Eating in? We’ve got five fab lunch delivery services
When to Order: At least three hours before you expect the food to be delivered. E-mail email@example.com.
Minimum Order: None (delivery fee of $4). But if you order at least four lunch boxes, delivery within the CBD is free.
Pay: Cash on delivery
Hot Favourites: Beef bulgogi and salmon lunch boxes.
Bonus: For an additional $1, you can upgrade to wholegrain rice or Korean buckwheat noodles. They also deliver on weekends, but you’ll need to place your order four days in advance.
When to Order: You’ll need to sign up for a monthly food subscription plan before you can start ordering.
Minimum Order: The subscription plan starts from four meals a month for $40 ($10 a meal) and goes up to 20 meals a month for $140 ($7 a meal).
Hot Favourites: Grilled beef with baked dory fillet, steak and beans wrap, and even nasi lemak (with low-fat chicken breast and wholegrain brown rice tossed in virgin coconut oil).
Bonus: They have a mobile app that allows you to place new orders, and edit or cancel your current ones. Cancellations have to be made 24 hours in advance, before noon.
When to Order: At least two and a half hours in advance. Last order is at 10.30am.
Minimum Order: None (flat delivery fee of $3)
Hot Favourites: Tokyo Teri and Frit (Wo)man
Bonus: The pretty rainbow-coloured bentos contain cultured fruits and veggies that are high in probiotics and good for your digestive system.
When to Order: At least 24 hours in advance.
Minimum Order: $30 (free delivery)
Pay: Paypal or Internet banking
Hot Favourites: Moroccan spiced chicken salad and BBQ pulled pork salad
Bonus: They also deliver from 5-6pm.
When to Order: Between 11am and 2pm. You can order your meals up to five working days in advance.
Minimum Order: $8 (free delivery)
Pay: Braintree (a payment processor by Paypal)
Bonus: Their menu changes weekly and features dishes such as piri-piri chicken on three-way tomato salad, and Asian quinoa salad with seared squid. If you wish to customise your order, the Grain Personalised service lets you mix and match items for your meal.
Want more lunch ideas? We have some!
By Aretha Loh, Her World, June 2015