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There are so many amazing vegan eats popping up in the Lion City. From local Southeast Asian delights like Hainan Chicken Rice to Westernised dishes like burgers and fries, herbivores can now enjoy a meat-free version of all their favourites- so get choping. Below is our roundup of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Singapore to try on your next visit. Let’s makan!
Real Food Orchard Central
Real Food is a vegetarian café with a good range of vegan and gluten-free fare. With zen-like decorations and a menu full of Asian and Western inspired dishes, the small eatery is a great place for a casual lunch bite. All their food is made with locally and sustainably sourced ingredients, and organic whenever possible. They have great plant-based beverages too, from kombucha to Vanilla Quinoa Milk.
Address: Real Food Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, 2-19 Orchard Central, Singapore, 238896. Open daily: 10.00am – 8.45pm.
Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant
There are many small vegetarian Indian food joints in Singapore, but this one remains a loyal local favourite. Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant is vegetarian, but most on the menu is vegan-friendly. The small side street eatery is popular amongst veggie Singaporeans, who say that their tasty sambar is a must-try.
Address: Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant, 19 Upper Dickson Road, Singapore, 207478. Open daily: 10.30am – 9.15pm.
Afterglow by Anglow
Afterglow by Anglow, located in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown, is a 100% plant-based restaurant and café serving healthy and delicious dishes inspired by a fusion of International and Asian cuisine. Most of what is on the menu is also raw vegan friendly, and made with local and regional ingredients sourced responsibly from small farmers wherever possible. All their dishes are beautifully presented, and tastes as amazing as they look! Try their homemade vegan cheese, chunky chopped salad bowls and raw zoodles. They also have small-batch vegan wines, craft beers and whiskeys in the evening.
Address: Afterglow by Anglow, 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore, 089131. Open Monday: 12.00 noon – 11.00pm; Tuesday: 5.30pm – 11.00pm; Wednesday – Saturday: 12.00 noon – 11.00pm.
If you’re looking for simple, homey, local food – all made without meat – then Ci Hang is the stop for you. This restaurant offers vegetarian Chinese and Southeast Asian dishes with a good range of vegan options on the menu. You will find veggie versions of many of the regional classics, from braised noodles with mushrooms to Hainan “chicken” rice.
Address: Ci Hang Vegetarian, 72 Lor 25A Geylang, Singapore, 388256. Open daily (closed on Friday): 11.00am – 8.30pm.
Keat Lim Vegetarian Food
Another place with local veggie fare is Keat Lim Vegetarian Food. You will find on their menu vegetarian and vegan-friendly Chinese dishes to satisfy your tastebuds. All their dishes pack a punch of flavour, and many feature mock meats, like their take on clay pot rice and mantou with a range of veggie fillings and sauces.
Address: Keat Lim Vegetarian Food, 108 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, Singapore, 560108. Open daily (closed on Tuesday): 11.30am – 9.30pm.
The Boneless Kitchen
The Boneless Kitchen is a vegan-friendly vegetarian Korean restaurant in the heart of central Singapore. This Korean restaurant will disrupt all the preconceptions about typically meat-laden Korean barbecue with their array of veggie fare, from crispy Vegetable Fried Pancake to a whole range of bibimbaps and japchaes.
Address: The Boneless Kitchen, 1 Irving Place, 1-31 The Commerze@Irving, Singapore, 369546. Open daily: 12.00 noon – 9.00pm.
Genesis Vegan is a fully vegan restaurant offering a mix of local and Western inspired dishes. Their affordable menu is full of classics, from noodles and rice fry-ups to steamed veggie dumplings. Genesis Vegan’s plant-based take of Singaporean bak kut teh has gotten killer reviews.
Address: Genesis Vegan, 115 Owen Road, Singapore, 218992. Open daily (closed on Saturday): 11.00am – 3.00pm, 5.00pm – 9.00pm.
Vegan fast casual chain VeganBurg (also in San Francisco) creates 100% plant-based burgers that will satisfy any “naughty” food craving- they even do a pretty epic vegan fried egg. All their burgers feature fibre-packed wholemeal buns, egg and dairy-free mayonnaise, and GMO-free plant protein patties. They are also sustainability-minded: they use energy efficient appliances and recycled and compostable packaging. Since their launch in Singapore, they have developed quite a cult following!
Address: VeganBurg, 44 Jalan Eunos, Singapore, 419502. Open daily: 11.30am – 10.00pm.
Another popular fast food eatery is nomVnom, with two locations serving mouth-watering vegan burgers made with homemade all-natural buns and assortment of fries! You get to choose from straight cut, sweet potato or truffle chips. Their patties are made from soy, potato, veggies, or their mushroom-based combination – again, your pick. You can also pair your meal with fresh soups and salads, and finish off with sweets. The burger joint is also Buddhist-friendly, using no garlic or onions.
Address: nomVnom Central Clarke Quay, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore, 059817. Open daily: 11.00am – 10.00pm.
nomVnom Tai Seng, 18 Tai Seng Street, B1-02, Singapore, 539775. Open daily: 9.00am – 9.00pm.
Joie Restaurant By DOZO
Joie Restaurant is a vegetarian fine dining restaurant that also caters to fully plant-based folk. Located in the bustling Orchard Road, the lavish restaurant offers two set menus, a 6 course set lunch and a 7 course set dinner, made using only the finest plant-based ingredients. This is a great pick for a special occasion!
Address: Joie Restaurant, 181 Orchard Road, 12-01 Orchard Central, Singapore, 238896. Open by reservation, book here.
Lead image courtesy of I Love Vegan.