We couldn’t be more grateful for online grocery shopping – no queuing or heavy bags! Check out our roundup of all the awesome online grocers in Singapore
Grocery shopping is a necessity that comes with its own set of struggles, making it the least favourite thing to do for some of us mamas – there are the crowds, the long queues, and the heavy lugging of the bags over to your car or taxi after checkout, among other things… So when you hear about the wonderful, magical world of online grocery shopping with its various delivery options (most times it’s free!), easy search and checkout functions, all without having to leave the house, it just makes sense. Read on below for a list of the top online grocers in Singapore that will save you trips to the store, mama!
Looking for quality red meat that’ll arrive right at your doorstep, mama? You can count on The Meat Club, which brings premium Australian beef and lamb to families all over Singapore. Founded by CEO David Beattie who was born and raised on a sheep farm in Western Queensland, you know you can trust them on the meat! It’s always fresh – never frozen – and comes vacuum packed in meal sized portions with no thawing necessary. The shelf life of their products in your fridge can be up to 28 days, ensuring freshness without the nasties. Buy your favourite meat à la carte or join the exclusive membership (capped to just 1,000 members!) and have your delicious racks and steaks delivered on AutoPilot: delivery every 4 weeks, with the option to modify, defer or cancel your order anytime! Halal products (all lamb cuts and beef sausages) also available!
Enter SASSYMAMA upon checkout to get a FREE 500g Rib Eye with any new order on AutoPilot!
The Meat Club, www.themeatclub.com.sg
You’ll find Singapore’s best selection of South African products and wine at African Market Place! Expect a wide range of wines, speciality grocery items, beverages and gourmet products, along with chips, cereals, spreads and spices. They’ve also got you covered for your next braai with frozen and pre-packaged meat! Everything’s on offer both in-store and online for convenient home delivery.
Get $10 off with the code SASSY10 when you make your first order online!
Avo & Co. prepares and delivers weekly fruit & veggie boxes (some organic and locally grown), full of the latest in-season produce bound to wow you. They also have a fab list of add-ons, like a variety of meat, growth hormone and antibiotics free chicken & barn eggs and cheeses from local suppliers! Boxes come with recipe cards for items that may be new to you, like French artichokes or zucchini flowers – so you’ll know exactly how to prepare them. Upon sign up, you’ll have the ability to pause your deliveries anytime for when you’re traveling or still finishing last week’s produce. No wastage! You’ll be happy to know they deliver everywhere on the island, from Sentosa to East Coast. Ice packs are in chiller bags to keep vegetables fresh, and when you’re not around when delivery is done, the bags are left at your doorstep.
Get a $15 discount when you check out for the first time by quoting BESASSY! Delivery is always free. Contact Clement at (+65) 9387 8067 or [email protected] to find out more.
Launched with the goal of bringing affordable, healthy eating to the average Singaporean (including home cooks, bakers and the fitness-conscious), Foodsterr was created by a group of savvy food industry vets who believe in providing only the best quality for themselves and their families — and they know how to get it at a good price. The result is a collection of goods sourced from top distributors all over the world that commit to high standards of food safety and quality – a true no-frills approach to healthy eating! Check it out for high quality food products like dried fruits, nuts, seeds, grains, superfoods, specialty flour and more. In addition to free shipping, south-side mamas will be glad to know they also have pickup options available from their store on Leng Kee Road!
Sassy Mama readers can get an exclusive 10% discount when they use promo code SASSY22!
With everything from specialty grocers to wineries and supermarkets, honestbee is your one-stop shop for all your household essentials, mama. They have their own highly-trained concierge shoppers doing the hard work for you, and will personally call you to inform if an item you’ve ordered is out of stock, and even suggest substitutes! Plus, check out their cool new Family Market, where products like diapers, formula and baby bath products can be up to 30% cheaper than in-store when you order online.
If you love Irish food, you’ll love Inish Bia! Translated as “food island” in Gaelic, Inish Bia is an Irish food and beverage company that brings the finest and freshest food from the Emerald Isle to your table in Singapore. Food and drink products available through Inish Bia are produced in small batches by artisan farmers and producers that use traditional farming methods and ingredients that are grown on family run farms ensuring the freshest, purest and tastiest products. Explore a wide range of organic and Gluten Free Foods such as Atlantic smoked fish (organic smoked salmon, mackerel and trout) and a range of high quality Irish farmhouse cheese, and a selection of the finest Irish alcohols and ciders – Vodka from Dingle Distillery, craft beer from Boyne Brewhouse – APA, Dortmunder Export and Sparkling Copper Ale, to name just a few.
Like Inish Bia’s Facebook Page and use code SASSYMAMA2017 for a 10% discount, valid until 31 August 2017!
Free delivery for all orders above $100!
Delivering only the highest quality sustainable meats and veggies to your doorstep, Sasha’s Fine Foods products are personally sourced by company founder (and former That Mama!) Sasha Conlan, who loves nothing more than taking off on sourcing trips to explore far-flung farms and fisheries in her pursuit of the finest quality unsullied meats and sustainable seafood. You can rest assured that everything is free from growth hormones and antibiotics, mama.
Sasha’s Fine Foods, www.sashasfinefoods.com
This is the newest player on the online grocery scene, having only launched in late July 2017, but it’s sure to be a biggie. We covered what we liked and didn’t like in our initial review: on the plus side you get free 2-hour delivery with a $40 spend, prices are competitive, and there’s a wide selection of non-grocery items like toys, homewares and school supplies. On the downside you can only order via phone app, the grocery selection is disappointingly limited (not even and organic section), and the overall inventory still pales in comparison to what you’d find on the real Amazon. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that these will resolve themselves in the months to come, mama!
Looking for an ethical yet premium quality alternative to your groceries, mama? Straits Market supports sustainable farming, traceability, hormone- and antibiotic-free produce, harvesting according to order and a farm-to-table approach. After a successful search for other farms locally and in neighbouring countries that share the same philosophy, this online grocer is now able to bring fresh produce straight to your doorstep, with essentials such as responsibly-farmed fish, organic beef, organic vegetables and more.
Straits Market, www.straitsmarket.com
One of Singapore’s leading growers and distributors of organically grown produce, you only need to order $35 worth of produce to qualify for free delivery (bonus!). With 60 different varieties of organic fruits and vegetables to choose from, this is a family run business with a super friendly owner (we’ve ordered before and were very happy with the customer service!). You can also pick and choose which produce you’d like so you don’t end up with any random disliked vegetable in your order.
$20 minimum order required. Free delivery for orders over $30! Orders less than $30 incur a $10 delivery fee.
Best Organic Food, www.bestorganicfood.sg
If your mini munchkins love their meat as much as they (hopefully) love their fruit and vegetables, it’s worth placing an order with the ladies at The Fishwives. Delivering fully traceable, hormone, antibiotic, vaccine, and GM-free seafood, meat and poultry, you can rest assured that your family is eating some of the freshest and safest meat around. Orders can only be placed once a month (which guarantees freshness), while poultry can be ordered once a week so it pays to be organised mama and put your order in early!
Free delivery for orders over $180!
The Fishwives, www.thefishwives.com
Ordering from Singapore’s very own organic farm makes it feel like you’re ordering from your own local farmer! Growing mostly Asian greens, fruits and herbs, we also love their condiments and imported spreads and grains, all really inexpensive and a convenient way to get wholesome, organic food into the family diet. You can also show your littlies how their food is grown by bringing them down to the farm for a fun family day out (it’s best to call ahead to organise a time).
Green Circle Eco-farm, 41 Neo Tiew Road , Singapore 719028, Tel: (+65) 9678 0988, www.greencircle.com.sg
Although based in the US, iHerb offers such affordable shipping costs, you can order your favourite healthy foods, snacks, supplements and beauty products and have them delivered to your door in Singapore at a much better price. We’re huge fans of their chia seeds, perfect for giving mama that much needed energy boost!
$4 shipping cost for packages under 4 pounds in weight. 4-5 days for delivery
Kenny started out only delivering groceries to families across Singapore – just like having your own personal courier. But now, you can order everything from day-to-day household items to booze and even pet food! They also have same-day delivery available.
Kenny Grocery, www.kennygroceryonline.com
Boasting an impressive selection of pantry goods like dried beans, flours, rice and pasta, as well as a huge range of fresh produce with most having been sourced from local farms near Singapore, these guys know how to get you the good stuff. They also stock a good range of products for babies and children, including organic snacks and treats – perfect for stocking up the pantry so you’ll always have a supply of healthy treats on hand for when hungry tots start nagging for a snack. They also have a store within walking distance from Great World City, so if you’re in the area you can drop by to shop in person.
As one of Singapore’s biggest online supermarkets, if it’s not fresh or frozen you’ll most likely find what you’re looking for here. While we may not eat huge amounts of canned foods ourselves, we love this store for ordering those heavy items that are a pain to drag home, especially when you’ve also got a baby and pram to contend with! Ideal for bulk orders, RedMart makes it easy to order a supply of laundry detergent, cleaning products, toilet paper and nappies and have them delivered straight to your door. Easy peasy!
These guys pride themselves on delivering high quality organic produce that is carefully sourced from Australian suppliers and delivered fresh to your door. Here you’ll find a great selection of super fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as other pantry staples like cereals, flours, tea and coffee and oils. If you want to add a splash of excitement to the weekly shop, order one of their fruit and veg boxes – whilst you generally can’t select everything that will be included (that’s the excitement mama!) you can request for certain disliked veg to be left out. We’ve ordered a box before and had to say we were most impressed with their huge head of kale – we might even go so far as to say it’s the best kale in Singapore!
SG Organic, 315 Outram Road, Tan Boon Liat Building #14-02, Singapore 169074, www.sgorganic.sg
One of Singapore’s largest organic online supermarkets, you’ll be spoilt for choice with a wide range of household goods, beauty products, fresh produce and eco-conscious baby care items. They also have a stand-alone store in Orchard, so if you are ever in the area you can always pop in to pick up your groceries (although we’d much prefer to make life super easy and just order online!)
583 Orchard Road #B1-05/09 Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884, Tel: (+65) 6854 7399
290 Orchard Road #B1-20A Paragon, Singapore 238859, Tel: +65 6854 7390
If your family loves snacking on fruit, you’ll definitely want to check out this shop that specialises in fresh, in-season and handpicked fruits; this fruit-only store stocks only the best quality produce, mama. Whilst many kids frown at their greens, fruit can be an easy way to get nutrients into them (it’s the sweet flavour that they really love). Try making your own green shakes at home by blending together fruit with a bit of spinach. They won’t taste the greens, plus it nourishes their body and is so yummy. Order online if you’d prefer to save a trip out of the house.
Tangy Tangerines, Pasar Bella at The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994, www.tangytangerines.sg
This cute little store is definitely worth a visit, if only for the little playhouse with toys – perfect for keeping the littlies happy whilst you shop! If you’re not in the area (or your kids are not easily wooed with promise of new toys to play with) you can easily order your groceries online instead. They carry everything from dried pantry goods, to healthy snacks and fresh fruit and vegetables – all products are organic and of impressive quality.
The Organic Grocer, 17 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238966, www.theorganicgrocer.com
Delivering organic goodness right to your door, this large organic farm in Johor Bahru is a popular one amongst families for its farm visits and veggie boxes. You can order online from their huge range of fresh produce, dried goods, beverages, condiments, beauty and household products. In Singapore, they have a wholesale centre that’s open to the public (if you prefer to see you veggies before you buy them), as well as supplying fresh fruit and vegetables to many of the supermarkets here.
Zenxin Farm, Block 14 Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre #01-25, Singapore 110014, Tel: (+65) 6779 7839 / 6778 7369, www.organicdelivery.sg
Your go-to supermarket for all your shopping needs – from super-affordable to gourmet and specialty finds – is online! Shopping on the site has never been more fuss-free, with a flat-rate delivery fee of $12 for orders under $6o and $7 for orders over $60.
Cold Storage, www.coldstorage.com.sg
One of the largest grocery retailers in Singapore, it’s a good choice if you’re looking to stock up on your everyday staples at really good prices. With stores dotted around the island, the Killiney Road location is a Sassy Mama fave – and now they’re also online!
The ultimate Singapore hypermarket, you can get everything you’ll ever need (plus much more!) under one roof. With wallet friendly prices and a massive selection, this is your budget super store – you can even pick up reasonably priced electrical goods, stationary and outdoor goods here.
This Japanese supermarket sells a great selection of Japanese condiments, tofu and shirataki noodles (for the carb-concious) as well as all your other daily household needs.
Meidi-Ya Supermarket, 177 River Valley Road, #B1-50 Liang Court, Singapore 179030, www.meidi-ya.com.sg
We’re kind of nerds about sustainable seafood, and this awesome seafood shop is one of the only places we know in Singapore where you can get yourself wild-caught salmon (for more about the benefits of wild vs. farmed salmon, click here). The shop is actually run by some former Alaskan fishermen (just like the guys on The Deadliest Catch!); you can also nab yourself fabulous King Crab, Cod, Halibut, Shrimp and other regional products.
$20 delivery fee applies for orders below $200.
The Alaska Guys, 201 Telok Kurau Road #01-05 Kurau Court, 423910, www.thealaskaguys.com
A family business run by Swiss butcher Ernst Huber and his two Singaporean sons, Huber’s at Dempsey is a one-stop shop for premium meats and gourmet groceries, importing the finest meats from around the world like Australian Grass-Fed Angus, Iberico Ham from Spain, Hungarian sausage, Canadian Kurobata Pork and much more. It’s also got Singapore’s largest cheese selection, with over 100 varieties from Switzerland, Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Australia. Fondue party, anyone? To top it off, they’ve got heaps of fresh veggies flown in from Australia and are the exclusive purveyors of a number of gourmet brands from Oz and Europe covering everything from granola to chocolates.
Huber’s Butchery, 22 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249679, Tel: (+65) 6737 1588, www.hubers.com.sg
Lead image courtesy of The Meat Club. Brought to you in partnership with The Meat Club, Foodsterr, Honestbee, Straits Market, Inish Bia and African Market Place.