No Dine-in, no Problem. Top 10 restaurants offering nutritious meals that are available for delivery and takeaway
As we are homebound for the next couple of weeks; takeout meals and food delivery apps are our BFF’S once again. Whilst all of us had braced ourselves for a new phase considering the spike in cases in the community in the past weeks, these new (yet all too familiar) social distancing measures announced last Friday still came as a huge bummer.
But life has to go on. Gym bunnies might take this time to push themselves to achieve their optimal fitness goals with some virtual workout ideas, but here’s something for the rest of us who prefer to seek consolation in the glorious world of food. Since dining-in has been banned until cases in the community are controlled, we’ve rounded up some delicious takeout and delivery options for you to dabao or order in from home.
Delicious doesn’t always mean unhealthy, though! We get that clean eating and plant-based alternatives are all the rage right now, whereas takeout food doesn’t exactly have the best rep for being ‘nutritious’. While we love a carb-loaded meal or two occasionally, these food heroes listed below are proof that takeout meals can be clean and nutritious just as they are satisfying. From fresh, carb-free pasta-like dishes and quality sushi to Israeli street food and authentic Sri Lankan vegetarian fare, there’s little chance that planning your stay-at-home meals will still be a bore.
PASTA BAR – BEST FOR GLUTEN-FREE AND CARB-FREE LASAGNE
Famous for their handmade, authentic pasta, we fell in love with their gluten-free and carb-free lasagne options in Circuit Breaker 2020 — and they are currently back on the menu! Our favourites include the Spinach packed vegetarian lasagne that is loaded with green goodness and cheese. If you are looking for a gluten-free, carb-free, and meat-free option, the vegetarian zucchini lasagne ticks all the boxes for a healthful, guilt-free meal. The beef-based zucchini lasagne is also a delicious option to get in a carb-free, protein-packed meal. We have got to have sides and go for their kale salad, and sautéed broccolini are our top picks!
Customers ordering in for the first time can avail of a 15% discount via the code: LOVEPASTA
Their full menu can be accessed here, along with island-wide delivery details or takeaway options.
LUKES CHOPHOUSE – BEST FOR WELL-SOURCED SEAFOOD
Luke’s isn’t known to be a ‘healthy’ joint, right? Nope. But their well-sourced meat and fish options cooked to perfection with the best flavours and seasoning hits just the right spot. Their sustainably-sourced, seafood dishes are our top favourites and include the Tuna Tartare, Smoked Trout Dip and Crab Cakes with a side of asparagus. Let’s not forget their delicious Tomato Salad with Seared Tuna and their deliciously nourishing Kale Salad with Seared Tuna.
Their full menu / online shop can be accessed here, along with takeaway details.
PRIVE – BEST FOR PLANT-BASED ALTERNATIVES
Prive delivers their entire menu island-wide and boasts an extensive menu of plant-based dishes. From plant-based meat alternatives like Tindle and Impossible, there’s something for the whole household with their wide variety. Check out our top favourites that include the plant-powered breakfast ideal for brunch, the Impossible Sliders and their Hainanese TiNDLE™ “Chicken” Chop.
Their full online menu can be accessed here, along with delivery details.
THE KIND BOWL– BEST FOR VEGAN VIETNAMESE
The Kind Bowl was born in line with the current global effort to live sustainably and the greater awareness of conscious consumption. As sustainable consumption and plant-based diets become increasingly popular among Singaporeans, the Kind Bowl offers its customers a one of a kind, nourishing meal that makes you feel good, inside and out. Its menu offers an eclectic array of Vietnamese cuisine that is safe to say it is absolutely ‘pho’nomenal. Our top choices include the Kind Pho bowl and Bahn Mi.
Their full menu can be viewed here, along with their delivery partners and island-wide delivery details.
KOTUWA – BEST FOR VEGETABLE-PACKED CURRY
Add some spice to your life with the scents and spices of Sri Lanka right to your doorstep with Chef Rishi Naleendra’s (of Cloud Street and Cheek Bistro fame) authentic menu that serves up a variety of vegetarian curries, string hoppers and kottu rottis. We love their enormous array of vegetarian dishes, which are our go-to on our visits. Check out their delicious sauteed beetroot curry, jackfruit curry, dahl and get a side of pol sambal for good measure.
TATSUYA – BEST FOR CLEAN, PREMIUM SUSHI
Few do it better than Tatsuya for those looking for good clean sushi that doesn’t get too funky (but still uber premium). Renowned for its top-notch Japanese menu, fans of the restaurant can enjoy various menu items, from Seared Maki to Aburi Sushi. Our top favourites include the assorted sashimi box and the sea eel roll with crispy salmon skin – all packed with omega 3’s.
Orders can be placed via email or phone:
6737 1160 / 6887 4598
Whatsapp them, for the menu: 9325 0907
MIZNON – BEST FOR PLANT STUFFED PITAS
A fast favourite among the CBD crowd, Miznon home delivers authentic Israeli street food with the fluffiest house-made pita bread and what we feel are the best falafels in town right to your doorstep. With a wide variety of meat-free options, Miznon offer’s vegan-friendly substitutes as well. It is hard to pick our favourites, but the delicious falafel burger and the white pita take our top spots along with a hearty side of beans.
CURIOUS PALETTE – BEST FOR A NUTRITIOUS PACKED BRUNCH
A concept by the Stranger’s Reunion, this little eatery situated in the heart of the Bugis area is just as its name suggests and offers fusion concoctions of Eastern and Western dishes. With a menu that spans brunch, dinner, bar-bites and dessert, and dairy-free beverages, there’s something for the whole household round the clock. Our favourites include but are not limited to the roasted cauliflower salad, the curious breakfast and hotcakes (who doesn’t love pancakes?)
Their full menu can be viewed along with the details of island-wide delivery and self-collection.
BEE’S KNEES @ BOTANIC GARDENS – BEST TO KEEP THE FAMILY HAPPY
Situated in the heart of botanic gardens, stop by at this delicious little eatery and takeaway some tasty food after a casual jog or cycle around the beautiful gardens. Bee’s Knees has a wide selection of delicious comfort food for breakfast through to dinner. From sandwiches and nutritious grain bowls and pizzas and decadent desserts, a must-try for families with little children. Our personal favourites include their Breakfast bundles (perfect for families) and the Oriental Grain Bowl.
Their full menu can be accessed here, along with delivery details and takeaway options.
GOURMET TAKEOUT’S FROM GRAND HYATT SINGAPORE – BEST FOR CHOICE
Whether you’re planning to unleash your inner MasterChef with gourmet groceries this lockdown or daobao a hot feast from one of its award-winning restaurants, Grand Hyatt Singapore’s online shop has it all. You can order signature balanced meals from its famed restaurants like mezza9, Pete’s Place and StraitsKitchen, and even stock up your fridge with the same high-quality and sustainable gourmet produce used in these restaurants to practice your culinary skills at home.
Their food menu and an online grocery shop can be accessed here, along with details on delivery options and self-collection procedures.