A sad reality of life as a human is that we are essentially lazy. That doesn’t make us bad people – it’s just a fact of life that, sometimes, we can’t face dragging ourselves to the grocery store or supermarket. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy good food and if you don’t feel like a takeaway, there are now plenty of places where you can order groceries in SG. Here are some of our favourites.
Green Earth Organic
If you fancy cooking up a curry, a loaf of bread or just snacking on some tasty dried fruit, then Green Earth Organic is the place for you. As its name suggests, Green Earth specialises in organic products and only sells food of the highest quality. Particularly good are their dried organic figs, which are fantastic on their own, in a cake or with breakfast cereal. They also stock some killer instant coffee – Green Bio Tech Black Coffee – that can compete with even the best fresh beans.
World Snack Fair
Going from one extreme to the other, World Snack Fair is gloriously and unapologetically the opposite of Green Earth Organic. When you just want something sweet, sugary or salty, World Snack Fair is the place you need to order from. The snack offering is really something, with savoury snacks like Marty’s Cracklin’ and Oishi Prawn Cracker Classic, sweet drinks like Yan Yan Strawberry and, what we all need when we’re feeling blue, enough chocolate to keep you going for a year.
Lao Ban Niang
If you need to stock up on traditional Singaporean ingredients for a stir fry or curry, Lao Ben Niang can service all those needs. Coconut oil, fried fish skins, seaweed or shrimp rolls can all be found here. But, the best bit about Lao Ban Niang is their selection of pre-made tea. You can get anything from Prunella Vulgaris Tea to Red Milk Tea and everything in between.
A little more down to earth but no less essential, Koryo Mart is the place to call when you want a pot noodle, ready-to-eat stew or dried ramen. They’ve got all the basics that you might need: Bibigo Soy Bean Stew, Jirisan Loach Soup, Whole Cabbage Kimchi or a Sorghum grain cake. You can also get a number of liquors delivered: Chum Churum, Kooksoondang, Chateulsoorok or Lotte Chungha.
Everybody knows that keeping hydrated is just as important as what food you eat. And, if you’re not stinting on eating good food, you shouldn’t stint on what you drink either. Beautiful Wine is a shop that lives up to its name with classic wines from all over the world. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, they have a beautiful Riesling from Austria, and for something drier they stock a fine Lou Miranda Sauvignon Blanc. But they also have something for a celebration, with an excellent champagne selection.