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Where To Get Groceries in Singapore

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I moved to Singapore almost a year ago and when I first came here I have no idea where to get groceries. I have had the chance to discover some of my favorite supermarkets and the what to expect at the various different kinds and shops. Not all grocery stores are the same here, since Singapore has people from all over the world, it's hard to find exactly what you're looking for. In my video I explained my opinions about the different stores here, so you should definitely check it out.

Where To Get Groceries in Singapore

I made a list with all the different supermarkets you can find in Singapore and what they are good for.

Marketplace:

Where To Get Groceries in Singapore
This grocery store is by far the most expensive in Singapore but it is great for finding a lot of western things and specialty high-end food products such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, organic, diabetic, etc. most of the things are very very overpriced, so if you can find the same thing somewhere else, I would definitely advise doing so. But sometimes the only place that you can find a certain product is at marketplace. I would never advise you to buy the produce here since it is extremely overpriced by over 10 times. I accidentally bought celery for nine dollars one time, and since then I quickly learned to never buy the produce there.

Cold Storage:

Where To Get Groceries in Singapore
Cold Storage is very similar to marketplace, the only difference to me is that it is only slightly lower in price but it is still very very expensive. However they do have more of a range and variety of things. They have a lot of food and products from countries like America, Australia, New Zealand, The UK, and various other places in Europe. Cold Storage is probably the easiest supermarket to find since they have many different branches scattered all across Singapore. Once again I would recommend not to buy the produce here either because who wants to pay $15 for a head of cauliflower?! They do have a cheaper produce section than Marketplace however but I would just stay away from it all together.

Fair Price:

Where To Get Groceries in Singapore
This grocery store is very cheap and it has a good mix of Western and Asian food products. There isn't a very good selection of specialty foods for people with dietary needs, but it is a good supermarket to find all of your staples such as produce, dairy, meats, spices, grains, etc. Fair Price is also very easy to find since it is labeled very well and they have many different locations throughout Singapore.

Fair Price Finest:

Where To Get Groceries in Singapore
It's just like Fair Price, but it is higher end and has a lot more western products. I like this supermarket because you can find a lot of specialty food items for a little bit cheaper than Marketplace or Cold Storage. The prices are usually about the same or a little bit higher than what you would find on the normal Fair Price supermarket. There are other Fair Price chain names such as Fair Price Extra which is basically a big department store.

Mustafa:

Where To Get Groceries in Singapore
Mustafa is actually a really really big department store located in Little India. They only have one location and it is open 24 hours. Although they have just about everything that you could find, it is a very very hectic and crazy store so I would try to stay calm and patient while you go through the store. This store has several different stories, but the floor with most of the food and groceries is on the third floor. This store seems endless with dozens and dozens of isles. The isles and walkways are extremely tight so it can be difficult to navigate in. The best part about this place is that they have the cheapest prices and all of Singapore for almost absolutely everything.

Giant:

Where To Get Groceries in Singapore
This is a department store with super cheap prices and it is equivalent to an American Walmart department store. I am not a huge fan since they don't have a lot of great options, but I still go here anyways because sometimes I can find what I am looking for for really cheap.

Sheng Siong:

Where To Get Groceries in Singapore
This is a chain of Chinese supermarkets that has very cheap food. When I used to live in the Serangoon area of Singapore, I did more of my groceries here for simple things such as produce and meat. The supermarket however doesn't have very many western things. It is also open 24 hours, so it's nice for those late nights when I am cooking something but I forgot an ingredient.

The Wet Markets:

Where To Get Groceries in Singapore

Where To Get Groceries in Singapore

Where To Get Groceries in Singapore
Don't let the looks of the wet market scare you away from going in. I typically buy all of my produce here, since it is the freshest and the cheapest. There are dozens of wet markets scattered all throughout Singapore but my most favorite locations are the ones in Tanjong Pagar, Chinatown, and Bendemeer.

Redmart.com

Where To Get Groceries in Singapore
This website delivers groceries staright to your door. Yup, you read that right. I grew up in America never getting groceries delivered because it was it was not common and it was typically a waste of money. But since I don't live in an American suburb anymore with a car to load up my groceries with, I have to find an easier way than lugging groceries with my hands on the buses and trains. I have spent way too many grocery trips cutting circulation off my arms because I bought too many things. Red Mart is my primary grocery source now because it is affordable, fast, and very very convenient. Best of all, the delivery is free if you spend above a certain amount. The only downside to this really is that they run out of stock a lot. But they even have a sale section which is really good and really cheap.

Honestbee.com

Where To Get Groceries in Singapore
If you can't wait a day or two for your groceries to arrive and you need it right now, then Honestbee be is a good source because they have a two hour delivery. Technically Honestbee is not a grocery store, but a personal shopper for various different stores that also includes grocery stores. Honestbee typically has good promo codes as well, feel free to use mine to save money on your next purchase.

Super Nature:

Where To Get Groceries in Singapore
This is a vegan and gluten-free supermarket located in the Orchard Road shopping area. I made the mistake of going here my first time and regretted it because it was way too overpriced but they have a great selection. It is small, convenient, and easy to find.

Where To Get Groceries in Singapore

There are other types of smaller boutique type supermarkets but I personally have never been to those, only walked by. I hope this blog post helped you guys out! Let me know if you have any other grocery shopping tips for living in Singapore. Which is your favorite supermarket? Make sure you come back soon for more blog posts from me.

Have a great day!



Where To Get Groceries in Singapore


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