Life for the vegetarian traveler can be challenging. Fortunately, Singapore is the 2nd most vegan-friendly city in the world, and home to few of the best vegetarian eating out options that not only feed you but will also add an extra dimension to your travel experience. We find the best vegetarian restaurants in Singapore near the major attractions so that you will have easy access to exciting vegetarian options as you travel around town. Here’s our list of vegetarian restaurant Singapore for the vegetarian traveler
1. Marina Bay & Singapore River
While you are out posing with the iconic Merlion or visiting the famous Esplanade & Gardens By the Bay, be assured that you are well taken care of when it comes to vegetarian options near the bays.
Pollen – Gardens By the Bay
Where: Inside Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Must Try: Roasted artichoke and salt-baked celeriac with truffle
If budget is not too big a concern, Pollen will be a good place to have vegetarian food when you visit the Gardens. The starter menu is remarkable with oven-roasted baby beetroots or the asparagus and grilled heirloom tomato salad catching the eye of veggie lovers. For the main course, you must try the fregola pasta with parsley and Mimolette cheese or the roasted artichoke and salt-baked celeriac with truffle. That is not all! The dessert bar at this restaurant is no less and will make your tongues salivate with a range of sweet treats.
DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe – Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Where: Inside The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Must Try: Green Lantern Sector Pizza, The Flash Mushroom Spaghetti, Planet OA’s Green Spinach Burger
Budget: $$$ (see menu)
Are you a vegetarian, a foodie, and a fan of comic books? If you said yes to all of those things, then DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe is the place for you. Filled with many super hero themed edibles, you can choose from a range of some of your favorite super hero themed vegetarian dishes ranging from the Green Lantern Sector Pizza to the Batman themed ratatouille, aptly named the Bat-atouille.
Elemen 元素 – Millenia Walk (near Marina Bay)
Where: 9 Raffles Blvd, #01-75A/76 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
Must Try: Sizzling Quinoa Brown Rice, Wild Mushroom and White Truffle Pizza, Asian Curry with Dough-Balls
Budget: $15 – $30 (see menu)
Elemen brings the fun back to vegetarian dishes. Just check out their menu and their dishes like Mushroom Risotto with Black Truffle. Food reviews are positive about their food offering and rave them for their innovative dishes. Even as a seasoned vegetarian foodie, you will be very pleasantly surprised.
Annalakshmi – Clarke Quay
Where: Village Residence Clarke Quay #01-04, 20 Havelock Road 059765
Must Try: Medhu Vadai, Plain Dosai, Masala Uthappam, Butter Naan, Aloo Jeera
This is a place where vegetarian dining is a cultural experience. Named after the Hindu Goddess of Abundance, Annalakshmi follows the principle of Athiti Devo Bhava, where the guest is God. Annalakshmi provides a pay as you feel model, trusting that the customer would pay what they believe is fair to the food and service they were provided. Don’t let that fool you, because the vegetarian buffet is not lacking in variety or taste. Don’t forget to make reservations during the weekends as it can get very crowded!
2. Orchard Road
Orchard Road is well known for its shopping and entertainment options. Similar to London’s Oxford Street, the bustling boulevard is flanked with shopping boutiques from around the world, beauty salons, restaurants and cafes.
LingZhi Vegetarian Restaurant
For lovers of Chinese cuisine, this is one of the best options for vegetarian food Singapore. Located at Orchard Road, the hub of shopping in Singapore, the restaurant has revolutionized vegetarian food in Singapore. You can opt for the set menus that mix a whole set of goodness for all veggie lovers such as chilled okra serves with sesame and pomelo dip and deep-fried seaweed yam roll, double-boiled wild fungus in coconut, and home-made turmeric noodles. Considered the best vegetarian restaurant in Singapore by many, the mock meat served here is a must try for even meat lovers.
Din Tai Fung
Where: Wisma Atria – Level 4
Must Try: Fried Rice, Steamed Vegetable Dumplings
For simple yet delicious vegetarian fare in between your shopping at the Orchard Road malls, head for one of the popular outlets of the Taiwanese chain – Din Tai Fung. Ask any local veggie lover and they will swear by the consistently cooked rice served with chives and soy.
Other vegetarian options in Orchard Road:
Curry Culture Indian Dining: $$. Cuppage Road. Indian Dining with vegan and vegetarian options
One of Singapore’s most popular attractions, the Sentosa resort faces the beautiful Singaporean harbor. With attractions ranging from the beaches to theme parks and the hotels, there is no shortage of activities to do in Sentosa. When you’ve run out of energy, don’t forget to visit some of these restaurants available to vegetarian foodies.
The Garden – Sentosa
Where: 2 Bukit Manis Road, The Singapore Resort and Spa
Must Try: Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger, Vegetable Crepes, Constructing your own Salad
Budget: $$$ (see menu)
Whether enjoying the view of the garden from inside the restaurant or sitting outside near the pool, you will still enjoy the vegetarian menu crafted with your health and nutrition in mind. With the open kitchen, you can watch the chefs cook your Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger or watch as they create your customized salad with fresh and organic ingredients. When you are staying in Sentosa, The Garden is a wise place to dine.
My Awesome Cafe – Telok Ayer
Where: 202 Telok Ayer Street
Must Try: My Awesome Sandwich, My Awesome Vegetarian Salad, Vegetarian Cold Platter
A heritage shophouse turned into hipster cafe at Telok Ayer Street, the cafe is popular with the locals too. Here you will find a myriad of very innovative and very Instagram-able vegetarian food such as the My Awesome Sandwich, or the My Awesome Vegetarian Salad . When you are along our Telok Ayer walking trail, you must not miss this cafe.
Miao Yi Vegetarian Restaurant – Chinatown
Where: 101 Upper Cross Street, People’s Park Centre
Must Try:Vegetarian Egg Dumpling with Spinach, Mock Curry Chicken Lumps, Clay Pot Chicken Lumps
If you are craving for a Chinese food experience but without the meat, then head over to Miao Yi Vegetarian Restaurant. Miao Yi serves all the classical Chinese favorites while substituting the meat with equally delicious mock meat. Try out dishes such as the Vegetarian Egg Dumpling with Spinach and the Mock Curry Chicken Lumps. You get the best of both worlds, experiencing classical Chinese cuisine in the form of delicious, fully vegetarian dishes.
5. Little India
Singapore is a cultural amalgam and if you want to witness it then there is no place better than Little India. A bustling area, Little India captures the best of Indian culture. You can indulge in budget shopping while experiencing the vibrant Indian culture around you. Do not forget to taste the food options from the best vegetarian restaurants Singapore.
Where: 19 Upper Dickson Road, Singapore 207478
Must Try: Claypot Malabar Biryani, Malai Kofta, Paneer Jalfrezi
Budget: S$20 (see menu)
If you are craving for nice Indian curries, head to Gokul serving the best of Asian fusion delicacies with the spotlight on Indian cuisines. You will be spoilt for choices, as this vegetarian restaurant in Singapore has over 500 items in its menu including the mock meat dishes that is sure to win the heart of even a die-hard meat lover.
Genesis Vegan Restaurant
Where: 115 Owen Road
Must Try: Therapeutic Rice Set
Budget: Under $$10
Very close to the popular Little India, there is a popular vegetarian and vegan dining option. Serving mock meat specialties, the restaurant serves popular vegetarian and vegan food options along with healthy juice options available here.
Bugis is a great place for tourist – you can visit the famous Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, and do some budget shopping at the Bugis Village. But, lesser known to most, it is also a great haunt for vegetarian and vegan food.
Fortune Centre (near Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple)
Where: Fortune Centre, 190 Middle Rd, Singapore 188979
Budget: Easily less than S$10
Fortune Centre has not 1 but 11 vegetarian eateries in it! With options like vegan bun, veg pot, minced bean ramen all under $10, this place is a food paradise for vegetarian foodies. Check this comprehensive list for a guide.
Teng Bespoke & Pepper Jade @ Sunshine Plaza (Bugis)
Where: Pepper Jade – #01-20, Teng Bespoke – #01-50, Sunshine Plaza, 91 Bencoolen Street
Heard of vegetarian Salmon Sashimi…..
Alternatively, you can also visit Pepper Jade in the same building – a vegetarian Thai restaurant by Teng. The restaurant also provides several vegan options – the kitchen does not use eggs, garlic, onions or shallots.
7. Holland Village
Where: Chip Bee Gardens
Must Try: Mezze Platter
Budget: Under $$28
Though you might be away from the attractions in Singapore, a visit to this only Mediterranean vegetarian restaurant is a must try. Considered one of the best vegetarian restaurants Singapore, you must try the mezee platter hummus dips with pumpkin and carrot.
Where: Joo Chiat Road
Must Try: Papa’s Portobello Burger, Teochew mee pok
Budget: Under $$15
If you are thinking vegan, then head to this lovely Singaporean outlet known to offer vegan renditions of few local delicacies including laksa. Their rice plates including the Banana Leaf Nasi Campur and the smoky Kampung Fried Rice is very popular among the locals as it comes with a healthy serving of vegan satay. In case you are craving for Western vegetarian option then also the extensive menu featuring pastas and burgers of Loving Hut will not disappoint.
8. Kampong Glam
Where: 14 Bussorah Street
Must Try: Vegetarian Moussaka’a, Mezza Platter
Serving authentic Lebanese food, Babylos Grill is home to one of the best vegetarian Moussaka’a in Singapore. If you’re looking for a varied assortment of vegetarian dishes, the Mezza Platter serves a combination of hummus, babaganoush, labneh, moussaka’a and Arabic salad that’s sure to sate your appetite.
Where: 67 Bussorah Street
Must Try: Masala Fries, Paneer Shashlik, Lasooni Saag
Using its two 500ºF charcoal tandoors, Flying Monkey serves both small and big plates of various vegetarian dishes. Order a small plate when you’re in the mood to try out a variety of different vegetarian dishes, or go for a big plate for a more filling vegetarian dish that comes with rice or bread.
Where: 44 Kandahar Street
Must Try: Green Curry with Tofu, Olive Fried Rice
This two-floored restaurant that’s decorated to feel like a home is where you can get some Indonesian-Thai style food. While dining on some stir fry Kang Kong, Gado Gado, or Olive Fried Rice, you can also appreciate the historical decor that’s been placed by the owner who is also a former antique dealer.
9. Singapore River
Where: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #B1-44
Must Try: Truffled Mushroom Pasta, Spinach Linguine, Temptation Satay
nomVnom is a fast food restaurant that’s made for vegans and vegetarians. Try out an assortment of vegetarian burgers that will easily fill you up, these burgers are healthier than what you would get from a usual fast food place because their buns and patties are toasted and steamed instead of grilled with oil. There are also many choices of hand made drinks.
Where: 20 Upper Circular Road
Must Try: Daily Buffet
Website: http://www.rwt.com.sg /
Located right next to the Singapore River, the Riverwalk Tandoor serves a daily buffet that includes vegetarian options. The daily buffet menu changes daily so you’re always in for a surprise. Enjoy the view of the Singapore River while dining on some favorite Indian dishes.
Where: 20 Upper Circular Road
Must Try: Genovese Pizza, Tartufo Pizza, Trofie alla Genovese
Providing authentic and modern Italian cuisine, Riccioti is restaurant by the river that should not be missed. With more than a few vegetarian friendly options, such as the Genovese, Margherita or Tartufo pizza, to the Trofie pasta or the Bufala Tortelloni, vegetarian travelers will be sure to experience authentic and delicious Italian cuisines.
10. Other vegetarian restaurants around Singapore worth a detour
Michelin star Vegetarian meals @ JAAN – City Hall
Where: City Hall @ 2 Stamford Rd Equinox Complex
Must Try: Farmer’s Harvest (Spring vegetables) and Soft Organic Hen’s Egg (Artichoke and Buckwheat).
For an exclusive and fine dining experience in Singapore, JAAN is a Michelin star vegetarian restaurant that is hard to miss. Ranked amongst the best Asian restaurants in the world, the restaurant serves remarkable five and seven-course menu innovating the best vegetarian options. The innovative European menus can be paired with JAAN’s 500+ wine labels.
Meat-free versions of traditional Singapore dishes made for vegetarians
Where: VegCafe Circular Road
Must Try: Vegan char kway teow, laksa, and tofu goreng
11. Other wallet friendly vegetarian restaurants
Where: 26 Race Course Road
Here’s a map that shows more vegetarian restaurants around Singapore