It's getting harder to leave the house
Part of our new SG Eats 2017.
Our desire to leave the house took a big hit last year with the arrival of Deliveroo and, soon after, UberEats, each outdoing the other with cooler and cooler restaurants and reliable service. Incumbents such as Foodpanda upped their game in response, and local startups like Honestbee expanded their services. Booze and coffee deliveries soon followed, and the result is a delivery landscape that ensures you can throw a party any night of the week with zero prep—just lots of cash.
What could be better than ordering some affordable wines (and some beers) on an app and having them delivered chilled in less than 60 minutes? You can even track your delivery in real time on the app.
This service has revolutionized our lives with its list of excellent restaurants and delivery within 40 minutes on most days. We appreciate the real-time updates too.
With the arrival of big-name competitors, Foodpanda also stepped up its game, expanding its fleet, promising to deliver in 30 minutes and creating new partnerships with restaurants such as Nando’s and The Soup Spoon. They even have a small selection of places open 24 hours a day.
They started out by doing your grocery shopping, but now drop off your laundry, shop for hardware supplies and pick up beer and wine—working with partners from NTUC Fairprice to Thirsty. There’s a nice personal element, where your shopper calls if one of your items is out of stock. Delivery is within a couple hours.
Perk sources ethical beans from Africa, South America and Asia and hand roasts them in small batches here. Orders come by mail within two or three days of roasting, ground to your preference.
This gorgeous retail shop stocks everything you need to have a world-class bar at home—with an e-commerce option that delivers top-shelf mezcals, tequilas, absinthes, gins, vermouths and more.
With their own storehouse, this online hypermart offers not just fresh fruit, veggies, meats and breads, but also beauty products, booze and even home appliances. The site delivers daily from 10am-10pm (usually next-day).
Specializing in organic and free-range meat cuts, this online butcher also carries marinated meats like organic beef roast with herbs, chili and garlic, for those who are pulling together a last-minute dinner party. It’s free for orders above $100.
UberEATS links your existing Uber account so you can order from places like Shiraz, Motorino and Barrio by MexOut, as well as some of our local favorites like Ayam Penyet President and Nyonya and Baba. Their heartland coverage leaves a bit to be desired, though.