Way before we set our first brick down at our current premises at CapitaGreen, we gave people their first taste of what it means to eat slow food, real fast when we collaborated with Keepers during Singapore Fashion Week in May this year. 

Keepers is a collective of Singaporean designers, bringing together the best that Singapore has to offer in one accessible location in the heart of Orchard Road. As a local startup ourselves, we couldn’t be more proud to partner up with Keepers, and offer industry insiders, entrepreneurs, and budding local talents a sneak peek of our breakfast menu.

The day started off dark and early, with the team assembling our custom-made, hand-silkscreened breakfast boxes off-site, before bringing them down to Keepers. While it was no mean feat for our small team of four to get a hundred boxes ready in the wee hours of the morning, we pushed through and were rewarded by all great feedback we got from everyone who gave our breakfast a go. 

Our guests were given two options for the day: sweet, or savoury. Our savoury option came with a little kick: a Tequila-cured Salmon Bagel, with roasted jalapeño cream cheese, red onion, and alfalfa, while those with a sweet tooth could opt for the Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal with sautéed apples, sugar cane, and pumpkin seeds.

Both boxes came with a power-packed nut bar made by The Edible Co., another homegrown brand whose mixes of granolas and nuts, handmade with love, are also on offer in Grain Traders. Rounding off breakfast was a cup of muesli, yogurt, and fresh fruits, and a little muffin to get the day off on a cheery start.

We also asked people to tell us a bit about what their perfect lunch would be like — you can find out more about what they said over on our Facebook album, here. The most commonly-heard responses? Something quick, nutritious, with good company, and in a nice place.

Before breakfast started properly, our founder Javier shared a little about who we are, what we do, and what we believe in, letting the crowd know how far we’ve come, and how much more we hope to grow.

We had a great time meeting everyone who would later come to be known as our First Grain Traders, getting feedback on the ground and reminding ourselves why we do what we do. Thank you to all who gamely posed for our photos, and we hope to see you here at Grain Traders real soon!