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Good food can be found almost anywhere in Singapore and the same can be said about vegetarian fare. Just because you’re a vegetarian doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the delicious offerings the city has to offer.
Bookmark this list of vegetarian restaurants in Singapore for super solid creations that will satisfy any non-carnivore!
Executive chef Colin Buchan puts out meat-free creations like truffle and parmesan gnocchi with broccolini and capers, as well as pickled beetroots with chestnut yogurt from the special, ever-changing vegetarian menu, which you can enjoy whilst being surrounded by lush vegetation such as olive and fig trees and lavender and thyme.
The best bit? After the feast, you get to access the Flower Dome for free and explore the sub 20-degree garden that features a colourful plethora of exotic flora.
Think fast food has to always involve meat, meat, and more meat? That's definitely not the case with VeganBurg, where an amazing plant-based menu bathes in the limelight.
Try items like the Cracked Mayo (soy patty slathered in egg and dairy-free mayonnaise) and the Smoky BBQ (mushroom patty with barbecue sauce). Want something with a local twist? There's the Char-Grilled Satay dish, which features a soy patty covered in a spice and herb-rich satay (grilled skewered meat) sauce.
Sides like tofu sausages and sweet treats such as organic brown rice ice cream are also available.
Whole Earth Vegetarian Restaurant
As Singapore's first and only Thai-Peranakan vegetarian restaurant, Whole Earth specialises in perfectly-executed sour-spicy dishes that pretty much sum up the flavour profiles of the two main culinary influences.
See how they creatively recreate classic, meat-heavy Peranakan (Straits Chinese) and Thai dishes as vegetarian-friendly alternatives, such as kong bah (braised pork belly) by using mushrooms, and sweet and sour pork by including soy and pineapple chunks.
Mediterranean-vegetarian restaurant Original Sin has been around for almost 15 years, and its quality creations have consistently been on point.
Menu highlights include the Magic Mushroom (baked portobello mushroom with ricotta cheese, spinach, and pesto, drizzled with tomato basil sauce and mozzarella) and the vegetable
tandoori (a mix of chargrilled mushrooms, eggplant, capsicum, onions, and tofu marinated in tandoori spices – comes with yogurt, mango chutney, and rice).
If you've got a sweet tooth, don't skip dessert; try offerings like the apple crumble and the heady tiramisu.
Decked out in jewel tones and plenty of pink decor, Café Salivation in Little India focuses on Indian-Western style vegetarian plates that are chock full of fresh ingredients. With categories like soup, salad, sandwiches, burgers, pastas, pizza, and even Mexican, the menu is pretty extensive.
Bites like the chickpea and brown rice burger, crispy tofu steak sandwich, and enchilada remo are hot favourites. For dessert, try the eggless coconut panna cotta.
Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant
Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant is what one would call a ‘hole-in-the-wall’ eatery. This unpretentious gem is always very packed and serves meat-free options that are incredibly mouth-watering – so much so that you’d forget you’re actually not consuming meat!
Here you'll find plenty of iconic local dishes made using lots of tofu and soy, from chicken rice and wanton (dumpling) mee to laksa (rice noodles in spicy coconut broth) and soup kambing (mutton soup).
Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR)
Serving up authentic south Indian cuisine since 1924, MTR is great for a guilt-free yet satisfying meal. Though the menu may be not be very extensive, trust that whatever you pick will be a hit.
Tiffin meals to choose from include bisibele bhath (rice dish consisting of lentils and assorted vegetables, served with raitha made from curds and onions, plus ghee) and poori, which comes with spiced potato curry and chutney. Prices are extremely wallet-friendly, too.