“5 Quick & Tasty Lunch Spots Near You”


What’s for lunch?” is probably the most commonly asked question at work. Which is an irony, considering how Singapore is known for its diverse and colourful food scene. Still, it can be a struggle to think of lunch options day in and out. Especially when you only have an hour, when everywhere is packed with massive crowds, and when the paradox of choice falls upon you. Yes, too many options can be challenging too!


In such cases, it might seem easier to skip lunch and stay in office. When that happens, remind yourself that lunch is the second most important meal after breakfast! Not only will it keep your metabolism active and give you energy for the rest of your afternoon, but it’s also a good time for you to rest your eyes, stretch your legs, socialise and take your mind off work. So get on your feet – it’s time to eat!


Whether it's a hearty sandwich, comforting noodles or a fresh bowl of salad you seek, we've compiled recommendations at Icon Village for every day of the workweek so you and your colleagues can fuss less and focus more on enjoying lunch hour to its fullest. Ready for our top picks? Let's start.



Tuesday: Fat Saigon Boy Express (#01-13)

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Did you know that Vietnamese cuisine is one of the healthiest cuisines in the world? That’s because most Vietnamese dishes are cooked with minimal oil and diary, but rather, the fresh flavours of herbs and vegetables! If you’re on the hunt for something soupy, tasty and healthy – Fat Saigon Boy Express might be the right place pho you.


The express outlet features a modest menu of just four types of pho: beef, smoked duck, chicken or only vegetables, along with a small selection of rice rolls, dishes and baguettes. The best part? They even have affordable set lunches that come with one main and one small bite – which makes it a wallet-friendly spot for you and your colleagues to frequent whenever you’re craving for a bowl of broth or feeling peckish.



Wednesday: Spice Grill (#01-82)

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For the uninitiated, cooking with the ‘tandoor’, a traditional clay oven, is crucial in keeping the flavours of North Indian cuisine authentic and alive – a method that Spice Grill has been operating with since they opened their doors in Singapore. If you’re a fan of garlic, onion and chilli, Spice Grill is the place to go. With a variety of flavours, textures and colours, their dishes will definitely add spice to your Wednesday.


The extensive menu covers vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, with quick bites like Chicken Tikka Wrap, Mutton Kebab Wrap, Paneer Pakora, Bhel Puri, Masala Chaats and more that you can grab, go and enjoy quickly. If you’re bringing a party of more than two, be sure to place an order for their Tandoori Assorted Platter, so you get a taste of the tandoor! And if, after all that, you still have room for dessert – we suggest wrapping up your meal with gula jamun (rose flavoured sugar syrup flour balls made with milk solids). Lunch might come with a food coma – but it’ll be worth your while.



Thursday: Bara Indonesian Food (#01-10)

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As you ease into Thursday and prepare for the coming weekend of (even more) good food, it might be wise to have something a little more balanced for lunch. Think rich, aromatic and spice-infused rice with mouth-watering side dishes on the side and a good dollop of sambal chilli. Yes, we’re talking about Indonesian Nasi Bakar at Bara Food! Choose from their range of six set menus or go ala-carte if you’re interested in specific dishes. With grilling at the centre stage of Bara Food, you might come back craving for more.



Friday: YOLO (#01-01)

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Congratulations, you’ve made it to Friday! But before you head off into the weekends, why not cleanse your palate and treat your body to these healthy, nutritious and wholesome Asian bowls at YOLO? With nourishment at the heart of their menu, YOLO believes in life without compromise – and seeks to make every bowl well-balanced, fresh, and free of MSG. The halal-certified spot even has a wide range of vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian options – making it friendly and fuss-free for everyone.


If you’re on the lookout for an effective diet or weight loss meal plan, look no further than YOLO – who has subscriptions that work around your goals to ensure your meals are calorie counted, while tasting fresh and healthy. After all, you only live once – so why not live it well?


Living in a melting pot of culinary flavours like Singapore truly has its perks – with food stalls, markets and restaurants that house authentic dishes from all over the world at our fingertips. But ultimately, what makes a good meal lies in its ability to put a smile on the faces of those eating it. After all, if food can bring people together, imagine what good food can do. Has lunch this week at Icon Village put a smile on your face? Share them with us by tagging @shopfareast on Instagram today – and we might feature your meal on our page. Bon appétit!