No Thousand Island dressing here. For crunch times when you crave body-loving greens, pop by any of these salad bars in Singapore.
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 delivery services for all you busy bees!
The Daily Cut
A familiar favourite among gym buffs and exercise enthusiasts, this eatery makes clean eating easy on the taste buds and wallet (especially if you get the $9 petite bowl) with its array of fresh meats, wholesome veggies and good grains. Whether you’re dining in or grabbing to go, the protein bowls are conveniently customisable – just choose your base (options include lettuce, kale and quinoa), protein (think chicken thigh, dory fillet or striploin steak), supplements (the long list features the likes of curried cauliflower, onsen egg, maple glazed tempeh and Sichuan tofu), toppings and dressings.
The Daily Cut, multiple locations including Tanjong Pagar Centre, One Raffles Place and The Heart at Marina One.
Nutritious salads and grain bowls go the Greek route here, with fresh greens, tasty dips and flavour-packed mains on the menu. You can order the classic Greek salad, made with cherry tomatoes, capsicums, feta cheese, black olives and oregano, or choose your preferred protein to go with your veggies. You’ve got roasted barramundi and Norwegian salmon on the seafood side, baked pumpkin balls for the vegans, and flame-grilled steak or lamb kebabs for the meat-heads.
Supergreek, multiple locations including Raffles City and Picnic Food Park at Wisma Atria.
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
Take a breather during lunchtime at Real Food. We love the Orchard Central outlet – a sprawling 4,000 sq ft open space with bookshelves, couches and soothing music, offering 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 Orchard Central, South Beach and Oasia Hotel Novena.
Toss & Turn
Brought to you by the Cedele folks, Toss & Turn is a cosy salad and soup bar that stocks up on unusual toppings for your customisable order – think edamame beans and peppered prawns. Or, you can easily pick from the list of salad combinations to try something new (‘Cauli-Detox’, anyone?).
Toss & Turn, multiple locations including Paragon, VivoCity and ION Orchard.
We gotta give props to this casual sandwich joint – it sure knows 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
This trendy, go-to spot for raw, plant-based food has impressive plates like an addictive raw nut ‘cheese’ dip made from cashews and kimchi avocado sushi rolls with almond ‘rice’. Salads don’t disappoint either, with a Japanese version of tofu, seaweed and kidney beans, and a Middle Eastern bowl filled with falafel, romaine and black beans.
Afterglow, 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131
Mahota’s an open secret among the healthy-eating community, and you’ll find some of the most flavour-packed salads in its kitchen. Think arugula with avocado and quail egg, roasted rosemary organic beef on a bed of cumin quinoa corn, bell peppers and fried lotus root, or kale with roasted walnuts and organic chicken.
Mahota, Level 3 Kitchener Complex, 809 French Road, Singapore 200809
The Salad Box
Bursting with fresh, healthy goodness, The Salad Box’s eight pre-designed options are ideal for those on-the-go. For a more wallet-friendly option, you can choose what goes into your bowl with mixtures that start from as low as $6.50.
The Salad Box, multiple locations including Bugis MRT and Kinex.
With numerous outlets within the CBD, SaladStop! is the go-to healthy joint 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!, multiple locations including Marina Bay Financial Centre, Capital Tower and The Cathay.
Munch has grown from a humble little sandwich shop to an impressive salad chain offering a variety of salads, wraps, breakfast bites and juices. It even offers platters for lunch meetings or office parties – a welcome sight for sore eyes when those meetings stretch way past your lunch hour!
Munch, multiple locations including Frasers Tower, Downtown MRT and One Raffles Place.
The lunch bowls from Aussie joint, Sumo Salad, are a winner. Perfect for the indecisive, this spot lets you choose a combination of two variations out of over eight different ready-made tosses for your bowl.
Sumo Salad, #B1-11, Holland MRT Station, 200 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278995
Dig into salads served with premium grilled meats (without chalking up a hefty bill!) at The Lawn. Here, you can customise your greens with an array of toppings and grilled meats. We’re not talking about plain ol’ steak cubes or sad strips of overcooked chicken, by the way – chow down on grilled items like maple-infused chicken, buttered dory and garlic prawns.
The Lawn, #01-07, Nanos, The Lawn At Biopolis, 31 Biopolis Way, Singapore 138669
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 do a little grocery shopping while you’re at it, and grab a few boxes of desserts, pastas and homemade sauces for your home.
Da Paolo Gastronomia, multiple locations including Cluny Court, Raffles City Shopping Centre and VivoCity.
Happy Tummy isn’t your typical CBD salad bar. For starters, it emphasises local produce and flavours (its seasonal specials previously included ketupat rendang) at more pocket-friendly prices. Customise your own bowls by choosing your leafy greens, proteins and add-ons.
Happy Tummy, #B1-11, One Raffles Place, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
This East Coast spot offers what you’d expect at any city lunchtime nook, but at a lower price. For $12, you’ll get a sous vide protein, a base, three sides and a topping and dressing. Wash it all down with a cold-pressed juice for that extra nutritional dose.
Harvest, 81 East Coast Road, Singapore 428785
Well Dressed Salad Bar
Well Dressed Salad Bar’s mantra of ‘meatless doesn’t mean tasteless’ is one we can all get on board with. Its proteins are so tasty you won’t miss the absence of meat – think pulled jackfruits, well-spiced beans and curried tempeh patties – and they’re accompanied by creamy guac, seaweed chips or tofu sour cream, depending on which grain bowl you go for. Fresh salads start from $9.50, with ingredients such as avocado, peaches, beetroot, quinoa, edamame and more.
Well Dressed Salad Bar, 282 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058831
The Green Bar
The Green Bar serves two of our absolute favourite salads in the city — the first is an amazing smoked duck salad bowl, paired with sweet slices of mango, roasted potatoes, citrus vinaigrette and cashew nuts for a lovely crunch. The second is a caramelised goat 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, multiple locations including Millenia Walk and Alexandra Retail Centre.