The 9 Best Vegan And Vegetarian Restaurants In Singapore
Staying away from meat? We have just the thing for you.
With diners becoming increasingly aware of the benefits provided by a plant-based diet, there’s a greater demand for restaurants to provide diverse, natural and fresh food options. To cater to the growing vegan and vegetarian community, Quayside’s eclectic selection of restaurants and bars have unveiled some of their top meat-free offerings for healthful and convivial waterfront get-togethers with friends and family.
Publico Ristorante doles out authentic Italian fare at Quayside with an emphasis on seasonality and provenance, while immersing guests in vibrant music and a lively ambience. Diners can enjoy vegetarian options such as the Tomatoes Bruschetta, a tangy blend of chilli, garlic and red onions with a hint of spice, atop artisan sourdough. Publico also outdoes itself with its housemade vegetarian Ravioli, smooth and delicate meat-free parcels of pasta filled with ricotta and spinach, and sautéed in butter, almond and parmesan.
Adjacent to Quayside, Marcello boasts two spacious outdoor terraces for sunlit afternoon brunches and get-togethers by the riverfront. The sophisticated establishment is renowned for serving healthy and comforting dishes all day. Vegetarian diners after a healthful brunch option can order Bettina’s Granola, a light and saccharine mix of wholesome grains, honey, natural Greek yoghurt and mixed berries.
Summerlong’s fun and fresh Mediterranean cuisine is reminiscent of laidback days by the beach. Vegan and vegetarian diners will enjoy the tender, golden brown Roasted Eggplant Kebab, a savoury combination of roasted eggplant and spiced garlic sauce. Couples seeking light and easy dishes can order the Mezze Platter for two, a vegetarian sharing platter with classic and eggplant hummus, smoked olives, corn fritters, flatbread and vegetable sticks.
In Singapore’s perennial tropical heat, Super Loco Robertson Quay provides a refreshing brunch option to accompany its invigorating selection of margaritas. The lively Mexican restaurant offers tangy, chilled Acai Super Bowls with generous servings of mangoes, blueberries, coconut, quinoa, chia seeds and granola for the conscious diner. The Avo Toast, is also a classic breakfast staple of grilled sourdough with a creamy spread of smashed avocado, coriander, feta, smoked chilli, salt and mint - a mouth-watering meatless option to enjoy while taking in views of the Singapore River.
Cheese connoisseurs will fall in love with the menu at D.O.P. Mozzarella Bar & Restaurant. Specialising in buffalo mozzarella from Campania, Italy, vegetarian diners dropping by Quayside will enjoy a taste of the Eggplant Parmigiana – tender eggplant slices oven baked with mozzarella and tomato. For vegan patrons, the restaurant serves Scialatielli pasta, another Campanian speciality with broccoli, mushrooms and zucchini.
Transporting diners to the French Riviera, Les Bouchons Rive Gauche is Quayside’s top restaurant for some of the country’s best steak and frites. Despite being known for its meat- focused dishes, Les Bouchons has jumped onto the Impossible Foods wagon with its Guele de Bois. Also known as the Bouchons Hangover Cure, the hearty brunch is served with Impossible Meatballs, scrambled eggs, sautéed porcini mushrooms, roasted cherry tomatoes and asparagus on toasted sourdough. Diners can opt-out of the scrambled eggs for a vegan approach to the dish.
Three Buns Quayside, gourmet grillmasters of the waterfront have also presented their renditions of meat-free classic burgers. The Impossible Dream is a flavoursome vegetarian pick with a juicy Impossible patty smothered with XO mayo, cheese, heritage
tomato, ketchup, and onion marmalade in a toasted demi brioche bun. Guests who prefer more subtle flavours would enjoy the Impossible Cheddar, a simpler version of The Impossible Dream with double ketchup, cheese, onion puree and pickle. Latest additions to the menu also include the Vegan Seagal, featuring a juicy Impossible patty topped with three islands soya milk mayo, fermented cashew cheese, ketchup, heritage tomato, lettuce and pickles in a toasted vegan bun.
Quayside’s resident pitmasters, Decker Barbecue may be renowned for its smoked meat offering, but vegan and vegetarian diners have plenty of comfort food options to choose from as well. Vegetarian guests can enjoy classic barbecue favorites such as Mac & Cheese , Potato Salad or Coleslaw; while vegan guests can savour the Buffalo Cauliflower and Chips, Guacamole and Salsa, or the restaurants' bestselling side dish: Kale Salad with Tahini, Almonds and Brussel Sprouts. Decker Barbecue also offers custom vegan and vegetarian menus for group bookings and catering upon request.
Guests who are looking for a no-fuss slice of pizza by the riverfront would love Alt. Pizza’s outlet at Quayside. The al-fresco diner boasts mouth-watering vegetarian choices, as well as DIY pizza options for creative guests. Fans of the conventional pizza can order the Old School ($18++), a cheesy classic topped with vine-ripened tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, basil leaves and oregano. The Lean & Green is a meat-free pick with a generous smattering of savoury garlic pesto sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, feta, broccoli, spinach, pumpkin and oregano.