Are you sick and tired of eating the same old food in the CBD every day? Are you getting into a food coma from all the carbohydrates that you consume on a daily basis? Well, you are not alone. Many of us struggled with weight and health issues because we are stuck in the office for long hours without expending the energy that we get from the huge portions of food from lunch. Food-coma is a daily occurrence which becomes counter-productive when all we want is to finish up the work efficiently to avoid long hours behind the desk.
The solution to this problem is an easy one. Choose to eat a clean lunch to get the necessary energy boost without the carbohydrates getting you into a food-coma. Light salads, as well as wholesome, healthy meals, are what we define as clean food.
If you are working in the CBD, you are in luck with these popular Takeaways!
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Afterglow is a café located at Keong Saik Road that makes all its food from vegetables and fruits. You have the option to eat-in, but if the place is too crowded, you can always grab a takeaway. Their menu features all sort of mind-blowing items, such as Raw Burgers and Deconstructed sushi bowls. The most exciting part of the menu is the fact that it changes every few months, so keep going back to find out what the chefs have dream up for your health!
Address: 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 12pm to 10.30pm
2. Whole Earth
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If you work in or near Tanjong Pagar, you are in for a real treat. Whole Earth is a Peranakan-Thai restaurant that converts vegetarian food into gourmet food. We will highly encourage you to eat-in, but choose to join many of the nearby working executives who take away their food in perfectly made bento boxes if you prefer that. The food served by this restaurant is exquisite because the chefs made the vegetarian food so real that some vegetarians have doubts that the “meat” is not meat! You got to try it to feel it!
Address: 76 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079331
Opening Hours: Daily, 11.30am to 3pm and 5.30pm to 10pm
3. Salad Stop!
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Salad Stop is a popular salad place around the CBD, so it is likely that you already know this brand. However, did you know that they offer not just salad, but also wholesome wraps and grain bowls that are delicious too? You can also choose to create your own salad to make it personal. Salad Stop also sells a variety of healthy mueslis, cookies and cakes to complete your healthy lunch. If you have more than a couple of orders, you can even order online and drop by to collect it on the go.
Address in CBD Area: Various Outlets, please click here to access the full list
Opening Hours: Varies, please check the opening hours here
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RawBar has a commendable philosophy when it comes to food. They aim to serve real food with only natural and whole ingredients. Their chefs work in the kitchen, creating food menu with wholesome ingredients in their most natural form. The complete meal is a right combination of raw and cooked food to give you a nutritious and well-balanced diet. Choose from salads or Saj (a type of Middle-Eastern flatbread) with delicious ingredient freshly prepared from their kitchen.
Address: 9 Raffles Place, #B1-08, Republic Plaza, Singapore 048619
Opening Hours: Daily, 9am to 7pm
5. QQ Rice
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QQ Rice is one of the first movers into wholesome food in Singapore. This Taiwanese franchise has been around for many years and has evolved from a small takeaway booth to having an eat-in area for some of their outlets. QQ Rice promotes healthy rice such as brown rice, wheat germ brown rice, mixed grain purple rice, wheat five and red rice. Choose one of these rice as a base, and you can choose your own ingredients which include both meat and vegetables before they wrap all of them up into a rice ball. It is a generous portion and will keep you full for the whole day. If you do not fancy rice balls, QQ Rice also offers up oat rice dishes, rice rolls, and even healthy desserts.
Address in CBD: 1 Raffles Place, #B1-07, Singapore 048616
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri, 7am to 9pm, Sat 8am to 4pm