5 Swanky Grocery Stores and Gourmet Meats in Bukit Timah You Need To Know

Bukit Timah has long been one of Singapore’s most leafy districts, so it doesn’t come as a surprise to find some of our city-state’s most upmarket grocery stores in the area. The stores boast anything from instant noodles featuring shirataki (Japanese for white waterfall) made from konnyaku – instead of vulgar flour-and-starch ones – to gourmet sausages made from free-range animals.

1. The Fishwives

The Fishwives, settled into a snug corner of posh Cluny Court. Photo credit: Loh Xiu Ruth
If you like Australian produce that’s fresh and organic, The Fishwives is your homeground. You’ll find cookbooks, fine wines, upscale chocolate, and fresh organic meats. They have frozen sustainable seafood from Noosa Seafood Market in Australia; fresh, floury pasta made in Melbourne, and pasta sauces and spices to add flavour to your palate. Grass-fed meats, Akaroa king salmon from New Zealand, and gourmet cheeses are part of the product lineup at The Fishwives. The store also does online delivery, but the minimum order is $180 for free delivery. The fresh pasta isn’t cheap, at $12.50 for a four-portion serving of linguine, but it makes other offerings taste like dry twigs resurrected in boiling water.
Where: 501 Bukit Timah Road #01-05B, Singapore 259764 (next to the French Embassy).
Operating times: 10am to 7pm on weekdays, 9am to 7pm on Saturdays, and 9.30am to 5.30pm on Sundays.
Helpful note: Plastic bags will cost 20 cents each, so bring your own environmentally friendly tote to stock up on goodies.

2. Eat Organic

This sizeable store covers two shophouse on both levels. Photo credit: Loh Xiu Ruth
Eat Organic purveys numerous wellness and organic brands across two floors of space. There’s a section on the ground floor dedicated to fresh organic produce and frozen meats, and another for household items such as recycled toilet paper, unbleached waxed paper, and recyclable sandwich bags. Get your organic acai and dairy-free ice-cream from the freezer section, and gluten-free bread from the...