Buy premium ingredients like fine de claire oysters, grain-fed beef from Australia, live Maine lobsters, Kabocha Japanese pumpkins and fresh herbs and spices here. There are regular flash sales with pretty good deals, like West Meresa oysters going at $5.84 per piece on this site. Delivery costs $15 for orders below $40, and is free for orders above $60. You’ll receive your groceries the next day if you order before 3pm, and it will arrive between 2-6pm or 6-9pm.
Backed by Sillicon Valley big wigs like investment firm Formation 8, this new site offers to save you the hassle of making a trip down to a gourmet grocer. Just key in your postal code to check if they deliver to your place, select from a list of retail outlets ranging from Gastronomia Da Paolo, The Butcher’s Dog and Mmmm! Meats, Marinates & Much More. The site has engaged personal grocery shoppers to do your shopping for you and once done, your groceries will arrive in an hour. Customers can even choose their preferred delivery timings here.
No time to head down to the next farmer’s market? This brand new site links you to farm fresh and organic produce at wholesale prices from around the world. There’s an extensive list of items shoppers can choose from, like tropical fruits, artisanal cheese, premium seafood and meats, and even deli and baked goods. Right now, there are over 100 farms and producers stocking up the site, with videos and information on each supplier. Deliveries are free, and you’ll receive your groceries on the same day.
No stranger to the online grocery scene, this electronic hypermart offers more than just produce. You can shop for health and beauty products, home appliances, electronic gadgets, and even home accessories here. There are plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and meats available so for those too busy to go about their grocery shopping, this is it. Redmart has even launched Relay, a service which uses personal shoppers to deliver items within an hour of from ordering. Orders above $30 enjoy free delivery for first-timers, and regular customers get the same perk when they place an order above $49. The site delivers daily from 10am-10pm and you can choose your preferred slot upon checkout.
Specializing in organic and free-range meat cuts, this online butcher also carries marinated meats like organic beef roast with herbs, chili and garlic, for those who are pulling together a last-minute dinner party. This is also where you can get gourmet sausages, like beef steak and merlot sausage and even gluten-free baking supplies, legumes, grains, seeds and other ingredients. Delivery services are only available from Mon-Sat from 10am-5:30pm, and it’s free for orders above $100. You’ll have to place your order before 5pm from Mon-Fri to receive your groceries the next day and express deliveries cost $30 (subject to availability).
Health nuts, here’s where you can go to stock up on chia seeds, cold-press coconut oil and quinoa for your next raw foods project. The site’s pretty new so there isn’t an extensive list of these 100% organic ‘super foods’ yet, but there are starter kits if it’s your first time on the health bandwagon. The owners have even purchased a farm in Peru to make their venture a more sustainable one, and they aim to get at least 60 to 70% of chia seeds and quinoa there. Shipping is free and takes one to three days, and orders above $100 get 10% off.
Bringing famed Melbourne coffee shops like Seven Seeds, Industry Beans and Market Lane closer to fans here, this e-commerce platform is where you can shop for fancy coffee beans from 14 of the coffee capital’s most popular cafes. Besides retailing the cafes’ signature blends, the site also has a changing selection of single origin beans from coffee farms all over the world—shoppers can choose from over 60 blends developed for both espresso and filter prep methods. There’s a flat shipping rate of $10 per order (stuff is shipped from Melbourne once a week), but from now till Jun 5, it’s free delivery for all orders. From $14-27.
Cafebond, photo credit: Monk Bodhi Dharma
This coffee subscription site, Hook, sources sustainably grown and ethically produced beans from places like Kenya, Ethiopia and Colombia, with the aim to adopt a 100% Direct Trade practice. But socially-concious speak aside, they have delicious blends that come with interesting monikers: Hakuna Matata (Kenya), a medium roast with notes of blackcurrant macarons, vanilla and caramel; the Peara Peara (Antioquia, Colombia), a medium roast that resembles poached pears and dark chocolate sauce, and Guji Liay (East Sidamo, Ethiopia), which has nuances of Meyer lemon meringue pie. There are blends suitable for espresso, drip, Aeropress, French press and stove top options, and coffee drip bags for those who prefer a quick fix. All blends (250g) are at $18 nett.
While Cafebond is all about Melbourne’s best coffee (for now), Joe Curious offers a monthly subscription to a selection of beans from renowned international roasters. Subscribers get a “mystery” bundle comprising a choice of filter/espresso roast beans, with tasting notes, details of its origin,and brewing information, as well as recipes and tips. The service also has starter kits with Aeropress ($161), French press ($159) and Cold Brew ($169) options that come with an AeroPress coffee maker, a French press device or a cold brew bottle, a mini coffee grinder and a drip scale. $30 per month.
If you’re a stickler for the most recently roasted beans possible, check this out. Offering ethically grown coffee, Perk sources their beans from developing regions in Africa and South America, and hand roast their beans in small batches here in Singapore, and orders are delivered within 48 hours of roasting—subscribers have the option to customize how they’d like their beans done. They can also choose between a Duo Taster Pack (two different coffees in 125g packs) or a Solo Pack (250g). From $17.90 for a Solo Pack to $18.90 for a Duo Taster Pack.
Monthly sake subscription service Sakemaru delivers fresh seasonal brews directly from Japan. Some of the breweries on the service include Senkin (Tochigi), Tempoichi Shuzo (Fukuyamashi Hiroshima) and Takai Shuzo (Gunma). It’s $50 per month for a 720ml bottle of seasonal unpasteurized limited SAKE from different breweries and if you want two of those it’s $100, and first-timers get 50 percent off their first month.
With service already set up in Suzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong, curated wine delivery service Bottles XO is also available in Sinagpore.This mobile sommelier specializes in rare wines from family-owned boutique European wineries. Judging from their offerings elsewhere, you can expect a well stocked up wine list with limited edition bestsellers like the 2012 Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône Rouge, 2014 Villa Marcello Prosecco, Hecht & Bannier Côtes de Provence 2014 and the de Venoge 1995 Louis XV. There’s no fixed subscription. Download the app and choose your wine, which will be delivered to you within the hour between 3.30pm to 10.30pm from Mondays to Fridays and noon to 10.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Members can expect extra goodies like invite-only wine tasting sessions and dish pairing recommendations from the sommeliers at hand.
The new Wanderwine has wines handpicked by local sommeliers like Gerald Lu, Singapore’s Sommelier 2010; Fazil Mohammad, World Gourmet Summit Sommelier of the Year 2015; and Stephanie Rigourd, a specialist in boutique wineries. The cellar categorizes wines by type, country, grape varietal and price, but also has handy tasting notes and food pairing recommendations. Expect an ever-changing list of bottles (from $31) like Two Hands Bella’s Garden Shiraz 2012 ($89) and Cava Brut Reserva Agusti Torello Mata ($45), an elegant Spanish bubbly. Shipping is free for orders over $75 and they get it out to you within 24 hours.
On the other hand, Nuevo Vino is a nifty website for mood-based drinkers rather than semi-experts. While you can select bottles by wine type, there are also options for the type of occasion (just for a quiet night? Or a night with the boys?), as well as primary tasting notes like cocoa, spice, wood, tropical and floral. Their selection is more affordable than Wanderwine, though still serious, including a large range of French, Spanish and Italian wines starting at $24 for a bottle of Amatista Frizzante Moscato, and also has an interesting selection of Turkish, Greek and Lithuanian spirits like raki, ouzo and vodka. Best part: they deliver free, and there’s no minimum order.
Launched a year ago, Whisky Butler is probably the only online whisky tasting club in Singapore. It’s a service that selects, curates and delivers monthly samplers of four premium whisky drams right to your doorstep. If you like anything in particular, you get special rates on bottles. The cheapest tier is the $88 pay-as-you-go subscription and is good for newbies, while the $498 half-year subscription and the $888 full year subscription are perfect for hardline whisky lovers. You can cancel or freeze your subscription at any time, if you have a change of heart. On the old world front, there’s the Old Pulteney 21, aka World Whisky of the Year 2012, and the Irish Redbreast 21. But more interestingly, there’s a Yamazaki 18 from Japan and the Kalavan Soloist Sherry from Taiwan. You’ll remember that the distillery shook things up with a big win in 2014.
Joining existing food delivery services FoodPanda and Deliveroo (who is partnering with Grab), UberEATS has launched here today. For a limited period, the app is offering those living and working in areas like Tanjong Pagar, River Valley, Orchard and the CBD access to over 100 restaurants with no minimum spend. On the list are quality establishments like Burnt Ends (the San Pellegrino-lauded Australian grill that only accepts 6pm reservations), Spanish tapas restaurant FOC and Korean Tex-Mex gastrobar Vatos Urban Tacos. UberEATS promises to deliver within 30 mins from 11am-10:30pm, and like FoodPanda and Deliveroo, food options will be limited by proximity. While we are stoked about the exciting line-up of restaurants, don’t expect to be able to order any dish off their regular menus—the service has collaborated with the chefs to produce a curated (and delivery-friendly) selection instead. The free app can be downloaded on both IOS and Android phones, and first-time users of the service can use the one-time code SGXEATS to get $15 off their order.
Grab x Deliveroo
Not far behind, Deliveroo has announced its partnership with car sharing and taxi booking service, Grab. From now until Aug 7, customers who book Grab services can earn up to $40 Deliveroo credits per week, as long as they complete five or more trips a week on GrabCar (Economy) or use the app’s flash feature that lets users find rides close to them. To participate in the promotion, register here.
Foodpanda has recently added new F&B partners such as Wine Connection, Potato Head Folk and Chotto Matte to its list, and more options in heartland hoods like Hougang and Sengkang.
While delivery services like Food Panda and Deliveroo offer a smattering of hawker options, Singapore-based e-commerce company hawker.today focuses solely on food delivery from hawker centers and coffee shops via an app for both iPhone and Android users.
Downloading the app is free, and users can order any amount of food and at multiple stalls, as long as the orders are from the same hawker center or coffee shop located within the vicinity of their postal code. A $3 surcharge applies on orders below $12 and delivery fees start from $4.50. Using the service can be expensive if you’re going solo (though about the same as Deliveroo), so gather your friends and colleagues for a more cost effective lunch/dinner.