In 2013 we published The Gluten Free Guide to Singapore, and it was brief. From those humble and somewhat limited beginnings the gluten free scene in Singapore has since exploded!
Having a son with a life threatening nut allergy I know how hard it can be to cater to a family that has food related allergies or intolerances. It is fantastic that mamas out there having to manage coeliacs and gluten intolerant children now have so much variety, so much choice! So where do you go for the best in gluten free dining experiences, groceries and information? Read on, Mamas…
Both new and well established restaurants in Singapore are now offering a variety of gluten-free choices on their menus, from fabulous bakeries-cum-cafes like Baker and Cook to restaurants like Jamie’s Italian and The Cherry Garden at the Mandarin Oriental.
Be sure to double check with the individual restaurant regarding their gluten-free preparation policies to ensure prevention of cross-contamination, and if you don’t see a gluten-free option, ask away! Many places in Singapore will be happy to accommodate if they can.
Our top three include:
Jonathan’s is Singapore’s first purely gluten free bakery and café, started from passionate and heartfelt personal beginnings. The café has a warm and friendly atmosphere and the owners are incredibly kind and helpful. It boasts a beautiful array of delectable baked goods along with sweet and savoury dishes. Given the purveyor’s heightened awareness of allergies you can feel 100% comfortable to order at free will!
17 Dalhousie Lane, Singapore 209685
Tel:(+65) 6291 3396
Crust Pizza Bar
What kiddie do you know who doesn’t love a gooey, cheesy slice of pizza? Crust Pizza Bar, a well loved Australian Pizza franchise, offers gluten free pizza bases and toppings on request to satisfy the pizza cravings of the mini people. With four outlets across the island and home delivery service, getting your fix has never been easier.
For the full list of restaurant locations click here.
The Soup Spoon
Lunching on the run? Drop into any Soup Spoon for a delicious array of gluten free soup and stew options as well as salads that are gluten, dairy and egg free. All items are clearly marked, making it easy to see what is suitable for those with special dietary requirements. With 21 outlets across the island, chances are you can always find one when required!
For the full list of restaurant locations, click here.
Stocking the Pantry
Shopping has never been easier with a wide variety of stores to choose from as well as convenient on-line ordering and home delivery options. Ubiquitous supermarket Cold Storage even has a dedicated gluten free section as part of their Wellness4Life movement, which also emphasises organic and baby products and items for the allergy aware.
Our top three GF shops:
Located on the East Coast, this fabulous café-cum-retail shop and butchery boasts a vast array of gluten-free products from pasta to condiments. With a full butchery stocking hormone- and antibiotic-free meat products they also produce all of their own sausages made from fresh meats (secondary cuts, not trim) and include gluten-free varieties. Can’t make it to the East Coast? No problem! Order online and they will deliver to your door.
421 East Coast Road Singapore 429008
Tel: (+65) 6440 4409
Thirsty Craft Beer Shop
Feel like a coldie? Thirsty Craft Beer is an online retailer of craft beer and cider that delivers to your door – fantastic! You won’t find anything generic or mass-market here, but you will find lots of unique variety including gluten-free options. Can’t find what you are looking for exactly? Give the team a buzz, as these craft beer enthusiasts are always happen to chat about all things beverage related!
211 Holland Avenue #02-16, Holland Road Shopping Centre, Singapore 278967
Tel: (+65) 9354 1952
177 River Valley Road #02-34, Liang Court Shopping Centre,Singapore 179030
Tel:(+65) 8307 1995
3 Seng Poh Road #01-01, Tiong Bahru Bar (TBB), Singapore 168891
Tel: (+65) 6532 0116
Brown Rice Paradise
Conveniently located in Tanglin Mall, Brown Rice Paradise is a supermarket that boasts a vast array of healthy, natural and organic products. They have a large gluten free range including cereals, biscuits, breads and sauces. NB: There used to also be an East Coast oulet in Siglap, but that has unfortunately closed.
Brown Rice Paradise
#02-35 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore
Tel: (+65) 6738 1121
Need More Information?
The gluten-free scene seems to be evolving at a rapid pace. Where can you source the most up-to-date information? Join the Gluten Free Singapore Facebook Page. Here you can source the most current information, interact and ask questions with others in the gluten-free know, and find a wealth of support from other individuals experiencing similar challenges.
Know something we don’t?
If you have any other information or tips on how to navigate all that is gluten-free in Singapore we would love to hear from you! Drop us an email or post a comment below, mama!