Plant-based dining is all the rage! Make a reservation at these vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Singapore the next time you want a meat-free meal that hits the spot.
Finding a vegetarian restaurant in Singapore has never been easier! There are so many different cuisines that offer vegetarian or vegan menus. Many of these offer vegetarian buffets and a la carte vegetarian food in a variety of cuisines, ranging from Chinese and Korean to Japanese, Indonesian and even Indian. A fair few of these vegetarian restaurants and vegan cafes practice farm-to-table concepts and opt for sustainable and ethical products too. So whether you’re keeping it all veggie or are open to mock meat and all the meat-free lab-grown meats, you’ll find plant-based meals to please at these vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Singapore. You may even convince some of your hardcore meat-loving friends to make the switch!
Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Singapore
1. Cultivate Cafe: quaint vegetarian restaurant
This plant-based, vegan restaurant in Singapore offers a GMO- and gluten-free menu that’s made from organic ingredients carefully sourced from small and family farms. Cultivate has a warm and welcoming charm with its quaint library setting. Start with freshly pressed organic juice or kombucha, then tuck into Gluten-free Pizzetta with Sundried Tomato Sauce, Cashew Milk Mozzarella with Chilli Oil and Organic Rocket, or organic salads like the Steamed Asparagus, Fine Green Beans & Turkish Figs with Warm Sicilian Olive Dressing with Hazelnuts. Cultivate also features Vegan Burgers, Vegan Sandwiches (from $22) and Superfood Earth Bowls (perfect for a vegetarian wholesome lunch). For dessert, don’t miss their gluten-free treats and dairy-free ice cream!
Cultivate Cafe, Maxwell Reserve Singapore, Autograph Collection, 2 Cook Street, Singapore 078857
2. Sexy Indian: modern plant-based Indian restaurant
Sexy Indian offers honest plant-based, GMO-free, gluten-free wholesome food with a nod to the ancient Indian Ayurvedic ideal of purity. This vegetarian restaurant is all about sexy decor (think low-lit interiors with lots of red furniture and dark walls adorned with bold art). The menu embraces a combination of tradition and modernity, offering beloved tastes from all over India. Each dish is made from scratch using only the best ingredients – in this way you can be indulgent without sacrificing your health! Start with Papadum Tacos ($25) and Jalapeno Pakora Poppers ($25) stuffed with Beyond Meat and fermented “cheese” then move on to the Chef’s Special Sexy Curry ($35) with slow-cooked Pulled Jackfruit served with Quinoa Pilaf, the Sexy Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Avocado and Nuts or the Maharaja BBQ Burger with Baked Fries and Fermented Black Garlic Mayo. Sexy Indian is where to head to for a quick vegetarian lunch or a casual spiced-up plant-based dinner with friends.
Sexy Indian, 39 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207630
3. Casserole: meat alternative restaurant
The first fully dedicated meat alternative restaurant in a Singapore hotel, Casserole dishes out completely meat-free plates from an array of international cuisines such as Indian, Western and Asian. The menu showcases a variety of plant-based alternatives from established global brands such as Impossible Foods, Green Rebel Foods, OnlyEg, Tindle, KARANA and more. Open daily for dinner, top dishes to try include the Banana Leaf Dry Braised Beef Rendang, Middle Eastern Spiced Kebab & Falafel, Casserole Fried Rice and Charcoal Grilled Satay. There’s also a rotating menu of chefs’ specials. You’ve simply got to try the Eggless Chocolate Cake that’s made with a 70 percent dark chocolate ganache and topped with roasted hazelnuts and sea salt caramel sauce. In addition to a dedicated kids’ menu, Casserole also offers organic wines and original cocktails featuring garnishes that are grown in-house.
Casserole, Level 3, Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore, 101 Siloso Road, Singapore 098970, Tel: (+65) 6371 1966
4. Afterglow: vegan restaurant
This vegan restaurant in Singapore offers an entirely plant-based menu. Instead of standard carbs, Afterglow uses nutritious alternatives, and everything is cooked to order. Their Kimchi Avo Rolls are served with almond sushi “rice” and their version of cheesecake is made from cashew cream instead of regular dairy ingredients. There are kid-friendly vegan meals, too, such as lentil flaxseed nuggets, teriyaki meatballs and a delicious serving of cheesy cauliflower bites. Raw vegetarian dishes include the Raw Lasagne (made with zucchini sheets and dehydrated cherry tomatoes, while cooked mains include the hearty tom yum zoodles and a spiced “fvsh” burger made from tofu that will impress.
Afterglow, 24 Keong Saik Road, #01-01, Singapore 089131, Tel: (+65) 6224 8921
5. Analogue: vegetarian food
Analogue doesn’t just do smashing vegetarian food (think jackfruit tacos, mushroom croquettes and plant-based nuggets), they also have a lovely non-alcoholic cocktail selection, made with ingredients such as coconut, ashwagandha, Pu-erh tea and more. Their flavour-filled vegan plates will satisfy even the biggest meat lovers, and there are even indulgent vegan desserts so your meal ends on a sweet note.
Analogue, 30 Victoria Street, #01-31 CHIJMES, Singapore 187996, Tel: (+65) 8518 1882
6. Ananda Bhavan: Indian vegetarian restaurant
Ananda Bhavan is one of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in town, serving traditional Indian vegetarian dishes. There are now multiple branches around Singapore, all dishing out North and South Indian vegetarian meals. Think Biryani set meals with vegetable kurma, raita, and vadai, or masala thosai and chaats.
Ananda Bhavan, multiple locations including Little India & Serangoon
7. The Boneless Kitchen: Korean vegetarian restaurant
It’s not often you see a Korean vegetarian restaurant, but that’s exactly what The Boneless Kitchen offers. You’ll find dishes such as the Soondubu Jjigae that’s filled with smooth tofu and flavourful broth; handmade Kimchi Mandu with more than 15 ingredients and the colourful Kimbap – all of which hit the right spots.
The Boneless Kitchen, 1 Irving Place #01-31, The Commerze@Irving, Singapore 369546, Tel: (+65) 8457 6464
8. Elemen: vegetarian food
This vegetarian restaurant is a welcome addition to the vegetarian scene in Singapore. The focus at Elemen is on modern interpretations of meatless dishes, but you won’t find any mock meat on the menu. The outlets have differing menus, but you’ll find delicious fried rice and noodle dishes, vegetarian tempura rolls and even vegetarian desserts.
Elemen, multiple locations including Paya Lebar and Woodlands Height, Singapore
9. The Goodburger: plant-based burgers
Want a burger so bad but you’re going vegetarian? Enter The Goodburger! This food truck (yes an actual food truck in Singapore!) serves delicious plant-based Impossible burgers (that taste like beef) and Tindle burgers (that taste like chicken). Pull up a metal chair in the spot resembling a car park right outside FairPrice supermarket and order fries, burgers galore, onion rings and fried mozzarella sticks. Or grab your veggie burgers to go!
The Goodburger, 587 Bukit Timah Road, Coronation Shopping Plaza, Singapore 269707,
10. Herbivore: Japanese vegetarian restaurant
Friendly staff that remembers your dietary specifications and a mouthwatering menu that has something for every palate are just some of the things patrons say when asked to describe this Japanese vegetarian restaurant – said to be the first one in Singapore. While a tad pricey, the vegetarian food here is generous and the ambience is relaxing.
Herbivore, 190 Middle Road, Fortune Centre, #01-13/14, Singapore 188979, Tel: (+65) 6333 1612
11. Joie Restaurant: fine dining vegetarian
Joie (say ‘joy’) offers vegetarian set lunches and dinners – there’s a six and seven-course degustation menu showcasing their Japanese-European dishes. Think risotto with black truffle, cepes and edamame, and a grilled Monkey Head Mushroom Steak, which is served on a hot lava stone.
Joie Restaurant, 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #12-01, Singapore, 238896, Tel: (+65) 9663 0901
12. Genesis Vegan Restaurant
A pocket-friendly vegan restaurant at Havelock II, the team at Genesis is particular about the ingredients used in each of its flavourful vegan dishes. You won’t find any MSG here, and the levels of sugar, salt and oil used to prepare the menu are controlled. Look out for pasta, noodles and rice dishes alongside freshly baked wholemeal bread, savoury starters and a selection of desserts.
Genesis Vegan Restaurant, 2 Havelock Road, Havelock II, #B1-01, Singapore 059763, Tel: +(65) 6438 7118
13. Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant: Indian vegetarian food
Expect North, South Indian and Asian food at this Indian vegetarian restaurant. In addition to vegetarian versions of Indian favourites such as biryani, chilli chicken and thosai, you’ll also find local must-haves such as nasi lemak and claypot chicken curry (made with vegan chicken). Gokul offers catering services too, and customers often rave about their vegetarian buffets and a la carte serves.
Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant, 19 Upper Dickson Road, Singapore 207478, Tel: (+65) 6396 7769
14. Kailash Parbat: vegetarian North Indian
A popular chain in India with multiple Singapore outposts, Kailash Parbat offers vegetarian North Indian cuisine (like Vegetable Tandoor, Vegetable Biryani and Pau Bhaji) but is best known for its chaat. There’s a whole menu dedicated to chaat – these Indian savoury street snacks that are often crispy on the outside and filled with various veggie fillings, herbs, sauces and spices.
Kailash Parbat Restaurant, multiple locations including Little India and Changi Airport, Singapore
15. Green Dot: vegetarian and vegan restaurant
Look out for filling mushroom soup bowls, vegan burgers, local picks such as vegetarian rendang and congee and even a low-calorie menu at Green Dot if you’re watching your diet. This popular vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Singapore also takes a no-waste stance when it comes to takeaways, offering 20 cents off on each individual bento, noodles or set order you purchase. Not sure how many containers to bring? There’s a handy guide on the Green Dot website! Vegetarian food deliveries are also an option when you order online.
Green Dot, multiple locations in Singapore including Raffles Place and Rivervale Crescent
16. The Kind Bowl: vegetarian Vietnamese
Sustainable ingredients shape the modern and ethical menu at this Vietnamese vegetarian restaurant in Singapore. Favourites include The Kind Pho, which blends silky rice noodles with an umami broth, “no chicken” seitan and grilled oyster mushrooms with sprouts, fresh herbs and lime; and the No Crab Noodles, which contains silky tofu, mushrooms and wholegrain vermicelli in a tangy broth. Advise the staff if you don’t consume onions and garlic when ordering.
The Kind Bowl, multiple locations in Singapore including Northpoint Mall and Killiney Road
17. Komala Vilas: vegetarian Indian food
The Indian vegetarian dishes on offer here are basic but delicious. There’s a mix of both South and North Indian vegetarian food at Komala Vilas, that’s served on metal trays. Popular picks include the vegetable biryani set, which comprises vegetable curry, chapati, papadum, saffron rice, daal and raita.
Komala Vilas, 76 – 78 Serangoon Road, Singapore 217981
18. LingZhi Vegetarian: Chinese vegetarian restaurant
LingZhi Vegetarian is owned by the TungLok Group so you know the Chinese food cred is high. Chinese Vegetarian cuisine is on the menu but rather than resorting to mock meats, dishes are made with organic ingredients and plenty of fresh vegetables.
LingZhi Vegetarian, 541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers #05-01, Singapore 238881, Tel: (+65) 6734 3788
19. The Living Cafe: restaurant with vegetarian options
The Living Café in Bukit Timah is popular with those serious about eating clean. Their menus offer something for those eating vegan, gluten-free and even raw diets (but they do serve meat, too so you can dine in a group with various requests). This flexitarian cum vegetarian restaurant in Singapore uses lots of healthy nuts, seeds and grains as well as fresh vegetables (including herbs harvested from their Aerospring Indoor system) to offer a wholesome and nutritious meal. Look out for their rainbow nori rolls, raw zucchini lasagna, the tempeh Buddha bowl and RAW desserts.
The Living Cafe, 779 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269758, Tel: (+65) 9735 9404
20. Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant: Asian & Chinese vegetarian
Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant is the place to head for a huge offering of vegetarian dishes with its Chinese vegetarian buffet featuring Japanese vegetarian sushi, Chinese, Malay, Peranakan and other local favourites. This vegetarian restaurant is from Taiwan, so expect best-selling Taiwanese dim sum as well as Local classics reinterpreted meat free here. We hear this spot is a great place to book your vegetarian yu sheng meal, too. Look out for vegetarian chicken rice, vegetarian dim sum and dumplings, nasi lemak and mee siam plus stir-fried laksa – all in a vegetarian version using ‘prawns’, mushrooms, tau pok and beansprouts.
Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant, 103 Irrawaddy Road, #02-07, Royal Square @ Novena, Singapore 329566, Tel: (+65) 6254 0090
21. Love Handle: vegan butcher & restaurant
This vegan butcher cum restaurant pulls out all the delicious stops with a plant-based menu that impresses. Tuck into hearty servings of Mee Sua, crunch away on crispy fries, waffles and MyNuggets, let the kids tuck into meatballs or indulge in vegan burgers like the Pulled Rendang Burger or Menchi Katsu Burger. The true show-stealer here is the Impossibro Wellington, which has spiced Impossible meat and a gorgeous mushroom duxelle wrapped in a crisp puff pastry, served with a side of mash potatoes and wild mushroom jus. Love Handle’s new joint in Ann Siang Hill also has a plant-based butcher counter that gives you an authentic cut, weigh and package experience just like you’d get at any other butcher. Key highlights include Green Rebel Beef Steak, Beyond sausage and HAPPIEE! Calamari.
Love Handle, 8 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069788, Tel: (+65) 8886 7112
21. nomVnom Bistro: plant-based burgers
You’ll love the plant-based burgers at this vegan and vegetarian restaurant, which has three outlets around the island – each nomVnom outlet has a different menu. Handmade buns are paired with vegan burger patties made from mushroom, marinated tempeh, konjac, OmniMeat and more. There are several types of fries you can have with your burger, or you can order a bunless vegan burger instead. Alternatively, opt for a meat-free pizza or pasta dish or a hearty udon bowl, too.
nomVnom, multiple locations including Woodlands Square and Eu Tong Sen Street
22. Original Sin: Mediterranean vegetarian food
This Mediterranean vegetarian restaurant in Singapore is a hit with the ladies that lunch. Original Sin has been around for ages and is still going strong thanks to its varied menu. The a la carte vegetarian menu boasts lots of fresh salads like the roasted vegetable quinoa salad, Indian style tandoor veg skewers or Bosco Misto – spinach, feta and tofu patties. You can also opt for online delivery if you’re too tired to dine in.
Original Sin, Block 43, Jln Merah Saga, #01-62, Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278115
23. Podi & Poriyal: Indian vegetarian restaurant
Expect delicious Indian vegetarian food at Podi & Poriyal, with a menu that includes classic vegetarian dishes such as medhu vadai, podi idli, ghee rice and more. Pair your meals with Indian-inspired cocktails like the curry leaf-infused Jack and Gin or the Nannari Hot Toddy, which comprises sarsaparilla root-infused whisky, jaggery and aromatic bitters.
Podi & Poriyal, 486 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218151, Tel: (+65) 9711 2400
24. Real Food: vegetarian & vegan cafe
Real Food is a vegetarian cafe set up by the organic grocery shop Real Food Grocer. Real Food serves vegetarian food with a conscience: no processed ingredients, artificial preservatives or trans-fat. Their burger menu sees Portobello mushroom, beet millet and veggie patties plus lentil quinoa croquettes instead of meat. There are all-day vegan and vegetarian brunch dishes, ranging from gluten-free sweet pumpkin pancakes to organic potato wedges, plus vegan cakes, coconut buns, cinnamon rolls, kombucha iced tea, smoothies and other healthy drinks. Head to their Yishun location for a lovely all-day breakfast by the Yishun Pond (with their bakery Slow Bakes, right next door!).
Real Food, multiple locations in Singapore including Yishun Central and Orchard Road
25. Sufood: vegetarian food in the CBD
Opt for a la carte dining at this vegetarian restaurant in Singapore, or go for one of its four-, six- or eight-course set menus instead. Highlights here include its Burdock-Maca Stew, 5-Grain Rice with Black Truffle and Mushroom, Star Pizza with shredded seaweed, cheese and a rich sauce and the Lion’s Mane Mushroom with Baked Potato.
Sufood, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, #02-19, Singapore 179103, Tel: (+65) 6333 5338
26. SunnyChoice Cafe: Asian vegetarian food
SunnyChoice is a family business run by five sisters, selling organic products with a cafe on the side. Healthy Asian vegetarian dishes are on the menu so this is your spot to try one of our favourite healthy hawker dishes – Thunder Tea Rice with its side of antioxidant-rich matcha soup. There’s mock ikan bilis and lots of vegetables served with brown rice. Other dishes include Assam “Fish” Brown Rice, Curry Rice and Bibimbap – a traditional Korean rice dish with shredded vegetables.
SunnyChoice Café, multiple locations including Upper Bukit Timah and Bukit Merah Lane
27. VeganBurg: vegan burgers
VeganBurg was one of the first 100% plant-based, fast-food burger joints in Singapore. All of their vegan burger patties are made mainly of soy and mushroom and are GMO-free. The Avocado-Beetroot Burger is their bestseller and for dessert, you can indulge in soft-serve ice cream, brownies and more.
VeganBurg, 44 Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419502, Tel; (+65) 6844 6868
28. Warung Ijo: Indonesian vegetarian food
Expect plenty of Indonesian vegetarian food at Warung Ijo, with highlights like Sambal Udang (“prawn” sambal) and kwetiau goreng (fried noodles) alongside a range of veggie-friendly snacks you can take home. The vegetarian food here is also alliums-free and vegan-friendly.
Warung Ijo, 337 Beach Road, Singapore 199565, Tel: (+65) 8857 8600
29. Whole Earth: Michelin Bib Gourmand vegetarian
This Michelin Bib Gourmand vegetarian restaurant serves a mix of vegetarian Thai and Peranakan dishes. There’s some mock meat on Whole Earth’s menu such as sweet and sour ‘pork’ but other dishes use mushroom or tofu instead of meat. Try the Penang Rendang, which substitutes beef with shiitake mushrooms, and Nonya curry with minced mushroom meatballs and potatoes.
Whole Earth, 76 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079331, Tel: (+65) 6221 6583
30. Annalakshmi: Indian vegetarian buffet
Annalakshmi is a unique Indian vegetarian buffet offering all you can eat, for whatever you wish to pay. How novel a concept is that? The vegetarian buffet at lunch might have biryani, poori, appam, vegetable curry and other North and South Indian homestyle cooked dishes. Annalakshmi also offers special menus for occasions such as Deepavali, Pongal, Valentine’s Day and more.
Annalakshmi, 20 Havelock Road, #01-04, Central Square, Singapore 059765
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