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The best CBD lunch deliveries

Lunch at the desk doesn’t have to be dreary. Natasha Hong and Ong Huiqi highlight the best CBD lunch delivery services to upgrade the meal

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Natasha Hong

HIC Juice

Fancying itself the Uber of juices, HIC’s invested in a stylish bread van to provide on-call juice deliveries to the CBD. The HIC&RUN service pulls up to selected CBD towers, including One Raffles Place, Asia Square and the Marina Bay Financial Centre, bearing colourful and good-for-you cold-pressed juices if you can’t stray too far from the office.

To order, hit up the website, pick a bottle ($8/250ml to $15/500ml) from the daily menu, then sit tight from 10.30am to 2pm for your juice to be delivered. The fruit, veggie and nut mixes include creations like Sangria Smoothie with apple, mango, peach, spinach and ionised water, I am Groot with carrot, apple, ginger, and, if you’re fighting a hangover, pure coconut water.

Delivery conditions Free delivery within the CBD.
Kinki Restaurant
  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Raffles Place

Kinki Restaurant & Bar is more known for their Japanese-influence graffiti-ed interior, but they’ve jumped into the food delivery scene with their Kinki Box Stars. Customers can choose from five manga-fied set bentos that include vegetarian and gluten free options ($20-$38), or create their own bentos (mains start from $20; choose two sides, regular at no additional cost, premium at $3).

Each dish is lovingly packed into boxes emblazoned with cute cartoon Japanese characters like ravenous sumos. These animes don’t come cheap though - the mains in the DIY box can go up to $40 for the wagyu foie gras donburi. If you’re craving a decent Japanese meal and don’t want to be blazed by the heat, Kinki Box Stars is a fair choice. To order, head on to their website before 12.30pm for same-day delivery.

Delivery conditions Self-collection at Kinki, or $6 per delivery within specific areas of the CBD, complimentary for purchases over $50. A minimum order of $20 is required.

  • Restaurants
  • Orchard
Set up by brothers Edward and Eugene Chia, DoSiRak is a hip – and healthy – incarnation of their family’s Korean restaurant, Your Woul, that’s meant to be chowed down in the office. The build-your-own bowls ($7.90-$9.90) offer carb options like white rice, brown rice and Korean soba, while veggies complement sous vide beef bulgogi, kimchi tofu, raw salmon and spicy chicken. Pour in the brown gochujang dressing, give it a shake and there’s lunch sorted in a neat, handy ice cream tub-like box. Oh, and everything’s under 500 calories, too.

Delivery conditions Order four or more bowls for free delivery in the CBD. Takeaways available at the DoSiRak stand in China Square. A Changi Business Park outpost is on the way.

The Foodist

This service by husband-and-wife team, Ng Dirong and Ivy Ang, isn’t your regular cook-and-deliver outfit. The Foodist works as a middleman for gourmet lunch sets cooked by good local chefs – every week’s restaurant or café partner is kept a surprise until the Friday before.

If past partners like Morsels, Nude Seafood or The Quarters are anything to go by, the tasting box ($15-$25) will usually include a starter, main course and dessert to leave a sweet note on your tongue as you return to crunching numbers. And in the off-chance you do get to unshackle yourself from the computer, The Foodist even offers free rides to the restaurants who created your lunch boxes, where you might get to order a special set meal or attend a meet-the-chef pow-wow.

Delivery conditions The Foodist tasting and snack boxes are available for pick-up at Asia Square, Capitol Towers and the Marina Bay Financial Centre. Foodist bus rides are free.
  • Restaurants
  • Chinatown
Salad bar owner Phyllis Chua has her head screwed on the right way when it comes to eating greens. Spinacas’ hearty, Vespa-delivered bowls come with at least 100g of warm protein and minimal carbs, so it’s suitable for Paleo adherents and those easily hungry. The combos, which include five meats and two veggies, come in two sizes ($9/petite to $11/regular), each with a bed of spinach leaves, an egg and some nuts for crunch. Hot options include the 12hr-marinated Moroccan-spiced chicken and slow-cooked BBQ pulled pork. Takeaways are also available from Spinacas’ Pearl’s Hill kitchen, but order in advance before you pop by.

Delivery conditions A minimum order of $30 is required for delivery orders – delivery is free. Make sure to snap a picture of the bright red Vespa that drives around with your meal.
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