If the thought of switching your meat for greens completely horrify you, think twice. From a sumptuous Guacamole ‘Cheese’ burger to a creamy Mentai Salmon Mayo Maki, these vegetarian options that are healthy, tasty and pretty will make the carnivore in you a straight convert.
1. The Living Cafe
Meticulously labelling each of their items on the menu by categories of raw, vegan and vegetarian food, The Living Cafe also provides options for people with special dietary needs – say gluten-free or nut-free creations. Using no red meat, cow dairy, white sugar, preservatives, additives and artificial colorings, feel free to dig into their endless range of guilt-free plates like their signature Zucchini Pesto Pasta ($14.00), TLC ‘Cheese’ Burger ($18.50; a medley of vegetables between macadamia cheese and guacamole) and Raw Cranberry & Lemon Pistachio Cake ($9.00).
Digest all the goodness with a stroll at their retail store on the second storey, where you can find some house-brand ingredients, supplements and equipments like the Vitamix machine and water filters.
779 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269758
Monday – Thursday 1100 – 1900,
Friday 1100 – 2200,
Saturday – Sunday 0900 – 2200
+65 6468 4482
2. Afterglow by Anglow
Set out to advocate the benefits of a plant based diet, the peeps at Afterglow are passionate about going back to basics, with their feet firmly planted in the soil. From creating their very own line of cold pressed juices and food delivery services down to procuring those hard to reach ingredients, it is difficult to resist the intriguing offerings at this joint.
The Quinoa-Strone ($14.00) made-from-scratch with vegetable broth accompanied by quinoa, zucchini and red radish garnish sounds like a nutritious starter, while the Deconstructed Sushi Bowl ($16.00) puts a creative spin on the usual japanese rice mix. Don’t forget to grab a cuppa of the pretty Pink Soy Latte too, made with only the freshest cold-pressed beetroot, ginger juice and soy milk.
24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131
Monday/Tuesday/Friday/Saturday: 1200 – 1430, 1730 – 2230
Wednesday/Thursday: 1730 – 2230
3. New Green Pasture Cafe
A hidden gem frequented by vegetarian & non-vegetarian regulars that serves a huge variety of cuisine, expect to get healthy and hearty grub made from the freshest organic ingredients. With most of their mains priced below $10, it is easy to see why diners go back repeatedly for their Sri Lanka Roll, Japanese Bento and Bibimbap with Brown Rice.
Also housed in their cosy outlet is a retail section that offers healthier alternatives such as whole wheat pasta, almond butter and organic diary products.
Address: #04-22 Fortune Centre, 190 Middle Road, Singapore 188979
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 1100 – 2000
Contact: +65 6336 8755
A relatively new meat-free casual dining concept serving nourishing Japanese-Western cuisines, GroVe serves a variety of grain bowls, pastas, ramen (yes the ones with onsen eggs) and maki rolls (the Mentai Salmon Mayo Maki sounds good) at affordable price points. Think a Magic Shroom Bowl ($8.80) that consists of pickled cucumber, sauteed carrots, pineapples, monkey-head mushroom, onsen egg and nori on a bed of brown rice and the Black Truffle Ramen ($12.80) that is all the rave right now.
#02-21 Waterway Point West Wing, Singapore 828761
Daily 1100 – 2130
5. Real Food
Featuring an array of Breakfast, Burgers, Pastas, Rice & Noodles and Salads, they spend an incredible amount of time and effort into all the items on their menu. Take for instance the Beetroot Burger ($13.80) that comes off as satisfying as a usual burger patty yet made without processed ingredients, artificial preservatives and trans-fats, or their popular Dumplings ($9.80) that can be ordered in soup or fried renditions.
Insisting on no pre-cut ingredients – only slow-pressed juicer, low heat pan-frying, homemade sauces and made-to-order dishes, it is indeed slow food yet real food at reasonable prices.
#B1-105/106/129 10 Square 2 Sinaran Drive, Singapore 307506
Monday – Saturday 1000 – 2100, Sunday 1000 – 2000
+65 6397 2289
6. The Loving Hut
#01-01 229 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427489
Monday – Friday 1130 – 1500 / 1800 – 2130,
Saturday – Sunday 1130 – 2130
+65 9787 4389
Serving a plethora of Asian, Western and local classics, all 3 outlets of Nature Cafe insist on not using any MSG, garlic, onion and wine in their preparation of food. Already delivering the finest quality vegetarian cuisine for more than 15 years now, they have been satisfying all their customers’ cravings – not to mention at enticing prices.
Our iconic Sweet & Sour Pork and Hot Plate BBQ Sambal Fish, together with Korean and Western dishes like the Bibimbap and Stone Pot Beef Steak Rice are all priced affordably below $10.00. With vegetarian restaurants rarely serving desserts, those with a sweet tooth will be glad to know that their Waffles with Ice Cream and Fruits/Nuts are available as well.
#01-28 The Aperia No 12 Kallang Ave, Singapore 609964
Monday – Thursday 1000 – 2200,
Friday – Sunday 1000 – 2300
+65 6702 3962
This lacto-ova vegetarian place have enough reasons for westies to celebrate – exempting onions, garlic, leek, chives and shallots in their cooking, they also serve some choices that are not commonly served at vegetarian places. Think a Plain Prata ($1.00) with Dhal Curry, Murtabak filled with vegetables, cheese, egg and mock ham together with their Mini Baguette Pizza for the small-eaters.
Rice and noodles dishes are priced reasonably at $4.00 – $9.00, while sharing plates under Chef Recommendations are affordably tagged $10.00 – $16.00, alongside other Pizza, Spaghetti and Vegetable options.
#01-256 Blk 428 Jurong West Ave 1, Singapore 640428
Monday – Friday 1030 – 2200,
Saturday – Sunday 1030 – 2300
+65 6425 0128
9. Brownice Italian Bistro
A perfect example of vegan food done right – Brownice churns out saliva-inducing mains, showing meatless dining can be a delicious affair. The Lasagne ($17.00) is a deconstructed version of our classic Lasagne by using layers of diced eggplant and a special tofu crumble, while the Truffle Mushroom Risotto ($18.00) is a good play at infusing our well-loved truffle into a rich plate of creamy, comfort food – now who cares if there is meat?
Also taking care of those with a sweet tooth, their unique ice cream flavours will not disappoint – with Black Sesame, Gula Melaka, Nutella and Mint among others to choose from, pair it with a vegan brownice or waffles to end your meal on a sweet note.
53 East Coast Road, Singapore 428771
Monday – Thursday 1200 – 2200,
Friday – Sunday 1200 – 2230