Eating together as a family is an opportunity for plenty of bonding and laughter, but it doesn’t mean that it has to take place at a lavish restaurant either. Kicking it with the laidback vibes at a food court also presents a great time out, especially when there are a wealth of brand new concepts springing up in our garden city. Here’s our round-up of the 10 best family-friendly food courts islandwide to dine at on your next family day out!
One of Singapore’s leading food court chains Food Republic is well loved in many parts of the island, but head to their VivoCity branch for even more fun! Situated on the mall’s third floor, Food Republic offers a host of local signature options all in a traditional heritage setting. Afterward, dip your toes in the waters or embrace the breeze at the popular adjacent outdoor area to complete your family experience!
Food Republic @ VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Level 3, Singapore 098585, +65 6276 0521, https://foodrepublic.com.sg/food-republic-outlets/vivo-city/
Instead of maggi goreng and roti prata galore at Simpang Bedok, head upstairs to The Bedok Marketplace for a new gastronomical adventure. The open-air space is decked out with new stalls with unique concepts – from dessert pizza to DIY Chirashi bowls – at relatively wallet-friendly prices to match! For larger gatherings, there’s also fare like crabs and Assam Fish Head from Sedap V Seafood, or Italian classics from The Naughty Chef for sharing parties.
The Bedok Marketplace, 348 Bedok Road, #02-01, Singapore 469560, www.facebook.com/thebedokmarketplace/
A hot favorite in the shopping district of central Singapore is PasarBella’s Suntec City outlet. The bustling food court boasts stalls that serve up a wide range of cuisines and is conveniently located within the mall to make it appropriate for a mid-shopping meal. Whether it’s licking your fingers with seafood platters from Cajun On Wheels, or taking a chunky bite from a Wolf Burgers creation, the choice is completely yours.
PasarBella Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-455, North Wing, Suntec City, Singapore 038983, http://pasarbella.com/category/suntec/
Nestled a stone’s throw away from the frenzy of Orchard Road, Tanglin Food Hall sits within Tanglin Mall and provides a welcome respite from the crowds of people during peak hours. Besides not having to “chope” a table with tissue packets, you’ll be glad to know that two old school kids rides are available just outside the food court to excite the young ones. Cheap thrills and good food – how could we say no?
Tanglin Food Hall, 163 Tanglin Road, #B1-17, Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933, +65 6904 9288, www.tanglinmall.com.sg/level/b1/tanglin-food-hall
Our Tampines Hub is ideal for family time, what with the many activities available within the complex (free movie screenings anyone?). So what better place to eat together at than the Kopitiam Food Centre located on the first level? With beloved dishes like Chicken Rice, Wanton Noodles and Nasi Padang, the homely offerings here will satisfy any craving you and your family might have. Plus, they’re cheap and convenient as well.
Kopitiam @ Our Tampines Hub, 495 Tampines Ave 5, Singapore 529649, www.kopitiam.biz/our-tampines-hub
“FOMO” stands for “fear of missing out”, which is fitting if you skip on dining at this food court on your next outing. The air-conditioned setting is complemented by the halal food stalls, lush interiors and a relaxed vibe that effortlessly draws you in. Highlights include sushi rolls from Maki Masho, meat dishes from Chop! and mochi sweets from Kane Mochi. Oh, and did we mention there’s an outdoor seating area for alfresco meals as well?
FOMO Singapore, 38 Sultan Gate, #01-01, Singapore 198489, www.fomosg.com
The folks from Timbre have expanded their brand to now include an urbanized food court with Timbre+, and it’s the stuff of foodie dreams. Find yourself surrounded by captivating, colorful containers as you choose from a diverse range of food options available from the many casual booths. There’s live music performances daily to accompany your mealtime too, while weekends are made extra special with exclusive discounts and even free food giveaways!
Timbre+, 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC LaunchPad @ One-North, Singapore 139957, +65 6252 2545, https://timbreplus.sg/
Container-styled food courts are fast gaining popularity, evident with the pop up of Punggol East Container Park as well. A total of seven eateries sit alongside each other, including fish and chips specialized Big Fish Small Fish, Instagrammable Korean dessert cafe Seoul Good and watering hole Pump Station Bar & Bistro for the adults. With its convenience right next to Punggol Park, consider heading for a cycling or skating session before or after your fam get-together.
Punggol East Container Park, 50 Punggol East, Singapore 828824
For an affordable yet fulfilling place to dine for all ages, take comfort at Wild Market at Shaw Towers. Showcasing coffee shop food at similar prices, the food haven aims to tick all the right boxes for a straightforward place to dine together. There’s even standout creations, like the Salted Egg Yolk Sauce Carrot Cake (SG$5) to tantalize taste buds, and a stall specially dedicated to Ceylonese food – all while you’re being serenaded by live performances.
Wild Market, #01-27, 100 Beach Road, Singapore 189702, +65 9247 5319, www.facebook.com/wildmarketsg
Local street food meets creative hipster fare at the new Fareground by NTUC Foodfare. Located on the upper deck of the spacious Pasir Ris Food Hawker Center, colorful graphics decorate the furniture and pillars to give you a refreshed sense of a traditional food court, amidst food like boat noodles and fusion-influenced burgers. It’s also just beside the Pasir Ris Town Park, so kids can run around after, while grandparents take an easy stroll around the greenery after.
Fareground, Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, 110 Pasir Ris Central, Singapore 519641, www.facebook.com/PasirRisCentralHC