Live entertainment, temporary tatts and even personalised haikus to accompany your makan sesh

Thought you were done with food festivals for the month? Think again. Homegrown brand-haven Design Orchard and nomadic space activators The Local People are here to remind us that Singaporean’s love for food is never satiated. 

Two entire days filled with local nosh is coming to you at Foodie Nation, happening on the last weekend of July. The fair is a goldmine of Singaporean delights. Find everyone’s favourite skewered meat from City Satay, Burp Kitchen & Bar’s Western comfort foods and Yakitori bar bites from Citizen’s Food. For the sweet-toothed, booths of pastries and confectioneries await at Old Seng Choong, where locally-inspired festive bakes await; and don't forget Benns Chocolate, offering their premium natural chocolate products. Bake&Bake will also be featuring grain-ridden biscottis; while sticks of crystalised rock sugar at Jewels by Cheng are up for grabs, a returning favourite from a pop-up earlier this year.

Burp Kitchen & Bar

Pair your bites with a cup of artisanal tea or coffee from Sucre and Made Cold, respectively. Not to forgo the trend that’s sweeping the nation currently, get your bbt fix at Take a Bite SG with their Brown Sugar Milk Boba and a nostalgia-inducing White Rabbit candy flavoured drink.

Besides the food, a full schedule of food-themed art activities will also fill the two days. Design a limited edition Foodie Nation badge at an engaging DIY workshop, get inked up with food-inspired organic temporary tatts to rep your foodie status, or receive a personalised haiku by award-winning copywriter Dave Tai, fresh from his typewriter.

Live entertainment acts will also be taking the stage to set the atmosphere. Kick back with a plate of grub in one hand and a drink in the other, while enjoyng an acoustically-powered set by Joyce Gan, as well as sounds by Spotify’s New Music Friday Singapore lister Steph Yeap, among many other more homegrown artistes.


Foodie Nation takes place Jul 27-28 at Design Orchard. Admission is free. More info here.