In light of both last year’s Circuit Breaker and our current Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) measures, it is undeniable that every Singaporean is familiar with having to tapau food. As a result of being unable to dine-in, Singaporeans are only allowed to consume their food at home, leading to a steep influx of discarded disposable containers.
Many have adopted an eco-friendlier lifestyle with reusable containers and cups, which is supported by numerous F&B outlets who now offer incentives in the form of free food or discounts in order to encourage more consumers to bring their own tapau containers. This way, it’s good for the environment and it’s good for you.
1. 25 Degrees Singapore
25 Degrees Singapore is a gourmet burger bar that offers juicy burgers, creamy milkshakes, and an all day breakfast menu. If you want to indulge in a hearty all-American fare and also do your part for the environment, 25 Degrees is currently offering a 20% discount off your total bill if you bring reusable containers.
Take your pick from their extensive menu including their Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger (BYOC S$11.20, U.P. S$14), Juicy Lucy (BYOC S$14.40, U.P. $18), and even sides such as the 25 Degrees Wings (BYOC S$6.40, U.P. S$8).
Known for their Instagram worthy array of salads, brunch platters, burgers, pasta and more, Sarnies is a cafe-hopper’s go-to spot. While dining-in plans have to be put on hold, fans can still tapau from their favourite cafe, now offering a 10% discount to patrons who bring reusable containers. Sarnies also encourages patrons to use reusable cups for coffee by selling Frank Green Cups (S$34.90).
You can get your fix of Pulled Pork Ragu (BYOC S$18.90, U.P. S$21), Smoked Salmon Sandwich (BYOC S$13.68, U.P. $15.20) and sweet treats like the Brioche French Toast (BYOC S$18.90, U.P. S$21).
3. Crown Bakery & Cafe
Crown Bakery & Cafe prides itself on bread and products that are healthy, and free of food colouring, preservatives, and chemical improvers. This means that you can enjoy a nutritious meal, whilst enjoying a S$0.10 discount if you bring your own bag or reusable containers.
Enjoy baked goods from their selection of Earl Grey Scones (S$1.20), Choco Orange Bagel (S$2.70), French Butter Baguette (S$6.90), and more.
4. Aloha Poké
Founded in 2014 and now every Singaporean’s top choice for poké, Aloha Poké boasts fresh tuna that captures the authentic flavours of Hawaii, topped with organic Superfoods and vegetables for a balanced, delicious meal. Patrons can also look forward to a free additional Superfood topping with every purchase using reusable containers.
Choose between three signature flavours of poké—Original, Spicy, and Wasabi Mayo (S$13.90+ each)—with both customisable and vegetarian options.
5. Common Man Coffee Roasters
Established back in 2013 and a successful champion of specialty coffee since, Common Man Coffee Roasters might just be on your to-visit list if you’re thinking of grabbing a midday pick-me-up. Patrons can enjoy 10% off whenever they bring their own bottles or reusable containers.
Coffee lovers will be spoilt for choice with options ranging from Nitro Honey Oat Lattes (BYOC S$8.55, U.P. S$9.50) to Iced Chai Lattes (BYOC S$7.65, U.P, S$8.50).
Maison’s Bowl makes it easy to get delicious food that’s healthy and packed with nutrients. Affordable, customisable, and currently on 10% off for patrons who bring their own reusable containers, these salad bowls will definitely give you the best bang for your buck.
You can get creative (and healthy!) with their Standard Bowl (S$9.90), which gives you the opportunity to customise with your favourite ingredients. Maison’s Bowl also offers an array of sandwiches such as the Chonky Smoked Salmon (S$11.90).
The F&B industry is currently facing the struggles of maintaining their businesses in a pandemic amidst tightened regulations, and right now would be the best time for us Singaporeans to show our support for local businesses, while kickstarting eco-friendlier lifestyles at the same time. Make sure you remember bring your reusable containers the next time you make a trip out to tapau your next meal and snag a good discount along the way.
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