Often finding yourself scrolling through random listicles for the best food deals? Or simply referring to the same food articles you’ve bookmarked since January when it comes to picking out eateries?
Yeap, we totally feel your pain. So instead of the endless scrolling/swiping, we are proud to announce that we’ll be bringing forth a series of articles on best food places under $15 at a selected area.
We’ve put together a list of eateries, ranging from restaurants to hawker centres, in the CBD that offer decent meals for under $15. You’re very welcome.
1. Pho Stop
The spiritual rival of the more mainstream NamNam Noodle Bar, Pho Stop serves Vietnamese inspired cuisine. As its name suggests, this quaint, cosy, and humble establishment specialises in ‘Pho’, Vietnamese street noodles.
Address: 72 Tanjong Pagar Road, S 088493
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 11.30am – 9.30pm
Tel: 6534 8178
2. Selfish Gene
An unpretentious hipster café, this eatery is a favourite because of its consistently good comfort food. Boasting a minimalist style with carefully plated dishes, Selfish Gene is an Instagrammer’s dream.
P.S We got lost while looking for this place so you may want to keep your eyes peeled for this café!
Address: 40 Craig Road, S (089678)
Opening Hours: Mon: 10am – 3pm, Wed – Fri: 10am – 5pm, Sat – Sun: 9.30am – 5pm
Tel: 6423 1324
3. Drury Lane
Yet another hipster café, Drury Lane is perhaps the most unique amongst the others. Not only do they have striking red doors, but this 2-storey café also provides WiFi for its patrons. How considerate is that? The focus though, should be on their yummy meals.
Location: 94 Tanjong Pagar Road, S (088515)
Opening Hours: Mon – Tues: 8am – 6pm, Wed – Fri: 8am – 10pm, Sat – Sun: 9am – 6pm
Tel: 6222 6698
4. Two Blur Guys
In contrast to its name, founders Max and Anthony are anything but blur. Inspired by American style diners, Two Blur Guys serve mouthwatering gourmet burgers that are not only tantalising, but also at reasonable prices. It is no wonder this eatery was voted one of Singapore’s top 10 burger joints.
Two Blur Guys
Address: 1 Tras Link, S (078867)
Opening Hours: Daily 11am – 10pm
Tel: 6636 4183
5. Two Men Bagel House
As the pioneer of all the bagel houses in Singapore, there’s a lot weighing on Two Men’s shoulders. It has however, been getting rave reviews for its affordable and delicious bagels baked to perfection. With limited seatings available, the bagels are great for a simple grab-and-go.
Two Men Bagel House
Address: #01-12, Icon Village Altez, 16 Enggor Street, S079717
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 8am – 7pm, Sat – Sun: 9am – 6pm
Tel: 6509 4125
6. Hokkaido Izakaya
Serving some of Hokkaido’s best produce, the Hokkaido Izakaya provides authentic and boisterous vibes that rival authentic Japanese izakayas. Interestingly enough, they serve a variety of Hokkaido potato dishes ranging from Potato Salad, Croquette, and even Ice Cream!
Address: 95 Tanjong Pagar Road, S 088516
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 12mn; Sun: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Tel: 6221 7118
7. The Lawn
A fully customisable Salad café, The Lawn‘s menu isn’t limited to greens but offers a selection of grilled meats to go with your fresh vegetables. Customers can pair their salads with a variety of dressings, toppings or decadent olive rice.
Address: #B1-11, AXA Tower, 8 Shenton Way, S 068811
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10.30am – 9pm
Tel: 6534 8749
8. Moi Lum
A traditional Cantonese restaurant serving a wide variety of dishes “zi-char” style, Moi Lum is especially crowded during lunch hours. With their weekly value-for-money set lunches that include a complementary soup and a drink at an additional $1, who can blame them?
Address: #01-01, Airview Building, 38 Maxwell Road, S069116
Opening Hours: Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Tel: 6226 2283
9. Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
Probably the most famous chicken rice stall in Singapore, Tian Tian is both renowned amongst locals and tourists alike. Many flock here to get a taste of the Anthony Bourdain-endorsed fragrant rice that is so good you’ll have seconds. There’s also a guaranteed queue at any time and at any day.
Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
Address: Maxwell Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur Street, S (069184)
Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 10am – 8pm
Tel: 6448 0120
10. A Noodle Story
It’s wanton mee! No, it’s ramen! No, it’s, it’s…both? A Noodle Story offers gourmet noodles at hawker prices. For a bowl, you get an A+ presentation as well as a culinary medley of noodles, onsen egg, char siew, potato-wrapped prawn, and wanton. Ohhhh yes.
A Noodle Story
Address: #01-39, Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, S069111
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11.15am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 7.30pm;
Sat: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Tel: 9027 6289
So buckle down and loosen those belt straps the next time you’re in the CBD! With these eateries, you’ll never look at lunch hour the same again.
Are there other eateries you think we should have included in the list? Let us know!