10 Food Festivals in Singapore 2023 [Best for Foodies]

Blurb: Singapore has some of the most delicious food festivals in the world! I have compiled a list of 10 best food festivals in Singapore which you can definitely enjoy.

Singapore has all kinds of food festivals, food workshops, and food expos that are open to the public to enjoy. While virtual events can be fun, in person experiences when it comes to trying new foods and beverages just can’t be beat.

We searched for the top 10 annual or bi-annual food festival events and expos that are held in Singapore. These events feature some of the most delicious restaurants in Singapore, top culinary masters from around the world, and display some of the world’s rising culinary talents.

All foodies are welcome, as there’s so much to enjoy! Discover all kinds of new good food from both international and local cuisine, try innovative alcoholic drinks, and be dazzled by the beauty of the celebration and island views. Here are the top ten food festival events you have to visit!

1. Singapore Food Festival 2023

The annual Singapore Food Festival 2023 has to be at the top of this list. Hosted by the Singapore Tourism Board, there is no expense spared when it comes to this event. It is returning this year in 2023, and being held from August 31 to September 11. The Marina Bayfront Event Space was transformed into a Festival Village for all to visit.

If you missed it, no worries. The Singapore Food Festival will be coming back next year with just as many feasts, food stalls, workshops, stage performances, and desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.

The Singapore Tourism Board made sure that this food festival is a wonderland of culinary arts. The little red dot of Singapore became a foodie heaven featuring delicious treats like guava sorbet, Jelebu dry laksa, prawn bisque and many more. Some of the key experiences of SFF in previous years have been:

  • The Chef Arena, where local chefs created an astounding 9-course dinner that patrons could sample from. Chef Han Li Guang is just one notable name of the many chefs who cooked in front of a live audience.
  • Festival Village food booths, for foodies to try international and Singaporean cuisine. These booths followed the SFF theme of Heritage, Contemporary, and Innovation. Booths were categorised into ‘zones’ based on their offerings! For example, a foodie could find delicious plant based cheese in the Innovation zone. In the Contemporary zone, you could find Asian fusion dishes that put a twist on traditional foods. One favourite was the Nasi Lemak taco from the Mezcla food booth! Another is the bagelwich, filled with a fusion of Indian, Chinese and Malay curries by the Two Men Bagel House. The Festival Village held an array of other foodie treasures for all to try.
  • The Entertainment Stage, a huge stage lit up with an LED screen for live music and performances.
  • A gin pairing workshop with Nut Culture and Brass Lion Distillery, for fans of liquors to try gin and cheese. Attendees also received a behind-the-scenes walkthrough of the distillery.
  • Masterclasses with chefs from around the world. Last year’s masterclass included Chef Genevieve Lee, who taught viewers how to whip up some of her signature pastries.

The SFF entry fee is priced at just $15 on weekdays, and $20 on weekends.

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2. World Food Fair

Singapore’s World Food Fair is an expo that brings together over 200 food and beverage exhibitions. Hosted by Singapore Food Shows, this annual expo runs from September 15 – 18 in 2023 and has free admission!

Peruse the many booths of the 17th edition of the World Food Fair at the Singapore Expo Hall 6! It will be open from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, giving you a whole day to try out as many foods as you can. You might have to keep a list of all the booths you want to taste from, as it can be hard to keep up!

Try out scrumptious desserts from the Annabella Patisserie, savoury Kong Ba Bao from Westlake, or indulge in authentic Indian food from the Gravy Restaurant & Bar. Remember to bring your own reusable bags, containers and even cups, so you don’t have to search for a place to keep leftovers.

3. Yummy Food Expo

This expo is also hosted by Singapore Food Shows, and will be entering its 7th edition in the next year. Held in June at the Singapore Expo Hall 5, the Yummy Food Expo features over 160 food and beverage vendors from the city.

Thousands of people visit the expo every year, as its a wonderful method of trying all the latest and trending snacks and drinks. You can share the love for all sorts of community vendors at this food paradise. It’s also open to the public, so you can save money on a ticket and put it towards trying new flavours of innovative Asian delights.

Last year’s expo featured booths from notable Singapore store names like Celine’s Gelato, Korean Pavilion, Aqina Farm, Champion Bolo Bun, and many more. The expo is a great way to discover local brands that you love and can keep coming back to!

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4. Michelin Guide Street Food Festival

The Michelin Guide Street Food Festival stars the top-rated bib gourmand restaurants in Singapore. It has been hosted thrice so far, from 2017 to 2019. Along with the usual Michelin Guide list rolled out every year, the festival features Singapore’s diverse gourmand eateries.

The event puts Singapore’s culinary heritage from all kinds of cultures and ethnicities on display. Michelin’s search for the best foods in the country have led them to food and drink by the likes of A Noodle Story, Burnt Ends, Blue Durian, Shisen Hantan and many more.

Foodies can get a taste of practically every kind of cuisine, and experience anything from street foods to fine dining. The event is usually hosted over several days in sessions that participants must book to attend. We have our fingers crossed it will be held again in coming years!

5. Seafood Expo Asia

The Seafood Expo Asia is a Singapore food festival where the top seafood buyers and sellers meet to display their live, fresh, frozen, and rare seafood products. It has been hosted from 2020 to 2023, with the latest event lasting for three days. It is usually held in September of each year at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Attendees can admire the many kinds of seafoods featured at the expo, purchase their own, and of course eat luxurious seafood-focused dishes prepared by skilled chefs. It’s also a wonderful way for many exhibitors to break into the Southeast Asian seafood marketplace. Over 90% of previous exhibitors reported that they met their business goals after attending the event!

For Singaporeans, attending can keep them in the loop on what’s happening in the seafood market, and discover the best places to eat delicious seafood. With over 215 exhibitors, there is something for anyone and everyone to enjoy. Will you be joining thousands of other attendees next year in September?

6. Food Japan

This delectable trade show will be hosted in October of 2023! Visitors can join the food tours on October 13 and 14, from 9 am to 6 pm. This annual Singapore food festival is attended by tens of thousands of people every year.

Food Japan is ASEAN’s largest showcase of Japanese food, beverage, technology and food service. You will get to view, taste, and learn about all kinds of new ingredients and dishes sourced from Japan, as well as unique culinary specialties in cooking machinery and service. Everything from coffee, sushi, ramen, Kobe beef, and seasonings like sour plum powder will be available to try!

With over 200 exhibitors, there is no end to the experiences you can try! Discover new Japanese flavours and build connections by visiting all the stalls. From a traditional spice stall, to a fruit and flower stall, to a traditional cutlery and earthenware stall, you won’t run out of products and foods to fall in love with. Stay updated on the Food Japan news as the show draws nearer by pre-registering for it now!

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7. Italian BBQ Party

The Singapore Italian Association hosts the Italian BBQ Party twice a year – once in July or August, and once around Christmas. These are called the Summer and Christmas December Barbecues. With around 300 participants coming to each BBQ, the Singapore Italian Association introduced new events to enjoy.

You can join the free lucky draw, enjoy live music, and stage performances. This is a much more casual party than any other Singapore food festival, as it operates like a potluck. Instead of a chef cooking your food, Italians in Singapore bring their BBQ setups and cook together!

Enjoy delicious roast beef or pork sandwiches, tons of Italian food, and lots of dancing. Keep note of the next BBQ dates by following the Singapore Italian Association page on Facebook!

8. Café Asia

The Cafe Asia and International Coffee & Tea Expo is held every year in May. Next year’s Cafe Asia 2023 will be held from May 25 to 27, at 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Almost 200 exhibitors will be at the event, and over 10,000 visitors are going to be visiting.

The trade show is the perfect one-stop-shop to learn all about everything the coffee and tea industry has to offer in Singapore. In 2023, they will be hosting their tenth iteration! Their previous Cafe Asia festivals allow for industry professionals from across the globe to keep updated on the newest developments happening in Asia.

The expo will be taking place at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Exhibitors can connect with other cafe owners, sit-in on specially curated talks, and enjoy new marketing and connection opportunities through the ICTA mailing list and socials. Visitors can enjoy new products and menus launched by the cafes. Anyone who loves premium coffees, teas, and snacks that go with them will have an amazing time.

9. Sweets and Bakes Asia

The counterpart to Cafe Asia, Sweets and Bakes Asia food expo is also held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre from May 25 to 27 in 2023. With an expected turnout of over 50000 people and over 400 exhibitors, this is definitely one of the biggest food expos – rivalling the Singapore Food Festival held by the Singapore tourism board.

It is dedicated to Asia’s confectionery industry, and the free admission makes it even sweeter. For exhibitors, this expo is an opportunity to learn how to overcome barriers in the industry and learn more about cafe and confectionery innovations.

For visitors, it’s the place to enjoy incredibly fun and sweet highlights, like gelato making with fun flavours, entering a tea brewing competition, and trying coffee from different countries. Of course, sampling all of the baked goods, from tiny cakes, to croissants, to fresh sourdough, is one of the most appealing parts of the expo!

10. Food and Beverage Fair

The Food and Beverage Fair is also hosted by Singapore Food Shows. Taking place in March 2023, the 19th edition of this fair will have free admission! The public can try out new product launches from all the most popular F&B exhibitors in Singapore and all across Asia!

Try foods from your favourite brands, like One Prawn, Steeple’s Deli, Heritage Brand Hock and more – and remember that new exhibitors will be at the fair every year. This year, visitors can enjoy events like a lucky draw, cooking contests, and other food-themed activities.


Sample lots of tasty and sometimes free samples of delicious foods like wanton mee, fried calamari, roast duck, lobster, and many more. Remember to follow the above mentioned 10 food festivals in Singapore on their social media to stay updated on all of their upcoming events!

Ready to search for your new favourite dishes and brands in Singapore? Keep this list handy, and mark your calendars for upcoming food expos, festivals, and parties! From the Festival Village and Chef Arena to the potluck at the Italian BBQ Party, Singapore is full of culinary demonstrations all can enjoy.

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