Get your hands on premium produce that won’t break the bank at these tip-top grocers.
For today’s savvy consumers, ordinary butter won’t do anymore once you’ve had a taste of the luxurious, creamy French variant. From meats (mmm, ribeye) to seafood, we are more willing than ever to splash out for that quality ingredient straight from the source. Here are 5 gourmet grocers in Singapore where you can get the goods.
Swiss Butchery opened as one of Singapore’s pioneering butchers and now is known as the go-to place for gourmet delicacies and groceries for your kitchen and pantry. Truffle risotto ($35/bottle) is ready for you to pick up and whip up your own risotto dish with just water and 7 minutes to spare. Another must-buy truffle item is the cheese fondue with truffle ($32/bottle) to create a cheesy meal. Go for their premium cut meats, the Matsusaka Ribeye Steak-Cut (55.80/100g) that comes from Japan to understand what makes Swiss Butchery a cut above the rest. Any groceries you get here are sure to spruce up your kitchen and improve the quality of your meals. 30 Greenwood Ave/56 Tanglin Road. Tel: 64687588/ 62358080
Secrets Fine Foods
Tucked within Tiong Bahru is Secrets Fine Foods, a gourmet supermarket that keeps its prices pocket-friendly. One would think that hand-made butter from France’s most famous butter maker would be expensive, but the Le Beurre Bordier Butter ($7/125g) is not only affordable but comes in other flavours than just salted and the unsalted variety, such as yuzu. Following the cheese trend that is hitting Singapore hard, you can get your own Raclette au “lait cru” ($6/100g) to spice up your own dishes at home. #01-02, 55 Tiong Bahru Road. Tel: 6221 2107
Shopping, art, and food are all rolled into one pretty package in SPRMRKT. It’s so cool, it removed all its vowels. You can buy fresh organic foods from local suppliers like Superlative Foods. On the drinks end, Nylon Coffee Roasters and Smitten Specialty Tea provide coffee and tea selections respectively. While shopping, feel free to look at the art exhibition that takes place every few months while taking a bite off their menu. 2 McCallum Street. Tel: 6221 2105
In Emporium Shokuhin, you will revel in the range of gourmet Japanese produce. With live seafood tanks and a meat-aging locker, produce here is as fresh as you can get. The freshest seafood are caught and imported from Japan, USA, Australia and Europe, with hot-sellers being Frozen Japanese Scallops Shokuhin ($18.90/packet). Lady M is not the only place to get crepes, you can get Hokkaido Milk Crepe Vanilla ($18.90/box) made with ingredients from Hokkaido, so you know it’s the real deal. #01-18 Marina Square (New Wing), 6 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6221 4333
It is always a bother when you get food from another country into Singapore; there are so many things to think about. Weight, freshness, and taxes to deal with. With Oh Deli, Australian food is imported so you don’t have to. They specialise in meats with a full butchery offering premium cuts. Serrano Jambon Ham ($17.50/100g) is one of the cold cuts that feature expertise preparation not to be missed. Besides the meats, Oh Deli is stocked with other gourmet food products like nuts and chocolates, with Orkney Fudge ($6) in three different varieties of chocolate, hazelnut, and vanilla. 421 East Coast Road Tel: 6440 4409