Having a car in Singapore can be convenient in a number of ways. Groceries are expensive in Singapore, but if you have a car or a friend with a car, buying from outlets like the ones we’ve highlighted here could save you a ton of cash. The other good thing about having a car, even if it’s a weekend rental, is to get to the more out of the way places like the goat farm in the north of the island (we know it’s been on your bucket list) or the Premium Fashion outlet in Johor. Get exploring!
(distance from CBD: 21km)
Melvados sells gourmet snacks and meals – cakes, curries, pizzas, pies, pestos and more – made without artificial preservatives or chemicals; plus, the prices are great. Everything is fully cooked, so just heat up your purchase to enjoy a delicious dinner. 26 Woodlands Terrace | 6339 4953 | melvados.com
(distance from CBD: 27km)
This perfect spot for snack lovers offers more than 100 products including superfoods, cereals and nut butters to satisfy your munchies. These are wholesome and nutritious bites that you needn’t feel guilty about stocking up on. 8B Admiralty Street, #01-07 | 6659 4859 | gardenpicks.com.sg
(distance from CBD: 21km)
Products at QB include chilled and frozen meats, dairy items, dry goods and beverages – something for every fridge. The meat is sourced from the US, Australia, Brazil and Spain, and the cheese from Denmark, Italy, the UK and Australia. They’re certified Halal, too. 8 Chin Bee Crescent | 6261 6410 | qbfood.com.sg
(distance from CBD: 29km)
The only seafood smokehouse in Singapore, Fassler stocks a wide range of smoked and specialty seafood, either fresh, frozen or fully pre-cooked, and all sourced sustainably and HACCP- and Halal-certified. 46 Woodlands Terrace | 6257 5257 | fasslergourmet.com
(distance from CBD: 22km)
Think of this as your local Costco, stocking bulk items from Kirkland Signature US, Tesco UK and even the popular Cheesecake Factory. You do have to buy a membership but you’ll save loads on items you’d otherwise import from overseas. 1 Joo Koon Circle, Level 3 | 6710 4584 | warehouseclub.com.sg
Song Fish Dealer
(distance from CBD: 18km)
Despite the name, you’ll get much more than just fish here. With hotel chains and fine-dining restaurants among its clients, this wholesaler offers plenty of quality products, from fresh and frozen seafood to poultry and more. 19 Fishery Port Road | 6777 3939 | songfish.com.sg
(distance from CBD: 33km)
Straits Marine Supply distributes Turkish and Mediterranean food at wholesale prices – think cheeses, olives, olive oil, coffee, tea, pickles and more. You can order online and enjoy free delivery if you spend $100, or drop in to the warehouse at Tuas to buy direct. 42 Tuas View Place | 6472 1241 | straitsmarinesupply.com
Other top spots while you’re on the road
Hay Dairies: A quaint goat farm where you can learn the milking process and buy products. Bollywood Veggies: No chemical fertilisers or growth hormones are used at this farm-to-table eatery, and you can dine in or purchase goodies for home.
Riders Cafe: With its backdrop of lush greenery and roaming horses, it’s almost as if you’ve stepped out of Singapore and into a different place. EAST Refuel: The retro vibes make this place perfect for hanging out after a visit to Bedok Reservoir, with quality food at reasonable prices.
… & Beyond
Johor Premium Outlets: Not just food but fashion too. You’ll have to drive out of Singapore for this one, but it’s worth it for the huge range of brands, from luxury like Gucci to high-street like Nike and Gap.
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