Cloud kitchen concepts are here to stay

The current climate has changed the landscape of dining dramatically, as many traditional F&B businesses go digital to remain viable. And although virtual restaurants have been around for some years now, they have definitely grown more popular over the course of the last few months.

To try exclusive items available only through delivery directly to your doorstep, check out any of the seven cloud kitchen concepts listed below. From Italian and Mediterranean eats to mouth-watering seafood feasts, trust these dark kitchens to keep you satisfied in the comfort of your own home.
 

Coop
 


 

Tuck into mouth-watering takeout with a Japanese flair when you choose from Coop’s extensive menu of sando burgers, rice bowls and izakaya-style offerings. Ran by the folks who brought us Neon Pigeon, the new cloud kitchen concept doesn’t stray far from its roots with the Pork Katsu Sando Burger, Yakiniku Beef Sandwich and Furikake Fries. Dreaming of the signature Neon Pigeon Tokyo Hummus? Get portions of them delivered to your doorstep with Coop too. 
 

Hack It 
 


 

Since consuming seafood at restaurants can get messy, consider enjoying them at home instead. With Hack It by Jumbo, you’ll be able to enjoy that oh-so-delicious crab-in-a-bag experience right on your own dining table. A party of five may want to opt for the Deluxe Seafood Pack that comes with mud crab (600g), clams (100g), mussels (100g), live boston lobster (500g); while the classic Lobster and Crab in a Pack are also good options for couples as well.  
 

Jamie Oliver’s Diner
 


 

For those seeking an all-American comfort food experience at home, Jamie Oliver’s Diner is your best bet. A nascent cloud kitchen concept only available via third party delivery platforms including Foodpanda and Deliveroo, just order up hearty, delicious nosh without ever leaving your humble abode. Be prepared for the food coma ahead though, as dishes like Jamie’s Crispy Calamari, Classic Cheeseburger and Sweet Potato Fries are all up for grabs.
 

Panini Italiani by Da Paolo 
 


 

The perfect lunch fix exists, and it comes in the form of a mouth-watering panini accompanied by a generous portion of shoestring fries. A fresh cloud kitchen concept by the Da Paolo Group that’s notable for its chain of trendy deli cafes, just order up some gratifying Roast Beef sandwiches or opt for the more traditional Ham & Cheese. If you prefer pasta, then check out its virtual sister restaurant Da Paolo Pasta Bar instead, as this spot offers handmade pasta dishes worth the calorie count. 
 

The Priority Club
 


 

It's all about reconnecting families and friends through adventure and good food at The Priority Club, an exciting delivery-only concept that incorporates tabletop games into meals. Simply order a variety of locally-inspired pastas or pizzas; the game night-friendly bundle deals offer mains, sides, beverages and even card games or chess pieces for guaranteed fun.
 

UbinEats
 


 

Launched by homegrown restaurant group New Ubin, UbinEats is another nascent dark kitchen dedicated to local, ready-to-eat meals for solo diners. With five sub-brands such as Ubin Nasi Lemak, Vijay Banana Leaf and Ah Koon Scissor Cut Rice, just indulge in Singaporean-style cuisine specially curated for one by ordering here.


Vios
 


 

If you’ve been a long time patron of Greek restaurant Blu Kouzina at Dempsey Hill, then Vios should be your go-to for quick yet quality Mediterranean meals at home. A digital restaurant arm only operating through Deliveroo’s cloud kitchen concept, Vios provides wholesome and nutritious grain bowls directly to your doorstep. But just in case you’re in the Katong neighbourhood and are still craving for these eats, you can order the Vios signature bowls through the Deliveroo app to be picked up and consumed within the kitchen premises which offer limited seating.