A Guide to Singapore’s Best Vegan (Vegetarian) Restaurants in 2022


Where to eat vegan and vegetarian? Look no further than this list, here are the top 14 places to eat.

If you ask any one of your friends, they’ll say that Singaporean food is the best on the planet. But after a while, people generally grow tired of eating Singaporeans food, but fear not!

Here’s a list (14 places!) to assist new and old vegetarians alike in finding delicious restaurants that fit their dietary needs

Leave a comment below with your favorite vegetarian restaurant!

Singapore is an amazing melting pot of multiculturalism. Many Singaporeans have a foodie mindset regarding their eating habits. Most of them are regularly looking to find new food experiences. They like to taste different sorts of cuisines. Thus, the vegan (vegetarian) bakeries and cafes in Singapore are in demand what their latest records show.

One of the most important parts of a person’s daily diet is their breakfast, but the fact of the matter is that we often get stuck in our routines and don’t take the time to seek out new, healthy, delicious breakfast meal options.

The health benefits of veganism are undeniable, but it’s not always easy to adopt this lifestyle choice. For many people, an integral part of the transition from omnivore to vegan is finding restaurants and cafes that serve delicious plant-based dishes.

Green Dot

Green Dot is a fast-food restaurant that serves healthy and affordable food. It is also the first plant-based restaurant in Singapore. The restaurant occupies a small space with minimal decor.

The menu consists of five items, namely; laksa noodles, Thai spicy konnyaku burger, stir fry mushroom and veg pot, black pepper franks and a drinks list consisting of only three beverages.

The laksa noodles are served in a cup with a plastic spoon. The noodles were cooked well and had a nice texture to them. The liquid was slightly spicy with a hint of coconut milk. It made me miss the traditional laksa but this was a good alternative if you are craving something spicy on the go.

The Thai spicy konnyaku burger was served between two buns and it was covered in an array of sauces and toppings. The patty was made from konnyaku which is made from yam starch and it tasted quite nice as it had some sweetness to it. I would recommend eating this slowly as it gets messy when you start to eat fast due to all the sauce running down your hands.

They have 4 sections on the menu:

– Bowl Meals ($9.90) which includes a bowl of noodles, a drink and a side dish

– Pasta Meals ($9.90) which includes your choice of pasta, a drink and a side dish

– Green Smoothies ($4.50-$5.50) which are made with fruit juices and greens

– Desserts (around $4) which include ice cream and iced desserts

Real Food

While I was hesitant to give up my favourite comfort food for a cleaner, healthier lifestyle, I found that giving up fried food and going vegan was not that difficult. The hardest part of my Real Food journey was finding vegan-friendly options when dining with friends. Luckily, options are slowly increasing in Singapore!

However, Real Food takes the pressure out of finding healthy and wholesome meals. If you’re not a big fan of vegetables, the Banana Pancakes will change your mind – they’re made from scratch with no preservatives or additives.

For those who are more health-conscious but still want a more indulgent meal, try the Steamed Dumplings – they’re also handmade and free of additives.

Real Food’s prices range from $7 to $10 depending on the dish. There is also an outlet in NTU which serves a set meal that includes spring rolls, fried rice and dessert for only $8!

With these affordable prices and the convenience of having outlets at various locations, there is no excuse for not eating healthy any more!

MUST-HAVE DISHES:

Original Banana Pancakes (S$12.50)

Banana is one of the most important and nutritious fruits, and these pancakes are simply delightful. What’s more, they’re made from scratch. Top with some real fruit, drizzle with maple syrup and dig in!

Fried Brown Rice (S$11.50)

Who doesn’t love fried rice? This dish is a healthy option as it’s not deep fried but stir-fried with garlic oil instead. Plus, it’s vegan! Grab a bowl or two to share or tuck into one all on your own.

Truffle Mushroom Dumplings (S$14-$16)

These dumplings are not only visually appealing but also packed with flavour. The truffle mushroom sauce is unforgettable – savoury and delicious, you’ll have to have this again!

Balsamic Beancurd (S$10)

This treat is considered a dessert in Singapore and really hits the spot for foodies who like something creamy and sweet after savouring savoury foods. The beancurd skin is made without eggs and the balsamic vinegar adds a unique twist to this classic Chinese dessert that you’ll definitely love!

Green Common

The multi-purpose concept store was first started by the Green Monday Group in Hong Kong, as a way to promote mindful eating. And its opening at VivoCity marks Green Common’s first outlet in Southeast Asia.

The idea is to be an inclusive place where people from all walks of life can gather and choose from an extensive menu offering vegan food buffets, noodles, burgers, pizzas, and drinks created with plant-based meat alternatives such as mushrooms, soy, and seitan.

Green Common isn’t exactly a vegan restaurant, but it’s a tasty option for anyone looking for meatless meals in Singapore. Tucked away behind an unassuming exterior, the all-vegan eatery is run by Green Monday Group, which also has restaurants in Hong Kong and mainland China.

The 112-seat diner offers a variety of dishes made with meat substitutes like tofu and seitan.

Menu offerings range from Western fare like cheeseburgers to local favorites like Hokkien mee. The food is prepared fresh daily, using organic ingredients whenever possible. The prices are reasonable, and the service is excellent.

Genesis Vegan Restaurant

The vegetarian and vegan craze in Singapore is real, especially among the young. And while there are many restaurants and cafes in Singapore dedicated to offering a variety of vegetarian fare, these independent bakeries, cafes, and even a pop-up space serve up some of the best vegan food in the city.

Genesis is an all-vegan restaurant owned by Ms. Chui Ling Ling, who was inspired to open the restaurant after transforming her whole family to a vegan lifestyle. The business was born when Ms. Chui was just nine years old when she convinced her grandparents to try being vegan too. Since then, her parents have helped her grow Genesis into what it is today – a popular all-vegan café that serves Western as well as Asian dishes made from plant-based ingredients like mushrooms and tofu.

Vege Pot

Fortune Centre is home to many vegetarian eateries, which to the uninitiated, can be overwhelming, to say the least. But ask any regular (or us here at the Time Out team), and most would direct you to Vege Pot – a small restaurant tucked away in a corner unit on the second floor.

Stepping in feels like entering someone’s kitchen, with plastic-covered tables, mismatched cupboards, and a warm greeting from the owners. The friendly owners are Mr. Tang and Ms. Kwok, who are usually found manning the counter, chatting with customers, or helping out in the kitchen.

They’ve been running Vege Pot for six years now and started by selling their favorite veggie dishes from makeshift stalls at the end of their block. Pretty soon, their neighbors started flocking over for lunch; word spread further when they opened up shop at Fortune Centre; now there’s almost always a queue that forms outside their door.

WHOLE EARTH

Tucked away in the heart of Geylang, Whole Earth Vegetarian Restaurant is an old favourite of mine and my friends. After making a recent return visit with my sister, I’m pleased to say they’re still going strong after all these years.

Whole Earth’s menu features Peranakan cuisine – a hybrid cuisine originating from the Straits-born Chinese communities in Singapore and Malaysia – which includes ingredients and cooking methods from Malay, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai and Eurasian cultures.

One of the most popular items on the menu is Whole Earth’s Penang Rendang ($13), which combines local ingredients like red dates, ginkgo nuts and fresh herbs with Western-style mushrooms and spices to create a flavourful dish that showcases the best of both worlds.

Peranakan cuisine is a hybrid cooking style that originated in the Straits Chinese communities in Singapore and Malaysia. It’s a mix of Malay, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai and Eurasian ingredients and cooking methods that became popular in 18th-century colonial Southeast Asia.

VEGAN BURG

VeganBurg is the definition of a vegan fast-food restaurant that serves delicious and affordable burgers, fries, onion rings, and desserts. The food is made from soy and wheat protein that has the same texture as meat.

Tapping into this trend, some eateries have decided to go all-vegetarian or all-vegan. VeganBurg, a home grown burger chain in Singapore serves up 100% vegan burgers made from soy patties. While these burgers may not be gluten-free and nutty, they’re still an option for some people who are looking to reduce the amount of meat they consume.

Tapping into this trend, some eateries have decided to go all-vegetarian or all-vegan. VeganBurg, a home grown burger chain in Singapore serves up 100% vegan burgers made from soy patties. While these burgers may not be gluten-free and nutty, they’re still an option for some people who are looking to reduce the amount of meat they consume.

AFTERGLOW

This tiny, laid-back café with a Kiwi-inspired interior is just a few steps from some of the most popular bars in the area. Their menu offers a variety of healthy vegetarian and vegan options, including a selection of raw food options.

AFTERGLOW is a cool spot to chill out with friends and unwind with a nice meal before hitting the bars. The place has a laid-back vibe and friendly staff, who are all vegan enthusiasts themselves.

The menu is mainly made up of casual mains like burgers, tacos, sandwiches and salads. However, they also offer some lighter dishes like soups and chickpea fries. On top of that, you can order sides like freshly baked cornbread and roasted veggies.

The food is reasonably priced for the serving size — most mains cost around $10 each (smaller portions are available for some items at $6). If you’re looking for something cheaper than that, there are their dips platters ($12), which comes with breads and crackers so you can create your own tasty snack or share with a group of friends.

They also serve mocktails ($6) and soft drinks ($3) in case beer isn’t your thing.

If you’re heading over to AFTERGLOW on the weekends, make sure to ask if they have any vegan specials going on because they try to rotate their menu every week so there’s always something new to try!

Their menu contains a variety of different options, ranging from burgers to salads, to tacos and even raw desserts. The menu also offers a selection of vegan wines and beers.

The food is delicious and the portions are big. Drop by this place with some friends before going out at night to get your food cravings and drinks fix. Afterglow stays open until midnight on weekdays, while they extend their hours on the weekends to 2am. They also offer delivery service through FoodPanda so you can enjoy their vegan food at home too!

ORGINAL SIN

If you’re a vegan or vegetarian who loves healthy Mediterranean cuisine, then this romantic restaurant with its lovely alfresco terrace is perfect for your next date night.

One of the oldest vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Singapore, Original Sin has been around since 1997 and continues to serve up well-loved favorites like the Principessa salad and vegan tandoori skewers. Located in the hip, an expatriate neighborhood of Holland Village, the restaurant has both vegan and vegetarian dishes, so it’s a good choice if you’re dining with a friend who still enjoys their cow and goat cheeses.

Peruse the menu and order a few vegan tapas to start, like crispy polenta with mushrooms, white beans and truffle oil; or beetroot carpaccio served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

The fingerling potatoes with caviar are also a tasty treat. For your main course, try the house-made tofu with asparagus, preserved lemon and savory broth. If you’re looking for something more substantial, there’s always the vegan tandoori mixed grill served with rice and salad.

End your meal on a sweet note with the decadent chocolate torte with raspberry coulis and hazelnut crust, or fruit sorbet. Because of its central location near many expat neighborhoods in Singapore, Original Sin is a great spot to meet friends before grabbing drinks at one of many nearby bars or heading out for a night on the town.

THE LIVING CAFÉ

The Living Café is a popular dining spot among locals. It’s a sanctuary of health and well-being where you can tuck into rejuvenating breakfast items like the superfood smoothie bowl or lunch favorites like pesto zoodles and zucchini lasagna.

The restaurant’s menu doesn’t include red meat, dairy or refined sugar, but they do serve dishes with fish and chicken, so your non-vegan friends will have no problem dining here too.

As you walk into The Living Café, the first thing you’ll notice is the warmly lit interiors and cozy design. This place is perfect for a relaxed dinner or brunch with friends or family. Spread across two floors, The Living Café has ample indoor and outdoor seating that make it easy to have a taste of their refreshing raw juices and hearty meals even during peak hours.

The first floor houses an extensive collection of fresh fruit smoothies and other healthy drinks like matcha lattes, while the second floor houses main courses like curries, lasagna and salads (all served with whole grain rice). Here are some of our favorite dishes.

THE BONELESS KITCHEN

The Boneless Kitchen serves up Korean dishes that are vegan and gluten free, with some items also being egg, dairy and allium free. They’re all prepared fresh, with quality ingredients that are locally sourced whenever possible. And because The Boneless Kitchen is more than a restaurant, they’re also trying to change how we perceive people with disabilities.

The Boneless Kitchen uses organic ingredients and locally sourced produce as much as possible. Asian pear juice, for example, is made in house instead of being bought from a store; sautéed zucchini is cooked with garlic and onion from their own farm, and black rice vinegar is made from fermented rice that they grew themselves. Traditional Korean herbs like dandelion greens and perilla leaves are also used in dishes.

Tofu is widely used in Korean cuisine, which makes it easier for vegans to enjoy Korean food without having to worry about ingredients such as eggs and dairy products. The Boneless Kitchen also offers a few mock meat options such as beef bulgogi made with mushrooms, which can be replaced with a mushroom option if guests have specific allergies such as shellfish or wheat.

NATURE CAFÉ

The Nature Café is a 15-year-old vegan and vegetarian restaurant brand serving delicious and unusual Asian cuisine as well as western items. Popular dishes include the spicy burdock noodle soup, chestnut and bailing mushroom with rice, vegetable “fish ball” mee pok and Thai-inspired green curry rice noodles soup. The brand has cafés in Boon Lay, Kallang, Bukit Merah and Suntec City Mall.

Taste:Nature Café & Menu has been recognized as one of the top vegan restaurants in Singapore by Time Out magazine. Its menu features delectable dishes such as handmade spring rolls (with wheat gluten), deep fried tofu with homemade spicy chilli sauce or mushroom “fish” fillets served with house sauce – all of which are entirely vegan.

To start off, it is worthy to note that Singapore is an amazing melting pot of multiculturalism. Many Singaporeans have a foodie mindset regarding their eating habits. They like to taste different sorts of food. Most of them are regularly looking to find new food experiences. Thus, the vegetarian/vegan bakeries in Singapore are in demand what their latest records show.

Robert Nichols

Robert is a full-time blogger, father of 1, and certified working and sharing fitness information. He also regularly contributes to wellnesscrave.com on the latest topics and trends in health & wellness. When he not writing she can be found running and doing intermittent fasting.

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