An expat's quest for healthy living
Hearty artisan loaves of bread are not always easy to find in Singapore. I’m just starting to compile a list of bread places and am welcoming any suggestions to add to this. I put an asterisk beside the ones that are organic. The others are just higher quality artisan style or European style breads.
It’s hard to decide which of Singapore’s newest French bakery imports is better… I think it’s a toss up between Paul and Maison Kayser. I picked up some organic bread here last time so perhaps I’ll give them a little extra credit for being both delicious and socially responsible.
*The Organic Baker
You may know this one as the bagged loaves you see at the health food stores around town. They have a retail location called UpperCrust By The Organic Baker at the OUB Centre which I have not been to yet. So far I haven’t been overwhelmed with what I’ve had from them.
*The Butcher [44 Jalan Merah Saga]
This high end butcher/deli has a selection of organic hot dog buns and hamburger buns. No whole wheat options as far as I’ve seen but much higher quality than the air bread versions from the grocery store.
*Cedele [20 locations]
I have only been to the Tanglin location and have checked out their website. They have four varieties of organic breads they make and they make spelt bread. I’m not sure if they carry the organics at all of their locations. They have cafes and bread counters in malls all over the city.
Tiong Bahru Bakery [Main location: 56 Eng Hoon Street #01-70, 2nd location in Raffles City Shopping Centre 252 North Bridge Road #B1-11/12 ]
This is a the darling of locals and expats alike in the bread and pastry category. We go here for bread and croissants quite regularly and they are very much on par with a Parisian bakery for quality and attention to detail.
Maison Kayser [6 Scotts Road, #B1-09 Scotts Square]
This is the talk of the town at the moment. Too good to be true? Not according to reviews and the amazing things I have tried so far.
Bread Society [ION Orchard]
This is one of those urban shops inside malls in the city but it has crusty loaves of artisan breads which are pretty tasty. Definitely miles ahead of Bread Talk or other white bread fluff shops.
Jones the Grocer [9 Dempsey Road]
They make some really nice crusty artisan loaves. Look toward the back of the store near the cheese room.
There’s often a small location inside Cold Storage or Market Place grocery stores. This is more the kind of faux artisan breads we used to get at IGA or Safeway. At least there are some decent whole wheat options. It’s not great but not terrible either.
La Fromagerie [http://www.gourmetshop.com.sg]
This used to be in Chip Bee Gardens but is now an online shop still offering french breads to order.
Da Paolo Gastronomia [43 Jalan Merah Saga]
Has the most wonderful ciabatta in town. This is not a source for whole wheat health bread but it’s very high quality and will wow foodie dinner guests.