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20 Vegetarian Food Places In Singapore For Meatless Chicken Rice, Army Stew And More

15th June 2022

Vegetarian food in Singapore


Vegetarian food is often misunderstood as boring, when there are actually so many options available in Singapore, that cover multiple cuisines. These range from hearty Korean fare to Japanese cuisine. Whether you’re a plant-based eater, or looking to take your vegetarian friend out for a meal, our list of 20 vegetarian food places in Singapore has got you covered.


1. LingZhi Vegetarian Restaurant


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LingZhi Vegetarian Restaurant prides itself on its menu of innovative dishes, made with fresh and organic ingredients. A must-try is their Firecracker Monkey Head Mushroom ($24++), a take on the Sichuan la zi ji. Otherwise, get the Vegetarian Satay Served In Fresh Pineapple ($20++) which is equally delicious as it is aesthetically pleasing.

The restaurant also serves A La Carte Lunch Buffet (from $18.80++) and A La Carte Dinner Buffet (from $28.80++). The lunch buffet gets you vegetarian dim sum and classic Chinese dishes such as Sweet and Sour Vegetarian Meat, while the dinner buffet gets you an additional choice of soup for each person. Do note that a minimum of two diners is required per table.

Address: 541 Orchard Road, #05-01, Liat Towers, Singapore 238881
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6734 3788
Website
LingZhi Vegetarian Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.


2. The Boneless Kitchen



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My personal favourite on the list is The Boneless Kitchen, a social enterprise that sells vegetarian Korean food in Singapore.

If you’re here in a group, be sure to get the Budae Jeongol ($38.90), a vegetarian army stew that comes loaded with tofu, rice cakes, mock ham, mock sausages, and instant noodles. Meanwhile, the Kimbap ($9.90), a Korean rice roll snack, and Kimchi Bulgogi Fries ($11.90) make for moreish bites. The restaurant also does single-portion mains such as Dolsot Bibimbap ($11.90) and Japchae ($11.90) that are sure to fill you up. 

Address: 1 Irving Place, #01-31, The Commerze @ Irving, Singapore 369546
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 8:30pm
Tel: 8457 6464
Website
The Boneless Kitchen is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.


3. Li Wei Vegetarian


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Located in a coffee shop within Upper Serangoon, Li Wei Vegetarian is best known for their take on local dishes, served at wallet-friendly prices.

Crowd favourites include their Chicken Rice ($4), which comes with steamed mock chicken, dressed in light sauce. This rendition of chicken rice is well-loved even amongst non-vegetarians! Meanwhile, if you’re feeling peckish, their Vegetarian Fried Oyster and Vegetarian Fried Carrot Cake make for great sharing bites, affordably priced at around $4.

Address: 151 Serangoon North Avenue 1, #01-41, Chang Cheng Mee Wah Coffeeshop, Singapore 550151
Opening hours: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat 7:30am to 8pm, Sun 7:30am to 7:30pm
Tel: 9786 4741
Li Wei Vegetarian is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.


4. Bodhi Deli



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Yet another eatery for vegetarian food in Singapore is Bodhi Deli, situated within Fortune Centre, a food haven for plant-based eaters. Their menu is easy on the wallet, with most dishes priced below $5.

Noodle-lovers will surely enjoy their Lor Mee ($3.50) and Mee Pok ($3.50). Otherwise, if you’re feeling like something more nutritious, consider their Pumpkin Porridge ($3.50), thick and creamy from its use of pumpkin. 

Address: 190 Middle Road, #03-26A, Fortune Centre, Singapore 188979
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 10am to 3pm
Tel: 9005 6968
Website
Bodhi Deli is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.


5. Saute-san


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The menu at Saute-san sees a fusion of Japanese, Korean and Western cuisines. Apart from its comprehensive selection of mains, sides, drinks, and desserts, this restaurant is also halal-certified!

Here, you can expect meatless alternatives of comfort dishes, such as Soy Bacon Cream Spaghetti ($16.90+) and King Oyster Katsu Japanese Curry Rice ($18.90+). They also fry up a mean Orh Luak ($13.90+), which you can zhng-up with their Mala Orh Luak ($17.90+) and Kimchi Orh Luak ($15.90+) selections.

Address: 180 Kitchener Road, #03-23/24, City Square Mall, Singapore 208539
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 8788 4284
Website
Saute-san is a halal-certified eatery.


6. Green On Earth



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I’m someone who’s perfectly fine with having my mala without meat, as I feel like carbs and vegetables make greater vehicles for the piquant sauce. Here at Green On Earth, you can enjoy a flavourful, meatless Mala Xiang Guo, with ingredients going for $3 per 100g. Do note that a minimum order of $10 is required.

Their menu also sees an extensive array of mains, from Sichuan-inspired dishes such as Si Chuan Boiled Fish ($28) to local favourites such as Hokkien Mee ($5.90)

Address: 386 Upper Bukit Timah Road, The Rail Mall, Singapore 678043
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6769 2230
Website
Green On Earth is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.


7. Herbivore Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant


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For Japanese vegetarian food in Singapore, check out Herbivore Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant, tucked within Fortune Centre. This restaurant is decked in dark wooden tables, with pops of botany that add to its classy vibes.

Their Katsu Curry ($18++) is highly recommended, with a mock meat cutlet that’s said to be as good as the real deal. If you’re a sushi lover, check out their Avocado Roll Maki ($15++) which comes topped with creamy slices of avocado. Otherwise, they have a sashimi selection comprising Salmon Sashimi ($9++), Tuna Sashimi ($9++), and more!

Address: 190 Middle Road, #01-13/14, Fortune Centre, Singapore 188979
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 9pm
Tel: 6333 1612
Website
Herbivore Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.


8. Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant



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We last featured Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant in our Little India Food Guide, as it’s one of the best places for Indian vegetarian fare in the area. They’re best known for their Soup Kambing ($6.50++), which highlights a flavourful broth made with over 20 spices. 

Expand your Indian cuisine repertoire with their selection of authentic dishes, including the Aloo Gobi ($9++), consisting of potatoes and cauliflower fried in spices, or the Prawn Masala ($11++), with vegan prawns cooked in a flavour-packed tomato gravy.

Address: 19 Upper Dickson Road, Singapore 207478
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 10:30am to 9:30pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6396 7769
Website
Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.


9. Warung Ijo


Warung Ijo
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If you’re like me, a sucker for Indonesian food, consider Warung Ijo—a vegetarian restaurant specialising in Indonesian fare. Their Assam Fish ($16.90) comes chef-recommended, with mock fish, vegetables, and pineapple chunks steeped in a tangy, house-made assam gravy. This dish would be perfect to go on rice, alongside other signatures such as Singkong Santan ($9.90) and Satay Peanut ($10.90).

Meanwhile, if you prefer having a dish to yourself, Warung Ijo also does single-portion mains such as Nasi Padang ($12.90) and Nasi Lemak Fried Chicken ($10.90). 

Address: 337 Beach Road, Singapore 199565
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 9pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 3:30pm, 4:30pm to 9pm
Tel: 8857 8600
Website
Warung Ijo is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.


10. nomVnom Bistro



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I’ve been to nomVnom Bistro multiple times, as I’m a big fan of their burger selections, which are equally satisfying without the meat. My personal favourite is the QQ Cheezy ($11.90++), which stars a mushroom patty, topped with house-made cashew cream. 

Apart from its burgers, bread-lovers will surely enjoy the Monkey King Truffle Pizza ($20.90++), with mushrooms, truffle mayo, truffle oil, and vegan cheese atop wholemeal crust. If not, there are pasta and rice dishes available, such as the Spinach Linguine ($13.90++) and Toon Rendang Rice ($11.90++).

Website | Full list of locations
nomVnom Bistro is not a halal-certified eatery.


11. Teng Bespoke Vegetarian Restaurant


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Situated within Sunshine Plaza is Teng Bespoke Vegetarian Restaurant, another restaurant for vegetarian Japanese food in Singapore. Their sushi selections are a crowd favourite, including the Mixed Sashimi Maki ($16++) and Mozzarella Maki ($15++).

If noodles are your preferred carb, consider the Cha Soba ($11++), especially refreshing in Singapore’s heat. Otherwise, their Tom Yum Udon ($14++) makes for a great alternative, with chewy udon noodles cooked in a tangy tom yum sauce. 

Address: 91 Bencoolen Street, #01-50, Sunshine Plaza, Singapore 189652
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6337 7050
Website
Teng Bespoke Vegetarian Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.


12. Lotus Vegetarian



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Lotus Vegetarian was started by Ms Rebecca Lee, previously an ordinary housewife, with a strong passion for cooking vegetarian fare. Their menu features mostly Chinese cuisine, with Hakka delicacies to boot, such as the Truffled Hakka Abacus Trio ($10.80++). This dish sees yam, sweet potato, and Chinese yam abacus seeds tossed in truffle oil. 

Late last year, the restaurant also began dishing out a new selection of vegetarian dim sum. This includes Veggie Siew Mai Dumplings ($4.20++) and Veggie BBQ Soya-meat Buns ($4.20++), a meatless play on our favourite siew mai and char siew bao.

Address: 103 Irrawaddy Road, #02-07, Royal Square@Novena, Singapore 329566
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6254 0090
Website
Lotus Vegetarian is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.


13. VeganBurg


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VeganBurg pioneered the vegan burger scene in Singapore, with its menu of scrumptious plant-based burgers. To suit the local palate, they’ve come up with a Chilli Krab Burg (from $13.90) which features a gluten-free mock patty, slathered with chilli crab sauce, alongside farm-fresh veggies and creamy aioli. 

Having been here a few times, my personal favourite is the Cracked Mayo Burger (from $8.90), with tangy vegan mayonnaise atop a plant-protein patty. While you’re here, be sure to get some Seaweed Fries ($2.90) and Sizzlin’ Broccoli ($2.90) to go along with your burgers.

Address: 44 Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419502
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6844 6868
Website
VeganBurg is not a halal-certified eatery.


14. SHU Vegetarian



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SHU Vegetarian is a popular restaurant chain, where you can get vegetarian food zi char style. Their signatures include a meatless Crispy Cereal Prawn ($11++/$18++/$25++), which comes with heaps of addictive fried cereal. You can also expect zi char classics such as Sweet & Sour Meat ($10++/$16++/$22++) and an assortment Omelette (from $7+) dishes, all perfect to go with rice. Apart from their main branch at Jalan Kayu, this restaurant has multiple outlets peppered across the island too.

Address: 259 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799488
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6493 7265
Website | Full list of locations
SHU Vegetarian is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard. 


15. Love Handle


Love Handle rendang burger

If you want to see what a plant-based butcher looks like, head over to Love Handle, said to be the the first of its kind in Asia. Taking over the spot where 8ASH used to be, Love Handle serves up vegan fusion food, as well as retail meatless ingredients for you to bring home and cook! Try the Pulled Rendang Burger ($16++), which is made from Green Rebel Beef Rendang and an Indonesian-style rempah. The result is a sweet and spicy burger that closely resembles pulled meat. We recommend sitting at the counter, so you can marvel at how your food is prepared.

Address: 8 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069788
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 11am to 10pm, Thurs-Sat 11am to 10:30pm, Sun 10am to 6pm
Tel: 8886 7112
Website


16. Makan Vegan


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The Geylang destrict is home to a lot of good food—zi char, dim sum, hokkien mee—but if you’re looking for vegetarian/vegan options, your choices might be limited. Luckily, you can now visit Makan Vegan, which is an all-new coffeeshop with vegan renditions of your favourite Singaporean dishes! Now that our Malaysian supply of fresh chickens is disrupted, perhaps you could opt for the Roasted G’Ken Rice ($5.80). The coffee and tea here is also vegan-friendly, with the Kopi-Oat and Teh-Oat both sold at $2.30 each.

Address: 641 Geylang Road, Lorong 33, Singapore 389571
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 7am to 9:30pm
Website
Makan Vegan is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.


17. Mong Cha Cha


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If you’re looking for vegan pizzas and bubble tea in Singapore, Mong Cha Cha is the place to go. Conveniently located in Toa Payoh Central, the cafe has a cute polar bear mascot that serves as a constant reminder of the tragic consequences of climate change.

We recommend the Chocolate Oat Mylk Boba ($5.50), which is a creamy and dense chocolate oat milk, featuring QQ boba. As for food options, the Okonomiyaki Waffle ($11.90) is a stellar option. Made with fresh vegetables and Mong Cha Cha’s hamdade okonomiyaki sauce, the organic waffle bursts with umami notes.

Address: 79E Toa Payoh Central, #01-75, Singapore 315079
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10:30pm
Website
Mong Cha Cha Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.


18. Genesis Vegan Restaurant


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Hidden away in the basement of Havelock II is Genesis Vegan Restaurant, which offers local, Korean, and Italian classics made vegan. The Lasagne ($9.90) replaces the usual ground beef bolognese with brown lentils and cashew sauce, while the Chicken Rice ($8.90) makes ingenious use of fresh beancurd sheets to replicate chicken meat. The small eatery also sells seasonal products and bakes such as rice dumplings and CNY cookies, so give them a visit when it’s approaching these Chinese festivals!

Address: 2 Havelock Road, #B1-01, Havelock II, Singapore 059763
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 9pm, Fri 11am to 5pm
Tel: 6438 7118
Website


19. Real Food


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With three locations across the island, Real Food is an atas vegetarian restaurant chain that’s committed to dish out delicious food for the health-conscious. The menu is extremely specific, and lists out the macro-nutritional content in each item, and also points out the potential allergens.  Go back to basics with the Margherita ($16.80), which sees a sourdough pie topped with fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil. Real Food also has an all-day breakfast menu, which comprises delights such as the Fried Pumpkin Carrot Cake ($9.80) and Sweet Pumpkin Pancakes ($12.80).

Website | Full list of locations
Real Food is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.


20. bamboo bowls


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Featuring plant-based bowls made by award-winning chefs in the Asia-Pacific region, bamboo bowls is your affordable vegetarian lunchtime alternative in the CBD. By default, all eight of their rice and noodle bowls are vegetarian, and only cost $10 nett. Animal proteins can be added to your order if you’re dining with non-vegetarian companions at an additional price.

Savour the Saigon, which is a Vietnamese rice noodles dish tossed with housemade vegan “fish” sauce and pickled vegetables. For a spicier alternative, you won’t go wrong with the Sichuan, which sees plant-based minced meat taking the place of minced pork. This mala cold noodle bowl is created by Chef Jowett Yu from Hong Kong, and is sour, spicy, and chewy.

Address: 137 Amoy Street, #01-03, Far East Square, Singapore 049965
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 3pm, 4pm to 7:30pm
Tel: 8748 9978
Website
bamboo bowls is not a halal-certified eatery.


Where to eat vegetarian food in Singapore


Whether you’re craving for zi char or a belly-warming army stew, our list of 20 vegetarian food places in Singapore has got you covered.

If you’re looking to round off your meal on a sweet note, check out our Kind Kones review for their gula melaka vegan ice cream and bakes, or Hvala Craig Road for 100% plant-based alternatives to their original menu!

Kind Kones Review: Vegan Ice Cream In Singapore With Pandan Gula Melaka And Black Forest Flavours

Updated by Thames Teo.
Featured images adapted from @vegetarianfoodgram and @yuanoeij‘s posts.

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