Vegetarian restaurants in Singapore
It’s heartening to see that there are more vegan options in Singapore’s eateries now. But when it comes to hanging out with friends who follow a plant-based diet, many of us still find ourselves lost in choosing a place. Many cafes’ vegetarian/vegan selection is usually limited to a small salad section – and when it comes to dates at fancier places, choices are even more limited.
But at these fully vegan and vegetarian restaurants, the entire menu is up for your choosing – plus, they’re fancy enough for you to bring your partner to for date night.
Read our other articles on vegan/vegetarian food in Singapore here:
- Vegan cafes
- Vegan-friendly cafes
- Vegan eateries with meals under $10
- Cafes with vegan burgers from Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat
1. Joie by Dozo – beautiful views through floor-to-ceiling windows
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Even if you are a regular patron of K.Star Karaoke or Don Don Donki at Orchard Central, you may not have come across Joie by Dozo. This vegetarian restaurant is nestled amidst greenery on the rooftop garden at level 12, and you’ll enjoy a great view through the floor-to-ceiling glass panels that span the restaurant.
Monkey Head Mushroom on Hot Stone
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A 6 Course Set Lunch is $38.80, while a 7 Course Set Dinner is $68.80. You will get a starter, a choice of a side dish, a soup, a main, dessert and a drink in the former and an additional choice of a Cold Dish in the latter.
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Address: #12-01, 181 Orchard Road Orchard Central Singapore 238896
Opening hours: Daily 12PM-3:30PM, 6PM-10:30PM
Telephone: 6838 6966
2. Teng Bespoke – meatless sushi and sashimi
Minimalistic, wooden furnishings that bring a touch of zen
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There is no need for vegetarians and vegans to miss out on the goodness of fresh sashimi and sushi – you can get these delicacies that Teng Bespoke has recreated in a meatless fashion.
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There’s a wide Maki selection available here – Avocado Maki, Smoked “Bacon” Maki and Inari Maki ($15), a sweet Japanese beancurd wrapped around sushi rice, are just some highlights. As for “sashimi”, Teng Bespoke replicates the texture and taste of it with 5 types of mock meat which are meant to mimic raw prawn, salmon, squid, scallop and tuna.
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They also serve up a myriad of other classic Japanese dishes such as “pork” cutlet, udon and soba.
Address: 91 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189652
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:30AM-3PM, 5:30PM-10PM
Telephone: 6337 7050
3. Original Sin – Mediterranean and Italian cuisine with wine pairings
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If you frequent Holland Village for cafe brunches or occasional drinking sessions, you may have walked past Original Sin before, which serves Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. For starters, the Mezze Platter (small $22, large $32) has a mixture of dips like hummus, fried feta with falafel balls, tzatziki and pita bread – great for sharing.
Cauliflower Steak served with kale salad, spiced chickpeas and capsicum dip
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There’s a wide selection of wines here to pair with your mains. The Cauliflower Steak is a chef’s special that can be paired with a dry white wine to complement the vegetables, as recommended by the restaurant.
Vegan and gluten-free Apple Crumble
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Address: Blk 43 #01-62 Jalan Merah Saga Holland Village Chip Bee Gardens Singapore 278115
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:20AM-2:30PM (Last order 2:15PM) | 6PM-10:30PM (Last order 10PM)
Telephone: 6475 5605
4. Sufood – affordable Taiwanese restaurant
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Sufood is a Taiwanese vegetarian chain that offers simple yet nutritious dishes without artificial flavourings or additives. It’s located in Raffles City, which makes it convenient for couples who work in the CBD to visit for after-work dinner dates.
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To start off, pick from a wide assortment of salads that go beyond your basic Caesar – the Revitalising Fruits and Vegetable Salad ($5.80) has a mix of fresh greens, watermelon and blueberries topped with a creamy blueberry dressing.
5-Grain Rice with Black Truffle and Mushrooms
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As for mains, fans of truffle will delight in the 5-Grain Rice with Black Truffle and Mushrooms ($15.80). Other choices of mains include Baked Potato Al Funghi ($13.80) and Wild Mushroom Charcoal Tagliatelle ($15.80), all exquisitely plated for that fine-dining experience at an affordable price.
Baked Potato Al Funghi
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Address: #02-19 Raffles City, 252 Bridge Road, Singapore 179103 (City Hall MRT)
Opening hours: Daily 11:30AM-4:30PM, 5:50PM-10:30PM
Telephone: 6333 5338
5. Elemen – luxe tropical interiors
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The menu at Elemen is varied, with choices from different types of cuisine. There are Japanese dishes such as Curry Udon with Beancurd Roll ($12.80) and Tempura Tofu with Avocado Roll ($15.80), as well as Italian ones like Black Truffle Porcini Pasta ($18.80) and Calzone Pizza ($15.80).
Yam Ring with gold flakes – an upgraded version of what you can find at coffee shop zi char stalls
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Hainanese Style Risotto – mushrooms, lotus roots and vegetables accompany the fragrant rice instead of chicken in this dish
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Their newest branch at Great World City has floral wall art that makes a good backdrop for couple selfies. The gold finishing on their emerald green dining chairs also adds a touch of luxe.
6. Pepper Jade Thai – food cooked by Thai chefs
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Rejoice, Thai food lovers – you can find vegan dishes at Pepper Jade Thai whipped up by actual Thai chefs. With meticulous effort, they have recreated favourite Thai dishes without meat – and you will be amazed by how they look so much like the real thing.
Morning Glory Fried Rice with an attractive blue hue
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The Claypot Tom Yum Soup ($14) is made without actual meat but has been praised by many for its authentic spicy taste. You also won’t want to miss out on the Pad Thai ($10) and Thai Green Curry with an assortment of vegetables including carrots, tofu and broccoli.
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Address: #01-18-19/20 91 Bencoolen Street Sunshine Plaza
Opening hours: Daily 11:20AM-3PM, 5:30PM-10PM
Telephone: 6337 7030
7. Frunatic – vegan fine-dining with dishes to target specific health issues
Kale-Ji Salad – kale salad with goji berries, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and sesame seeds in tahini mint dressing
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Get customised meals at Frunatic to target certain health concerns that you might have. There’s an assortment of 8-course meals to deal with detoxifying, weight management, diabetes, high blood pressure and more.
Matcha Truffles with Raspberry Surprise – almonds and cashews mixed with desiccated coconut, dates, organic raw cacao coated in matcha with a raspberry filling
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Each set meal is further broken down to deal with specific issues – the Detoxifying Therapeutic Meal has a course set aimed at liver detoxification, with herbal root tea, falafels made from raw carrots, and zucchini parsley chips part of the menu. Other courses target different areas of detoxification, from the skin to kidneys and colon.
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There’s also no lack of desserts to pacify the sweet tooth – each course meal ends off with a sweet treat such as the Vegan Chocolate Mango Cake, Mixed Berries Cheese Cake or Avocado Lime Cake.
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Address: 390 Orchard Road, Palais Renaissance, #B1-06 Singapore 238871
Opening hours: 11AM-9PM
Telephone: 6736 0288
8. Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant – buffets from $20.80
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Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant offers classic meatless versions of our favourite Chinese and local dishes like Cereal Prawn ($18) and Chicken Rice ($8) from their ala carte menu. If you want to try a little of everything, the buffet (from $20.80/adult) selection is great as it offers a large number of local cuisines such as laksa and chicken rice.
Mock meat sushi
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For couples heading down to this restaurant, the Two-Person Set Meal at $58 gives good value for money with a starter, soup, choice of noodles or rice, a vegetable dish, choice of one main and a dessert. They also have a Four-Person Set Meal at $128 that’s great for double dates.
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Mon – Thurs: Lunch – $20.80 for adults, $14.80 for children | Dinner – $22.80 for adults, $14.80 for children
Fri – Sun: Lunch and dinner – $14.80 (Child) $24.80 (Adult)
Address: Quality Hotel Marlow (2nd Level), 201 Balestier Road Singapore 329926
Opening hours: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Telephone: 6254 0090
9. Whole Earth – Peranakan Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant
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Whole Earth is the only vegetarian restaurant in Singapore to have received the Michelin Bib Gourmand for three years in a row – kudos to them for replicating our local favourites without meat.
Sweet and Sour Delight
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Their array of Peranakan dishes includes Nonya Curry ($21) and 5-Spice Ngor Hiang Roll ($14). Sweet and Sour Delight is a dish that is similar to Sweet and Sour Pork, but made with monkey head mushrooms.
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Another to try is Love At First Bite ($25), made also with crispy monkey head mushrooms tossed in teriyaki sauce and served over some greens.
Address: 76 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079331
Opening hours: 11:30AM-3PM (last order 2:30PM) 5:30PM-10PM (last order 9:15PM)
Telephone: 6221 6583
10. Afterglow by Anglow – cosy spot in Keong Saik
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At Afterglow, old chairs and tables have been repurposed in part of a bid to encourage a more sustainable lifestyle – bringing an overall cosy and rustic ambience. The small tables allow for an intimate setting which makes this place ideal for quiet dates.
Raw Crispy Lasagne
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There are a number of unique vegan dishes on their menu – Raw Crispy Lasagne ($22) is made with thin layers of zucchini, topped with dehydrated cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, mushrooms and nuts.
Smoked Vegan Meatloaf
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There’s also Raw Pizza ($22), made with dehydrated almond crust and topped with flax seeds and vegetables atop a seasonal spread such as pesto cashew.
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Indulge in a bottle of craft beer (from $10) or cider ($16). If you are not a fan of alcohol, they other options like cold-pressed juices (from $10), coffee by Common Man Coffee Roasters (from $4), and a range of craft tea (from $6).
Address: 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131
Telephone: 6224 8921
11. Lingzhi Vegetarian Restaurant – unique Chinese dishes
Pumpkin Cream with Purple Rice Porridge and Ice-Cream
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LingZhi Vegetarian Restaurant has been around for more than 20 years, so you can be assured of the quality of their food. Their array of Chinese dishes are free of artificial flavouring and carb-laden mock meat, and are instead made using fresh ingredients so that nutritional value is not compromised.
Chilled Cherry Tomatoes with Soda Plum Juice
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Try their unique creations like Tumeric Noodles and Mushrooms in Tomato Broth ($16), Chilled Cherry Tomatoes with Soda Plum Juice ($15/6pieces), or Pumpkin Cream with Purple Rice Porridge and Ice-Cream ($12/pax).
Chilled Aloe vera with Grass Jelly topped with Lime Sorbet
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Address: Liat Towers #05-01, 541 Orchard Road, Singapore 238881
Opening hours: 11AM-3PM, 6PM-10PM
Telephone: 6734 3788
Vegan restaurants in Singapore
Atas restaurants suitable for dates are often full of meat dishes like steak and seafood, and vegans may face some frustration at constantly being relegated to the classic Caesar salad. But your attempt at maintaining a plant-based diet – or dating someone who does – can be made easier with this list of restaurants.
For other ways to help save the earth which don’t involve changing your diet, check out these articles:
- Zero-waste stores with a “bring your own container” policy
- Tea brands with eco-friendly biodegradable bags
- Sustainable clothing brands
- Guide to different types of reusable straws and where to buy them
- Eco-friendly eateries without plastic straws
- Seemingly useless items you can trade in for money, freebies, and discounts
- Places which reward you for bringing your own bag, cup, or container