Amazing and delicious food delivered straight to your doorstep with just a few quick taps? Is it really as easy as that?
Now that we’re homebound, deciding what to have for breakfast, lunch and dinner has become a daily challenge. Heck, we’ve been lacking the motivation to get dressed (living our best sweatpants life), let alone to cook every day of the week. Well, take a load off with these food delivery apps! All you have to do is load up the app, select the store and the meal you’d like and wait for it to get delivered straight to your doorstep (socially distanced, of course). We’ve got quite the choice in Singapore, but which is the best? We’ve weighed up the options below…
Deliveroo drivers are hopping around to bring you food from the best restaurants during the circuit breaker. Hooray! You can search by cuisine or by popular restaurants and meals, and there are no low-quality takeaway restaurants. Takeout addict? Check out Deliveroo Plus to skip the delivery fee!
Delivery hours: varies with restaurants, you can order a scheduled delivery up to 24 hours in advance
Minimum order: up to $5 for orders under $12
Delivery charge: $3-5
Payment methods: Card or PayPal, you can choose to tip your rider
- Recognises allergy requests
- Option to select family favourites
- A monthly subscription of $14.90 a month to enjoy free delivery on every order
As the first on the Singapore food delivery scene, Foodpanda has secured a sizeable territory of more than 1200 restaurants. Rebranded from its neon orange to an electric pink and soon to be launching an e-wallet for easier payment, it even offers 24-hour fast food delivery.
Delivery hours: Varies with restaurant, late-night delivery and pick-up available. Can order up to 3 days in advance
Minimum order: Varies with restaurant
Delivery charge: Varies with restaurant
Payment method: Cash, credit/debit card, Google Pay, PayPal, PayLah!
Cancelling: Cancel or change order within 5 minutes after placing an order
- Pick-up feature if you don’t like waiting in line or can’t meet minimum-spend for delivery
- Around the clock delivery for midnight munchies
- Largest delivery network in Singapore
- Cash on delivery
- Contactless delivery
Now that Uber has been swallowed up by Grab, Singapore has fewer ride-sharing apps to shuttle us all quickly from one end of the island to the other. But Grab has branched out to harness the power of their drivers to deliver food as well as people, and for that we are eternally grateful.
Delivery hours: Varies with restaurants
Delivery charge: Varies with restaurants with an additional delivery cost for each additional restaurant
Minimum order: None
Payment method: Debit/credit cards, GrabPay balance, cards linked to GrabPay wallet
- Seamless payment with Grab account
Love to try your local bak chor mee but find it hard to communicate with your local dialect-speaking hawker? Can’t get enough of #hawkerculture? Just tap to tapao (takeaway) and get hawker food delivered to you from over 2000 hawker food stalls across 35 or more hawker centres islandwide with WhyQ. Plus, now you can even gift a meal to our hardworking healthcare heroes.
Delivery charge: $1.50 per meal
Minimum order: None
Payment method: Card only
- Order in bulk (10 or more pax) for parties and events
- Place orders from different stalls in the same hawker centre
Heads up before you tap away…
Food delivery services claim to average about 30-35min delivery time, but as with any service industry, it’s all about luck of the draw. Make sure you check the estimated time before you confirm your order as delivery services can get quite swamped during peak hours, especially during this circuit breaker when we’re all home. Most of the time these services are great, but as with all purchases: buyer beware. With food delivery apps, always have a back-up plan or risk hungry little bellies.
Happy eating in!