(More Than) 19 Halal Makan To Enjoy At Art Box Singapore

We’ve never been to any of the original Art Box events in Thailand but it seems all the rage these days! Well, Art Box Singapore is here! Dubbed as one of the coolest and hippest ‘pop-up creative markets’ in the region and they’ve finally brought a Singapore edition about. We’re talking about A to Z here as you can do a bit of shopping here and there and of course, indulge in some mighty fine makan!

Art Box Singapore is being held over 2 weekends – 14-16 April 2017 and 21-23 April 2017.
Timings start from 3pm til 11pm and location is at the Bayfront Event Space (beside Marina Bay Sands).

Technically, it’s a giant up-market pasar malam lah LOL There are more than 300 booths set-up at Art Box Singapore with more than 100 tagged as food booths. But just how many of these food stalls were going to be Halal eh? I mean, after all, we head down for some shopping surely gonna cari some makan right? In fact, I think quite a lot might head down just for the makan LOL

Well, saw a few lists online but seems like most are not quite comprehensive. And with information from the organizers kept to a minimum, we decided to take matters into our own hands! So a few hours before the event opened and the crowds descended upon MBS, we braved the scorching sun (and subsequent rain storm) to literally walk the ground (while the booths were being set-up!) and confirm what’s available for us to makan! And there are definitely more than 5!

1. I Suka Delights

IG: @isukadelights

Status: Muslim-owned
Gonna be there: Both weekends

 

 

image from I Suka Delights

 

image from I Suka Delights

 

image from I Suka Delights

Here’s one that serves up some pretty power street food! I Suka Delights is a relatively new name on the scene but we’re pretty sure they’re gonna be a pretty instant hit just by looking at their menu!

They’ve got stuff like Hot Dogs, Cheese Fries and Chicken Wings and popular Tex-Mex fare like Nachos and Fajitas. And don’t forget to get one (or three!) of their colourful Mojitos (sans alcohol of course) too!

2. Yossakul’s Thai Kitchen

IG: @yossakulsthaikitchen

Status: Muslim-owned
Gonna be there: Both weekends

 

image from Yossakul’s Thai Kitchen

 

image from Yossakul’s Thai Kitchen

Yeah you’ve most probably seen Yossakul’s at quite a few events in the past and they have definitely made a name for serving up some pretty tasty Thai favourites!

Look out for crowd pleasers like their Thai Mango Salad (with chili padi!), Thai Milks Teas and Mango Sticky Rice too! Gotta have some Thai flavours at an event originally from Thailand right!

3. Dendeng Duo

IG: @dendengduo

Status: Muslim-owned
Gonna be there: Both weekends

 

image from Dendeng Duo

*cue the jingle*
Burgerrrrrr Dendeng… Tacoooooo Dendeng…. Very good… Very nice… Sedap…
(everytime I write about them, I’m gonna include the jingle)

Dendeng Duo are at Art Box Singapore and they’ve brought plenty of Dendeng and more! Besides their signature Dendeng (which is one of the best things in the whole world), they’ve also got the classics like Taco Dendeng and Burger Dendeng where the patty is made of Dendeng!! Latest addition to the menu is the Burger Ronaldo which is a crispy chicken burger with cheese sauce.

Dendeng Duo are also at the Bazaar at Tampines MRT til the end of April by the way!
*PS if you guys are reading this, you should really bring back that jingle at your stalls….

4. Party Rock

IG: @partyrock_sg

Status: Muslim-owned
Gonna be there: 14-16 April only


Creative desserts including some tasty and super Instagrammable ice-creams are available at Party Rock They’ve got a whole range for you to choose from including top sellers like the Unicorn, Thai Tanium and so many more to choose from! You go and see lah if you can resist! LOL

Party Rock are also at the Bazaar at Tampines MRT til the end of April by the way!

5. SNO Flurry Desserts

IG: @snoflurrydesserts

Status: Muslim-owned
Gonna be there: 14-16 April only

 

image from SNO Flurry Desserts

 

image from SNO Flurry Desserts

Side by side with Party Rock is SNO Flurry Desserts that is also a relatively new name on the scene but desserts are always gonna be popular especially when our weather gets too hot to handle right?

They specialize in cooling you down with what they call “ice-cream meets shaved ice” which sounds like it’s gonna be the bomb! If it’s cool and it’s sweet, it’s a winner!

6. The Lab

IG: @the_lab_sg

Status: Muslim-owned
Gonna be there: Both weekends

 

 

 

image from The Lab

 

image from The Lab

Surely you’ve heard of The Lab right? Their cafe at Jalan Pisang has become the stuff of legends thanks to their willingness to ‘experiment’ with new ideas and of course, churning out great food!

We’ve seen them at a few events so they’ve got it down pat including their signature range of burgers. Look forward to more of their signatures at Art Box too!

7. Sinseh

IG: @sinseh_the_grocery

Status: Muslim-owned
Gonna be there: Both weekends

 

image from Sinseh

 

image from Sinseh

And where The Lab is to be found, Sinseh: The Grocery is bound to be nearby too!
This spic-off from The Lab is not afraid to push the envelope when it comes to crafting up some delicious treats. Plus, it helps if they look awesome too.

Did someone say Galaxy Donuts?

8. Fancy Foodies

IG: NA

Status: Muslim-owned
Gonna be there: 14-16 April only

Sorry this one seems so bare but it’s pretty much all we could get from this stall LOL
And no, they don’t have any social media accounts. Yet.

Saw them while they were setting up and can’t help but think about that Pad Thai and Tom Yum Seafood Noodles! If we do head back to Art Box Singapore, this is definitely going to be a stall we visit. Show some support!!

Now, excuse me while I try to convince them to set up a Facebook and/or Instagram account!

9. D’elish Treats

IG: @delishtreatsss

Status: Muslim-owned
Gonna be there: 14-16 April only

 

 

image from D’elish Treats

 

image from D’elish Treats

You may have seen D’elish Treats at East Village but now you can also enjoy their delish treats at Art Box Singapore! They’ve got some pretty good looking cupcakes but I’m thinking that some of their other stuff looks pretty good too!

Oh yeah – I’m looking at YOU, Sweet Potato Pie and Fudge Brownie.

10. O’Braim

IG: @obraim

Status: Muslim-owned
Gonna be there: Both weekends

 

 

image from O’Braim
image from O’Braim

I remember when we first tried O’Braim a couple of years ago! And now they’re the #1 name when it comes to banana snacks in our books.

We’re talking about classic favourites like good ol’ Goreng Pisang (aka Gorpis) that has evolved over time and now includes not only fan favourite Goreng Pisang Cheese but also variations like Choco Loco, Banana Rocher and who knows what other form of sorcery they will come up with!

11. Thai Pancakes

IG: @thaipancakes

Status: Muslim-owned
Gonna be there: Both weekends

 

image by Thai Pancakes

 

image by Thai Pancakes

The name is simple and straight to the point – they sell Thai Pancakes!

We’re talking about your all-time favourite street snack from Thailand and they’ve got the real deal right here at Art Box Singapore too. Go all out with Banana Nutella Crunch or their Strawberry Thai Pancakes and get some of their Thai Iced Tea while you’re at it!

12. Coyoro

IG: @coyoro

Status: Halal-certified ingredients
Gonna be there: Both weekends

 

 

image from Coyoro

 

Their outlet at East Village has been a big hit! Using quality, Halal-certified ingredients (some brought in from Italy!) they churn out popular snacks including their Rolled Yoghurt and the latest craze – Dragon’s Breath!

We haven’t quite taken to the idea (we have sensitive teeth LOL) but as you can see, everyone loves it and here’syour chance to try it for yourselves at Art Box Singapore!

PS I’m not ashamed to admit it took me awhile to realize that Coyoro is basically COol YOghurt ROll…

13. Kane Mochi

IG: @kanemochi.sg

Status: Halal certified
Gonna be there: Both weekends

 

 

image from Kane Mochi

 

image from Kane Mochi

Saw them at the last Laloolalang and they’re back again at Art Box Singapore! Kane Mochi also has a store but since you’re at Art Box Singapore, you should definitely try some here and then go back to their store and get more LOL

Their Mochi desserts are not only tasty but SO beautiful lah! I mean, just look! Like macam sayang to makan like that LOL well look out for classic flavours like Strawberry, Vanilla and Matcha but also plenty of super interesting ones like Thai Ice Tea, Cookies & Cream, Korean Banana Milk and Melon plus many more!

14. TIT Singapore

IG: @titsingapore

Status: Halal-certified ingredients
Gonna be there: 14-16 April only

 

 

image from TIT Singapore

 

image from TIT Singapore

With one of the more interesting (and by interesting, I mean risque to the max) names, TIT Singapore specializes in one thing – T.I.T aka Thai Iced Tea! We haven’t had the pleasure of trying yet (because we went down when all still setting up remember?) but it looks good! Although some of the names on the menu do raise an eyebrow or 2 (like the D Cup which is like a giant cup of goodies LOL)

But I absolutely LOVE their logo and look forward to trying their TIT Thai Iced Teas!

15. The Juicy Way

IG: @thejuicyway

Status: Fruit Juice
Gonna be there: Both weekends

 

 

image from The Juicy Way

Wow don’t these just look stunning! Well, it’s obvious that The Juicy Way knows how to make fruit juices more appealing! Check out those layers! They’ve got a plethora of choices available including a special one made just for the Art Box Singapore event! Cool fruit juice is a great way to beat the heat and errr stay healthy!

16. Cocoloco

IG: @cocolocosg

Status: Fruit Juice
Gonna be there: Both weekends

 

 

image from Cocoloco

I LOVE COCONUT WATER! I LOVE COCONUT SHAKES!
I think it’s quite safe to say I love coconuts ah! LOL

Cocoloco deals with Thai Coconut Water and Coconut Shake. No fuss no muss. Just the real stuff.
Seems like they’ve also got some Coconut Soft Serve Ice-Cream at the event! Seems worth a try!!

17. WATSUB

IG: @watsubsg

Status: Muslim-owned
Gonna be there: 21-23 April only

 

 

image from WATSUB

 

image from WATSUB

Another East Village favourite can be found at Art Box Singapore! But only on the 2nd weekend!

WATSUB is one of the first few to offer Halal Sub sandwiches! Check out their Meatballs and also their Pulled Beef Sandwiches! Plus, they’ll be collaborating with Cloud 9 and Dessert Diaries while they’re there at Art Box Singapore too!

18. ChaMakMak

IG: @chamakmaksg

Status: Muslim-owned
Gonna be there: 21-23 April only

 

 


Looking for more Thai Tea? Try ChaMakMak which seems to be making its big debut at Art Box Singapore!

Looks like pure concentrated Thai Tea Ice Heart is subject to the melty treatement! Very interesting presentation leh if you ask me! So set yourselves to melt those icy hearts okay! LOL oh btw the Chakieww Pahnn (Ice Blended) looks good too!!

19. Street Submarine

IG: @streetsubmarine

Status: Muslim-owned
Gonna be there: 21-23 April only

 

This one is literally brand new and hot off the press! How new exactly are we talking about? Well, as of now, there’s only 1 follower on their IG – US! LOL so please lah go and show some support okay! Follow them on IG and then go hunt them down this weekend at Art Box Singapore!

What do they offer? Looks like one of the familiar crowd favourites from the bazaars during Ramadhan! I don’t know what is the official name but I personally call it “Roti Dengan Daging Sedap” LOL no joke!

 

Well kiddies there you have it. That’s what we found when we visited and I have to say that is quite a list! Although we obviously wish there were more Halal options, I guess this is not a bad start! Plus, it’s quite a lot to choose from to enjoy while you browse through the other non-food stalls and hopefully pick up something cool to wear or a trinket to display in your home or office! By the way, you can pay with NETS!

Having said that, we also understand that some of the vendors are there for both weekends while some of them are only there for one of either weekends. This could, of course, change and some vendors may end up being their for both weekends in the end plus new vendors may show up only for the 2nd week. If we get any updates, we will update here accordingly of course.

All the information we have included in this post is based on information we have gotten directly from the stall owners / businesses themselves. As always, it’s easy to get confused when you see information so widely shared sometimes so be sure to double-check if needed. As always, it’s an individual responsibility so if in doubt, best to give it a miss 🙂

This inaugural Art Box Singapore is being held over 2 weekends – 14-16 April 2017 and 21-23 April 2017. Timings start from 3pm til 11pm and location is at the Bayfront Event Space (beside Marina Bay Sands).

Based on what we’ve seen online, looks like MASSIVE crowds during the first weekend with plenty of negative feedback about organizers and location. Really crampy lanes which means really packo human traffic! I wouldn’t advise strollers because besides the very narrow walking lanes, some parts are grass plus lots of obstructions. Maybe elderly and kids might wanna sit this one out if you see it’s too crowded?

But then again, who knows, maybe the 2nd weekend will be better? Hopefully the organizers implemented some quick fixes based on the first week’s event!

Well, if you can brave all that and also the weather, remember to stay safe and have fun! Head down if you can and let’s show some love to our vendors! If nobody goes, then they suffer the most so let’s support our local vendors!! Be sure to tag us in your photos of makan at Art Box Singapore okay! ENJOY!!!

 

♠ BONUS EVENT INFORMATION ♠

 

image from SGFW

Also happening in the area is the Singapore Modest Fashion Weekend 2017!
From 14-16 April 2017, our very own Singapore designers take the stage alongside big international names and showcase the very best in Modest Fashion!

Tickets for shows and workshop during SMFW 2017 are priced between $6-$19. You can view the full schedule and purchase your tickets by clicking HERE!

You can follow full coverage of the event with Gaya Magazine who is the official media for this prestigious event! Follow their Instagram for LIVE updates!

You should also read up on this great guide by the Halalfoodhunt.com Team on some makan to enjoy in between the fashion show events around the MBS area!

All information (including prices, availability of item on menu and Halal status of establishment) are accurate at the time of posting. All photos used in this site are property of The Halal Food Blog unless stated otherwise.