Vegan Singapore Guide (with photos, menu, and more)

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Being named second-most vegan friendly city in Asia after Taipei, Singapore is a small vibrant city with lots of vegan food. From a full Japanese katsu bento, to ice cream on waffle, Singapore has a wide variety of vegan food to offer, if you don’t mind paying a little bit extra.

In this vegan Singapore guide, I’ll show you some of the best vegan food, restaurants, groceries, and more.

As most things are imported in Singapore (it’s a pretty small country), groceries and thus food in restaurants tend to be quite expensive. But if you don’t mind spending more on a holiday, this guide will help you find the food you want.

Ready? Here we go!

Veg Restaurants in Singapore

Herbivore

Central Singapore, Singapore
Vegetarian Restaurant

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Vegan sushi and bento in Singapore? Yes please!

This vegetarian Japanese restaurant near Bencoolen station is a gem if you love Japanese food.

The menu is extensive with many vegan options: Sushi, bento, ramen, katsu curry, etc. Vegan options are marked as ‘non-dairy’ and some dairy options can be made vegan. No eggs are used in the food.

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You order through an ipad

This grilled teriyaki chick’un bento is great for trying a bit of everything. The chick’un is very well-made and crispy. The slightly sweet teriyaki sauce is perfect for the meaty texture. The bento also comes with fried gyozas, eggplant, salad, miso soup, rice and jelly. All the food tastes pretty amazing.

The katsu curry set is also impressive. The katsu is crunchy and crispy, and the curry is slightly sweet and flavorful. The set also comes with daikon salad, miso soup and jelly. The only complain is the daikon (radish) salad side dish. The sesame sauce at the end is watery and the daikon a bit bitter.

On to the sushi, which is an eel unagi maki roll (Ask for vegan mayo on top). The vegan eel has a soft texture, which really gives the right ‘mouth feel’ when eaten together with the whole sushi.

The modern Japanese decor and helpful staff are also a plus.

Overall quite impressed with the quality of the food in this restaurant. Although it is quite pricey, SG$75.3 (about US$56) for the food plus a drink, it’s worth it for the high quality food.

Address and Hours

Address:
Fortune Centre, 190 Middle Road #01-13/14, Singapore 188979

Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:30am – 3pm, 5pm – 9:30pm
Sat, Sun, Holiday: 11:30am – 9:30pm

Links

Website
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Facebook

Brownice ice cream

Central Singapore, Singapore
All-Vegan Restaurant

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Just look at this matcha ice cream on waffle!

Craving for some vegan ice cream? This place is perfect for you!

Brownice vegan ice cream shop is probably one of my favorite in the Singapore trip. Although it’s a little bit out of the city, the amazing desserts are definitely worth the trip.

They have 12 flavors of ice cream at the time of visit, which you can have with a cone, brownie, waffle, or you can buy a tub to take out. They also serve ice cream milkshake, coffee and even vegan pizzas.

This matcha ice cream on waffle is a-maz-ing. The ice cream is smooth and flavorful. And the waffle has a crunchy outside and mochi-like soft inside. Topped with almond and chocolate sauce, it is the dessert that you will want to go back for more.

The ice cream milkshake is thick, milky, creamy, and everything you want in a good shake. You choose your own flavor of ice cream, which then is blended with Bonsoy soy milk. I had two of these even after eating the ice cream waffle!

The coffee is surprisingly good as well. Strong and aromatic. You can choose between soy or almond milk.

The cafe is comfortable and welcoming. You can sit down at one of the sofa with wooden table to spend an afternoon eating desserts 🙂

The menu in the Sin Ming center branch
They also have vegan pizza

Address and Hours

Address:
8 Sin Ming Rd, Sin Ming Centre 01-03, Central Singapore, Singapore, 575628

Hours:
Fri, Sat: 12 – 10:30pm (L.O. 10pm)
Other days: 12 – 10pm (L.O. 9:30pm)

Links

Website
Instagram
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Vegan Burg

East Singapore, Singapore
All-vegan Restaurant

Creamy mushroom burger with added vegan cheese

Veganburg is the place to go if you want a good burger.

As the name suggests, everything is vegan. The food, from burgers to sides, are well made and they are not too expensive.

In this creamy mushroom burger, you will find a soy patty that is crispy and chewy. Mixed with a creamy sauce and mushroom pieces, this is a vegan burger done right.

Other two burgers, hawaiian teriyaki and char-grilled satay, are also delicious. They both include a mushroom patty and fresh veggies. However, I’m not the biggest fan of raw onion in a burger, and you can ask them to leave it out if you want.

You can also add on vegan egg, cheese, bacon, etc for SG$2 extra each.

The sides, which include mushroom pop (crispy mushroom pieces), seaweed fries and grilled broccoli, are all pretty good. The standout is the crispy mushroom. It has a crispy outside and juicy halved mushroom inside. Highly recommend it.

Click here to see the menu

Address and Hours

Address:
44 Jln Eunos, Singapore 419502

Hours:
11:30am – 10pm (L.O. 9:45pm)

Links

Website
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Facebook

HRVST

Central Singapore, Singapore
All-vegan Restaurant

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Frittata with baked potato

HRVST is a fully vegan restaurant with beautifully presented dishes. Although the price is quite high for the small portions, the modern environment and tasty food still earns HRVST a recommendation.

The sourdough toast with Beyond burger patty tastes amazing. The sourdough bread is airy and crunchy after toasting. The cheese is melted and has a strong cheesy flavor. Together with the Beyond patty, mayo and shallot, it has a satisfying flavor profile and will make you wanting for more.

The frittata is also pretty good although the portion is relatively small. It comes with a baked potato with some red radish slices. The presentation is beautiful. Taste wise, the frittata is well made, not dry and nicely seasoned.

The environment is another strong point for HRVST. Located at the 5th floor of Downtown Gallery, it is surrounded by the greens of rooftop garden. If you don’t mind the heat of Singapore, it’s a good choice to sit at one of the outdoor tables next to the bar section. Inside the restaurant is also nicely decorated with a dark bronze theme. There is also a small shop section selling clothing and other natural products.

HRVST will come highly recommended if not for its high price and small portions. The two dishes with no drinks comes to SG$38, which is about US$28. Also keep in mind that the weekend brunch menu is pretty small with only 5 items.

Click here to see the menu

Address and Hours

Address:
OUE Downtown Gallery, 6A Shenton Way, Singapore 068815

Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10pm (L.O. 2:15pm and 9:30pm)
Sat: 11am – 3pm

Links

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Facebook

All Coco (Closed Apr 2019)

Central Singapore, Singapore
All-vegan Restaurant

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(Unfortunately, All Coco is permanently closed as of Aprl 2019.)

All Coco is a vegan coconut ice cream shop which originally comes from Bangkok, Thailand. This shop in Singapore is located in The Cathay shopping center near Dhoby Ghaut station.

They serve vegan ice cream (5 flavors on the day of visit), soft serve ice cream (2 flavors), coconut water slushie and more.

The soft serve is well made. Smooth, not icy and has a strong coconut flavor. The slushy is made with coconut water and some coconut flesh. Wish it has a stronger flavor because it’s quite mild. But this drink is perfect for a summer day in Singapore (which is every day).

Be sure to bring your own cup as well!

Address and Hours

Address:
The Cathay, No 01-24 (at 2 Handy Rd), Singapore, 229233

Hours:
Mon-Fri: 1pm – 9pm
Sat, Sun: 11:30am – 9pm

Links

Website
Instagram
Facebook


nomVnom Bistro

Central Singapore, Singapore
All-vegan Restaurant

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NomVnom Burger is a vegan burger cafe which also sells a good selection of other dishes like pizza, pasta, desserts and drinks.

The good

Both the king mushroom burger and the umi teriyaki burger are delicious. The texture of the patties are chewy and the flavors are on point. The sauce that comes with them are also very good.

You may not feel the same but I love durian, and this durian ice cream is very delicious. Although it’s a little bit icy, the durian flavor really pops.

The environment in the Clarke Quay bistro is comfortable with modern decor. The view outside is also stunning especially at night. The staff is friendly and helpful.

The ok

The burdock spring roll is quite oily, but crispy and has good flavors.

I expected the purple potato smoothie to be cold like the usual smoothie. But it’s warm like room temperature, which is a little bit weird. The taste is very good though. It has a thick consistency and you can really taste the sweet potato.

The not-so-good

The bonsai burger is quite disappointing. Although being pretty and photogenic, there’s not much in this ‘burger’. There are a few fried snacks, a patty and some veggies. It does not have any burger buns, which is probably why you will still be hungry after eating this.

Another area that can be improved that all 3 burgers start to drip water half way through eating. It’s probably due to the lettuce being washed but not dried.

Overall, nomVnom is a good burger place with an all-vegan menu. Some improvements can be made, but it’s still a good restaurant to dine in Singapore.

Click here to see the menu

Address and Hours

Address:
Central Clarke Quay, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-105/106/107, Singapore 059817

Hours:
11am – 10:30pm

Links

Website
Instagram
Facebook

HotCakes

Central Singapore, Singapore
Vegetarian Restaurant

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Vegan durian cake!

Fortune Center near Bencoolen is kind of a vegan heaven. With what it feels like half the shops serving vegetarian and vegan food, it is a place you need to visit when you are in Singapore.

Inside Fortune Center on the first floor, you will find this vegan cake shop, Hotcakes. It has a big sign on the sign saying, vegan cake with no egg, milk or butter.

If you are into durian, the king of fruit, you are in luck. This shop serves a great vegan durian cream cake! This dessert is probably super hard to come across in other parts of the world.

The cake is made with 3 layers of sponge cake with durian flavored cream in between. The sponge cake has a soft and airy texture. The cream is smooth and creamy, although a bit stronger durian flavor would be appreciated.

Another good thing is that a slice of cake is only SG$5, which is about US$3.7.

Address and Hours

Address:
Fortune Centre, 190 Middle Road #01-13/14, Singapore 188979

Hours:
11am – 7pm (close on Tuesday)

Links

Facebook


Boneless Kitchen

East Singapore, Singapore
Vegetarian Restaurant

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Vegan korean food is hard to find, but Boneless Kitchen turns all Korean classics into vegan and vegetarian versions.

Overall the food is good with some dishes better than others. Also, some items have egg or milk (marked on the menu). So please check clearly before ordering.

The bibimbap (order one without egg for the vegan version) is a staple in Korean cuisine. Go for the soy sauce version if you can’t eat too spicy, or stick with the spicy sauce if you feel adventurous. I opted for the soy sauce version which comes with a thick sweet soy sauce. As the stone bowl is super hot, you need to mix the rice and veggies right away or they may get burned. The mixed rice is very delicious.

However, the doenjang jjigae with rice was not as successful. It’s a veggie soup with rice on the side. The soup, which is the main part of the dish, was not very flavorful. And only has a handful of chopped veggies inside. Although not marked as spicy, turns out it is quite a bit with pepper in the soup.

The side dishes are all good with the sesame seaweed stem being my favorite.

Boneless Kitchen seems to be quite popular with locals. It was full even before 6:30 on Saturday.

Click here to see the menu

Address and Hours

Address:
1 Irving Place #01-31, The Commerze@Irving, Singapore 369546

Hours:
12 – 9pm (L.O. 8:45pm)

Links

Website
Instagram
Facebook

Real Food

Multiple Locations
Vegetarian Restaurant

Real Food is a vegetarian chain in Singapore. This branch near Suntec city and Esplanade station is a nice place to grab some vegan food if you don’t mind spending a bit more.

The good

The bell pepper pizza is the best out of the dishes I tried. It’s full of toppings, including mushroom and onion, and the crust is crunchy. Only wish the vegan parmesan cheese on top is more.

The turmeric latte has an aromatic turmeric flavor with a hint of star anise. The black pepper to aid the absorption is a thoughtful touch.

Environment in this cafe is modern, relaxed and homey.

The ok

The sundried tomato pasta tastes pretty good with strong flavors from the tomatoes and olives. The spaghetti is al dente. However, the portion is small for the price.

The bad

Water costs money here.

These vegan earl grey tea custard buns sound like it can be your new favorite dish, but it is not. The buns are dry and dense, which reminds me of the texture of bread that has been in a freezer for too long. And the custard is lumpy and doesn’t have nearly enough earl grey flavor.

Skip the iced mocha as well. It has very weak coffee or chocolate flavors.

Overall it’s still a good lunch with some nice dishes. But keep in mind that some dishes may not live up to your expectation.

Address and Hours

Refer to the website and Facebook for the details of different branches

Links

Website
Instagram
Facebook

Absolute Acai

Multiple Locations
Vegetarian Restaurant

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This little shop sells a variety of acai bowls. No dairy is used for their acai bowls. The only non-vegan item is the Brazilian bowl with honey as a topping.

The signature bowl has acai, strawberry, coconut flakes, chia seeds, cacao nibs, goji berry and more. It costs SG$9.5 which is about US$7.

The bowl tastes good with lots of toppings. A good mix of crunchy ingredients and soft fruity ones.

Click here to see the menu

Address and Hours

Addresses:
3 Pickering Street, #01-38 Nankin Row, Singapore 048660
10 Sinaran Drive, #B1-131 Square 2 (Beside Novena MRT Exit A), Singapore 307506

Links

Website
Instagram
Facebook

Groceries Shops and Supermarket

SuperNature

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A health groceries store that carries a lot of vegan products but also sells meat. You can find quite wide selection of vegan groceries here, like cheese, ice cream, frozen ready meals, etc.

Prices are quite expensive, which is a common theme for Singapore groceries, especially for imported specialty food like vegan food. But if you don’t mind spending a bit more than usual, SuperNature will have most of what you need.

Address and Hours

Address:
583 Orchard Road #B1-05/09 Forum The Shopping Mall Singapore 238884

Hours:
10am – 7:30pm

Links

Website
Instagram
Facebook

Marketplace

This Marketplace located in Raffles City near City Hall Station has a good selection of vegan products. Similar to the situation in SuperNature, the food in general is quite expensive. You can find ice cream, cheese, meat, milk, yogurt, and other vegan items here.



Have you been to Singapore or tried any of these places? Feel free to let me know by leaving a comment! 🙂

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