40 best vegetarian and vegan eats including lesser known spots, all-you-can-eat buffets and more from just S$4.80

by Kylynn Seng and Kaye Yeo

As a meat-lover, I always thought of plant-based meals as nothing but piles of plain greens — before I actually gave it a try. However, once I tasted how good these meatless options can be, I realised they’re more than just vegetables, and even found myself actively looking out for vegetarian eateries from time to time. I also loved that I felt like I was being a little more environmentally friendly while I was eating, if you know what I mean. 

Plus, while it’s common knowledge that veggies are good for health, I daresay most of us still don’t include enough greens in our diets (yes, I’m looking at you!). If you’re looking to change that without committing to eating just salads and other leafy greens (while finally sticking to your New Years’ resolution to eat healthy) — or happen to be on the hunt for some unique vegetarian and vegan eats in Singapore, this extensive guide caters to all budgets and tastes. 

1. Makan Vegan

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Who says vegan food needs to cost a bomb? This entirely vegan coffee shop in Geylang offers a myriad of local delights — think mala, wanton mee and more. A full meal here will set you back around S$5, so it’s really wallet-friendly as well. Plus, vegan bak kwa is also available at their retail store next door! However, do note that like most coffee shops, each stall may operate on their own schedule, so be sure to check before heading down.

📍 641 Geylang Rd, Lor 33 Geylang, 389571
🕒 7.30am–9.30pm (Tue to Sun), Closed on Mon

2. Back to Eden

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If the first thing that pops into your head when you think about vegan food is salad — think again!

Back to Eden will introduce you to a paradise of unique vegan dishes, including mala lotus root chips with Lao Gan Ma mayo (Holy Chips, S$11.90), crispy Rosti (S$21.90) with a soy-based “scrambled egg” that tastes exactly like egg mayo, and fried Oyster Mushroom Berempah (S$11.90) that’s probably more addictive than any fried calamari you’ve tasted.

📍 64 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188667 
🕒 9am—5pm (Daily)

3. D’life

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If you’re on a vegetarian diet, you may have dined at one of their outlets before. D’life offers a large variety of meat-free delights, ranging from tze char dishes to western cuisine. Menu items may differ across outlets, but expect to find dishes like Hotplate Fish (S$12.30), Cereal Prawn (S$12.30) and so much more!

📍 Multiple outlets
🕒 Timings vary

4. Veganbliss 

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While D’life and Veganbliss are sister restaurants, this laid-back joint is fully vegan-friendly and features plant-based versions of standard Chinese restaurant offerings. Located along Joo Chiat Road, Veganbliss’ menu features items you wouldn’t associate with being vegan, like char kway teow, bak kut teh and even peking duck (yes, you read right!). 

📍 229 Joo Chiat Rd, #01-01, Singapore 427489
🕒 11am–9.30pm (Mon to Sun)

5. Veggie House

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Veggie House is a vegetarian chain with outlets in Ang Mo Kio, Simei, Tai Seng, and most recently, Harbourfront, serving popular locally-inspired dishes like mee pok, mala, laksa (there’s also a yong tau foo version), and even nasi biryani. Regulars tend to go for the Mushroom Udon (S$7.90), which boasts a rich, thick, and umami mushroom gravy.

📍 Multiple outlets

6. Bodhi Deli

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This casual stall in Fortune Centre offers Chinese vegan fare at affordable rates. I’m talking just S$4.80 for their famed Chicken Cutlet Mee Pok, and fans of this dish rave about the crispiness of the ‘chicken’ that’s freshly fried to order. They also offer daily specials like thai basil rice and mini wok noodles, so you can try a variety of vegetarian dishes at wallet-friendly prices.

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📍 190 Middle Rd, #03-26/27 Fortune Centre, Singapore 188979
🕒 10.30am–3pm (Mon to Sun)

7. VeganBurg

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Of course, no meat-free list would be complete without the world’s first plant-based burger joint. Touted as a great fast food choice for vegans (or a healthier option to the guilty pleasures of McDonald’s), VeganBurg patties used are both GMO-free and packed with protein — you’ll even get to try add-ons like vegan cheese and egg.

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📍 44 Jln Eunos, Singapore 419502
🕒 11.30am–9.30pm (Mon to Thu), 11.30am–10pm (Fri to Sun)

8. Analogue 

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It doesn’t get any more sustainable than this — Analogue features 3D-printed bar tops, tables made from recycled plastic and a 100% plant-based menu. Located in Chijmes, the bar serves up unique bites like Jackfruit Tacos (S$26), Eggplant & Curry (S$24) and more, plus a smorgasbord of cocktails and natural wines

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📍 30 Victoria St, #01-31 Chijmes, Singapore 187996
🕒 5pm–12am (Tue to Sun), Closed on Mon

9. Elemen

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This restaurant with five outlets across the island offers a modern and wholesome take on meatless food. While they have a la carte dishes available, Elemen actually offers five (S$28.80++) and eight (S$33.80++) course sets where you can choose your own mains, beverages, desserts and the like. You’ll have more than enough variety — think meatless unagi rolls, truffle ramen and curry with roti

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📍 Multiple outlets
🕒 Timings vary

10. Genesis Vegan

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This hidden eatery in Havelock II features homely Western and Chinese grub and is perfect for those looking for healthier options. You’ll find cheese-free lasagna, chicken rice with brown rice, dumplings (apparently even better than meat dumplings!) and more — what’s not to love?

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📍 2 Havelock Rd, #B1-01 Havelock II, Singapore 059763
🕒 11am–3pm, 5pm–9pm (Mon to Thu), 11am–3pm (Fri), 11am–3pm, 5pm–8.30pm (Sun), Closed on Sat

11. nomVnom

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Established in 2015, nomVnom is another vegan-friendly fast food chain that serves burgers, pizzas, pastas and more. The outlets have different offerings, and you’ll see unique menu items like Lion’s Mane Mala Udon (S$13.90), Temptation Satay burger (S$10.50) and even MSW Durian Pizza sets (S$42.90) depending on which outlet you visit!

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📍 Multiple outlets
🕒 Timings vary

12. Joie Restaurant 

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Bougie meatless food in the heart of Orchard? Yes please! This restaurant (pronounced ‘Joy’ restaurant) offers rooftop views while you feast on artisanal vegetarian fare — and for a fine dining experience, it’s pretty affordable too! You can get a 4-set lunch course for just S$38++ that comes with a starter and your choice of soup, main and dessert. 

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📍 181 Orchard Rd, #12-01, Singapore 238896
🕒12pm–3pm, 6pm–10pm (Mon to Sun)

13. Kang Su Vegetarian 

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You can get meatless local staples like char siew rice, ban mian, laksa and more at both Kang Su outlets. Their food is known to be value-for-money given the affordability and the generous portions given, so expect long queues. Patrons have noted that the ban mian actually tastes like the usual meat versions — head down to try it for yourself!

Sims Vista outlet
📍 Sims Dr, #01-180 Block 45, Singapore 380045
🕒 7am–3pm (Mon to Sun), Closed on Tue

Orchard outlet
📍 545 Orchard Road, #05-16 Far East Shopping Centre, 238882
🕒10.30am–7.30pm (Mon to Sat), Closed on Sun

14. Afterglow 

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Located along Keong Saik Road, this restaurant has diverse vegan creations that look almost too good to eat. Try Tom Yum Zoodles (zucchini noodles, S$23), Spicy OnlyEg Lemak Burger (S$25) and more — or if you’re looking for something sweet, they also have a plant-based patisserie with sweet treats like fruit tarts.

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📍 24 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089131
🕒 12pm–10pm (Mon to Sat), Closed on Sun

15. Whole Earth

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As the first and only Peranakan-Thai vegetarian restaurant in Singapore, you can expect to see unique selections on the menu. If you need more convincing to head down, how about the fact that they’ve been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand six times? With dishes like Penang Rendang, XO rice and more, there’s defo something for everyone.

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📍 76 Peck Seah St, Singapore 079331
🕒11.30am–3pm, 5.30pm–10pm (Tue to Sun), Closed on Mon

16. Original Sin  

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Mediterranean and Italian cuisine in one menu? Original Sin is a one-of-a-kind restaurant that’s been around for years, and serves up great vegetarian fare. Try their Spaghetti Burrata (S$31) and Moussaka (S$32) — while these do contain cheese, vegans can opt for other options like Vegan Bolognese (S$31) and Vegan Brownie (S$10).

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📍 01-62 Jln Merah Saga, Chip Bee Gardens, Blk 43, Singapore 278115
🕒 12pm–2.30pm, 6pm–10.30pm (Mon to Sun)

17. Warung Ijo

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This list wouldn’t be complete without Warung Ijo, a vegetarian and vegan Indonesian restaurant. You should go for their Rendang Fried Rice (S$13.80) and Gulai Fish (S$19.20), a spicy Indonesian stew made with “meat”, jackfruit, turmeric and coconut milk. They also offer more classic Indonesian dishes like Bakmi Ayam (S$11.80) and Nasi Lemak Rendang (S$14.20) that will make anyone’s mouth water.

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📍 601 Macpherson Road, #01-61, Grantal Mall Tai Seng, Singapore 368242
🕒 11am–3pm, 5pm–9pm (Mon to Fri), 11am–3.30pm, 4.30pm–9pm (Sat to Sun)

18. Annalakshmi 

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This all-you-can-eat restaurant is a little different from the rest — you decide how much to pay! Annalakshmi is a charity-based Indian vegetarian restaurant where proceeds go towards those in need, so you’ll even gain some extra karma points when you dine here.

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📍 6A Downtown Gallery, Shenton Way, Singapore 068815
🕒 11.30am–3pm, 6pm–9pm (Tue to Sun), closed on Mon

19. Daehwa Vegetarian 

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Located at One North, Daehwa Vegetarian offers meatless Korean fare that’s MSG-free (so eating there feels extra healthy). Feast on comforting crowd favourites like army stew, kimchi pancake and more. They have a different outlet in Tai Seng named The Boneless Kitchen with a different menu that you can check out as well.

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📍 1 Fusionopolis Pl, #01-35 Galaxis, Singapore 138522
🕒11am–8.30pm (Tue to Fri), 12pm–8.30pm (Sat & Sun), Closed on Mon

20. Teng Bespoke

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Is any Singaporean food list complete without Japanese food? While we strongly associate Japanese cuisine with fish and seafood, Teng Bespoke’s menu actually features vegetarian alternatives with the aim of showing how good these meatless options can be. Try their 5-kind Sashimi (S$33), Grilled Black Cod (S$15), Unagi Maki (S$12) and more — you’ll be genuinely surprised!

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📍 91 Bencoolen St, #01-50, Singapore 189652
🕒11.30am–3pm, 5pm–9.30pm (Mon to Sun)

21. Herbivore

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Other than Teng Bespoke, Herbivore is another Japanese vegetarian restaurant that you’ll want to check out. They have a really extensive menu — from sashimi to bento mains, cold and hot noodles, shabu shabu, desserts and vegan options so you’ll never get sick of revisiting them! 

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📍 190 Middle Rd, #01-13/14 Fortune Centre, Singapore 188979
🕒 11.30am–2.30pm, 5pm–9pm (Daily)

22. Tanaka Vegetarian

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Unlike most of the selections in this list, Tanaka Vegetarian stands out with a daily rotating morning menu featuring selections of noodles and rice with fan favourites like Chicken Rice and Roasted Pork Rice. For dinner, you’ll be feasting on some good vegetarian tze char items from their night time tze char menu — their “fish” is said to be quite popular with visitors.

Tanaka Vegetarian has multiple outlets across Singapore at coffeeshops in Bukit Gombak, Woodlands, Choa Chu Kang and Fajar Shopping Centre.

📍 Multiple outlets
🕒 Timings vary

23. Green BA

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Green BA might just become your go-to for a wonderful selection of fusion Asian and Western dishes, including Japanese, Thai, Indonesian and more. You’ll be spoilt for choice with Western entremets and mains like burgers, Truffle Aglio Olio (S$18.90), Pesto Funghi Pizza (S$17.90) as well as Hericium Claypot Rice (S$14.90) and tze char dishes.

There are more than 50 vegan and vegetarian dishes available, so take your time to try all of them out!

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📍 111 Somerset Rd, #01-18 TripleOne Somerset, Singapore 238164
🕒 11am–3pm, 5pm–9pm (Mon to Fri), 11am–4pm, 5pm–9pm (Sat to Sun)

24. Supreme Vege 善心缘

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It’s not everyday that you see any restaurant offering vegetarian buffets and menus suitable for a healthy Lunar New Year celebration. Supreme Vege is great for large family gatherings with their buffets and diverse range of ala carte menu items like dim sum, shark fin’s soup, cereal prawn, fried rice and more.

If you’re going to be holding a big party or banquet, you can call in for catering as well!

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📍 12 Queen St, #02-03 Hotel Royal @ Queens, Singapore 188553
🕒 11am–3pm, 5pm–9.30pm (Wed to Mon), Closed on Tue

25. Ascend Vegetarian 蔬升

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Who says vegetarian mala can’t be as delicious as your regular mala? Ascend Vegetarian at Esplanade is known for their hot mala soups and super fresh ingredients. You’ll never go wrong with their mala soup, tomato soup and dry mixed mala. Moreover, Ascend Vegetarian works just like your usual yong tau foo, so you can make your own vegetarian or vegan bowls. 

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📍 90 Bras Basah Rd, B1-12/12A Esplanade Xchange, Singapore 189562
🕒 11am–9.30pm (Daily)

26. Onn Vegetarian 安顺素食

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Kallang residents are definitely very onn’z about Onn Vegetarian — ask them what’s the best vegetarian stall in the area and they’ll most likely name this humble stall inside WuFu Coffeeshop. Even with irregular opening timings, what keeps the customers coming back is the fresh experience with daily changing menus feature new vegetarian and vegan dishes to try almost every day.

Do keep an eye out for their Facebook page as they will announce menus a day ahead and most importantly, for their opening timings.

📍  5 Upper Boon Keng Rd, #01-01, Singapore 380005
🕒 Timings vary

27. Yi Su Pin Vegan 一素品

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Yi Su Pin Vegan serves up allium-free and vegan local favourites like Sarawak Kolo Dry Noodles (S$5), Vegan Nyonya Rendang Nasi Lemak (S$5.50), and Vegan Bak Kut Teh with Brown Rice (S$6)

They have two outlets, one in People’s Park Centre, and another in Ang Mo Kio. Both outlets offer slightly different menus, but their Crispy Chop Kolo Dry Noodles (S$5) is not to be missed!

📍 Multiple outlets
🕒 Timings vary

28. Cultivate Cafe

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You’ll want to reserve this ornate cafe for a special date night. Set in a quaint library within Maxwell Reserve, Cultivate Cafe will wow you and your date with more than just its European grandeur. 

It’s a plant-based, non-GMO, gluten-free vegan restaurant that offers a wide range of dishes from sandwiches to a fancy Selection of Cavi-Art (S$32) that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

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📍 The Maxwell Reserve Hotel, 2 Cook Street, Singapore 078857
🕒 7am–9pm (Daily)

29. Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant 莲心素食

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Craving for some vegetarian dim sum? Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant has got you covered with their dim sum menu from 3pm to 5pm. Although there’s only a two hour window to taste their Truffle Mixed Mushroom Dumplings (S$4.80), Mala Crystal Dumplings (S$4.80) and Veggie Scallop Yam Fritters (S$5.80), they’ve got an all-day ala carte menu for other mains like stir-frys, noodles and more.

They have an IG-worthy Lotus Cafe 蓮心食坊 in Hougang with a different menu as well, so check them out when you’re in the area!

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📍 103 Irrawaddy Road #02-07 Royal Square @ Novena Singapore, Singapore 329566
🕒 11.30am–3pm, 5.30pm–9.30pm (Daily)

30. The Kind Bowl

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The Kind Bowl is a rare restaurant offering vegan Vietnamese cuisine in Singapore. Expect to find award-winning dishes like The Kind Pho (S$11.80), a sweet, spicy and sour BBQ Delight (S$13.90) featuring cold rice-vermicelli noodle with crispy spring rolls and Crazy Baguette (banh mi, S$11.80) with vegan banana ham.

The Kind Bowl has three outlets across Singapore, each with their own unique menu and the option to make your bowls allium-free too.

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📍 Multiple outlets
🕒 Timings vary

31. Komala Vilas Vegetarian Restaurant

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You’ve probably heard of this famous Indian vegetarian restaurant in Little India. With its long history of 76 years and having earned praise from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it’s no surprise that Komala Vilas is listed as one of Singapore’s Heritage Brands

A cup of fragrant Filter Coffee (S$1.50) paired with Onion Rawa Dosai (S$5.30) or Poori (S$4.70) is usually the breakfast of choice of most visitors. 

Of course, there is plenty of North and South Indian cuisine to explore at Komala Vilas, as well as vegan options for our fellow plant lovers.

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📍 Multiple outlets
🕒 Timings vary

32. bamboo bowls

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This is your chance to try out celebrity chef-crafted bowls that are inspired by famous cities across Asia. MasterChef Singapore judge Bjorn Shen’s Saigon bowl (from S$10) sees lemongrass tofu on Vietnamese rice noodles, while his Kyoto bowl (from S$10) has brown rice topped with kosho oyster mushrooms and other savoury ingredients.

Although bamboo bowls are primarily vegetarian and vegan, they do have an option to add on ethically-sourced meat if you are bringing your non-veg friend over for lunch!

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📍 Multiple outlets
🕒 Timings vary

33. New Fut Kai Vegetarian Restaurant

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I didn’t know that vegan and vegetarian hotpot existed until I learned about New Fut Kai Vegetarian Restaurant. They have really unique charcoal hotpot in five flavours, including Yuzu Coconut Miso, Laksa, Herby Tomato, Soymilk Miso and Fish Head! Pair the hotpot with crowd favourites like Xinghua Fried Beehoon and Pumpkin Butter Mushroom.

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📍 282 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208945
🕒 10.30am–3pm, 5pm–9.30pm (Tue to Sun), Closed on Mon

34. Lilac Oak

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This minimalistic vegan cafe proves that being allium-free doesn’t mean minimal taste. Their dishes and desserts are anything but minimal — every bite is a burst of flavour and will surprise even your non-vegan friends. 

Their gelato and waffles are some of the best, not to mention their creative take on Asian and Western cuisine like the Gochujang Rose Penne (S$16.90) and Peanut Tempeh Sandwich (S$10.90).

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📍  71 Oxley Rise, #01-01, Singapore 238698
🕒 11am–4pm (Mon, Tue & Thu), 11am–6pm (Fri to Sun), Closed on Wed

35. Wakamama

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Here’s a few hints to what you can expect at Wakamama: cosy, intimate, and a customised menu. That’s right, Wakamama is a vegan omakase! It’s gluten-free and optional alliums-free as well. Each private dining session will be a surprise as the menu is based upon seasonal ingredients.

If surprises are not your thing, go for the ala carte option on Thursdays through Sundays from 11am to 3pm. There’ll be plant-based sashimi, pasta, desserts and more that you can try — but only if you reserve your seats early here!

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📍 3 South Buona Vista Rd, #01-28, Viva Vista Shopping Mall, Pasir Panjang, Singapore 118136 
🕒 Omakase: 5pm–10pm (Thu to Sun), Ala Carte: 11am–3pm (Thu to Sun)

36. 5Green Blossom

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As a home based business that finally opened their first physical store in October 2023, this allium-free vegan restaurant in Hougang has more than just their popular Siew Bao and Sardine Puffs to look forward to. They usually introduce daily specials like Unagi Rice Bowl, Blue Flower Rice with Vegan Egg, burgers and more.

Check their socials for their business days and times which vary each month!

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📍 1187 Upper Serangoon Rd, #01-44 The Midtown, Singapore 533971
🕒 Timings vary

37. Yi Xin Vegetarian 一心素食

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Yi Xin Vegetarian is a hidden gem within the heart of Chinatown. It’s highly affordable considering its location, with prices ranging around S$5 for a plate of cai fan and around S$6 to S$8 for ala carte items like Assam Laksa, Olive Knife Noodles, and Spaghetti. There’s quite a crowd during peak hours so head down earlier to secure your seats.

📍 43 Temple St, Singapore 058584
🕒 8am–8pm (Mon to Sat), Closed on Sun

38. Botanict

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Botanict is your answer to vegetarian and vegan Nyonya cuisine. Located in Bukit Batok West, this restaurant has authentic allium-free Nyonya dishes like green curry Pumpkin Rendang, Ayam Penyet Grilled Stingray with their special house made chilli, as well as Chap Chye (mixed vegetables stew), Babi Pongteh (braised pork belly) and more.

It’s a big win for westies in the area to be able to eat at this underrated restaurant any time they want!

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📍 Blk 132 Bukit Batok West Ave 6, #01-316, Singapore 650132
🕒 12pm–9pm (Tue), 9.30am–9pm (Wed to Sun), Closed on Mon

39. Lian Xin 莲芯膳坊

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We’ve got another hidden gem in Chinatown, literally. Lian Xin is a vegetarian food court hidden in the basement of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, serving affordable cai fan, western food like tomato truffle pasta, curry noodles, desserts and drinks. The stalls operate with daily menus rotating weekly, and it only costs S$5 to get a three-course meal at the Western food stall.

📍 288 South Bridge Rd, B1 Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Singapore 058840
🕒 9am–2.30pm (Daily)

40. Kunthaville

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Last but not least, Kunthaville serves vegan-friendly Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) cuisine in an elegant colonial-style conservation shophouse. Start off with Kunthaville’s Spicy Beetroot Cutlets with Mango, Avocado, and Green Salad in Lime Mustard (S$12) and Jackfruit Rolls (S$14) or whet your appetite with their Sweet Gundappam (S$14) that comes with a coconut chambal (sambal) and coconut milk.

Dig into their Signature Curry Leaf Coconut Rice (S$28) before wrapping up your meal at their Cocktail Lounge with a cup of exquisite Ceylon tea.

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📍 18 Veerasamy Road, Singapore 207326
🕒 10am–9pm (Daily)

Whether you’re on a plant-based diet or not, these eateries are great places to indulge in meat-free fare. Which will you be heading to next for a healthy and environmentally-conscious meal?

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