Whether you’re a new expat here or you’re moving here soon, you’ve probably heard “Cold Storage” or “FairPrice” being mentioned in terms of supermarkets in Singapore. In fact, there are plenty of grocery stores and supermarkets here for picking up quality produce – and online groceries for delivery if that’s easier. Some focus on price (cheap), others specialise in premium meat, international fresh fruit or organic choices.
Grocery Stores, Online Groceries and Supermarkets in Singapore
Singapore has seen a growing demand for artisanal, curated, all-natural food offerings in recent years, and Little Farms has been continuously expanding to meet that demand, following the opening of its first store in Valley Point Shopping Centre in February 2016. Buying directly from farms and suppliers where possible, the company has built long-standing relationships with independent suppliers and farmers, so it can ensure peak freshness and full traceability are maintained from farm to store.
Over the years, this approach – and the unique selection of products on offer – has won Little Farms plenty of fans, from parents to millennials and other food-loving, health-conscious consumers looking to stock their kitchens with delicious and nutritious items. The handselected range of pantry and fresh produce includes organic, glutenfree, free-range, vegan and ketogenic offerings, sold in convenient locations around Singapore as well as online.
Sasha’s Fine Foods
Singapore’s first online grocer, Sasha’s Fine Foods has continually delivered an extensive range of carefully sourced, quality products from farmers, fisheries and producers in Singapore and across the world.
The website is also designed with the customer in mind, allowing for a stress-free shopping experience. Recent upgrades include being able to add to your order after you’ve checked out, the ability to purchase directly from their extensive recipe pages and even faster same day delivery and dietary filters.
The quality of produce at Sasha’s is matched by the quality of delivery. You can order before 1pm for delivery before dinner in convenient carbon-neutral delivery slots where you’ll be told the exact time of arrival and when your goodies are on the way!
BeepBeep! – groceries delivered in 20 minutes
Promising to be the fastest delivery service in town, customers can order their groceries on their phone and have them delivered straight to their door within 20 minutes of ordering. BeepBeep! offers a wide range of products, from fresh produce to pantry staples. These include international and expat favourites that may not be readily available in supermarkets in Singapore as well. Fresh juices, cut fruits, cheeses, cold cuts, pastas and more are also available at very reasonable prices. With a focus on quality and convenience, BeepBeep! is quickly gaining popularity among busy individuals and families who want to save time. The BeepBeep! app can be downloaded from the App/Play Store.
Avo & Co.
Avo & Co. was started by two brothers back in 2017 after they found that the fresh produce on offer simply wasn’t up to their standards! In addition to poor quality vegetables, they felt that there was a lack of variety, so they set out to offer a more interesting selection.
While you can shop for specific fruits and vegetables, decision-weary customers can opt for a weekly box that features exciting combinations of seasonal produce – you can even select specific Asian and organic vegetable options.
The seasonal boxes are incredibly flexible and you can pause orders at any time and even swap out items that you’re not so keen on. The other good news is that Avo & Co. uses environmentally-friendly paper packaging.
OpenTaste – organic groceries at good prices
This online platform acts as a “global farmer’s market”, giving consumers in Singapore the opportunity to shop everything from coconuts from Thailand to pasta from Italy, alongside grass-fed Australian beef cuts and the makings of a charcuterie board straight from Spain. What’s more, the products are sold at a wholesale rate. Though the site doesn’t offer every single item you’d need in your daily life (you’ll have to order your bulk toilet paper elsewhere!), the website does have a broad range of fresh, perishable products, both organic and non-organic, at hard-to-resist prices.
After your order is placed, OpenTaste collects the products from 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.
Big Supermarkets in Singapore
FairPrice supermarket in Singapore and online groceries
FairPrice Finest has at least 15 outlets around major shopping centres and offers a wide selection of Western, Asian and local brands. At this Singapore supermarket chain, you’ll find fruit and vegetables, organic produce, meat, poultry, fresh sushi (our healthy lunchtime fave!), fresh seafood, alcohol and more. FairPrice (without the Finest) grocery stores are also dotted all over the island. Smaller than their ‘Finest’ counterpart, they stock fewer Western brands and are therefore cheaper. Get a FairPrice store loyalty card to accrue points which are redeemable against purchases.
Cold Storage online groceries and supermarket in Singapore
Cold Storage has 48 grocery stores and many are located in areas with large expat communities. It stocks a large range of international brands (even a Waitrose line!), alongside fresh organic produce, as well as a full range of seafood, meat, alcohol, fresh fruit and vegetables, bread and more. You can use your EZ-Link Passion card to accrue points here, too. Free delivery if you order a minimum of $59.
Sheng Siong Grocery Store
These supermarkets in Singapore tends to fly under the radar, as its 50 or more stores are largely tucked away in the ‘heartland’ areas. Aside from very competitive prices, the main reason to visit is Sheng Siong is the huge selection of quality fresh seafood, including frogs and live lobsters. It also stocks Western brands including dairy, alcohol, packaged food, toiletries and essential household products.
Giant Supermarkets in Singapore
From large hyper-marts to small convenience stores, Giant supermarkets can be seen in most regions. This is a very competitively-priced supermarket in Singapore offering fresh food and groceries. Some outlets also sell general merchandise, including clothing, furniture, toys, stationery and more. While cheap, Giant stocks a very limited range of international products.
More grocery store options and online groceries
Foodpanda – a massive choice of groceries delivered in 30 minutes
We could all use a bit of joy following a long day of working, right? Squeezing past the crowds in supermarket aisles doesn’t sound like an ideal way to unwind after a tiring day! Pandamart (by foodpanda) allows you to prioritise your much needed me-time and skip all the hassle of grocery shopping by taking it online.
There’s a massive selection of over 5,000 products where you can find almost everything that you’ll need, from fresh produce and snacks, to health and beauty essentials, and even baby and pet products – all from the comfort of your home. What’s more, this service is available islandwide and around-the-clock!
Farmer’s Market – shop online meat and seafood at reasonable prices
If you care where your produce comes from, and want to be guaranteed that your food is free from hormones and antibiotics, this online butcher has you covered. Farmer’s Market was started by an Aussie mum living in Asia; her personal quest was to find decent quality meat and seafood at reasonable prices. The online store has grown to supply health-conscious families across Hong Kong and Singapore with sustainably farmed, natural, affordable meat and seafood.
Specialties include restaurant-quality, grass-fed, Australian beef and lamb for delicious family roasts and barbecues. For everyday family dinners, try the hormone-free beef mince, handmade sausages, tasty free-range chicken and sustainably farmed salmon. The business strives to provide top-notch customer service and speedy delivery, so you may well find that once you try it, you’ll don’t look back!
Meat Co. – free range and hormone-free meat
Meat Co. is an online butchery offering restaurant-standard chicken, lamb, beef and pork. With over 20 years of experience supplying to restaurants and hotels in Singapore, you can expect the same high-quality meats from Australia, New Zealand and the US, delivered directly to your home. The team sources from small-scale producers and farmers that practise ethical farming. On the site you’ll find a fab variety of premium meats like free-range, barley-fed and hormone-free Wanderer beef from Australia, as well as organic free-range chicken from New Zealand farm Bostock Brothers.
Another popular launch is the range of 100 percent natural sausages, handmade in-house with natural casings, meat and spices. These sausages are nitrite-free and freshly made in small batches using the same ethically sourced meat you see on the site. We got an eye on them for our next barbecue!
Enjoy free next-day delivery when you spend above $80 and when you order before 2pm.
Purely Fresh – online groceries from wet and dry markets
Behind this online grocer is a team of entrepreneurs who have owned a variety of wet and dry markets since 1998. Everything you see on the site is sourced from reliable suppliers, farmers and distributors who value sustainable and hygienic production processes. The products are inspected by hand and checked for quality and freshness, before they’re packed and delivered. From healthy greens, seafood and meat to kitchen essentials, you’re bound to find what you need from the vast variety of items online.
Liked your fresh fish sliced, or prefer getting meat that’s pre-marinated? Purely Fresh offers a personalised service that lets you specify what you need. For example, the whole red snapper can be chopped or prepared fillet-style.
Nourish – all-vegan groceries online
Save yourself the effort of constantly fishing through a sea of processed and unhealthy products by shopping on Nourish, an all-vegan virtual marketplace for healthy, sustainable and plant-based products. This specialty store offers a wide range of vegan, organic and gluten-free products that are free of preservatives, nasties and even refined sugars. You can also find a variety of gourmet vegan cheese, snack and dessert platters on Nourish.
Nourish is also a purpose-driven business that supports small businesses by offering options from homegrown Singaporean brands. The team believes in promoting ethical, cruelty-free and sustainable brands and products.
If you’re looking for healthy, premium online groceries in Singapore, Ryan’s Grocery is one good spot to check out. This gourmet food store has a wide selection of top-quality organic, gluten-, allergen- and preservative-free specialty produce, imported exclusively from Australia, Europe and elsewhere.
There’s a wide array of gourmet products available here. Pick up choice cuts from the in-house butchery, including carbon neutral-certified beef, pork and lamb from Five Founders, Borrowdale and Warilba, respectively. Besides boasting a huge selection of meat and sausages, Ryan’s Grocery also carries everyday pantry items, organic produce, artisanal cheeses and dips, as well as specially curated snacks.
Huber’s Butchery – sausages made in-house, delicious cheeses and cured meats
This family-owned premium specialty store is a familiar favourite amongst locals and expats. Online grocery shopping here gives you a choice of over 100 varieties of chilled and cured meats, cheeses and gourmet groceries (available both online and in-house). The online shopping experience is quick, easy and fuss-free!
The meats sold online are imported directly from farms, with all sausages produced in-house to ensure good quality control. The butchery has also started to produce and retail a range of nitrite- and sugar-free streaky bacon, back bacon and cooked ham. And that’s not all! Apart from the well-varied selection of meats, you’ll also find gourmet grocery items like bread, vegetables and a fab range of all-natural soup bases and glazes from Foundation Foods in New Zealand.
22 Dempsey Road
6737 1588 | hubers.com.sg
Baggie’s – South African-style hand-made boerewors and biltong!
This online grocery store offers a great combination of everyday meats for fuss-free meals, as well as speciality items that you can’t get elsewhere. Not sure where to begin? There’s a home cooking range with a wide selection of crowd favourites including mince, burgers, meatballs, chicken and steaks – all prepared freshly on-site without additives or preservatives. Everything is handmade by the team at their store in Fortune Centre (190 Middle Road, #02-29), including air-cured meats such as biltong, droewors and cabanossi, and speciality sausages like boerewors.
#02-29 Fortune Centre, 190 Middle Road
8430 4065 | baggiesbiltong.com
The Fishwives – farm produce from Australia and NZ
For fresh, sustainable seafood and meat, check out The Fishwives, which sources and imports directly from farmers in Australia and New Zealand. Shopping for online groceries in Singapore? You’ll also find a wide range of gourmet products including fresh cheeses, artisanal snacks like The Whole Kitchen’s nut mixes, and gluten-free loaves.
#01-05B Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road
6464 8384 | thefishwives.com
Le Petit Depot – Amazing cheeses and wines from France
Stock up on French products without burning a hole in your wallet! Online store Le Petit Depot has been running since 2012, offering a fantastic and affordable range of online groceries like organic fruits and veggies, chilled and frozen products, gluten-free and baby food, as well as beauty and household items.
Don’t miss out on their saucissons and cassoulet, ready-made dishes like duck confit for easy weeknight meals, and, of course, wines and cheeses from every part of France. Pick up well-known brands like Carrefour or Danone, bread from Maison Kayser or meat from Huber’s Butchery; each order is well packaged and chilled items are delivered in refrigerated trucks for maximum freshness.
Missing Spain – all you need to pretend you’re on holiday!
Planning a paella party or a lazy Sunday sangria soiree? If you’re having trouble looking for hard-to-find Spanish ingredients and wines, Missing Spain is one online grocery store to check out. This specialty online grocery offers a range of imported products including premium cold cuts, cheese, preserved vegetables and seafood, and many other ingredients that are difficult to find outside of Spain.
Adventurous cooks exploring Spanish cuisine for the first time can also opt for convenient all-in-one paella kits that include rice, seasoning, olive oil and even a paella pan. In addition to a broad selection of fine Spanish Wines, the grocery store also offers a fresh and fruity pre-made sangria that’s perfect for cooling off with on balmy afternoons.
The Meat Club – Best cuts from Australia and New Zealand
Get quality Australian and New Zealand proteins, direct to your doorstep! The Meat Club online butcher sources directly from trusted suppliers, seal in the quality, then air and sea freight to Singapore. No unnecessary steps or waste, just a responsible, conscious way to get your meat. Shop now for a $10 discount using the code “WELCOME10“, or subscribe and get up to 15% off your total basket and Free Mince for Life.
More options for online groceries in Singapore…
FairPrice: Free delivery with a minimum order of $59; otherwise it’s $7
Cold Storage: Free delivery with a minimum order of $59; otherwise it’s $7
Giant: Free delivery with a minimum order of $59; otherwise it’s $7
RedMart: Free delivery with a minimum order of $60
Song Fish: Free delivery when your order is above $100
Tankfully Fresh: Free delivery with a minimum order of $60
Apollo Marine: Free delivery for orders above $120
Quanfa Organic Farm: Free delivery for orders above $60; otherwise, delivery costs $8
Organic Delivery: Free delivery with a minimum order of $100
Nikmart Halal Frozen: Free delivery when you spend more than $39.90
Adam Halal: Free delivery with a minimum order of $100
CS Foods: Free delivery with a minimum order of $60
Shopping tips for Supermarkets in Singapore
• You may need a dollar to release a trolley, which is ejected when the trolley is returned.
• In the seafood section, the fresh fish can be prepared to your liking. If you choose a whole fish, ask for it to be cleaned (gutted) and/or filleted. The bones will be returned to you with the fish.
• Have Google at the ready – there are different names for many things.
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