Get your wallet ready, because there’s a new food movement that has hit the town! Farm-to-table restaurants are the up and coming eateries that you’ll definitely want to visit if you’re thinking of jumping on the organic food diet bandwagon. The ingredients used in the dishes served at these restaurants are as fresh as they get, especially because the food is harvested from local farms in Singapore. Check out this list of top picks for suggestions on which farm-to-table restaurants you can visit for a healthy and hearty meal!
1. Open Farm Community
130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Lauded as one of the more prominent and reputable farm-to-table restaurants in Singapore, Open Farm Community is a pioneer in this new food scene, especially since many farmers and artisans gather there to sell their freshest produce. Additionally, Open Farm Community also holds workshops and farm tours to provide customers with an opportunity to learn more about urban farming in Singapore. If you’re looking to guzzle a warm bowl of delectable soup on a rainy day, then we would recommend the Watercress Soup – it’s a must-try at this restaurant!
2. Flip Flop
One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Level 6 poolside, 1 Farrer Park Station Rd, Singapore 217562
Located at luxury urban resort One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Flip Flop serves beautifully-decorated dishes that scream of colour and Insta-worthiness. You’ll have the opportunity to sit by the pool while having your meal served with ingredients harvested from the hotel’s urban rooftop farm. If you’d like to check out this farm for yourself, feel free to request for a free-of-charge farm tour at the concierge. Be sure to take lots of pictures at this 11,000 square feet farm which grows vegetables and fruits including pineapples and passionfruit!
3. Poison Ivy Bistro at Bollywood Veggies
100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026 (Kranji)
This farm-to-table restaurant proudly features local and fusion cuisine made mostly out of bananas. Boasting more than twenty different types of bananas that come in a range of shapes and sizes, rest assured that you’ll be presented with an abundance of choices at this restaurant! Some of their dishes include the nasi lemak platter and laksa, whilst desserts include handmade kuehs and banana breads sprinkled with fresh herbs from their own garden.
4. The Green Door
13A Dempsey Road, Dempsey Hill, Singapore 247694
If you’re searching for something luxurious and antiquated that is nestled comfortably within the depths of lush greenery, then The Green Door is the perfect place for you. Aside from using fresh herbs and fruits in the drinks served, this bar also infuses botanical and fruity notes into their cocktails, which makes for a refreshing drink after a long week at work. To keep your stomach satisfied, you can also order from a selection of delicious gourmet bar bites including Pulled Pork Baguettes, Roasted Eggplant Pizzas, and Wagyu Cheeseburgers!
5. Scaled by Ah Hua Kelong
55 Haji Lane, Singapore 189248
True to its name, this restaurant mainly serves seafood harvested from Ah Hua Kelong, a fish farm that farms seafood including seabasses, mussels, flower crabs, and even sea snails. Though the menu at this restaurant is a small one with only ten items on its list, you can be assured of fresh, crisp flavours, since all the ingredients used in the foods served are shipped out within 12 hours of being farmed. The Curry Mussels are also a must-try, especially for seafood lovers who are always on the lookout for interesting twists on conventional dishes.
Eating healthily is one thing, but getting to savour food that comes straight from its source certainly sounds as good as it tastes and is a true pleasure and luxury that you should splurge on. Grab a couple of friends and head down to these farm-to-table restaurants soon, before the craze gains greater traction and leaves you hanging by the door, peering through the glass as you pine for a seat in one of these fine eateries!