Singapore is a food paradise for visitors from all walks of life, including travellers who’re committed to a vegan diet. Whether you’re hankering for Asian flavours or have an appetite for Western fare, these seven restaurants are bound to sate your plant-based cravings.
Afterglow is brunch heaven for those who love plant-based dishes and eating clean.
The food here is free from eggs, dairy, refined sugar and artificial sweeteners, with almost every item made from scratch and in small batches.
The establishment boasts a range of raw vegan food, built from scratch with the freshest ingredients. Specialities include Raw Crispy Lasagne—made up of zucchini sheets, walnut ‘minced meat’ and cashew-nut cream cheese—and Teriyaki Meatballs, created from marinated mushrooms, rolled oats and walnuts.
Afterglow. 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131. +65 6224 8921.
If you're dining with non-vegan friends, Privé offers a menu that boasts the best of both worlds. Tuck into their Fillet-O-Fishless Burger or the Truffle Mushroom Swiss Plant-Based Burger, or sample their Thai Green Vegetable Curry if you’re in the mood for Asian flavours. The latter includes the option of adding Heura ‘chicken’ chunks for a more robust flavour.
Happy hour at this establishment commences at 5pm - 8pm daily, and you can enjoy 50% off house pours to accompany your wholesome meal.
Privé at CHIJMES. 30 Victoria Street #01-33, Singapore 187996. +65 6776 0777.
Mon-Thu 11.30am-midnight; Fri 11.30-1am; Sat 10-1am; Sun 10am-midnight.
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3. Loving Hut
While slightly hidden in Joo Chiat, Loving Hut is a gem that has retained a loyal following due to its quality food and service, and its mission to protect the environment while serving up vegan-friendly cuisine.
The restaurant boasts a wide menu of weekday specials and fusion dishes, from comfort food like Vegan Lasagna to Asian-inspired dishes like their best-selling Nyonya Laksa Lemak—a plant-based take on Peranakan laksa (spicy coconut milk-based noodle soup).
The shelves are also well-stocked with vegan snacks that you can take back to your hotel with you, from veggie sticks and chips to chocolate bars.
Loving Hut. 229 Joo Chiat Road #01-01, Singapore 427489. +65 6348 6318.
Mon, Wed-Fri 11.30am-3pm, 6-9.30pm; Sat & Sun 11.30am-9.30pm.
4. Whole Earth
Whole Earth serves up vegetarian Peranakan* and Thai cuisine, and is the only plant-based restaurant to have been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2019.
Using the freshest ingredients from vegetables, legumes to mushrooms and grains, the plant-based cuisine here is authentic and wholesome.
Even the most ardent meat lovers can look forward to their Crispy Golden Oats with Monkey Head Mushrooms—inspired by the traditional prawn-based dish—and the Penang Rendang. The latter is a spicy Indonesian meat dish, but the version here uses mushrooms in the place of meat.
*The term is an Indonesian/Malay word that means “local born”, which generally refers to people of Chinese and Malay/Indonesian heritage.
Whole Earth. 76 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079331. +65 6221 6583.
Daily 11.30am-3pm, 5.30-10pm.
A game-changer in the vegetarian food scene, Elemen boasts a dynamic menu of Western and Asian dishes that changes every three months.
With its inspired meatless dishes, the restaurant brings in just as many vegetarian and vegan diners. Popular items include their Wild Mushroom and White Truffle Pizza and Sizzling Quinoa Brown Rice, served in a stone-pot.
Elemen at Millenia Walk. 9 Raffles Boulevard #01-75A/76, Singapore 039596. +65 6238 0511. Daily 11.30am-4pm, 5.30-10pm.
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6. nomVnom Bistro
For hearty comfort food with a view of the beautiful Clarke Quay skyline, head to nomVnom.
This vegan fast food outlet is a hot favourite with the working crowd, and serves up a range of fries (think straight-cut, sweet potato and truffle), baked goods (naked chocolate cake) and soups that’re bound to tantalise your taste buds.
Their Tempeh Rendang Burger and QQ Cheezy Burger offer big flavours that come at wallet-friendly prices. Opt for the former if you’re looking to indulge in a dish made from deep-fried soybeans or chow down on the latter’s tantalizing mix of cheese and mushroom patty in a burger bun.
The menu here also features a range of pastas, pizzas and salads for foodies craving diversity.
NomVnom Bistro at Clarke Quay. 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #03-105/106/107, Singapore 059817. +65 6224 4996. Daily 11am-10pm.