Food delivery has morphed into its own love language. It has become a universally-understood way of showing care for yourself or others—whether you’re ordering in your favourite treat on a difficult day, sending your quarantined family contactless meals or picking up dinner for a busy friend.
What makes delivery so desirable is primarily the convenience. An app like foodpanda takes this to the next level. On foodpanda, not only can you order piping hot, freshly cooked restaurant meals, groceries are also just a click away with its 24/7, same-day-delivery virtual grocery store: pandamart. Since speed is often of the essence, expect delivery as quickly as under 30 minutes, or use its new pick-up feature, which allows you to swing by a restaurant and grab your order within minutes.
Still, we know that you’re juggling multiple priorities at once. If you’d like to make every choice a considered, eco-conscious one, foodpanda has long been a leader in the sustainability agenda as an early adopter of the cutlery opt-out feature and reusable containers. There are also times when all you want is to kick back with your favourite bottle of wine and a gourmet meal. For moments like these, look to foodpanda’s repertoire of Michelin-starred restaurants. From classic Italian at Garibaldi to the finest Fujian cuisine from Putien—this is the section of the app that holds the best and most luxurious of what Singapore’s culinary scene has to offer.
As the festive season approaches, we are reimagining what a holiday meal looks like. It’s not always a big family affair with turkey and pumpkin pie—for some, its a lavish Indian feast with friends, or a juicy vegan burger paired with a bottle of natural wine. One thing remains constant: everything you need, you’ll find on foodpanda. Here, we round up personalised delivery bundles from foodpanda for 3 different Vogue women—the socially conscious millennial, the working mum on the go, and the hostess with the mostest. They each have distinct senses of style and preferences in food and drink. You could find yourself perfectly reflected in one of them, or they could each have attributes that make up different aspects of your identity, so take from this what you will. Either way, one thing is for certain—you’re in for a good meal.
The Socially-conscious Millennial
She is trendy, cool and socially conscious. She loves Y2K fashion, but only when it comes in sustainable materials like this vegan-leather jacket. She loves plant-based food and foodpanda’s continually evolving sustainability initiatives are close to her heart. Order a juicy Smoked BBQ Burger from Veganburg, featuring a succulent mushroom patty topped with creamy vegan cheese and aioli. Make it a feast by adding on a range of sides: from the crisp faux-fish fingers to the umami white truffle fries. For a quick, healthier meal, opt for the Refreshing Thai Soba Salad from The Plant Food, made with the freshest ingredients and perfect for a hot day. And if you have friends coming over for a special occasion, nothing says celebration like a massive Indian spread. Look to Michelin Bib Gourmand awardee Bismillah Biryani for a range of veggie-friendly items, like the layered Vegetarian Dum Biryani, the creamy and herbaceous Palak Paneer and the crunchy Vegetable Samosas. Also look to the The Body Shop and Lush, for natural bodycare products with sustainably sourced ingredients, all available on foodpanda.
The Working Mum on the go
With a full schedule on both the home and work front, the working mom is most concerned with nutrition and convenience. She wants meals that are healthy but quick—so foodpanda’s speedy delivery times are a life-saver. Her guilty pleasure? The house-blended White Cold Brew from Mellower Coffee, which keeps her going on especially long days, as does her Garden Mint and Lime candle from The Aromatherapy Co. She also loves to support local and is partial to delicious hawker food from a variety of stalls listed on foodpanda. For true comfort food, order Sliced Fish Soup or Teochew Porridge with a plethora of homemade toppings from the heritage Maxwell Hawker Centre. If the kids want a sweet treat, add on some Grass Jelly Pudding or Tutu Kueh. Looking to whip up a festive dinner at home but don’t have time to pick up groceries? Do all your shopping on foodpanda’s Marks and Spencers online store and their in-house grocery shop, pandamart. Here, you’ll get everything from fresh vegetables to meat, fish and poultry, alongside a range of condiments, seasonings and kitchen equipment—like a powerful blender from Phillips.
The Hostess with the Mostest
Affluent and generous, this Vogue woman loves hosting her friends with elaborate spreads or sending her loved ones gourmet deliveries on a whim. She enjoys the finer things in life (modern art adorns her walls) and is a true food and drink connoisseur. She opts to order from the most luxurious and well-known spots on foodpanda, including Michelin-starred Italian restaurant Garibaldi. For a truly opulent meal, order the Capelli D’Angelo Ai Ricci Di Mare Con Capesante e Caviale, a stunning plate of cold angel hair topped with sea urchin, hokkaido scallops and caviar. If you’re a meat lover, don’t miss out on the Ossobucco Alla Garibaldi, featuring a hearty braised wagyu beef cheek served with bone marrow and mashed potatoes. For something Asian, try out Michelin-starred Fujian joint Putien, with delectable signature dishes like the Fujian Red Mushroom Seafood Lor Mee, Deep-fried Yellow Croaker and Sweet and Sour Pork with Lychees. A nice bottle of wine like the San Polo by Allegrini Brunello Di Montalcino Docg 2013 from Enoteca Wine Shop is a must-have for every occasion—and it tastes even better when it comes straight to your doorstep.