Veganism has become increasingly popular, with many choosing to adopt such a lifestyle on either nutritional or ethical grounds. While a diet free of meat and all animal products may be hard to comprehend for some, the food at these yummy local eateries may just change all of that. For vegans and non-vegans alike, here are five of the best places to grab some delicious plant-based fare.
229 Joo Chiat Road, #01-01, Singapore 427489
This cosy bistro is the place to go for some quality Asian-fusion vegan food. It’s truly East meets West here, where you can go for vegan options of well-loved local cuisine such as Nyonya Laksa and a wide selection of European food like lasagne and burgers.
Kitchen by Food Rebel
28 Stanley St, Singapore 068737
The perfect place for CBD workers to try out some vegan food during their lunch breaks; Kitchen features a simple and unpretentious vegan menu that's perfect for new vegans. You can get a light lunch of gluten-free Avocado Toast here, or get a carb-rich meal with their frittata (which incidentally resembles a pizza).
HRVST Restaurant & Bar
6A Shenton Way, OUE Downtown Gallery, #05-01, Singapore 068815
Located in a lovely scenic rooftop spot, this is one of the few eateries that offers a purely vegan menu that uses a ton of garden-fresh ingredients in all their food. They serve a pretty mean soup here, with the Tom Yum Broth in Handmade Pumpkin Gnocchi being a crowd favourite. The substitution of dairy milk with coconut milk keeps this dish both flavourful and vegan-friendly!
Real Food Cafe
26 Beach Road #B1-19 South Beach Tower Singapore 189768
One of the main motivations for going vegan is the desire to eat clean. Real Food Café is a good place for non-vegans to get started on such a diet and taste the difference in the organic, preservative-free food. The recipes are mainly Asian in origin, with examples being the curry noodles and dumplings. They also feature custom menu items like baked stuffed portobello mushrooms.
Afterglow by Anglow
24 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089131
While most vegetarian and vegan eateries feature a menu that predominantly offers vegetarian options of familiar dishes, Afterglow boasts a number of unique vegan recipes like avocado and seaweed rice topped with wasabi, or kimchi and seaweed rolls. Perfect if you feel the need to break out of a rut!
Vegan food don't have to be boring – these eateries are sure to prove that point. If you're on a plant-based diet or just looking to see what the fuss is all about, here’s a good chance for you to take a break from planning and cooking your own meals for a day and indulge in some truly delicious grub!