All you need to know about dining during the Circuit Breaker

More than ever, this circuit breaker is a time for change and adapting to new norms. As we shift to new dining patterns, here are some tips and dining deals to keep both your tummy and wallet satisfied during this month of change.

To start, here’s a list of the latest promo codes (Apr 2020) which we have compiled from across food deliveries, groceries, and online shopping. Share this with your family and friends, and save together!

food delivery groceries online shopping promo codes Apr 2020

Let’s zoom in on dining, to see what options we have, as well as deals we can use to save money during this period.


1. Food Delivery Subscription Services

Apart from using discount codes and check outs, subscribing to delivery services would be a more economical option as these circuit breaker measures expected to last through April at the minimum.

Below are a few subscription options on food delivery apps for you to save money:

foodpanda credit card deals and promotions
 Subscription Fee (Monthly) No. of Deliveries (Monthly)
S$3.99 5x
S$7.99 15x
S$9.99 50x + priority delivery
Grab dining deals
Subscription Fee (Monthly)No. of Deliveries (Monthly)
S$9.9050x
Deliveroo dining deals for circuit breaker
Subscription Fee (Monthly)No. of Deliveries (Monthly)
S$14.90Unlimited

[4 May] Edit: Kindly note that the Grab food subscription plan has been suspended, and that the Foodpanda subscription is only open to selected users. Deliveroo subscription requires a minimum order of S$18 per delivery.


2. Healthy Meal Delivery Options

For the health-conscious, there are a variety of healthy meal delivery options and dining deals which you can choose from:

Food ProviderDetails
GrainHealthy meals on demand, with no commitment required.
Choose from a standard menu, or customise your meal to your liking, starting from S$9.95.
AMGDMeals prepared with no sugar added, no fried foods, no preservatives, no MSG, and only olive oil use.
Opt for either a single purchase, or get a pass, starting from S$12 a meal.
YOLO FoodYOLO Food operates on a meal plan model. Choose a half/full day meal plan, and opt for either delivery or pick up.
Nutrify MealsNutrify meals focus on delivering healthy weekly, fully customized meals to help you reach your fitness goals – be it losing, maintaining or gaining weight. Build your custom meals or choose your weekly meal plans or set meals from the chef’s weekly menu.

3. Tingkat Services

Tingkat services are no stranger to the majority of us. These services whip up delicious and home-styled hearty meals for our families to enjoy. Now that most of us are working from home, and even our kids are having home-based learning from home, tingkat options may be the fuss-free and economical way to get our meals delivered straight to our doorstep.

Here are some tingkat service providers and dining deals which you can consider:

ServiceDescriptionPrice (for 2 pax)
Le Xin CateringFor variety hunters:

Many food options available, including local favourites. Healthy brown rice option available as well.
Lunch and dinner options available.
From S$237 / month
338 CateringFor those who need flexibility:

Healthier Choice, with less oil and salt. Flexible catering options – able to bring forward a meal with one day advance notice, if you would like to have something different on that day.
Only dinner available.
From S$228/ month
Fatty Daddy Fatty MummyFor the health conscious:

Standard Tingkat service has no MSG, less oil, and salt. A special ‘Love, Tingkat!’ service is also available, which additionally has no canned and processed foods.
Only dinner available.
From S$251/ month

4. Supporting our Hawkers

Hawkers are the most badly hit during this circuit breaker period. Hawkers United is a Facebook group for hawkers, intended to help hawkers who do not have delivery or marketing capabilities to have an outreach channel to the public.  

Within a span of a few days, the group has grown to >140k members, and has an active community connecting hawkers, small F&B businesses and fresh food retailers to customers and delivery partners looking for ad-hoc assignments. Ideal for exploring wallet-friendly takeaway and delivery options from hawkers around you.


5. Lend a helping hand to our local businesses

No doubt, our Singaporean local businesses are badly hit during this COVID-19 period. As the government implements circuit breaker measures, many of these businesses are struggling to stay afloat, amidst a sharp decline in sales coupled with the constant operating costs (e.g. employee wages, rent, loan repayments) which need to be paid regardless of whether the shop is open for business.

ChopeAndSave is a local initiative to save local Singaporean stores. Local businesses can create gift cards, for us consumers to buy and utilise after measures lax and they are allowed to reopen. It may not seem like much, but collectively, a ‘mini loan’ from every one of us, may be just enough to help these businesses tide through this challenging time.

You can check out this initiative here, and maybe buy a gift card while you’re at it! 🙂


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Stay home, and stay safe everyone!

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