Jewel Changi Airport: A Guide to Vegetarian & Vegan Food, Vegan Drinks & Vegan Shoes at Singapore’s Hot New Destination
From Spanish Tapas to Indian Samosas to Plant-Based Meat Burgers to healthy Açai Bowls to vegan Pizzas and much, much more, vegan and vegetarian food is available aplenty at Jewel Changi Airport. The hot new addition to Changi, Jewel Changi Airport is a stunning mixed-use development with gardens, attractions, retail, dining and a hotel, that was concepted to be the gateway where the world meets Singapore, and Singapore meets the world. Jewel is poised to be the hub for shopping and dining, as also the most loved flight stopover destination globally.
Singapore’ vibrant dining scene is also reflected at Jewel, with its many restaurants offering varied local and international fare. We obviously went hunting for vegan & vegetrain friendly food at Jewel but we did not stop there. Here is EatRoamLive’s Guide to Vegan & Vegetarian Food, Vegan Drinks and Vegan Shoes at Jewel Changi.
Privé at Jewel Changi Airport has a 100+ seating with an upper deck with great views, overlooking the Jewel. With an all-day menu of western grub, local dishes and baked treats, there is enough to enjoy after a day of shopping. The Mediterranean Salad (S$16) is vegan, colourful and very flavourful, the sort of dish you go back for. Also suitable for vegans are the Mad-For-Mexican Salad, Thai Green Vegetable Curry and Privé Beyond Burger (S$21). If you’re looking for still more vegan sumptuousness, indulge in the 85% Dark Chocolate Cake that comes with a raspberry & chia seed compote. And if you want to try more of Privé’s plant-based dishes, they have a bigger menu at Keppel, check out Vegan & Vegetarian Dining by the Marina, at Privé Keppel Bay: Review.
Privé: #05-204, 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666. P:+65-67760777. Website.
Bringing a taste of Hawaii to Singapore, is Aloha Poké with their poké bowls that you can build yourself. Or try their Signature Poké bowl Green Giant (S$17.90, 1 scoop of Tofu Poké and 1 scoop of King Mushroom Poké served over Spiced Cauliflower Rice. Topped off with Japanese Garlic Chips). Top up the bowls with a guilt-free dessert, the Açaĩ Parfait (S$9, Acai berries, topped with granola and fresh berries) that is exclusive to the Jewel outlet.
Aloha Poke: #05-200, 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666. Website.
Whipping up a range of Mexican and Turkish dishes, Stuff’D offers options for many dietary needs. Vegetarians and vegans are covered here with Burritos and Bowls, that you can choose your base, toppings and sauce for. Forego the meat and go straight to the Base with veggies like lettuce, tomato, cucumber and onion as options. Choose 2 sauces from Habanero, Sweet Thai Chilli, Mayo Cucumber, BBQ and Mayo; then choose from a plethora of veg toppings like Corn, Mash Potato, Cilantro Rice, Cous Cous and Black Beans. You can even opt for additional toppings like Guacamole and Hummus at an extra cost. We loved the bowl, but we were disappointed that they served our bowl in single-use plastic boxes, so next time we plan to eat at Stuff’D Jewel, we shall BYOB.
Stuff’D: #B2-256, 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666. Website.
Saravanaa Bhavan Indian Vegetarian at Five Spice
Five Spice is a dynamic market dining concept modelled after the local hawker scene. The food Court offers varied cuisines within, amongst their many stalls is Saravanaa Bhavan Indian Vegetarian Restaurant. Saravanaa Bhavan serves a variety of authentic South Indian, North Indian, Indian Chinese, Rajasthani, Gujarathi delicacies such as Dosa, Pav Bhaji, Channa Batura, Rajasthani Thali (platter), Vegetable Biriyani etc. to allow diners to savour the taste of India.
Saravanaa Bhavan: Five Spice by Food Junction, 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport, #B2-238/239/240. Singapore 819666.
PizzaExpress is a blessing for vegetarians and vegans as besides having quite a few veg*n options on their regular menu, they also have a whole Verde Menu with vegetarian and vegan recipes that use plant-based meats. Go for their super-popular Doughballs ‘PizzaExpress’ (8 dough balls served with an eggplant dip) with a Quinoa & Kale Salad and a Giardiniera Pizza (Asparagus, butternut squash, mushrooms, roasted peppers, cherry tomatoes, olives, passata, mozzarella and garlic oil. Finished with fresh basil and pesto Genovese) for a complete meal. Or if you’re a fan of plant-based meats, try the Curried Beyond™ Beef Pizza or the Omnipork™ Penne Aglio Olio.
Pizza Express: #03-230, 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666. P: +65 6245 9522. Website.
Sankranti & Sankranti Express
Inspired by the cuisine of the Indian Harvest Festival that celebrates the arrival of spring, Sankranti has a lot to offer vegetarians, everything from North Indian to South Indian to Indian Chinese. Dig into Samosa, Masala Kulcha, Zafarani Kofta Curry, Hakka Noodles, Vegetable Manchurian, Chilli Mushroom, Vada Sambar and much, much, more. It is fast food that is convenient and at the same time healthier. For in between meals, or if you don’t have the time to sit down for a meal, grab a snack from Sankranti, Changi Express.
Sankranti: #03-227, 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666. P: +65-63764252.
Sankranti Changi Express: #B2-246. Website.
A Spanish menu helmed by Executive Chef Jose Angel Alonso and one-star Michelin Chef Manuel Berganza, Tapas Club dishes up authentic fare from the Iberian Peninsula. Wake up your sense to Spanish sumptuousness with Paella De Verduras (S$24, Vegetables Paella). Or dig into Spanish Tapas with Patatas Bravas (S$12), Padron Peppers, Mushroom Croquettes, and desserts like Churros Con Chocolate.
Tapas Club: #03-220/221/222, 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666. P: +65 6631 8420. Website.
Centred around the ‘Eat Well, Be Well’ concept, Cedele is quite vegan friendly. The casual dining cafe chain eschews refined, artificial and processed food. The cafe at Jewel Changi serves a few vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes like Tofu Miso Pasta (with shitake mushroom, pumpkin, edamame, in mild spicy aglio olio, miso dressing), Tofu Nori Salad (grilled tofu, nori leaves, mushrooms, edamame, walnut, plum sesame dressing) and Grilled Veggie sandwich in toasted flatbread, with cheese, toamto, greens, and grilled zucchini, mushrooms, pumpkin, onion, red pepper and pesto. They have a great range of cakes and beverages too.
Cedele: #B1-259, 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666. P: +65-68153518. Website.
An Açai Affair
A place that revolves around fresh, healthy eating, An Açai Affair offers Bowls and Smoothies. Pick from the menu – try Lean & Green (Açai with banana cacao or passionfruit mango spirulina, fresh fruits and superfoods) or Pitaya Punch (Açai with pitaya passionfruit sorbet, fresh fruits and superfoods) – or build your own by choosing from options like vegan homemade granola, cacao nibs, goji berries, spirulina and of course a bunch of fruits and nut butters. They also serve Signature Toasts on toasted sourdough bread. Try Berry Crunchy (Cookie butter spread, fresh strawberries & blueberries, crunchy almond flakes) or Bravocado (Almond butter, avocado, honey, topped with chia seeds and a sprinkle of salt). An Açai Affair also features on our list of Best Açai Bowls in Singapore – The Good, the Delightful & the Healthy.
An Açai Affair: #B2-262, 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666. Website.
Din Tai Fung
Din Tai Fung needs no introduction. The international brand has been ranked as one of the world’s Top Ten Best Restaurants by The New York Times. We rank it amogst the Top Vegetarian-Friendly Chinese Restaurants in Singapore as well. Din Tai Fung offers around 18 vegetarian dishes across all restaurants. Recommended ones include Steamed Vegetarian Dumplings, Stewed Beancurd Cubes with Honey Sauce and Fried Rice with Eggs (egg can be removed upon request, to make it vegan), Steamed Yam Paste Xiao Long Bao (vegan).
Din Tai Fung: #03-214/215, 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666. Website.
Vegan (Dairy-Free) Drinks at Jewel Changi Airport
When talking about Jewel Changi, worth a mention is Starbucks Reserve™ Coffee Bar, which features an ultra-premium line of coffees that are exotic, rare and exquisite. Each line of single-origin coffee is available only for a limited period and updated seasonally. This is the largest starbucks store in Singapore and it also houses the four-tap Nitro, only the second in Asia, and serves up Nitrogen-infused beverages like Nitro Caramel Macchiato and Nitro Green Tea. Both Starbucks and Starbucks Reserve stores at Jewel offer the option of non-dairy milks like soy and coconut, to make your drink vegan.
Looking for something less caffeinated? Australian juice bar phenomenon, Boost, offers an extensive range of smoothies, freshly squeezed juices and dairy-free crushes. Do note that some of their smoothies use dairy ice-cream while others like Watermelon Lychee Crush and Berry Crush use dairy-free sorbets, so please check on the ingredients before you order.
At Mr Coconut, the coconut based Fresh Juices are dairy-free. At Mr Bean, you can enjoy a variety of soy milk beverages like Watermelon Soya Milk and Icy Sea Salt Chendol. Do note that most soy milk beverages at Mr Bean do not contain dairy/milk but Pearly Taro, Viet Coffee, Icy Chocolate and Matcha Azuki Soy Milk all have some dairy content, so vegans should steer clear of these.
Update: We are currently updating the section on vegan drinks and will add in more options if and as we get confirmations from the stores.
Vegan Shoes at Jewel Changi Airport
Holster Australia offer a comprehensive range of trans-seasonal footwear for women and children, that is PETA-approved vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. From using vegan-friendly materials including jute, rubber, canvas, cotton, fly-knit and man-made fabrics to not harming animals in any way during the production process, every effort is made to embrace a vegan approach in the production of footwear. All shoe boxes are recyclable and packaging is made from recycled materials where possible. The PVC jelly sandals are 100% recyclable and utilise REACH compliant PVC, which means they do not use toxic PVC in their shoes. Note: EatRoamLive readers can get a 10% discount on Holster Australia footwear, on both regular priced and sales items. Discount will be valid across all stores that stock the footwear. Please use code 10ERL upon checkout, discount code is valid till 31st May.
Sole Spirit: #B1-205/206/207, 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666.
At EatRoamLive, we promote and facilitate a healthier, ethical and environmentally friendly veg way of life. ERL is a Media & Events platform connecting veg-friendly restaurants and brands with vegetarian and vegan consumers or those who are consciously looking to make their plates greener. Be it food, travel fashion or skincare, we help you discover brands and experiences that are ethical, sustainable, cruelty-free and simply fabulous.