Because of my mum’s cancer journey, I have learnt to become very picky about her food if she wanted to eat out. It is pretty hard to find fully organic restaurants in Singapore, but here are some of our top picks that try to be as clean and healthy as possible while retaining the yummy taste!
Afterglow – Probably the one and only organic cafe focused on RAW food. Food is exquisitely made with intricate flavours. Good as a treat but the prices are too steep for everyday dining. We pay for effort as it does take a lot of effort to take raw food, let alone yummy raw food.
My favourites – Deconstructed Sushi Bowl, Raw Lasagna and Pink Soy Latte
Address: 24 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089131
Phone: 6224 8921
2) Real Food
One of the original pioneers of real, organic, no MSG, vegan food in Singapore, Real Food is doing well with 3 outlets in Novena, Orchard Central (previously Killiney), South Beach and Central. They also 2 outlets in Malaysia!
One of the best value 5 course vegetarian meals I have had for the quality and taste. They have 2 outlets – Millenia Walk and Thomson Plaza. From now till 12th Oct, the outlet at Thomson Plaza is having an opening special for 5 course meal at $18.80!
ELEMEN @ Millenia Walk
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-75A/76 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
Tel: +65 6238 0511
ELEMEN @ Thomson Plaza
Address: 301 Upper Thomson Road, #01-113 Thomson Plaza, Singapore 574408
Tel: +65 6452 0351
4) Sunny Choice
Sunny Choice is an inconspicuous cafe along Rail Mall that I had walked past umpteen times without even glancing at it once, but now has became a frequented cafe. They try to use as much organic produce as possible, and also stock fresh organic produce like fruits, vegetables and chia seeds. They also serve cold-pressed juice if you want a drink full of enzymes before your mains. My favourites – Xin Zhou Bee Hoon, Nasi Lemak, Po Piah.
5) Create Healthy Lifestyle Cafe
Create Healthy Lifestyle Cafe is a very unassuming super crowded organic cafe at Level 2 of Fortune Centre, right next to the escalator. If you can bear with crowds and sharing your tables with others, this is a very affordable organic cafe, with raw sushi for only $4! The cooked dishes like Ipoh Horfun are also pretty yumz!
6) Kampung Senang
Kampung Senang is an eco-conscious charity which helps a lot of cancer patients. They have an organic kitchen attached to their Holistic Lifestyle Centre, which promotes a healthy lifestyle to members, schools, corporations and the general public by conducting seminars, workshops, educational talks pertaining to holistic health and detoxification.
Kampung Senang Holistic Lifestyle Centre
Address: Blk 106, Aljunied Crescent, #01-205, Singapore 380106
Tel : 67498509
Brownice is listed in the Singapore Book or Records as Singapore’s first vegan ice cream. They also serve vegan cheesecakes and pizzas, and they open till 12mn on weekends! Great to have a late night hangout when I have dessert cravings at night!
Address: Sin Ming Centre, 8 Sin Ming Road #01-03, Singapore 575628
Tel: 6456 6431
Operating Hours: Mon – Thurs = 1pm to 11pm, Fri – Sundays = 1pm to 12am
Second outlet (Brownice Italian Bistro) with vegan Italian food at East Coast!
Address: 53 East Coast Road
Tel: 6348 2295
8) Cafe Salivation
Café Salivation is the first Western Vegetarian Café that opened in Little India since 2008. They use no MSG in their cooking which is why I was keen to try. I love their pastas!
Address: 176 Race Course Road, Singapore 218607
Phone: 6298 1412
Operating Hours: Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 10:30 pm, Sat – Sun: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
9) Genesis Vegan Restaurant
Genesis dishes selection is very suited for Singaporeans and Asian, with local dishes like Nasi Lemak. Their culinary style is home cooked except that they are not organic. All their recipes is by a very nice Singaporean lady now based overseas. Won’t you consider using organic produce please? Then I would eat here so much more often!
Address: 115 Owen Road Singapore 218922
10) Boneless Kitchen
The Boneless Kitchen serves a fusion of vegetarian food, mainly Korean – first Korean inspired Vegetarian food with some Italian inspired food. The food serving is big and reasonably priced between $6-$8 and is comfortable with air-conditioning. Most importantly, one of the more innovative vegetarian menus I have seen as usually we don’t see Korean vegetarian stalls. Will go back!
The Boneless Kitchen 无骨厨房
Address: The Commerze @ Irving, 1 Irving Place #01-31 Singapore 369546
Phone: 8457 6464
Opening Hours: Monday: Closed, Tuesday – Sunday: 12pm – 9pm
If I didn’t know Herbivore was vegetarian, I wouldn’t be able to tell so from the menu descriptions (with Katsudon) and the taste/texture of the food. The ‘sashimi’ looked every bit like sashimi. Personally I felt the food probably had too much MSG and colourings, as I broke out in a rash that night after the meal. But it definitely serves yummy and good food so I kept it on this list, especially if you are missing Japanese-styled meat and fish flavours.
Address: #01-13/14, Fortune Centre, 190 Middle Road
Hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 22:00 and Sat & Sun: 11:30 – 22:00
12) Honzen Cafe
Dinner is a set of 8 courses for $28, and you only get to pick the main and soups, while the other 6 courses are served at the chef’s discretion. The main dishes we tried – Vegetarian “Chicken” Rice and Hokkien Mee – were exquisite! I wish I could have ordered another bowl of Hokkien Mee on its own! The other side dish I enjoyed a lot was the Potato Roll with seaweed. Honzen is not 100% organic but I was informed by the server that the salads are organic. Will definitely be back for more.
Address: 41 Sam Leong Road, Singapore 207931
Phone: 6333 0478
13) Lingzhi Vegetarian
Part of the Tung Lok group, Lingzhi makes vegetarian food tastes yummy. Lingzhi is also beginning to put some organic and aeroponic dishes on their menu, so we go for those when we are there. For those with the AMEX platinum card, the PALATE card promotion applies so you get 50% discount if 2 dine on weekdays.
14) Living Cafe & Deli
Living Cafe & Deli – The very fast ‘raw’ cafe I tried but it is not totally vegan as they still serve white meat. But there are more than enough vegan options on the menu. Still my choice outlet/cafe for raw desserts!!
Read more in my detailed review – Living Cafe & Deli.
15) Loving Hut
Loving Hut is part of an international vegan chain of 200 strong with their flagship store in Joo Chiat. Good mix of Western and Asian dishes. Amazing creativity that can make vegan food tastes like fish, meat, lard…Unbelieveable!
My personal favourites – Teo Chew Noodles and Raw Marble Cheese Cake!
16) New Green Pasture Cafe
Located in Fortune Centre, which is probably the Mecca of Vegetarian Food in Singapore because of the Chinese temple nearby, New Green Pasture Cafe differentiates itself by being organic, and also by retailing a wide variety of organic produce. It also has a comfortable sitting capacity. They also service quite a number of cancer patients and survivors dine often there, on their raw sushi, salads and soups.
Address: #04-22, Fortune Centre, 190 Middle Road
Phone: +65 6337 7050
Hours: 11am – 8pm(Closed on Mon), Mon – Sun: 11:00 am – 08:30 pm
17) Original Sin
18) Piore Organic Vegetarian Cafe
Piore has been around for 6 years but it is somehow not as well known as other organic options in Singapore. No raw food but yummy local dishes with 70% organic ingredients. Also have some organic produce available for sale.
Address: Blk 3 Queen’s Road, #02-163
19) Simple Food
Another off the beaten track, unassuming place with affordable vegetarian food. Wide variety too – local, asian, western and occasional specials. Recommendations from one of my readers (which I agree with!): Aglio olio and baked rice!
Address: 50 Kaki Bukit Place, #01-02 Jean Yip building, Singapore S415926
Tel: 6744 0207
Sufood is a collaboration between Putien and the biggest food chain in Taiwan, serving Italian – inspired vegetarian food. It is no wonder they can open a huge flagship store at Raffles City and already have a good customer flow even though they only a few months old. Well done to their marketing efforts. The pricing is also good value – for $25++/pax, you will get 7 courses, and there are a few options for each of these courses. I just wish Sufood served organic food!
21) Teng Bespoke
Teng Bespoke is a really popular Japanese Vegetarian restaurant located at Sunshine Plaza. They are so popular they have 4 separate units on Level 1 of Sunshine Plaza. The food is tasty but not organic and they couldn’t answer me if they use MSG in their food. Still it’s a good occasional eat out vegetarian alternative if I am craving for Japanese food.
Tip: Arrive before 6pm on weekends if you want to order any of the sets otherwise it can take up more than 1 hour for your sets to arrive. Ala carte dishes waiting time is much shorter overall.
22) Whole Earth
The only vegetarian Thai-Peranakan restaurant I know. The rich Peranakan cuisine is creatively fused together with Thai fare for rich and flavourful dishes.
23) Yes Natural
Not all the dishes are organic at Yes Natural so it would be good to check with the servers before ordering. They do serve some raw wraps and salads as well. There is also a Yes Natural retail shop next door where you can stock up on organic produce.
Updated Jan 20, 2017
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3) Top Places to Buy Organic Produce in Singapore
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