Getting kids to eat their greens is always a challenge and for some, a seriously daunting task. But thankfully, this list of vegetarian places in Singapore should convert even the most veggie-resistant kids, thanks to their tasty menu items and inviting atmosphere. Here are our top picks on where to take the little ones to for your next meatless and oh-so-delicious meal!
Ditch the greasy burger and fries combo at conventional fast-food joints and head East of Singapore for VeganBurg. Both adults and kids will fall in love instantly with the meatless burgers (from SG$8.90), replaced with an option for a tasty soy patty that bursts with flavor in every bite. You can also switch out seaweed fries with crunchy broccoli, and finish off your meal with one of three plant-based ice cream choices.
Veganburg, 44 Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419502, +65 6844 686, www.veganburg.com
Featuring a wide variety of cuisines to choose from – including Chinese, Japanese and Thai – Honzen is a one-stop vegetarian solution for different cravings. The restaurant serves up high-quality creations, all lovingly made with health in mind. Besides sampling their unique gastronomical creations, try their refreshing house drinks too, each of which proposes different health benefits. Kids can also join in the action, as the space provides kid chairs and kid-friendly utensils!
Honzen Café, 41 Sam Leong Road, Singapore 207931, +65 6333 0478, www.facebook.com/Honzen
You must have seen these clean, spaces at a mall near you, enticing you in with their display of healthy offerings. Easily spotted at various locations around Singapore, Greendot is one of the leading vegetarian food chains in all of the island. Served in bento boxes, their set meals are a steal, considering their affordable prices for large portions of organic goodness. Students also enjoy a promo deal of only S$6.90 at selected timings.
Greendot, multiple locations, www.greendot.sg
Eating clean and organic doesn’t mean taste is compromised. Just head to Real Food to prove that theory right. Each of the three outlets in Singapore boasts a laidback ambiance and swarming crowds, all eager for vegan dishes such as the ever-popular beef millet burger and mushroom noodles. For the kids, get the slurp-worthy spaghetti with veggie meatballs and the gluten-free dessert cakes that use healthier coconut sugar instead – yum!
Real Food, multiple locations, www.realfoodgrocer.com
Relatively new in the vegetarian scene under the A-One group of restaurants, Green Signature is gaining a fast following due to their zi char style range of menu items. The Claypot Rice, Cereal Mushrooms and Assorted Vegetables in Sambal Sauce are all hot favorites, but don’t leave without ordering their signature Salted Yolk dishes! With 4 locations islandwide, it'll be an ease to venture for some yummy veggie fare!
Green Signature, various locations, https://aonegroup.sg/brand/green-signature/
If there’s a type of food kids won’t say “no” to, it’s ice cream – and Brownice Italian Ice Cream Café knows just how to drive the young ones into a health kick with their array of dairy-free vegan desserts. The frozen treats are thoughtfully made with organic brown rice milk, and with a range of flavors that includes Gula Melaka and Nutella, Brownice will be your guilt-free go-to for both you and the kiddos.
Brownice Italian Vegan Ice Cream Café, 8 Sin Ming Road, #01-03, Sin Ming Centre, Singapore 575628, +65 6456 6431, http://brownice.weebly.com/
Centrally located in the heart of town and hailing from Taiwan, Sufood is a top choice for vegetarian Italian fare. Don’t be fooled by its fancy restaurant interior either – they offer an affordable eight-course set meal from only S$39.80 that fulfills a complete meal, including breadsticks and a beverage of choice. Cap off your meal by digging in to the Lava Chocolate Cake with the kids.
Sufood, #02-19, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103, +65 6333 5338, http://sufood.com.sg/
Breathe new life into your meals at The Living Café, and sample their dishes that focus on using raw and organic ingredients. You’ll find plenty of offerings here that favor nuts and herbs, lovingly included in plenty of the items. There’s a kids menu of dishes such as Vege Pizza and Brown Fried Rice, that comes in a fully vegetarian option. No surprise if your kid goes full vegan after dining here!
The Living Café, 779 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269758, +65 6468 4482, http://thelivingcafeasia.com/
Despite their name, eating at Original Sin will do more good for you, courtesy of their meatless Mediterranean-styled creations. One of their most popular dishes, the Bosco Misto (SG$29), is a hybrid of tofu, spinach, and feta decorated with nuts and a plum sauce that thoroughly complements the whole dish. Parents will be delighted with the kids' menu too, that has everything from quesadillas to pastas, all at pocket-friendly prices!
Original Sin, 43 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-62, Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278115, +65 6475 5605, www.originalsin.com.sg
Treat yourself and your kids to hearty, non-GMO meals at Loving Hut. The eatery offers the best of both worlds, with traditional western choices alongside vegetarian versions of local favorites like laksa and mee siam. These variations work well, only made better by their low-calorie count and organic ingredients used. There’s even books and a television to educate kids on the benefits of eating healthy too, giving them a head start for later years.
Loving Hut, 229 Joo Chiat Road, #01-01, Singapore 427489, +65 6348 6318, http://lovinghut.com.sg/
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