These days, if you’re living in Singapore and leading a herbivorous diet, you need never go hungry again. From dairy-free ice-cream to meatless munchies, with a thriving vegan restaurant scene on your doorstep, the Republic offers every kind of cuisine for those on the plant-based path.
Whether you’re a full-blown vegan, or you simply like to dabble in a vegetarian restaurant in Singapore or two, we’ve found the hot spots and destinations that will make your mouth water.
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Herbivore – For when you’re craving Japanese cuisine
Love Japanese food but struggle to find a decent vegan option? With an extensive vegetarian menu that offers an abundance of plant-based dishes, Herbivore serves everything your healthy heart could ever desire. From the tender vegan sashimi to flavourful sushi rolls (with faux salmon and eel substitutes), this bustling restaurant works hard to satisfy your cravings.
Conveniently situated at the Fortune Centre, the natural, fresh selection of ingredients are expertly woven into meals you’ll want to devour again and again. A cosy, relaxed place to take your non-vegan friends, they’ll be surprised at the taste sensations on offer at Herbivore. Explore the menu here.
NomVnom Bistro – For when you crave a fast food hit
Always amongst the top rated vegan restaurants in Singapore, NomVnom Bistro is considered by many as fast-food, plant-based heaven. From fries, soups, buns, bakes and patties—freshness is always guaranteed and flavour is never compromised. Whether you munch on the Temptation (tempeh) Satay burger or a Jacky jackfruit patty, you can always wash it down with one of their refreshing vegan drinks.
Working with one eye on their sustainability goals, NomVnom makes almost all of its dishes in house and they even squeeze their own juices. Whether you’re making a date of it or simply dropping in late-night, this handy fast food joint will fill you up nicely. Check out their extensive menu here.
WellSmoocht – For when you have a sweet tooth to satisfy
What do you get when you bring together two powerhouse restaurants? Well, you get WellSmoocht! Understanding that two plant-based options are better than one, Well Dressed Bar and Schmoocht joined forces to bring the red dot some seriously tasty vegan options. This dairy-free ice cream parlour and pizzeria serves grain bowls, burgers, cheesecake, wraps, toasties and more.
Reasonably priced with an impressive homemade sweet selection, you’ll struggle to choose between the Matcha Adzuki Burnt CheeseCake, the Ladoo Bliss Bites and the (irresistible) Sea Salt Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge. With delivery also available, you can now enjoy a tasty vegan treat whenever you desire.
Thunder Tree – For when you want to align with the seasons
Proving that nutritious, vegan food doesn’t mean being boring, the chefs behind the Thunder Tree stall carefully craft delicious, healthy dishes. With a menu that’s aligned with the seasons, you’ll enjoy organic, harvest grown ingredients in every plant-powered meal. Depending on when you visit, you can pick up seasonal blooms like sweet potato leaves or perennial favorites such as flavorsome greens and long beans.
With their sustainability goals at the forefront of their mind, every ingredient from Thunder Tree is lovingly sourced. From the Thunder Tea Rice to claypot dishes, you can order for delivery or pick-up your favorite from the stall. Explore more here.
Whole Earth – For a Michelin rated taste sensation
As convenient as fast food is, there’s something just so…relaxing about sitting down to some high-class cuisine. Since 2003, Whole Earth has been creating top-rated, but surprisingly affordable dishes. Awarded the Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand for four consecutive years, the menu is almost entirely vegan and almost definitely delicious. As Singapore’s only plant-based Peranakan Thai restaurant, book a table at this destination to avoid disappointment at the door.
Taking inspiration from traditional family recipes, each dish is finely honed with authentic flavours before it ever meets your mouth. Can’t get to the restaurant? You can always order some tasty take-out. Find out more here.
Loving Hut – For when you want to follow the crowd
When it comes to local vegan food recommendations, the name on nearly everyone’s lips is Loving Hut. A much-loved favorite amongst the plant-based community, the reputation of this international chain goes far and wide. Boasting a 100% vegan menu, the extensive offering will satisfy the cravings of even the hardiest meat-eater. Each dish is beautifully presented and with a kids menu to boot, the whole family can tuck-in.
Serving non-alcoholic beverages and many meals under 500 calories, you won’t have to worry too much about your waist-band expanding. From the impressive Nyonya Laksa Lemak to the straight-forward Vegan Lasagne, find out more from the menu here.
Afterglow – For when you want to eat clean from the comfort of your home
Offering island-wide drop-off and an extensive raw and plant-powered menu, a meal from Afterglow really delivers on taste and originality. A community-minded vegan innovator, the team behind the till support farm to table living and local food artisans. Fancy learning more about the ingredients in your meal? The team often hosts workshops you can attend to up your kitchen game.
WIth keto-friendly options and meals free from artificial sweeteners, each dish is expertly curated. Enjoy a customised bento, a three-bean brown rice burger and finish up with a slice of Raw ‘Cheese’ cake or two. Satisfy your cravings here.
VeganBurg – For when you’re seeking comfort food
When you’re a carb fiend or simply burger mad, VeganBurg has the selection to restore your faith in the simple (but easy to get wrong) veggie burger. Bridging the gap between good, tasty food and the hottest cultural trends, a visit to this restaurant will leave you feeling full and happy. With a 100% plant-based menu, sit in the safari-themed interior and soak-in the fresh and vibrant atmosphere.
From fresh farm greens to fiber-fueled buns, the sustainable and guilt-free menu is nutritious and full of taste. From the Chili Krab Burger to the highly-recommended Cracked Mayo Burger, grab a side of fried mushrooms to complete your meat-less treat. Find out more here.
Kitchen by Food Rebel – For when you’re on a health kick
Though Kitchen by Food Rebel does serve some (sustainable) meat-based dishes, no plant-based warrior will ever go hungry here. An organic food restaurant that combines unexpected flavours with serious nutritional value, each dish is served with a vision of good health. Serving international dishes made with ingredients sourced from the local area, you’ll feel good after every bite. Top tip: enjoy a drizzle of their homemade sauces to taste something truly unique.
With clearly labelled vegan options and a menu that caters for all, try the sweet potato and chickpea bowl with zingy beetroot hummus to get a flavour of the organic ingredients. Partner your meal with an all-natural juice or an artificial flavour free smoothie. Explore more here.
Bodhi Deli – For when the noodle cravings set in
Whether you sit down and take the weight off your feet, or you have to head off in a hurry, Bodhi Deli will help ease your hunger pangs. Serving up a delicious mix of vegetarian and vegan dishes, this quick and easy cafe is conveniently located at the Fortune Centre. Have a hankering something a bit different? Their famous Pumpkin Porridge is flavoured with fried tau kee, mock mean yuns and, of course, shredded pumpkin.
Always at the top of the most recommended lists, this unassuming cafe will surprise you with its extensive selection. Super affordable and also available for delivery, you won’t go too far wrong with what some call, the best noodle restaurant in town. Check out more here.
Whether you’re a plant-powered warrior or just looking to try new things, you’ll find vegan restaurants all over Singapore that will bring your taste buds to life.
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