The Singapore Food Festival invites participants to explore Singapore's food culture's rich past, savour the vibrant flavours of the present, and be inspired by the innovations that will shape the future of dining.
Venue: Bayfront Event Space
Dates: 19 - 30 Jul 2023
Admission: from $8 (tickets available on KKday)
The annual Singapore Food Festival (SFF), a landmark event for avid foodies, is back to celebrate its 30th anniversary from 19 to 30 July 2023. Festival highlights include an expansive Festival Village with three new zones – Food Cartel, Sweets Alley and Café Boulevard; island-wide activations like culinary tours, workshops and chef masterclasses; as well as exclusive finds specially created for the event.
Largest-Ever Festival Village at Bayfront Event Space
Occupying over 17,000 sqm at Bayfront Event Space, the Festival Village will house more than 100 brands, each bringing unique creations to the table across different zones. The zones this year are
SG Food Walk
A nod to Singapore’s diversity of flavours, this zone will feature festival-exclusives such as curry chicken fried popiah (thin crepe-like roll) from Mr. Popiah and calamari nachos with a remoulade made from belimbing – a collaboration between sustainability-focused restaurant Kausmo and local fish farm Ah Hua Kelong. Other festival-only options include papachos (North Indian crackers), veggie bajji (fritter) and prawn mee (yellow noodles) roll by The Black Hole Group; and bakmi hae bee hiam (wheat noodles with dried shrimp chilli paste) from Kulon.
From pop-ups to bar concepts and masterclasses, foodies can catch their favourite chefs and personalities in action at Food Cartel. Participants can take part in hybrid masterclasses conducted by renowned chefs, or curate their own personalised granola bag or bespoke bombolini, and more!
A tribute to Singapore’s thriving café culture and the passion of local coffee artisans, Café Boulevard features fine coffee and bakes from homegrown names.
Fans will be able to enjoy Le Matin Patisserie signature offering including, a SFF-Exclusive Le Matin’s Mignardise Gift Box comprising 6 items - Lemon Myrtle Madeleine, Caramelized Apple Stroopwafel, Ispahan Pate De Fruit, Calisson, Chocolate Cookie and Brown Sugar Palmier.
Offerings in this zone are sure to satisfy sugar cravings with a mix of traditional and modern sweets such as Chinese desserts from traditional dessert shop Yat Ka Yan; Nonya-style handmade ang ku kueh (glutinous rice flour skin encasing a sweet or savoury filling) from Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh; and artisanal local ice cream company Creamier with exclusive flavours such as sesame tang yuan (glutinous rice balls) and waffled putu piring (palm sugar-filled rice flour cake).
Another Festival Village highlight is SG Mama Shop, a collaboration between local e-commerce platform Food Culture Singapore and Easygo AI Vending Machine. Marrying old and new, modern brands – including the world’s first sustainable soy wine Sachi and Made with Passion brands Hook Coffee and Mekhala cooking pastes and sauces – line the shelves in the iconic setting of a recreated mama shop.
Festival-goers can also sample old and new generations of traditional
beverages and snacks, and purchase exclusive merchandise commemorating SFF’s 30th anniversary such as the eco-friendly reusable bag by Sidersonline.
Fringe Events, Tours and Workshops
Pick from a curated line-up of workshops including Indie Singapore Tours’ Market, Mingle, Mixology tour, which brings participants to Tiong Bahru market for fresh herbs for their own concoction. Those looking for a sugar rush can join pastry chef Yeo Min of Pastories in Joo Chiat for a heritage shophouse cake workshop; or make traditional min jiang kueh (peanut pancake) with Halal-certified Munchi Pancakes at Lau Pa Sat.
Highlighting the rising trend of microbreweries and distilleries in Singapore, families will discover the thirst-quenching offerings by the likes of Papa Doble, Archipelago Brewery and The 1925 Brewing Co at the Festival Village. Families can also expect a showcase of over 100 unique craft beers at the Brewnanza Fest by Brewlander at the same spot from 3 to 6 August 2023.
Grab Exclusives at SFF
As Official Partner of SFF, Grab will have booths at the festival grounds, where visitors can receive complimentary ice-cream and win attractive prizes.
GrabUnlimited subscribers can enjoy priority entry and access to a special dine-in area at SFF! Flash your subscription and unlock the ultimate VIP treatment for yourself and up to 3 friends.
Unlock exclusive Grab x SFF deals with the GrabFood Dine-in feature in the Grab app, and enjoy up to 50% savings on your meal purchases. Some of the participating stalls include Chocolate Origin, La Levain, Sachi, and Sourbombe.
Take a break and enjoy a FREE ice cream at the Grab booth - the perfect treat to keep cool and satisfy your sweet tooth while exploring the festival. While at the booth, try your hand at the claw machine to score amazing prizes including GrabFood vouchers and adorable plushies.