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Local Delights: Foodie Nation at Design Orchard

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This July, get ready to discover gastronomic delights, live tunes and rockin’ good vibes at Foodie Nation by Design Orchard x The Local People. Over one weekend, Design Orchard retail showcase gathers the local food community to celebrate all things delicious and savour a plethora of delightful treats for the senses.

Following the pop-up cafè collaboration between homegrown brands Jewels by Cheng and Ying the Label that fused food and fashion earlier in March this year, Foodie Nation marks the next in Design Orchard’s exciting line-up of thematic activations that shoppers can look forward to throughout the year.

Left to right: Old Seng Choong, Benns Chocolate, Jewels by Cheng

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a delectable array of treats including traditional festive bakes and cakes from Old Seng Choong, premium confectionery from Benns Chocolate, flavoured crystallised rock sugar from Jewels by Cheng, artisanal macarons from Batterlogy, assorted biscotti from bake&bake and French-inspired pastries with a local touch from Pastry Pantry.

Left to right: Batterlogy, bake&bake, Pastry Pantry

For drink enthusiasts, explore the unique tea profiles from local brand SUCRE. Other artisanal products include cookies and chocolates. As for caffeine-lovers, Made Cold will be serving their assorted range of high-quality cold brew coffee to tingle your taste buds, while Take a Bite SG will be serving their White Rabbit Sweet and Brown Sugar Milk Boba Drinks!

Left to right: SUCRE, Made Cold, Take a Bite SG

Get a throwback to the good old days with heritage snacks including yakitori bar bites from Citizen’s Food, quality BBQ products from City Satay, comfort food like burgers and tots from Burp Kitchen & Bar and traditional sauces and pastes from Kwong Woh Hing and Nanyang Sauce.

(Top) Left to right: Citizen’s Food, City Satay, Burp Kitchen & Bar (Bottom) Left to right: Kwong Woh Hing, Nanyang Sauce

Plus, get ready to chill out with live entertainments from singer-songwriters such as Jill-Marie Thomas, Joyce Gan, and Spotify’s New Music Friday Singapore lister Steph Yeap.

Left to right: Jill-Marie Thomas, Joyce Gan, Steph Yeap

Other musicians include 17-year-old acoustic singers Tansy and Karolyn making their first public performance at this event, while multi-genre guitarist Joy Alexis brings her rhythm and bass lines to the showcase, as well as talented cover duo Vuzu, comprising Vanessa of Two Folds Band and Zueol Leo.

Left to right: Tansy and Karolyn, Joy Alexis, Vuzu

Even art features into Foodie Nation, with an interactive poetry experience at Foodie Haiku featuring award-winning copywriter Dave Tai – with any topic or story, Dave will then type up a haiku on the spot, or create a balloon food bowl at the Foodie Balloon Workshop. You can even get your very own limited edition Foodie Nation Badge in an exclusive DIY workshop, or get inked with organic temporary hand-drawn tattoos by Out & Ink! Featuring

Top: Foodie Haiku by award-winning copywriter Dave Tai Bottom: Organic temporary tattoos by Out & Ink

Look out for even more activities come August, with exclusive National Day collections in Design Orchard’s upcoming fashion show.  With a bodaciously festive line-up of food and music scheduled over the weekend, there’s sure to be something for everyone in this gastronomic celebration of all things foodie!

Foodie Nation runs at Design Orchard on 27th and 28th July 2019. Entry is free. For more information, visit their Facebook here

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