Supermarkets and Delis in Singapore

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Singapore's supermarkets are amply stocked, but if you don't have a car it will be tough getting all that loot back home. Standing in a taxi queue for 20 minutes with loads of groceries isn't my idea of fun, so we order ours online and have them delivered.

* Cold Storage bill themselves "the fresh food people" and true to their word, they deliver perishables and frozen items, in addition to regular non-perishable groceries.
* NTUC Fairprice uses SingPost to make deliveries. This cuts down on costs but means they can't deliver perishables.
* Carrefour doesn't seem to offer online shopping (or at least I can't find a link), but they do deliver for free if you spend $150 or more when you shop at the store.


Looking for gourmet ingredients?

* Corduroy & Finch has a deli, bar, and cafe at 779 Bukit Timah road, near Sixth Avenue. They sell a mind-blowingly rich chocolate mousse.
* Culina stocks an assortment of wines, cheeses, and cocktail party staples - including bite-size pre-made pastry shells for hors d'oeuvres. They also sell sun-dried tomato foccacia bread and yummy onion bagels. Culina has branches at Park House (21 Orchard Boulevard, #01-23), Bukit Timah (617 Bukit Timah Road), and Dempsey Hill (Block 8 Dempsey Road #01-13).
* Jason's Marketplace is run by Cold Storage and has several branches in popular shopping malls.
* Jones the Grocer is an Australian chain with a branch at Dempsey Hill (Block 9 Dempsey Road #01-12). They stock a variety of flavored oils, including garlic oil and vanilla oil. For candy buffs, they've got huge slabs of thick chocolate fudge and nougats.
* The Cellar Door, at 611 and 619 Bukit Timah road, has both a restaurant and a deli. Try their dips, yum.
* Tierney's is at Serene Centre, 10 Jalan Serene near Bukit Timah road.
* Still looking for more places? Check out this list of Singapore delis and good food sources.