No longer are we limited to old school wet markets and mainstream supermarket chains; our island city is beset with a multitude of unique specialty grocers. Be it fresh organic produce, hard-to-find imported goods, or growth hormone-free meats, you’re sure to find your heart’s desire at one of these grocers in Singapore.

Ryan’s Grocery

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Nestled in the upscale district of Binjai Park, this charming little boutique store is the largest carrier of gluten-free products in Singapore. An expert full-service butchery is also located on site, which carves and retails grass-fed Blackwood Valley Beef sourced from the grassy plains of Western Australia. The eat-clean and pro-artisanal crowd will be pleased with organic goods sourced from small-batch producers across the globe.

Ryan’s Grocery is located at 29 Binjai Park, Singapore 589831, p.6463 3933. Open Daily 10am-8pm. (Exception: Thurs 9.30am-4pm). 

Huber’s Butchery

gourmet grocery singapore - huber's butchery & bistro dempsey singapore best specialty grocersLocated within the popular foodie enclave of Dempsey, Huber’s Butchery specialises in cold-cuts, home-made and customisable sausages, growth-hormone free meats, and cheeses. Its 13, 000 square foot expanse also easily renders it one of the largest supermarkets in Singapore, while its community space includes a playground, a garden of edible herbs, and a 50-seater bistro that serves both lunch and dinner.

Huber’s Butchery is located at 22 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249679, p. 6737 1588. Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-8pm. Sat-Sun & PH 9.30am-7pm (Exceptions: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year). 

SPRMRKT

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This tiny multi-purpose indie store has combined the retail aspect of its business with dedicated art exhibitions and a cosy café space. Products here can range from anything like quirky Japanese kitchenware to rare African porcelain pieces; some of the locally-produced art that are on display are also for sale as well.

SPRMRKT is located at 2 McCallum Street, Singapore 069043, p. 6221 2105. Open Mon-Tues 8am-9pm. Wed-Fri 8am-11pm. Sat-Sun 9am-6pm.

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Jones the Grocer

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One of the first brands in Singapore to offer the dine and shop concept, Jones the Grocer is still one of the best carriers of premium goods and artisanal produce in Singapore. While news of financial trouble started spreading after the closure of their ION outlet in 2014, their Dempsey and Mandarin Gallery stores seem to be going strong.

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Littlé Provence

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Back in 2009, a group of friends had a problem when they wanted to partake in aperol – a long-standing French tradition of dining together and enjoying aperitifs before a meal – but couldn’t find the right ingredients for the occasion. Thus, they took it upon themselves to set up Littlé Provence and the rest is history. Now, customers can get a wide selection of quality wine labels and vendibles such as olive oils and soaps from this delightful gourmet grocer.

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German Market Place

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It goes without saying that German Market Place in Bukit Timah is the best supermarket in Singapore for, well, anything German. From baby food to beer, they’ve got everything you could ever possibly want from Germany. These smart cookies also invested in e-commerce, so you can shop online, in the comfort of your home.

German Market Place is located at 609 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269710, p. 6466 4044. Open Mon-Fri 10am-7pm. Sat 9am-5.30pm. Closed on Sun. 

Brown Rice Paradise

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An oldie but a goldie, Brown Rice Paradise is one of Singapore’s oldest specialty grocer stores (since 1994). Organic goods are pretty much the focus at this health-conscious establishment, and customers can find anything from gluten-free cooking sauces to wheat-free breads at their Tanglin outlet. There are even sections dedicated to personal healthcare and well-being items, baby products and household goods.

Brown Rice Paradise is located at 163 Tanglin Road,#02-35, Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933, p. 6738 1121. Open Daily 10am-8pm. 

SuperNature

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Established in 2001, SuperNature started out as a tiny store with limited resources in a fledgling market. This specialty grocery is now one of the leading organic retailers in Singapore. Their suppliers are farms and small-batch producers in countries like United States, Hong Kong and Thailand, while shopping bags and the packaging of their in-house café’s takeout items are either 100% recyclable or bio-degradable

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Foodie Market Place

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More of a down-to-earth butchery, Foodie Market Place is an excellent spot for getting quality cuts of Australian beef, lamb, and pork for decent prices. Its utilitarian approach is a breath of fresh air in an industry where sometimes products can be more about style than substance, and you’ll definitely know that you’re getting good value from this unassuming store in Tiong Bahru.

Foodie Market Place is located at 225 Outram Road, Singapore 169038, p. 6224 3290. Open Tues-Fri 11am-8pm. Sat-Sun 9am-6pm. Closed on Mon. 

Emporium Shokuhin

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Having opened its doors in late 2015, Emporium Shokuhin is currently the largest purveyor of Japanese goods in Singapore. This multi-concept retail establishment boasts of a live seafood market with fresh imported catch from Japan and Europe, a dry-aging facility that stockpiles premium cuts of meat, and eight restaurants with different dining concepts.

Emporium Shokuhin is located at 6 Raffles Avenue, #01-18, Marina Square
Singapore 039594, p. 6224 3433. Click here to see the various operating hours of stalls. 

Superlife Co

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This locally-based e-retailer is one of the best vendors of superfoods in Singapore. Championing the health benefits of organic products came naturally to founders Valerie Chai, Irene Lim and Feline Gondokusumo, who found that superfoods like chia seeds and cacao powders helped them to solve issues like weight gain and a lack of energy in their lives, and it is this admirable message of healthy living that they want to spread people across the globe.

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Top Image: Chia Seed Pudding made with Superlife Co’s products