Time-crunched and can't trek to the supermarket or wet market? We're here for you. Check out our fave picks for all your fresh produce
Us parents are busy people and our downtime is limited. Throw in a pandemic and the need to social distance, and you’ve got yourself one great reason to do your grocery shopping online. Yep, if you prefer to get your weekly shop of fresh vegetables, fruit and kitchen staples delivered to your door instead of making constant trips to supermarkets and wet markets, then read on. Here are our hot tips on the best online groceries shopping services that deliver. Woo hoo! How nice are we?
Online grocery shopping in Singapore
Buy online groceries from Open Taste and we bet you’ll be impressed with the fresh produce and the major discounts available. The store has a pretty straightforward process. It sources fresh produce direct from more than 200 farms in Asia, US, Europe and Australia and delivers it straight to your home in under 36 hours. Hop on the website and you’ll be able to see at a glance where all the food is sourced from and whether they offer next day delivery. Delivery varies whether you’re a premium member or not, whether you’re buying bulk items or on how much you spend.
Redmart is currently the main mum-fave in HoneyKids HQ for its fresh produce department, quality fruit and veg and delivery. Key highlights are its competitive prices and that it offers free delivery over $60, plus loads of delivery slots to pick from. The international parents among us are also loyal online grocery shoppers due to the international brands it stocks: Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer from the UK, and Woolworths from Australia is a recent addition, too.
Available online only, Straits Market offers a home delivery service that focuses on ethically produced food and transparency. Its food is sourced directly from farms in Singapore and neighbouring countries so you know where your grocery shopping comes from. It also has a gluten free range, offers organic wine and freshly baked bread every day. Make sure you place your order before 2pm to ensure you get your grocery shopping delivered within 24 hours. Delivery is free for orders over $150.
Quan Fa Organic Farm
Local produce grown according to organic farming methods with no pesticides? Hallelujah! We’ve been searching high and low for locally grown organic fruit, vegetables and herbs, and the produce from Quan Fa Farm in Lim Chu Kang always arrives looking freshly picked. It is, after all, harvested and packed on the morning of your delivery. Quan Fa does offer imported organic products too, including seasonal fresh produce alongside kitchen essentials. Deliveries are on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and it’s free for purchases over $60. Only credit card payment is accepted for online orders.
If you consider yourself a bit of a foodie, look no further than Ryan’s Grocery. Originally set up by two parents after learning of their son’s intolerance to dairy products, gluten, nuts, soy, egg and yeast, it’s since gone on from strength to strength. So if you’re looking for somewhere to buy online groceries in Singapore, check this place out! There are fresh fruits and veggies, top-quality meat we can personally attest to, dairy and eggs, bakery goods and heaps more. There’s free delivery for orders over $100, and next-day delivery is available if you meet the cut-off of pre-5pm.
Remember deliveries from the milkman? (We’re showing our age here.) Dairy Folks is reviving the old-school milk delivery, and their fresh milk is awesome! It’s full-cream, preservative-free and with a natural layer of cream on top – nom! This local Singapore dairy has been around since 1936 and we can’t believe we haven’t discovered them sooner. Brace yourselves: Dairy Folks also delivers ICE CREAM. Trust us, it’s amazing. Order five days in advance – local delivery is free for orders over $20, otherwise it’s $5.
Established in 2001, SuperNature started life as a small shop with limited supplies of organic food. Fast forward to today, and it’s now Singapore’s leading retailer of organic and natural products. It offers fresh produce, meats, groceries, baby and children’s needs, beauty and wellness and household products from the most ethical organic producers around the world. Not only that, but it also supplies many of Singapore’s organic retailers and restaurants. So you know it’s the real deal! Free delivery with orders above $120. They also offer Farm Boxes and standing orders, where you can a fixed number of items delivered on a weekly basis.
Little Farms specialises in wholesome produce and gourmet goodies. Its fresh produce is air-shipped in from Australia and Europe for maximum freshness. You’ll get Australian grass-fed and ethically produced beef, antibiotic and hormone-free poultry from Malaysia and Australian free-range pork. What we love? Order before 10am to get same-day delivery! There’s free delivery for orders above $100.
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