Mornings at work can get pretty crazy, so the last thing you really need to stress about is what to have for lunch. If you’ve always followed your cravings, it might be time to rethink your options too — your lunch is a big determining factor to how you feel the rest of the work day. Here, we bring you five lunch suggestions (if you’re in Singapore) that are not only a click away, but also kind to your body.
The Daily Cut (@thedailycut.sg)
The lowdown: Its tagline, “Optimised Nutrition”, may sound daunting, but the food here is as straightforward as it gets. Its signature protein salads comprise three parts: proteins such as shrimp, ribeye steak or vegan tofu; complex carbohydrates like brown rice, sweet potato or baby spinach; and wholesome supplements including asparagus, sous vide eggs or broccoli. There are three sizes – regular gets you a one protein, while large and beast offers two and three, respectively.
How to order: Place your order online at thedailycut.oddle.me. Credit and debit cards are accepted.
Tick tock: Order ahead of time; delivery slots can fill up as early as two days before your date of delivery.
The Grain Traders (@graintraders)
The lowdown: According to founder Javier Perez, who also started the ultra-hip Kilo restaurant, the goal was to create a fast-dining concept but serve up the same wholesome food that Kilo is known for. Everything is freshly grilled, seared and roasted. Build your own bowl which comprises one grain, one protein, one hot vegetable, two cold vegetables, one topping and one sauce, or choose from six hero bowls which include the Beebop (braised pork shoulder on brown rice), the Mr Pirom (tuna on soba with donburi sauce) and the Upstream (sous vide salmon on spinach and kale).
How to order: Place your order online at order.grain-traders.com. Payments are processed through Paypal.
Tick tock: Expect to wait, on average, up to two hours for your order to arrive.
Box Green (@boxgreenco)
The lowdown: A subscription service that promotes healthier, guilt-free snacking. There are more than 20 delectable, sweet, savoury and sour options to suit every palate, from a low-calorie almond and cranberry biscotti to high-fibre broad beans coated with brown sugar and lightly dusted in cinnamon powder. Each fun-sized serving weighs less than 40g and is under 200 calories. The best part: For every box delivered, the company donates a meal to help the underprivileged and needy in Singapore through local charity Willing Hearts.
How to order: Sign up for a subscription plan on boxgreen.co. Box Green delivers once a week, once every two weeks or once a month.
Tick tock: Each 12-pack box is shipped out between three to five days after payment. Credit and debit cards are accepted.
The lowdown: It is reportedly the first Japanese-inspired, DIY sushi and salad bar in Singapore and South-east Asia. You are encouraged to “design” your own sushi roll or salad bowl (the former comes in two sizes; the latter, three) from a spread of over 50 freshly prepared base ingredients such as shredded carrot and cucumber, avocado and edamame beans, and premium specials like grilled unagi, salmon sashimi and the more indulgent soft-shell crab. If DIY is not your thing, you can also pick from a house menu of six sushi rolls and six salad bowls.
How to order: Place your order online at order.rollwithmakisan.com. Payments are processed through Paypal.
Tick tock: Expect to wait, on average, from half an hour to two hours for your order to arrive.
The lowdown: The super modern restaurant and bar at Customs House serves up premium Japanese fare with “an urban attitude” – evident in the Instagram-worthy packaging it has developed with food delivery company Deliveroo (the boxes are decked out in cartoon sumo wrestlers and koi). Choose from five mouth-watering sets, including our top picks Raw & Slender (which features a fresh assortment of salmon, hamachi and hotate sashimi on a bed of rocket) and the Bite Sized Beauty box (with seven, easy-to-eat sushi pieces).
How to order: Place your order online at kinki.com.sg/order. Credit and debit cards are accepted.
Tick tock: Expect to wait, on average, from one to two hours for your order to arrive. Sashimi and sushi platters must be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance.