Struggling to find good vegan eats? Save this list for amazing plant-based menus in Singapore!
Finding menus that cater to different dietary needs – whether it’s paleo, vegetarian or vegan – isn’t the easiest task. So today, we’re tackling the challenge of finding delicious and healthy plant-based food for all our vegan friends. Turns out, there are more options than you think! Keep scrolling for vegan restaurants and cafes in Singapore that will satisfy your cravings for local, regional and international food.
Afterglow encourages a vegan – or at least flexitarian – diet for a more sustainable world. And the cafe does this by serving up a variety of farm-to-table, eco-friendly food that is anything but bland. Drawing inspiration from a range of cuisines, the menu includes the avocado kimchi rolls with homemade kimchi, the Cuban burger made with a black bean patty, and the Asian tofu salad that provides a dose of protein without the meat.
Afterglow, available online or at 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131
The Vegan Bowl
The Vegan Bowl proves that rice bowls can be affordable, nutritious and flavourful.
Dig into the kung pao monkey head mushroom, or if you’re looking for a lick of heat, the spicy mapo tofu will do the trick. This vegan eatery also offers fusion spaghetti dishes with char siew and teriyaki.
The Vegan Bowl, available on Foodpanda or at #01-39, 3 Pickering Street, Singapore 048660
The world first plant-based burger joint can’t be left out of this list. Since its launch, this vegan fast food restaurant in Singapore has captured the hearts of vegans and omnivores alike with the healthier and more sustainable take on fast food. Classic VeganBurg flavours include the smoky BBQ and Hawaiian teriyaki, while the local-inspired chargrilled satay is a crowd favourite too.
VeganBurg, available online or at 44 Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419502
What do you do if you’re vegan but want a taste of the most popular local dishes? You head to Loving Hut, of course. In addition to the cafe’s dedication for saving Earth, we love how it offers vegan alternatives to local favourites like mee siam, kway chap, claypot rice and more. They’ve even managed to create a vegan version of the O-Luak, a Teochew omelette dish that’s typically made with oysters.
Loving Hut, available for takeaway (WhatsApp +65 9787 4389 or call +65 6348 6318 to order) or at 229 Joo Chiat Road, #01-01, Singapore 427489
It’s all about Indonesian fare made vegan (or vegetarian, depending on your preference!) at Warung Ijo. Tuck into crowd favourites like the kampung fried rice (a variation of the classic nasi goreng kampung), mee goreng (stir-fried Indonesian noodles) and bakso soup (a plant-based version of Indonesian meatball soup). For sumptuous veggies that will please even the salad-haters, order the sambal sweet potato leaves or vegetable curry for the table. Plus, there’s also a deliciously aromatic otah if you’re craving this local bite.
Warung Ijo, available for delivery (WhatsApp +65 9771 2683 or +65 8857 8600 to order) or at 337 Beach Road, Singapore 199565
Offering a plant-based menu curated by an in-house nutritionist and dietician, you can easily have a guilt-free meal here. The menu introduces Mycoprotein, a protein that ticks off all nine essential amino acids – the perfect alternative to meat and fish. Let’s cut the science lesson short and move to the food: Tuck into dishes such as zucchini noodle carbonara, burrito bowl, B.L.T sandwiches and sides like dehydrated chips and soups. Save for the smoothie bowls, it’s also cool to know that all dishes are diabetic-friendly.
Wholesome Savour, available online or at 112 Yio Chu Kang Road, Singapore 545580
The Living Cafe
We absolutely love The Living Cafe for its comprehensive menu, labelled with vegan, vegetarian, raw, gluten-free and nut-free options. Whether it’s the satiating kale and black sesame sushi bowl or a comforting cup of matcha, the food here is as tasty as it is healthy. Cold-pressed juices and catering services are available too!
The Living Cafe, available online or at 779 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269758
Genesis Vegan Restaurant
Serving up a slew of Asian and Western vegan dishes, Genesis Vegan Restaurant boasts vegan versions of popular meat-based dishes to satisfy your cravings. Plant-based bak kut teh, chicken rice and Nonya laksa are some of the must-tries. Finish your meal with a tofu cheesecake for good measure.
Genesis Vegan Restaurant, available for delivery (WhatsApp +65 8354 5144 to order), #B1-01, Havelock II, 2 Havelock Road, Singapore 059763
Park Hotel’s resident European restaurant has gone beyond the usual pastas and eggy breakfast dishes with a permanent plant-based menu. In collaboration with Green Monday, expect a substantial list of vegan dishes (not just a few token creations!) with a sophisticated spin. These include pumpkin soup created with coconut cream; Tandoori Heura made with quinoa, raita and herbs; and the Beyond burger featuring plant-based Daiya cheddar, housemate ketchup and fries.
Porta, available on Foodpanda and Deliveroo or at 1 Unity Street, Singapore 237983
Honourable mention: Food Rebel
Food Rebel is a great cafe to hit up when you’re in a group of friends with different dietary needs (they’ve also got paleo and gluten-free dishes). For plant-based eaters, we recommend the vegan chickpea and sweet potato bowl, topped with beetroot hummus and tahini dressing.
Food Rebel, available online or at 28 Stanley Street, Singapore 068737