Have you ever thought about adding the beautiful island to your list of vegan-friendly places to visit? It’s about time!
Singapore has a lot of dining options for vegans and vegetarians, locals and visitors. I found that out while I was doing my research for the trip. And it’s not concentrated in one area so anywhere I’d go; there was always an option. There are a lot of plant-based restaurants in Singapore and these are the ones that I was lucky enough to try.
Veggie Cottage (Little India)
Veggie Cottage is one of my favorites. It’s a hidden gem in Little India and their goal is to make affordable vegan food available to anyone who wants it. They serve Western and Singaporean cuisine and they make their own dressings, dips, sauces, and soups.
They’re so affordable, I actually ordered around two or three dishes. And they had so many choices, I didn’t know which ones to get. I wasn’t disappointed with my choices though. They were filling, flavorful and delicious. I had the unbelievably sweet and creamy pumpkin soup and the comforting Claypot Tofu Rice. Thank goodness they didn’t scrimp on the vegetables and packed it with too much tofu. I also had their samosa, which was full of curry flavor and potato. Some other places use a lot of flour to replace potato but this wasn’t the case with Veggie Cottage. And at S$1 per samosa, it’s a steal.
It’s a must-visit when you’re a vegan in Singapore. And they’ve got daily specials that you’ll want to go back again and again.
Location: 13 Dalhousie Lane, Singapore . Facebook Page
VeganBurg (Eunos, Raffles Place, Marina Square, Grandstand)
VeganBurg’s mission is to “inspire and excite the world in introducing vegan diet into their lifestyle, as a form of sustainable diet and means of restoration for our global environment”. VeganBurg is a vegan fastfood place that serves healthy and ethically prepared food. Their specialty is the vegan burger made with mushrooms and naturally grown non-GMO soya beans. They’ve got a variety of burgers with a variety of sauces, including Cracked Pepper Mayo, Hawaiian Teriyaki, Chargrilled Satay, Smoky BBQ (my personal favorite), and Creamy Shrooms. And they’ve got a lot of creative sides available to go with your burger. They’ve got soup, salad, seaweed fries, spinach pops, broccoli and organic vegan ice cream. It’s a little messy, eating all that burger though, so get lots of napkin.
Loving Hut (Marina Square)
Loving Hut is an international chain of vegan restaurants with one message, “Be Vegan, Make Peace”. There are over 200 outlets all over the world, including Singapore, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Germany, France, United States and United Kingdom, among others. They have loads of Asian and Western vegan dishes cooked with healthy, organic, non-GMO and local ingredients.
There’s always something different to try each time you visit. And, since each restaurant has a different franchise owner, different restaurants can have different dishes. So it’s always a different experience at every outlet. Their dishes are simple, uncomplicated but packed with flavor. Going to Loving Hut is always a comforting and welcoming visit.
Location: International Plaza, Suntec City Mall . Facebook Page
Gokul Vegetarian (Little India, Bugis)
Gokul serves Indian and Western vegan and vegetarian food with a desire to make plant-based dishes creative and delicious. If you’re sensitive to spicy dishes though, be sure to ask since a lot of their dishes are pretty spicy. It’s an acquired taste, Indian food. But, for anyone who loves it, this is going to be a great visit. I highly recommend the Biryani and the Kurma. Be sure to avoid the peak hours because it gets full fast.
Location: 19 Upper Dickson Road; 190 Middle Road, Fortune Centre . Facebook Page
Credit goes to Hungry Ang Mo, my go-to source with his reviews of vegan/vegetarian establishments in Singapore. Being vegan in Singapore is not a problem. There’s always an option everywhere and if you don’t have time to go around, go to Fortune Centre on Middle Road. Fortune Centre is a goldmine of plant-based restaurants.
What’s your highly recommended vegan restaurant in Singapore?