Jaded of the same old take-out food or just don’t have time to sauté, slice and chop? Bust out your measuring cups in the kitchen and whip out your phone, go online and browse SPINACAS, a Singapore-based salad delivery service. Spinacas – derived from the Spanish name for spinach – believes in making the order to delivery process as simple and convenient for their customers as possible. SPINACAS is changing the delivery and healthy meal game in Singapore as they are reinventing meal rituals in a fast and nutritious way. Expect fresh ingredients delivered to your doorstep, tucked safely in a box, ready to be devoured.
Founders Phyllis Chua and Ng Wei Lieh tossed salads and healthy ideas since 2014 and have been growing eversince. SPINACAS specializes in hearty salads, healthy food and lunch boxes delivered to your offices and homes. There are now plans to expand the humble salad delivery service by renting larger premises with a bigger kitchen to cope with the increase in demand.
The salads come in huge servings, meaty, low-carb and flavor packed; perfect for a filling, healthy yet delicious meal. Having tried their salads, it’s given that they have tasty and healthy offerings and a user-friendly website to boot. SPINACAS scored major points for the unique taste and the generous portions of their salads.
What started out as a 2-month sabbatical in Spain spun into a healthy salad delivery concept for former architect Phyllis Chua. Inspired by her trip to Europe where she discovered healthy good food as a way of life and was exposed to a variety of fresh whole produce and readily available meats used in the salads, she attempted to recreate the meal experiences back in Singapore but without success.
“Salads that were nutritious and hearty just didn’t exist. Most of them were too protein-light and carb-heavy, and I would always be hungry by 3pm,’ she remarked.
It was then that the health and fitness fanatic begin creating her own salads, always adding more meat cooked in flavour-packed mixes. She packed some for friends to try and before she knew it, she was making deliveries around town on her red Vespa scooter, and Spinacas, Hearty Salads Delivered, was born. Phyllis continues to cater to the busy working crowd, at the same time growing her brand to the health and fitness community, and listening to what customers want.
By keeping her salads selective and focused on high quality and hearty protein portions, she makes them go-to options for people on the move.
HOW IT WORKS
Decided on which salads to order? Customers will simply have to:
- First, choose their preferred salads and size
- Select their delivery date and time
- Proceed to checkout and sit back as Spinacas will call upon arrival at the specified drop-off location!
For single salads or below $30 minimum orders, as well as non-delivery locations, customers can drop by the centrally located commercial kitchen just outside the CBD at Pearl’s Hill Terrace to do a self pick up.
Spinacas now offers 3 categories of salads but their flavourful specialty meats cooked in-house remain the focus. All the salads come with a minimum of 100g of meat (regular-sized) and they are served warm and packed separately with the dressing. The menu remains simple and friendly as customers just select their meat preference and all the toppings are pre-decided. Each box of leaves comes with a fixed base (baby spinach/mesclun and/or romaine lettuce) and 5 to 7 toppings.
All meats are packed separately to maintain maximum freshness; same goes for the dressings to keep the greens fresh and crisp upon reaching the customer.
EASE OF EATING
Pour dressing, toss, then mix in meat. Enjoy!
Customers need only make 2 key decisions.
First, they choose their salad. Next they decide between a regular or petite sized portion.
Customers with special dietary requirements can be accommodated by specifying in the order request. The prices of the salads range from $9 for a Classic Petite Salad to $17 for a Premium Regular Salad and add-ons range from $1 to $3 per helping.
Orders have to be placed 1 day ahead (up to 2359 the night before) to avoid filled slots.
Delivery is available for on Mondays to Fridays – lunch from 11am – 1pm and dinner from 5 – 6pm. The minimum order is $30 and delivery charges are $4 or $6 depending on the distance and district.
1. [Best Seller] Shiraz Braised Beef Cheeks Salad (Premium Salad) – $17
Premium beef cheeks are slow-braised with ruby red Shiraz, baby carrots and celery to make them extra tender and flavour packed. 150 gm (1/3 lb) of this meat is served on a bed of fresh green baby spinach and romaine lettuce, and complemented with 7 healthy toppings.