1. Wolf Burgers

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These gourmet burgers by the meat-centric Carvers & Co have plenty of heft but are priced at less than $10 on average – a fraction of what standard gourmet offerings cost. Just four burgers (a classic beef, a buttermilk fried chicken, a Korean-inspired version with pork patty and spicy gochujang sauce, and a double portion of the classic beef) make up the main menu, but are bolstered by other tempting treats like kimchi cheese fries, salted caramel peanut butter waffles and Horlicks vanilla milkshake – all perfect for extra indulgence.

#01-455, Suntec City North Wing, Pasarbella Suntec City

2. Ready to Eat At Emporium Shokuhin

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If you fancy something a little more posh than regular sandwiches and salads, opt for one of the sashimi and sushi boxes, the bento sets or the onigiri ( Japanese rice balls). These are all prepared on the emporium’s premises, using premium Hokkaido rice and prime ingredients flown from Japan or Europe thrice a week.

#01-18 Marina Square

3. Pimp My Salad 

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True to the spirit of “pimping” one’s salad, the bowls of greens here are boosted by delicious ingredients like slow- roasted rosemary lamb shoulder, charred baby corn with paprika and fresh thyme, and Dijon roast beef. You can even do away with greens as a base if you like, and opt for grains like couscous with raisins, bell peppers and gluten- free pasta instead. What rabbit food?

#01-455 Suntec City North Wing, Pasarbella Suntec City

4. Saint Pierre Market

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This gourmet deli by chef Emmanuel Stroobant (of Saint Pierre fame) focuses on sustainable eating. Its soups, salads, gourmet sandwiches, wraps and even desserts are therefore all made with health-conscious ingredient tweaks and preparation methods. Think free-range eggs, organic vegetables and wholewheat tortilla wraps as well as gluten- free or vegan options.

#02-11 Ngee Ann City

5. Grillo

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You can’t go wrong with grilled Japanese skewers of beef meatballs, panko- crusted prawns, dory, or shiitake mushrooms. Have these with Grilllo’s signature sides like edamame and corn salad or slow-cooked egg, or get a more substantial meal by ordering the rice bowls with truffle short rib, yuzu salmon, chicken garlic tofu.

#01-455 Suntec City Mall, North Wing, Pasarbella Suntec City

6. An-An

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The Vietnamese classics here are prepared by a veteran chef with more than 25 years of experience, and feature favourites like pho, broken rice, rice rolls and salads. It’s wholesome, fuss- free food that’s also easy on your palate.