Best Hawkers and Food Markets in Singapore

It’s no secret that Singapore is home to some of the best food options in the world and this vibrant city is definitely a foodie’s paradise. During my stay in Singapore, I visited quite a few hawkers and food centers, and in this post, I list my favorites and tell you why I think they are so amazing!

Singapore is a relatively expensive city, so if you want to have a cheap enough meal, then heading to a hawker center is your best bet.

Tip: If you are unsure what to order as there are so many food options, search for stalls where there is a queue of people waiting. It’s a good indication of how good the food is at that stall 😉

Old Airport Road

Old Airport Road Food center

The hawker center at old airport road is quite famous for many of its stalls, and I was fortunate enough to stay close to this hawker place during my first stay in Singapore back in April. Many locals gather here for their meals throughout the day, but most stalls are open during the afternoon.

Don’t miss the tasty beef noodles and the Hokkien Mee! There is also a really nice lamb biryani and in the morning, there is a pancake stall that sells the most delicious stuffed pancakes, filled with shredded coconut, peanuts or pandan filling!

Old Airport Road Food Centre

Location: 51 Old Airport Rd, Singapore 390051

Nearest MRT Station: Dakota MRT Station, Circle Line

Tiong Bahru Market

Tiong Bahru Market

Waiting in line at the Hawkers

The hawkers at the Tiong Bahru Market are located on the second floor, in a big hall that looks sparkling clean and new. In fact, I think of all the hawkers on this list, this one is definitely the cleanliest of them all.

We had Char Siew Pork with Noodles, which was pretty good! In the picture it’s the stall with the yellow board, where you see all the people standing in line. I also tried some traditional Malaysian sweets (the jelly ones) as well as a fresh coconut!

Tiong Bahru Market

Location: 30 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 168898

Nearest MRT Station: Tiong Bahru MRT Station, East West Line

Maxwell Food Centre

Maxwell Road Hawkers

The Maxwell Food Center is located near China town, and during lunch hours, you will see mostly business people grabbing their lunch here. I really wish that I had a hawker center near my office!!

It’s a big hall with loads of hawker stalls and you can find anything from dim sum to wanton noodles, and much much more. Don’t forget to try the famous Sugarcane juice and order it with lemon! It’s so refreshing!

Maxwell Food Centre

Location: 1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore 069184

Nearest MRT Station: China Town MRT, Downtown Line & North East Line

Tekka Centre

For some authentic Indian cuisine, head to the Tekka Market in Little India. This is a hawker center with mainly Indian stalls, so you can definitely get your Indian food fix here. There is Biryani rice, Naan, curries, butter chicken and so much more!

Tekka Centre

Location: Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore

Nearest MRT Station: Rochor MRT Station, Downtown Line

Golden Mile Food Centre

Nasi Lemak, so good!

The Golden Mile Food Centre is located close to the Kampong Glam area and comprises of two levels of hawker stalls!

There is a mix of Malay, Indonesian, Chinese and some Indian hawkers, so enough options to choose from.

Golden Mile Food Centre

Location: 505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583

Nearest MRT Station:  Nicoll Highway MRT Station, Circle Line

Do you have any tips for amazing food in Singapore? Let me know in the comment section below! 🙂

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