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The Ultimate Food Delivery Services Comparison: Deliveroo vs foodpanda vs honestbee vs GrabFood. Which Is The Cheapest?

If you are a couch potato like myself, binging Brooklyn Nine-Nine all day, food delivery evolved from a want to a need.

I vaguely remember the time when all we had was only Pizza and McDelivery. This makes my constant crave for local delicacies such as Bak Chor Mee and Nasi Lemak a pain in the arse, having to get out of the house for food. This problem is solved with the convenience of food delivery.

In this article, we compare all the 4 major food delivery service in Singapore to find out which is the cheapest.

Editor’s note: In case you are wondering, or am a new reader of Seedly’s content, we do not do sponsored post. Hence, the information is unbiased. 🙂


TL;DR – honestbee has zero delivery charges, Deliveroo and foodpanda have the most number of partners

Here’s a quick summary of the food delivery charges.

Food delivery service providerFood delivery feeMinimum Order Value
foodpandaS$3 with minimum order of S$12S$12
DeliverooS$3 with minimum order of S$12S$12
GrabFoodS$3 on top of price of menu item.None
HonestbeeFREENone
  • Given that GrabFood is rather new, the number of merchants is difficult to find out and unfair to compare at this stage.
  • GrabFood and honestbee have no minimum order.
  • Amongst the three other food delivery services, honestbee has the least amount of choice for consumers.
  • honestbee’s free delivery, however, gives them an advantage in terms of price comparison against its competitor.
  • Each merchant has their individual on-going free delivery promotion, which makes it even harder for the consumer to compare unless they know exactly what they want to eat.
  • Each food delivery service has their own partners which means a certain vendor found in Deliveroo may not be available in honestbee, etc.

When it comes to user experience when using various platforms to order my food delivery:

  • GrabFood is only available on mobile unlike its competitor who is available on both.
  • When it comes to shopping experience on mobile, we personally prefer Deliveroo and Foodpanda’s mobile app. Both apps are rather user-friendly and easy to use.

The Players In The Market: Deliveroo vs foodPanda vs GrabFood vs Honestbee

Having downloaded the mobile app for all the 4 food delivery services, we went on to conduct our comparison.

For a fair comparison, we keep a few factors constant when comparing them:

  • The address which the food will be delivered to
  • Delivery timing
  • The merchant which we are purchasing our food from
  • The food which we are ordering from the merchant

Food delivery service comparison: North of Singapore

Here are the details we use for food delivery to the North of Singapore:

  • Delivery Address: Block 899C Woodlands Drive 50, Singapore 733889
  • Delivery Timing: Tuesday, 3.25pm
  • Delivery merchant: A-One Claypot House (Causeway Point)
  • Food option: 1001 Gong Bao Chicken Set + Coke Zero

Here’s how each food delivery companies compare:

Food Delivery ServicefoodpandaGrabFoodDeliveroohonestbee
Number of restaurants
(North, Woodlands)
99-5439
Order from A-One Claypot House
Sub TotalS$15.40S$17.60S$15.40S$15.40
Delivery CostS$3S$3S$3FREE
Total CostS$18.40S$20.60S$18.40S$15.40

The cheapest food delivery service for North: honestbee

Food delivery service comparison: West of Singapore

Here are the details we use for food delivery to the West of Singapore:

  • Delivery Address: Block 102, Jurong East Street 13, Singapore 600102
  • Delivery Timing: Tuesday, 4pm
  • Delivery merchant: Penang Culture
  • Food option: Bronze BBQ Platter

Here’s how each food delivery companies compare:

Food Delivery ServicefoodpandaGrabFoodDeliveroohonestbee
Number of restaurants
(West, Jurong)
167-11063
Order from Penang Culture
Sub TotalS$20.28S$20.28S$20.28S$20.28
Delivery CostS$3S$3S$3FREE
Total CostS$23.28S$23.28S$23.28S$20.28

The cheapest food delivery service for West: honestbee

Food delivery service comparison: East of Singapore

Here are the details we use for food delivery to the East of Singapore:

  • Delivery Address: Block 101, Pasir Ris Street 12, Singapore 510101
  • Delivery Timing: Tuesday, 4.20pm
  • Delivery merchant: The Tree Cafe
  • Food option: Chic – Cutlet + Wedges + Strawberry Passion Smoothies

Here’s how each food delivery companies compare:

Food Delivery ServicefoodpandaGrabFoodDeliveroohonestbee
Number of restaurants
(East, Pasir Ris)
73-9452
Order from The Tree Cafe
Sub TotalS$14.40S$14.40S$14.40S$14.40
Delivery CostS$3S$3FREEFREE
Total CostS$17.40S$17.40S$14.40S$14.40

The cheapest food delivery service for West: honestbee and Deliveroo (The Tree Cafe is their free delivery merchant for spending above $12)

Food delivery service comparison: Central Business District (CBD), Singapore

Here are the details we use for food delivery to the CBD of Singapore:

  • Delivery Address: 23 Church Street, Capital Square, Singapore 049481
  • Delivery Timing: Tuesday, 5pm
  • Delivery merchant: Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
  • Food option: Mexican Burrito

Here’s how each food delivery companies compare:

Food Delivery ServicefoodpandaGrabFoodDeliveroohonestbee
Number of restaurants
(East, Pasir Ris)
73-9452
Order from The Tree Cafe
Sub TotalS$14.40S$14.40S$14.40S$14.40
Delivery CostS$3S$3FREEFREE
Total CostS$17.40S$17.40S$14.40S$14.40

The cheapest food delivery service for CBD: Deliveroo


Editor’s Note: Food delivery and personal finance

With the advancement in technology, there is this constant encourage to spend in exchange for convenience.

One good personal experience was ride-sharing. Due to the convenience of hailing a ride at a seemingly lower cost, my frequency of expenses on ride-sharing app increases. It was until the user of a personal finance tracker that my expenses on transport alone doubled to about S$200 per month. Imagine saving up that extra S$100 per month over a year.

While it is good to be rewarding yourself once in a while with home-delivered meals, do take into account the minimum spend and delivery fees that one might be spending on. On top of that, there are tools available in the market that can help you save more such as cashback platforms and cashback cards.

Read also: 4 Apps/website that can help Singaporeans save S$1,600 on lifestyle expenses every year

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