*Updated on 18th April 2018
There has never been a better time to be vegetarian or even vegan in Singapore. Gone are the days when being veg meant being served a leafy salad or a burger without the patty. These days, whether you’re striving to go vegetarian or vegan, or whether you’re already there, you can’t go wrong with the restaurants listed here, for their wide and varied plant-based fare that will likely please even the most cynical carnivore! So, even if you’re not thinking of quitting meat anytime soon (or ever), frequenting these joints is just a win-win for your health and the environment.
Some of the eateries mentioned here are dedicated vegan restaurants, while others are vegetarian restaurants, mostly with good vegan options. So folks, check out Singapore’s favourite haunts for vegetarian, vegan and even raw food, *Restaurants are listed in random order.
TYPE: Vegetarian and vegan Western and Asian
MUST-TRY: The Sufood Appetiser, Zesty Oyster Mushroom Stone Pot Rice and the Wild Mushroom Charcoal Tagliatelle
If you’re looking for some fabulous, stylish and innovative, meat-free cuisine, head to Sufood. Yup, the restaurant ticks all the boxes. Sufood believes in fuelling your body and mind with clean food, that is additive and preservative free. Serving vegetarian and vegan fare that is nutritious, honest and unbelievably delicious, is their mantra. The menu is structured well – you can choose from the 4, 6 or 8-course meals, or go a-la-carte. Most courses have a range of options, giving you the flexibility to pick and choose. Here’s our complete dining review for Sufood’s vegetarian food.
Sufood: Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, #02-19, Singapore 179103. P : (65) 6333 5338
The Boneless Kitchen
TYPE: Vegetarian Korean, with 90% of the menu vegan
MUST-TRY: Yachae Jeon (i.e Vegetables Pancakes), Dolsot Bibimbap
The Boneless Kitchen was launched as Singapore’s first Vegetarian Korean Restaurant. Serving fabulous dishes, The Boneless Kitchen wows you with their delicious vegetarian Korean inspired cuisine. Their ingredients are sourced and imported from Korea and all food and sauces are freshly made from scratch – they make their kimchi and gochujang (red chilli paste) in-house, assuring it’s 100% vegetarian. Whats more is that 90% of their menu is suitable for vegans. Read our Dining Review of The Boneless Kitchen’s Vegetarian Korean Food here.
TYPE: Vegetarian Japanese, with 90% of menu being Vegan
MUST-TRY: Radish Salaad, Shitake Mushroom
Teng Bespoke’s philosophy is simple – healthy and authentic Japanese dining the vegetarian way. What’s more is that around 90% of their dishes are stated to be either vegan or can be customized as such. They pride themselves on promoting healthy living so there is no refined flour, sugar, artificial flavours, and no added salts or chemical preservatives used in their preparations. Our top pick here is the perfectly fried Shitake mushroom with a cheese and cream sauce, that simply melts in the mouth. Check out 5 of the Best Vegan & Vegetarian Japanese Dishes to Try at Teng Bespoke.
Teng Bespoke: 91 Bencoolen St, #01-50 Sunshine Plaza, 189652. P: +65 6337 7050
Afterglow by Anglow (Vegan)
TYPE: Mostly Raw Vegan
MUST-TRY: Raw Chocolate Salted Caramel Fudge
On a mission to bring sexy back to vegetables, Afterglow serves simple farm-to-table fare and is a popular choice for those hankering after raw vegan food – the only non-vegan dishes on their menu are the 2 desserts. The focus of the carefully curated menu ranges from said vegan and vegetarian to local, unprocessed and eco-friendly. They also boast their own juice cleanse menu. Check out their Raw Vegan Nut Cheese Platter where the nut cheese is made of cultured cashews and probiotics; Quinoa-Strone soup and Drag-Pom salad (with dragonfruit, pomegranate, avocado and macadamia nuts). And trust us, you don’t want to leave without trying their Raw Chocolate Salted Caramel Fudge, made with raw avocados and raw cacao fudge.
Afterglow by Anglow: 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131. P: +65 6224 8921
TYPE: Indian Vegetarian (North-Indian, South-Indian, Indian Fastfood, Indo-Chinese)
MUST-TRY: Raj Kachori, Punjabi Channa Kulcha
A much-loved chain in India, the Singapore outlet of Bikanervala at Changi Airport is just as good. Bikanervala is a vegetarian-only restaurant that offers popular delectable Indian favourites including chaats, North-Indian, South-Indian and even Indo-Chinese. The chaats and Indian Street Food here are particularly Ditch the Bhatura here and go for the Punjabi Channa Kulcha instead – the kulchas at Bikanervala are to die for. Also highly recommended is the Raj Kachori (S$8.50). If you’re in the mood for a big meal, go for one of the 3 Thalis on offer (i.e. platters ranging from S$12.50 to 18.50). Accompany your meal with the creamy Lassi and end with one of the many sweets on offer.
Bikanervala: Change Airport Terminal 3, 819663 Singapore. P: +65 6584 2590
TYPE: Vegetarian with Vegan Options (Western-Mediterranean Fusion)
MUST-TRY: Island Black Bean Burger, Pink Mango Cooler
Little India’s first Western-Mediterranean fusion vegetarian cafe with subtle Indian nuances. And Cafe Salivation can also serve most of its menu without using onions or garlic, making it the perfect rare find for Buddhists and Jains. Even their desserts are authentically eggless. Check out their Island Black Bean Burger, the vegan Chickpea & Brown Rice Burger, Cottage Cheese (Paneer) Pizza or the classic Desi Sandwich (S$11). If you’re looking for something non-spicy for kids, go for the Fettuccine Pesto – request for the chilli flakes to be omitted.
Cafe Salivation: 176 Race Course Road, Singapore 218607 . P: 6298 1412 / 6341 5546
MUST-TRY: 8 Course Set
With a focus on taking as much care of the planet as taking care of yourself through a healthy, vegetarian diet made with natural ingredients, Elemen’s affordable dining concept promotes a more harmonious and sustainable environment for both current and future generations. So indulge with a guilt-free conscience into delectable menu items – Team ERL favourites include Double Boiled Burdock Roots with Monk Fruits, Sizzling Quinoa Brown Rice and Lemongrass Latte. Or better still, opt for their 8 Course Set (S$32.80++) and get to enjoy a variety of dishes. Read here for the full dining review of Elemen.
Elemen: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-75A/76 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596 P: +65 6238 0511
Elemen: 301 Upper Thomson Road, #01-113 Thomson Plaza, Singapore 574408. P: +65 6452 0351
Joie by Dozo
TYPE: Vegetarian (Modern Japanese-European)
MUST-TRY: Grill Summer Mushroom Steak on “Pu-Ye” Hot Stone
Crowning the rooftop garden on Orchard Central, Joie specialises in modern meatless cuisine inspired by the new wave of vegetarian dining trend in Europe and Taiwan. Choose from the elaborate 6 Course Set Lunch (S$ 38.80++) or 7 Course Set Dinner (S$ 68.80++) to enjoy the many unique and uncommon ingredients used to create contemporary dishes with Japanese-European sensibilities and flavours. We highly recommend the Grill Summer Mushroom Steak on “Pu-Ye” Hot Stone (or simply grilled monkey head mushroom on lava stone served with truffle mash potato) and Transparency of Pear (layered pear tataki with apple mozzarella and basil dressing).
Joie by DOZO: 181 Orchard Road, #12-01 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896. P: 68386966
TYPE: Vegan (Asian)
One of the fastest growing chains of international vegan restaurants in the world, Loving Hut uses 100% vegan, non-GMO, and often organic ingredients, in their dishes. The cosy eatery on Joo Chiat has an extensive menu offering local, Asian fusion, European fusion, pastas, burgers – you name it. Try the Nyonya Laksa Lemak (S$ 9.90), Portobello Burger and drinks like Avocado Smoothie and Morning Glory. For kids, try the Pasta Alla Napoletana (S$ 8.90) rich in both tomato sauce and veggies.
Loving Hut: 229 Joo Chiat Rd, #01-01, Singapore, 427489. P: +65 6348 6318
TYPE: Vegan (Burgers)
MUST-TRY: QQ Cheesy
A vegan fast food joint, nomVnom serves all kinds of vegan burgers with patties ranging from soya to mushroom to potato and mixed vegetables. They do a whooping 22 vegan burgers using homemade buns and all-natural ingredients like unbleached white flour, brown sugar, natural yeast, sea salt and filtered water. Top picks here include QQ Cheesy (with a mushroom stem patty and homemade cashew nut cheese) and Nom Nom (with a soya patty and tartar sauce). nomVnom, yum yum!
nomVnom: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #B1-44, Singapore 0591817. P: +65 6224 4996
TYPE: Vegetarian with Vegan Options (Meditteranean / Italian)
MUST-TRY: Bosco Misto
Opening its doors in 1997 in the trendy Holland Village enclave, Original Sin is one of Singapore’s vegetarian stalwarts, offering an amazing Meditteranean / Italian vegetarian menu. They do have vegan dishes on the menu as well as garlic & onion free options. Popular classics include the Bosco Misto (spinach, feta and tofu patties coated with almonds and sesame, served with asparagus and a mushroom plum sauce), Spanakopita (baked ricotta, spinach and feta in filo pastry, S$29) and the Magic Mushroom (baked Portobello with spinach and ricotta cheese, topped with a tomato basil sauce and mozzarella). Personal favourites also include the Mezze Platter and Absolut Pasta.
Original Sin: Blk 43 #01-62 Jalan Merah Saga Holland Village, Chip Bee Gardens Singapore 278115. P : +65.6475 5605
TYPE: Vegetarian with Vegan Options
MUST-TRY: Organic Fried Rice, Soy Dumplings
No microwave, no pre-packed or processed foods at Real Food. Producing and serving only ethical and healthy à la minute slow food brimming with fresh ingredients (nothing pre-cut) and made using slow-pressed juicers, low heat pan-frying and homemade sauces, you know you’re in a good place. Their popular favourites include Organic Fried Rice, Soy Dumplings, Sourdough Wholemeal Waffles and even Vanilla Quinoa milk. They also serve awesome burgers like the Beet Millet Burger or the vegan Portobello Burger. Real Food might be delicious but be warned that their service is usually pretty slow.
Real Food: Check out multiple locations here.
TYPE: Vegan (Burgers)
MUST-TRY: Smokey Mushroom Bbq
You guessed it – vegan plant-based burgers are not only possible, they can be absolutely divine too. Just sink your teeth into VeganBurg’s amazing creations using soy patties as the base. Team ERL favourites include the Hawaiian Teriyaki (pineapple) and the Smokey Mushroom Bbq.
VeganBurg: 44 Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419502. P: +65 6844 6868
TYPE: Vegetarian & Vegan (Peranakan and Thai)
MUST-TRY: Penang Rendang, Olive Rice
Specialising in delivery of authentic Peranakan and Thai vegetarian fare, Whole Earth is Singapore’s first and only plant-based restaurant to be awarded the inaugural Michelin Bib Gourmand 2016. Need we say anymore? Some of their timeless classics include the hearty Penang Rendang, Olive Rice and the Nyonya Curry.
Whole Foods: 76 Peck Seah St, Singapore 079331. P: +65 6221 6583