Best gourmet and speciality grocers with delivery services in Singapore: Little Farms, Sasha’s Fine Foods, Atout, Huber’s Butchery and more

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If you’re the sort who lives to eat, you’re in the right place. Here’s a growing list of the best gourmet grocers in Singapore

No fare is off the table in Singapore, one of the best culinary destinations in the world, as it offers a dizzying variety of dining options from the hawker street to the Michelin hot seat. With restaurants (and ourselves) still restricted because of the pandemic, Singaporeans must satiate their vast gastronomic palates by cooking their favourite foods in their own kitchens. Make a pit stop at these gourmet and speciality grocers, where you’d have what you will need to elevate your home cooking from ordinary to extraordinary.

Atout's Bordier Butters
Atout is one of the few places in Singapore to offer Bordier, a fabulous brand of butter from Brittany

Atout

What about: Nestled in the lush green enclave of Dempsey Hill, this rustic French bistro is famous for its authentic charcuterie and homestyle cooking by Geneva native Patrick Heuberger. After spending a year in France studying charcuterie, Heuberger confidently serves some of the best charcuterie in Singapore in both Atout’s bistro and its retail shop. Purchase a wide variety of speciality foods and seasonal ingredients such as handmade rillettes and pasta sauces, premium raw meats, Valrhona chocolate, and Bordier butter flown in from Brittany France.  

Robb tip: Home gatherings are no longer a hassle with convenient party sets curated by chef Heuberger himself. Pick from cold cuts and cheese platters assembled from some of the finest curated goods that the restaurant offers. 

Atout
40C Harding Road
Singapore 249548
Tel: +65 8799 4567

Culina at COMO Dempsey

What about: Touted as “the destination for epicureans”, Culina prides itself on delivering unconventional gourmet foods and products for a truly refined, fine-dining experience. Conveniently located next to its casual-chic Bistro, Culina Market is a speciality food emporium offering succulent cuts of imported meats, fresh seafood, artisanal cheeses, fine delicacies and a curated menu of more than 100 varieties of Old and New World wines. In the fresh produce aisles, tease your palate with imported foods such as heirloom tomatoes and mushrooms, as well as seasonal offerings like Mirabelle plums from France and Spanish Picota cherries.

Robb tip: Follow Culina on Instagram (@culinacomodempsey) for updates on rare, seasonal produce and products, which the marketplace adds to its wide range of offerings. Some of the latest additions we are eyeing include Carabinero prawns from the Eastern Atlantic and refreshingly tart rhubarb.

Culina at COMO Dempsey
15 Dempsey Road
Singapore 249675
Tel: +65 6474 7338

Huber’s Butchery

What about: Regarded as one of the best meat suppliers in Singapore, Huber’s Butchery has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a small shop and now to their 1,208-sqm retail flagship store in Dempsey. The expansive shop stocks meat and cold cuts options from around the world including grass-fed beef from Australia and Argentina, various cuts of pasture-fed lamb, and American Kurobuta. Boasting a 40-metre meat-and-sausage counter as well as a section with over 100 types of cheese, Huber’s Butchery makes it difficult for customers to leave empty-handed. Around 90 per cent of the meat products stocked here is also free from growth hormones.

Robb tip: In addition to providing quality meats, Huber’s Butchery offers thoughtful services to enhance your cooking experience. A dry-ageing cabinet in the store allows steak connoisseurs to customise dry-aged meat according to desired flavour profiles. The store also marinates any meat from their store for free using imported spices flown in from Switzerland.

Huber’s Butchery
22 Dempsey Road
Singapore 249679
Tel: +65 6737 1588

Jones the Grocer
Jones the Grocer is one of the best places in Singapore to get your hands on artisanal cheeses

Jones the Grocer

What about: Jones the Grocer, touted as a “gourmet haven and restaurant”, has been standing out from the crowd since its establishment in 1996 in Australia – it was the only one of its kind at the time to provide artisanal food along with the best flat whites. There are now over 20 Jones the Grocer stores around the world – the Dempsey branch will soon be rebranded as ‘The Dempsey Project’ – each offering a wide range of exclusive private-label groceries. There’s also a walk-in cheese room and a European deli that whips up freshly baked cakes, pastries and breads, alongside speciality coffee.

Robb tip: The cheese room boasts about 100 types of these cheeses, including the crowd favourite Truffle Brie, Reypenaer V.S.O.P. Gouda and Stinking Bishop, a washed-rind cheese that smells like wet hay. Yum.

Jones the Grocer
9 Dempsey Road
Singapore 247697
Tel: + 65 6476 1518

Little Farms

What about: Offering a mindful approach to healthy living, Little Farms was co-founded by Fred Moujalli in 2015 to be one of the most trusted neighbourhood markets in Singapore, providing ethical produce and products that are personally vetted and sourced. With four stores in River Valley, Novena, Tanjong Pagar Centre and Holland Village, Little Farms prides itself on purveying all-natural produce, meats, seafood, dairy and more. Produce is delivered four days a week from markets, farms and wholesale produce markets in Australia and twice a week from Europe.

Robb tip: Vegetarians and vegans can select from delicious protein alternatives such as plant-based sausages and burgers, tofu, tempeh and cheese. The market in Valley Point Shopping Centre (River Valley) also includes a café, which opens early from 7.30 am, serving wholesome salads, sandwiches, pastries and cake.

Little Farms
3 Lorong Liput
Holland Piazza (and various outlets)
01-04/05/06
Singapore 277725
Tel: + 65 6365 2557

Sasha’s Fine Foods

What about: After facing difficulty buying quality meat and seafood that were free of hormones, antibiotics, and other added chemicals, British expat Sasha Conlan launched the e-grocer, which only sells food from suppliers whom she personally trusts. Expect only fresh ingredients from mostly small or family-run farms and fisheries in the English and Irish countryside, New Zealand’s Alpine rivers, and Australian cattle lands. The grocer also stocks meat, seafood, vegetables, and freshly baked bread from farms and kitchens in Singapore. In May 2020, Sasha also launched Sasha’s Farms – a non-profit social enterprise that provides support to smaller food businesses that believe in putting purpose, quality and sustainability before profit.

Robb tip: Need to reduce kitchen prep time? The store also offers ready-to-eat meals such as soups, fresh pasta, pies and quiches that are prepared in Singapore using the store’s imported ingredients. Pre-cooked and then blast frozen, they simply need to be reheated before serving. 

Sasha’s Fine Foods
6 Chin Bee Avenue
10-05
Singapore 619930
Tel: +65 6273 0752

Scoop Wholefoods

What about: Much more than just a paradise for shoppers passionate about a sustainable and environmentally-friendly lifestyle, Australia-based Scoop Wholefoods offers a wide range of organic produce, sourcing from some of the best growers in Australia and beyond. The largest wholefoods store in Asia features aisles of bulk bins filled with various herbs, spices, seeds, teas, and trail mixes. That, and a fermented section that stocks a range of prebiotic and probiotic foods such as kimchi and kombucha to support optimal gut health.

Scoop’s bulk retail concept encourages customers to bring their own containers and buy only what they need, reducing any unnecessary food or packaging waste. That said, empty containers are available for sale as well.

Robb tip: Venture beyond food products to sustainable homeware products and biodegradable soaps for both body and home. Visit Scoop’s website for a wide variety of recipes and natural cleaning formulas that you can concoct at home.

Scoop Wholefoods
163 Tanglin Road
02-17 and 02-18
Tanglin Mall
Singapore 247933
Tel: +65 6235 2739

Zairyo

What about: Japanese cuisine lovers in Singapore should be familiar with Zairyo (meaning ‘ingredient’ in Japanese), an online grocer offering freshly-imported food products such as seafood, seasonal fruit and vegetables, premium meats and sauces sourced directly from Japan. With fresh imports coming in four times a week, Zairyo provides aspiring and experienced home cooks and foodies with premium, restaurant-quality ingredients at costs lower than that of supermarkets. From ready-to-eat food to premium ingredients such as Murasaki Sea Urchin and A5 Kanzaki Full-Blood Wagyu from Kanzaki Farm, there is something for everyone. And for those with a sweet tooth, do not miss authentic Japanese desserts like Hokkaido Earl Grey Cheesecake and Daifuku (stuffed mochi).

Robb tip: For our Muslim friends, there is a section of halal products such as curry roux and seafood patty made with leek and fish. The grocer also sells cooking ware, utensils, and baking tools to improve your cooking experience.

Zairyo
15 Yishun Industrial Street 1
Win5, 01-26
Singapore 768091