Top 5 CHEAP Places to lunch in CBD

Working in CBD doesn't necessarily mean you have to spend a ton!

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With the rising cost of living in Singapore, we Singaporeans need to save, save and save.

They say good things don’t come cheap but does it really not? Guess we proved the saying wrong as we manage to find really cheap and delicious places to dine in at CBD. Come check it out for yourself!

Market Street Interim Hawker Centre AKA Golden Shoe Hawker Centre

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Singaporeans dine in hawker centres for their daily fix of delicious local cuisines at cheap prices. As you know, the Golden Shoe Hawker Centre is no longer at Golden Shoe, it is now situated at 5 Cross St S(048418). Here, you can try out all your favourite local cuisine promising to satisfy both your stomach and wallet!

Maxwell Market

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Another popular lunch spot for local cuisine would be Maxwell Market. The Michelin Star Chicken rice stall, Tian Tian, is located there too so don’t be surprised if you see long lines of diners there!

Maxwell market offers a cheap array of food choices compared to other dining establishments in this district. Food, in general, is amazing in this hawker. Wait no longer, head down today to try out this goodness yourself!

Located at 1 Kadayanallur Street, 069184.

Aussie Roll

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Tired of everyday local food? With prices as low as $2++ per roll, Aussie roll provides a fast food concept meal that’s both satisfying and pocket-friendly. With generous fillings of expensive ingredients such as lobster and garlic king prawns, these really are luxury at a low cost.

Located at 30 Raffles Place, Singapore 048622.

The Sandwich Shop

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Freshly picked salads and sandwich to serve daily, the sandwich shop provides a hearty well-balanced meal at affordable prices. You can enjoy their salads alone, or share a platter with your colleagues. They also provide delivery services if you happen to be too occupied with work!

There are 3 outlets in CBD area located at (16 Collyer Quay, #02-07, Singapore 049318), (61 Robinson Road Robinson Centre #01-02, 068893), (12 Marina Blvd, #02-07, Singapore 018982)

Zhong Guo La Mian Xiao Long Bao

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Located at 335 Smith St, Singapore 050335, these humble store serves up authentic and cheap Northern style food promising you a taste of authentic Chinese cuisines. The stall owners are very friendly and generous with their servings too!

Be sure to head down as fast as you can as the queue tends to be pretty long during lunch hours. Even if you happen to come down during peak hour, don’t be too hesitant to queue as they serve their customer at a reasonably fast pace!

BONUS: Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle

Located in the same hawker as Zhong Guo La Mian Xiao Long Bao (actually is only like right next to it), this famous stall was once awarded a Michelin Star for their best dish – Soya Sauce Chicken Rice. It is also said to be the cheapest Michelin Star dish that you can get your hands on in Singapore!



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