Long gone are the days where vegetarian food are regarded as uninspiring or sad. With a surfeit of vegan places in sunny Singapore, vegetarian food options have now expanded into Korean, Thai, Indian and even Peranakan cuisines. With creative usage of organic ingredients, be prepared to be sighing in amazement with every bite at these 12 vegetarian restaurants in Singapore.
We have seived through the net for a list of the best vegetarian places you will need to check out as soon as possible. From variations of burgers to pasta to curries, be prepared to change your perception of healthy food.
Note: This list is strictly not in order.
1. Original Sin
Original Sin is the first and only Mediterranean and vegetarian restaurant in Singapore. Named after a renowned fresco in the Sistine Chapel, this warm restaurant offers both indoors and alfresco dining settings. Saying vegetarian food is bland and boring is the ultimate sin here as they never compromise on flavours.
Having been in business for almost 20 years now, it is no wonder that customers have their very own favourites off their innovative menu. Some cult-favourite dishes include the O.S Burger, Bosco Misto, Principessa, Roasted Cauliflower, Tandoori Skewer and Kashmir Pizza. With excellent usage of spices, the food at Original Sin will sure keep you wanting more.
Contact: +65 6475 5605
Location: Jalan Merah Saga Holland Village, Chip Bee Gardens, Blk 43, #01-62, Singapore 278115
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun 11.30am-2.30pm & 6pm-10.30pm
2. Gokul Vegetarian
February 2003 saw the doors of Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant being opened and since then, authentic and vegetarian North, South and Nonya cuisines are made available in Singapore. Gokul promises to only serve dishes that recreates a similar sensory experience akin to non-vegetarian food and their stream of loyal customers can attest to that.
The usual favourites include Vegetarian Chicken Rice, Dum Briyani, Butter Chicken, Murtabak, Chinese Rojak and Gokul Special Hokkien Mee. Even better, customers have the privilege of customising their orders the way they want at Gokul Vegetarian!
Contact: +65 6396 7769 | +65 6337 4811
19 Upper Dickson Road, Singapore 207478
190 Fortune Centre, #01-07, Singapore 188979
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun 10.30am-9.30pm
3. Whole Earth
Whole Earth can be located at the very end of a row of pristine shophouses along Peck Seah Street. Its large windows overlook the busy street, perfect as customers scarf down their scrumptious Thai and Chinese fusion dishes. Whole Earth was also the first and only plant-based restaurant to be awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2016 and 2017 for the Singapore Michelin Food Guide.
Their best-seller dishes include the Enchanted Forest (a monkey head mushroom and broccoli stir-fry with specially blended angelica root and wolfberry sauce), Penang Rendang (shiitake mushroom instead of meat) and Thai Sweet and Sour Delight (with thick pineapple and tofu chunks!). Pair your chosen side dishes with their Signature Olive Rice or X.O Rice and your tastebuds will be in for a treat.
Keep in mind that dining here can only be made possible through prior reservation only so do jot down their number for future references!
Contact: +65 6221 6583
Location: 76 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079331
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm & 5.30pm-10pm
4. Green Ba
Green Ba is exceptional when it comes to only cooking up the freshest ingredients and their extensive menu of over 50 dishes. Customers will be delighted to find a range of Asian and Western fare that will make for a healthy yet still tasty meal. Patrons can find a quaint hydroponics garden in a corner and some of the lettuces and other greens make their way into the dishes served too!
True to its name, The Supreme Bowl is huge in size and is filled to the brim with avocado, tomatoes, lettuce, almonds, carrots and raisins – a sure belly-pleaser. The HGB Burger is made of homemade mushroom patty while the Blue Pea Chicken Burger boasts a vegan chicken patty – both recommended by the restaurant. Some Asian hits here include the Asian Curry with Prata, Dry Truffle Ramen and Hericium in Gong Bao Sauce.
Contact: +65 6909 9379 | +65 6909 5331
Location: 111 Somerset Road, TripleOne Somerset, #01-18, Singapore 238164 | 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, #02-103, Singapore 039594
Operating Hours: Differ for each location
Herbivore whips up pure vegetarian Japanese and Western cuisines where the ultimate focus is put on serving food with the finest, freshest and organic ingredients only. Herbivore is opened by Mr Ho, the same man behind Zen Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant, who has also been a vegetarian for more than 23 years now.
Highlights at Herbivore include the Avocado Roll Maki, Sashimi Mori, Honey Chicken, Sukiyaki Set and Veggie Meatballs.
Contact: +65 6333 1612
Location: 190 Middle Road, Fortune Centre, #01-13/14, Singapore 188979
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm & 5pm-9pm | Sat-Sun & PH 11.30am – 9.00pm
Elemen is dedicated to bringing natural and meatless plates of dishes to the table and strive to foster the well-being of their customers through their food. The brand motto, “Love Self, Love Earth”, portrays their promise of serving healthy food that does not compromise the Earth’s sustainability.
No mock meat is used in all of their dishes and customers can find the likes of Quinoa Salad, Wild Mushroom and White Truffle Pizza, Tempura Tofu Avocado Rolls and Sticky Date Pudding with Gelato at their two outlets. Hold off the wait and heal your body and mind with the Elemen’s honest recipes today!
Contact: +65 6238 0511 | +65 6904 9568
Location: 9 Raffles Boulevard, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596 | 1 Maritime Square, HarbourFront Centre, #02-85, Singapore 099255
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-4pm & 5:30-10pm
7. Nature Café
The kitchens at Nature Café does not work with MSG, garlic, onion or wine to fulfil their vow of committing to superior vegetarian cuisine that are both delicious yet health-conscious. Each staff is expertly trained and educated to provide unmatched service that matches the food quality. Find the likes of many Asian, Western, Local vegetarian classics here.
For over 15 years now, Singaporeans have been loving Nature Café’s Sour & Spicy Soup, Satay Mee Hoon, Old Cucumber Soup, Fried Curry Noodles and the Hot Plate ‘Chicken’ and Curry ‘Mutton’ with rice.
Contact: +65 65155939 | +65 67023962 | +65 62765049 | +65 62666692
8 Boon Lay Way, Trade Hub21, #01-29, Singapore 609964
12 Kallang Avenue, The Aperia, #02-14/15, Singapore 339511
Block 11, Jalan Bukit Merah, #03-4462/4460, Singapore 150011
3 Temasek Boulevard, North Wing, #B1-148, Singapore 038983
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-10pm
8. Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore
What was once a three-table eatery in 1988 is now a three-outlet Italian restaurant chain. Mr Carecci, the owner of Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore, is now also a proud owner of a factory which supplies fresh pasta, sauces and imported Italian food products to hotels, restaurants and homes in Singapore. In their very own words, diners can put their faith in the kitchen for vegetarian-friendly food that is anything but boring.
The Cannelloni Di Magro sees rolled pasta sheets filled with spinach and ricotta cheese while the As Pesto Genovese is a plateful of classic aromatic sauce blended with fresh basil, pine nuts (or walnuts), garlic, olive oil, parmesan cheese & light cream base. Other must-haves are the Minestrone Soup and Rucola Mozzarella Fresca Pizza.
Contact: +65 6469 4920 | +65 6532 6283 | +65 6241 5560
1 Fifth Avenue, Guthrie House, #01-02, Singapore 268802
30 Boat Quay, Singapore 049819
9 Upper East Coast Road, #01-01, Singapore 455203
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm & 6pm-11pm | Sat 11.30am-3pm & 5pm-11pm | Sun & PH 11.30am-11pm
9. Eight Treasures
Located next to the Singapore Buddha Tooth Relic in Chinatown, Eight Treasures has been stealing the hearts of the Singaporean vegetarian community with their mouth-watering and unique Chinese vegetarian delights. They strongly believe in the phrase that meatless is not the equivalent of tasteless and looking at their history, they seem to be doing good at upkeeping their belief.
Diners love the restaurant’s signature Buddha Jumps Over The Wall, a thick and gooey broth, filled with konnyaku jelly to imitate shark fin, abalone and sea cucumber – a treat for rainy and sick days too. Other must-tries are the Longevity Noodles, Vegetarian Curry Mutton and the Shiitake Mushroom with Braised Beancurd Roll.
Contact: +65 6534 7727
Location: 282A South Bridge Road, Singapore 058831
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-3pm & 5pm-10pm | Sat-Sun & PH 11am-10pm
10. New Fut Kai
Unlike its name, New Fut Kai is anything but new in Singapore’s vegetarian restaurant scene. The absence of meat in the dishes is instead filled with creative substitutes that will make the diners leave impressed and happy. New Fut Kai Vegetarian serves up only the best Charcoal Hotpots and Chef Signature which are always worth looking forward to.
Experience the uniqueness of this restaurant with the Nasi Lemak where deep-fried seaweed takes on the place of crispy ikan bilis. Customer favourites also include the 5 Happiness Platter, Deep-Fried Cereal Prawns, Nasi Biryani and Kungpao Monkey Head Mushroom.
Contact: +65 6398 0836
Location: 282 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208945
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-3pm & 5pm-10pm
11. The Boneless Kitchen
The Boneless Kitchen is actually a social enterprise that serves exciting Korean cuisine inspired plant-based dishes since 2014. The team finds immense joy in bringing family and friends together over warm conversations and a good shared meal. The unique team dynamic that consists of employees with special needs shows how this inclusive workplace is committed to giving back to the community in every way possible.
Place an order of your favourite Korean classics like Budae Jjigae, Dolsot Bibimbap, Odeng Bokkeum, Kimbap and Jajangmyeon. If you’d like, do start your meal with the Tteokkochi, a stone-grilled skewered Korean rice cake that has been generously slathered with spicy Korean sauce.
Contact: +65 8457 6464
Location: 1 Irving Place, The Commerze@Irving, #01-31, Singapore 369546
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun 12pm-9pm
12. Miao Yi
Miao Yi operates on the vision of making the restaurant feel like home to all vegetarian food lovers. With impeccable service and the effort that the chefs have put into cooking the dishes, it is no wonder Miao Yi is still standing proud and strong despite being one of the earliest vegetarian-friendly restaurants in all of Singapore.
Reputable dishes here comprises of the all-time New Year favourite, Fortune Mock Suckling Pig, Fried Oyster Meat and Sweet and Sour Spare Rib.
Contact: +65 6467 1331
Location: 101 Upper Cross Street, People’s Park Centre, #03-32, Singapore 058357
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-3pm & 6pm-10pm