
Delivery fee: From $5
Delivery hours: Daily 9pm to 3am
Tel: 8342 1342
3. Dine Inn
If you’re hankering for some wholesome, home-cooked grub, download Dine Inn. The app is like a food version of Airbnb, bringing meals prepared by passionate home cooks to hungry souls. They have items like Grilled Pork Collar ($10 for two) as well as full on set meals for families who are too busy to prepare a proper dinner. Aside from delivering food, you can also hire these home cooks to come over to your house to whip up a storm for you, or visit their house for a private dining experience!
Check out our full review of Dine Inn!
Delivery fee: $10, no minimum order
Delivery hours: Daily 9am to 10pm
Image credit: Plum’s Facebook page
Unlike typical food delivery services that send your order right to your doorstep, Plum delivers to a specific area at a fixed time. They do this to keep prices low and omit delivery fees. As they are currently targeting the office crowd, pickups are dotted around the CBD and Fusionopolis. The listings aren’t restaurants but dishes from various places instead. You can find items such as Chicken Briyani ($6.90) and Chilli Seafood Hor Fun ($8.90). The menu changes daily, so you won’t be bored.
Delivery fee: None
Pickup hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 12:30pm
Tel: 6631 2719
Image credit: Halalonclick’s Facebook page
If you have trouble ordering food because you’re not sure if it’s halal, Halalonclick may just be what you’re looking for. The only downside is that they have limited delivery zones and only a handful of partner restaurants, so it won’t cater to everyone in Singapore. Partners include Hjh Maimunah, Aiman Cafe, and Walaku. The latter delivers dishes including Nasi Lemak Kukus Ikan Set ($5) and Pisang Goreng Cheese ($5 for four pieces).
Delivery fee: From $5, minimum spending of $12
Delivery hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6908 5001
Image credit: @whyqsg
I could never understand forking out an additional $3 to have hawker grub delivered to my doorstep. But with a delivery fee of only $1.50 and no minimum order, WhyQ makes ordering hawker food to your home logical. Dapao-ing food for you from 23 hawker centres including Fengshan 85 Market, Teban Gardens Food Centre and Chomp Chomp, WhyQ lets you enjoy famous eats without wasting your time queuing. Sadly, delivery locations are not yet islandwide.
Delivery fee: $1.50, no minimum spending
Delivery hours: Dependent on location
Tel: 6914 2673
7. What To Eat
Image credit: What To Eat’s Facebook page
Around since 2013 is What To Eat. Despite their small following – they only have around 3.6k followers on Facebook – they seem to be surviving well in this competitive landscape. I like how their their partners range from chains such as Bali Thai and So Pho, to lesser-known names including Vegefuru and The Lazy Garden. Their winning point is that you can order food from restaurants rather far away; those living in Punggol can order grub from City Square Mall!
Delivery fee: $2.99, minimum order $30
Delivery hours: Daily 11am to 11pm
Tel: 6396 6366
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Ah, technology, thanks to you, I no longer have to survive on microwavable food on days I’m just too lazy to cook. For more places to get food delivered to you, check out these halal food delivery services! Alternatively, stock up your fridge and get food from these wholesale food factories.