So you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to eat more healthily, but now you’re finding it hard to stick to. We hear you! That’s why we’re letting you know about a few of our favourite stores to help make meals healthier and tastier.
Oh My Goodness!
This local food company specialises in making gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar-free food delicious, affordable and accessible to all. Whether you have a food allergy or you just want to eat better, the online shop offers a wide range of items that are delicious, while also being healthier.
You can start stocking up on your pantry staples with the range of breads; one musthave is the gluten-free Gollybells ($8.90), a walnut bread that’s available as rolls and loaves. The perfect accompaniment to soups and sandwiches, this high-protein bread serves as a yummy and nutritious addition to any meal. For a vegan and nutfree alternative, try the Gollybuck ($10.90) – it’s made of buckwheat.
Having friends over? Throw a fun pizza party at home using vegan and gluten-free pizza bases ($9.90 for two); they only take eight to 12 minutes in the oven to prepare. And don’t forget to add on an order of the signature dark chocolate loaf cake ($17.90), a gluten- and dairy-free treat for any time of the day. This super moist, melt-in-the-mouth cake is tried and loved by the EL team!
Oh My Goodness! products are available online, as well as in selected cafés and gourmet grocers. Delivery is free for orders $35 and above; for anything under, delivery costs $5.99.
One way to ensure you’re eating well is to prepare your meals at home. For fresh, premium and organic groceries that are ethically sourced, visit Little Farms. The online store – which also has four physical stores and one seated café – is popular for carrying a wide range of high-quality food items sourced from local producers and imported from Australia, Europe and the US.
From fresh Hass avocados for your next brekkie, to vegan and dairy-free treats, the store consistently updates its range of products for variety. One new addition is Sustenir Agriculture, a local vertical farm that grows seasonal crops like kale and arugula (rocket) all year round.
You can shop by categories including organic veggies, dairy-free goodies and meat alternatives – particularly helpful for those with a specific dietary restriction or preference. Fresh from the butcher at the Valley Point store, poultry, meats and sausages are also available. Delivery is free when your order is $100 and above, and same-day delivery is available when you place your order before 10am.
Four locations island-wide littlefarms.com
This easy-to-use online platform acts like a global farmer’s market. Shop farm-fresh produce at wholesale rates; we’re talking everything from premium cuts of organic grass-fed Australian beef to farm-fresh organic produce for your next meal prep. The best part? Prices are wholesale as everything is sourced directly from the suppliers. That means you save when you buy more. You can expect to pay 30 to 50 percent less than at local bricks-and-mortar supermarkets and specialty online grocers!
After your order is placed, OpenTaste collects the products from the producers worldwide. Once in Singapore, each customer’s order is repacked at a collection centre before delivery. Your order is delivered to your doorstep within 36 hours of placing your order. 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.
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This article first appeared in the January 2021 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!