Every first November, vegans all around the world champion for veganism, where they celebrate the benefits of observing a plant-based diet for one’s well-being, environment, and animals.
In commemoration of World Vegan Day, we bring you this ultimate guide to all the vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Singapore serving up delicious meat-free fare that even your meat-loving friends will enjoy! From Modern European to traditional Chinese fare, these restaurants show you that healthy food doesn’t have to be bland.
In the mood for something healthy and nutritious in the heart of CBD? HRVST serves up fresh plates of plant-based nosh that taste just like the real deal. Dig into their “King Oyster Scallops”, made skillfully with mushrooms that are cooked till tender, with toasted hazelnuts and baby corn for that crunch. Plus, dine at their rooftop garden for a breath of fresh air away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Located at the restaurant enclave that is Dempsey Hill, Morsels serves up creative, East West-inspired fusion plates that are sure to tickle your taste buds. The service at Morsels is impeccable, and helmed by former banker-turned-chef Petrina Loh with Le Cordon Bleu certification under her belt, you know you’re in good hands here! Request for a vegan option and get ready to be impressed by chef Petrina’s culinary skills!
Go green and MSG-free at this restaurant, situated in the charming Desker Road. The east-meets-west fusion grub here is comforting and homely, and with an extensive menu of about 50 soups, salads, main courses, sharing platters, and desserts, you’ll be spoiled for choice! If you’re a sucker for chocolate, try their highly raved Chocolate Cake, served with coconut ice cream and homemade salted caramel.
One of the most well known vegetarian restaurants visited by both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, Eight Treasures lives by the motto “meatless does not mean tasteless” – something you’ll concur once you’ve tried their food. For the carnivores, you won’t feel like you’re missing out anything here with well-executed “meat” dishes such as Marmite Vegetarian Pork Ribs and Vegetarian Peking Duck, made using fried yam.
Located just below Eight Treasures Vegetarian Restaurant, Well Dressed Salad Bar & Cafe dishes out gorgeous modern plates that’ll glam up your #foodporn feed. Supercharge your day with heart-healthy, refreshing green smoothies, Buddha bowls, and their popular fresh salads made with a medley of colourful vegetables and toppings such as sun-dried tomatoes, fresh honeydew balls, and more!
Both ambience and fare are the stars here at Pollen. This modern European restaurant is housed in a glass dome at Gardens by the Bay, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Marina Bay waterfront while chomping down on Mediterranean-inspired European fare. Popular picks include their signature Hokkaido Scallop Tartare, Oyster Emulsion and the Rangers Valley 300-day tenderloin.
Traditional Chinese favourites and modern fusion plates line New Fut Kai’s menu, with vegan items labelled for those observing a vegan diet. Pick from items such as charcoal hotpots to curries and hot woks – perfect for sharing with large groups!
8. Joie by Dozo
Located on the rooftop garden of Orchard Central, this classy restaurant specialises in modern meatless cuisine. You can expect exquisite plates of Japanese-European fusion dishes ranging from Tempura Platter on Mash to Truffle Risotto. Offering a 6-course lunch or 7-course dinner, this is the best place to experience creative gourmet food. You’ll be surprised how vegetarian food can taste this good.
Find it at 181 Orchard Road, #12-01 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
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Head down to Vatos Urban Tacos for some drool-worthy Korean-Mexican fusion fare. Get ready for an explosion of flavours when you bite into the wraps. They serve vegetarian and vegan taco and burrito options with 100% corn tortillas too, just approach the staff for the menu!
10. Papi’s Tacos
Craving for authentic Mexican eats? Papi sure knows how to satisfy your tummy. This cosy and vibrant eatery located along Seah St serves unpretentious burritos and burrito bowls with an additional charge of $2. Not to worry, there are meatless options available for vegans and vegetarians. Just ask and the staff will gladly recommend some tasty dishes for you.
Find it at 39 Seah St, Singapore 188395
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11. Pete’s Place
Travelling to another city may prove difficult for vegans sometimes; let’s face it – it’s not easy to hunt down restaurants that serve plant-based meals! So vegans will be glad to know that Pete’s Place, located at the basement of Grand Hyatt Singapore, has a dedicated menu featuring a variety of plant-based dishes that are indulgent and delicious. From lip-smacking pasta prepared a la minute to toothsome desserts, it’s a slice of vegan heaven in the heart of Singapore!
JAAN is a name that needs no explanation for those in the know. Showcasing British dining in a modern and refreshing light, Chef Kirk Westaway and his culinary team churn out creations that excite and impress diners time and time again at this Michelin-starred establishment on the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford. Give your afternoons a boost with their vegetarian lunch set, where Chef Kirk’s culinary prowess shines through in dishes such as the Saffron & Manuka, Truffle Baron Bigod, Ivory Caramel, and more.
Enjoy a meal with your senses heightened at NOX Dine in the Dark, the only restaurant in Singapore that provides a social-experient-meets-unique-dining experience. The Prix Fixe Dinner mystery set menu offers 12 unique dishes created for your tasting pleasure spanning over 3 courses. Wine, cocktail, or mocktail pairing options are also available.