Since the last few years, the whole world has seen a rise in veganism.
Celebrities claim they have gone vegan, we read many articles on its health benefits, and vegan products are now more easily available compared to years back.
Veganism is a lifestyle in which you abstain from using any kind of animal product, particularly in diet and skincare.
Some diners may have the impression that vegan food is very bland and expensive (well, sometimes).
Singapore has followed the trend and today it hosts a lively vegan food scene. More and more cruelty-free restaurants are opening, and you will be amazed with the variety of food.
If you are a devoted vegan or a non-vegan wishing to give veganism it a try, here are some of the Top 10 Vegan Restaurants in Singapore:
Millenia Walk #01-75A/76 9 Raffles Boulevard Singapore 039596
Tel: +65 6238 0511
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 4:00pm Last Order 3:00pm, 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Last Order 9:00pm (Mon – Sun
Thomson Plaza #01-113 301 Upper Thomson Road Singapore 574408
Tel: +65 6452 0351
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 4:00pm Last Order 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Last Order 9:00pm (Mon – Sun)
The restaurant at Thomson Plaza serves meat-free Asian fusion food in a casual, family-oriented set-up. They also have another branch at Millenia Walk with a similar, bistro-style setting.
For that matter, even though it is a vegetarian restaurant, more than 70 per cent of the diners are not vegetarians. (For meat-lovers, this is a consideration if you have vegetarian or vegan friends in your group or family.)
The 110-seat restaurant at Millenia Walk has a comfortable bistro setting, done in light wood-furnishing with ample greenery.
The inventive menu may just surprise you, offering a Western and Asia dishes, some incorporating both styles to deliver dishes that are both appetising and presentable. There is no use of mock meat in the entire menu.
What you can expect include pasta (Black Truffle Porcini Pasta), pizzas (Milano Pizza), noodles (Braised Bailing Mushroom with Ee Fu Noodles), salads (Quinoa Salad), soups (Double Boiled Mac, Soup, Wild Mushroom Cream Soup with Truffle Oil) and desserts (Five Treasures Ai-Yu, Snow Chrysanthemum with Grass Jelly), creatively incorporating vegetables and mushrooms in place of meat. Elemen (Millenia Walk)
181 Orchard Road, #12-01 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Tel: +65 6838 6966
Opening Hours: 12pm –3:30pm, 6pm –10:30pm (Mon-Sun)
One of those places when you need to find vegan right in town. Take a seat on a lush roof top garden of Orchard Central and indulge in contemporary, vegan-friendly dishes.
Offering a l fusion of Japanese and European cuisines, the owner of Joie, Mr. Huang Yen Kun, strives to provide his customers uplifting, healthy meals made with the freshest vegetables, fruits, spices, and herbs.
Once you enter the restaurant on the 11th floor, you will be welcomed by breathtaking views, chic ambiance and modernized yet comfortable furnishings.
The restaurant has a six-course lunch ($38.80++) or seven-course dinner ($68.80++) options to choose from. Mains include Truffle Risotto, Grill Summer Mushroom Steak on “Pu-Ye” Hot Stone, Duo Ravioli Platte, Lime Tofu with Green Curry Emulsion.
HRVST Restaurant & Bar
6A Shenton Way, OUE Downtown Gallery, #05-01, Singapore 068815
Tel: +65 6920 7500
Opening Hours: 11:30am–2:30pm, 5:30pm – 11pm (Mon-Sun)
HRVST, short for Harvest, is a fancy rooftop cafe that brings you an exciting range of vegan cuisine.
To the delight of health-nuts out there, HRVST’s menu is purely vegan and it is situated right next to a boutique gym, Kilter Avenue.
What’s more, they have a spectacular kitchen garden ready to pop out fresh ingredients. From appetizers and soups to main course and desserts, the restaurant doesn’t use any animal product in their meals. No milk, cheese, gelatin, or eggs.
The cafe is managed by chefs Addis Tan and Dylan Choong who have over 2 decades of experience and have worked in renowned restaurants including Tippling Club and Esquina.
Take a seat by the window and order a platter of Soy Satay and enjoy the crunch of peanut sauce and veggie chip ($10). For non-vegans, the Tomyum Broth in the handmade Pumpkin Gnocchi ($16) was cooked without the use of seafood, a challenge to demonstrate that vegan dishes need not be bland. Corn was used to provide that sweetness, while coconut milk added the creaminess. HRVST by Kilter Avenue (Downtown Gallery)
Kitchen by Food Rebel
28 Stanley St, Singapore 068737
Tel: +65 6224 7088
Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 3pm (Sat), Closed Sun
Kitchen by Food Rebel is founded by Elika Tasker who had enough of unhealthy, processed food loaded with fat and sugar.
She decided to open her own restaurant with a mission to improve her customers’ health by offering them clean meals and educating them about the impact of food on mind and body. Food Rebel has no hidden chemicals and preservatives in their food and is geared towards vegans, vegetarians, athletes, clean-meat lovers, and people with dairy-product intolerance.
The meals are cooked on the spot with fresh ingredients, sauces, and dressings.
The 40-seater cafe has affordable rates with a clean environment and friendly staff. Some of the items available there included gluten-free Toast with Avocado and Egg ($20), House-made Hummus Dip with Crunchy Carrots ($12) and Roast Pepper Frittata with Arugula ($12.50) which resembled a healthy-pizza.
Popular with CBD workers.
252 North Bridge Road, #02-19, Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 6333 5338
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 5:30pm –10pm (Mon-Sun)
Sufood is a Taiwanese-originated brand. It believes in simplicity and nourishing meals.
The sustainable restaurant offers a tantalizing blend of Taiwanese, Japanese, Italian and Western flavors with a healthy twist.
Have your pastas and burgers made with clean and healthy ingredients. From strict-vegetarian (garlic and onion free) to lacto-vegetarian meals, Sufood has a range of options.
The meals are… vegelicious, if that’s a word. Try their famous Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup with Black Truffles and relish each mouthful. The star dish here, literally, is the Star Pizza with Cream Cheese & Wasabi-Tomato Sauce.
For groups, I would suggest having the 4-course set at $25.80++, 8-course at $36.80++ per person, which include an appetizer, Rosemary Breadstick, Cider, Salad, Soup, Main, Desserts and Drink, considered relatively value-for-money. Sufood (Raffles City)
43 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-62, Holland Village Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278115
Tel: +65 6475 5605
Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6pm –10:30pm (Mon-Sun)
Original Sin takes a vegetarian twist on Mediterranean and Italian cuisine.
I have heard of Original Sin since schooling days. It is an award-winning restaurant that opened in 1997 and is renowned for its signature vegetarian Mediterranean cuisine.
Situated in Chip Bee Gardens, the verdant greenery gels well with the essence of the restaurant. Go solo, with your friends or your whole family. Note: prices are slightly up north.
The culinary director, Chef Marisa Bertocchi, creates innovative vegetarian dishes and ensures that the menu continues to evolve and impress the visitors.
For starters, you can go for Haloumi and Fritters ($20) – pan-fried with a crispy, springy texture and was served with a salad and roasted capsicum.
Other popular items include Lasagna ($29) baked with mushroom, spinach, onion, zucchini and capsicum, Spaghetti Burrata ($29), Moussaka ($29), Vegetable Tandoori ($29), and Supremo Pizza ($24) – with 10 inch thin crust.
End with a dessert of Tiramisu ($12) or Hazelnut Chocolate Cake ($12).
76 Peck Seah St, Singapore 079331
Tel: +65 6221 6583
Opening Hours: 11:30am -3pm, 5:30pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
Serving Peranakan Chinese and Thai vegetarian cuisine since 2003, Whole Earth is the only vegetarian restaurant to be awarded the Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide.
The restaurant has recently modestly furnished with a pleasant ambiance ideal for family gatherings and casual meet-ups.
Each dish is prepared heavily so that you don’t miss the wholesome feeling of meat. The Peranakan dish, Penang Rendang ($20.90), made from shiitake mushrooms, was rich in flavors, and brown olive rice were excellently cooked.
Some of the top-sellers include Broccoli with Braised Monkeyhead Mushroom ($20.90), Sambal Kang Kong ($13.90), Handmade Yam Treasure Ring ($26.90), Nonya Curry, XO Rice ($16.90) and Handmade Honey Ribs ($27.90).
Real Food Cafe
26 Beach Road #B1-19 South Beach Tower Singapore 189768
Tel: +65 6384 2206
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
“You are what you eat” – Real Food brings a variety of vegetarian and vegan options to nourish your mind and body.
If you do not mind slightly long waiting, the food here is preservative-free, organic, and fresh. It is a great motivational start for those who wish to begin clean-eating.
It has a couple of more branches at Orchard Central and Square 2. The South Beach outlet is great for families and get-togethers.
Even though the food served is vegetarian and vegan focused, Real Food attempts to have more variety, and you can still find dishes like Curry Soup Noodles made with oat milk ($12.80) and Baked Stuffed Portobello ($11.80).
The other recommended are the plump Dumplings cooked in 2 ways ($9.80 for 8 pieces): fried to a golden crisp or steamed before drizzling with organic sesame oil and tamari.
Afterglow by Anglow
24 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089131
Tel: +65 6224 8921
Opening Hours: 12pm –10:30pm (Mon-Sat), Closed Sun
Mostly vegan with a few vegetarian options, Afterglow by Anglow claims that their meals are bursting with flavors.
The restaurant has a pleasant ambiance with keen staff dedicated to providing you with the best service. If you are planning to go in evening, it is better to make a reservation as it tends to get crowded.
The food can be a surprise – popular offerings include , Raw Lasagne, Deconstructed Sushi Bowl, Raw Vegan Nut ‘Cheese’ Platter with Crackers, Afterglow Kimchi Nori Rolls, Drag-Pom Salad, and Raw Taco Bowl.
Bite into crunchy “Meatballs” that are actually teriyaki mushroom balls, savor the unique flavors of Zucchini Lasagna and have a spicy bowl of Avocado and Seaweed Rice topped with wasabi dressing.
229 Joo Chiat Road, #01-01, Singapore 427489
Tel: +65 6348 6318
Opening Hours: 11:30am –3pm, 6pm – 9:30pm (Mon-Sun)
Healthy, vegan and delicious – Loving Hut is your not-so-boring vegan restaurant.
As a devoted meat-lover, I was skeptical about the claims. I chose to sit outdoors as it was a warm, lovely evening. The service could be better, and prices are okay considering it is a vegan eatery.
For a restaurant that focuses on 100% plant-based ingredients, the menu is surprisingly extensive – from the local favourite of Nyonya Laksa, Saigon Noodle Soup,Taiwanese style Three Cup Chicken with Organic Brown Rice, Vegan Lasagne, Aglio Olio, to Portobello Burger.
Go for the Nyonya Laksa Lemak ($9.90). Instead of 100% coconut milk, the chefs used 50% of organic soymilk and 50% of coconut milk for the gravy, ideal for those who are watching their weight yet craving for laksa. This is what I call having the best of both worlds. Loving Hut (Joo Chiat)