Does this sound familiar? You love the idea of eating wholesome, home-cooked meals, but finding the time to prepare them is a constant struggle.
One of my favorite tips for creating healthy meals is to create a kitchen that you enjoy spending time in. You’ll be more willing to bake your own wholemeal muffins when you have everything you need at your fingertips. Luckily for us, Singapore has some great kitchenware shops with tools, fun gadgets, platters and accessories that inspire and motivate us to get back into the kitchen!
Here’s our list of the 10 Best Kitchenware Shops from secret, tucked-away holes in the wall, to sprawling, modern kitchenware boutiques!
1. Lemon Zest
Who ever said a functional kitchen shouldn’t be a beautiful kitchen too? This little shop is a treasure trove for the kitchen lover! Sassy Mama tip: If you’re planning your kiddo’s birthday, definitely checkout this shop for party ideas. The great thing too is that it’s located in Holland Village, where you can spend a whole afternoon walking, shopping and eating. There’s also a supermarket and wet market nearby, so if you are inspired to start cooking right away, you’ll have everything you need!
43 Jalan Merah Saga, Chip Bee Gardens #01-80, Holland Village, Singapore 278115
Tel: (+65) 6471 0566
Sunday – Thursday: 10am to 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 10am to 10pm
2. Pantry Magic
This new Bukit Timah branch (they’ve moved from their Chinatown location) is a shop to bring the whole family to! It’s located in Pasar Bella, the new farmer’s market full of shops, fresh food and family atmosphere. Also check out all of the enrichment programs on offer in the same building – that way while your kiddo learns and plays – you can nip down to Pantry Magic where you’ll find the most charming and stylish kitchenware tools!
Pantry Magic has since been taken over by LemonZest and now occupies the space at Pasarbella — woo hoo!
LemonZest @ PasarBella @ The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road , Singapore 287994
Tel: (+65) 6467 0977
Daily 9:30am to 7:00pm
3. Sia Huat
On this street you’ll find a strip of kitchenware shops that cater to domestic kitchens and restaurant kitchens alike – it’s pretty fun seeing pots big enough to sit in! Basically, any and everything that a kitchen needs in order to function will be found here! This is not a kid-friendly store – there’s too many people, sharp objects and glass – not a good combination if you’re of a nervous disposition. Plan to come alone or with friends.
No. 7, 9 & 11 Temple Street, Singapore 058559
Tel: (+65) 6223 1732
Monday – Friday: 8.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Closed on Sunday and public holidays
4. Kitchen Story
Dressed in pajamas, and from the comfort of your couch, you can shop online for gourmet cookware, bakeware and more. The best part is that they deliver straight to your door, which is great considering just how heavy those cast iron skillets are!
Online Shop: http://www.kitchenstorysg.com/
This is the Ikea of kitchenware shops! A huge warehouse-size store, with everything that you’ve always wanted… and never knew you wanted too! For Saturday morning pancakes, we love their pancake skillets, which create cute little imprints on them! There’s a lot to see and if you visit the shop with your kids, there’s a restaurant with a children’s menu to keep little ones happy! Just make sure not to leave without first going upstairs to Originals to check out some amazing furniture too!
896 Dunearn Road 01-01A, Singapore 589472
Tel: (+65) 6219 7077
Monday – Friday: 11.00am to 9.00pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: 10:00am to 9:00pm
6. Howard’s Storage World
If your idea of a good time is creating a well organized pantry, then this is your store! Here you’ll find different systems and containers to help you achieve a pantry worthy of the best interior decorating magazines! They also have great solutions for all the other spaces in your home.
Various locations (check website for details) including:
#B1-29 Star Vista, Singapore
Tel: (+65) 6694 3971
Email: [email protected]
Sundays – Thursdays: 10am to 10pm
Fridays, Saturdays & Eve of Public Holidays: 10am to 11pm
7. Crate & Barrel
Warning: you may need to find inner strength before entering this store – trust me, the minute you walk in, you’ll want to buy everything! Crate & Barrel has the most beautiful selection – from cookware to serving ware and more! With these pieces, you might actually feel willing to start planning a dinner party…
ION, #04-21/22, #03-25, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Tel: (+65) 6634 4222
Daily 10am – 9pm
Whoever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Remember when you bake it yourself – you can always make it healthier. If you want to do more baking, this boutique makes it fun! You’ll find a huge selection of baking tools, sprinkles and toppings that will even make a wholemeal cupcake taste good! Be prepared, if you bring your kids, they will want you to buy everything!
182 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229853
Tel: (+65) 6100 2253
Mondays to Saturdays: 9am – 7pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
This is a good shop to find nuts, quality butters and flours to bake your cakes – plus a range of tins, pans and boxes to store them in! I was happy to find a big bag of hazelnuts at a great price – which I used to make a nut-butter and in my homemade granola! This is probably not a shop your kids will love, but if they get antsy, you can always tempt them with the promise of home-baked cupcakes!
Blk 10 Haig Rd, #01-363/365, Singapore 430010
Tel: (+65) 6742 8388
Monday – Saturday: 9am to 9pm
Sunday: 9am to 6pm
A Singapore institution, with several locations around the island – you’ll find everything you need for baking, from ingredients to tools, plus all the fun stuff in between to make it special! Unless your kids enjoy shopping, there’s not much there for them to do. Phoo-Huat is like a grocery store, but for baking. They will however enjoy what you end up making at home!
Several locations, all around the island.
So mama, are you inspired to get back in the kitchen again?