Whether you're in the CBD or chained to your desk, take a break from greasy char kway teow and order one of these.

If you're like us, you probably spend most workday lunches chained to your desk eating hawker center takeout (the glamorous life!). Well, you don't have to. There are at least three new healthy and yummy lunch options in town. So there's at least that to look forward to this Monday morning.

Food Matters

This delivery place is run by a certified nutritionist and has the lofty goal of making healthy eating fun. Sign up to have up to five lunches a week delivered to your desk, and choose from 40 options so won't get bored (hopefully). Some of them include local dishes like chicken rice, nasi lemak and even assam laksa; there's also a calorie counter on the site to help you choose. Monthly packages for delivery range from $40-$140.


The newly opened YOLO at Icon Village in Tanjong Pagar does healthy versions of traditionally decadent dishes like chicken quesadillas ($11.90), coconut chicken on brown rice ($11.90) and Arnie's Meatballs with Pasta ($13.90). Gym junkies can look forward to high protein pancakes ($6.50). There are also options for the dairy, gluten and wheat intolerant. If you're glued to the screen, you can order online here.

Grain Traders

CBD workers can customize their healthy lunch at Grain Traders, brought to you by the folks behind Kilo. There is oatmeal and porridge ($8 for both), and bagels ($10) to fill with guac and Kilo-style wasabi tuna tartare. Their build-your-own meals ($16) are for those on a strict diet. If you can't choose, try the El Hibaro that has striploin, salsa verde and wafu tomato. There's also espresso and filter brewed coffee.