A Health Coach’s Guide to Grocery Shopping in Singapore
Grocery shopping in Singapore is a lot like booking a holiday. You don’t just book the first hotel that pops up on google. You have to do a little digging and research to find your best options!
Thankfully, the past two years of testing brands, products and shops in SG has paid off and I finally have a list of tried and true brands that I love and feel good about recommending to my clients.
Please enjoy my ultimate shopping guide to keep your pantry and refrigerator stocked full of healthy staples that will make cooking and eating at home delicious and easy!
I go here on a weekly basis to stock up on the best quality produce (I can’t get enough of their avocados), free-range eggs, coconut yogurt, kimchi, goat cheese, and healthy pantry items. You’re sure to find some new favourites! Plus, Little Farms offers same day delivery if you’re too busy to make it to the store.
I order online for wild and sustainably farmed fish (the salmon is the best I’ve had in Singapore!), grass-fed beef and lamb, poultry, Blanxart dark chocolate, wine, and other pantry staples. The Fishwives offers free delivery for orders above $180, which I like to take full advantage of by stocking my freezer full of high quality proteins so I’m always prepped to make healthy, delicious dinner on the fly.
Bakening specializes in Paleo breads and baked goods that are free of gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, and additives. Whenever I get the craving for baked goods, I always turn to Bakening! You’re bound to love their soft breads, delicious muffins, cookies, and cakes – after all, Bakening prioritizes great taste just as much as sourcing clean, healthy ingredients.
I get a mix of pantry staples from iHerb.com including: collagen protein powder (my all time favourite protein powder), nut butters, chia seeds, bone broth, wild canned salmon for spicy nori wraps, sardines, coconut aminos (my soy sauce alternative), avocado oil, flaxseed meal, and Primal Kitchen mayo (made without added sugars or inflammatory oils).
My go-to for nut mixes, low-sugar granolas, and gluten free cakes and breads. I especially love the 7 seed sourdough for making avocado toast and the banana vanilla bean cake for a sweet treat with clean ingredients. All their products are made with real food ingredients and free of refined sugar, gluten, preservatives and additives which is a brand I can get behind!
This German butcher on Dempsey Hill offers a wide selection of quality proteins and anything you’d need to host a dinner party. My favorites are the grass-fed meats, sausages (free of fillers, flour, msg, and sugar), prosciutto, and European butters and cheeses.
When I make coffee at home, my favorite is All Press Browns Mill Organic Blend. They use a hot air roasting method so your coffee doesn’t have that burnt, acidic taste. Go to sg.allpressespresso.com to purchase online or find the closest café to you for a cup of jo on the go.
For everything in between! I love their Rude Health Almond Milk (specifically the unsweetened one with just almonds and water) and the Earthbound Organic Baby Spinach. I use the almond milk for smoothies, lattes, or chia seed bowls. Organic Spinach conveniently keeps for weeks in the freezer and is a quick healthy addition to a smoothie or soup recipe. I also stock my cart with San Pellegrino and all the Method and Seventh Generation cleaning products.