If we have to narrow down one food that is much loved by all, Pizza would be a strong contender. The Italian classic is a universal favourite and yet vegetarians often feel short-changed by the vast variety of meat pizzas available out there as opposed to their vegetarian counterparts. Singapore however, does decently well when it comes to delivering taste and variety for vegetarian pizza lovers that goes beyond the classic Margherita and Quattro Formaggi (a.k.a. Four Cheese Pizza).
Although vegan pizzas are still quite limited in Singapore, there are several excellent pizzerias that serve more than their fair share of authentic, interesting and creative vegetarian pies. So, here are some of the best vegetarian and vegan gourmet pizzas in Singapore. Happy slices!
And for when you’re feeling too lazy to go out, we also have a round-up of the Best Vegetarian Pizzas for Delivery.
Giardiniera Leggera (Image credit: Pizza Express Singapore’s Facebook page)
When we talk about vegan pizzas, Pizza Express has to feature right on top. Kudos to this British chain for launching a full-blown Vegan Menu with pizzas, pastas and their famous Dough Balls, that features not just fresh vegetables but also plant-based meats like Impossible™ and Omnipork. Try the Giardiniera Leggera (S$18, Asparagus, butternut squash, button mushrooms, roasted peppers, cherry tomatoes, olives, passata, mozzarella and garlic oil, finished with fresh basil and pesto Genovese) or go for the meaty Impossible Curry (Impossible™ with mozzarella, passata, red onion, red chilli, garlic oil and kale, served with a lemon wedge). Other veg pizzas include Impossible Teriyaki, Mushroom & Fennel Omnimince, Pomodoro Pesto. Most of the vegetarian pizzas can be done vegan by replacing the dairy cheese with a vegan version. You’ll be spoilt for choice here.
Pizza Express: 6 Outlets at Marina One, Century Square, Jewel Changi Airport, Holland Village, Duo Galleria, Scotts Square. Website.
La Forketta Gastronomia Italiana
Offering fine, authentic, traditional, artisanal Italian cuisine, La Forketta Gastronomia has been a landmark at Dempsey Hill, dishing out authentic wood fired sourdough Pizzas with top quality ingredients. They offer a whooping 8 vegetarian pizzas, all of them also organic. While only 1 of their Sourdough Pizzas is Vegan, they also offer wood-fired Sourdough Focaccia in 5 flavours, all vegan. Try the Genovese (White Pizza – homemade basil pesto, Panna cream, mozzarella and Pecorino cheese) or go for the Spinaci e Ricotta (White Pizza – mozzarella cheese, organic baby spinach and goat ricotta). Vegans can opt for the cheese-free Marinara or try the Focaccia con Oliva with green olive pate, Kalamata olive, rosemary and sea salt flakes.
La Forketta: Blk 9 Dempsey Rd, #01-09 Dempsey Hill, Singapore 247697. P: +65 6475 2298. Website.
Go creative with DIY pizzas, with plenty of vegetarian ALTernative toppings to choose from
A contemporary pizzeria using fresh ingredients, Alt Pizzas exude natural flavours. Enjoy the spicy jalapenos and the chilli oil battling the sweet fresh pineapple chunks in Hipster, get a dose of healthy with Lean & Green (garlic pesto sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, feta, broccoli, spinach, pumpkin, oregano), or request for the Truffle Shuffle to be done vegetarian. They can do Lean & Green vegan upon request. Need more variety? Put your chef’s hat on and create an Alt. DIY Pizza, with ingredients of your choice. Check out our dining review of ALTogether Awesome Vegetarian Pizzas at Alt Pizza Singapore.
Alt Pizza: 6 Outlets at Suntec City, Katong, Robertson Quayside, Ballestier and Holland Village. Website.
Modesto’s has always been a vegetarian-friendly restaurant. From salads and appetisers to pizzas and pastas, their menu offers an array of greener options. With their wood-fired thin-crust pizzas oozing with flavour, Modesto’s more than does justice to this comfort food. Add to that the relaxed casual ambience and reasonable prices and Modesto’s is a no-brainer. There are quite a few veg pizzas on offer here from simple, flavourful ones like Mediterranea (kalamata olives, garlic & oregano) and Ricotta e Spinaci to the more vegetable-focussed ones like Verdure (Grilled eggplant, zucchini, capsicum & mushroom) and Greca (artichokes, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, onions & garlic).
Modesto’s @ Orchard: 1 Tanglin Road #01-09/10 Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, Singapore 247905Tel: +65 6235 7808 | Modesto’s @ Elizabeth: 24 Mount Elizabeth #01-05The Elizabeth HotelSingapore 228518Tel: +65 6736 2808 | Website
Our favourite Spizza – Elissa with the goodness of pesto sauce, olives, pine kernels and more
An Italian pizzeria that offers affordable yet authentic wood-fired, thin crust pizzas and tasty Italian dishes, Spizza is equally popular for dine-in and delivery. Vegetarian options include Elisa (Tomato, Mozzarella, Pesto sauce, Olives, Pine Kernel, Parmesan Cheese), Quinta (Tomato, Mozzarella, Egg, Black Truffle paste) and Laura (Tomato, Mozzarella, Taleggio, smoked Scamorza, Gorgonzola – ‘Quattro Formaggi’); while Claudia (without cheese, Tomato, Bell Peppers, Zucchini, Eggplants, Artichokes, Mushrooms) is vegan.
Spizza: Available at four locations across Singapore. P: +65 6377 7773
Pimped Margherita at Jamie’s Italian – We love that the focus is on the sauce instead of the cheese
For Italian style pizzas done with panache, Jamie’s Italian is the place to head to. What it lacks in variety it more than makes up for in taste. While the Pimped Margherita (S$29.95, fresh tomato sauce, basil, mini buffalo mozzarella & aged Parmesan) remains our favourite at Jamie’s Forum, the Vivo City outlet serves Truffle Shuffle (white sauce, fontal, balsamic onions, a higher-welfare egg & black truffle) and Pizza Margherita (crushed tomatoes, basil, mozzarella & extra virgin olive oil). Moreover, with the V card, you can enjoy a 20% discount on these and the rest of their dishes. Win win!
Jamie’s Italian: 583 Orchard Road, #01-04 Forum, Singapore 238884. P: +65 6655 7676 | Jamie’s Italian: 1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-165/167, Vivo City, Singapore 098585. P: +65 6733 5500 | Website
Meaning “The Grandmother” in Italian, La Nonna serves traditional Italian country cuisine that reminds one of food made by one’s, you guessed it, grandmother. Indulge in their signature La Nonna (tomato, mozzarella, parmesan, asparagus, egg and black truffle) or Vegetariana (tomato, bell pepper, zucchini, asparagus, artichoke and mushroom), or go with one of the simpler but yum options such as Margherita or Burrata.
La Nonna: Holland Village: 26/26B Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277685. P: +65 64681982. Website.
The name Bella Pizza means ‘beautiful’ pizza in Italian and the name depicts what the pizzeria sets out to create. Largely Neopolitan in style, the crust has just the right crispiness and texture, with juicy fresh ingredients. Bella offers Red Pizzas, White Pizzas and Folded Pizzas aka Calzones. From the reds, pick the Pizza Ortolana (S$20, tomato, mozzarella and mixed vegetables) or go choose a white from Pizza Mascarpone (mozzarella, mascarpone, mushrooms and black truffle oil) or Pizza Burrata (creamy Burrata cheese, sweet oven roasted tomatoes, fresh basil and oregano). Any of the red or white pizzas can be done calzone style upon request.
Bella Pizza: 30 Robertson Quay, #01-14 Riverside View, Singapore 238251. P: +65 67340139. Website
Dishing up authentic Italian cuisine, Pizza Fabbrica is a class apart with its copper wood-fired oven. Fabbrica’s menu offers veg classics like Margherita, 4 Formaggi, Vegetariana, Burrata di Pomodorini, Spinaci E Ricotta and Funghi Scarmorza (S$24, Fior di Latte, Porcini Mushroom, Scarmorza, Truffle Oil). Their vegetarian pizzas might lack creativity but you’ll be hard-pressed to complain about the taste. You can also indulge in homemade pastas, risotto and a selection of craft beers and quality wines here.
Pizza Fabbrica: 69/70 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199482. P: +65 62910434
Peperoni Pizzeria’s Portobello (Image credit: Peperoni Pizzeria’s Facebook page)
A pizzeria that dishes up sumptuous wood-fired pizzas, Peperoni Pizzeria also offers soups, salads, antipasti, sides, mains, pasta and desserts. Choose from among, but not limited to, Funghi, Grilled Vegetable, Portobello (portobello mushroom, cherry tomato, egg, scallion, truffle oil) and Braised Broccoli (white pizza with slow cooked broccoli, onion, peperoncino).
Peperoni Pizzeria: Available at various locations in Singapore, check locations on their website.
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