Park Bench Deli @ Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar – Sit-Down Deli with Hearty American-Style Breakfasts and Sandwiches

Park Bench Deli is proof that you never rest on your laurels, no matter how popular you may be. The American-inspired deli has undergone three different iterations since opening its doors at Telok Ayer some seven years ago.

Its most recent transformation is its most drastic thus far, transforming the deli from a casual sandwich shop to a full sit-down experience complete with cozy booths and intimate lighting.

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Crab & Burger – Crab-Themed Burger Delivery Service Helmed by Ex-Head Chef of Burger & Lobster (Media)

The great thing about cloud kitchens is being able to indulge in restaurant-quality foods without the hassle of having to get dressed and step out of your home. 

Opened three months ago, Crab & Burger aims to plug a gap in Singapore’s burger scene where beef-based goods are aplenty, but with options far and few between for seafood lovers. Its founder, a self-proclaimed introvert who is passionate about expressing his culinary creativity through food, once headed the culinary team at the famed Burger & Lobster in Singapore, so you know you’re getting your money’s worth. 

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Okashi Gaku @ Suntec City, City Hall – Viral Japanese Cake Vending Machine Arrives in Singapore (Media)

I’m a sucker for cakes and snacks that come in cute packages, so when Okashi Gaku‘s cake-in-a-can first went viral on Japanese social media, I immediately added it to my bucket list for my next (if ever) trip. Fortunately, trying these cakes for ourselves will be a reality come 16 September, when its first overseas machine opens at the entrance of Eat at Seven in Suntec City

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Brotherbird Bakehouse Popup @ Shell Station, Tampines – Get All 14 Croissant Flavours Till 31 Aug

Whether you’re a French pastry purist or one for whacky fillings and flavours, you can’t deny that Brotherbird Bakehouse has become one of Singapore’s leading institutions on the croissant. And if the long queues and soldout notices are anything to go by, it seems many share this sentiment. 

Good news if you’re residing in the east – Brotherbird Bakehouse is running an extended popup at Shell Station MAC Drive-Thru till 31 August, where you can get your hands on their goodies including the sought-after August Edition box! 

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Whisking Bakes @ Crawford Lane, Lavender – Singapore’s First Taro Cafe by a Home-Based Baker

Do you believe in second chances? Former air stewardess and founder of Whisking Bakes, Chanel, certainly made good use of hers when she struck out on her own after the pandemic claimed her job. The home-based business has grown tremendously since its inception in May 2020, even moving into a permanent space on Crawford Lane to sell the world’s first orh nee tart balls, among other taro-themed baked goods. 

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