Singapore is home to some of the tastiest food in the world. From local delicacies to international cuisines, there is nothing you can't find here. One thing that really stands out, is the quality of food. Low quality food is just not something they do in Singapore. Some people may cook at home, others enjoy eating at hawker centers and restaurants, and some enjoy ordering there favorite meals from food delivery apps.
But if we look at the numbers, 1 in 4 Singaporeans dine out everyday and 7 in 10, eat out for dinner. This is mostly due to the ease of getting good quality food and lack of time. Work and studies take up a large portion of time for most so having someone else do the cooking makes life a lot easier. People are craving for convenience, but they also need healthy food that is high quality, fresh and delicious and Singaporean outlets do their best to cater to those needs.
With so many places to eat, finding the right one for you in the location you want can be quite a challenge. Another issue is that Singapore is quite a small island and there are currently over 5.6 million people living there. So even if you manage to find one a good place to eat, you have to compete for a seat with many others. And this is why people use apps to find the best food in Singapore. And to help you eat your way through the city, here are a few of the best food apps in Singapore.
McDonald's is clearly the number one fast food spot in Singapore with their app ranking number on in the food and drink category. With this app you can see where the nearest branch is and what deals they have. They keep track of your preferences and send over deals catering just for you. You'll also get the latest news and offers in the app. Another useful feature of the app is that they provide the nutritional information for every single item on their menu, even the sauces so you can keep track of what you eat and see if any meal items contain allergens.
The new attraction in the McDonald's app is the mobile order feature. You can now browse the menu, select your items and pay from the mobile app. You can then choose to dine in or have it for takeaway.
And for you coffee and breakfast lovers, McCafe has a rewards cards so you can earn points and redeem them to get a discount on your orders.
Now you may have used the KFC app to have some delicious chicken delivered to you, but the app now also accepts order for dine in and takeaway orders, meaning you can order and pay from wherever you are. No more long queues. Just make an order, get in the car, drive to your favorite KFC outlet, and when you arrive, your meal will be ready for you to enjoy.
It's also a very simple process, so even grandpa and grandma can do it. Once you have made your order, you will get a notification, then all you need to do is show your order number to the cashier and that's it.
By using the KFC app you are also kept in the loop with the latest offers and deals and will rewarded for being a loyal customer.
If you want to find some great deals on food in Singapore, Fave is a great place to start your search. They have deals on food, but also pretty much everything else including activities, fitness, travel, beauty, massage and more. They have 1 for 1 deals, as well as discounts up to 90% off.
Fave also has it's own payment system called FavePay. You can link your card or e-wallet (GrabPay, TNG Wallet, Boost) and then just by paying with Fave, you can earn up to 20% cashback on your purchase. You can also earn cashback instantly if you purchase an eCard on the app. An eCard is pretty much a gift card or voucher that can be used with FavePay, so by buying one of these upfront you can save even more money or even share the love with a friend.
Chope is the app that connect people to restaurants. They are known firstly as a restaurant reservation platform. So if you want to dine out in Singapore, you could visit the Chope website or use the app on mobile to view their restaurant directory with useful information including photos, descriptions, deals and promotions, and also really useful images of the venues menu which let's you see what exactly is on offer as well as the prices before making a reservation. Then once you have a place in mind, you simply select a date and time and how many people you want to reserve for and that's it. By making a reservation you won't only get a seat, but you will also earn Chope rewards points.
They have more than 13 000 restaurants on their platform, making it a great place to discover new places. Other than that you will also get access to a whole lot of deals and vouchers. There are lots of 1 for 1 specials, set menu savings and off peak dining discounts.
And for those of you that hate standing in queues, Chope has you covered. You can use the app to order from hawker stall or restaurants and then they'll prepare you food and you can just pick it up when you are ready.
Eatigo is the app you need if you want to make a reservation and your favorite restaurant in Singapore plus save with great discounts. Eatigo let's venues set their peak times and the less popular the restaurant is at a certain time, the higher the discount is. For example by making a reservation on Eatigo for a Friday evening, you might get up to 10% off, but by reserving a table for 3pm on a Monday, you could get 50% off as less people would be eating out at that time and it is more likely the restaurant will have many open tables. And with more than 4500 restaurants on the platform, you are bound to find a place you will enjoy.
You'll find everything you need to know about the restaurants before making a reservation. Photos, opening times, details, menu items, promotions and more. You can search for places by the type of cuisine and location and then once you found a place you like you can simply reserve a table. No need to make any prepayments or even add a credit card.
Zomato is a reliable place to go to if you're looking to find the best places to eat or drink. You will be able to search by popular locations such as Orchard and Downtown, or by cuisines such as Chinese, Thai, and Japanese. The app is broken up into 2 categories - food and nightlife. Making it a really useful resource for going out. The app also have some great offers and deals to help you save some money.
What makes Zomato great are the reviews. Sure they include an overview of the location, but reviews are where you can see what people really think and these include images of the venue as well as the food items ordered by customers.
Oddle Eats is an app that let's people make reservations at restaurants as well as order food for delivery. They currently have over 1500 restaurants delivering food and over 400 restaurants accepting reservations island wise. With Oddle Eats you can plan ahead by scheduling your order for when you need it. Oddle Eats is a Singapore only company, meaning it caters it's business very well to the local market. The app aims to connect the F&B outlets with the local community and removes the middleman. This lets people liaise directly with the vendors.
They have a good discovery section to help you find some new food and restaurants that is catered to your preferences. You can then favorite the places you like so you can keep track of the foods and places you need to try in the future.
Burpple is a great app for discovering food all around Singapore. You can anything from healthy food restaurants and cafes to buffets and craft beer bars. All venues include useful information like a map, overview, photos and menu items with prices and pictures, so it's really easy to get an understanding of a venue before trying the food. Burpple also has a great community of foodies so you can ready helpful reviews with photos of the food items. The app prides itself on honest reviews so you can be sure this is a platform you can trust. With you app you can create your food wishlists so you can save places and remember to go there in the future.
Quandoo is another local restaurant guide. The app is available in 12 countries, including Singapore. So you can find restaurants and save them to your favorites. You can then make a reservation with Quandoo and manage it if needed. The app has a neat user interface as well as a dark mode.
The service is completely free to use so booking a table has no cost. Some restaurants have a cancellation policy and in that case a card is required for the booking in the case of a cancellation or no show charge.
By using Quandoo, you not only get to discover places and make reservations, but you will also be rewarded for doing that. You will earn Quandoo Loyalty Points which earn you cashback rewards right back into your bank account. Simple things like creating an account, making bookings and referring friends to the app is all you need to do to earn some points.