You might have come across situation where vegetarian cuisine is typically associated with the word “bland”. Truth be told, vegetarian cuisine can just be as tasty and delicious as their meaty counterparts. So, whether you have already adopted a vegetarian diet or decided to give it a try, here are the Top 10 Vegetarian Restaurants in Singapore.
Words like “guilt-free” do not commonly go hand in hand with heavy Italian food like pizzas and pasta. But at Elemen, you can savour the likes of wholesome yet meatless Wild Mushroom & White Truffle Pizza or Black Truffle Porcini Pasta. There are Asian versions as well, namely Asian Curry with Crispy Roti and Blue Flower Tofu with Black Truffle Wild Rice. Don’t forget to make room for dessert, as Elemen offers sweet delights such as Chilled Pumpkin Puree with Coconut Ice Cream and Chocolate Mousse Dome. They also provide set meals for 5 or 8 courses, with the price starting at $26.80++ and above. Elemen can be currently found at Millenia Walk, Thomson Plaza and Harbourfront Centre but there will be two more branches coming soon at Paya Lebar Quarter and Great World City.
2) Whole Earth
Fancy some vegetarian mix of Peranakan and Thai dishes? Whole Earth is where you can get them, with favourites such as Penang Rendang (marinated shiitake mushroom with Peranakan herbs & spices), Sambal King (eggplant, lady’s finger, long bean & petai bean) and Nonya Curry. The latter is meticulously slow-cooked for hours that combines a full-bodied mix of “meatball”-like shiitake mushrooms and potatoes coated with thick, spicy curry gravy. You can locate Whole Earth at 76 Peck Seah St or make your reservations by calling +65 6221 6583.
3) The Boneless Kitchen
Ever wonder what it is like to enjoy a vegetarian-style Korean dining experience? This is where The Boneless Kitchen comes in, a vegetarian restaurant specialising in all things Korean. All the ingredients are sourced and imported directly from Korea, ensuring that customers are able to taste authentic flavours as much as possible. Some of their delectable menu options include Kimchi Jjigae, Japchae (stir-fry sweet potato noodle with assorted vegetables) and Dolsot Bibimbap served with scorched rice. For a 2-person meal, look out for their range of jeongol (Korean-style hot pot) including kimchi, doenjang (soybean paste) and beoseot (mushroom) hot pots that come with two rice bowls. You can book your reservation right here or contact +65 8457 6464.
4) Greendot Singapore
Founded in 2011, Greendot serves a mix of fusion-style fast-casual (fast food + casual dining) concept that is both meat-free and affordably priced. For rice lovers, look out for their assorted bento with a bowl of soup that allows you to customise your meal accordingly. This includes choosing the type of rice (e.g. white/brown rice), main (e.g. braised mushroom & taukwa/sweet & sour soya nuggets) and vegetables of your choice. They also offer both soup and dry noodles as well as vegan burger varieties like Forest Arugula Portobello Mushroom Burger and Black Pepper Soya Burger. You can easily find a Greendot outlet throughout Singapore such as Bedok Mall, Bugis Junction and Vivo City.
nomVnom is a fast food restaurant that serves vegan-style burgers, pizzas and pastas. But it is their burger menu that matters the most. Their patties regardless of tempeh, soy, mushroom or mixed vegetables are either homemade or imported with no dairy products whatsoever. Some of their recommended choices include Nom Nom Rendang (crunchy soy patty with rendang curry), PCT (grilled portobello mushroom with vegan cheddar cheese & truffle mayo) and Temptation Satay (marinated tempeh patty with homemade satay sauce). You can also go for their burger set starting at $11.90, which comes with a side serving of mixed salad and hot/cold lemon passion fruit tea. nomVnom can be located at two outlets including Central Clarke Quay and 18 Tai Seng.
The name of their place says it all: VeganBurg specialises in vegan burgers, where they proudly present themselves as “the world’s first 100% plant-based burger joint”. Try their bestsellers, which include Avocado Beetroot, Creamy Shrooms and Cracked Mayo. For a complete meal, you can top up by adding Seaweed Fries or Sizzlin’ Broccoli and a glass of Seasoned Chillers of your choice.
7) Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant
Since its establishment in 2003, Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant’s primary aim is to change the public’s common perception of vegetarian food for being “bland or boring”. Which is why their range of menu is nothing short of hearty and wholesome delights like Harabara Kebab (patties with potato, peas & spinach), Chicken 65 (deep-fried vegetarian chicken with ginger, red chillies & vinegar) and Gokul Special Hokkien Mee (stir-fry beehoon, yellow mee and kuey teow noodles in fragrant sauce). You can find their outlets at 19 Upper Dickson Road and 190 Fortune Centre.
8) Lotus Kitchen
Variety is the best word to describe Lotus Kitchen’s diverse range of contemporary vegetarian cuisines. Their menu is extensive, covering everything from Hong Kong-style dim sum (e.g. Wild Mushroom Crystal Dumpling, Steamed Beancurd Roll) and fried rice (e.g. XO seafood, truffle mixed mushroom) to fried noodles (e.g. Stir-Fried Laksa, Mixed Mushroom Black Pepper Udon) and congee (Eight Treasure Congee). They also offer a lunch set at just $15.80++ per person. This includes a main, dim sum/soup of the day and dessert of the day. Visit their outlets at 201 Balestier Road at Level 2 Quality Hotel Marlow or 133 New Bridge Road at #01-01/02 Chinatown Point.
9) Real Food Singapore
Real Food combines aesthetically-pleasing decor and a diverse range of vegetarian dishes. Choices are aplenty here, namely Sweet Pumpkin Pancakes, Veggie Omelette and Portobello Burger. For rice and noodle lovers, they serve hearty varieties like Baked Brown Rice and Dry Mushroom Noodles. They have three outlets in Singapore including Orchard Central, South Beach and Oasis Hotel Novena.
10) Sufood Singapore
The Taiwan-based Sufood made its debut in Singapore in May 2014, offering a fusion mix of East-meets-West vegetarian cuisine. Start out with the freshly-baked Handmade Rosemary Breadstick, which comes with a sweet mustard dip. For weight watchers, look out for their wholesome salad such as Energized Salad with Avocado & Macadamia and Roasted Sweet Potato with Corn & Macadamia Salad. Their mains are just as tempting — 5-Grain Rice with Black Truffle & Mushrooms, Broccoli & Pumpkin Curry Risotto and Star Pizza with Cream Cheese & Wasabi-Tomato Sauce. Set menus for 4-course or 8-course meal are available as well, starting at $25.80 and above. You can locate their outlet at Raffles City Shopping Centre.
That’s not all! More Top 10s in Singapore are waiting to be discovered!
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.