With the ongoing global pandemic and its accompanying social distancing regulations, most have us have little choice but to wait things out at home. While you can still leave your home to buy food, it is still best to avoid doing so, lest you find yourself becoming part of a crowd on public transport or in a hawker centre queue. So no matter where you live, it’s simply a better idea to have your food delivered to you.
Singapore has loads of food delivery options. Besides, it is also a great way to help small businesses who have been affected by the pandemic. And a lot of people rely on food delivery as their only means of income. Here are a few of the best food delivery services in Singapore:
Do you love hawker dishes? Though delicious and affordable, they often mean taking a long walk to the hawker centre and joining snaking queues in the hot afternoon weather. So why not skip the hassle? WhyQ will deliver your favorite hawker dishes straight to your residence or office. There are 23 hawker centres on the app’s list, and only a token $1.50 delivery charge. To top it all off, there is no minimum order. Yes, that chicken noodle soup is now within your grasp.
Grab is without a doubt one of the most popular ride sharing and food delivery apps. With their hundreds of restaurant partners, it’s hard to beat the quality and variety of food they can get delivered to you. They even let you track your driver’s location on a map in real time. Best of all, you can call your delivery driver if you need to give specific instructions on how to get to your place, or to find out about any delays. Due to Grab’s strong reputation, you can expect nothing but top-notch service from it. You can even rate the driver whatever you think he deserves after the transaction.
When you are near a restaurant, Food Panda gives you the option of ordering from them then picking it up at the restaurant. You can also have them deliver the food straight to your home and the delivery fee will depend on your distance from the restaurant. With the ongoing social distancing measures, the latter option is probably preferable, even if you live close to the restaurant. Like GrabFood, Food Panda also has a huge list of restaurants for you to choose from; you won’t be running out of options anytime soon. They will even alert you if you’ve ordered something on the menu that is currently not available, so you can change your order accordingly.
Already in its 5th year, Deliveroo is rather popular among Singaporeans due to its speedy deliveries and excellent customer service. It also gives you the chance to indulge in your cravings. Whether you want fried chicken from Four Fingers Crispy Chicken or milk tea from Gong Cha, Deliveroo will deliver. Late night suppers are possible thanks to their repertoire of restaurants, some of which remain open late into the night. Their delivery riders are available 24 hours too, which is great for those who work night shifts. Yes, getting a snack late at night won’t be a problem.
For those planning to start a diet, this app is one of the best ways to do it. With a wide selection of healthy meals available on AMGD’s menu, it’s a great app for those looking for meals to fit specific diets, such as a keto-friendly diet. Besides, it is important to take care of your body, especially at a time when we aren’t burning quite as many calories by staying at home all day. Each meal is labelled with the amount of calories it contains, to help you track the exact amount of calories you’re consuming every day.
Each of these delivery services in Singapore are great options right now. If you can spare the cash, you can choose to tip your delivery driver as thanks for their service during this unpredictable crisis. Do treat the ongoing circuit breaker measures seriously, and stay home as far as possible, and consider delivery options for your groceries and other needs.