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The best grocery stores, supermarkets and markets in Singapore

For the best fresh produce, deals and more, here are our favourite supermarkets (and markets) to pop by for a calming session of grocery shopping

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By Time Out Singapore editors |
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Grocery shopping doesn't always have to be a chore. Think of it as therapy, where everything is arranged meticulously and calming music is playing on the speakers. Of course, there will be peak hours where queues and crowds are inevitable. Love it or not, you will be needing to step out to the supermarket eventully on your own. Whether you're looking to restock your favourite cravings or play chef for a night, head to these grocery stores and supermarkets in Singapore. 

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Shopping, Grocery stores

FairPrice Xtra Hypermarket

icon-location-pin Ang Mo Kio

There’s a reason they added “Xtra” in their name - this hypermarket is not only huge but has everything you can imagine a supermarket could carry. Owned by NTUC FairPrice Co-operative Ltd, FairPrice Xtra is Singapore’s largest retailer. As supermarkets go, FairPrice Xtra offers an extra fun grocery shopping experience with lower prices and more varieties of products. With fresh food, groceries, electronic products, household appliances, and casual apparel, this hypermarket is designed for the whole family - as can be said with their wide aisles. Stop by their 77,000 square feet flagship store at Ang Mo Kio Hub Mall and try out their added self-checkout machines for yourself.

Shopping, Grocery stores

Cold Storage

icon-location-pin Orchard

From a small cold store to a Singaporean icon, Cold Storage is a pioneer in bringing quality and exclusive products from around the world to the residents of Singapore. These family friendly stores cater to its customers ever-changing needs and aim to serve the freshest quality range from around the world. Having both local and non-local selections, this supermarket is where to go for expats who are feeling a little homesick or locals who want to fill their stomachs with foreign flavours.

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Shopping, Grocery stores

Sheng Siong

icon-location-pin Tampines

For those on a budget, head to any Sheng Siong outlet and splurge for your cravings. Sheng Siong sells groceries and daily necessities like all other supermarkets - however, they do so with a wider range of products and at an even lower price. Their groceries of seafood and poultry are similar to those at a wet market, and are just as fresh.

Shopping, Grocery stores

Giant Hypermarket

icon-location-pin Habourfront

Just like the name suggests, this Giant hypermarket offer the most complete range of household products, electronics, and apparel. Giant is Singapore’s largest mass market retailer with over 62 stores island wide stocked full of fresh grocery products and a range of general merchandise to satisfy not only your stomach, your shopping needs.

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Restaurants, Hawker

Geylang Serai Market & Food Centre

icon-location-pin Geylang

The Geylang Serai Market has been a focal point for the local Malay community since it was built in 1964. These days, the airy 955-seater Geylang Serai food centre sits on the second floor, sharing the enclosed 9,000 sq ft floor space with a wet market and a battery of shops laden with clothing, groceries, household goods and other bric-a-brac. From fresh produce to pre-packed spices, the market is a hub of frenetic activity especially on weekend mornings where haggling and bargaining is a common sight in the wet market. 

Things to do, Markets and fairs

Tekka Centre

icon-location-pin Rochor

What it’s like Originally an abattoir in the early 1900s at its initial site closer to Sungei Road, Tekka Centre in its present incarnation at the corner of Buffalo, Race Course and Serangoon Roads presents a far more appetising prospect. Now home to one of the best wet markets in town with a greater offering of halal-slaughtered meats than most, the pasar’s adjoining food centre has become a hawker institution offering great grub from a range of cuisines.

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Little Farms
Photo: Todd Beltz
Restaurants

Little Farms

icon-location-pin Tanglin

Little Farm's chief executive Fred Moujalli previously worked at premium grocers Thomas Dux in Sydney, and he still keeps close ties with his Australian suppliers. The Valley Point store stocks a colourful display of organic, farm-fresh produce, as well as pastas, milk, and preservative-free meats from Down Under. Homegrown brand, The Whole Kitchen's gluten- and refined sugar-free snacks can also be found in their aisles, next to Soma Organics energy bars and Doodles Creek sauces. Little Farms plans to start its own delivery service soon; check their website for updates. 

Shopping

Meidi-Ya

icon-location-pin Raffles Place

The Japanese expat community could never get by without Meidi-Ya. This supermarket is the second overseas branch of Meidi-Ya and brings customers a wide variety of fresh food imported from Japan. It consists of a fully fledged Japanese supermarket, as well as sweet shops, a pharmacy, gelato stand, several food stands and a restaurant – all Japanese. Meidi-Ya also supplies a variety of in-house products such as a range of colourful syrup of traditional flavours for best tasting drinks labelled “My Syrup”.

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Shopping, Grocery stores

Habitat by Honestbee

icon-location-pin Kent Ridge

Habitat by Honestbee is a 'NewGen Retail' experience with advanced technology and robots used to smoothen traffic and inconvenience. Adopting both a dining and grocery concept in a single space, Habitat is said to be 'the world's first tech-integrated multi-sensory grocery shopping experience. Make a trip down and take a peek at their automated cashless checkout process with a robotic collection. 

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