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Our Favourite Plant-Based Restaurants in Singapore

by Voices Wellness 21 Jul 2021
Photo: Green Common

Boost your essential fibre and nutrition intake by incorporating more delicious plant-based dishes into your diet. Here’s how. By SAMANTHA FRANCIS.

Whether you’re planning to take the plunge into a vegan or vegetarian diet or simply looking to introduce more greens into your daily meals, here are six popular plant-based cafes to check out. The best part? Their menu offerings are hearty, wholesome, and packed with flavours.

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VeganBurg

Touted as the world’s first 100 percent plant-based burger joint, VeganBurg has a presence in both Singapore and San Francisco. Diners can expect burgers handcrafted with cholesterol-free and GMO-free ingredients that have a minimal impact on the environment. Top picks include the Creamy Shrooms and Smoky BBQ burgers, which can be topped with avocados, vegan cheese, grilled pineapples, and more. Complete your meal with a hearty side of loaded shrooms fries or creamy garlic fries.

44 Jln Eunos, Singapore 419502

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Green Common

The Singapore outpost of Hong Kong’s Green Common is a retail space and café that focuses on plant-based groceries and cuisine. Diners can enjoy the company’s OmniEat ready-made vegan meal range, as well as a selection of 50 international vegan brands. Popular menu items include the Omni Musubi, Ratatouille soup, fish and chips, and meatless meatballs. Sides such as the Caesar salad with Heura chicken, as well as the pomegranate and orange salad make refreshing choices.

VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-169/170, Singapore 098585

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Little Farms

A grocery store and café, Little Farms stocks a good curation of fresh produce spanning meat, seafood, and vegetables, alongside plant-based essentials like dairy alternatives and plant-based proteins. Its café serves a wide range of vegan and vegetarian dishes including the signature smashed avocado on house-baked sourdough and sweet corn fritters with avocado salsa. Other must-tries include the vegan burrito, which comes packed with organic brown rice, spiced beans, grilled peppers, and semi-dried tomatoes.

Outlets including Katong Point, 451 Joo Chiat Road #01-04, Singapore 427664

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Afterglow by Anglow

Well-loved among both vegans and non-vegans, the café champions a farm-to-table philosophy, where whole foods and raw ingredients are sourced regionally and freshly prepared to serve. Savoury dishes include the decadent mushroom “scallops”, made with juicy eryngii mushrooms, as well as raw crispy lasagne, which features layers of zucchini sheets, walnut “minced meat”, cashew cream cheese, and herb pesto. For sweet treats, make a beeline for its sister patisserie, Zerah, which offers beautiful vegan tarts.

24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131

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The Living Café

One of the OGs in the local vegan food scene, The Living Café prides itself on raw and plant-based cuisine that is free of artificial additives, preservatives, dairy, red meat, and refined sugars. Aside from white meat and fish, most of the menu offers raw vegan treats like Pesto Zoodles, zucchini noodles in pesto; a texture-filled Tempeh Buddha Bowl, and delicious breakfast burritos packed with organic eggs, eggplant “bacon”, cashew mayo, truffled mushroom, and more.

779 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269758

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Loving Hut

A cosy café in the East, Loving Hut specialises in vegan versions of popular local dishes such as sesame “chicken” clay pot rice, char siew, mee siam, and vegan laksa lemak, as well as “three-cup chicken rice” featuring vegan meat. Those who fancy Western flavours will be spoilt for choice by vegan pasta and burgers. Seasonal treats like vegan Teochew-Nonya orh nee (sweet yam paste) dumplings are also available for order.

229 Joo Chiat Road, #01-01, Singapore 427489

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