The outbreak of coronavirus has encouraged us to stay home and practice social distancing. However, we’ll still need to grab our daily necessities. With the convenience of online supermarkets, you’re now able to avoid the crowds and get your groceries anywhere, anytime.
- Open Taste
Collecting fresh produce directly from over 200 farms in six countries, the people at Open Taste provide fresh vegetables, fruits, and even seafood and meats through their online site. Your order is then delivered to you in less than 36 hours for a small fee, allowing you to support regional farmers without compromising on efficiency.
- Ryan’s GrocerySpecialising in foods for people with intolerances and allergies, Ryan’s Grocery stocks both fresh and packaged products, with a focus on organic and healthy foods. They also have a wide selection of high-quality meat cuts, such as grass-fed Carrara Beef, distinguished by its signature white Wagyu marbling, which make their slightly steeper prices worth the investment.
Especially accessible for fans of online shopping who already have a Lazada account, Redmart is one of the quickest ways to order groceries online. The choice of products is wide and varied, and the option of getting them delivered to your home in a two-hour time window of your choice significantly bumps up the convenience factor.
With its specialisation in natural products, iHerb stands out among online supermarkets. Aside from products for the health-conscious such as organic peanut butter made without sugar and almond flour, they stock herbal bath products, supplements, facial cleansers, and even dog shampoo. A nifty feature of their catalogue is that their products can be sorted by special dietary needs and allergies. Plus, a purchase of multiple items by the same brand can get you a nice quantity discount.
- OnHand Agrarian
Founded in order to make fish farming more sustainable, OnHand Agrarian delivers seafood and fish to your home on a subscription basis, starting from $20/month. You can pick from multiple year-long plans, supporting a local business and helping to reduce waste with their reusable container system.
- Amazon Singapore
Offering similar prices as other online shopping giants, Amazon does not immediately stand out from the crowd. Its biggest advantage, however, is the free delivery on all orders, including groceries, that comes with its paid Amazon Prime membership. The TV shows and movies included with Prime are a nice bonus, and the perfect way to spend your time while you wait for your groceries.
- Avo & Co
If you are looking for a time-saving shopping experience, how about not having to pick out your groceries at all? Avo & Co puts together weekly boxes of vegetables, fruits, and optional meats and seafood, delivering them straight to your doorstep. They even include cards with recipe ideas you can make with their produce, so you can have a fresh and creative menu every week without worrying about what to buy.
This was adapted from an article originally published in the April 2020 issue of SquareRooms.