Singapore offers a myriad of dining options that cater to different types of food lovers — from award-winning steakhouses for meat lovers to ‘gram-worthy high tea spots for BFFs. And yes, the endless types of cuisines available here include plant-based fares that are perfect for mindful vegans and vegetarians.
Whether you’ve consciously chosen to exclude animal-derived foods from your diet or simply wish to expand your food palate, here are 9 vegan cafés and restaurants in Singapore that you can check out for mouthwatering, meatless nosh.
Free from eggs, dairy, refined sugar and artificial sweeteners, Afterglow’s gastronomical delights are entirely plant-based. Its menu includes delicious bites that are perfect for sharing, such as Kimchi Avo Rolls made with almond sushi ‘rice’, Kale Chips dusted with vegan ‘cheese’ flakes and Tofu Cream Cheese dip platters.
Afterglow is located at 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131. It is open from 12PM to 10PM (Mon to Sat) and is closed on Sundays. Click here to make your reservation.
Elemen provides a “modern interpretation of natural and meatless cuisine” that is designed to delight vegetarians and vegans. Think hearty Vietnamese pho (rice noodles) served with mushroom balls instead of meat and sizzling Hot Stone Rice featuring brown rice and red quinoa.
Elemen is available in multiple locations in Singapore, including 9 Raffles Boulevard Millenia Walk, #01-75/75A/76, Singapore 039596. Reserve your table at its Millenia Walk outlet here.
Situated within the rooftop garden of Orchard Central mall, Joie specialises in modern meatless cuisine. The casual fine dining restaurant is renowned for its set menu concept that features contemporary fare with “Japanese-European sensibilities and flavours.” Standout selections include the Duo Ravioli Platter and the Grill Summer Mushroom Steak on “Pu-Ye” Hot Stone.
Joie is located at 181 Orchard Road, #12-01 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896. It opens daily from 12PM to 3PM and 6PM to 10PM. Click here to make your reservation.
4. Genius Central
More than just a café that provides plant-based food, Genius Central also views itself as a “cultural hub” for like-minded entrepreneurs to gather and collaborate with one another. Look out for its Longevity Bowls — such as the Happiness Bowl that contains corn salsa, mixed mesclun, almonds and more — as well as Thai Red Curry if you’d like to add a little spice to your meal.
Genius Central is located at 7-13 Amoy Street, #01-01 Far East Square, Singapore 049949. It opens from 8AM to 8.30PM (Mon to Thu), 8AM - 9.30PM (Fri to Sat), and 8AM - 4PM (Sun). Click here to make your reservation.
5. Green Common
As a “one-stop plant-based eatery, marketplace and product innovation platform”, Green Common also advocates for environmental protection and actively shares one’s positive impact of going on a plant-based diet. Menu highlights include the Omni Golden Fillet No Fish burger and kid-friendly meals such as the Pastel Incredible Sit comprising tomato pasta, broccoli, carrot and fries.
Green Common is located at VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-169/170, Singapore 098585. It opens daily from 11AM to 10PM.
6. Original Sin
Nestled within the rustic Chip Bee Gardens neighbourhood, Original Sin serves up Mediterranean fare alongside Italian vegetarian cuisine. It is also the first and only Mediterranean vegetarian restaurant in Singapore. Stellar picks that can also be prepared to be vegan-friendly include the Magic Mushroom pizza, Vegan Bolognese and Impossible Meat Pizza.
Original Sin is located at #01-62, Blk 43 Jln Merah Saga, Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278115. Click here to make your reservation.
7. Raw Kitchen Bar
Fancy a little alfresco dining? Enjoy the wonders of the great outdoors as you tuck into the feel-good vegan delights at Raw Kitchen Bar. The restaurant offers a thoughtful, curated selection of wholesome dishes — from spicy Raw Salmon Laab to vegan-friendly Truffle Cavatelli. Satisfy your sweet tooth with the RKB Sundae, which consists of melon sorbet, a vegan brownie and pecan crumble. Delish!
Raw Kitchen Bar is located at 66 Kampong Bugis, Ground Floor Patio, Singapore 338987. It opens from 5.30PM to 10.30PM on Thursdays and Fridays, and 11.30AM to 10.30PM on Saturday and Sunday.
8. The Boneless Kitchen
K-culture fans, this one’s for you. The Boneless Kitchen serves up delectable vegetarian Korean dishes that are made with ingredients imported from Korea. Pop by the restaurant to get a taste of its signature Soondubu Jjigae — featuring smooth tofu and flavourful broth — and Kimchi Mandu, which boasts over 15 mouthwatering ingredients.
The Boneless Kitchen is located at 1 Irving Place, #01-031, The Commerze@Irving, Singapore 369546. It opens from 12PM to 9PM from Tuesday to Sunday and is closed on Mondays. Click here to make your reservation.
9. The Living Café
With its tagline being “Food For The Soul”, the cafe uses specially selected and sourced organic ingredients for its creations. The cafe also takes pride in its raw food offerings and sells a thoughtful selection of vegan-friendly groceries, such as vegan cheeses, superfoods and condiments too. Nourish your body with a Breakfast Burrito, raw Pesto Zoodles, and more here.
The Living Café is located at 779 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269758. It opens from 10AM to 7PM from Tuesdays to Fridays, and 9AM to 7PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Click here to make your reservation.
Which of these dining spots have you added to your must-visit list?
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