When we think of hawkers, an image of an aged auntie or uncle usually comes to mind. They’re usually seasoned veterans, expertly whipping up made-to-order dishes at lightning speed, likely owing to their decades of experience operating their stall.
However, these days, there is an increasing number of ambitious young women becoming hawkers, whether they are keeping the family’s legacy alive, or following their culinary dreams. Some knew from the start that this was what they wanted to do, while others left the glamour (and comfort) of high-flying corporate careers to pursue this path.
From lawyer-hawkers who pull espresso shots (while helping refugees!) to filial daughters carrying on their parents’ legacy, these are the hawker stalls in Singapore run by young women who are breaking the mould: