Meat Is Overrated. Check Out These 6 Vegetarian Restaurants In Singapore
Going green for the environment comes with a slew of compelling benefits, as does going green for your body. While plant-based food is often categorised as “rabbit food”, the rising demand for these dishes have driven restaurants to push out stunning vegan and vegetarian nosh that could whet the appetite of any dedicated omnivore.
Whether you’re ready to dive into the veggie world or just dipping your toes into the water, here are 6 restaurants that celebrate the beauty of plant-based fare. Drag your meat-loving companions to these places and watch them get their minds blown - or perhaps, yours?
1. Original Sin
Source: Original Sin
Consider it one of your biggest sins if you have not paid Original Sin a visit. Located at mini party hood Holland Village, this 20-year-old vegetarian Mediterranean Middle-Eastern restaurant is bound to satisfy your gastronomic cravings with its inimitable dishes. Each creation on the menu reveals artistry and embodies the dedication and skill of the chefs.
Take your taste buds for a ride around the Mezze Platter - a selection of Middle-Eastern dips served with Falafel balls, Tzatziki and Pita Bread. Jump into signature mains such as the Bosco Misto, a cheese lover’s dream come true.
Address: 43 Jalan Merah Saga Holland Village #01-62, Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278115
Monday-Sunday: 11.30am-2.30pm and 6pm-10.30pm
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Armed with a mission to pamper foodies with healthy and natural dishes, Elemen now has three and two more upcoming outlets under its belt - a humble sign of its success. Inspired by both Eastern and Western culinary expertise, the restaurant builds its brand on innovative dishes that are fundamentally Asian, yet iconically Western. Expect to dine among both vegetarians and non-vegetarians having celebratory feasts within the tastefully decorated space, as you’d find yourself in a novel fine-dining experience which costs just a little less.
From pizzas and risottos to sushi rolls and noodles, be spoilt by the plethora of tempting options on the menu, but do not miss out on the Mushroom Risotto with Black Truffle! Having trouble deciding? Go for the 5-course or 8-course sets, which entitles you to a colourful lineup of their tasty dishes that you can also share with your dining companions.
- 1 Maritime Square #02-85, Harbourfront Centre, Singapore 099253
- 9 Raffles Boulevard #01-75A/76, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
- 301 Upper Thomson Road #01-113, Thomson Plaza, Singapore 574408
Monday-Sunday: 11.30am-4pm and 5.30pm-10pm
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Source: Lingzhi Vegetarian
Offering familiar Chinese-style delights in creative yet skilful ways, TungLok-owned LingZhi Vegetarian currently has two outlets across the island and is a popular choice for families. Each dish brings to the table wholesome goodness, brought to life by chefs who have sharpened their culinary skills over years of hard work.
While a la carte options are always available, the restaurant also offers a variety of set menus with exquisite dishes - perfect for family gatherings and celebratory dinners. Hungry diners can also opt for the Lunch Buffet (only available at Velocity) and enjoy free-flow specialities like Vegetarian Satay, Crispy Rice Cake with Singapore-style Chilli Sauce, and Fried Golden Mushroom with Truffle Sauce.
- 541 Orchard Road #05-01, Liat Towers, Singapore 238881
- 238 Thomson Road #03-09/10, Velocity@Novena Square, Singapore 307638
- Monday-Sunday: 11am-3pm and 6pm-10pm
- Monday-Friday: 11am-3pm and 6pm-10pm
- Saturday-Sunday & PH: 11am-5pm and 6pm-10pm
4. Green On Earth
Source: Green On Earth
Talk about a hidden gem. Green on Earth is tucked gingerly away from the human race on top of a hill opposite Phoenix LRT station, wrapped in colours of green, green and more green. While passers-by may miss its existence on the outside, the interior of the restaurant is modern and clean, waiting to be occupied by hearty eaters.
Be prepared to roll with the punches of ma and la with the Mala Xiang Guo here. Rumour has it that a bowl of mala here will steal your heart (and all feeling in your tongue), despite leaving out garlic and onion in the equation. While Mala is undoubtedly the earmark of the restaurant, leave some stomach space for other ambrosial dishes such as the Fried Mushrooms and Cereal Cauliflower!
Address: 2 Phoenix Road, Singapore 668156
Green On Earth is definitely worth a visit even if you’re a dedicated meat-lover!
Source: Cafe Salivation
Amongst the rows of shophouses near Farrer Park MRT station, you’ll find Cafe Salivation sitting quaintly in between its counterparts. Drawing inspiration from the West with a touch of influence from Indian cuisine, the cafe aims to deliver an array of dishes - from pizzas, burgers, and enchiladas to eggless desserts, pastries, and mocktails. What’s more - most of the dishes here can be prepared without onion and garlic!
For breakfast, sit down with a plate of Eggless Mini Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Strawberries and if you decide to stay for lunch, we’ve heard that the Mexican Lasagne is a consistent fan favourite!
Address: 176 Race Course Road, Singapore 218607
Closed on Tuesday
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Afterglow pays homage to farm-to-table freshness, bringing to you organic raw produce that are translated into glorious, novel dishes. Birthed in the uber chic Keong Saik Road right beside Potato Head Folk, the ambience here definitely lives up to its counterparts. The menu deviates from the usual organic food scene, as Afterglow is here not here to serve run-of-the-mill healthy nosh - they are here to bring sexy back to vegetables. Besides adapting itself to the healthy lifestyles of city-dwellers, the cafe also ticks off all the boxes for brunch addicts, weight-watchers, and anyone in between.
Start your healthy journey with the Raw Crispy Lasagna - a layered structure of fresh zucchini sheets stuffed with cashew nut cream cheese, herb pesto, and crispy dehydrated cherry tomatoes. Other usual favourites include the Avocado Kimchi Rolls, The Cuban Burger, and for dessert, the Chocolate Salted “Caramel” Fudge.
Address: 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131
Closed on Sunday
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