If you’re visiting Singapore, you need to be prepared to feast. 

There’s a reason that Singapore is known as a foodie’s paradise.

With so much good food, you’ll be completely spoilt for choice. 

Not sure where to start? No worries!

To get you started we’ve curated 16 of some of the best Singapore food tours and dining experiences. 

These experiences cater to a wide range of individuals from the adventurous to those who like history, and even those who enjoy cooking.

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1. Singapore Zoo Breakfast (Jungle Breakfast)

Have you ever had a jungle breakfast with orangutans? 

If you haven’t, this is an incredible experience that you wouldn’t want to miss out on. 

The Singapore Zoo has one of the most successful orangutan-breeding programs, and one of the largest social colonies. 

In this special experience, you’ll get to enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet amongst these intelligent primates. 

You’ll even get to photograph and interact with the orangutans while they swing around in their adjacent habitat. 

Once you’ve had your fill, explore the rest of the zoo and visit the other 3,600 animals. 

  • Location: 80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826
  • Opening Hours: 6:30am to 6pm
  • Duration: 4 hours

2. Singapore War & History Tour with Lunch

While this experience focuses on the war and history of Singapore, you’ll also have a lovely lunch at either Sembawang Beach or a similar location. 

You’ll gain insight into the life and history of Singapore before it became the bustling city it is now. 

Start off with a walk along Henderson Waves – Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge.

Thereafter you’ll learn about Chinese folklore and mythology at Haw Par Villa. 

Then, learn about the brave heroes that defended Singapore at the Kranji War Memorial. 

At the end of the tour you’ll drive past Selarang Barracks and Changi where your guide will share stories about the revolt of the prisoners of war during World War II. 

This is truly a great experience for history buffs. 

  • Departure Point: Grand Copthorne Waterfront, 392 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169663
  • Departure Time: 8:30am
  • Duration: 7 hours

3. Private Sky Dining on the Singapore Cable Car

The cable cars have some of the most panoramic views of Singapore.

Imagine being able to soak up these incredible views with a four-course dinner. 

On this private sky dining experience, you’ll start off with priority boarding.

Thereafter, get ready to take in the views on the Mount Faber Line.

Here, you’re located 100 metres above the sea and have the opportunity to enjoy the green vistas of Singapore. 

This experience also takes place at night so you’ll get to see the illuminated night sky of Singapore.

This is one unforgettable experience that’s perfect for a romantic date or to commemorate a special occasion. 

  • Departure Point: Faber Peak, 109 Mount Faber Rd, Singapore 099203
  • Departure Time: 6:15pm
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

4. Singapore Hawker Center Food Escape

Singapore is known to be a foodies paradise. 

If you haven’t been to Singapore, you have to head to a Hawker Center to try all the delectable delights that these stalls have to offer. 

On this Singapore Hawker Center Food Escape, you’ll get to taste some of Singapore’s most authentic treats. 

This 3.5-hour walking tour will first take you to Chinatown Complex – one of the biggest hawker centers in Singapore. 

You’ll get to taste Singaporean chicken rice, Singaporean style spring rolls and more. 

Thereafter you’ll continue to stroll through Chinatown and learn more about its diverse history. 

You’ll finish off the tour with a tasty Indian-style pancake (Roti Prata) with a cup of specially ‘pulled’ tea or coffee. 

  • Departure Point: Chinatown MRT Station, 151 New Bridge Road 91 Upper Cross Street Singapore 059443/058362 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059443
  • Departure Time: 2pm
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

5. Singapore Food Tour in Kampong Glam

Kampong Glam has some impressive history.

It is Singapore’s oldest urban quarter and in 1822 the area was allocated to the Malay, Arab and Bugis communities. 

Eventually, the area even became one of the seats of Malay royalty. 

On this food tour, you’ll get to immerse yourself into these ethnic communities through food, culture, heritage and more.

You’ll learn about the history of these ethnic quarters while tasting different must-try local foods. 

This is a great experience that melds together both culture and food. 

  • Departure Point: Malay Heritage Centre in Singapore
  • Departure Time: 9:30am
  • Duration: 3 hours

6. Biking, Walking and Food Trip

This biking tour is not only a great introduction to the city, it’s also a great way to burn off calories from the amazing food that you’ll get to sample on this tour! 

You’ll start your tour at the historic district of Kampong Glam. 

As you pedal through, you’ll notice the rows of boutique shops and Middle Eastern cafes. 

Thereafter, you’ll continue to cycle through an area filled with buildings with businesses before making a quick pitstop at the famous Raffles Hotel. 

As you pass by the beautiful Marina Bay, you’ll get to take some images of Singapore’s iconic landmarks. 

Then, it’s time to dig in at Chinatown Complex for plenty of tasty local Singapore food with a glass of ice cold sugar cane juice. 

You’ll then continue to walk through the Chinatown area before finishing with some tasty Indian pancake (Roti Prata) and a special lime drink. 

  • Departure Point: High Street Centre, 1 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179094
  • Departure Time: 9am
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes

7. Katong Morning Food Experience

Even though Katong may be further out from the city, it houses some of the best local eating spots. 

Start off your morning at a local Indian coffee shop to sample the Indian equivalent of a pancake – Roti Prata.

Then, you’ll head to Joo Chiat road to learn more about the history while taking a look at some of the most famous hawker centers in the area. 

Sample food at a Peranakan shop house museum before continuing to stroll through the area and soak in the sights.

More food awaits as you’ll get to taste the famous Katong Laksa before ending the tour at a local Nonya home cooked restaurant. 

Come hungry as there’s plenty of food to sample on this experience! 

  • Departure Point: Indian Coffee Shop on the corner of Joo Chiat Road and Duku Road
  • Departure Time: 9:30am
  • Duration: 3 hours

8. A Taste of Michelin 1 Star Chicken Rice

On this dining experience, you’ll get to taste the famous Michelin One-Starred chicken rice and find out more about Singapore’s other tasty treats. 

The Chicken Rice is also one of the world’s cheapest Michelin One-Starred restaurant, and you’ll get to skip the line on this tour! 

You’ll also explore the bustling Chinatown and Telok Ayer neighbourhoods. 

Learn about the history of the area, the hawker vendor communities and more.

There are also plenty of photo opportunities during this tour as you pass through Sri Mariamman Temple and the Chinese Opera Teahouse. 

  • Departure Point: Chinatown MRT Station, 151 New Bridge Road 91 Upper Cross Street Singapore 059443/058362 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059443
  • Departure Time: 10am
  • Duration: 3 hours

9. GOURMETbus Dinner

This is a one-of-a-kind experience, and great for couples looking to sample various kinds of local Singapore food in an air-conditioned environment.

You’ll be enjoying the best of Michelin’s Bib Gourmand Award 2017 local fare without having to join any lines! 

You’ll even get to take in the sights of Singapore including the Esplanade and the Merlion. 

This GOURMETbus Dinner also includes a drop-off at Gardens by the Bay to enjoy the Garden Rhapsody show at the Supertree Grove. 

Cap off your evening on a sweet note with some local dessert. 

  • Departure Point: Big Bus Tours Singapore, 3, #01-330 Temasek Blvd, Suntec City, Singapore 038983
  • Departure Time: 7pm
  • Duration: 2 hours

10. Experience Singapore: Cultural Cooking Class

Learn the secrets of cooking all these delectable local dishes in a cultural cooking class. 

You’ll discover the secrets of Singapore’s food culture, and learn about the authentic delicacies at hawker centers. 

Best of all? Learn local family recipes passed down from generations using fresh ingredients. 

Some items that you’ll whip up include Hainanese Chicken Rice and Wonton Soup or Laksa with Fried Spring Rolls. 

At the end, you’ll obviously get to taste the fruits of your labor with a three-course Singaporean lunch. 

You’ll probably also make some new friends on this fun-filled cooking class! 

  • Departure Point: 24A Sago St, Singapore 059020
  • Departure Time: 9am
  • Duration: 3 hours

11. Evening Food and Cultural Tour of Joo Chiat

Only a maximum of 6 people can join this walking tour – so you can be assured of an intimate personalised experience. 

Joo Chiat and Katong is a very popular tourist area due to its 800 conserved and restored decorative buildings along with its cultural food scene. 

This evening tour melds together the perfect combination of food and culture, and you’ll be introduced to Singapore’s Peranakan culture. 

Be prepared to enjoy some delicious Katong laksa and local delights from both the Peranakan and Malay communities.

Your local guide will share the history of the area and point out some of the unique architectural elements of the buildings. 

  • Departure Point: Singapore, Paya Lebar Rd, 15, 30
  • Departure Time: 5pm
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

12. Singapore After Dark: Local Street Food

In Singapore, the food scene continues well into the night. 

On this special tour, you’ll get to explore the night scene of Singapore while indulging in some local street foods. 

Start off at Telok Ayer where you’ll learn about the history of this area before immersing yourself in an authentic hawker night at the awesome Lau Pa Sat. 

Then, it’s off to One Fullerton for some captivating views of the Marina Bay skyline. 

After taking some picturesque photos, you’re off to a speakeasy rooftop bar to try a local Singapore beer or cocktail. 

Your night caps off at Clarke Quay – a lively nightlife spot. 

After the tour, explore the many bars, clubs, and restaurants located around this area. 

  • Departure Point: Telok Ayer, Singapore
  • Departure Time: 6:30p
  • Duration: 3 hours

13. Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel

While your night will cap off with the signature Singapore sling cocktail at the iconic Raffles Hotel, this experience is much more than that. 

You’ll start off with a meal of either chicken rice or Indonesian fried rice (Nasi Goreng) along the Singapore River.

There, you’ll get to enjoy the night views and soak in the peaceful surrounds.

Then, it’s off to a cruise along the Singapore River in a traditional Bumboat – the original mode of transport in the olden days. 

After a wonderful evening, you’ll get to end it off with a delicious Singapore Sling at the famous long bar in Raffles Hotel. 

This is an amazing evening experience, and one that you definitely shouldn’t miss! 

  • Departure Point: Grand Copthorne Waterfront, 392 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169663
  • Departure Time: 6pm
  • Duration: 4 hours

14. 10 Flavors of Singapore: Customized Food Tastings

This food experience is great for those that want to taste everything that Singapore has to offer in a short span of time. 

You’ll learn about Singapore’s rich food heritage, and get to taste amazing dishes from Singapore’s different ethnic communities.

This tour will take your through Haji Lane, Kampong Glam, Little India, and Chinatown. 

Some of the delicious dishes you’ll get to try include Lontong (curry vegetables with rice cake), Thosai bread, Mango Lassi, Dim Sum, Popiah and more. 

You’ll even get dessert at the end of the tour. 

This is truly an incredible tour you wouldn’t want to miss as it covers a wide range of authentic Singaporean cuisine.

Come hungry as this tour is filled with food, and you’ll want to make sure you have the space to try it all. 

  • Departure Point: Bugis, Singapore
  • Departure Time: 9am to 3pm
  • Duration: 3 hours

15. Vegetarian Culinary Adventure in Singapore

Whether you’re a vegetarian or not, this is still a great adventure to go on.

As Singapore has a fairly large vegetarian community, there are plenty of delicious spots to eat at. 

Your expert local foodie will take you around to visit various shops and restaurants while you learn about the food culture and history of this city-state. 

Since this is an intimate tour, you’re sure to get personalised attention from your local foodie guide. 

The Buddhist and Hindu temples are highlights on this tour as you learn more about religion-based vegetarianism as well. 

  • Departure Point: Tekka Market, Singapore
  • Departure Time: 10am
  • Duration: 3 hours

16. Dinner Cruise

No matter the special occasion, this dinner cruise will have you covered.

Embark on an unforgettable journey on a luxurious tall ship as you enjoy your sunset sail or dinner cruise. 

Jump on board at Resorts World Sentosa and you’ll be guided to your private table on the upper deck with amazing views of the ocean. 

Once you’re done with dinner, feel free to relax at the air conditioned Grand Salon that has two premium bars, and entertainment. 

This is truly a fantastic experience for a special evening while relaxing aboard this super yacht. 

Don’t forget to snap some pictures as you pass by the pristine beaches on Sentosa island! 

  • Departure Point: 22 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098136
  • Departure Time: 7:30pm
  • Duration: 4 hours

Check Tour

While these are definitely food and dining experiences you wouldn’t want to miss, there’s still plenty more to explore. 

Head to a night food tour at Geylang or head to Maxwell Food Center for a Hawker Wine Safari. 

You’re sure to find an experience that will tantalise your taste buds and show you all the incredible food that Singapore has to offer. 

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