This red building is home to a food court run by disabled staff; serves local dishes like rojak, nasi lemak & kaya toast

Where local food meets social good.
The stalls in the foodcourt

Here’s a heartwarming story you have to know. Dignity Kitchen, housed within a red warehouse building on Boon Keng Road, is a community food court managed almost entirely by people with disabilities.

More than just a food court, the social enterprise also provides training for the disabled and disadvantaged to enhance their employability in the F&B industry.

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If you’re searching for a place where local food meets social good, this is the place that could use your support.

Here’s what the food court looks like:

Red warehouse building home to a foodcourt run by the disabled
Photo by Dignity Kitchen/Facebook
The stalls in the foodcourt
Photo via Google Reviews
Stalls in the foodcourt
Photo by Dignity Kitchen/Facebook
A foodcourt and hawker training centre in one building
Photo via Google Reviews
Malay cuisine stall
Photo by Dignity Kitchen/Facebook

Stalls serving local dishes

Despite the stalls being run by differently abled individuals, the food served here are akin to those typically found in other food courts and hawker centres.

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From Malay dishes like Nasi Lemak and Mee Siam to Western delights like Chicken Chop, there’s bound to be something for everyone here.

Here’s a peek at what’s available:

Rojak (S$4)

Signature Rojak
Photo by Dignity Kitchen/Facebook
Staff preparing rojak
Photo by Dignity Kitchen/Facebook

Nasi Lemak (from S$3.80)

Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang
Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang (S$4.50). Photo via Google Reviews

Laksa (from S$4)

Signature laksa
Photo via Google Reviews

Fish & Chips (S$6.50)

Fish & Chips
Photo via Google Reviews

Small bites & pastries for tea time

If you’re just popping by for a quick snack, take you pick from light bites such as muffins (S$2.50) and cakes (from S$2) which are baked daily. Of course, these go well with either kopi or teh (from S$1), available from the drinks stall.

Dignity Kitchen muffins
Photo by Dignity Kitchen/Facebook
Dignity Kitchen staff making kopi 2
Photo by Dignity Kitchen/Facebook

Check out the full menu below:

Dignity Kitchen Menu
Photo by Dignity Kitchen/Facebook
Dignity Kitchen Menu
Photo by Dignity Kitchen/Facebook

Restoring dignity with gainful employment

When you’re buying something from Dignity Kitchen, you’re also supporting the people and the mission behind the social enterprise.

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According to its website, Dignity Kitchen exists to “restore dignity to the differently-abled…by leveraging business tools to solve a deep-rooted issue this marginalised group faces: unemployment.”

Dignity Kitchen Staff preparing food
Photo by Dignity Kitchen/Facebook

Amongst the various ways it enables the staff to carry out their duties include “automatic pocket vibrators to get the attention of the hearing impaired, and training the visually impaired to measure the size of dollar notes with their fingers and palm,” KF Seetoh wrote in a TNP article.

There’s even an initiative called Dignity on Wheels, where food delivery to locations within 1km is done by staff on wheelchairs.

Staff on wheelchair doing delivery
Photo by Dignity Kitchen/Facebook

Address: 69 Boon Keng Road, Singapore 339772
Halal status: MUIS halal-certified
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 8am – 7pm, Sat & Sun 8am – 2pm
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Top photos by Dignity Kitchen.



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