The wait is over: dining-in has resumed, at least for groups of two.

This month, flexitarians and vegetarians will be able to dine on a new plant-based burger from Burger King, then round off the meal with some sweet vegan ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s.

If you’re an ARMY, here’s a head’s up — the long-awaited McDonald’s BTS meal has arrived on our shores for a limited time only, so be sure to grab your hands on the coveted bundle.

Read on for all the dining news you need to know this month.

(Hero and featured image credit: The Coconut Club)

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Chances are, you’ll be ordering a Whopper when you head to Burger King. After all, with fluffy buns and a flame-kissed patty and tons of ingredients in between, who can resist this iconic burger? To cater to all our plant-based friends, Burger King has introduced a vegetarian Whopper, complete with a lip-smacking patty from plant-based meat brand, The Vegetarian Butcher.

The limited edition plant-based Whopper from Burger King will be available in stores, delivery and takeaway from 22 June 2021.

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Long Bar celebrates Singapore Sling Day

It’s safe to say that the Singapore Sling is the most iconic cocktail on our island, so what better way to celebrate this refreshing tropical number than with a drink or two? Long Bar, the creators of Singapore Sling, is commemorating 106 years of the drink by allowing diners to exchange a pineapple for a complimentary glass of Singapore Sling on 27 June 2021.

To keep the festivities going, guest bartenders from Singapore’s top cocktail bars will be presenting their own Singapore Sling-inspired concoctions each month at Long Bar from 27 June 2021 onwards. Named Slingology, the year-long collaboration will see Jason Williams, creative director of Proof & Company and the co-creator of Widges Gin, present his spin on the Singapore Sling at Long Bar from 27 June to 24 July 2021. Guests will also get a complimentary Singapore Sling when they order the original Sling or the guest bartender’s inspired spin-off from 27 June 2021 to 31 August 2021.

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The Coconut Club has launched The Coconut Club Kakis, a whole slew of culinary collaborations with some of their favourite industry friends. They will be kicking off the series with famed local gelato brand, Birds of Paradise to create the Coconut Sorbet, a creamy, tropical dessert made with premium cold-pressed coconut milk produced exclusively in Singapore by The Coconut Club.

Diners can grab a taste in-store at Birds of Paradise and The Coconut Club, or savour it at home via takeaway and delivery. Pre-orders are availble now, for deliveries from 24 June 2021 onwards.

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Ben and Jerry's introduces new vegan offerings

In other plant-based news, Ben and Jerry’s has expanded its range of vegan ice cream flavours with two new ones this summer: the Creme Brulee Cookie and the Mint Chocolate Chip. Formed from a base of sunflower butter, the honeyed Creme Brulee Cookie is studded with chunks of brown sugar cookies and salted caramel, while the Mint Chocolate Cookie is a classic mix of peppermint ice cream and chocolate sandwich cookies. Hankering for more dairy-free ice cream? Click here for a list of our favourites.

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After a postponed launch and one too many TikToks of diners around the world getting their hands on the McDonald’s BTS meal, residents in Singapore will finally be able to order their own from today, 21 June 2021. The meal, which includes nine McNuggets, large fries, a large coke and the new Sweet Chili and Cajun sauces, is only available for delivery.

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Swee Choon expands to the east

Swee Choon, Singapore’s very own heritage dim sum brand, is finally expanding to a second location on the island. The 59-year-old restaurant will open its doors to guests in Century Square, a 40-seater dine-in locale just a five-minute walk from Tampines MRT Station. While the exact date of opening has not been revealed, diners can expect this outlet to open sometime in mid-July 2021.

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Delivery and takeaways aren’t slowing down, especially since dining-in is only available for diners in groups of two. If that sounds like you, then we recommended ordering from the Soup Restaurant from now to 30 June 2021. The famed Chinese chain is offering a half-priced bundle for five to six diners at S$97, complete with eight dishes in tow.

The set includes the restaurant’s crowd-favourite Samsui Chicken, a flavourful plate of mui Choy-braised pork with butterfly buns, as well as a refreshing Citrus Jelly with Aloe Vera dessert to wash it all down with.

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Jocelyn Tan
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Jocelyn Tan is a travel and design writer who's probably indulging in serial killer podcasts or reading one too many books on East Asian history. When she actually gets to travel, you can find her attempting to stuff her entire wardrobe into her luggage. Yes, she's a chronic over-packer.