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Stay away from crowds and have your food essentials delivered right to your doorstep

This story was first published on April 2, 2020, and updated on September 28, 2021.


Online grocery shopping has become the norm lately, given the Government’s advisory to minimise social gatherings and dine out in groups of two only. Regular trips to your local supermarket are still necessary as you purchase necessities for the home. But here's where you can purchase your food staples seamlessly with just a click of the mouse.

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Ryan’s Grocery

The gourmet store and butcher is home to a dizzying array of premium and organic meats sourced from sustainable farms in Australia. Bestsellers from the meat section include the first carbon-neutral beef cubes in Singapore, free-range pork cutlets, and grass-fed Black Angus beef.

The store prides itself on its extensive range of gluten-free products—from snacks like almond brittle and caramel, walnut fudge, to wines like the Escudo Rojo Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 and IL Borro Lamelle Toscana Chardonnay 2018. Free delivery is available for purchases over $150.

Tatler Tip

The grocery often restocks its fresh produce, so do check the website regularly

Read more: Ramya Ragupathi, Founder of Oh My Goodness!, on Living Gluten- and Dairy-Free

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Little Farms

Look no further than this speciality store for delicious and wholesome fresh foods, as well as organic products that’ll come in handy for those healthy recipes you’ve been meaning to cook while hunkering down.

There’s a tempting repertoire of meats from the Little Farms butcher, among which are the thick slab of Little Joe Porterhouse striploin and King Island extra lean minced beef. You’ve also got freshly-made gluten-free breads, including its famous sourdough, as well as ready-to-eat meals and salads for lazy days. Free delivery is available for purchases over $100.

Tatler Tip

Check the recipe section that's filled with a ton of simple and delicious meals, made with ingredients you can find on the e-store.

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Amazon

First things first: you need to be an Amazon Prime member to be able to take advantage of its online services. Then, you need to download the app to shop for a range of items—including toiletries, electronics and daily food essentials. Well known for its two-hour delivery promise, the online store will take a few days to receive your orders, given the surge of online shoppers in recent weeks.

Tatler Tip

Check the app at odd hours or earlier in the morning (perhaps 12am, 2am or 6am) to see if there are delivery slots that just became available.

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Cold Storage

This is your one-stop online shop for generic grocery needs, whether it’s fruits and vegetables, frozen meat and seafood, or kitchen essentials such as canned goods, instant noodles, and condiments and sauces. For speciality items, you can choose from brands like Waitrose, offering dry goods such as shortbread cookies, tea and more.

The website is often updated to highlight weekly promotions as well as celebratory specials. With Easter Sunday coming up, there’s a whole range of snacks dedicated to curating your home party—from bunny-shaped chocolates to Easter egg chocolates and tote bags. Free delivery is available for purchases above $59.

Tatler Tip

The supermarket has placed a buying limit on various products due to the surge in demand due to the coronavirus. Remember to check the website before making your purchase.

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Fairprice Online

As the largest supermarket chain in the country, with over 100 outlets across the city, it might be challenging to book a delivery slot due to the larger demand and its islandwide delivery service. Once you do get a slot, you will have access to its expansive range of offerings ranging from food necessities, beauty products to lifestyle items. Regular customers can take advantage of special deals. Free delivery for purchases above $59.

Tatler Tip

You can request for contactless delivery and the folks will leave your purchases at your doorstep.

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Huber’s Butchery

Get your week’s worth of meat from this store, focusing on prized cuts from Australia, New Zealand and beyond. The beef section alone has options like Argentine fillet and ribeye, as well as Australian Wagyu ribeye—ideal for roasting.

Explore the website and discover a meaty selection of osso buco, lamb chop and US kurobuta pork chop. Also available on the e-store is a comprehensive selection of condiments, pantry staples and cold cuts. Minimum order of delivery is $100.

Tatler Tip

Get useful advice from the butcher shop’s meat experts on how to best cook your meat here.

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FoodXervices Inc

Seeing the increased demand for online grocery delivery in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the same folks from FoodBank Singapore have launched their online grocery store. “FoodXervices Inc hopes to play a part in ensuring that everyone is able to gain access to food and daily essentials, and ease some panic and inconvenience during this period,” said Nichol Ng, Managing Director, FoodXervices Inc. Their warehouse stocks more than 4,000 types of products—from pantry essentials like salt, sugar and condiments, to cleaning essentials and paper products. Delivery fee is waived for purchases above $60.

Tatler Tip

After purchase, customers can opt to pick-up their groceries at the warehouse located at 218 Pandan Loop, Singapore 128408.

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Redmart

Ease up your grocery shopping routine with this all-in-one online grocery shopping app which provides a wide selection of everyday groceries from fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and fish to cleaning detergents and personal care items.

As Singapore’s leading online grocery retailer, RedMart takes pride in its end-to-end customer experience, in which they work to ensure that all deliveries reach its customers in the best possible condition—with food deliveries being kept fresh, separate packaging for vegetables and meats, strategic placement of ingredients, minimal handling of food and quality testing of the food by scientists.

Tatler Tip

Check out their weekly highlights for sales that range from themes like Korean BBQ to Swedish food to Stay Home Essentials.

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