The best food and drink delivery services in Singapore

For when you don't want to leave the house or have to burn the midnight oil in the office, turn to these delivery services in Singapore

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We've all been there. Stomach grumbling in the middle of the night, or caught in the rain and unable to leave home to get some food. Thankfully, there are plenty of food delivery services in Singapore beyond McDelivery, Deliveroo or Pizza Hut if you're looking for something new. There are those that specialise in Japanese rice bowls, Halal food and even hawker deliveries so you can spend less time in queues and more time doing what matters to you. Here are the best food delivery services you can count on in Singapore.

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Restaurant delivery
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Restaurant delivery

Many restaurants in Singapore have pivoted to offering delivery and take-out. Scroll through this exhaustive list for plenty of meal-time inspiration.

Halal delivery
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Halal delivery

If you’re stuck in a neighbourhood without a lot of Halal food options, then delivery’s your best bet. Whether you're craving for juicy stacks of burgers, or freshly baked treats to satisfy your sweet tooth, we’ve rounded up a list of Halal eateries and Muslim-friendly options that deliver straight to your door. RECOMMENDED: 9 initiatives in Singapore you can support to help #savefnbsg

Hawker delivery
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Hawker delivery

Get your local street food fix; hawker centres remain open for takeaway – and some even have delivery options. If you'd like to support your favorite hawker, check out this list, or read our story on the ‘Hawkers United - Dabao 2020’ Facebook group where people are banding together to keep Singapore's hawker culture alive. RECOMMENDED: Restaurants in Singapore with delivery and takeaway options

Local food delivery
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Local food delivery

Zi char, bak kut teh and more of your favourite local dishes available via delivery.

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Cafés with brunch and coffee delivery
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Cafés with brunch and coffee delivery

UPDATE: We've edited this list to reflect the cafés that are still open for either delivery and takeaway during the 'circuit breaker' period.   Whether you're looking for the perfect Instagram shot, a new weekend brunch hangout, or a mean cup of joe, these cafés in Singapore deliver on all those fronts and more. Need more than one cup of coffee to rev your engines? Go café hopping in Tiong Bahru or pop into the various coffee shops along Amoy Street that keep the caffeine-hungry CBD folks going. RECOMMENDED The best cafés with free Wi-Fi and the best cafés for dessert

Burger delivery
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Burger delivery

Burgers are great any day – or at any time. And with the closure of all McDonald’s Singapore outlets till May, there's a burger-shaped hole in all our hearts (not to mention our stomachs). Luckily, these other restaurants in Singapore deliver great burgers straight to your door – complete with fluffy buns, juicy patties (not just beef!), and all the decadent sides you could dream of. Here are our top spots. RECOMMENDED: The ultimate guide to delivery and takeaway options in Singapore

Pizza delivery
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Pizza delivery

Pizza has longed been a delivery staple – it travels well, is perfect for group gatherings and tastes great the next day for when you inevitably order too much. But these days, it's more than just fast-food chains that roll out pizzas. Restaurants, too, want a slice of that delivery pie – and now you can find freshly baked, gourmet creations delivered straight to your house. From fancy toppings to those baked on a sourdough base, here are some of the best pies in Singapore that you can get straight to your door. RECOMMENDED The best delivery services in Singapore

Vegetarian and vegan delivery
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Vegetarian and vegan delivery

Finding meat-free alternatives and plant-based dishes can be tough when you’re not allowed to head out. But whether you have a dietary preference or looking to introduce more greens in your meals, these restaurants provide nourishing meals to keep you healthy and going throughout the day. RECOMMENDED: Where to order an indoor gardening kit in Singapore

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Japanese food delivery
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Japanese food delivery

While we can’t travel to Japan (or anywhere else, really) to catch sights of the cherry blossoms while tucking into a bento box, we can still take our tastebuds on a journey to J-town. From fresh cuts of seafood to warm bowls of ramen, these restaurants bring a taste of Japan to your doorstep with takeout and delivery options. RECOMMENDED: The best food and drink delivery services in Singapore

Indian food delivery
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Indian food delivery

They say that variety’s the spice of life. But truth be told, there’s nothing quite as colourful as Indian cuisine jam-packed with aromatic spices and sweat-inducing heat. If you’re tired of the everyday stay-home humdrum, bring the heat with some added spice to your meals from these Indian restaurants that deliver. RECOMMENDED: Restaurants in Singapore that deliver vegetarian and vegan options

Steak delivery
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Steak delivery

Even though the majority of us are stuck at home, that doesn't mean that we can’t indulge in the occasional good meal. Whether you’re planning a special date night, a grand family feast, or just looking to treat yo’ self, these steakhouses bring your next take-out meal to the next level – with juicy, marbled meats that’ll satisfy the carnivore in you. RECOMMENDED: The best food and drink delivery services in Singapore

Cake delivery
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Cake delivery

The recent closure of all standalone food and beverage stores means that most cake shops have to shut too. But the birthday celebrations must go on, and these places are still around during this period to provide you with the sweet, layered creations you need to show your favourite Taurus and Gemini babies that you still care for them. RECOMMENDED: The best food and drink delivery services in Singapore

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Bread delivery
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Bread delivery

Some people get a sense of comfort from digging into carbs – and there's nothing wrong with that. In times like these, we could do with a carb fix at any time of the day. Since you can't go out for brunch on weekends, bring café-style breakfast at home, starting with quality sourdough bread. Hit up these bakeries for some of the best bread in Singapore and get it delivered straight to your doorstep no matter where you live. RECOMMENDED: The best restaurant steak delivery in Singapore and the best food and drink delivery services in Singapore

Ice cream delivery
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Ice cream delivery

Long before the bubble tea or acai bowl craze, we cooled down with a more classic cold treat: ice cream. But we’ve come a long way from 25 cents vanilla cones. Ice cream parlours in Singapore have given the frozen treat a cool upgrade – from gourmet gelato to flavours inspired by yesteryear. The best part? You don’t even need to leave your house to get your hands on them. These ice cream joints are delivering their sweet treats right to your door. RECOMMENDED: Show some love with these care packages filled with delicious treats

Acai delivery
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Acai delivery

You’re feeling the mid-day munchies. But instead of wolfing down another packet of potato chips, you might be craving for a cold, healthier alternative to beat the afternoon heat. These acai bowls topped with fruits and nuts might do the trick – along with delivery services that’ll bring you a colourful bowl right to your door in just a few minutes. RECOMMENDED: The best food and drink delivery services in Singapore

Snack delivery
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Snack delivery

Working from home means not being able to access the office pantry filled with snacks and tidbits. For when mid-day hunger kicks in, or if you need of a pick-me-up to get through the work slump, turn to these convenient snack delivery options that’ll keep your belly happy … until it’s time for the next meal. An added bonus: most places stock up on healthier alternatives, which means you can indulge without the guilt.  RECOMMENDED: Home-based bakers we’re looking forward to trying

Care package delivery
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Care package delivery

We could all use a little extra love during this period. And it certainly doesn’t hurt when the love comes in the form of aromatic coffee, or freshly baked bread. While you might not be able to visit your loved ones during the duration of the ‘circuit breaker’, you can still show send some love their way through these curated care packages – complete with goodies that will fill both their hearts and tummy. RECOMMENDED: The best bread delivery in Singapore for sourdough, pastries and buns

Home-based bakers
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Home-based bakers

From May 12, home-based food businesses are allowed to resume operations after a temporary hiatus due to heightened circuit breaker measures. In case you missed the drama, the ban caused an online furore as many home-based bakers and cooks rely solely on this for income – even President Halimah Yacob wrote a Facebook post to stand by them, stating how she buys Hari Raya cookies from home bakers each year. While we might not know where the president gets her cookies from, we do know of some outstanding home bakers we have our eye on. Sweeten up your stay-home humdrum with chunky, gooey cookies, pandan biscoff tarts and more. RECOMMENDED: The best bread delivery in Singapore for sourdough, pastries, and buns

Meal kits
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Meal kits

So you’re planning to cook up a feast with all that extra time you have on hands. But if you're a complete novice, it's hard to know where to start – especially when you can't even tell the difference between a clove of garlic and a shallot. Plus you’re lazy to stay in line at the supermarket. Thankfully, there’s an easy way out: meal kits. These convenient packages take all the fuss out of cooking – with pre-prepped ingredients and clear cooking instructions – leaving only the fun bits and allowing you to live your MasterChef dreams. RECOMMENDED: Show some love with these care packages filled with delicious treats

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Cocktail delivery from local bars
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Cocktail delivery from local bars

While we practise responsible social distancing, we can still enjoy a tipple or two from our favourite local bars. While all bars are closed till May 4 30, some are offering bottled cocktails and beers to-go to help tide you through the 'circuit breaker' period. So for days where you're craving a stiff drink (we could all use one during this period), support your local watering hole by getting some tipples to-go or delivered. Are you a bar owner affected by the new measures? Reach out to us at contact.tosg@timeout.com with your takeaway options. RECOMMENDED: The best food delivery services in Singapore

Wine delivery
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Wine delivery

Unwinding with a glass of wine always sounds nice, and that’s why it’s never a bad idea to store a couple of bottles at home. This comes in especially handy when you want to water your parched palate but don’t feel like going out and getting crushed with the masses. We’ve sussed out some wine delivery services and shops for you to purchase your poison. RECOMMENDED The best new bars in Singapore to drink in the city and the best wine bars in Singapore

Alcohol delivery
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Alcohol delivery

We may have some of the best bars in Singapore, but sometimes the allure of drinking in the comfort of your own home is too great. You don't have to be dressing to the nines and you can skip the hassle of going home slightly (or fully) drunk.  Skip the weight training of bringing home your bottles after an alcohol run and just do online. Keep that drink stash well-stocked with little effort by ordering your alcohol and spirits online. Whether your poison is organic wine or craft beer, there's a lot of choices for us in Singapore. Time to order up! RECOMMENDED: The best rooftop bars in Singapore and the best Asian-inspired cocktails in Singapore

Craft beer delivery
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Craft beer delivery

The weekends just aren’t the same without sharing a post-work pint with your co-workers or friends. But just because you can't hit up the bars during this period doesn't mean the happy hour has to stop. For those craving for an icy cold pint to celebrate the end of the week, these bars deliver your favourite craft beers straight to your doorstep.  RECOMMENDED: This new initiative makes it easy to support your favourite local bar

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Coffee delivery
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Coffee delivery

With most of us working from home now, a caffeine boost in the morning has become more important than ever to help you power through the day. Whether you’re craving a classic long black or a fancy bottle of cold brew, these coffee places deliver a jolt of energy straight to your door. RECOMMENDED: The best food delivery services in Singapore and the best cafés in Singapore for brunch and coffee

Alternative bubble tea delivery
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Alternative bubble tea delivery

There are a few things keeping Singaporeans sane during the ‘circuit breaker’: TikTok, Houseparty, and of course, bubble tea. But with the latest announcement made by the government shutting all standalone food and beverage (F&B) stores, most major bubble tea kiosk have shuttered overnight. Thankfully, not all hope is lost. If you’re thirsting for that sweet, milky beverage, these establishments are here to water the drought. RECOMMENDED: The best local food available for delivery in Singapore

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Ways to be kind to your delivery rider
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Ways to be kind to your delivery rider

Gone are the days where you get shamed for ordering food delivery a little too frequently. Now that we're all encouraged to stay home and avoid going out, food delivery (or delivery services of any kind) have become the norm. However, while we have the privilege to stay safe at home, food delivery riders are running around all day to deliver your meals to you. Show your appreciation for them with these simple acts of kindness. Who knows, you can probably make their day a little brighter. RECOMMENDED: Local charities that need your support right now and hawkers in Singapore with delivery options

Feeding a dream: the struggles of opening a new F&B business
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Feeding a dream: the struggles of opening a new F&B business

When Lumo first opened in the first week of March, it was drawing in crowds thanks to its smoky plates of wood-fired meats and cocktails inspired by breakfast dishes. “The initial response was great,” shares owner Alex Chok.  But in less than two weeks, the number of diners visiting this Carpenter Street hotspot dwindled. Shortly after, the government announced the closure of all entertainment venues, including bars and clubs and the flow of customers stopped altogether. Now, with the latest ‘circuit breaker’ measures in place, Lumo only provides takeaway.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by LUMO (@lumosg) on Apr 5, 2020 at 1:40pm PDT “There is no one out and about,” says Alex. “You can literally hear a pin drop.”  What used to be a vibrant local food scene has since been overshadowed with dread and uncertainty – especially for F&B businesses that depend heavily on foot traffic. “Our sales are down significantly,” he says. “This is our first foray into F&B. Opening right in the middle of an outbreak is truly a baptism by fire.”  Delivery woes  Lumo is just one of many nascent F&B businesses that have to deal with the compounded issues brought about by the current situation. The already challenging task of opening a restaurant or eatery is now even tougher.  Sugartree Gelato opened barely a month ago in Kovan. While the residents in the area were initially excited for a new ice cream parlour in the neighbourhood, co-founder Jessica Chin soon found

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