Foodpanda is probably the most popular food delivery service app in Singapore after Grabfood. The Panda mascot and that unmistakable shade of pink can be spotted from a mile away.
As GrabFood’s biggest rival, Foodpanda offers a similar selection of affordable options, with a focus on fast food, affordable chain restaurants and local eateries. This has proven a hit with Singapore users, who mostly just want to order a cheap meal after work so they can save themselves a trip to the neighbourhood hawker centre.
Foodpanda Singapore Guide (2020)
|Foodpanda Singapore food delivery overview|
|Delivery fees||$0 to $5|
Panda Plus subscription
(check website for availability)
$3.99 per month for 5 free deliveries
$7.99 per month for 15 free deliveries
$9.99 per month for 50 free deliveries, exclusive discounts and priority delivery
|Restaurant selection||Budget to mid-range, with lots of local options and chain restaurants|
Foodpanda food delivery restaurants
Foodpanda focuses mainly on affordable eateries, with lots of local selections and some fastfood options. They’ve got quite a few chains like Pizza Hut, Mr Bean and MOS Burger on their list, as well as some fancier options, especially in expensive areas like the CBD.
Here’s a selection of what’s available.
- CBD – Whether you’re a corporate shark or a struggling rookie, there are selections for every budget, including Screening Room, Aroy-Dee Thai Kitchen, Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Noodle, Sha Alam Restaurant and Cedele.
- Bishan – In this busy residential area, options include PastaMania, MOS Burger, Sakae Sushi, Veggie Doji and The Roti Prata House.
- Punggol – Live here and can’t cook? Then you probably need to rely on food delivery, since the hawker centre offerings in Punggol are not great. Choose from eateries such as Monster Curry, Punggol Economy Rice, Soup Spoon, Bali Thai and Crystal Jade Go.
Foodpanda food delivery fees
Foodpanda’s delivery fees vary from restaurant to restaurant, and can range from $0 to $5, depending on factors like distance and availability of riders.
Foodpanda Panda Plus subscription plan
Foodpanda very recently launched their Panda Plus subscription plans, but they seem to still be in the beta phase. I tried signing up for it, but couldn’t.
How convenient during circuit breaker…
Anyway, if you look past that, Foodpanda’s subscription plans are actually quite good. They’re the first delivery service in Singapore to launch a plan with multiple tiers, as follows:
|Foodpanda subscription plan||Price||What you get|
|Light eater||$3.99 monthly||5 free deliveries|
|Food lover||$7.99 monthly||15 free deliveries|
|Ultimate foodie||$9.99 monthly||50 free deliveries, exclusive discounts and priority delivery|
At $9.99 / month for 50 free deliveries, Foodpanda’s Ultimate Foodie plan is on par with GrabFood’s subscription service (which also seems no longer available during this period). Additionally, Panda Plus is a lot more affordable than Deliveroo Plus, which costs $14.90 a month for unlimited deliveries.
As the only food delivery company to offer cheaper plans for light users, Panda Plus is delving into an untapped market segment of casual users. It’s probably only a matter of time before their competitors follow suit, but for now, these plans are the most affordable for those who order food just a few times a month or week.
Pandamart and Pandanow – Foodpanda grocery delivery service
If you’ve told yourself you’ll quit ordering food delivery and start cooking at home, guess what, Foodpanda has now expanded into grocery delivery with Pandamart.
You can browse the list of products available in your area online or via the app, order whatever you want and then wait for your items to be delivered. Delivery fees start from $2.99.
To take things one step further, Pandanow lets you order on-demand groceries and household goods around the clock, 24/7. Because Pandanow offers are dispatched from Foodpanda’s own warehouse rather than the supermarkets themselves, the selection isn’t as wide, but delivery arrives in 15 minutes on average rather than the 25 minute average of Pandamart deliveries.
Foodpanda promo codes & vouchers in Singapore (2020)
Foodpanda has an official voucher page that compiles all the current promo codes. At the time of writing, there are the following promotions (April 2020).
Foodpanda promo codes (new users):
|Foodpanda promo code (new users)||What you get||Validity|
|NEW50||50% minimum spend $5 (capped at $10)||30 April 2020|
|DBS8NEW||$8 off with minimum spend of $15 on your first foodpanda order and 1X $8 voucher||31 December 2020|
|CITINC||$5 off with minimum spend of $10 on your first foodpanda order||31 December 2020|
|UOB5NEW||$5 off their first foodpanda order and 2X $5 vouchers||31 December 2020|
Foodpanda promo codes (existing users):
|Foodpanda promo code (existing users)||What you get||Validity|
|DBSAPRCC||$10 off minimum spend of $40 for credit card holders||30 April 2020|
|DBSAPRDC||$6 off minimum spend of $30 for debit card holders||30 April 2020|
|CITIAPR||$5 off with minimum spend of $25||30 April 2020|
|UOBAPR||$6 off with minimum spend of $30||30 April 2020|
|UOBNOW4||20% off your pandanow order (min. spend $10)||30 April 2020|
|UOBNOW5||20% off your pandanow order (min. spend $10)||31 May 2020|
Bonus: best credit cards for Foodpanda food delivery
Other than hunting down promo codes, paying with a credit card that rewards you with cashback can also save you money. Here are our top picks.
Citi Cash Back Card – 8% cash back on dining when you spend at least $888 in a statement month
- Cash Back on Dining, including delivery from FoodPanda & Deliveroo
- Total Cash Back Cap, per month
- From Shell & Esso
- Up to 20.88% savings
Apply and spend S$500 to get S$350 Cash OR an Apple iPad 10.2" Wi-Fi (worth S$499) OR an Apple AirPods Pro + S$100 Cash (worth S$479) OR an Nintendo Switch OLED (worth S$549) as soon as 6 weeks from Credit Card approval. T&Cs apply.
UOB YOLO Card – 8% cashback on weekend dining and 3% cashback on weekday dining when you spend at least $600 in a statement month.
OCBC 365 Card – 6% cashback on online food delivery when you spend at least $800 in a statement month.
What’s your favourite food delivery app? Tell us in the comments!