Where to buy everything you need for Christmas Dining at Home; Mince Pies, Turkey, Seafood, Gingerbread Houses, Cheese Platters, Affordable Wine and more…
Christmas at home needn’t mean slaving over a hot stove and oven! If you aren’t dining out this year why not let the Christmas feast come to you! From pre-cooked turkey (traditional with chestnut stuffing or the Laksa variety), to ready-made Yule logs in every flavour imaginable, gourmet vegetables like Jerusalem Artichokes, affordable wines, stunning platters delivered to your door — here’s our Christmas cheat sheet for busy mamas (and dads). Now all you need is that Christmas tree and decorations!
Where to buy all your Festive Treats
InterContinental Singapore: Roasted Turkey and Festive Desserts
Tradition meets magic this Christmas at InterContinental Singapore with their delicious childhood favourites of yesteryear. One of the highlights is the Carousel Fruit Cake – a classic recipe made with delicious brandy-soaked fruit, given a touch of whimsy with an enchanting carousel crafted from chocolate (and guess what? It actually moves!). Then there are Yule logs – Memories of Childhood is a sugar-free log made with luscious dark chocolate mousse and vanilla pear compote, and Santa’s Teddy made with fluffy bands of Earl Grey pound cake and white meringue mousse encased within the white chocolate bear, placed on a crisp raspberry feuillitine based finished with generous shavings of fragrant coconut. No festive feast is complete without the perennial ham and turkey, and InterContinental Singapore takes it up a notch with the Winter Truffle Roasted Tom Turkey lavishly adorned with the Diamonds of Perigord. The roasted pork belly roulade also features tender pork belly crowned with crisp, golden crackling to impress! Hampers that are perfect as gifts to business associates and family alike are also available.
InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966, Tel: (+65) 6825 1131, InterContinentalShoppe.sg
Huber’s Butchery: Rabbit Sausage, Hams, Christmas Stuffing & Quality Meats
Huber’s Butchery is a firm fave butchery well loved for its quality meat and huge selection of specialised meats on offer. New products this year include the rabbit sausage (60g/pc $42/kg), and small pork hams (1.9-2.6kg: $39-$45/kg) — the perfect ham for a smaller gathering when you don’t want to splash out on a massive Gammon. Something your Christmas table is definitely going to need: apple, cranberry and walnut stuffing (600g/pc,$19/pc) so shop now while stocks last! Put your Christmas order in (online too!) before 15th December 2018, 7pm for Christmas Turkeys, different types of stuffings (a must-have!), Chipolatas (another classic necessary treat for your Christmas spread), plus a good selection of ducks, venison, geese, hams, beef, and other Christmas goodies.
Huber’s Butchery, 22 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249677, Tel: (+65) 6737 1588, www.hubers.com.sg/christmas
Upmrkt: Alternatives to Turkey for all your Festive Needs
If Turkey isn’t your thing never fear we have found something that may well be just the ticket to complete your Christmas dinner at home! The folks over at Upmrkt supply deliciously fresh seafood like gourmet showstopper Whole Alaskan King Crab to bulk buy 3.6kg offers on Smoked Salmon Sockeye Lox (both from The Alaska Guys). If you are embracing Christmas in the tropics there’s always the full BBQ Christmas spread with Beef Ribeye Tomahawks, lamb, handmade sausages and more (from Baggie’s Biltong & Meats). There’s something for everyone at Upmrkt from vegan-friendly Organic French Farmer’s Market Produce (The Green Girl) to festive tipples like Craft Whiskeys & Gins (Spirits & Penance) not to mention great value bulk buy wine with Tasmanian Food & Wine and Winemasons. We have our eye on the real handmade wooden nutcracker! We will be good Santa, promise!
Marina Mandarin: Apple and Lime Bergamot Chocolate Yule Log, Roast Turkey and Hampers
Looking for an impressive edible centrepiece for your spread? Marina Mandarin Singapore celebrates the festive season with Christmas takeaway treats from Café Mocha. New savoury roasts this year include the Erdinger Roasted Whole Turkey and the Southeast Asian Heritage Spiced Roasted Whole Turkey. We are lusting after the sweet options, too — the Apple and Lime Bergamot Chocolate Yule Log, the Durian Mousse Yule Log, as well as the Tropical Fruit Bûche. Traditional favourites include the Glazed Boneless Ham with Gingerbread Spice, Slow-roasted 100- day Grain-fed Beef, Salmon En Croute as well as the Cranberry Chocolate Sacher Cake. These delicious treats are available from 19 November to 26 December 2018. Get an early bird discount from now until 2 December 2018, with 25% discount off all takeaway treats (except chocolate figurines and hampers) and 15% off all hampers. From 3 to 26 December 2018 you can also get a 15% discount off all takeaway treats (except chocolate figurines and hampers) and 10% off all Hampers.
Meat Club: Uncooked Turkey and Australian Hormone-Free Meats
Meat Club is one of Singapore’s most trusted suppliers of fresh (never frozen) beef and lamb, so they are a great go-to for buying meats and turkeys (available for Thanksgiving and Christmas) to cook at home this Crimbo! The Meat Club have expanded their range to include Cage Free Chicken, Grass Fed Beef, Hormone Free Lamb & Free Range Pork as well as sausages and fish, all snap frozen in Australia before being air freighted to Singapore and delivered to your door. Shopping for your whole meal in store? Know that Meat Club’s 100% Grass Fed Australian beef is now available at all Fairprice Finest outlets islandwide, too! What’s more, they’ve curated an enviable collection of recipes on their site by Singapore home-grown cooks and foodies, so you will be sure to spoil that special someone by a beautiful home cooked meal.
Sassy Mamas get $20 off with min spend of $80. Use code: SASSYDINE
Lush Platters: Ready-Made Festive Platters
Lush Platters brought the Australian ‘grazing’ sensation to Singapore. Think of them as your fairy godmother when it comes to hosting parties. They deliver ready made amazingly photogenic luxury platters, styled boxes and lavish grazing tables right to your door! This ain’t your average cheeseboard. Instead, Lush Platters source premium fresh produce, artisan cheese, charcuterie, dips and nuts that are arranged on huge wooden platters that look like a food stylist’s piece of art and make the most stunning Christmas (or any occasion!) centrepieces. And – good to know – Lush Platters are eco-conscious, with a commitment to using environmentally sustainable packaging and disposables, harvesting their own organic herbs and edible flowers where possible, and with little food wastage in preparation. Now you can nibble with a clear conscious!
Avo & Co: Fresh Veggies for the perfect Christmas meal
Looking for ideas for your festive menu? Check out Avo & Co.’s amazing selection of seasonal items! From sweet and nutty French Heirloom Potatoes to the prized Zucchini Blossoms…Jerusalem Artichokes and even Parsnips, there are so many gourmet veggies to pimp up your Christmas meal that the Turkey better watch out or it will be upstaged! When you order with Avo & Co. you can get a Preselected Seasonal Fruits & Veg Box or Build Your Own, and there is an option to add on antibiotic-free Fresh Poultry, Red Meat and Seafood too. We love the fact that helpful recipe cards are sent with your order to help make your cooking stress-free – that’s exactly what we need for Christmas cooking!
Sassy Mamas get 15% discount when they use code SASSY15
Expires 31 Dec 2018 and valid for first-time customers only.
Wine to Share: Affordable South Africa Wines
Looking for an affordable wine supplier to complete your Crimbo dinner (without breaking the bank)? Listen up! Wine to Share offers great value, fine wines from one of the oldest wine producing countries in the world…South Africa! South African wines tend to be heavily influenced by French wine-making styles, and therefore many of the award-winning SA wines stand up well to French Bordeauxs, Cote du Rhones, and Vouvrays, while remaining affordable. As Wine to Share is an online store, they are able to keep retail prices low compared bottle shops in town, making it a firm fave in our books! They run a Wine Club that combines the power of many to buy wines direct from South Africa to Singapore – so they consolidate everyone’s orders and buy great wines at wholesale prices, pass on our cost savings to you! Wines are priced from $25 for a great, easy-drinking Sauvignon Blanc, to $65 for their 96-point Bordeaux-style blend (which retails at one of the bottle shops in town for $86). Try out their Wine Sampler Case — a mixed case of whites and reds which has a two-tier pricing: regular ($198) and premium ($255).
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium: Roasted Assam Turkey, Matcha Yule Log Cake and more
Looking for a fuss-free Christmas party? Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium has a bounty of festive treats in store, from mouthwatering roasts like the traditional Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing to the newest festive creation by Executive Chef Chua Yew Hock, the Roasted Assam Turkey with marinated ginger flower and tamarind. Yum! There are plenty of options for completing your dessert spread, too, from two new stunning Yule Log Cakes; the Matcha Yule Log Cake and the refreshing Granny Smith & Coconut Yule Log Cake to Christmas stollen. Two Takeaway Christmas Packages are good for home gatherings of 12 – 15 persons so hosting a big group is no longer as much hard work as you thought!
Early Bird Discount of 25% when you order online before 9 December 2019
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Road Singapore 169075, www.holidayinnfestive.oddle.me/en_SG
Pan Pacific: Pacific Marketplace: Baked Eight Treasures Turkey, D24 Durian Pandan Log Cake and more
Take the hassle out of home cooking this Christmas with Pacific Marketplace’s decadent centrepieces from their array of gourmet roasts, including the new Baked Eight Treasures Turkey to the Master Butcher Kurt Roelli’s artisanal meats such as Bone-in Smoked US Beef Short Rib and signature Honey Glazed Ham. Smell that? It’s the sweet aroma of the Yuletide season with the Croquembouche-inspired Choco Choux Sapin Tart and three new log cake flavours – the decadent D24 Durian Pandan Log Cake, the swoon-worthy Strawberry Rhubarb Log Cake, and a classic favourite, the Gianduja Caramel Log Cake. If you are looking for a grab-and-go hamper, check out their Christmas bundles in two themes: the Heritage Christmas Bundle with the Baked Eight Treasures Turkey, D24 Durian Pandan Log Cake and Lotus Leaf Fried Rice and the Traditional Christmas Bundle featuring a Roasted Turkey with chestnut stuffing and cranberry sauce, Honey Glazed Ham and Gianduja Caramel Log Cake.
Enjoy 15% early bird savings for orders made from now until 30 November 2018.
From 12 November to 26 December 2018, order these festive goodies at Pacific Marketplace (level 1) or online here.
Dish the Fish: Sustainable Fish Delivered to your Door
If your family doesn’t do Turkey for Christmas then maybe seafood is the festive food for you!? Dish the Fish are a small family run New Age Fishmonger with a huge amount of respect for the products that they sell. They research where their fish comes from, whether it farmed fish or wild caught and ensure it is always hormone, steroid and antibiotic free. We like that you can order as much or little fish as you please and have Dish the Fish clean and cut it for you (butterfly, sliced or portioned for kids in vacuum sealed bags!). They deliver to your door chilled or frozen (or you can pick up at no cost and check out what they have fresh in for yourself). Think chilled Whole Shell Scallops, Fresh Oysters, Wild Salmon Sock Eye and locally farmed super fresh St John’s Sea Bass and more!
Dish the Fish, 154 West Coast Road, West Coast Plaza, #B1-22/23/24, Singapore 127371, www.dishthefish.com.sg
Coming from Botanic Gardens’s Halia – known for their modern European cuisine with a touch of Asian influence – the Christmas Gathering Menu on offer ($275+/5 pax or $$370+/8 pax
Halia at Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden Singapore Botanic Garden, 259569
*For bookings and/or enquiries, contact (+65) 8798 0180 or email [email protected]
Marks and Spencer: Christmas Hampers, Chocolates and Festive Nibbles
Any Brit will tell you that when they get the urge for festive shopping, first port of call is always Marks & Spencer! Known for their wide variety of chocolate gift boxes and biscuit tins, M&S pulls out all the festive cheer at Christmas with themed boxes and keep-sake tins, making it a a great spot for picking up gifts for teachers, co-workers and family alike! If you are hosting a large gathering, get M&S to help with the nibbles (Wheelock Place has a good selection of fresh items like cheese bites, smoked salmon, dips etc), plus there are mixed cheese trays and the obligatory minced pies and Christmas sweets. M&S do Christmas hampers as well!
Marks & Spencer, various stores in Singapore; 501 Orchard Road, #01-01 Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880, www.marksandspencer.com/sg
FairPrice On: Affordable Christmas Hampers, Meats, Goodies Delivered to you
FairPrice is one of our favourite stores to shop in – you can’t beat FairPrice Bukit Timah Plaza branch for the good variety of products, fresh foods, meat section, Tesco branded items and more! Prices here are more affordable than many other supermarkets, too. For Christmas they stock Roast Turkey at $49.50, free range Gammon Ham at $82.90; plus a huge choice of chocolate gift boxes and biscuits, Stollen and Mince Pies and more! Order online at FairPrice On, too (and be sure to click here for a $10 discount and free delivery!).
Amazon Prime: Online shopping delivered within 2 hours free*
Every parent knows the last minute panic of opening the fridge and having nothing to cook the kiddos for dinner! Enter Amazon Prime — online shopping delivered to your door within an hour (at cost) or within two hours (*free, with minimum shop spend of $40!). Also handy if you’ve just run out of nappies! So if you’re mid-Christmas lunch prepping and only just realised you’ve forgotten to buy potatoes/Christmas stuffing/gasp a wine opener, then download the Amazon Prime Now app to save you fumbling around on the day!
More Crimbo food inspo:
Christmas Hampers: Most hotels offer Christmas Hampers as well as festive take-aways; check out our round up of all the hotels Christmas offerings here.
Gingerbread Houses & Cakes: Baker & Cook does a cute gingerbread house for $38 as does Bakerzin, while The Sweet Spot at MBS has a Christmas Gingerbread House at $60 and The Shophouse at Shangri-La Singapore has a “Gingerbread Chalet” for $48. You’ll find lots of other Christmas treats from these spots, from gingerbread biscuits and Yule logs to Christmas cakes and stollen.
Cheese: Head to The Cheese Shop in Joo Chiat for cheese boards straight to your door.
Bulk buy foods: QB Foods in Jurong (they also deliver if your order is over $200). If you bulk buy deli items, dairy and dry goods it’s often cheaper than most supermarkets.
Gluten-free treats: Ryan’s Grocery stocks products for those with food intolerances, plus a range of organic meat.
Still can’t find what you are looking for?
Know that most of the big hotels that offer Christmas Dining have Festive Take-aways from pre-cooked Turkey to Christmas Cakes and more. Find out where here.
Read more: Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fairs in SG
Lead image: Pan Pacific Marketplace