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Top 10 Hawker Food Centres in Singapore – A gourmet experience for foodies!

Singapore is known for its street food scene, which is evident from its array of hawker food centres. These places offer a variety of dishes from different cultures at affordable prices.


Bukit Timah Market & Hawker Centre

Bukit Timah Market & Hawker Centre is located in the Clementi area and features around 80 stalls on the second floor. It's a bit off the beaten path, but definitely worth the visit. After you are done eating, you can also check out the nearby Bukit Timah Plaza and Bukit Timah Shopping Centre.


Old Airport Road Hawker Centre

Old Airport Road Hawker Centre is located about 15 minutes from lyf Farrer Park Singapore and features around 160 stalls serving traditional Singaporean dishes like char kway teow, satay, and rojak. The prices are very affordable, so it's a great place to visit if you are staying in a shared apartment in Singapore in the area.


Tiong Bahru Food Market & Hawker Centre

Tiong Bahru Food Market & Hawker Centre is located in the Tiong Bahru neighbourhood and features a wet market on the first floor, a hawker centre on the second floor with 83 stalls, and a parking lot on the third floor. This market is a great place to get fresh produce and try a variety of local dishes.


Makansutra Gluttons Bay

This is a unique open-air food court featuring 12 stalls serving classic dishes with stunning views of Marina Bay. The seating area can accommodate up to 500 guests, and the atmosphere is reminiscent of the street food stalls that were popular in Singapore in the 1960s and 1970s.


Singapore Food Trail, Singapore Flyer

Singapore Food Trail, Singapore Flyer is an outdoor food street located on the ground floor of the Singapore Flyer. It features 17 stalls that are arranged in a lane-like setting and resemble traditional street food carts. The stalls are run by vendors from well-known hawker centres like Bedok in Chinatown and Old Airport Road and offer a variety of popular dishes.


Maxwell Food Centre

Maxwell Food Centre is a bustling food market with over 100 stalls, including popular stalls like Tian Tian Chicken Rice, Marina South Delicious Food, and Zhen Zhen Porridge.


Newton Food Centre

Newton Food Centre is located near Orchard Road and features 83 stalls offering a variety of dishes, including local specialities like satay and seafood. So next time you are in Singapore, be sure to check out this hawker centre.


Lau Pa Sat Hawker Centre

Lau Pa Sat, which is also known as Telok Ayer Market, is a popular hawker centre located in Singapore's Central Business District, close to Chinatown and Marina Bay. The market is known for its iconic cast-iron frames imported from Scotland and offers a wide range of international cuisines at affordable prices. It is a great destination for foodies and offers a truly Singaporean experience, despite its popularity and recent renovations. Some taxi drivers may not recommend it due to the crowds, but it is definitely worth a visit.


Chinatown Food Street

Located in a row of renovated stalls and shops, the hawker centre boasts a modern glass roof and is connected to the popular Chinatown Night Market. Chinatown Food Street primarily serves Chinese cuisine, like roasted duck with rice or noodles but also offers options like satay skewers, grilled meats, and seafood. As it is a popular destination for tourists, prices at this hawker centre may be slightly higher than at other hawker centres in Singapore.


Tekka Centre

If you are in the mood for delicious and affordable Indian food, you should check out this 3-storey complex on Serangoon Road. It's a favourite spot among locals and is especially known for its tasty biryani.