There are so many reasons to love shopping online – including for the weekly groceries. For one thing, it saves on the time-consuming journey to a mall or a store – including the battle for a car park or the wait for public transport – and it means you don’t have to lug heavy groceries around the place. So, if you need some website recommendations, from premium meats to organic vino and imported snacks, we’ve sussed out our favourite online grocers of the moment. (There are a few tasty deals for you, too!)
Having recently undergone a website revamp, this family-owned business offers an online shopping experience that’s quick, easy and fuss-free – no more getting lost in rows upon rows of meats at the supermarket. On the homepage you’ll see well-organised meat categories – beef, veal, lamb, pork, poultry and sausages – that make navigation and shopping a breeze. Browse over 100 varieties of chilled and cured meats, cheeses and gourmet groceries, available both online and in-house. If you prefer visiting the store at Dempsey, don’t forget to stop by the bistro for a home-style brunch or dinner. There’s even a playground for the kiddos!
Psst! Got a last-minute crowd to entertain? Order before 12 noon to receive your goods the very next day, and get free delivery with a minimum purchase of $75 in one receipt.
If you think it’s hard to find organic produce here in Singapore, think again. This online grocer – which also has two physical stores – offers a ton of fresh, organic and ethical options. From fresh seafood to avos and acai tubs, Little Farms sources most of its goods from Australia, which are then air-freighted into Singapore multiple times a week for maximum freshness. We’re most excited about the newly arrived coconut yogurt from Bondi Yogurt, a Sydney-based, family-run business that prides itself for not using any additives. Made from pure coconut flesh and coconut water, this dairy-free alternative is available only in Little Farms. Tip: you can shop by categories including gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free – particularly helpful for those with a specific dietary restriction!
Psst! Enjoy free delivery if you spend more than $85 in a receipt, but be prepared for a two-day wait as goods are flown in direct from Australia.
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The Meat Club
Struggling to find time to get to the local butcher? Sick of making weekly meal plans? Solve all your meat woes with a regular meat pack from The Meat Club! The concept is simple: they deliver fresh (never frozen) Australian beef and lamb straight to your door. With the unique packaging technology, their products boast up to 28 days shelf life in your fridge (10 days for mince). Imagine returning home to fresh meat in the fridge, ready for a weekday stir fry or weekend steak party – now that is something worth checking out!
Build your own pack and select a one-off delivery or join them on the Auto Pilot plan, where you’ll get a meat pack every four weeks. With no lock in contract, there are no worries either – you can defer your order, modify your pack or cancel the plan whenever you wish.
Psst! Good news for all our readers: The Meat Club is offering you a free 500g portion of lean mince with your first order! Enter “EXPATLIVING” during checkout to redeem this exclusive freebie.
If you’re a long-time reader of our mag (hi, friend!), you’ll know that we love our wines as much as our meats. We can’t rave enough about this Italian wine retailer, which offers next-day delivery islandwide. Bacco Wines stocks an array of organic reds, whites, rosé, bubbles and dessert wines, imported from boutique wineries in Italy. Browsing their website, it’s clear these guys are serious about their vino. They offer customers detailed info about each wine sold – including grape variety, region and winery – and you won’t have to worry about the state of your orders, as the wines are transported and stored in temperature controlled conditions, with refrigerated vessels and cold warehouse storage.
Psst! Another deal, just for you! Enjoy free membership (worth $88) that gets you the best prices on wines and invites to wine tasting events. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and state that you’re an Expat Living reader to enjoy the offer.
With honestbee, you can shop from a wide range of supermarkets, farm-to-table and specialty stores on the app or website, then select a delivery timeslot as soon as one hour later or anytime within a one-week timeframe – talk about flexibility! The perfect solution for last-minute and stress-free shopping, this shopping service has been around in Singapore for two years. Locally, honestbee delivers from over 24 different stores ranging from FairPrice for everyday essentials to Hicjuice for cold-pressed juices to La Petit Depot for quality French products.
Need wine for a last-minute party? Grab a couple of bottles from Wine Connection and while you’re at it, some choccies from artisan chocolatier Anjali Chocolat, too. Delivery is free for orders over $50! After from doing your groceries, honestbee also delivers fresh meals to parts of Orchard, the CBD, River Valley and Bukit Merah! You can get your laundry done by the team, too.
Psst! Another discount code for all our readers: apply EXPATLIFE during checkout to get $15 off $60.
This friendly neighbourhood grocery, located in Binjai Park, Bukit Timah, is the only in Singapore to offer a comprehensive full-service organic butchery. It’s a one-stop shop where you can expect to find healthier options of organic, free-range and 100% grass-fed Australian beef and lamb, organic certified free-range pork, and hormone-free organic chicken. And a major plus – also on offer are organic fruits and vegetables, wines and cheeses, as well as gluten- and preservative-free produce from around the world.
Looking for a specific product? The Ryan’s Grocery website allows you to search with filters like gluten-free, wheat-free, yeast-free and organic – super convenient for anyone with specific allergies. We’re drooling over the fresh frozen blueberry muffins from Silly Yaks, which are free of wheat, gluten, yeast and nuts. Simply warm one up in the oven for a quick and fuss-free weekday breakfast!
Psst! Home delivery is free for purchases above $150, or you can pre-order groceries and self-collect your order.
Looking for premium, rare wines for a special occasion? The extensive selection at Fine Wines is any wine lover’s dream come true. Specialising in vintage Bordeaux and Burgundy wines, as well as some Italian and Spanish, this wine retailer takes pride in provenance, so you won’t have to worry about where each bottle came from or how it was shipped or stored. If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, there are regular wine tastings where you can get advice and recommendations from their friendly wine experts.
Exclusive wines are stocked here, too – the 2010 Chateau Moulin de la Grangere ($79), which won The Peak Magazine’s best value for money Bordeaux Blend last year, is a great pick. They’re currently planning to launch an online shopping cart, but in the meantime, you can order by sending an email to email@example.com or walk into their wine-cellar office.
Psst! Delivery is free for purchases $500 and above, otherwise it’s a flat rate of $30.
Zenxin Agri-Organic Food
Founded in Malaysia in 2001, this leading organic producer offers over 100 types of fresh vegetables and fruits from all over the world. Zenxin – which has a wholesale centre in Pasir Panjang – supports sustainable farming, growing more than 40 types of fresh produce in their certified organic farms in Malaysia. Top picks include mulberry tea leaves from Malaysia, pineapples from Thailand, avocados from Kenya, tomatoes from Holland and pears from Belgium. Spoilt for choice? Try their organic boxes ($35 for small, $65 for large), which gets you a variety of leafy greens, fresh roots, stems, seeds, fruits and more.
Psst! Enjoy free home delivery for orders over $150. You’ll get your order as soon as the next day!
Apart from fruits and greens, you can also get your juice fix here. Freshly cold pressed with organic fruits and vegetables, these nutrient-packed juices are immediately refrigerated in 250ml glass bottles. All the organic fruit and vegetables are air flown from Australia and reach the packing warehouse within two to three days of being picked off the tree or pulled from the ground – talk about freshness! There’s a decent selection of boxes to choose from, including the smoothie and juicing box ($75), and salad box ($50 to $70) for easy and healthy weeknight meals.
Psst! Enjoy free delivery for orders above $300, otherwise it’s $10 per delivery. Pick-ups are available, too!
Best known for their range of fresh, quality fruits, this online grocer sources straight from importers. Health nuts will love the selection of dried goods available, including quinoa, oats, muesli and guilt-free snacks from local brand Bruneus. Tangy Tangerines delivers fruit to the office, too. Nothing works better than a healthy pick me up on a work day!
Psst! Free delivery for orders above $80. Visit their retail store at Pasarbella!
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