Cheap snack stores in Singapore

There are 2 types of people: those who don’t snack at all, and those who forgo full meals for chips, biscuits, and sweet treats. If you’re part of the latter camp, you may love heading to cheap snack stores in Singapore like it’s your full-time job.

We’ve rounded them all up so you can munch away to your heart’s desire. These stores have a wide range of options below $2 so you don’t need to break the bank for some good ol’ snacking.

1. Bites by Scarlett

$0.85 Heytea drinks & <$2 cup rice

Cheap Snack Stores - Bites by Scarlett entrance

For the closest thing to a snack wonderland, check out Bites by Scarlett at PLQ. This shop organises affordable snacks into themed areas, sectioned out by the brand. You can check out their Haidilao section for their line of Cup Rice at $1.50 or even find items like freeze-dried fruits from the closed-down Bestore, a Chinese snack shop in Bukit Merah.

Cheap snack stores - Bites By Scarlett Wang Wang section

For an even better deal, go ham at their “20 snacks for $5” bins. You’ll be able to find bites like sunflower seeds, peanut candies, and pickled veggies, all rounding out to $0.25/snack.

Nearest MRT: Paya Lebar MRT

Bites by Scarlett Supermarket
10 Paya Lebar Rd, #03-14, Singapore 409057
Opening Hours: Wednesday 09:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m  Show More Timings 

2. King of Snacks

Discounts on traditional bites

Cheap Snack Stores - King of Snacks
Image credit: King of Snacks

King of Snacks in Fusionopolis is a revamped version of the old Ah Seng stall, a 90s snack shop selling a plethora of old-school snacks. The company has self-produced snacks such as seaweed peanuts ($1.50/100gm), as well as popular items like Magic Pop Popping Candy ($0.60).

All their treats are halal-certified and often discounted, so you can find snacks like pineapple biscuits and fish crackers at lower prices.

Nearest MRT: One North MRT

King of Snacks
1 Fusionopolis Wy, B2-04 Connexis, Singapore 138577
Opening Hours: Wednesday 08:00 a.m - 05:00 p.m  Show More Timings 

3. Iroha Mart

Rare Japanese snacks & anime merch

Cheap Snack Stores - Iroha Mart snacks Rare treats like Pikachu sponge cakes and yakisoba pans.
Image adapted from: and @huixuan.zhan.9 via Instagram

Just when you thought you’ve explored all the nooks and crannies of Plaza Singapura, another hidden gem pops up. Iroha Mart is a Japanese grocery store in the basement level of the mall.

This store has stocked up some unique snacks in the past such as Pikachu-shaped sponge cakes and Yakisoba pans, which haven’t even been seen at Don Don Donki. However, the availabilities of these items can be quite sporadic, so you can keep a heads up by following their Telegram channel.

They also have more affordable options like Orion Mini Cola from $1.50 and Bourbon Petit Shrimp crackers for $2.00.


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You’ll also find anime merchandise, like cards and blind boxes from popular shows like Spy X Family and Jujutsu Kaisen, starting at just $2.30.

Nearest MRT: Dhoby Gaut MRT

Iroha Mart
68 Orchard Rd, B2-17/18 Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839
Opening Hours: Wednesday 10:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m  Show More Timings 

4. Biscuit King

Nostalgic decor with treats from $0.40

Cheap snack stores - Biscuit King entrance

Transport yourselves into a retro snacks world at Biscuit King. Just along Upper Thomson Road, this establishment doesn’t rely on the frills of flashy signs and minimalistic designs for its popularity.

Cheap Snack Stores - Biscuit King snacks

Instead, it has metal tins filled with treats, funky wooden flooring, and piles of old-school games from the groovy times of the past. The portions here are customisable, so you can choose to have them in packets or containers sold in grams – 500g or 1kg. Choose the iced gem biscuits (from $2.50) or the iconic eyeglass chocolate candies (from $0.40).

Biscuit King also has old school toys for you to reminisce with, like Snake and Ladders board game ($1.20) and pick-up sticks ($0.50).

Nearest Bus Stop: Before Yio Chu Kang Road (nearest MRT is a 20-minute walk away)

Biscuit King
130 Casuarina Rd, Singapore 579518
Opening Hours: Wednesday 11:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m  Show More Timings 

5. MoNo SG

Pay as you wish for expiring items




MoNo SG is a social enterprise that aims to fight food waste by selling items close to or past their expiration dates but are still safe to consume. These products are usually pay-as-you-wish or for sale at massive discounts, so you could even cop bites like Kit Kats for free.

Cheap snack stores - MoNo foods
Past examples of items found at MoNo SG.
Image adapted from: @mono.foods via Instagram

It’s up to luck on what you can find here, as their stock is constantly changing but you can follow their Instagram for any flash sales and new arrivals.

Nearest MRT: Chinatown MRT

Mono SG
Level 2, 70 Eu Tong Sen St, Event Space Yue Hwa Building, Singapore 059805
Opening Hours: Wednesday 12:00 p.m - 08:00 p.m  Show More Timings 

6. SnacKING Retro Biscuits

Retro snacks & toys from $0.50

Cheap snack stores - SnacKing Retro BiscuitsImage credit: SnacKing Retro Biscuits via Facebook 

You don’t have to hunt down standalone stores selling your old-school faves, as SnacKing Retro Biscuits has outlets in 5 malls to get your snack fix. These are Northpoint City, City Square Mall, The Woodleigh Mall, Jurong Point, and Tampines 1. Aside from the familiar jelly cups ($1.80) and Bee Bee snacks ($0.50), they have imported goodies in the $3-$5 range.

Cheap Snack Stores - SnacKing Retro Biscuits jelly cups and bee bee Image adapted from: SnacKing Retro Biscuits

They also stick close to their Retro name with toys like wooden spinning tops ($0.80) and party poppers ($0.50).

Address: Full list of outlets on SnacKing Retro Biscuits website
Opening hours: 11am-9.30pm
Contact: 8853 6354

7. Thai Supermarket

Thai snacks and sweets for under $2

Cheap snack stores - Thai Supermarket entrance

If you’re craving some Bangkok treats but aren’t flying there anytime soon, head down to the Thai Supermarket at Aperia Mall. Here, you can stock up on aroi snacks, in flavours that you probably have never tried before – like boat noodles Lays ($1.90) or durian crackers ($1.60).

Cheap Snack Stores - Thai Supermarket Lays

You can also find microwaveable sticky rice desserts in flavours like mango, banana, taro and durian for $1.40/pack.

Nearest MRT: Lavender MRT

Thai Supermarket
12 Kallang Avenue, Mall, #01-20 Aperia, Singapore 339511
Opening Hours: Wednesday 10:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m  Show More Timings 

8. Tasty Snack Asia

Unique treats for <$2

Have you ever wanted your snacks to magically appear at your doorstep? Tasty Snack Asia is an e-commerce snack shop that specialises in making snack boxes, similar to those subscription boxes. However, you can also just order the snacks a la carte and customise your own box with their unique selections.

Aside from the usual snacks we know and love, Tasty Snack Asia also has a few brands and products that would usually be pricier. You can get chocolate-covered almonds for $1.80/packet and whole-grain chips for $1.47/packet.

Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #13-04 East Tower, Great World City, 237994
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm (Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)
Contact: 8805 9103 | Tasty Snack Asia website

Bonus: Kian Seng Chun

Wholesale snack prices

Cheap Snack Stores - Kian Seng Chun entrance

If you’re looking to bulk-buy your snacks so there’s no need to keep going out to stores, check out Kian Seng Chun. Tucked away in Geylang, this wholesale store sells a mix of old-school and modern snacks. You don’t have to be a company to buy from them as they accept walk-in customers as well – but be prepared to buy in bulk.

Cheap Snack Stores - Kian Seng Chun snacks

When you buy packs of chili tapioca chips  ($26 for 50 packets) or eyeglass candies ($6.48 for 40 packets), the total price can round out to just $0.18/packet. The store also stocks snacks like Pop Pop Chicken ($5 for 30 packets), which is really tough to find at grocery stores nowadays.

Nearest MRT: Paya Lebar MRT

Kian Seng Chun Singapore Wholesale & Confectionery
24 New Industrial Rd, Inspace #02-03, Singapore 536210
Opening Hours: Wednesday 08:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m  Show More Timings 

Munch on some cheap snacks from these stores

Efficiency is key – and we’d say quelling hunger pangs with the least amount spent is definitely efficiency in our books. As a bonus, this list gives you snacks from all over the world, as well as nostalgic ones your parents keep talking about.

If you’re looking for a cheap meal outside, you can check out our list of fancy restaurants under $50/pax in Singapore and affordable heartland bars in Singapore. Alternatively, stick to the basics at cheap hawker stalls in Singapore.

Cover image adapted from: SnacKing Retro Biscuits via Facebook


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