Whether you’re all about the tools or the decor, you’ve gotta know where to shop cookware and gorgeous table accessories. Here are our fave stores for achieving those #kitchengoals
Sure, we love dining out at some of Singapore’s best restaurants as much as the next person (if not more). But is there anything better than a hearty home-cooked meal, prepared with your own two hands? We think not. If you fancy honing your domestic goddess skills in the kitchen but find yourself lacking the necessary tools, fret not; equip yourself with Top Chef-worthy appliances and accessories from these ace kitchenware stores in Singapore.
Yearning for that dream kitchen? Mayer might just do the trick. Touted as Singapore’s leading kitchen specialist, this one-stop-shop stocks an impressive range of appliances and kitchen accessories – from top to bottom. Even if you’re not in the market for a new dishwasher, there’s still plenty to be found here, like fancy KitchenAid mixers in a rainbow of colours.
Mayer, four outlets islandwide.
Another online store you’ll want to check out is Pantry Pursuits. Catered more for the pros (rather than amateurs chefs and bakers), this handy site stocks no-frills, high-quality kitchen essentials from pots and roasters to pate moulds, pasta-making machines, carving knives, and flatware. The site ships internationally and ships to Singapore for free for orders above $149.
Crate & Barrel
No surprises here; one of our fave home décor stores is a treasure trove of chic kitchenware for the savvy homeowner. Think of Crate & Barrel as IKEA’s more sophisticated older sister with a selection of accoutrements for your kitchen ranging from speciality appliances (a pizza oven or popcorn maker, anyone?) to fancy cookware, stylish bar accessories, and pantry essentials.
Crate & Barrel, orchardgateway@emerald and ION Orchard.
We’ll let you in on the secret that is Temple Street, home to kitchenware specialist Sia Huat. Boasting over 30,000 kitchen items from top-grade pots and pans to cooking tools, fine bone china, and baking utensils in every size imaginable, you know that Sia Huat is the real deal. After all, this is the place where chefs and restaurateurs come to shop. We recommend coming here if you’re planning to purchase in bulk – Sia Huat offers wholesale discounts.
Sia Huat, 7, 9 & 11 Temple Street, Singapore 058559, p. 6223 1732.
With a smorgasbord of over 11,000 products in store, it’s easy to see why ToTT is a kitchen wonderland come to life. If you’re furnishing your kitchen from scratch, this is certainly the right place to start. Hit the aisles for fancy appliances, restaurant-quality cookware, speciality knife sets, baking tools, and even organic ingredients from renowned brands like KitchenAid, Cuisinart, and Jamie Oliver.
ToTT, #01-01A, 896 Dunearn Road and Suntec City. Also available via Redmart
Any baker worth her salt knows this name by heart. The leading baking specialist has everything you need for the perfect confection: every ingredient imaginable, accessories of all kinds, and tools and trays for everyone from amateur bakers to cake bosses. Its many locations – including Holland Village and Toa Payoh – across the island don’t hurt either.
Phoon Huat, various locations islandwide, including Simei, Toa Payoh and Marsiling.
Lau Choy Seng
Much like Sia Huat, Lay Choy Seng is another open secret amongst the cooking community. Carrying over 35 brands and 20,000 products, it’s ace for its extensive range of Chinese, Japanese and Western kitchenware, bakeware, cutlery, top-of-the-range knife sets and kitchen equipment. Simply check out their website and browse through its master catalogue – no doubt you’ll find just what you need!
Lau Choy Seng, 23/25 & 28 Temple Street, Singapore 058568, p. 6223 5486.
We’ve repeatedly waxed lyrical about Robinsons; the upmarket department store is chock-full of high-end makeup, gorgeous home interiors and must-have kitchenware. We love strolling through the cookware aisles, admiring the sheen of the many branded kitchen appliances (we’re talking CuisinArt and Le Creuset here) and picturing the traditional British coffee jars and bread bins sitting pretty in our own homes.
Robinsons, The Heeren, JEM and Raffles City.
Kitchen + Ware
For quality kitchen goods, you can’t go wrong with Kitchen + Ware. The speciality store has all the necessary accoutrements: baking accessories, woks and pans, as well as kitchen utensils and appliances. It’s worth nothing that the “+” in its name is symbolic – it represents the store’s pocket-friendly premium products.
Kitchen + Ware, Star Vista and Waterway Point.
At Singapore’s largest cake decorating retail store, you’ll find leading brands like Wilton, Silikomart, Jamaree and Jem. The three-storey store is stocked with kitchen prep tools, accessories to up your baking game (including oven thermometers and cooling grids), as well as decorating tools. And if you’re new to this, the top floor houses a course centre offering the renowned Wilton Method of Baking decorating courses and popular short term classes.
Bake-it-yourself, 9A Circular Road, Singapore 049365, p. 6100 2253.
Like its name suggests, Bake King is pure baking royalty. You’ve probably seen the brand’s signature blue logo (with the chubby chef) on local baking ingredients umpteen times. But unbeknownst to many, the brand also offers all the essentials for the right bake: tins and pans of assorted shapes and sizes, decorating tools, linens as well as packaging and display for both amateur and professional bakers.
Bake King, Block 10 Haig Road #01-363/365, Singapore 430010, p. 6742 8388. Open Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-6pm.
For affordable, cutting-edge, designer kitchenware, this Swedish furniture behemoth is your best bet. Products include dinnerware in a variety of colours and patterns, easy-to-use kitchenware, as well as DIY wall and food storages that are easy to build. Plus, with a yearly catalogue and themed showrooms to feed your kitchen inspo, you’ll be shopping to complete your dream kitchen in no time. Best of all: You can now shop online – yay for no more battles with the crazy crowds or getting lost in the showrooms!
IKEA Alexandra, 317 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159965, p. 6786 6868. Open 10am-11pm daily. IKEA Tampines, 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764, p. 6786 6868.
Planning to fill your kitchen cabinet with dinnerware made from top-notch materials à la strengthened porcelain? Moderne stocks a collection of stylish cooking and dining accessories that are made out of more alumina than your average kitchenware, and are sold at affordable prices. Besides heading down to its massive showroom, you can even shop online with a free delivery with over $300 spent.
Moderne, #01-48, Vertex, 33 Ubi Avenue 3, Singapore 408868, p. 6636 7345. Also available to purchase online.
Want your kitchen looking like something out of Alice in Wonderland? Browse and shop from the comfort of your own home for quirky kitchenware such as cutting board sets that come in different designs and grids for cutting specific meat and veggies, and animal-themed dinnerware. Qualy products are also great gifts for animal-loving cooking pals!
Qualy, available online and at authorised retailers. Qualy main showroom, #09-03, 55 Serangoon North Avenue 4, Singapore 555859, p. 9753 5927 (appointment only).
Tangs has some of the biggest and baddest range of kitchenware in Singapore, with everything from top-of-the-line mixers and blenders to chef-grade knives and essential baking pans. Our pro tip for shopping here? Sale seasons are the best time to pick up your coveted kitchen tools at deep discounts. Look out for bundle deals too.
Tangs, Tangs Plaza at 310 Orchard Road or VivoCity.
Plain Vanilla Home
This one’s for all the kitchenalia lovers: if you’ve ever popped into Plain Vanilla Bakery in Tiong Bahru and sighed over the tidy collection of beautiful wooden kitchen tools and gorgeous cake stands, Plain Vanilla has an entire store devoted to kitchen accessories and more homewares. Head on over to the famous Tan Boon Liat building to browse the goodies at Plain Vanilla Home, open Tuesday to Friday.
Plain Vanilla Home, 315 Outram Road 08-06, Singapore 169074
The Providore Downtown
This is our new Mecca. From classic enamelware to cocktail shakers and kits, beautiful serving boards, cool kitchen equipment and cookbooks, The Providore at OUE Downtown Gallery is every home cook and kitchen decor lover’s dream. Not to mention all the amazing ingredients and gourmet goodies you’ll want to stock up on too. We dare you to leave there empty-handed.
The Providore Downtown, 6A Shenton Way OUE Downtown Gallery B1-07 Singapore 068815
Nam Shiang & Co.
Nam Shiang & Co’s veritable variety of kitchenware makes up for its inaccessible location in Ubi. An open secret amongst restauranteurs, the store is home to affordable cooking essentials, including non-stick cookware, ceramic casserole pots and cutting boards.
Nam Shiang & Co., Block 3016 Ubi Road 1 #01-145 Singapore 408706
This furnishing e-commerce haven stocks over 10,000 products including must-have kitchen appliances such as induction cookers, microwave steam cases, sandwich makers, grills and steamboats, as well as dining utensils, kitchen organisers and baking accessories to add to your shopping list. Need a cuppa to finish prepping your kitchen? Bag a coffee maker while you’re at it oo. Look out for their sale section; you might just find yourself a sweet steal!
FortyTwo, available to purchase online.
Soon Star Kitchenware
For the home cooks well-versed in all cuisines, Soon Star Kitchenware runs the gamut from Asian to Western cookware, with works, claypots, sauce pans and non stick pans available. Rest assured you’ll only be purchasing quality pieces, as Soon Star is, after all, Singapore’s largest distributor for kitchenware, with emphasis on quality checks and nothing less than perfection in every detail.
Soon Star Kitchenware, 1 Bukit Batok Crescent, #02–26/27/28/29, WCEGA Plaza
As anyone who makes sushi at home can tell you, it ain’t easy finding specialist Japanese kitchenware in Singapore. Thankfully, Kyubei Japan fills the gap, with sushi-making equipment (think serveware, wooden rice mixing tubs, brass scalers and fish bone tweezers) as well as traditional Japanese knives, and bento boxes.
Kyubei Japan, 61 Ubi Road 1, #01-13, Oxley BizHub, Singapore 408727
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