There’s so much to love about rice bowls for lunch – a bed of rice with a neat serving of meat and vegetables, and sometimes something extra if you’re in the mood. Bonus points if said bowl gets delivered right to your desk, which is what new rice bowl player Don Play Play promises. Delivering to every corner of Singapore (including Jurong Island and Changi Business Park), Don Play Play currently has seven rice bowls on its menu. The signature truffle beef yakiniku ($12.80) comes with an onsen egg atop slices of beef and Japanese rice, but if you prefer fish and chicken, the salmon chirashi don with fresh salmon sashimi, tamago cubes and ikura ($12.80) and chicken grain bowl with brown rice ($12.80) make for great and healthy options.
Delivery fee: $10, minimum spend of $64. Free delivery for orders above $128.
Delivery hours: Tue-Fri 11.30am to 1.30pm
Ever since its local launch in 2015, Deliveroo has won the hearts of Singaporeans with its swift delivery and a wide variety of vendors on its platform. Popular dishes include the salmon mentaiko bowl ($9.90) from Salmon Samurai, chicken skewer ($6.57) from Blu Kouzina, sliced beef pho ($10.49) from Pho Stop and of course, bubble tea from Gong Cha.
Delivery fee: $3, no minimum order for selected zones. $10.90 for unlimited free delivery on Deliveroo Plus.
Delivery hours: Varies by location and restaurant
The premise is simple. WhyQ is an app that delivers your favourite hawker dishes right to your doorstep, eliminating the need to spend your precious lunch time queueing. Pick a stall from one of the 23 hawker centres on its list, including supper favourite Chomp Chomp. The best part is that there's a flat delivery fee of $1.50 per meal and no minimum order.
Delivery fee: $1.50, no minimum spend
Delivery hours: Varies by location
If you already ride with Grab – and who isn't? – ordering lunch and dinner through GrabFood is a breeze. You can purchase your meals using GrabPay and earn GrabRewards to redeem vouchers and other goodies. There are thousands of restaurants to choose from – Domino's Pizza and McDonald's to PS.Cafe and Pince & Pints.
Delivery fee: $3, no minimum spend
Delivery hours: 8am to 11pm
With over 400 restaurants and hawkers on its rolodex, Plum gives users the best of both worlds, no matter what their cravings might be. It curates a selection of meals that you can order from daily and deliver to a collection point that's convenient for you. While you don't get your food right at your doorstep – or desk – the collection method means that you don't have to pay a delivery fee. Some dishes you can expect are the extra large chicken cutlet noodles from Wong Kee Wanton Noodles, curry puffs from Rolina Traditional Hainanese Curry Puffs and vegetarian bee hoon from Ruyi.
Delivery fee: none
Pickup hours: Mon-Fri noon to 1.15pm
Here's one for those of you looking to kickstart your diet. Grain delivers healthy Halal meals to your doorstep every day. Choose between having a shared set that can feed two to three or pick your favourite box just for you. Signatures include its chicken rice ($12.95), thunder basil tea rice ($11.95) as well as torched unagi steak ($16.95).
Delivery fee: $3.50, minimum spend of $20, free delivery for orders above $50
Delivery hours: Weekdays 11am-1pm, 6pm-8pm
With over 6000 restaurants on its platform, Food Panda always leaves you spoilt for choice. Have the food conveniently delivered or opt for its new Pick-Up service, where you can pre-order your food on its app before heading down to collect your order within 15 minutes – all without having to queue or incur delivery fees. Participating establishments include A Poke Theory, Guzman y Gomez, Han’s, SaladStop! and Wine Connection, among others.
Delivery fee: Varies by restaurant and location
Delivery hours: Varies by restaurant and location