While Hari Raya Puasa is approaching, Covid-19 restrictions have also been tightening.
Instead of jostling with the crowds, here are some halal grocery delivery options from smaller specialty supermarkets to help prepare for the upcoming festivities.
Compare and contrast these 10 halal grocers and butchers in SG, including their average delivery fees.
1. Hao Mart (Hao Halal Hub)
- Hao Mart delivery fees: a flat rate of $10
- Hao Mart address: More than 10 stores islandwide. Check website to find a Hao Mart near you.
Hao Halal Hub is the halal arm of the Hao Mart brand, with numerous stores islandwide. Halal Hub outlets sell halal meats as well as Hao Mart’s usual range of products, which are typical of what you’d find in any neighbourhood minimart. The bigger outlets have a decent range of fresh fruits and vegetables, too.
For online shoppers, the selection available on their website is not extensive and limited mainly to essential items like water and toilet paper. They usually charge a flat rate of $10 for delivery.
2. Toko Warisan
- Toko Warisan delivery fees: $8.90 for orders under $80, free for orders >$80
- Toko Warisan address: About 10 outlets islandwide. Check the website to find a Toko Warisan near you.
This brand of stores specialises in halal frozen meats and imported products from Muslim countries like Middle Eastern dates and Malaysian and Indonesian pastes, sauces and snacks.
It’s hard to compare prices as the brands they carry are quite different from those you’d find at mainstream supermarkets. But they look to be on the cheap side, with a stick of Buttercup Luxury Spread butter costing $2.10 when the usual price at NTUC FairPrice is $2.55.
They offer delivery at a flat fee of $8.90, with free delivery being offered for deliveries of at least $80.
3. Suzy Ameer
- Suzy Ameer delivery fees:
$10 for orders under $75
$7 for orders $75 to $150
Free for orders >$150
- Suzy Ameer address: Blk 201D Tampines St 21 #01-1161 Singapore 524201
Specialising in frozen food, BBQ meats and wet pastes, Suzy Ameer also has a range of other grocery items including household cleaning products and beverages.
However, you’ll have to pay for the convenience, as their products are on the pricey side. A 275ml bottle of ABC Kecap Manis costs $2.90 here, versus $1.95 at NTUC FairPrice.
Delivery is $10 for orders under $75, $7 for orders under $150 but at least $75, and free for orders of at least $150.
- 7Mall delivery fees: $9 for orders under $79, free for orders >$79
- 7Mall address: Online only.
7Mall has closed all physical stores and will now only be delivering orders placed online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Their selection includes not only meat and seafood but also a wide range of fruits and vegetables, eggs, noodles, household cleaning products, personal care products and aromatherapy products, making them one of the most comprehensive supermarkets on this list.
They also charge slightly higher prices compared to regular supermarkets. For instance, a loaf of Gardenia Fine Grain Wholemeal bread costs $2.90 here, as opposed to $2.50 at NTUC FairPrice.
Delivery charges are $9 for orders under $79, and you get free delivery for orders above $79.
5. My NikMart
- My NikMart delivery fees: $10 for orders under $39.90, free for orders >$39.90
- My NikMart address: Online only.
My NikMart is an online store that specialises in halal frozen products as well as sauces, pastes and convenience foods like frozen curry puffs and mini ketupats.
Prices are average, with some products costing more and some less than at NTUC FairPrice. For instance, a 720ml bottle of Head & Shoulders Shampoo costs $9.90 on My Nik Mart, when the usual price at NTUC FairPrice is $12.95. On the other hand, a packet of Maggie Curry instant noodles costs $2.90, versus NTUC FairPrice’s $2.20.
Get free delivery on orders of $39.90 and above . Orders under $39.90 will be charged a $10 delivery fee.
6. CS Foods
- CS Foods delivery fees: $12.99 for orders up to $50, $8.99 for orders between $50-$70 and free for orders >$80
- CS Foods address: Online only.
CS Foods is an online halal butcher sells not only halal meat, fish and poultry, but also finger foods like squid rings and sausages, dairy products like butter, and truffle products like truffle oil and truffle paste.
Their products are premium and therefore on the pricey side. You’re looking at paying $51.30 for 600g of Union Station Angus Beef Ribeye.
Delivery is free for orders over $80, otherwise they charge $12.99 for orders $50 and below and $8.99 for orders between $50 – $70.
7. SBY Meat
- SBY Meat delivery fees: For cooked meat, they charge $10.70. For raw meat, they charge $10.70 for orders below $100. Orders above $100 are free.
- SBY Meat address: Online only.
As its name suggests, SBY Meat is a halal meat supplier offering beef, mutton, lamb and chicken. They’ve got local options like raw beef, chicken and mutton satay, as well as beef rendang and lamb curry.
Prices are affordable when compared to what you would pay for the same products at supermarkets. 1kg of whole beef striploin costs $19.50.
Standard delivery charges for both raw and cooked meat is $10.70. However for raw meat, orders above $100 are free.
8. The Meatery
- The Meatery delivery fees: $10 for orders under $120, free for orders >$120
- The Meatery address: Online only.
The Meatery is a halal butchery serving up cuts of premium imported meats. Offerings include Australia Wagyu and US Black Angus.
You will pay premium prices, with 200g of Australian grass-fed, free-range tenderloin steak costing $21.40.
Delivery costs $10 and is free if your order is worth at least $120.
9. The Halal Meat Specialist (by Lim Traders)
- The Halal Meat Specialist delivery fees: Only self-collection is available before Hari Raya. After Hari Raya, $20 for orders below $150 and free for orders above $150
- The Halal Meat Specialist address: Online only.
The Halal Meat Specialist is the halal arm of frozen meat supplier Lim Traders. They’ve got a wide range of meat including beef, mutton, lamb, chicken, duck and BBQ meats. Their seafood selection includes fish like cod, dory, saba mackerel and fresh Norwegian salmon, as well as sotong, scallop and prawn.
Price are affordable, with $9.90/kg for Brazil Beef Brisket.
Before Hari Raya, only self-collection is available. However, for orders after Hari Raya, they charge a delivery cost of $20 for orders below $150 and delivery costs are free for orders above $150.
10. The Meat Up
- The Meat Up delivery fees: $15 to $30, no free delivery during COVID-19 period
- The Meat Up address: Blk 138 Tampines St 11 #01-142 Singapore 521138
The Meat Up (pictured at top) is a premium halal butchery that serves quality cuts of beef, poultry and lamb, as well as sausages, patties and halal (non-alcoholic) wine and beer. They’ve also got dry food and sauces imported from Italy, Italian spices and herbs, vinegars, olive oils, truffle oils, premium dry pasta and Italian cheeses.
They charge premium prices, with 100g of Black Angus dry aged ribeye steak costing $8.90.
During COVID-19, they have withdrawn their free delivery offer on orders over $200, so all orders will be charged $15 to $30. In addition, there is a surcharge of up to $5 depending on your postcode. If you wish to avoid delivery charges, you can choose to pick your order up at their store.
By Joanne Poh, Text adapted from MoneySmart, Singapore’s leading personal finance portal that helps you to maximise your money/ Additional Reporting: Kirstie-mae Baptist June 2020 /Last updated by Jasia Shamdasani, May 2021 (Compare and shop for the best deals on Loans, Insurance and Credit Cards on MoneySmart.sg now! Like it on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest news and articles.)
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