The pandemic has upended almost every aspect of our lives, and the way we wine and dine has not been spared either. Thanks to Covid-19 restrictions and its lockdown effects, many local chefs and food entrepreneurs are now offering new dining styles.
In fact, we’ve observed a multitude of new concepts launching in the past year. These range from pop-up eateries to private dining, as well as home-based kitchens offering delivery services. Some even have waitlists spanning months — a testament to their immense popularity.
With chefs having more time on their hands to rediscover their love for cooking and a desire to connect with others through food, some are also turning this time into a window of opportunity for their passion projects.
“Private and pop-up dining is definitely trending, being a way for the industry to adapt to the new normal,” says Marcus Tan, co-founder at pop-up restaurant Firebrand.
“There is now a way for cooks to do what they love in their own home, and cater to diners that are hungrier than ever for a good meal post-circuit-breaker.”
So where can one check out these new dining options? Below we spotlight five interesting spots with unique POVs towards food that you should add to your go-to list.