Carrotsticks & Cravings delivers healthy superfood cuisine made of healthy, quality ingredients, the ideal spot for a mid-week perk or weekend brunch.
Founded by Terri-Anne, a Melbourne expat living in Singapore, Carrotsticks & Craving’s food is inspired by classics from Melbourne’s bustling cafe scene.
I remember first covering Carrotsticks & Cravings when it was still a hidden gem on Dempsey Hill, then it expanded with a second outlet at Rodyk Street (near Robertson Quay) with a newest branch in the CBD at Stanley Street.
In contrast with the surrounding cold buildings in the CBD, the café is decorated in pastel pink, green and white, with some inspiration from tropical beach clubs.
The interior has this chill-vibes lined with tropical foliage wallpaper, wood detailing, custom-made patterned textile and dining furniture from Bali. Pretty and comfortable, like a resort home.
You can continue to expect an eclectic range of vegan and vegetarian-friendly dishes, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free goodies.
Some of the recommended items include Red Shakshouka ($18) – a vegetarian choice with spicy Mediterranean red sauce topped with poached eggs and served with crusty sourdough on the side.
The other is the hearty and healthy grain bowl of Dukkah Salmon ($28) paired with chilled Norwegian salmon sprinkled with house-made dukkah (almond, hazelnut, cumin and coriander seeds mix).
If you are looking for an outlet-exclusive, then it would be the Stanley Breakfast for 2 ($46).
This platter comes with a serving of Israeli-style salad, freshly-baked puff pastries filled with cream cheese, oven-roasted eggplant served on homemade hummus topped with whole chickpeas, and four bite-sized falafel patties.
Sourdough bread basket, choice of two eggs, half an avocado, and a side of smoked salmon or chicken leg ham complete this wholesome breakfast plate. And 2 coffees.
One of my favourites here is the Smashed Avo on Herb Sourdough ($18) served with feta and dukkah. Add-on options include pomegranate, smoked salmon, leg ham and poached eggs.
The proprietary housemade dukkah blend comprises over six nuts and spices which imparts spicy and nutty notes.
If you want to feel guilt-free about your desserts, there are gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free options on the menu.
Go for the signature classic Carrot Cake ($9), Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake ($9), Peanut Butter Slice ($6) and Keto Bomb ($3) made with coconut oil, peanut butter, almond and cocoa.
Carrotsticks & Cravings
5 Stanley Street #01-01 Singapore 068724
Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm (Mon – Sun)
Dempsey: 75E Loewen Road Singapore 248845
Opening Hours: 8am – 4pm (Mon – Fri), 8am – 6pm (Sat – Sun)
Robertson Quay: 7 Rodyk Street #01-34 Singapore 238216
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 4pm (Mon – Fri), 7:30am – 6pm (Sat – Sun)
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