Here's where to get easy, convenient meals with no fuss involved.
Working from home but busier than ever? Or maybe you can’t seem to find the energy to whip up a quick meal. Fret not – these restaurants and their bento box delivery services have your back. And they’ve got all the bases covered, taking you from appetiser to dessert in one package. Get your orders in now!
For a little bit of everything: The Foodist
This new meal plan subscription service by homegrown catering platform The Foodist brings restaurants together under one platform – with prices that aren’t too tough on your wallet. Sought-after names like New Ubin Seafood, Plentyfull, Sawadee Thai Cuisine and Peach Garden are on the list, in options such as single or duo set, family platter, and three- or five-day plans. The menu (from $13.50) is updated each week, so your taste buds will never get bored.
The Foodist, order online 48 hours before your first meal, get 10% off when you refer a friend
For Taiwanese zi char: Salted Plum
In the mood for Taiwanese without the fuss of ordering multiple dishes at once? Head here for regular ($9.90), premium ($14.90) and ultimate (19.90) bento packages. The affordable option serves burnt chilli chicken, minced pork or fried eggplant with sous vide egg and white rice. One tier up, you’ll find braised beef, five spice fried chicken, fried pork chop and braised pork belly items. If you’re feeling generous, make a beeline for the 3P (braised pork belly, burnt chilli chicken and pork chop), cod fish, or wagyu plates.
The Salted Plum, call or WhatsApp +65 6721 9398 or order online, free delivery for orders above $60, also available on Foodpanda and Deliveroo.
For Mediterranean meals: Pistachio Grill
Get your dose of falafel, hummus, pita bread, Moroccan beef meatballs, lamb sausages, saffron rice and grilled eggplant with goodies from Pistachio Grill. These bentos, ranging from $12.80 to $14.80, will fill you up in no time.
Pistachio Grill, order online in advance for delivery.
For fried chicken indulgence: Monga Singapore
Chicken and rice? There’s your carb and protein intake for the day. Treat yourself to Monga’s two-piece crispy chicken rice box or six-piece nuggets rice box ($6.90 each), which are paired with achar and chilli sauce. If you’d rather have sweet potato over rice, try the combo options for fried chicken, fries, salads and sodas instead. Psst: You can also get a side of bubble tea to go with your meal.
Monga Singapore, call or WhatsApp +65 8896 5136 to order one day in advance for delivery, minimum order $30.
For Russian grub: Shashlik Restaurant
Fancy a taste of Russian creations with a Hainanese spin? Check out this decades-old eatery. Besides familiar flavours in dishes like Hainanese pork chop, beef stroganoff and hae bee hiam pasta, the bento sets ($12) also include blinis (Russian pancakes) with beef tenderloin, chicken alfredo, pulled pork and veggies.
Shashlik Restaurant, call +65 6732 6401 (ext 2) or WhatsApp +65 8868 0034 for delivery, free delivery for orders above $50.
For curry bentos: Japan Rail Cafe
Offering five items on its bento box delivery menu, Japan Rail Cafe’s signature includes saba fish, tamago, veggies and omusubi. If you prefer your rice drenched in Japanese curry, go for the crispy chicken cutlet with fried egg option. All sets come with a choice of drip coffee, cold brew, citrus green tea or apple juice.
Japan Rail Cafe, WhatsApp +65 9826 3471 for takeaway, order via GrabFood or online to get free islandwide delivery for orders above $50.
For good ‘ol chicken rice: Boon Tong Kee
With plenty of pocket-friendly chicken rice and noodle sets (from $5.50), the homegrown haunt dishes out its classic meats and veggies in handy, one-meal boxes for a hassle-free lunch or dinner. Perfect for when those cravings kick in.
Boon Tong Kee, call +65 9788 1833 or +65 9832 6186 to order
For hearty Peranakan: Violet Oon Singapore
Dine on family-style Peranakan food with Nyonya bento boxes ($23-$28) in nine variations, which are paired with white rice and tahu goreng. You’ve got beef rendang, sayur lodeh and chap chye for the traditionalists, alongside curry chicken, meatless meatball rendang and vegetarian alternatives.
Violet Oon Singapore, order online, email [email protected] or call +65 9834 9935 for delivery
For starters to desserts: The Kitchen Table
Presenting three unique options for meals that take you from appetizers to sweets, The Kitchen Table has got you covered with local, Western and healthy sets ($16). Think nasi goreng kampung with spiced salmon, poke rice and fruits; crab mac and cheese with grilled chicken and chocolate opera cake; or Greek salad with quinoa, tofu, harissa cauliflower steak and fruits.
The Kitchen Table at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, order online for delivery.
For tasty Thai: Blue Jasmine
We’re livin’ for the flavourful Thai bento boxes ($13-$15) from Blue Jasmine, with bite-sized nibbles of all your favourite goodies packed into one meal. A fan of noodles? Get the classic pad Thai set with prawns, Thai fish cake, cha-om egg, fried spring roll, and a scoop of mango sticky rice. Other renditions include basil chicken krapao (it also comes in a plant-based version), lemongrass fish, and Heura red curry. If you’re feeding the fam, know that orders with eight bento boxes and above can enjoy free delivery.
Blue Jasmine, order via Foodpanda, email an online form to [email protected] or call +65 6824 8851 for delivery.
For comfort food: Coffee Lounge
Craving for a warm bowl of Taiwanese porridge? The hotel’s sets are priced at $12.85 for a choice of sweet potato porridge or rice. And you can choose between a combination of sliced toman fish in black bean sauce with fried omelette, braised pork belly and stir-fried broccoli, or sauteed prawns with fried omelette, mui choy and stir-fried nai bai.
Coffee Lounge at Goodwood Park Hotel, order online or call +65 6737 7411 for delivery.
For healthy Japanese: Neon Pigeon
The popular Keong Saik izakaya has a new bento box delivery menu offering not-so-guilty options ($25-$28), all of which are loaded with edamame hummus, salad, brown rice and a dessert. You can choose your protein from a selection that includes goma crusted snapper, Korean fried chicken, braised pork belly, flamed teriyaki tofu, soft shell crab and charcoal fired rump. Oh, and because every day is Friday now, level up your dinner with a couple of cocktails (or sake bottles).
Neon Pigeon, order online for delivery.
For Chinese cuisine: Crystal Jade
From the kitchens of selected Crystal Jade restaurants come bentos crammed with the likes of egg fried rice, la mian with scallion oil, prawn chilli mapo tofu, sweet and sour pork, braised beancurd and more.
Crystal Jade, available for delivery via GrabFood, Deliveroo and Foodpanda.
For your seafood fix: Jumbo Seafood
The uber popular local joint has cooked up bento boxes packed with crowd favourites like deshelled prawns in chilli crab sauce or sambal and sliced salmon in spicy sauce. Meat-heads can go for tangerine honey chicken or mocha chicken fillet, while those on plant-based diets can try braised beancurd with veggies or braised eggplant. Ranging from $10.80 to $12.80, the sets are available with either steamed or egg fried rice.
Jumbo Seafood, order online or via Deliveroo, Foodpanda and GrabFood, get 10% off lunch self-collection until 31 May.