Depending on your tastes, buying bread in Singapore can sometimes be a challenge. A lot of stores in Singapore sell bread that tends to be more on the sweet side. For us, we love tasting the flavours of salt, sourdough and olive oil in our bread so the slightly sweeter bread is not to our taste. We have hit the streets and taste tested a lot of bread. Here are our favourite places to buy bread in Singapore!
Market Place Tanglin Mall
Don’t be fooled by the fact that this bakery sits at the entrance of a supermarket. The bread sold here is, in our opinion, some of the best on the market in Singapore! The bread is actually supplied by Nick Vina, who on investigation owns a bakery at Icon Village and has chefs trained in Europe and Australia creating the beautiful artisan breads that are available at Tanglin Mall. We love the use of organic produce used to make the bread and the absence of preservatives or artificial ingredients in the bread. Our favourite picks are:
- Nan bread – This is not, as the name might suggest, an Indian bread, rather it’s a bread roll with a soft the medium texture and a lovely savoury flavour.
- Pita bread – I buy these and pop them in the freezer. They make great pizza bases if you don’t have any homemade dough. They are made from wholemeal flour, so a great way to get the wholegrains into the kids!!
- Cibatta – Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside and no hint of sweet, this is the perfect bread to serve on a cheese platter or as your ‘bread basket’ at a dinner party.
Maison Kayser is a chain of bakeries that started in France and have opened all over the world. Don’t be put off by the fact that this is a chain, because the product that they produce has the feeling much more of a small local bakery. Apart from bread, they make delectable pastries, as you would expect from a French bakery!. Our favourite pick of the bread is the ciabatta rolls and loaves. You can just taste the olive oil in this bread. So, so good! They have several outlets in Singapore. Visit their website http://www.maison-kayser.com/en/ for Singapore locations.
Baker & Cook
When I discovered Baker & Cook in Singapore i felt right at home, his bread’s are exactly what we are used to in Australia. Dean Brettschneider is a global-based professional baker and patissier with an international following who opened his first store at Greenwood shops, at 77 Hillcrest Rd in Singapore. Baker & Cook is now in 4 locations across Singapore.
Their selection of breads, cakes, tarts, jams, cookies, salads, quiches, and sandwiches plus their all day brunch menu draws me there all the time. They have fabulous All Press coffee, so if you are a coffee snob you won’t be disappointed.
Baker & Cook is definitely worth a visit as there bread is one of the best on the island. Have a look on their website for a list of stores.
The Bread Project
If you live on the East Coast no doubt you have already discovered The Bread Project in Joo Chiat. They are committed to providing you with wholesome bread with no additives unlike supermarket breads that are mass produced. With a great selection of breads and pastries, this bakery is definitely worth a visit, their bread is
Jason’s Gourmet Grocer
Jason’s has a wide selection of bread’s and pastries baked fresh daily. We love their variety at very reasonable prices.
Let us know if you’ve found another great bakery in Singapore.