Looking to throw the mother of all Christmas feasts at home this year but don’t know where to start your shopping? Never fear, we’ve hunted down all the best stores that supply turkey and all the Christmas trimmings!
We’re big fans of Singapore’s indulgent Christmas brunches. But sometimes, it’s nice to entertain at home – especially since we’ve become so good at it this year, all thanks to the Circuit Breaker! Pandemic aside, the kids never want to leave all their new Christmas toys behind to head out to a restaurant. And with the lead-up to the big day being a flurry of Christmas gift shopping and taking the little ones to see Santa, you might be in the mood for a relaxed home affair anyway. Cue: a nice big Christmas turkey dinner!
Whatever your reason for an at-home Christmas, the key to planning a stress-free turkey dinner (especially when there are little people involved) comes down to one word: planning. But before you get cracking on all the Christmas food shopping and storming the supermarkets, read on for where to buy your turkey and all its trimmings for a fab family Christmas in Singapore. And let’s not forget the beef, goose, duck and ham too!
Where to buy a turkey in Singapore (+ all the Christmas trimmings!)
1. Sasha’s Fine Foods
We’ve made no secret of the fact that we’re devotees of Sasha’s Fine Foods (formerly known as The Barbie Girls), purveyors of top-quality, ethically sourced meats. Founder Sasha Conlan’s range of products includes grass-fed beef, New Zealand lamb and local fresh chicken (and not of the caged variety) and free range turkey. Minimise the most stressful period of the year by ordering online (feet up and cup of tea in hand). Order up a beautiful leg of lamb, crackling roast ham and other top-quality meats for your lavish Christmas dinner. Oh, and pick up one of the divine salmon terrines for an impressive starter. Guaranteed pleasers for the whole family.
2. Ryan’s Grocery
Ryan’s Grocery is a gourmet butcher and grocery named after the founders’ son, who suffers from food intolerances. As such, it offers quality organic and free-range meats plus a wide selection of gluten-free and preservative-free goods. Its wide stock of farm-to-plate products will guarantee satisfied eaters all around the dining table – even the fussy littlies! Opt for the all-in-one Christmas Set to get the premium classic turkey with a choice of stuffing, plus a honey-baked ham and a choice of Black Angus Beef Ribeye Roast. The best news yet is that they’ve been pre-roasted for ease (just re-heat). Make sure you order at least seven days in advance…
3. Little Farms
Our fave ‘lil organic grocery store and cafe Little Farms is offering a maple walnut glazed turkey served with roulade of mushroom and chestnut stuffing and cranberry jus for Christmas. This baby serves around eight to 10 eaters. Stay tuned for more Christmas offerings!
4. Oh Deli
Kick off the festive season with crowd-pleasing quality meats from Oh Deli. Their ready-to-cook Christmas roasts include pork racks, beef tenderloins and lamb legs, plus heaps more. Oh Deli offers next-day delivery, but you can order your roasts now! Make life easy by picking up a roast vegetable pack, chopped and marinated for you to pop in the oven (you’ll be busy enough as it is come Christmas morning). They’ve even prepped delish turkey gravy. We’re huge fans of the excellent friendly service from this bunch – its delivery drivers are the nicest guys.
5. Huber’s Butchery
For meats a cut above the rest, head to Huber’s Butchery. This Swiss-styled premium specialty store offers directly-imported meats and hams, plus sausages produced in-house. The place is a massive hit with Singapore families owing to its great playground and onsite restaurant in Dempsey. Why not order through the impressive Christmas specialist website and head down in person for a play and collect? The butchers have painstakingly prepped all the meats here. From Christmas turkeys, stuffing and chipolatas, to ducks and geese, hams, beef, veal, pork and venison too. Competitive pricing tops it off!
6. Singapore Marriot Tang Plaza
Singapore Marriot Tang Plaza Hotel‘s rekindling the true spirit of Christmas with a kaleidoscope of hearty festive favourites and new creations! Head over to the hotel’s Festive Stall (open from 27 November to 24 December 2020) for treats like Roasted Tea Smoked Turkey with Assorted Root Vegetables, a roast lamb leg, lobster thermidor and honey and clove glazed ham.
7. Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer is a firm favourite at HoneyKids HQ, and it’s a go-to for Christmas goodies. Alongside the essential mince pies, chocolate biscuits and Percy Pigs, you can also tick turkey off your list. M&S has teamed up with legendary chef Kirk Westaway to put a modern twist on a classic with Turkey Breast ‘Wellington’ – juicy boneless British turkey breast joint encased in perfectly seasoned sausage stuffing – delish! Served with finely sliced Maris Piper potatoes, and a side of grilled and mashed sweet potatoes with Ras el Hanout – consider your Christmas turkey lunch sorted!
8. Cold Storage
When it comes to finding the perfect turkey in Singapore, Cold Storage has come through with the goods. And even better, you can order your Christmas feast online! Carnivores, you might think all your Christmases have come at once. The turkeys here are pre-brined to make sure they’re juicy and tender, with options such as the exclusive herb-roasted Burgers’ Smokehouse turkeys. Not a fan of poultry? The Supreme Christmas Feast will sort you out. It’s a tasty mixture of smoky loin ribs, Iberico ham and sausages. If you prefer some red meat on your festive table? Check out the rich and delish ribeye roast beef. Hungry now?
9. The Foodie Market Place
The Foodie Market Place is always a quality and wallet-friendly option, and offers in some choice beef including Australian Wagyu Striploin as well as Australian lamb. You’ll also find imported US frozen turkey. If you’re thinking of serving up cheese platters for the guests before (and/or after – no judgement here) the big meal, the store offers a wide range of affordable, international cheese. Love a good bargain. Tip: NETS or cash only (no credit card).
10. The Fishwives
For healthy, sustainable and fresh eats, you can’t go past fine food emporium The Fishwives. Order a free-range boneless or half Christmas ham on the bone for a stunning Christmas centrepiece. Or stock up on whole frozen French turkey (from $65) and an assortment of curds and jams. Orders can be made online, or visit the lovely bricks and mortar shop in Cluny Court to pick up gourmet chutneys, glazes and sauces to accompany your festive meal.
11. The Butcher
If you’d prefer to pick up all your Christmas meats in one swoop, head to The Butcher. You’re assured of top quality from this Aussie mob. From raw gammon boneless ham and full-flavoured smoked semi-bone ham to whole turkeys, the store’s ample selection of meats will have your festive meal sorted in no time. We’ll be ordering a boneless pork leg, together with some apple, sage and rosemary stuffing, and a range of chutneys and sauces on the side. Nom.
12. Da Paolo
Hit up epicurean fave Da Paolo for a fab at-home meal. Its Christmas selection includes truffle-infused deboned roasted free-range turkey, honey-baked ham, roasted vegetables and for dessert – get this – an edible wreath made with crispy cornflakes, almonds and pumpkin seeds coated in dark chocolate and raspberries. Simply add some bubbly and Christmas couldn’t be easier!
13. Swiss Butchery
One of Singapore’s premium butchers, Swiss Butchery is well regarded not only for its top-grade meats but thoughtful advice it provides to its customers as well. You’ll be sure to wow your guests with this stellar spread. Select from an extensive catalogue of meats and poultry, and order up marinades, seasonings and sauces to make Christmas cooking an absolute cinch.
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We hope you find the perfect turkey for your Christmas dinner in Singapore, and here’s to a happy holiday, folks!