20 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Singapore for Meatless Mondays

by Peh Yi Wen
FOOD  |  July 04, 2018
  • Fuel up at these vegetarian restaurants with tons of interesting plant-based dishes to choose from
    1 / 21 Fuel up at these vegetarian restaurants with tons of interesting plant-based dishes to choose from

    As the number of health-conscious diners climbs in Singapore, so has the availability of vegetarian restaurants. While you can always find at least one vegetarian stall in a hawker centre, your options thankfully don’t stop there. The bevy of eateries offering plant-based meals has gone far beyond the usual clean and green, but now with Peranakan, Thai, Western and even local influences.

    For those considering going vegetarian, here are some tips to ease you into the lifestyle.

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    2 / 21 HRVST

    Where: OUE Downtown Gallery #05-01

    Info: Visit www.abt-hrvst.com or call 6920-7500

    Housed within fitness and lifestyle space Kilter Avenue, this vegan restaurant in the CBD boasts beautifully plated mains like Pumpkin Fettuccine ($16) with tom yam broth, shimeji, baby corn, and Japanese cucumber ribbons, Grilled Cauliflower  ($16) served with satay sauce, vermicelli and achar, and King Oyster “Scallops” ($12) with spinach puree and toasted hazelnuts.

    For those with a sweet tooth, the Matcha Ice Cream ($8) with blood orange puree, poached plums and pistachios, is worth a try. A set lunch comprising one main and one cold-pressed juice at $18, with a three-course meal that includes a dessert at $28, is also available.

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  • Ganglamedo
    3 / 21 Ganglamedo

    Where: 40 Craig Road

    Info: Visit www.facebook.com/GanglamedoSG or call 6423-9788

    This Tibetan-inspired vegetarian restaurant has an extensive menu featuring plant-based ingredients. Highlights include the Fried Spinach Pancake ($12) and Dry Tossed Cordyceps Flower ($12) with carrot, radish and enoki mushrooms. Steamboat lovers will enjoy the five-course set ($49.90++) which includes a hot pot with a choice of soup base, plus an assorted vegetable platter. There’s also a special cordyceps menu ($88++) with a double-boiled Nagqu cordyceps soup and noodles with Chinese truffle and cordyceps.

    (Also read: 6 Common Vegetarian Diet Mistakes You’re Making)

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  • Green Signature
    4 / 21 Green Signature

    Where: Three outlets including Northpoint City#02-126; Waterway Point #01-29; White Sands #02-01

    Info: Visit www.facebook.com/thegreensignature

    This casual vegetarian chain by the A-One Group, known for its A-One Claypot House chain, offers a smorgasbord of Chinese dishes. They include Claypot Gong Bao “Chicken” ($16.90), Sliced “Fish” in Mala Sauce ($18.90), Housemade Beancurd with Assorted Mushrooms and Broccoli ($14.90), Stir-fried Tofu Skin in Sweet and Sour Sauce ($12.90), and Deep-fried Mushrooms with Creamy Salted Egg ($16.90). Similar to the claypot restaurant, an assortment of rice, noodles and porridge options are also available.

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  • Greendot
    5 / 21 Greendot

    Where: 10 outlets in Singapore

    Info: Visit www.greendot.sg

    Since opening in 2011, this eatery remains a hot favourite among vegetarians and health-conscious diners. Besides signature dishes such as the Angelica Herbal Noodles ($7.90) and the Signature Mushroom Rendang Bowl ($11.90), popular picks include the customisable bento sets (from $7.90) with your choice of rice – white, sesame or brown, one main and two greens.

    Dining in a group? Order the Herbal Lion’s Mane Mushroom ($7.90) and Crisp-fried Sweet & Sour Soya Nuggets ($7.90) to share. The chain also introduced trendy dishes like poke bowls ($9.90) using konnyaku to replace raw salmon, as well as acai bowls (from $9.90) packed with fruity and nutty goodness.

    (Also read: Greendot Singapore’s New Zi Char Dishes Are Exactly How Real Vegetarian Food Should Taste Like)

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  • Real Food
    6 / 21 Real Food

    Where: Three outlets including #02-16 Orchard Central; #B1-19 South Beach; #B1-105/106/129 Square 2

    Info: Visit www.realfoodgrocer.com

    At this go-to place for fresh, wholesome vegetarian fare, your many options include healthy smoothies, sandwiches, burgers with vegetarian patties made of soy, nuts, grains and legumes, salads and pasta.

    If, for some reason, you decide to only order one dish, make it the veggie dumplings ($10.80), which are filled with organic ingredients such as carrots, mushrooms, beancurd, turnip and chestnuts. Otherwise, we recommend trying the Pumpkin Pancakes ($11.80) too. They are wheat and gluten-free, and sweetened with agave syrup.

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  • Madras New Woodlands Restaurant
    7 / 21 Madras New Woodlands Restaurant

    Where: 14 Upper Dickson Road

    Info: Call 6297-1594

    Craving for Indian food? This eatery serves up a great vegetarian meal called VIP Thali ($9.50), which has a selection of dishes presented on a metal platter. The variety of vegetables and curries vary day-to-day, depending on what the chefs get from the market. Some regular dishes include dhal and sambhar, a lentil-based vegetable stew. If any of the curries are too spicy for you, Raita, a soup-like yogurt dish filled with thick slices of cucumber, will help to take away the heat.

    (Also read: 6 Common Vegetarian Diet Mistakes You’re Making)

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  • Pepper Jade
    8 / 21 Pepper Jade

    Where: #01-20 Sunshine Plaza, 91 Bencoolen Street

    Info: Visit www.pepperjadeveg.com or call 6337-7030

    This Thai vegetarian restaurant at Sunshine Plaza manages to cook its piquant dishes without eggs or fish sauce, using aromatic ingredients like coriander leaves and roots, chilli, citrus juices and palm sugar instead. Highlights include the umami-filled Tang Hoon Prawn in Claypot ($15), Phap Thai ($8) and Pomelo Salad ($10). And of course, Tom Yam in Claypot ($12), which isn’t overwhelmingly spicy but super moreish.

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  • Elemen
    9 / 21 Elemen

    Where: Three outlets including Millenia Walk #01-75A/76; Thomson Plaza #01-113; Harbourfront Centre #02-85

    Info: Visit www.elemen.com.sg

    Drawing influences from Italian, Japanese and Chinese cuisines, the dishes here are flavourful and come plated in a modern presentation.

    Although a la carte is available, the best way to sample the range of dishes is by opting for the five-course ($26.80++ per person) or eight-course ($32.80++ per person) set, which includes a choice of dessert and beverage.  On a rainy day, there’s nothing like the hearty Double-Boiled Maca Soup that is supposed to give energy and stamina. Another dish worth mentioning is the tangy Sizzling Quinoa Brown Rice with slices of mushroom, red and green bell peppers and greens.

    (Also read: 7 Of The Best Protein Sources For Vegetarians)

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  • Lingzhi Vegetarian
    10 / 21 Lingzhi Vegetarian

    Where: Two outlets including #05-01 Liat Towers and #03-09/10 Velocity@Novena Square

    Info: Visit www.lingzhivegetarian.com or call 6734-3788 (Liat Towers) or 6538-2992 (Velocity@Novena Square)

    This popular vegetarian restaurant is part of the Tung Lok Group of restaurants, and it’s got everything from vegetarian satay to pan-fried carrot cake, and ee-fu noodles with truffle oil. At the Liat Towers outlet, a six-course set menu starts from $148++ for 4 persons, while over at Velocity, a lunch buffet is priced at $22.80++ a person from Mondays to Thursdays, and at $24.80++ a person on Fridays, weekends and public holidays.

    Velocity’s dinner buffet is priced at $24.80++ a person from Mondays to Thursdays, and $26.80++ a person on Fridays, weekends and public holidays. The outlet also offers a high tea buffet.

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  • Sufood
    11 / 21 Sufood

    Where: #02-19 Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road

    Info: Visit www.sufood.com.sg

    Originally from Taiwan, this concept lets you tuck into Italian-inspired meatless mains such as Broccoli & Pumpkin Curry Risotto ($15.80), Wild Mushroom Charcoal Tagliatelle ($15.80) and its signature Star Pizza With Cream Cheese & Wasabi-Tomato Sauce ($15.80). While dishes are available as a la carte, we recommend going for the four-course ($25.80++) or eight-course ($36.80++) sets if you’re feeling extra peckish.

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  • Afterglow
    12 / 21 Afterglow

    Where: 24 Keong Saik Road

    Info: Visit www.afterglow.sg or call 6224-8921

    This healthy living cafe is all about raw foods. Highlights include a Raw Vegan Nut Cheese Platter ($14) made of a cultured cashew nut base with probiotics, Raw Guacamole Dip Platter ($14), Afterglow Avocado Kimchi Rolls ($14 for six) and Raw Crispy Lasagne ($22) made with sheets of zucchini. If you’re craving dessert, the Acai Bowl ($15) comprising raw muesli, dehydrated coconut crackers, bananas and a salted tahini caramel drizzle, is worth a try.

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  • Cafe Salivation
    13 / 21 Cafe Salivation

    Where: 176 Race Course Road

    Info: Visit www.cafesalivation.com or call 6298-1412

    This cafe serves Western and fusion vegetarian cuisine with a selection of vegan-friendly and gluten-free dishes. Not a fan of onion or garlic in your food? The chefs can exclude them for you. Drop by before noon for breakfast favourites like Scrambled Paneer On Toast ($11) or eggless Mini Pancakes With Maple Syrup & Strawberries ($11). If not, there’s a wide range of all-day fare spanning from soups and salads, to burgers, pastas, pizzas and even a Thai red curry rice. A must-try is the Desi Sandwich ($11) – grilled potatoes served on white bread smeared with green chutney and topped with cucumbers and tomatoes for extra crunch.

    (Also read: How to Stay Vegetarian While Travelling)

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  • Lotus Kitchen
    14 / 21 Lotus Kitchen

    Where: Chinatown Point #01-01/02

    Info: Visit www.lotusvegetarian.sg/lotus-kitchen or call 6538-1068

    This casual vegetarian eatery is a concept by Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant with a more contemporary approach. Popular picks here include the savoury Taro Mee Sua Cake ($6.80), Homemade Satay ($15.80) made of marinated soya slices and a super spicy Braised Mushroom in Hot Stone Pot ($18.80). Also available are best-selling dishes from Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant, such as the Double Boiled Tian Ma Soup ($8.80) and Crispy Soya Wrap with Passionfruit ($35.80).

    (Also read: Lotus Kitchen Restaurant: Decent Vegetarian Food That Won’t Make You Crave For Meat)

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  • Joie
    15 / 21 Joie

    Where: Orchard Central #12-01

    Info: Visit www.joierestaurant.com.sg or call 6838-6966

    Specialising in modern meatless cuisine, this posh-looking restaurant on Orchard Central’s rooftop garden offers a six-course set lunch priced at $38.80++, and a seven-course set dinner priced at $68.80++ per person. Highlights from the line-up include a Zucchini Tower, Lime Tofu and Green Curry Emulsion, Wild Rice and Eggplant Terrine and hearty pastas such as Truffle Risotto and Duo Ravioli Platter.

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  • Original Sin
    16 / 21 Original Sin

    Where: Blk 43 #01-62 Jalan Merah Saga Holland Village, Chip Bee Gardens

    Info: Visit www.originalsin.com.sg or call 6475-5605

    This Mediterranean-Italian vegetarian restaurant in Chip Bee Gardens is the first of its kind in Singapore and has been around for a little over two decades. Good for sharing is the Mezze Platter ($29) which includes hummus, beetroot and almond dip, Falafel balls and pita bread. Other must-tries are the Bosco Misto ($29) – spinach, feta and tofu patties coated with crushed almonds and sesame served with asparagus and a delightful mushroom plum sauce – and their famous Tiramisu ($12).

    (Also read: 3 Must-Try Mediterranean Restaurants in Singapore for Every Hummus Lover)

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  • Whole Earth
    17 / 21 Whole Earth

    Where: 76 Peck Seah Street

    Info: Visit www.wholeearth.com.sg or call 6323 -3308

    Featured on Singapore’s inaugural Bib Gourmand list in 2016, this restaurant in Tanjong Pagar whips up home-style Peranakan-Thai vegetarian dishes. Timeless favourites include their signature Penang Rendang made with shiitake mushrooms, Assam Pedas Vegetables, Crispy Golden Oats tofu and the Yam Treasure Ring. Prices of dishes range from about $15 to $20 each.

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  • The Boneless Kitchen
    18 / 21 The Boneless Kitchen

    Where:  The Commerze@Irving #01-31, 1 Irving Place

    Info: Visit www.thebonelesskitchen.com or call 8457-6464

    This casual bistro in Tai Seng lets you indulge in flavourful Korean dishes. They make their own kimchi and gochujang without the use of fish sauce, garlic, meat and seafood products, making it suitable for a vegetarian diet. Besides staples like Dolsot Bibimbap ($9.90) and Budae Jjigae ($9.90), sides worth ordering include Kimbap ($8.90) and Odeng Bokkeum ($8.90).

    (Also read: Watch Out: Vegetarian Bee Hoon is a Serious Calorie Bomb)

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  • The Living Cafe
    19 / 21 The Living Cafe

    Where: 779 Bukit Timah Road

    Info: Visit www.balancedlivingasia.com/the-living-cafe or call 6468-4482

    One of the pioneers of the raw food movement in Singapore, this cafe – located just before Sixth Avenue – has a wide range of raw and vegetarian dishes from wholemeal pizzas to brown rice bowls. For those sensitive or intolerant to gluten, their menu also offers a good selection of gluten-free dishes such as Zucchini Pesto Pasta ($15.50), Mediterranean Omelette ($17), Sesame Tofu Burger ($15) and the option of gluten-free breads for sandwiches.

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  • Nalan Restaurant
    20 / 21 Nalan Restaurant

    Where: Capitol Piazza #B2-54, 13 Stamford Road

    Info: Visit www.nalan.com.sg or call 6336-6404

    Dig into a wide variety of north and south Indian vegetarian dishes at this modern restaurant, which was previously located at Funan Digital Life Mall. The Gobi Manchurian ($12), cauliflower with capsicum and onion in a spicy sauce, comes highly raved. Other highlights include a potato- and spinach-loaded Aloo Palak ($11) and Paneer Tikka Masala ($14), as well as an assortment of breads like naan, chapati and roti that will go great with curries.

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  • Loving Hut
    21 / 21 Loving Hut

    Where: 229 Joo Chiat Road #01-01

    Info: Visit www.lovinghut.com.sg or call 6348-6318

    This cafe in the East serves affordable Peranakan and Asian fare, with dishes such as Masak Buah Keluak ($20), Nyonya Laksa Lemak ($9.90) and Banana Leaf Nasi Campur ($12.90). The menu variety also covers pastas, burgers and European fusion options like Almond Crumb Fillet ($14.90). If you must have dessert, go for the fragrant Teochew Yam Paste with Gingko Nut and Pumpkin ($7.90).

    (Also read: Quick & Easy Spicy Vegetarian Treat for Meatless Mondays)

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