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 at least 10 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 six interesting spots with unique POVs towards food that you should add to your go-to list.