Singapore prides itself in being a foodie’s paradise, offering a myriad of different cuisine. From sweet to savoury, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Luckily, these 8 food tours will help bring you around to some of the city’s top eateries, introducing you to Singapore’s unique culture and its delicious food.
1. Food tasting cycling tour around the Singapore River (from USD 182.0)
Pack some sunnies or a cap and get ready for an exciting day out in the sun! This tour brings you on a scenic path along the Singapore river, stopping by numerous cafes, restaurants and hawker centres, for mouth-watering nibbles and drinks. Along the way, you will likely pass the popular Boat Quay area, which is often frequented by Singaporeans for brunch by the river and a round of drinks, at night.
Other possible stops on your route include Tiong Bahru, an old neighbourhood where many young entrepreneurs are now setting up their own unique cafes and shops. You’ll be spoilt for choice at Tiong Bahru Market, which has umpteen stalls, many of which are still run by older folks humbly serving up traditional recipes. Be sure to also stop by Bak Kut Teh, for a peppery bowl of broth and tender pork ribs over fluffy rice. For dessert, you can’t miss out on grabbing some iced coffee and a warm Kouign Aman from Tiong Bahru Bakery.
Full-Day Bike and Food Tour of Singapore
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
2. Hawker Center tour (from USD 150.0)
Hawker Centers are open-air complexes in Singapore, housing up to a hundred or so food vendors. Hawker Centers were established around the 1950s, as the country moved toward tighter hygiene standards and licensing requirements for food vendors. Now, they can be easily found in almost every neighbourhood, which means you can find a whole variety of local dishes, wherever you may be!
This tour will bring you around some of Singapore’s Hawker Centers, especially those made famous because of certain exceptional vendors. Expect some queuing (locals are very willing to queue when it comes to good food), a bit of humidity and stickiness, but lots of incredible food at relatively inexpensive prices.
Singapore Hawker Food Tour and Neighborhood Walk
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
3. Malay and Indian food tour around Kampong Glam (from USD 96.0)
Historically, Kampong Glam was home to Malay and Arab communities and merchants. Now, you can still find a number of traditional carpet, textile, and Turkish lamp merchants here, alongside quaint independent designers, yoga studios, galleries and more. The same eclectic mix of old and new is reflected in Kampong Glam’s food scene, too. Nestled side by side are traditional stalls, serving freshly prepared dishes of Malay, Indonesian, and Chinese influence, small cafes, and even craft beer and cocktail bars.
Most of the eateries are also Halal-certified, which makes finding food easy for Muslim visitors. You’ll have a wonderful day exploring this intriguing quarter of Singapore and feeding yourself with yummy snacks at affordable prices.
Singapore Food Tour in Kampong Glam
Duration: 3 hours
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Singapore: A vibrant country of culture and cuisine
Explore Singapore’s incredible eats and meet some of the people who have worked hard to build Singapore’s culinary scene - from generations of hawkers to young entrepreneurs and immigrants - with these tours. We hope this list has been useful in planning your trip to Singapore!
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