Sometimes all you really want is a delightful, humongous, sauce-oozing burger to satiate your food craving. But if you’re looking for vegan or vegetarian burgers in Singapore, where do you go? When it comes to burgers, Singapore has come a long long way in the past few years and there are now plenty of delicious vegetarian and even vegan burgers in Singapore to choose from.
10 years ago, a veg burger, more often than not meant a hamburger minus the patty. But now, we’re talking about real burgers folks, burgers with fat, juicy, delicious vegetable and beans-based patties. And then, there are also plenty of restaurants and cafes now offering their versions of Beyond and Impossible burgers.
So next time you need a veg burger fix, here’s our pick of the best vegetarian and vegan burgers in Singapore, listed in no particular order.
Hans Im Glück
A couple of years ago, the international German Burgergrill, Hans Im Glück launched in Singapore with 7 vegetarian and 4 vegan burgers on their menu. They have recently upped the ante – the menu now boasts of 9 vegetarian and 7 vegan burgers. The burgers at HIG are fresh, healthier and handcrafted – a far cry from the greasy, calorie rich burgers that a fast food joint would serve. The fairy-tale like ambience just makes the dining experience more fun.
Our vegetarian favourite here is the Hornträger with a walnut patty, feta and fig jam. Or try the vegan Naturbursche with a hearty plant-based patty, a slice of gold vegan cheese & avocado cream. You can opt to have the burgers in sourdough bun, multigrain bun or naked (without any bun). Also on offer are several veg Salads and Snacks & Dips. Dip your plant-based burgers and sides into one of the 4 vegan sauces to make them all the more salivating – choose from Hans Im Glück signature, avocado cream, red pepper and 3 pepper! For a dining review and more info, check out Hans Im Glück: Hearty & Healthy Vegan & Vegetarian Burgers in a Fairy-Tale Ambience.
Redefining food pop culture with its plant-based menu, VeganBurg was the world’s first 100% plant-based burger joint. All their burgers are vegan (duh!). Made from soya beans and mushrooms, the patties here do not contain gluten, dairy or eggs. Not only are their burgers amongst the best vegan burgers in town, VeganBurg also ups the ante by being green and sustainable – their restaurant is designed with recycled container wood pellets as well as energy efficient appliances. Their bestsellers include Avocado Beetroot (S$11.90) and Cracked Mayo (S$8.90) which contains a GMO-free soy patty, dairy-free and eggless mayo and is also onion and garlic free. Other available flavours include Chilli Krab, Tangy Tartar Hawaiian Teriyaki, Char-Grilled Satay and Creamy Shrooms. For a detailed review, please check out VeganBurg, Singapore – Redefining Fast Food: Dining Review.
Vegan Burg: 44 Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419502. P: +65 6844 6868
And then there is nomVnom – the vegan fast food joint. These guys serve all kinds of vegan burgers with patties ranging from soya to mushroom to potato and mixed vegetables. This is one place where you’re not going to be short on choice for vegan burgers in Singapore – there are a whopping 22 vegan burgers on their menu. The nomVnom folks use homemade buns and all-natural ingredients like unbleached white flour, brown sugar, natural yeast, sea salt and filtered water. Besides the burgers, they also offer a bunch of vegan pizzas, pastas and sides to add more variety to their menu.
nomVnom: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #03-105/106/107 S059817. P: +65 62244996
nomVnom: 18 Tai Seng Street, #B1-02 Singapore 539775. P: +65 63849678
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The 2 official veg craft burgers on Black Tap’s menu are the Vegan Burger – black bean patty, cilantro, vegan mayo, salsa verde, pickled onions; and the vegetarian Falafel Burger – falafel patty, Greek feta, tahini, hummus, pickled onions. However, what places Black Tap above the rest is their flexibility to replace any of their 12 meat craft burger patties with their impossible patty, to make these burgers vegan. The price ranges from S$7-9 depending on the patty you wish to replace. For sure, Black Tap earns their place as one of the top vegan burger joints in town.
As if that’s not enough, they also serve craft burger salads for those who chose to opt for a low carb diet. This includes the Vegan Burger & Quinoa Bowl (black bean patty, pickled onions, cucumber, avocado, salsa verde, kale, cilantro, lemon dressing) and the House-made Falafel Burger Salad (falafel patty, lettuce, tomato, hummus, greek feta, kalamata olives, pickled onions, cucumber, tahini dressing).
Black Tap: 10 Bayfront Ave #L1-80, Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956. P: +65 6688 9957
Café Salivation was the first Western Vegetarian Café to be opened in Little India, back in 2008. They have predominantly Western and Mediterranean cuisine, with subtle Indian influences thrown in. They offer 5 vegetarian burgers, 4 of those are either vegan or can be made vegan upon request.
Paneer Burger (S$12) comes with a spiced potato and cottage cheese patty while the Vegetable Burger comes with a patty that is made with an assortment of fresh vegetables. More innovative choices include the Island Black Bean Burger (S$14) with a fragrant patty made of black beans and black-eyed peas and topped with a sweet and tangy fruit salsa, and the Sweet Potato & Quinoa Burger topped with blackberry salsa (S$17).
Café Salivation: 176 Race Course Road, Singapore 218607. P: +65 6298 1412
Burgers with an Asian twist? Look no further than Green Dot. From being a food stall in 2011, this Asian-fusion, meat free, fast casual concept has grown to 12 outlets island wide in 2019. Try the vegan Andalusian Tomato Sauce Soy Burger (S$10.90) with a soy patty and Andalusian sauce or the Thai Spicy Konnyaku Burger (S$13.90) with a Seafood Konnyaku Patty and Thai Chilli Sauce, also vegan. All 5 burgers on their menu are vegan.
The Real Food people are known for their healthy, meat-free approach to food. They make their food from scratch and with only fresh ingredients. There are 4 outlets across Singapore and the menus vary slightly across outlets. Real Food at Orchard Central serves Cheesy Miso Tofu and Barley & Mushroom burgers; Real Food @ Novena serves the Lentil Quinoa Burger and Portobello Burger, which are both vegan, and a very interesting Veggie Bhaji Burger with an Indian twist. Real Food: They have 3 outlets in Singapore. See outlet here.
So get ready to be spoilt for choice! And next time, someone tells you that vegetarians and burgers don’t go together, take them to one of these places.
Did we miss out your favourite vegetarian and vegan burgers in Singapore? Do let us know (by commenting on this article) and we will try to include it in our list.