No Thousand Island dressing here. For times when you crave body-loving greens, these salad bars in Singapore have got you covered
Wondering where to get your healthy lunch fix? At these amazing salad joints in Singapore, you’ll enjoy a nourishing yet delicious meal – no rabbit food here, we promise. Most of these are located right in the heart of the city, and some even offer office delivery, online ordering and phone booking for all you busy bees!
Toss & Turn
Brought to you by the Cedele folks, Toss & Turn is a cosy salad and soup bar which offers unusual toppings for your customisable salad – think edamame beans and peppered prawns – and a self-service salad dressing counter. No excuse for a dry salad now!
Toss & Turn, various locations. Find out more here.
This trendy go-to spot for raw food has some impressive plates like an addictive raw nut ‘cheese’ dip made from cashews, a deconstructed sushi bowl with mild wasabi dressing, and even a quinoa-strone soup. Salads here don’t disappoint either, with a dessert-like version with dragonfruit and pomegranate, as well as ‘Raw Taco Bowls’ of mild spicy salsa, and marinated walnut faux meat with Romaine lettuce and purple cabbage.
Afterglow, 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131, p. 6224 8921.
We gotta give props to this casual sandwich joint just down the street from the Honeycombers HQ – they know how to make humongous bowls of salads that are equally scrumptious to boot! Salad munchers, you wouldn’t want to give this a miss.
Sarnies, 136 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068601, p. 6224 6091.
The Salad Box
Bursting with fresh, healthy goodness are The Salad Box’s eight pre-designed salads. For a more wallet-friendly option, you can also choose what goes into your salad bowl with mixtures that start from as low as $6.50. Intrigued? Be sure to pop by their two outlets located at Bugis and Tampines Hub.
The Salad Box, various locations.
With more than half of its outlets within the CBD (a total of 15 outlets), SaladStop! is the go-to salad bar for folks in the area. You’ll be spoilt for choice here; over 60 ingredients are offered to make sure you’ve got top nutritional variety in your salad or wrap of choice.
SaladStop!, various locations.
One of the most affordable healthy options in the city, Sun Moon is a fruit shop that whips up nutritious, juices (think Apple, Beetroot and Carrot for $3.50) and fresh salads for a mere $5 (that’s no typo!). We frequently pop in for a juice as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up – a real winner in our books.
SunMoon, 167 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068618.
Kitchen by Food Rebel
This popular lunchtime restaurant has a mind-boggling array of gluten-free options. While we love the Buddha bowls, the salads are great for lighter options. Build your own bowl by selecting from proteins (the range includes grass-fed beef and barramundi fillet), carbs, vegetables and healthy fats.
Kitchen by Food Rebel, 28 Stanley Street, Singapore 068737. p. 6224 7088
MUNCH has grown from a humble little sandwich shop to an impressive salad chain offering a variety of salads, wraps, breakfast bites and juices. They even offer platters for lunch meetings or office parties – a welcome sight for sore eyes for those meetings that stretch way past your lunch hour!
MUNCH, various locations.
Even carnivores will love the salads at Platypus Gourmet2GO, set up by the folks behind the Platypus brand. For only $6.90, you’ll enjoy a lunch box of fresh greens, pasta or butter rice and hearty portions of meats like beef meatballs, roasted chicken, salmon and sliced duck.
Platypus Gourmet2GO, various locations.
Take a breather during lunchtime at Real Food. We love the recently opened Orchard Central outlet – a sprawling 4000 square feet open space with bookshelves, couches and soothing music, which offers a refuge from the hectic city. Salads on the menu are limited (other dishes include soups, brown rice sets and all-day breakfast) but all are prepared with fresh organic ingredients for that extra feel-good perk!
Real Food, multiple locations including Far East Square.
The lunch salad bowls (starting from $5.90) from Australian salad chain, Sumo Salad, are a winner. Perfect for the indecisive, this spot lets you choose a combination of two salads out of over eight different ready-made salads for your bowl.
Sumo Salad, various locations.
The Salad Shop
The Salad Shop’s philosophy is ‘Salad for everybody’, and has a flexible four-step ordering scheme that helps you customise every detail of your salad. Having difficulty getting a seat at their UOB Plaza branch? Take away your salad and have it alfresco-style along the Singapore River.
The Salad Shop, #01-20, UOB Plaza 2, 80 Raffles Place, Singapore 048624.
Dig into salads served with premium grilled meats (without chalking up a hefty bill!) at The Lawn. Here, you can customise your green bowl with an array of toppings and grilled meats. We’re not talking plain ol’ steak cubes and grilled chicken, by the way – chow down on items like maple-infused chicken breast and char-grilled prawns.
The Lawn, #01-07 Nanos, 31 Biopolis Way, Singapore 138669, p. 6478 9739.
Da Paolo Gastronomia
In a rush to grab a salad and head back to office? Drop by Da Paolo Gastronomia to pick up ready-made boxes of gourmet salads. Feel free to get a little grocery shopping done while you’re at it, and grab a few boxes of desserts, pastas and homemade sauces.
Da Paolo Gastronomia, various locations.
Happy Tummy isn’t your typical CBD salad bar. For starters, it emphasises local produce and flavours (its seasonal specials once included ketupat rendang) at more affordable prices. Customise your own bowls by choosing your leafy greens, proteins and add-ons.
Happy Tummy, Multiple locations including One Raffles Place and Wilkie Edge
Mahota’s an open secret among the healthy-eating community. The sprawling space is home to a cafe and a restaurant (called the Pantry and Kitchen respectively), along with a workshop space and an activity studio. You’ll find some of the most flavour-packed salads in the kitchen. The nutty kale, for instance, includes apricot and shredded coconut in a coconut dressing, while the organic fruit medley is served with grapes, apples, melon and pomelo, tossed together in a homemade mint yogurt dressing.
Mahota, Level 3 Kitchener Complex, 809 French Road, Singapore 200809.
This salad bar in the East Coast offers what you’d expect at any city lunchtime nook, but at a more affordable price. At $12 nett, you’ll get a protein, a base, three sides and a topping and dressing. Wash it all down with a cold-pressed juice for an extra dose of goodness.
Harvest, 81 East Coast Road, Singapore 42878
If you’re a stickler for real salads, you’ll love Raw Bar – its wholesome ingredients are kept in their natural state as much as possible. Choose from six options from its Salad Express menu, with classics like the Caesar, or bestsellers like Shanghai (tofu, bean sprouts with a dressing of honey soy and sweet chilli. Alternatively, make your own by selecting your salad base, then six toppings from an array of veggies and proteins, add-ons and then greens. Both are priced at $9, with the exclusion of addons.
Raw Bar, 9 Raffles Place, B1-08 Republic Plaza, Singapore 048619
Seasonal Salad Bar
If you love your greens (and we mean really love), you need to head to Seasonal Salad Bar. The halal health joint has the largest build-your-own salad bar in Singapore – the spread features more than 90 items, including fresh greens, ready-mix salads, fruits and proteins.
Seasonal Salad Bar, multiple locations including 2 Jurong East Street 21, #02-16/16A, Singapore 609601
Well Dressed Salad Bar
Well Dressed Salad Bar’s mantra of ‘meatless doesn’t mean tasteless’ is one we can all get in on. Its proteins are so tasty you won’t miss the absence of meat – think pulled jackfruits, well-spiced beans and vegetarian ‘ham’ – and are accompanied with guacamole and creamy, scrambled tofu in its grain bowls. DIY salads are priced at a pocket-friendly price of $5.50.
Well Dressed Salad Bar, 282 S Bridge Rd, Singapore 058831
The Green Bar
The Green Bar serves two of our absolute favourite salads in the city – the first is the award-winning (yes, really) smoked duck salad bowl, served with sweet slices of mango, roasted potates, a citrus vinaigrette and cashew nuts for a lovely crunch. The second is the caramelised goat’s cheese salad, which boasts an explosion of flavours with its apples, mandarin oranges, honey coated walnuts and dried cranberries. Want to try a hand at making your own ingenious creation? Bowls can be customised from $7.90.
The Green Bar, Locations in Millenia Walk and Alexandra Retail Centre
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