Carrotsticks and Cravings is a café that some people I know are looking exactly for – serving healthy AND tasty food, full for greens and superfoods, and decorated in pretty pink and white.
With several GF, NF, DF, V options – gluten free, nut free, dairy free, vegetarian.
A healthy food haven. It is located at the further end of Dempsey on 75E Loewen Road, run by Terri-Anne who is an expat mum from Melbourne living in Singapore.
The jovial looking Terri-Anne also runs a food blog posting recipes, and a cooking studio right next to the café.
The space itself was open and bright, carefully decked with pink accents of utensils, ornaments and placemats.
Customers were mainly expats when I visited, and vibes cheery and positive.
Terri Anne’s food philosophy is all about keeping things in moderation – 80% good, 20% indulgence.
Breakfast offerings included Acai Berry Bowl ($14), Breakfast Berry Parfait ($14), Smashed Avocados ($18), and Meredith Goats Cheese with Thyme Roasted Mushrooms on Sourdough ($18).
If you come during lunch, there are Quinoa and Pomegranate Superfood Salad ($18), Green Falafel Bowl ($20), Dukkah Roasted Pumpkin and Lentil Salad ($18), with rotational salad and sourdough specials.
Coffee is from a Brother Basil & Co. blend from Melbourne.
I had the Acai Berry Bowl ($14) which was spot on, one of the best Acai Bowls I had in Singapore.
Included with homemade peanut butter granola (with option of berry coconut granola), the acai berry smoothie was of a good consistency and remained relatively thick.
It was topped with coconut flakes, chia seeds, blueberries and raspberries for added colours and freshness.
I also enjoyed the Breakfast Berry Parfait ($14), and suddenly thought that having all these healthy foods might not be that bad or boring after all.
The fresh granola made a whole lot of difference.
I only thought that that Kale, Avocado and Orange Salad ($24, added with Dukkah Roasted Chicken) was on the plain side – but this is coming from someone who regularly eats a lot of rich food.
A little more dressing (or juice), and added juiciness of the chicken pieces (as it was quite dry) would have helped.
Such a lovely place really, nutritious food made with love, with positive vibes and happy people.
Will make my way back again. #needtoloseweighttoo
Carrotsticks & Cravings
75E Loewen Road Singapore 248845
Opening Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm