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The Best VEGETARIAN Restaurants In Singapore For Your Plant-Based Meals

In search for new restos for delicious vegetarian food? Look no further!

Rejoice! More vegan and vegetarian restaurants are popping up on Singapore’s shores for plant-based lovers.

Whether you are pescatarian, vegetarian or vegan, you can definitely find an eatery to cater to your dietary needs in Singapore. Having a plant-based diet doesn’t always mean boring salads and flavourless veggies, these vegetarian restaurants will surprise you with innovative and delicious dishes!

Here are 21 vegan and vegetarian restaurants that offer a range of vegetarian cuisine, with Peranakan, Thai, Western and local influences.

*Disclaimer: At the date of publication, dine-in is still prohibited until 21 June 2021 due to the Phase 2: Heightened Alert restrictions. We’re doing our best to be accurate, but please double check with the vendors before you visit.

1. Greendot

A hot favourite among vegetarians and health-conscious diners, Greendot has been serving meatless, fusion dishes since it opened in 2011. Its signature dishes include the Angelica Herbal Noodles and the Signature Mushroom Rendang Bowl ($8.90). Also popular are the customisable bento sets ($7.90), where you can pick your choice of rice – white rice, sesame rice, or brown rice – plus one main and two greens. 

Greendot
Address: Multiple locations
Tel: See website
Opening hours: See website

2. Real Food

Real Food is the go-to place for fresh and wholesome vegetarian and vegan dishes. It also offers a good range of gluten-free dishes and energising smoothies too. The All Day Breakfast menu includes Sweet Pumpkin Pancakes ($11.80) or Scrambled Tofu with Broccoli ($9.80). Or opt for hearty pastas such as Baked Penne ($15.50), using whole wheat penne with aubergines, spinach, cheddar cheese baked in a special tomato sauce.

Real Food
Address: Multiple locations
Tel: See website
Opening hours: See website

4. Madras New Woodlands Restaurant

This Indian Vegetarian Thali meal (from $9.90) at Madras New Woodlands Restaurant is so satisfying and filling, you might even need to skip dinner. A thali is a selection of dishes, usually served on a metal platter. Each is filled to the brim with a delicious variety of vegetables and curries. You never know what you’ll be served, as the chefs decide what vegetable dishes to prepare each day, depending on what they get from the market. This ensures freshness as well as adding an excitement element to this extravagant array. Regular dishes include dhal, a lentil-based vegetable stew, and Raita, a soup-like yoghurt dish filled with thick slices of cucumber.

Madras New Woodlands Restaurant
Address: 14 Upper Dickson Rd., 207474
Tel: 6297 1594
Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (daily)

5. Elemen

Elemen defies categorisation as the dishes draw influences from Chinese, Japanese and Italian cuisines, among others. Although diners can order a la carte, the best way to sample dishes might be to opt for the five-course ($28.80) or eight-course meal ($33.80). The Sizzling Quinoa Brown Rice Bowl ($15.80) is outstanding. The nutty brown rice forms a crisp crust around the heated stone bowl wish mushroom, peppers, and greens, with tanginess from their special sauce.

Elemen
Address: Multiple locations
Tel: See website
Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (daily)

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6. Sufood

All the way from Taiwan, Sufood is an Italian inspired vegetarian restaurant in Singapore. You can check out their four-course ($25.80), six-course ($31.80) and eight-course set meal ($36.80) to try a little bit of everything. Tuck into dishes such as Snowflake Strawberry salad and Smoked Mushroom Risotto.

Sufood
Address: 252 North Bridge Rd., #02-19, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 179103
Tel: 6333 5338
Opening hours: 11:30a.m. to 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (daily)

7. Ling Zhi Vegetarian

Miss dim sum as a vegetarian? Dishes at Ling Zhi Vegetarian, part of the Tung Lok Group of restaurants, include everything from vegetable curry to an assortment of dim sum delights such as steam dumplings ($3.85) and pan fried carrot cake ($3.85). You can also choose the lunch buffet ($24.80 for adults, $16.80 for children) or dinner buffet ($30.80 for adults, $20.80 for children). Note: price may vary across locations.

Ling Zhi Vegetarian
Address: 541 Orchard Rd., #05-01, Liat Towers, 238881 / 238 Thomson Rd., #03-09/10, Velocity@Novena Square, 307686
Tel: 6734 3788 / 6538 2992
Opening hours: 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (daily) / 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (daily)

8. Afterglow by Anglow

Afterglow is one of the first vegan hotspots to appear in Singapore. Feast Afterglow Kimchi Rolls ($14) filled with almond “rice”, kimchi and avocado, and Raw Lasagne ($22) made with sheets of zucchini and walnut “meat”. The sides, too, are scrumptious, such as the Salted “Egg”less Sweet Potato Fries ($10). Plus, Afterglow is completely plant-based, gluten-free and free from preservatives, refined sugar and artificial flavours. This can be your vegan paradise!

Afterglow
Address: 24 Keong Saik Rd., 089131
Tel: 6224 8921
Opening hours: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Mon. to Sat.)

Reserve on Chope here.

9. Cafe Salivation

This vegetarian cafe offers Western, mostly Italian and Mexican, fused with Indian influences. For example, the Paneer Burger ($12) made of fresh cottage cheese and potato blended with spices, and the Scrambled Paneer with Toast ($10.50). The menu indicates which items are vegan-friendly and gluten-free, as well as dishes that can be prepared without onion or garlic.

Cafe Salivation
Address: 172 Race Course Rd., #01-01, Soho @ Farrer Singapore, 218605
Tel: 6297 1716
Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Mon. and Weds to Thurs.); 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Fri. to Sat.); 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Sun.)

10. Joie

Located at Orchard Central’s roof top garden, Joie offers an extensive range of fine vegetarian cuisine. Tantalising treats include Zucchini Tower and Lime Tofu Emulsion. Heartier dishes include Truffle Risotto and a duo of pumpkin and spinach ravioli. And you can’t forget the Legendary Mushroom “Steak”. You can opt for the six-course lunch ($39.80) or the seven-course dinner ($69.80) which has Japanese-European fusion dishes.

Joie
Address: 181 Orchard Rd., #12-01, Orchard Central, 238896
Tel: 6838 6966
Opening hours: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (daily)

11. Whole Earth

Expect tasty, home-style Peranakan-Thai dishes from Whole Earth. This vegetarian restaurant featured on Singapore’s Michelin Bib Gourmand consecutively since 2016. Its most popular dishes Signature Olive Rice ($10.50), Crispy Golden Oats Tofu ($17.85), and Yam Treasure Ring ($29.40). Vegetarian Peranakan might be few and far in-between, but Whole Earth executes this task perfectly.

Whole Earth
Address: 76 Peck Seah St., 079331
Tel: 6221 6583
Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (daily)

12. Veganburg

This burger joint from San Francisco has a range of 100 per cent plant-based, hearty burgers. The patties are made with soy or mushroom, and topped with everything from crispy onion rings to grilled pineapple, and vegetables. Best sellers include the Avocado Beetroot burger ($12.90) and Creamy Shrooms burger ($10.90). Side dishes include White Truffle Fries ($6.90), Loaded Shroom Fries ($6.90), Shroom Pops ($6.90) and more! Plus, you can choose a gluten-free bun.

Veganburg
Address: 44 Jalan Eunos, 419502
Tel: 68446868
Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (daily)

13. Loving Hut

This East-Coast cafe serves Peranakan and Asian dishes, as well as items such as burgers and pastas. Expect dishes such as Banana Leaf Nasi Campur ($12.90) and Three Cup Chicken Rice ($10.90) with meatless chicken. You don’t have to sacrifice you favourite local food at Loving Hut.

Loving Hut
Address: 229 Joo Chiat Rd., #01-01, 427489
Tel: 6348 6318
Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Mon. to Fri.); 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Sat. to Sun.)

14. The Living Cafe

This wholesome cafe is one of the pioneers of the raw food movement in Singapore. There’s a delicious range of raw and vegetarian dishes, while hormone-free chicken and fish also feature on the menu. However, the cafe does not use red meat, cow dairy, and white sugar. You can get a filling Tempeh Buddha Bowl ($18) that has sweet potato, purple cabbage, avocado, kimchi and an almond miso dressing. Or keep it raw with the Pesto Zoodles ($16). Top off the meal with a range of raw cheesecakes and chocolates.

The Living Cafe
Address: 779 Bukit Timah Rd., 269758
Tel: 9735 9404
Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Tues. to Fri); 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Sat. to Sun.)

15. Frunatic

Those with food intolerances will be glad to hear this: Frunatic offers vegan food that’s free of dairy, gluten, trans fat, additives, cholesterol and preservatives. This fine-dining vegan restaurant serves eight-course meals designed by a team of nutritionists, dieticians, naturopathic doctors and renowned chefs. Customised meal packages are available, too! This includes a complimentary consultation with a dietician or nutritionist. So not only are you taking control of your diet, but getting a meal that packs a punch in nutrients and flavours.

Frunatic
Address: 390 Orchard Rd., #B1-06, Palais Renaissance, 238871
Tel: 6736 0288
Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (daily)

16. Original Sin

This fan-favourite Holland Village vegetarian restaurant offers Mediterranean and Italian cuisine – great for carb lovers everywhere! Order the Mezze Platter (from $23), that includes hummus, pumpkin or carrot dip, beetroot and almond dip, falafel, tzatziki and pita. Or, try their Impossible Meat Pizza ($27). There’s a reason Original Sin is popular amongst non-vegetarians too!

Original Sin
Address: Block 43 Jln Merah Saga, #01-62, Chip Bee Gardens, 2788115
Tel: 6475 5605
Opening hours: 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (daily)

Reserve on Chope here.

17. nomVnom

Craving for good fast food burgers? With nomVnom’s 20 different vegan burgers, you’re spoilt for choice. These patties are made of soy, vegetables, tempeh, jackfruit, or potatoes. Try out best sellers like Temptation Satay ($8.90) made of marinated tempeh patty and satay sauce, as well as the Lion’s Main Truffle ($9.90), a delectable mushroom patty with truffle mayo. It also has vegan soups, pizzas, pastas and even desserts!

Disclaimer: Its Clarke Quay store is temporarily closed.

nomVnom
Address: 18 Tai Seng St., #B1-02, 539775
Tel: 6384 9678
Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (daily) / 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Mon. to Thurs.); 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Fri. to Sun.)

18. Herbivore

Singapore’s first Japanese vegetarian restaurant is definitely worth visiting. This popular restaurant offers a sumptuous vegetarian meal that is not only prepared with the freshest organic ingredients, but is incredibly delicious too. Be blown away by the Unagi maki ($10.50), or the Tori Karage ($11) – you won’t even realise it’s vegetarian!

Herbivore
Address: 190 Middle Rd., #01-13, Fortune Centre, 188979
Tel: 6333 1612
Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Mon. to Fri.); 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Sat. to Sun.)

19. Tippling Club

Want the best fine-dining experience, but vegetarian? This alluring and intimate restaurant offers a vegetarian lunch menu ($110) and a vegetarian tasting menu (from $190). The kitchen is helmed by Chef Ryan Clift, who’s crazy about vegetables from Gunma, Japan. The lunch menu has flavourful dishes like the Nori Cracker with yuzu and mushrooms or the Nukazuke Carrot Tartare. Tippling Club is the best spot for fine-dining extravagance.

Tippling Club
Address: 38 Tanjong Pagar Rd., 088461
Tel: 6475 2217
Opening hours: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. (Mon. to Sat.)

20. Annalakshmi

Eat wholesome, home-style Indian food whilst making a difference. Annalaskshmi isn’t any business venture, but one rooted in service with a eat what you want, and pay what you want concept. This Indian vegetarian restaurant is staffed entirely by volunteers and all donations go to charity. Dishes made are from classic recipes passed down from mothers and grandmothers, such as Dosai, Paneer Manchurian, Narmadha, and more!

Annalaskshmi
Address: 20 Havelock Rd., #01-04, Central Square, 059765
Tel: 6339 9993
Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Tues. to Sun.)

21. Daehwa

You’d be surprised with the innovations of this vegetarian Korean restaurant. Daehwa, the sister restaurant of The Boneless Kitchen, offers plant-based Korean dishes (from $13) like the well-loved Army Stew, Bibimbap topped with fresh vegetables and tofu, Japchae with mushrooms and springy sweet potato noodles. Vegetarian Korean cuisine can be rare, so it’s worth paying a visit!

Daehwa
Address: 1 Fusionopolis place, #01-35, Galaxis Building, 138522
Tel: 6254 8446
Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Tues. to Sun.)

Originally adapted from SHAPE, November 2017, and Tan Teck Heng, from Business Times, May 2016 + additional reporting by Pinky Chng / Last updated by Isabel Wibowo

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