Gone are the days when vegetarian and vegan food were associated with being “boring” and “tasteless”. Nowadays, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants that serve up 100% plant-based dishes that are exciting for the tastebuds of any age. Here’s our top 10 recommended places to head to for your next vegan meal!
Who said vegan food has to be bland? At VeganBurg, the burgers are so tasty that you won’t even realize they’re 100% from vegetables. The Cracked Mayo Burger (from SG$9.90) contains a protein patty and is an all-time fav, while you can also sink your teeth into localized delights like the Chili Krab Burg (from SG$12.90) and Char-Grilled Satay Burger (from SG$10.90). Their set meals come with a drink, and seaweed fries or a drink.
VeganBurg, 44 Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419502, +65 6844 6868, www.veganburg.com
For a central location that ticks all the boxes for a vegan meal, HRVST Bistro is where it’s at. The rooftop cafe boasts fresh ingredients in their dishes, like their Soy Satay (SG$10) and Vegan Carbonara (SG$18). There’s also a herb garden within the compound so you can bring the kids around for a little outdoor adventure and educate them on what goes into their meals too!
HRVST Bistro, #05-01, 6A Shenton Way, OUE Downtown Gallery, Singapore 068815, +65 6920 7500, abt-hrvst.com
True to its name, Real food only provides real, organic, and healthy ingredients in the food they serve - you won’t be finding MSG or preserved food here. Try the Veggie Omelette (SG$9.80) as an appetizer, before moving on to the mains like Baked Stuffed Portobello mushrooms (SG$11.80). There are multiple outlets as well, but their South Beach location offers extra cozy sofa seating that will complement your meal.
Real Food, multiple locations, www.realfoodgrocer.com
Looking for vegan food with a Western flair? Then head to Cafe Salivation at Little India for an “eat clean” affair. Here, the bright pink and red interior will invite you to savor their menu of vegan items - like the Spaghetti Soya Bolognese (SG$16) and Black Bean Tostadas (SG$16). Kids will also enjoy their eggless dessert treats like the Chia Seed Pudding (SG$8), all made with 100% natural sugar.
Café Salivation, 176 Race Course Road, Singapore 218607, +65 6298 1412, www.cafesalivation.com
Just like VeganBurg, nomVnom serves up delicious vegan burgers that are just as drool-worthy as your usual fast food joints’. Their QQ Cheesy Burger (SG$8.90) is made out of mushroom stems, but don’t be surprised if you think it’s meat from their uncannily yummy texture. For sides, the Goro Balls (SG$3.90) are a great alternative to the usual fries. Wash it all down with homeade drinks like the Lemon Passionfruit Tea (SG$3.90).
nomVnom, multiple locations, www.nomvnom.com
Vegan food can come in different cuisines, as proven by Loving Hut. Choose your 100% plant-based dishes in the style of local favorites or Western delights from this worldwide chain. The Nyonya Laksa (SG$8.90) is a must-try, which offers the same familiar coconut gravy taste, accompanied with fresh cucumbers and dou miao veggies. Other highlights that both young and old can enjoy include the Teriyaki Skewer Brown Rice (SG$6.90) and the Teochew Mee Pok (SG$8.90).
Loving Hut, #01-01, 229 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427489, +65 6348 6318, lovinghut.com.sg
For working adults around the CBD area, Vegan Bowl is your answer to a healthy and tasty vegan meal. With a countless number of varieties, they will also cater to whatever cuisine you feel like. They’ve got Asian-influenced delights like the Kung Pao Monkeyhead Mushroom Rice and Fried Seafood Udon. Keep a lookout for their weekly promos that start from just $8.90, with some that even come with a free drink!
Vegan Bowl, #01-39, 3 Pickering Street, Singapore 048660, www.facebook.com/pages/category/Vegetarian-Vegan-Restaurant/Vegan-Bowl
When non-vegetarians flock to a vegan restaurant, you know it’s got to be good. Bring your kiddos to Genesis Vegan Restaurant to try their all-veggie delights, including herbal Bak Kut Teh with brown rice and a side of bak choy for SG$8.90. Kids will love the mushroom dumplings (SG$6 for 6) that is filled with tasty mock meat and vegetables, or the Tofu Cheesecake (SG$4.50) to satisfy their sweet tooth.
Genesis Vegan Restaurant, 115 Owens Road, Singapore 218922, +65 6438 7118, www.facebook.com/genesisvegan
If you think Korean food is only K BBQ and beef bowls, think again. Equally yummy options are offered at The Boneless Kitchen, where you can put in your request to have all your dishes to be 100% vegan. Try the Dolsot Bibimbap (SG$9.90) – their vegan take on the Korean favorite, with fresh vegetables mixed in with rice and sesame oil. For sharing with the fam, the slightly spicy Tteokkochi (SG$5.90) – char burnt rice cakes is a great choice.
The Boneless Kitchen, #01-31, Commerze @ Irving, 1 Irving Place, Singapore 369546, +65 8457 6464, thebonelesskitchen.com
Some of the most comforting vegan food lies in Soul ALife, where you can get anything from avocado on toast to vegan brownies. If you’re up for a heavier meal, the Buddha Bowl (SG$9.90) has a combination of quinoa, coleslaw, tofu and cauliflower to get your diet in the right direction. With everything on the menu MSG-free, you can rest assure you and the kids will be having a healthy feast.
Soul ALife, #01-39, 3 Pickering Street, China Square, Singapore 048660, +65 9183 8290, www.soulalifesg.com
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