Guide to Fresh Food Shopping in Singapore

Singapore has no shortage of fresh food shopping. But fresh food shopping in Singapore can be a little complicated depending on what you’re after.  For the cheapest and freshest ingredients there are wet markets (fresh food markets, stocked mainly with local fruits, vegetables, seafood, meats and some grocery items). And then there’s a vast array of choices for more exotic ingredients.

The wet markets in Singapore stock primarily local produce, but different markets specialise in different foods. Check the alphabetical list of particular foods, both local and imported. Things like oysters, specific cheeses, pastas, particular kinds of fish or deli goods. And below is an alphabetical list of the markets and shops where you can find them.

Allswell (for oysters and fresh seafood)

670 Geylang Road, Singapore, 389597
phone +65 6745 1123

The Butcher

Also worth mentioning is The Butcher. Finally there is a proper butcher in the vicinity of River Valley. You’ll find them at the top of Mohamed Sultan next to the scaffold clad building. They stock a huge range of prime meat and chicken as well as deli items like smoked duck breast, pates, cheeses and dry biscuits. They’re taking orders from now until December 12th for Christmas.
The Butcher
11 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore
phone +65 6238 2166

Cold Storage (best stores are Great World City and Singapura Plaza)

Cold Storage stocks everything from roast chickens to kale and gluten free bread. The fresh fruit and veg, including a good range of organic produce is reasonably consistent in its offering (as opposed to many stores where sometimes you find the items you need and sometimes you don’t).
#B1-18 Great World City, 237994
#B2-15 Plaza Singapura, 238839

The FishWives (for imported and organic fresh fish and chicken)

fresh barramundi in banana leaves

For a range of freshly imported fish (from Barramundi to NZ Salmon) with high sustainability credentials, Fishwives is probably the best place in Singapore.
#01-04A Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore

Foodie Market Place

foodie market placeFor a good range of Australian Beef and Lamb as well as a selection of imported grocery products at reasonable prices. 225 Outram Road, Singapore, 169038
phone +65 6224 3290

Geylang Serai Market (best for spices and Middle Eastern foods)

1 Geylang Serai, Singapore

Huber’s Butchery (for the widest selection of imported meats)

As well as an extensive range of imported meats, Huber’s has a good grocery, deli and cheese selection. Not to mention it’s the only place I could find chicken liver pate in Singapore.
18A Dempsey Road, Singapore, 249677
phone +65 6737 1588

Italian Food and Wine

Now at 120 Lower Delta Road #04-02
Cendex Centre, Singapore 169208
phone +65 6323 3203

Jason’s

Jason’s The Gourmet Grocer have a great range of gourmet products like balsamic vinegar, olive oil, cheeses etc. The link in the title above goes to the Cold Storage website, if you scroll down to the ‘Market Place’ locations at the bottom of the page you’ll find the addresses.
ION, Orchard Towers and Sentosa (click the title above for addresses, scroll to the bottom of the page and you’ll find Jason’s)

Joe’s Butcher

Joe’s stall is towards the back of Tekka, after you walk from the Serangoon Road direction, head through the hawker stalls, go right towards the meat section and then left and head down the row between the seafood and meat stalls. Joe’s is towards the end of that row.
Tekka Centre
665 Buffalo Road, Singapore, 210665
*Note that Tekka Centre is closed on Mondays

Oh Deli

Oh Deli on the East Coast make their own sausages from Australian pork, beef, lamb and chicken. They also stock Malaysian ‘free range’ chickens and good cheese and olives. You can also grab lunch here, they make healthy wraps and sandwiches. And then head over to Penny University across the road for a brilliant coffee.

Pasarbella Market

dutch colony coffee shop at pasarbella
Pasarbella ‘market’ opened in 2013 and is located in the old grandstand building at Turf City. I don’t really rate the restaurants there (the ambience is weird) but the market itself is great. It’s located indoors so at least you’re not sweltering in the sun. There’s Dutch Colony for excellent coffee, organic fruit and vegetables, a very good organic grocer, a fantastic range of exotic and fresh, a sushi place specialising in said fish and a couple of butchers. There’s also a branch of Merchant’s Wine Cellar and a fabulous cheese tasting room. There’s plenty here to keep you busy on a weekend morning and once you’ve had something to eat you can grab some fresh food for home.
200 Turf Club Road, Singapore, 287994

SuperNature

SuperNature is a small supermarket that stocks a good range of organic produce, groceries and household goods. They also stock organic frozen meat and fish. I have to warn you though, it’s all very expensive.
#B1-05 The Forum Shopping Centre, 583 Orchard Road, Singapore
phone +65 6304 1336

Tekka Centre (for all things Indian)

665 Buffalo Road, Singapore, 210665
*Note that Tekka Centre is closed on Mondays

Tiong Bahru Wet Market (best all round market)

the outside of tiong bahru market

It could be because I shop here often, but Tiong Bahru has a good selection of the main staples you need when fresh food shopping. You’ll find more Chinese groceries here than the other markets and also a good selection of ‘western’ vegetables like rocket, continental parsley and lettuce.
83 Seng Poh Road, Singapore
*Note that Tiong Bahru Market is closed on Mondays
**Note that Tiong Bahru will be closed between February 20th and May 19th 2017

Wine Connection

Aside from obviously selling wine (with a very good selection and very reasonable prices) Wine Connection on Unity Street sell a good range of imported cheeses. They have a brilliant crumbly English Cheddar that I like to eat by the chunk. And a good range of French cheeses too.
11 Unity Street, Singapore, 237995
phone +65 6235 5466

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