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Affordable Less Than $10 Lunch Options Near Your Workplace

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What’s better than good food?

Cheap AND good food.

I know you’ll get sick of eating the same food every day. Regardless of how nice it is.

So let’s get right into discussing other affordable food options you can choose from!

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Central Business District

The list of food in CBD is pretty long, so I will split them into segments.

Food centres

Let’s start with Food Centres, shall we.

As Singaporeans, we can’t do without hawker centres. If not, where else can we get our $3 Chicken Rice, Bak Chor Mee and Chap Cai Png… All in ONE place?

I won’t go into the details of what stalls are in each hawker centre because then the list will be super long. Furthermore, walking around to check out the stalls before deciding what to eat is one of the joys of eating at a hawker centre, right? 😉

Talk no more, this is a list of food centres around this area, in alphabetical order.

1. Amoy Street Food Centre

Amoy
Source: Julia Khoo

Address: 7 Maxwell Road MND Building Annexe B, Singapore 069111

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 6.30am – 9.00pm

2. Lau Pa Sat

Lau Pa Sat
Source: Straits Times

Address: 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 24 hours

3. Market Street Interim Hawker Centre

market street interim
Source: HappyCow

Address: 5 Cross St, Singapore 048418

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 7.00am – 8.30pm

4. Maxwell Food Centre

maxwell
Source: TripSavvy

Address: 1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8.00am – 2.00am

5. Shenton House

Shenton House
Source: shentonhouse.com

Address: 3 Shenton Way, Singapore 068805

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9.00am – 6.00pm

6. Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market & Food Centre

Tanjong Pagar Plaza Food Centre
Source: cavinteo.blogspot.com

Address: 6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Singapore 081006

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8.00am – 8.00pm

Nicer Options

Unknowingly, I researched and the list here consists of mostly Japanese food. Oops, sorry not sorry. I love Jap food!

1. Chirashi King Kong

Chirashi-King-Kong
Source: sethlui.com | Salmon Mentaiko ($9.90)

Address: Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Blk 1 #02-06, Singapore 082001

Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 11.00am – 9.00pm

2. DOCO Donburi

DOCO
Source: sethlui.com | Sh-ken Don ($9.90)

Address: 10 Anson Rd, #01-16 International Plaza, Singapore 079903

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 11.00am – 3.00pm, 5:30 – 8.00pm

3. Gochi-So Shokudo

Gochi
Source: Gochi-So Shokudo’s Facebook Page

Address: 1 Raffles Place, B1-30, Singapore 048616 (One Raffles Place)

Opening Hours: 11.00am – 9.30pm daily

4. Makai Poke

Makai-Poke-Bowl
Source: eatandtravelwithus.com | Standard bowl ($9.90)

Address: 7 Wallich Street, #B1-08, Tanjong Pagar Centre, Singapore 078884

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 11.00am – 8.30pm

If you love poke bowls like I do, you can check out our Poke Bowls article for more options.

5. Dumpling Darlings

dumpling darlings
Source: misstamchiak.com | Original dumplings ($7)

Address: 44 Amoy Street Singapore 069870

Opening Hours: Mondays to Thursdays & Saturdays 11.30am – 3.00pm and 6.00pm – 10.30pm, Fridays 11.30am – 3.00pm and 6.00pm – 12.00mn

Healthy Options

1. Kipos Gourmet

kipos
Source: Melissa Chee | Standard ($10) consists of 2 base, 5 greens, 1 dressing, 1 “Lux It Up” topping, 3 crunch

Address: 7 Wallich Street, #B2-19 Tanjong Pagar Centre, Singapore 078884

Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 11.00am – 8.30pm

2. The Daily Cut

daily cut
Source: Seanna Lim | Petite bowl ($9) or Regular ($12)

Address: 1, One Raffles Place, #B1-31, 048616 (Raffles Place)

7 Wallich St, #B2-16, Singapore 078884 (Tanjong Pagar)

5 Straits View #B2-41/42 Marina One, Singapore 018935 (Asia Square)

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 11.00am – 9.30pm

3. Wheat Baumkuchen

wheat
Source: Rowena Cheng | Salmon Poké ($9.90)

Address: 1 Raffles Place, #B1-32, Singapore 048616 (One Raffles Place)

10 Anson Rd, International Plaza #01-19, Singapore 079903

252 North Bridge Road #B1-78 Raffles City, Singapore 179103

8 Marina View #02-02 Asia Square Tower 1, Singapore 018960

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 10.30am – 8.30pm

Salads

1. Salads & Wraps

saladnwraps
Source: saladsnwraps.com.sg | Junior salad ($7) Regular salad ($10) or Standard wrap ($7.50)

Address: 12 Gopeng St, #01-86 ICON Village, Singapore 078877

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 11.00am – 8.00pm

2. Mr Salad

mr salad
Source: Joey Cxt | (Salad $5 onwards)

Address: 1 Kadayanallur Street #01-09 Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore 069184

7 Maxwell Road MND Building Annexe B, 069111 (Amoy Street Food Centre)

Opening Hours: Sundays to Fridays, 6.30am – 9.00pm

3. The Salad Corner

the salad corner
Source: Zhihui Lim | Basic Salad From $4.90 or $5.90 onwards

Address: 20 Cecil Street, #01-08, GSH Plaza, 048905

1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #01-04 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Singapore 082001

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9.00am – 7.30pm

Soup

1. Nam Nam Noodle Bar

Namnam-noodle-bar
Source: thebestsingapore.com | Standard pho bowl (from $8.90) or Lunch set including pho bowl, salad and drink ($10.90)

Address: 252 North Bridge Rd, #B1-46/47, Singapore 179103 (Raffles City)

Opening Hours: 8.00am – 10.00pm daily

2. Ngon

ngon
Source: NGON Facebook Page | Banh Mi (from $5.90) and Pho (from $9.90)

Address: 1 Raffles Place, #B1-17, Singapore 048616

100 Tras St, #02-27B, Singapore 079027

Opening Hours: 10.00am – 10.00pm daily

3. Souperstar

Souperstar
Source: Souperstar | Soups S ($3.90) M ($5.20) L ($6.80)

Address: 7 Wallich Street, Tanjong Pagar Centre #B2-31, Singapore 078884

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8.00am – 9.15pm

Bonus: Subscribe To Meal Plans

You can sign up for meal plans like nomnomby and MealPal which allows you to choose from restaurants and purchase your meals, under a subscription giving you a cheaper price than in stores.

How Does It Work?

  • Sign up for a meal plan subscription (it is a monthly subscription, but you can cancel anytime)
  • Choose a restaurant and order online
  • Pickup the meal at the restaurant – you can skip the queues

nnb plans

nnb food locations
Source: nomnomby.com

Most of them are located in the CBD. There are over 200 restaurants in the area for you to choose from.

I mean, if you’re already gonna eat in these restaurants, why not get them cheaper?

PSA: Nomnomby has given Seedly readers a 15% discount if you sign up for meal plans with them this month!

Promo Code: 15OFFAUGUST

Valid until 31st August 2019.

Harbourfront

1. Seah Im Food Centre

seah im
Source: misstamchiak.com

Address: 2 Seah Im Rd, Singapore 099114

Opening Hours: 8.00am – 10.00pm daily (But many stalls close after lunch)

Honestly, most of the cheap and good food in Harbourfront is found here…

But if you want some aircon, you can go to Vivocity.

Vivocity

The cheapest food you can find there are in the basement, right when you exit Harbourfront MRT station.

Here are some other affordable options.

2. NY Night Market

NY Night market
Source: misstamchiak.com | Toasts Hawaiian Freestyle ($7.90) and You’re Bacon Me Hungry ($7.90)
Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, Vivocity #01-116, Singapore 098585

3. Paik’s Bibim

paik's bibim
Source: danielfooddiary.com | Bibimbap ($9 onwards)
Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-125, Singapore 098585

Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm daily

4. Washoku Goen
Washoku-Goen-Unagi-Tamago-Don
Source: eatbook.sg | Unagi Tamago Don ($8.80)

Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk #03-01 Stall 23 VivoCity Food Republic, Singapore 098585

Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm daily

Marina Bay

1. Kuro-Obi Ramen (Ippudo’s Takeaway Counter)

kuro obi
Source: eatbook.sg | Aka-Obi ($10)

Address: 4 Bayfront Ave, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018973

Opening Hours: 10:30am – 11.00pm daily

2. One Bowl Man

One Bowl Man
Source: marinabaylink.com.sg | Truffle Wanton Mee ($9.80)

Address: 8A Marina Blvd, B2-67, Singapore 018984

3. Saigon Rolls

saigon rolls
Source: marinabaylink.com.sg | Rolls ($3+ onwards)

Address: 8A Marina Blvd, #B2-01 Marina Bay Link Mall, Singapore 018984

Opening Hours: 10.00am – 8.30pm

4. SSAM Korean Mexican Kitchen

ssam
Source: Hilary See | The Beef Short Ribs rice bowl ($9)

Address: 8A Marina Boulevard, #B2-67 Marina Bay Link Mall, Singapore 018984

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9.00am – 5.00pm

5. The Sandwich Shop

the sandwich shop
Source: thesandwichshop.com.sg | Sandwiches ($8 onwards)

Address: 12 Marina Boulevard, #02-07 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982

5 Straits View #B2-05 Marina One The Heart, Singapore 018935

Opening Hours: Mondays to Thursdays 7.00am – 6.00pm, Fridays 7.00am – 5.00pm

They have other outlets around CBD too.

Novena

1. 2004 Novena Peranakan Cuisine

peranakan cuisine novena
Source: citynomads.com

Good for sharing with your colleagues. If not, their set lunches go at $13.90+ each.

Address: 273 Thomson Rd, Singapore 307644

Opening Hours: 12.00pm – 2.00pm and 5.30pm – 9.00pm

2. 328 Katong Laksa

328 katong laksa
Source: Time Out | Laksa ($5)

Address: 101 Thomson Rd, #01-K1, Singapore 307591 (United Square Shopping Mall)

Opening Hours: 10.30am – 8.00pm daily

3. Baan Khun Nai

baan khun nai
Source: sethlui.com | Set lunch ($7.90)

If you want to share dishes with your colleagues or friends, most of the mains are less than $10 each.

Address: 1 Goldhill Plaza, #01-05, Singapore 308899

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 12.00pm – 3.00pm and 5.00pm – 10.00pm

4. El Cocinero

el cocinero
Source: Hungrygowhere | Tacos ($7.50 onwards) and Burritos ($10.50 onwards)

Address: 275 Thomson Rd, #01-45, Singapore 307645

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 10.00am – 9.00pm

5. Maru-Ten Udon

maru ten udon
Source: Spoons Of Delights | Udon S ($6.90 onwards)

Address: 101 Thomson Rd, United Square #B1-07, Singapore 307596

Opening Hours: 11.00am – 10.00pm daily

6. Once Upon A Thyme

once upon a thyme
Source: Alex Ortega | Pasta ($7.50 onwards)

Address: 10 Sinaran Drive, #B1-120/124, Square 2, Singapore 307506

Opening Hours: 11.00am – 8.30pm daily

7. Two Men Bagel House

two men bagel house
Source: holeinthewall.sg | Bagels ($10 onwards)

Address: 103 Irrawaddy Rd, #01-04 Royal Square, Singapore 329566

16 Enggor St, #01-12 Icon Village Altez, Singapore 079717

(They have another outlet at Tanjong Pagar)

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8.00am – 4.00pm


Closing Thoughts (Before I go and buy me some food…)

If you have finished reading the entire article, you confirm plus chop hungry already, right?

You can check out the Mobile Apps That Every Singaporean Foodie Should Have to save on your dining.

If your favourite affordable lunch spots are not listed here, do let us know! We are always down for cheap and good food.

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Source: giphy

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