Let these gourmet grocers in Singapore whet your appetite, with everything from Korean produce to meat and seafood from Europe and Japan.
Major supermarket chains here, such as FairPrice and Cold Storage, have stepped up their game too, stocking their shelves with organic produce and international goods to satisfy posh palates.
Products from this gourmet French grocer include cheese from acclaimed French cheesemonger Herve Mons, Bordier butter by French butter craftsman Jean-Yves Bordier in flavours such as espelette chilli pepper, seaweed and smoked salt, artisanal jams with flavours such as raspberry, blood orange and strawberry from French jam maker Christine Ferber, and more.
Don’t miss the range of cold cuts, which include coppa ham and vuletta pork cheek from the Mediterranean island of Corsica. To go with your cold cut platter: a range of Il Borgo del Balsamico balsamic vinegars and condiments by Italian sisters Cristina and Silvia Crotti.
Online shopping and home delivery are available, too.
#01-02, Block 55 Tiong Poh Rd, Singapore 160055
NEXT: Little Farms →
Specialising in Australian produce, Little Farms carries a wide selection of fresh produce – think large Panama passionfruits, sweet Ladyfinger bananas and creamy Shepard avocadoes – along with a variety of dips, snacks and sauces.
Party-worthy snack condiments include gluten-free dips from Aussie brand Roza’s, which come in flavours such as beetroot, walnut and pomegranate; artichoke and garlic; and chargrilled capsicum. You can also find Turkish dips ($10.80 each) from Mediterranean restaurant Efendy in Sydney. Options include eggplant baba ghanoush dip with pepita (Spanish for pumpkin seed); and pomegranate and sumac hummus.
Other highlights include soda from New Zealand soda company Six Barrel Soda Co and pasta sauces from Sydney-based Italian chef Luca Ciano.
#01-20 Valley Point Shopping Centre, 491 River Valley Rd, Singapore 248371
NEXT: Big Box →
The hypermart in Big Box partners and Gyomu and Megumi no Sato, Japanese supermarket chains, to offer a section for Japanese produce.
Prices for Japanese produce are kept affordable. For example, prices for Fuji apples start from $5 for three. At the Isetan supermarket, a Fuji apple costs $6.90 each.
Other produce includes Kumamoto tomatoes and kidney beans from Okinawa. You can also buy groceries, such as bonito flakes and a litre of Caesar salad sauce in bulk.
Big Box Hypermart, 1 Venture Ave, Level 1, Singapore 608521
NEXT: Eat Organic →
This one-stop grocer and lifestyle store is the oldest organic store in Singapore.
The store’s first floor bursts with a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, and an extensive range of grocery items including gluten and allergen-free products, dairy produce, eggs, frozen meat, poultry, wild caught fish and deli-style meats.
The second floor brims with organic baby food and eco-friendly baby products, health supplements, homeopathic remedies, cosmetics and personal care, ecological household products and lots more.
With a vision to inculcate a general awareness towards healthy and wholesome living, the quality organic products at Eat Organic boast competitive prices.
619H Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269728
NEXT: Emporium Shokuhin →
“Shokuhin” literally translates to “food products” from Japanese, and the live seafood market, in-store beef-aging facility (Find premium Miyazaki A5 graded Wagyu beef here!) and amazing range of products, sourced directly from a wide network of premium purveyors in Japan, certainly do its vision of being an emporium justice.
Hungry? Emporium Shokuhin isn’t just a one-stop Japanese grocer, it’s also a dining destination with an impressive portfolio of restaurants for sushi, yakiniku, a seafood and wine bar and more.
#01-18 Marina square, 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594
NEXT: Secret Fine Foods →
By Eunice Quek, The Straits Times, April 2016
?Additional reporting by Pinky Chng (last updated April 2017)
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