A new grocery store, Ryan’s Grocery has recently opened its door at Binjai Park in Bukit Timah area! Unlike any other grocer that you can find in town, 99% of the products that Ryan’s Grocery are selling is GLUTEN FREE! This is actually the result of love. The co-owner couple, Sebastian and Wendy, has a son, Ryan who has several dietary needs including intolerance to dairy products, gluten, nuts, soy, egg and yeast. Hence they started their journey to source for organic meats and gluten-free produce directly from farms and farmers’ markets in Australia. With their understanding towards special dietary needs, Ryan’s Grocery is born as a one stop store to support the local community for people with intolerances and special dietary needs.
Through their search, the couple has developed relationships with the small batch producers in Australia and has brought in products that are not available anywhere else in Singapore. Besides the 8 gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free nut butters from Health Nut Foods, there is a selection of gluten-free cookies and pancake pre-mix from Bondhi’s Bakery and an array of truffle oil, salsa, mustard and aioli from Great Southern Truffles. You can also find cold-pressed and unfiltered Wambyn Organic Olive Oil, Gluten-free and preservative-free chutneys, masala pastes, caramelised vinegars and relishes from Latasha’s Kitchen and Pure Honey range of unheated raw, seasonal and flavoured honeys from Western Australia.We have all heard about how good free range products are, with Ryan’s Grocery’s full-service butchery situated on site, you can be thrilled to find hormone and antibiotic free, free-range chickens aka An Xin (安心) chicken and Free-Range Pork (Western Australia)! Grass fed certified organic Blackwood Valley Beef from Western Australia are directly sourced and imported by the carcass and sectioned into specific cuts. Thus consumers have a great variety to choose from, from Striploin to Ribeye, Beef Blade to Brisket and Asian cuts for Shabu Shabu, Yakiniku and Stir-Fries are also available. Blackwood Valley cattle are raised and finished in a grass-fed, low stress natural herd environment on the farm, free of any artificial growth hormones and antibiotics. They are processed at a younger age compared to other organic cattle, and are raised in a cool climate where they have access to high quality pasture year round. Thus guarantees and enhances the eating quality of Blackwood Valley beef and makes it distinctive from other organic beef available. Ryan’s Grocery also made gluten-free sausages with all-natural casings on site . There are a varieties of sausages include Bush Tomato and Pepper Berry Sausages, Lemon and Oregano Lamb Sausages and Cranberry and Chestnut Pork Sausages. There are also handcrafted Farmhouse Sausages that are gluten-free and free of sulphates, nitrates and preservatives.During our trip to Ryan’s Grocery, we have also tasted some of the items that are available and Wendy has also shared some tips on how to incorporate gluten free products to whip up a delicious dish on the table. One of my favourite is the idea of using Latasha’s Kitchen Cherry Chocolate as a dip to go with the fruits as a simple dessert and using the Great Southern Truffle Aioli Mayonnaise as a dip for deep fried food. This Christmas, Ryan’s Grocery has also launched the Christmas Menu to help people to have a fuss free home gathering. You can opt to get the roasted ones or request to roast the meat on your own. The last order is on the 18th Dec with 5 days in advance booking. I like the idea of Ryan’s Grocery being an one stop boutique Grocer and Butcher for both the health conscious ones and for people who has dietary needs. These are some of the things that I got from Ryan’s Grocery. Hehe. I am feeling so healthy munching on the Gluten Free potato chips! With over 1000 products ranging from free range produces to gluten free snacks, flours to pasta, condiments to and organics vegetables, this is definitely going to be a paradise to many. So do check out Ryan’s Grocery at Brinjai Park. Alternatively, you can also check out their online grocery shop. There is free delivery with for purchase above $100. =)