Can't take gluten? Fret not. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes in Singapore that cater to gluten-free diners.
Gluten, meaning “glue” in Latin, is a protein that’s mainly found in grains like wheat, rye and barley. It helps things like pizza dough and pasta keep their structure. For some of us, eating it is no biggie. But when you’ve got a gluten sensitivity, leaky gut issues, or celiac disease, avoiding that stuff is essential for your wellbeing. Luckily for you, healthy eateries and salad bars are popping up everywhere. This list of recommendations will make going gluten-free in Singapore a piece of cake!
Top gluten-free restaurants and cafes in Singapore
1. Shake Farm
There’s nothing like a delicious salad bowl to fuel you, especially when you’ve got a day filled to the brim with meetings. But if you think leafy greens sound bland and boring, let Shake Farm change your mind. The bowls here are as delicious as they are colourful. They’re gluten-free too, of course. Our recommendation is the Mexicana protein bowl. The spicy mixed corn is such a great pop of flavour and goes really well with the margarita prawns.
Shake Farm, 50 Robinson Road, Singapore 068882
2. The Butcher’s Wife
If you have celiac disease, you can close your eyes and pick anything from the menu here. Why? ‘Cos all the dishes are gluten-free and tasty! From chargrilled Spanish octopus to sweet potato gnocchi with crispy kale, The Butcher’s Wife is proof you don’t have to skimp on flavours while going gluten-free.
The Butcher’s Wife, 19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168650
Need help convincing your friends that gluten-free food can be delicious? Hit up to Tiann’s. Named after co-founder Tse Tiann, she and her food-loving friends are out to share their abundant love of healthier food! This cafe handmakes almost everything on their menu. From ketchup cooked with Italian tomatoes, jam made from 90% fruit, to kimchi fermented in-house. For the sugar-conscious amongst us, never fear because everything here is made with less sugar. In fact, they have sweetened with all things natural like organic raw sugar, organic honey, and organic maple syrup. If you’re planning to go no-sugar, there are keto-friendly options galore.
Whether it’s for company lunches, celebrations, or dinner parties, this cosy cafe is perfect for any get-together. Don’t have time to grab a seat? Pick up ready-made meals like lasagne and Korean seafood pancakes that you can pop into the oven and enjoy at home or at your desk. Don’t forget to grab organic wines and housemade sauces from the curated groceries! And if you’ve been struggling with meal planning, the food deliveries here make it a breeze. Get three deliciously healthy meals a day, five days a week. All planned, cooked, and served right to your doorstep.
Tiann’s, #01-35, 71 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 160071
4. Ryan’s Grocery
Named after the founders’ son (who’s allergic to gluten products), Ryan’s Grocery is a gourmet butcher with quality organic and free-range meats. It also houses a wide selection of wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and preservative-free goods. That includes superfoods, organic greens and meats, healthy snacks and more. Go crazy at its biggest outlet in Great World City!
Ryan’s Grocery, multiple locations including Binjai Park and Great World City
5. Wild Honey
Not only is Wild Honey one of our favourite places for brunch, but it’s also a top dining hotspot for a hearty gluten-free meal in Singapore. Think of an extensive list of all-day breakfast dishes that take inspiration from far-flung destinations like Tunisia, Britain, Greece, Norwegia, and Spain. Our personal recommendation: load up on creamy scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and caramelised onions on a gluten-free bagel when you order the I Love New York!
Wild Honey, multiple locations including Mandarin Gallery and South Beach
6. Coriander Leaf
This menu boasts myriad pan-Asian dishes that are split into five flavour profiles such as spicy, umami and fresh. The idea is to pick a few from each category and share. If you happen to be dining with someone who’s going gluten-free in Singapore, no problem! Order the charcoal-grilled baby lamb chops, or barbecued stingray fin slathered with spicy sambal. What about vegetarians? There’s a dedicated plant-based menu, too. Expect the same categorisation but with falafel, tofu, veggie dumplings and Impossible meats.
Coriander Leaf, #02-01, Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
7. The Living Cafe
Joined at the hip with holistic wellness centre Balanced Living, this cafe aims to inspire patrons with its dedication to sustainability and health. Take a look at the menu and you’ll see it has something for everyone, no matter your dietary requirements. Gluten-free options include brown rice bowls topped with chicken, barramundi, or tempeh. Also, try the wholemeal pizzas that can be switched to a gluten-free base.
The Living Cafe, 779 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269758
8. Gluten Free SG
So you hate going through the entire supermarket just to pick out gluten-free ingredients in Singapore? Simply order them online with Gluten Free SG. Here’s where you can get ingredients for your weekend bakes and even gluten-free salami or mac and cheese!
Gluten Free SG, shop online
9. Carrotsticks & Cravings
We love this quaint, healthy food haven tucked along Stanley Street. It serves nutritious dishes that nourish you from the inside out. And it caters to dietary preferences and restrictions of any kind. We’re not kidding. Its menu features a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. You can even find refined sugar-free dishes, salads bowls and smoothies loaded with superfoods! You can bet it’s one of our fave go-to cafes for gluten-free pancakes and acai bowls.
Carrotsticks & Cravings, multiple locations including Robertson Quay and Stanley Street
10. Delcie’s Desserts
If it’s something sweet you’re after, take a gander at Delcie’s Desserts for a selection of gluten-free cakes and bakes. In addition to vegan-, diabetic- and baby-friendly cakes, its gluten-free selection is sure to satisfy you. Order a chocolate treat like the decadent fudge brownie, or fruity numbers like the gluten-free strawberry cheesecake.
Delcie’s Desserts, #01-83, Bendemeer Ville, 34 Whampoa West, Singapore 330034
11. The Whole Kitchen
The Whole Kitchen is founded by two Singapore-based Aussies on a quest to find healthy, wholesome treats. Its range of locally made gluten-free goodies is, frankly, amazing. The granola bowl with fresh seasonal fruits and natural Greek yoghurt is one of our go-tos at the bakery cafe! We’re also impressed with the keto smoked salmon tartine topped with cream cheese and avo.
The Whole Kitchen, multiple locations including Katong and Robinson Road
12. Guzman y Gomez
This Mexican joint has all your gluten-free lunch and dinner options sorted. Go crazy with its soft and hard tacos, nachos and filling salads topped with steak, pulled pork, grilled chicken and pan-seared barramundi. Vegetarian and vegan options are available too! With several outlets peppered across the island, we can see why this fuss-free taqueria is a hit.
Guzman y Gomez, multiple locations including Funan and Guoco Tower
13. Grain Traders
Grain Traders is where it’s at. Championing the slow food movement, it doles out hearty grain bowls topped with proteins like tuna tataki and beef steak parillada. Switch up your base options with quinoa and super greens, we say. You’ll see it’s easy peasy to put together a satisfying gluten-free meal that’s takeaway-friendly and high in protein.
Grain Traders, #01-01/02/03, CapitaGreen, 138 Market Street, Singapore 048946
14. Oh My Goodness!
These bakes are what sweet dreams are made of. The best part? All the goodies, including walnut carrot cake and lemon raspberry cake, are gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar-free. The holy trinity of healthy eating, if you ask us. You can get your hands on these treats at places like vegan ice cream parlour Kind Kones and online grocer RedMart. Alternatively, check out the e-store and have ’em delivered right to your doorstep.
Oh My Goodness!, shop online
Specialising in raw and vegan plates, this industrial-chic cafe serves tasty meatless dishes that insatiable carnivores would give a thumbs up to. Most of the menu is gluten-free except for the burger buns. But those can be easily swapped out for a gluten-free brown rice variant or lettuce. You’ve gotta try the delish spiced tomato barley risotto served with tofu “feta” cheese!
Afterglow, 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131
We’re eyeing Bakening’s gluten-, dairy- and egg-free vegan and paleo cookies. Yeah, that’s a mouthful, but these tiny cookies are a real delight. Our fave has to be the sea salt-sprinkled ones! Plus, Bakening’s almond and cashew bread is soft and crumble-free. Gluten-free bread eaters, you know what we mean. And don’t get us started on the choc fudge cake – it’s simply divine.
Bakening, shop online
Enjoy delish, wholesome meals at these vibrant gluten-free restaurants and cafes in Singapore!