Head to excellent butcheries, like The Meat Club, when you're planning a BBQ or a meat-heavy dinner for your guests
If you’re big on gourmet sausages stuffed with herbs and juicy meat, succulent grass-fed steak and marinated free-range chicken begging to be cooked over a flame, you’ll know that supermarket produce don’t quite cut it. But fret not, barbecue lovers: we’ve found the best butchers in Singapore who can make your carnivorous feast a roaring success.
The Meat Club
The newest kid on the block (pictured above), this new-age Aussie meat delivery business is one we’re big fans of, and it has incredibly tender meat and a very cool Auto-Pilot option. Let us explain: These guys supply all-Australian beef and lamb, fly it pre-packed in meal-size portions into Singapore, and then deliver it to your door. The packaging technology they use allows the meat to last in the fridge for 28 days (14 days for mince), so your meat is never frozen. You can order a pack, or sign up for their Auto-Pilot option, where they automatically send you a meat order every four weeks. How handy is that? We have tried and tasted the product, and the tenderness is out of this world! But hey, try it for yourself!
The Meat Club, online only.
James’ Butchery & Co
Veteran butcher James Goodenough certainly delivers the goods at his flagship store at PasarBella gourmet market place. You’ll find affordable organic and marinated meats, plump sausages as well as indulgences such as 500-day grain-fed Australian wagyu and US and Irish dry-aged beef. You’ll also find spices and gourmet sauces to complete the meal: make sure you pick up a red-hot tin of La Chinata smoked paprika to spice up your barbecue marinade.
James’ Butchery & Co, Pasarbella at The Grandstand and Pasarbella at Suntec City.
Meat The Butcher
This high-end butcher ensures all its meat is flown in fresh from the source and is never frozen. Treat yourself to the premium BBQ set, and you’ll be feasting on wagyu steak, lamb medallions, baby back ribs and more. Can’t stray from sausages? A $25.80 pack includes 12 bad boys, but try choosing from German bratwurst, Oxford bangers, garlic herb, tomato basil, chorizo and gourmet beef. Throwing an impromptu barbecue? They’ll pull out all stops to do a same-day delivery, as long as you get your order in by 1pm. Delivery is free for orders over $150.
Meat The Butcher, 615 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269716.
The Swiss Butchery
This specialty butcher was one of the first on the scene in Singapore with gourmet sausages, premium aged beef (air-flown, of course), house-smoked bacon and marinades. This ‘sausage specialist’ lives up to its name: there’s a whopping 80 varieties available – so this is where you can satisfy your cravings for chorizo, merguez or bratwurst. Time-crunched? They’ll prep your meat to your specifications, marinate if for you and deliver it to your doorstep. The Swiss Butchery also distinguishes itself by offering custom dry-ageing for beef cuts.
The Swiss Butchery, 30/32 Greenwood Avenue Singapore, Singapore 289230; #01-02 56 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247964.
Sasha’s Fine Foods
Ask any BBQ-lover where to source top-quality, ethically sourced meat and seafood, and you’ll hear about Sasha’s Fine Foods (previously known as The Barbie Girls). Founder Sasha Conlan started out by sourcing the top-notch produce she was missing when she moved to Singapore, and is passionate about providing local families with hormone and antibiotic-free meat that’s entirely traceable. We’re impressed by the offering of fresh sausages (hallelujah: free-range Aussie pork!), Tasmanian grass-fed steak, New Zealand salmon and ethically produced local chicken. Hot tip: she shares her local poultry supplier with Jamie Oliver’s restaurant team! There’s a minimum order of $100 and delivery is free for orders over $200, available Mondays to Saturdays.
If you’ve ever eaten at Huber’s Butchery and Bistro at Dempsey, you know that the produce here is amongst the best you’ll find on the island. This European-style butcher flies in its premium meat, and makes its famous gourmet sausages on site. Here’s what we love: Huber’s ‘no-fuss’ grill platter, which comes with marinated ribeye, lamb cutlets, spicy Italian and chicken-cheese sausages. Barbecue planning done and dusted, and delivered to your door. A minimum purchase of $75 is required if you intend on ordering online, but delivery is free!
Huber’s Butchery, 18A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249677.
Now with three branches, this Aussie-style butcher brings in its beef, veal, lamb and pork from Down Under and lays claim to offering the largest selection of gourmet sausages in Singapore: handmade from Australian meat and all-natural casings, of course. Pick up the kebabs and wildly popular lamb and mint burger patties for your grill, or a barbecue pack starting from $100. And, hallelujah, you can pick up other Aussie treats, such as stocks and sauces by South Australian food doyenne Maggie Beer and uber-foodie Simon Johnson, plus six-packs of Little Creatures: a cracking pale ale you’ll want to serve ice cold at your feast. The Butcher delivers Mondays to Saturdays, with next working day delivery if you order before 4pm. Order online, spend over $100 and it’s free!
The Butcher, 44 Jalan Merah Saga #01-50, Singapore 278116; #B1-83B Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Road, Singapore 449269; and 11 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239010.
An East Coast foodie haven that is the brainchild of the Oh sisters, Annie, Patsy, Jenny and Susie, Oh Deli is a cafe, deli, winery and one impressive butcher all rolled into one. Red meat is fresh, not frozen, and flown in from Australia, where Jenny and Susie got hooked on fantastic local produce. The Malaysia-sourced chicken is hormone-and-antibiotic free, and their sausages are impressive: expect chipolatas, pork chorizo and more – or indulge in a barbecue set from $100, which includes all the trimmings including buns, kebabs and marinades. While you’re there, add some freshly baked ciabatta and a bottle of punchy Aussie red to go with all that flame-cooked meat. Shop online and have your orders delivered the very next day (as long as you order before 12 midnight); delivery is free for orders above $100.
Oh Deli, 421 East Coast Road, Singapore 429008.
Foodie Market Place
This Tiong Bahru institution is where foodies in the know flock for aged Australian Angus beef, air-flown Aussie lamb and baby back ribs from Spain at a steal. If you get distracted by the rows of olive oil, sauces and spices (don’t get us started on the cheeses) and don’t know where to begin, the sirloin, sliced to order, is always a winner.
Foodie Market Place, 225 Outram Road, Singapore 169038. p. 6224 3290.
Named after the founders’ son with food intolerance, Ryan’s Grocery is a gourmet butcher and grocery offering quality organic and free-range meats as well as a wide selection of gluten-free and preservative-free goods. Its wide stock includes offerings organic beef, ready-made organic beef patties, and beef pastrami that will be a hit with meat lovers all around the dining table.
Ryan’s Grocery, 29 Binjai Park, Singapore 589831. p. 6463 3933. Open Fri-Wed 10am-8pm, Thu 9.30am-4pm.
Spontaneous get-togethers and parties can leave you panicky and scrambling to arrange food for your guests. Culina has teamed up with Fairprice Finest and opened butchery counters at many outlets islandwide, making last minute party preparation a breeze. How convenient is that? And with meat selections ranging from black Kurobuta pork and spring lamb to free-range chicken and beef steaks, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.
You deserve better than frozen chicken franks from the supermarket! So if you’re planning a hotdog barbecue or want to elevate your homemade full English brekkie, pay a visit to Sidecar Sausages and stock up on all natural sausages that are handcrafted in Singapore. Pick from classics like the Australian barbecue snags to spicy Spanish chorizo, and even an Asian-inflected Thai basil, lime, and sweet chilli chicken sausage.