Whether you’re want to fire up the barbecue for the family or grill some good steaks for a date night at home, here are some of the top meat shops and gourmet butchers in Singapore that offer free delivery with a minimum order. From juicy pork sausages and premium wagyu steaks to free-range chicken and meat for barbecue read on to find out where to shop the best meats online and in store.
Best gourmet butchers in Singapore
Little Farms’ Butcher Counter
If you need steak on a whim, Little Farms’ Butcher Counter offers a variety of high-quality cuts of meat ranging from grass-fed to free range, and sourced from award-winning family farms in Australia.
The wide range of offerings include chicken cordon bleu, grass-fed yearling beef scotch fillet, minced lamb, chicken shazliks, sausages and more You can shop online or drop by either of their outlets where these experienced butchers in Singapore can help you choose the perfect cut. Free delivery applies for online orders $100 and above; same-day delivery is available when you place your order before 11am from Monday to Saturday.
• #01-20 Valley Point Shopping Centre, 491 River Valley Road
• #01-01 Katong Point, 451 Joo Chiat Road
This place is part butchery and part restaurant, offering a one of the best selections of aged and non-aged cuts of steak in Singapore, along with wine and cheese from across the globe. If you’re planning a party, take a look at the curated selections of meats for barbecue and charcuterie platters at the online store; these are ideal for groups of up to six people. Meanwhile, popular favourites include the ribeye, porterhouse, bone-in and tomahawk cuts. You can also savour the same cuts of meat charcoal-grilled at the CAVEMEN Restaurant & Bar right next door.
Free delivery for online orders of $80 and above with same-day delivery available from Tuesday to Sunday. First delivery is at 1.30pm and last delivery is at 8.30pm
#01-09 One Dusun Residences, 1 Jalan Dusun
Want to add a roast to your repertoire of dinner classics? The experts at Meat Co. online butchers have prepared a selection of ready-rolled, tied and seasoned centre-cut roasts. Because most of the work is done, you’ll be able to pop these in an oven and have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes. If you’re cooking for a smaller group, roasts suitable for three or four people can be requested. Beef, pork and lamb rolls are also available.
Next-day free delivery is available for orders above $80. 57 Quality Road
Sasha’s Fine Foods
If you’re looking for one of the best selections of steak delivered in Singapore along with your other grocery needs, Sasha’s Fine Foods is one online butcher you’ll want to visit. Sasha works only with farms that she has personally visited, and the inspirational farmers and their sustainable practices make for some exquisite cuts. You’ll find something for every palate, whether it’s grass-fed Angus steak, succulent New Zealand free-range lamb, organic Welsh beef or an Iberico Pluma steak for a simple midweek steak and chips.
Order by 1pm for delivery before dinner, Monday to Saturday.
This online butchery specialises in grassfed Australian beef and has everything you need for a delicious steak dinner or barbecue. Owner Emma Pike recommends the ribeye as one of the best “no-fail” meats for barbecue that are easy to find in Singapore. The fat running through the meat makes it flavourful, tender and hard to overcook. But, if you’re watching your calories, the tenderloin comes recommended as a leaner cut that’s still tender.
Farmer’s Market sources its beef from farms on the southern coast of Australia and in New Zealand and chooses grass-fed beef as it’s leaner, tastier and higher in nutrients than intensively farmed beef. All the meat is 100 percent traceable from the farm gate to your plate and guaranteed free of hormones and antibiotics.
Home delivery is available island-wide five days per week, with free delivery on orders over $100.
Looking for butchers in Singapore with allergen free products? Sebastian and Wendy Chia founded Ryan’s Grocery when they learnt of their son’s intolerance to gluten, dairy, nuts and other foods. After struggling to find allergen-free products, they created Singapore’s only full-service organic butchery and allergen friendly store.
Environmentally conscious shoppers will find a wide variety of gourmet cuts of meat that are certified organic, free-range and carbon-neutral. The butchery also offers a selection of ready-to-cook items including classics like beef Wellington and premarinated kebabs. You can also shop a range of over 20 sausages. Next-day delivery is available at $10 for orders above $80 received before 2pm.
Free delivery for orders $120 and above.
• 29 Binjai Park
• 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #B1-144/145
A favourite amongst local and expat families, Huber’s Butchery has established itself as a go-to specialty store for all things meat. If you’re a fan of lamb, try Margra lamb. This premium meat is from the pasture-raised Australian White breed of sheep. The result of years of careful breeding and research involving over 20,000 embryo transfers, this special breed has elevated levels of Omega-3 long-chain fatty acids and is exclusively available at the butchery. The meat boasts fine micro-marbling and thick subcutaneous fat, making its taste and texture superior to many of its counterparts on the market. Need more reason to try? Margra lamb ambassador and Australian celebrity chef Mark Best proclaims that it’s the best lamb he’s ever eaten!
Also available at Huber’s Butchery are Brisbane Valley Protein quails from Australia – the largest table quails in the world. Derived from the Coturnix Quail variety, the super-sized quails are the result of careful selection over time by Hunter Valley farmer Charlie Scott, who painstakingly picked bigger quails and effectively developed his own breed after 30 years. Instead of the usual 180 to 200 grams, these birds weigh 300 to 400 grams each, making them easier to cook and more enjoyable to eat. Raised in large, naturally ventilated barns in Queensland, the birds are also hormone and antibiotic-free. Purchase them at Huber’s Butchery or try them at Morsels, winner of World Gourmet Summit Restaurant of the Year in 2017.
22 Dempsey Road
6737 1588 | hubers.com.sg
This online platform gives consumers in Singapore the opportunity to shop perishable products from around the globe at wholesale prices. Prices here are often 30 to 50 percent lower than in supermarkets and specialty online grocers; plus, they’ll deliver your items within 36 hours of ordering.
For meats, a must-try is the Black Angus ground beef from Australia ($5.99 for 250g). Free of hormones and antibiotics, the free-range beef is a delicious and versatile addition to a wide range of dishes, including tomato-based pastas, easy stir-fries, and meatballs. There’s also a neat selection of premium grass-fed wagyu for days when you want to treat yourself (or your date!) with an indulgent home-cooked meal. Top tip: do your shopping by category – the meats are split into different groups like fresh poultry, frozen meat and sausages, which makes navigation a breeze.
Delivery details: Premium members (from $29.99 per year) get unlimited free delivery on all orders over $49, plus a two percent reward on all purchases and two free samples. For non-premium members, delivery is free on orders with bulk items over $150 and orders without bulk items over $49. Smaller orders cost between $4.95 to $6.95 to deliver; refer to the online store for more details.
Alongside its range of seafood, The Fishwives has a butchery section that offers an excellent range of Australian grass-fed beef, New Zealand lamb and certified free-range pork from Gooralie and Borrowdale in Australia. For the latter, the pigs have full access to the outdoors, as well as fresh water and feed. This results in all-natural pork products that are flavourful, succulent and ethically produced.
If you love lamb, check out Te Mana Lamb from New Zealand, sold exclusively at The Fishwives. The superior sheep specifically feed on the pastures of the New Zealand high country, and the meat is known to be higher in omega-3 and marbling than regular lamb.
Cape Grim beef, raised on nothing but rich pastures, is another meaty pick. For a decadent date night at home, Altair wagyu combines the marbling and sumptuous texture of traditional wagyu with the clean minerality of pasture-raised cattle. This unique breeding creates a luxurious melt-in-your-mouth flavour.
Order at least $100 to enjoy free delivery! Delivery is six days a week.
#01-05B Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road
6464 8384 | thefishwives.com
How to cook a tomahawk steak!
After getting a prime cut of steak from some of the best butchers in Singapore, the next step is cooking it! Grilling a quality piece of meat is, for some people, an intimidating prospect. But making a great steak at home is easy! All you really need is some seasoning and a meat thermometer to hit the perfect doneness. Here’s a quick guide to cooking a tomahawk (a thick bone-in ribeye) from the grill gurus at Weber.
- Heat an outdoor grill or preheat your oven to 190°C.
- Season the steaks generously with salt and pepper, using about one teaspoon per 450 grams of steak.
- Sear the steak for three to four minutes on each side.
- Transfer the steak to a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven until the steak reaches an internal temperature of 52°C. This will take about 30 minutes, but use a meat thermometer for best results.
- Let the steak rest for five to ten minutes before serving
- How to tell when your steak is done: 50°C rare; 55°C medium rare; 60°C medium; 65°C medium well; 70°C well done.
- Don’t have a grill? No problem! Sear your steak on the stove before placing it in the oven. Use a large heavy skillet, preferably cast iron.
- If you want to keep your steak in the grill to finish cooking, you’ll need to cook over indirect heat. Keep the lid of the grill closed and adjust the flames to keep the temperature at 200°C.
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This article first appeared in the October 2020 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase a copy or subscribe so you never miss an issue!