A Curated Guide on Grocery Store Shopping in Singapore

press@vanillaluxury.sg (Aditi Kashyap)

Does your usual grocery store in Singapore not have specific foods you’re looking for? Perhaps you follow a vegan or vegetarian diet or have intolerances to gluten.

Looking for butchers and delis for fresh meat from sustainable farmers that are free from hormones or additives? Check out Vanilla Luxury’s curated list of grocery stores for all your healthy and special food needs. 

Bonus: You can also buy from all these grocery stores online and get your groceries delivered right to your doorstep!

A Curated Guide on Grocery Store Shopping in Singapore

1. Ryan’s Grocery

Ryan’s Grocery was born from the need to find organic meats and gluten-free produce after founders Sebastian and Wendy Chia learnt about their son Ryan’s intolerance to dairy products, gluten, nuts, soy, egg and yeast. The couple roamed the farms and farmer’s markets of Australia to find small-batch specialist producers to support a community of customers with intolerances.

Ryan’s Grocery’s full-service butchery carries a comprehensive range of grass-fed organic beef, grain-fed beef, free-range pork, organic and premium chicken, organic lamb and other value-added meat products (sausages, patties, mince etc). Looking for more gluten-free products? Ryan’s Grocery has everything from flour to pasta, biscuits, sauces and condiments.

Highlights include Avlaki pure extra virgin olive oils bottled fresh after milling, unfiltered and unblended; Honest to Goodness pasta choices have delicious natural flavour, are easy to cook with no added starch, vegetable gum or preservatives, and suitable for vegan diets; 100% pure Jarrah Honey has low glucose levels, a fully embodied nutty malt flavour, is antibacterial and antifungal; OraSì drinks are plant-based (made from soy and rice), GMO-free, transparently sustainable, gluten and lactose-free, thus suitable for vegetarians and vegans.



2. Karthika Supermarket

Over a span of 25 years, Karthika Supermarket has been serving Indian consumers based in Singapore with its wide array of products. Continuously updating its shelves with the latest Indian products, the lion share being imported from India, Karthika Supermarket also features products from USA, Middle East, Turkey, Egypt and other countries. 

Karthika Supermarket also has its own products including Keral 100% pure coconut oil, Premier pickles, Wayanadan coffee powder. Karthika's premium range of cashews, walnuts, almonds and pistachios will give you the most indulgent nuts-snacking experience ever. The grocery store also stacks nutrient-dense superfoods such as chia seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and many more.

Are you a vegetarian? Look no further! Karthika Supermarket covers all you need from grains, pulses to fry' ums. You can pick frozen items such as paneer, chapatis, naan, mock-meats, sweets and yoghurt. And if you’re someone who is always on-the-go, try the readymade veg wraps and heat n' eat vegetarian dish collections. Depending on the time of your order, Karthika Supermarket offers same-day delivery or next day delivery to your doorstep.

A Curated Guide on Grocery Store Shopping in Singapore

3. Baggie's Biltong

Baggie’s Biltong is your local butcher and deli producing quality meats in Singapore. Baggie’s offers artisanal cured meats such as Biltong which is a South African version of the American Beef Jerky; as well as an extensive range of in-house made sausages including Boerewors, a luxurious meaty beef and pork sausage flavoured with coriander and pepper; and A-grade cuts of meat.

What can you find at Baggie’s? Beef Biltong, Pork Cabanossi, Beef Chilli Sticks and other cured meats; home cooking essentials such as Grass-fed Minced Beef, Hormone-Free Chicken, Handmade Meatballs; and BBQ meats including steaks and burgers. If you’re buying for the first time, head to their store at Fortune Centre to sample the cured meats, then handpick your items or even customise your preferred variation of dry, lean, wet or fatty.

Baggie’s Biltong is also an environmentally conscious grocery store, using paper and biodegradable packaging wherever possible, as well as having a zero waste in-kitchen policy.

A Curated Guide on Grocery Store Shopping in Singapore

4. The French Grocer

Bringing you quality food of the standards of restaurants and hotels at an affordable price is The French Grocer, founded by Guillaume Gallet. The French Grocer online grocery store carries a large selection of fine food and beverages sourced from some of the world’s best producers that practise ethical and sustainable farming. 

In this respect, most of the meats found at The French Grocer are pastured-fed, hormone and antibiotic-free from the rugged wilderness of Australia, Argentina and the USA; most of the seafood is raised in cool, pristine and deep waters of New Zealand and Norway by committed farmers who have a strong sense of environmental responsibility; free-range, slow-bred poultry hails from France; explore the inimitable world of foie gras, terrines and cheeses from the different terroirs. 

Over at The French Grocer’s Deli, discover delicious traditional sausages and charcuterie, all crafted with love and passion and with no MSG added, no protein fillers, and no artificial colouring or flavouring. Also, find hard-to-locate rum La Mauny from Martinique the French West Indies, which are favourites among connoisseurs, and artisan chocolates on the online grocery store.

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