Top 7 Vegan Friendly Restaurants in Singapore with the Best Food

Veganism is a way of living cruelty-free. It is sans any form of exploitation that is used to obtain food, primarily against animals.

Changing to a vegan lifestyle is easy if you know where to eat in Singapore. The article lists the top vegan restaurants to help you start your journey.

The Vegan Revolution

If you would like to eat healthier and save the planet while you are at it, a vegan diet may be right for you. There is a food revolution going on in Singapore right now and it’s being played out in restaurants all over the country. More and more chefs and diners are turning their attention (and money) to plant-based menus.

Here are seven of the best restaurants with vegan options (including where you can buy vegan food) in Singapore – all with inspirational menus that showcase our multicultural, island home.

1. Cultivate
Phone: +65 6914 1400
Whatsapp: +65 8866 0159
Website: https://cultivatecafe.sg
Email: reservations@cultivatecafe.sq
Location: Maxwell Reserve Singapore, 2 Cook Street, Singapore 078857
Opening Hours: 11 am – 9 pm

Cultivate is a relatively new set-up but it’s already making waves in the vegan dining scene in Singapore. Cultivate can be found nestled within the Maxwell Reserve Hotel. It exudes a club-like vibe that is both cosy and inviting. Cultivate prides itself on serving only the best quality plant-based ingredients and offers a menu that is completely vegan and GMO-free.

Chef’s Specials

  • Forest Juice – organic pressed juice to promote lymphatic cleansing
  • Creamy coconut and pistachio gelato
  • Vegan earth bowl with superfoods to energise
  • Organic potato and mixed vegetable tagine
  • Vegan cheese platter

Other Things to Consider

  • Offers a completely gluten-free menu
  • Alcoholic beverages such as cocktails and craft beers are also available
  • They promote seaweed caviar – a vegan alternative to caviar made from harvested seaweed
  • Visit their Grab and Go patisserie where you can start your day with a coffee and roll and end it with a slice of cake
  • Reservations can be made online via their website or by email

Customer Feedback

“What I loved best about Cultivate was the quality of ingredients. Our food was super fresh and delicious – especially the smoked eggplant sandwich on gluten-free bread. Our dessert cake was moist and sweet in spite of having no dairy and flour. We will definitely return for more plant-based treats.”

S. Tan
2. MTR
Phone: +65 6296 5800
Website: https://mtrsingapore.com
Email: samanvay.sg@gmail.com
Location: 438, Serangoon Road, Singapore 218133
Working Days/ Hours: 8:30 am – 3 pm / 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Tue – Thur)
8:30 am – 3:30 pm / 5:30 pm – 10 pm (Fri – Sun)

MTR, or Mavalli Tiffin Rooms, has its roots in Bengaluru, India, where it started operations in 1924. In Singapore, it can be found in Little India, just opposite the Perumal Temple. Originally known for its South Indian vegetarian food, MTR  is now gaining popularity as a value for money, top vegan restaurant in Singapore.

Chef’s Specials

  • Filter coffee
  • Kesaribhath
  • Pudi idly
  • Set dosa
  • Special Pongal rice

Other Things to Consider

  • This is not a pure vegan eatery rather a vegetarian one with vegan options
  • Service may be a bit slow so plan ahead
  • Menu changes daily (you can check online beforehand)
  • Offers healthy, fresh South Indian vegetarian food that has been delighting Singaporeans for years  – Ranked as Singapore’s No. 1 Pure Indian vegetarian restaurant
  • For takeaway, you can call their number. For food delivery, it’s via the Grab app

Customer Feedback

“I have been visiting MTR with my family for years now. We go there on Sunday morning for filter coffee and fresh, hot, steamed idlis. If you are looking for vegan friendly restaurant options in Singapore that don’t break the bank, MTR is the place to go.”

Roopa
3. Analogue
Phone: +65 8518 1882
Website: https://analogueinitiative.com
Email: info@analogueinitiative.com
Location: #01-31 Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
Opening Hours: 5 pm – 12 am (Tue to Sun)

From the 3D wave bar made from recycled plastic bottles to the 100 % plant-based menu, Analogue is changing the way Singaporeans drink and eat. Situated in a renovated chapel in Chijmes, the location is full of drama and the menu doesn’t disappoint either. Offering a host of high-end vegan options, Analogue aims to introduce the latest technologies and ingredients to Singapore with a revolutionary food and beverage menu. 

Chef’s Specials

  • Mocktail menu
  • Jackfruit rendang tacos
  • Cactus cocktail
  • Plant-based nuggets
  • Sustainable sourdough

Other Things to Consider

  • The founder of Analogue has spent a lot of time developing a mocktail menu for non-alcoholic drinkers using the same sustainable ingredients and cutting edge methodology as their cocktail menu
  • Definitely a high-end vegan restaurant with price tags to match 
  • Each dish is designed to instigate a conversation on the state of the food industry and environment today
  • Dessert options are restricted to two dishes
  • Small plates and innovative cocktails are on offer for a fabulous night out at one of Singapore’s prettiest venues

Customer Feedback

“What a fabulously well thought of, provocative menu – both with the food and the drinks. I chose a Bloody Mary to begin and it was unlike any drink I have had before. Made with burnt red capsicum and a mushroom soy reduction, this was an umami bomb. The jackfruit tacos were worth all the fuss and a hearty bar nibble for sure. ”

Yuri
4. Veganburg
Phone: +65 6844 6868
Website: https://www.veganburg.com/
Email: eunos@veganburg.com
Location: 44 Jalan Euros, Singapore 419502.
Opening Hours: 11:30 am – 10 pm (Mon to Sun)

Vegan burg made waves in 2010 when it opened in Singapore and San Francisco.

It was the first burger cafe in the world to offer a hundred percent plant-based menu.

Vegan burg hopes to start a movement to convince people that eating vegan is easy and delicious. They constantly push the boundaries about what to expect with regards to a vegan diet and use ingredients in new and unusual ways. Their burgers are filling, nutritious, and plain awesome.

Chef’s Specials

  • Char grilled satay burg (only in Singapore)
  • Chili krab burg
  • BBQ franks
  • Shroom fries
  • Vegan chocolate cake (may contain gluten)

Other Things to Consider

  • World’s first 100% plant-based burger shop
  • Students get a discount so carry your ID
  • Set meal prices are reasonable but if you order a la carte, the sides may be a little expensive
  • Can be crowded on weekends, so plan accordingly
  • Ice cream is vegan and can be made into thick shakes as well

Customer Feedback

“I’m very sad there’s only one branch of Vegan burg so far in Singapore. I would definitely eat there more often if it was closer to home. I love the avocado burger with cracked mayo and the vegan soft serve. My mum always gets the shroom fries and “tenders.” You really can’t believe you are not eating meat!”

Tim
5. The Boneless Kitchen
Phone: +65 8457 6464
Website: https:/thebonelesskitchen.com
Email: admin@thebonelesskitchen.com
Location: 1 Irving Place, #01-31, TheCommerze@Irving, Singapore 369546
Daehwa, 1 Fusionopolis Place, Galaxis Building, #01-35
Working Days/ Hours: 12 pm – 9 pm (Tues to Sun), Mon closed
11 am – 9 pm (Mon to Fri)
12 pm – 9 pm (Sat, Sun, and public holidays)

Offering the best of Korean vegan and fusion cuisine, The Boneless Kitchen has an unusual, plant-based menu based on traditional Korean recipes. All their ingredients are sourced from Korea and all the condiments and pickles are prepared from scratch, in-house. The Boneless Kitchen is also a social venture and employs members of the disabled community.

Chef’s Specials

  • Samgyetang
  • Tangsuyuk
  • Bulgogi
  • Army stew
  • Japchae

Other Things to Consider

  • Reservations can be made online on their website
  • Maximum dining limit per diner is one hour and fifteen minutes (including wait time and ordering)
  • Last orders are taken half an hour before restaurant closing time
  • You need to mention that you want your dish vegan and not just vegetarian as there are several items with egg or other non-vegan ingredients
  • Prices are on the higher side but worth it for the imported ingredients used

Customer Feedback

“A small, cosy restaurant but a haven for us vegans who still miss local food. Imagine being able to enjoy kimchi and bibimbap again. Some say the prices are high but we love the food and will happily pay for such amazing Korean vegan food in Singapore.”

Joshu
6. Herbivore
Phone: +65 6333 1612
Website: https://herbivore.sg
Email: info@herbivore.sg
Location: Fortune Centre, 190 Middle Road, #01-13/14, Singapore 188979
Opening Hours: 11:30 am – 3pm / 5 pm – 9:30 pm

Herbivore is Singapore’s first vegan and vegetarian Japanese restaurant. Located in Chinatown, it offers fine dining, vegan options at reasonable prices and portions. The owner of Herbivore, Mr. Ho hopes to encourage more people to eat vegan and by doing so, reduce the slaughter of animals and pollution of the environment. The menu at Herbivore boasts traditional Japanese delicacies made with plant-based ingredients.

Chef’s Specials

  • Vegan sashimi
  • Asparagus wrapped in bacon
  • Meatball sushi
  • Vegan unagi
  • Miso ramen

Other Things to Consider

  • Huge portions with specially prepared ingredients
  • Bento boxes come highly recommended
  • Plant-based sushi and sashimi are excellent Japanese vegan alternatives
  • Set meals are good value
  • Set in the ground floor of the popular Fortune centre – keep in mind public toilets are charged for use.

Customer Feedback

“I can’t quite believe the meal I just ate at Herbivore. The chefs at Herbivore really know what they are doing with regards to the handling of ingredients and combination of tastes and textures. Truly high-end Japanese dining at its best but this time vegan.”

Han
7. Love Handle
Phone: +65 8886 7112
Website: https://lovehandle.sg
Location: 8 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069788
Opening Hours: 12 pm – 10 pm (Mon – Wed)
12 pm – 10:30 pm (Thur – Fri)
11 am – 10:30 pm (Sat)

Love Handle is Asia’s first plant-based “butcher.” Here you can find the widest range of vegan and 100% plant-based mock meats, dairy substitutes, and daily condiments. At the Ann Siang outlet, you will also find the Love Handle Deli where chefs whip up vegan friendly, comfort food for dine in and takeaway.

Chef’s Specials

  • Love Handle egg mayo focaccia
  • Katsu burger
  • Happier Calamari – konjac based squid
  • Egg mayo made with soy and shallots (and no egg)
  • Oat milk pudding

Other Things to Consider

  • Love Handle offers subscription boxes, which you can choose for yourself or to gift others.
  • It offers marinated “meats” for easy cooking and meal ideas.
  • Ask for the Love Handle Gift Pack that comes with a variety of “meats” and condiments, all in an attractive tote bag.
  • They have plant-based Singapore chicken rice that is 100% vegan.
  • Visit their site for easy vegan recipes as well.

Customer Feedback

“Love Handle is making vegan dining fun. We stocked up on dairy-free cheeses and mayo and my husband was quite smitten with the marinated mock beef and chicken available at the counter.”

Susan

FAQs

Is vegan food expensive?

While eating vegan processed food (such as mock meats and vegan dairy products) can be expensive, eating organic, naturally occurring vegan ingredients such as oats, beans, and pulses are simple, price conscious additions to any daily diet. Additionally, eating fruit and vegetables when they are in season and shopping from local farms are wonderful ways to give back to your community and protect the environment as well.

Are all vegetarian restaurants vegan?

All vegan restaurants are vegetarian but not all vegetarian ones are vegan. Most vegetarian places now serve vegan options. Just make sure you inform your server beforehand.

What are the top tips when dining out as a vegan?

One of the first things to do is check out the Happy Cow website. It lists all the veg and vegan dining options in your locality or when you are travelling. You can get tips on what to order and read reviews as well.

It pays to plan ahead when you dine out as a vegan. Check out the restaurant’s menu online or call ahead and ensure they have vegan options. Remember to always check with your server whether they can amend a dish for you.

Oftentimes, when dining at a restaurant that is not exclusively vegan or vegetarian, it’s easiest to fill up on a number of smaller side dishes. Sometimes all you need to do is ask the chef not to add butter or cheese and an item can easily be transformed into a vegan friendly option.

Cuisines such as Indian, Asian, Japanese, Thai, and Mexican actually have a lot more vegan options on their regular menus. Expand your dining repertoire and prepare to be surprised.

Many restaurants now offer vegan friendly drink menus. Check out apps such as Barnivore for vegan alcohol brands.

There is no doubt that there are changes happening in the way people eat. Leading a cruelty-free life and following a vegan diet is now much easier in Singapore. Try one of the top vegan food places in Singapore and you may be pleasantly surprised.

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