Christmas Turkey and Yule Logs, Mince Pies and Gingerbread Houses – Christmas sure does conjure up some delicious treats. Busy mamas look this way, ’cause we’ve rounded up the best Christmas food to takeaway or order in!
If you’ve decided not to jet off this Christmas (to see family, Christmas markets or off-the-beaten track destinations) then you’ll be having Christmas dinner in the little red dot this year. Your options are: slave over a hot stove and oven and roast your own turkey, book a fancy Christmas dinner out or let the Christmas feast come to you! From festive classics like pre-cooked turkey, to stuffing, and all the trimmings, chipolatas, ham, roast beef, yule logs, and predecorated cookies and trifles for dessert. Supplement your take-away dishes by cooking a few sides yourself (check out where to buy the cheapest groceries here!). We’ve even included the ultimate in cheats, a personal shopper who will bring you veggies to your door, as well one for wines and cheeseboards too.
Check out our gallery for our cheat sheet on ordering in this Christmas and New Years!
Sasha’s Fine Foods personally source super high quality produce – a key attribute that sets their Christmas products apart from the crowd. Earlier this year, Sasha visited her festive producers to secure the very best, including KellyBronze Free Range Turkeys (voted #1 in Britain last year), Wicks Manor Farm Free Range Hams and a beautiful selection of sustainable salmon and unique smoked halibut products from the Scottish Isles and New Zealand’s Alpine region. Coupled with her top-notch champagnes, artisan spirits and beverages, Sasha’s Fine Foods is a superb one-stop-shop for those in search of gorgeous Christmas products.
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Baker & Cook everyone’s favourite bakery and café is doing personalised Christmas Hampers amongst other goodies like The Baker & Cook book, tea-towels and Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School gift vouchers (available online at www.bakingandcookingschool.com). For edible treats: these guys do Deluxe Fruit Mince tarts (hurray!) at $6 each or $11.50 for three – baked with a lovely almond cream topping and flaked almonds. From German stolen ($25) to Christmas Biscotti ($9.50) and a fruit Pacific Christmas Fruit Cake ($48) – you need not worry about traditional sweet treats this Christmas!
Celebrate Christmas with a Singaporean Favourite at Hotel Fort Canning. In keeping with its annual tradition of fusing Asian flavours with holiday classics, Hotel Fort Canning brings us the Chilli Crab Roast Turkey, its brand-new addition to the Turkey Signature Creation series (consisting of Salted Egg Yolk Roast Turkey, Tom Yum Roast Turkey, Peri-Peri Roast Turkey and Traditional Roast Turkey). Turkeys are marinated in a rich spice broth of succulent mud crabs, before roasting to crispy-skinned perfection. Served with a side of hearty roasted vegetables, each turkey serves 6 to 8 persons. Other festive goodies available include signature Roast Striploin (1.5kg), Honey-baked Ham (2kg), and a selection of Christmas log cakes. Christmas orders are from 21 November to 22 December and you can get 15% discount off Turkey Signature Creations orders with selected bank credit cards.
- Orders above $300 nett will receive a bottle of house wine; orders above $400 nett will receive 2 bottles of Prosecco complimentary of The Salon.
- A minimum of 3 days advance order is required for any festive turkey purchases
- The last day of collection is on 25 December 2017
- Self-collection available daily from 11am to 7pm. Delivery service also available
- For enquiries, contact The Salon at (+65) 6799 8809 or [email protected]
Hotel Fort Canning, 11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881, www.hfcsingapore.com
Huber’s is a well-known name amongst hungry carnivores. The family owned and operated business is passionate about quality meat and their Christmas selection is true to form and offers a huge selection to boot. Order before 15th December 2017, 8pm for Christmas orders of Turkeys, to different types of stuffings (a must-have!), Chipolatas (another classic necessary treat for your Christmas spread), plus a good selection of ducks, geese, hams, beef, and even breads and Christmas goodies.
Little House of Dreams is a home-grown bakery specialising in bespoke cakes and dessert tables with a flagship bakery bistro at the heart of Dempsey Hill. Their dine in menu ranges from hearty baked meals to grilled meats and a selection of kids meals. Fans will be happy to know that Little House of Dreams have a whole Christmas catalogue up and ready from Honey Baked Ham to Turkey Roll – all ready to eat at home. We have our eye on the gorgeous 12 days of Christmas cookies that would be amazing edible table decorations and the mini trifle portions too!
Christmas is a hectic time of year with endless shopping. Avoid trips to the butcher or supermarket this festive season and enjoy free home delivery with no minimum spend with The Meat Club. That’s a Christmas pressie in itself!
Get all your favourite cuts of fresh beef and lamb, and choose from a selection of sausages (which people rave about) hot smoked salmon and newly launched bacon, all from Australia. You can pre-order your Christmas turkey (order by 15 December for delivery on or after 23 December) and ham (order by 12 December for delivery on or after 23 December) here too. For orders email [email protected]
For the best value, sign up to their autopilot, repeated monthly delivery.
Spend $200 and get $20 off! Enter SASSYMAMA20 on checkout to redeem. The best part? Returning single purchase customers are welcome to use this promo and they will not have an expiry on the offer – whoop! (One time use only. Promotion does not apply to members on Auto Pilot)
The Carvery, at Park Hotel Alexandra offers roast meats along its expansive three-metre long meat carving station. If you fancy a ready-made dish for the Christmas table – swap turkey for a hefty 1.8kg chicken with their take-home dish of Spit-Roasted Chicken with Orange and Rosemary complete with roasted seasonal vegetables such as brussel sprouts and carrots (at $38+/$68+ with a bottle of wine). Each chook is brined for 24 hours in a special blend of white peppercorn, bay leaves and thyme to start off the tenderising process before a generous layer of orange butter and rosemary is stuffed beneath the skin of the bird. Plan B- dine in their restaurant for the full spread – this year a Spanish-inspired Christmas with Iberico Pork Belly Porchetta stuffed with Chorizo and Apple, Catalan Seafood Stew, and Spanish Suckling (only on the eves of and on Christmas and New Year).
Park Hotel Alexandra, 323 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159972, Tel: (65) 6828 8888, www.parkhotelgroup.com
The Westin Singapore offers up homemade festive classics, which are available for order, (made super affordable with exclusive credit card discounts). Choose from hearty roasts, or Christmas hampers and stunning Yule log cakes that Santa would be proud of! They even do some not-so-traditional take away options like Ee-fu Noodles with braised turkey and Canton Wok-fried Claypot Rice guaranteed to keep every palate around the table happy.
The Westin Singapore, Asia Square Tower 2, 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, 018961, www.thewestinsingapore.com/festive2017
If you are looking for a killer chocolate log cake – Bakerzin’s Triplette Chocolate Cake Log is death by chocolate! Three different flavours of chocolate in one log cake makes this one decadent chocolate lover’s dream! Or there’s the Rainbow Yule Log with seven layers of colours plus chocolate buttercream and orange ganache. Bakerzin also does savoury dishes too from Capon Chicken dressed in Korean spicy chilli paste (Gochujang) to Ham or Shepherd’s Pie. Let the feasting begin!
Gourmet takeaways from Goodwood Park Hotel include 12 treasures Turkey ($268 and feeds up to 10 people), and Roast Turkey roulade with pork and chestnut stuffing, brussel sprouts and gravy ($168 and feeds up to 6 people). For the sweet afters, citrusy Zesty Logs ($52), the Silent Night Sphere ($28) of midnight blue white chocolate hiding macarons, Maltesers,, gummy bears, marshmallows and dried cranberries in its orb plus cute Insta-worth Mini Mousse-icles ($16 for 3) – plump for the Guanaja chocolate mousse one dotted with choc pearls!
Kenny and his van (and now his son Leon) have been zooming around Singapore for over 20 years making some lucky customer’s lives so much easier with his food delivery service. You can call and give an order over the phone or shop online and they will deliver the same day if ordered before 2.30pm. He’ll shop for you at Fairprice, CS, Hubers, Eat Organic, Simply Bread and a host of others and his mark up is small enough that he’s worth every penny.
www.kennygroceryonline.com or call (+65) 6219 7927
Wine selection really knows their stuff and they are good value too – offering every day to fine wines at good prices. Focusing on French wines, they have a delicious and very good value Provence Rose, and some great reds. What’s more Claire and her small team offer excellent customer service and they are always happy to really take time to match wines with menus if you ask for their help. They offer next day delivery too if on a weekday. Delivery is $25 up to $300 (or free if above $300)
If you don’t fancy cooking a whole turkey this Christmas (those things are big!). Then there’s nothing wrong with a good ole roast chicken instead (pure-ists look away now!). Malaysia-based Mr Wee is a one-man band who delivers fresh chicken to your house. He offers smaller free-range ‘local’ chicken and non free-range American breed chickens. There’s no antibiotics, chlorine washes or any other nasties used, unlike so many others. Free delivery over minimum purchase of $60. Best to Whatsapp him on (+65) 9139 2189
Avo & Co. are the new kids on the block and their seasonal fruit and veg boxes delivered to your door reflect the passion and energy they are putting into this new business. You can add in extra products you need such as meat, cheeses and eggs, plus there’s a great option for a locally grown box, so you can reduce your food miles even when living on an island! Christmas plans are exciting with festive boxes in the making containing all the essentials – from sprouts to satsumas (so you don’t have to fight the queues in Cold Storage!). Delivery is included in the cost of the boxes.
As well as being well known for stocking products for those with food intolerances, Ryan’s Grocery has recently expanded their organic meat range too. If you are catering to someone with special food intolerances,, keep an eye out for Ryan’s Grocery free-from products. They do interesting kelp pasta in lieu of the usual durum wheat pasta and other gluten free and dairy free goodies. The Christmas Beef Set features an Organic Black Angus Beef Ribeye Roast (1.5kg) marinated in Mediterranean spices, accompanied with a Classic Roast Turkey with Chestnut
Stuffing (6kg) and Ryan’s Honey Baked Ham (1kg) at $298 or plump for the Classic Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and Ryan’s Cranberry Sauce, $148 for 6kg.
If you are expecting a huge family gathering for Christmas then it’s worth driving out to QB Foods in Jurong to their warehouse, however they do deliver to your door if your order is over $200 (cash only). Their website is easy to navigate and you can choose from a great selection of fresh Aussie beef as well as cheeses, deli items, yogurts and dry goods – buy in bulk and it’s often cheaper than most supermarkets.
Joo Chiat based cheese expert Chris at The Cheese Shop will not only organise a cheese board for you but he’ll drop it to your home too. The cheese is top notch and the prices are really competitive too. It’s especially great for finding your favourite British cheeses or planning for a party. Delivery is free over $100 or is $15 if your order is between $50 and $100 You can order online
Lead image courtesy of Sasha’s Fine Foods