The Source Bulk Foods at Cluny Court is the first Singapore branch of Australia’s largest bulk foods and zero-waste retailer. They carry a wide range of pantry staples, numbering over 350 products that include premium whole foods and treats, and packaging-free household products. The opening marks a step towards cultivating healthy lifestyles and building a healthier planet, right here on the little red dot!
Founded in 2012 in Byron Bay, Sydney, Australia, The Source Bulk Foods has established itself as a pioneer of sustainable living, promoting an ethos of zero packaging, as well as encouraging customers to buy and use only what is needed. The brand also prides itself in offering good old-fashioned service – shopping at The Source Bulk Foods is akin to dropping by a friendly neighbourhood grocer, where customers are received with a warm and genuine welcome.
Celebrating the opening, Rob Behennah, Master Franchisor of The Source Bulk Foods, Southeast Asia, shares, “We are incredibly excited to open Singapore’s very first The SourceBulk Foods store! We are as much about providing nutritious products as we are about embracing a zero waste goal, and creating a healthy community. Our passionate team looks forward to delivering wholesome food, nourishing families, and in doing so, take a hands-onapproach to nurturing our planet.”
The Source Bulk Foods encourages customers to bring along refillable bags, containers, or jars, as well as purchase as much or as little as needed. Franchise Partner, Sarah Widjaja, who is also a full-time Nutritionist, explains, “The Source Bulk Foods is revolutionising the way we shop. At every step of the way, suppliers, retailers, and customers can reduce their use of unnecessary packaging and single-use plastics. By buying only what is needed, we can alsominimise food waste.”
Shopping at The Source Bulk Foods is simple and fun, involving just three easy steps: grab a bag (or refill a jar), write the product code, and fill the bag with the desired amount of the chosen product. Customers then proceed to the cashier, where their groceries will be weighed, and payment can be made.
Visitors may browse the store’s affordable range of products, which have been carefully sourced and selected for quality, and which caters to vegan, paleo, organic, and gluten-free diets.
Stocked with plenty of ingredients for the kitchen, The Source Bulk Foods is every homecook’s dream! Pick from beans, grains, seeds, and flours, to herbs and spices, nuts; whether raw, insecticide-free, roasted, salted, or smoked, as well as a variety of cooking oils and condiments.
Founded six years ago at McCallum Street, homegrown brand SPRMRKT was the pioneer of multi-concept experiences in a singular space. It was the go-to place for the food- and arts- savvy cosmopolite and one which provided daily inspiration in necessary but simple ways by melding the enjoyments of dining, discovering and experiencing – a rethinking of nourishment and consumption.
SPRMRKT has relocated to the charming Bukit Timah neighbourhood at Cluny Court. At this quaint locale, SPRMRKT stays true to this philosophy of inspiring daily life through thoughtful dining (simple all-day fare accented with Southeast Asian flavours), arts and lifestyle programmes, with an introduction of a new bi-weekly activity – hands-on cooking classes conducted by Chef-Owner Joseph Yeo.
Founded by Singaporeans Sue-Shan Quek and Joseph Yeo, SPRMRKT is a unique culinary-cultural concept that merges F&B, retail and art into a single, yet multi-faceted, experience. The homegrown brand operates 3 venues for a lifestyle-oriented following and neighbouring residents. SPRMRKT (Cluny Court) focuses on simple all-day fare accented with Southeast Asian flavours. At Robertson Quay, SPRMRKT Daily is a lifestyle and dining riverside destination with casual all-day offerings and SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar is an ideal catering and private events space dedicated to hospitality and transformative experiences. Integral to the eateries are a retail space featuring thoughtfully curated, high-quality artisanal merchandise emphasising local and regional sources, and a space for contemporary art.
Regular and new diners can expect a menu of simple all-day fare accented with Southeast Asian flavours, derived from Chef-Owner Joseph Yeo’s roots as a Singaporean with Indonesian heritage and his training in modern European cuisine.
Fuel up with a selection of SPRGRN Bowls brimming with healthful ingredients like the Acai, Pili Nuts & Overnight Oats Bowl, Asian Bean Bowl with brown rice, tempeh, French beans and tofu braised in savoury Kecap Manis and a sous vide egg, as well as the Slow-Braised Pork & Goji Berry Bowl featuring slow-braised pork with miso, bean curd skin & wolf berries.
All-day breakfast favourites such the toothsome SPRMRKT BRKFST, Oven-Baked Eggs and Avocado On Toast make a delightful meal at anytime of the day, while the quintessential eggs florentine is given a light makeover with scrumptious housemade organic quinoa cakes.
Dinner takes on a separate menu highlighting Salt-Baked Beetroot with Anchovies, Smoked Snapper slow-cooked in preserved soy bean, Slow-Roasted Soto Chicken Thigh, 600g Grilled Bone-In Ribeye with Sarawak Peppercorn sauce and Salted Egg Bernaise.
Weekend brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays.
An enticing cocktail selection has been curated for day-drinking, and more so at leisurely weekend brunch gatherings. To quench and delight is the order of the day with refreshing, tropical or piquant ingredients so there can never be “one too many”. Upping the fun factor are the Spiked Milkshakes in variations of mocha, peanut butter as well as cookies & cream, with non-alcoholic options to choose from.
Envisioned as a place for communal life, SPRMRKT is delighted to host the neighbourhood at their new series of bi-weekly hands-on cooking classes, held within the restaurant at the open-concept, ‘social kitchen’. These will be launched from June 2018 onwards.
SPRMRKT retains its thoughtfully curated, artisanal collection that emphasises local and regional producers who share their values and aspirations – often family-run with deep traditional and/or artisanal roots. Merchandise includes fresh produce, food products, beauty, wellness, household and design-related items.
Ever tried banana with coffee? Asia’s first affogato bar, The Affogato Bar will offer you that combination with their 'Banana Ramble'. It comes with fresh bananas and banana cake paired with aromatic double-espresso shots from Dimattima (a household name in Melbourne’s coffee scene).
What exactly is affogato? It is commonly explained as an Italian dessert consisting of ice cream topped with shot/shots of espresso coffee. This cosy cafe tucked within Bukit Timah’s quiet Cluny Court offers five different Affogatos.
Enjoy their hand-rolled bagel sandwiches too. Their newest addition is the Toasted Black & White Sesame Bagel with New Zealand Smoked King Salmon.
To accommodate the growing number of their customers, The Fishwives which is known for providing sustainably grown gourmet food sans additives, chemicals, and genetic modification, opened its new larger outlet at Cluny Court in September.
Now with the 635 sq. ft. new store, The Fishwives owner Rebecca Forwood hopes to offer larger space to serve their customers as well as to accommodate a wider selection of ethically-produced meat and seafood alongside popular pastry offerings from homegrown Tiong Bahru Bakery.
The Fishwives was founded in Hong Kong in the early 1990s by Rebecca's mother and aunt. She then brought the brand to Singapore in 2001 where it was launched as an online shop. Eventually, the brand opened its first brick-and-mortar storefront in early 2014.
The Fishwives is a gourmet food emporium specialising in ethically and sustainably produced meat and seafood from New Zealand. The brand’s ethos revolves around being clean, green, and no nasties.
The Fishwives prides itself in being the exclusive retailer of pure BLACK, a hormone and antibiotic free grass-fed beef from Australia; Akaroa Salmon, an award-winning King Salmon product from a family-owned business in Canterbury, New Zealand; and Australia’s Oyster Coast Oysters, a group of 44 oyster farms claiming of supplying the best quality environmentally sustainable oysters.
Apart from its selection of fresh meat and seafood, they also bills itself as Singapore’s first independent store to offer freshly baked pastries by the popular Tiong Bahru Bakery. They offer a wide range of its signature bakes, including crowd-favourites croissants and Kouign Amann.