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.
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
Address: 7 Maxwell Road MND Building Annexe B, Singapore 069111
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 6.30am – 9.00pm
2. Lau Pa Sat
Address: 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 24 hours
3. Market Street Interim Hawker Centre
Address: 5 Cross St, Singapore 048418
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 7.00am – 8.30pm
4. Maxwell Food Centre
Address: 1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8.00am – 2.00am
5. Shenton House
Address: 3 Shenton Way, Singapore 068805
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9.00am – 6.00pm
6. Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market & Food Centre
Address: 6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Singapore 081006
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8.00am – 8.00pm
Unknowingly, I researched and the list here consists of mostly Japanese food. Oops, sorry not sorry. I love Jap food!
1. Chirashi King Kong
Address: Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Blk 1 #02-06, Singapore 082001
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 11.00am – 9.00pm
2. DOCO Donburi
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
Address: 1 Raffles Place, B1-30, Singapore 048616 (One Raffles Place)
Opening Hours: 11.00am – 9.30pm daily
4. Makai Poke
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
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
1. Kipos Gourmet
Address: 7 Wallich Street, #B2-19 Tanjong Pagar Centre, Singapore 078884
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 11.00am – 8.30pm
2. The Daily Cut
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
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
1. Salads & Wraps
Address: 12 Gopeng St, #01-86 ICON Village, Singapore 078877
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 11.00am – 8.00pm
2. Mr Salad
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
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
1. Nam Nam Noodle Bar
Address: 252 North Bridge Rd, #B1-46/47, Singapore 179103 (Raffles City)
Opening Hours: 8.00am – 10.00pm daily
Address: 1 Raffles Place, #B1-17, Singapore 048616
100 Tras St, #02-27B, Singapore 079027
Opening Hours: 10.00am – 10.00pm daily
Address: 7 Wallich Street, Tanjong Pagar Centre #B2-31, Singapore 078884
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8.00am – 9.15pm
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- 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
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?
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Valid until 31st August 2019.
1. Seah Im Food Centre
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.
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
3. Paik’s Bibim
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm daily
Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk #03-01 Stall 23 VivoCity Food Republic, Singapore 098585
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm daily
1. Kuro-Obi Ramen (Ippudo’s Takeaway Counter)
Address: 4 Bayfront Ave, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018973
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 11.00pm daily
2. One Bowl Man
Address: 8A Marina Blvd, B2-67, Singapore 018984
3. Saigon Rolls
Address: 8A Marina Blvd, #B2-01 Marina Bay Link Mall, Singapore 018984
Opening Hours: 10.00am – 8.30pm
4. SSAM Korean Mexican Kitchen
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
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.
1. 2004 Novena Peranakan Cuisine
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
Address: 101 Thomson Rd, #01-K1, Singapore 307591 (United Square Shopping Mall)
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 8.00pm daily
3. Baan Khun Nai
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
Address: 275 Thomson Rd, #01-45, Singapore 307645
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 10.00am – 9.00pm
5. Maru-Ten Udon
Address: 101 Thomson Rd, United Square #B1-07, Singapore 307596
Opening Hours: 11.00am – 10.00pm daily
6. Once Upon A Thyme
Address: 10 Sinaran Drive, #B1-120/124, Square 2, Singapore 307506
Opening Hours: 11.00am – 8.30pm daily
7. Two Men Bagel House
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.