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

by Kylynn Seng

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 these 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.

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

2. Love Handle 

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From meats, dairy to condiments, Asia’s first plant-based butcher has it all. Get Impossible™ burgers (starting from S$19), Love Handle Chicken Rice (S$12) and even Impossibro Wellington (S$28). Given how real Impossible™ meat tastes and how legit the mains look at this eatery, you might even find that your meat cravings satisfied when you dine here. 

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There’s also a butchery that features a large selection of plant-based meats for you to cook at home. 

Love Handle
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📍 8 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069788
🕒 12pm–10pm (Mon to Wed), 12pm–10.30pm (Thu & Fri), 11am–10.30pm (Sat), Closed on Sun

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

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. Green Common 

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Nestled among the myriad of eateries at Vivocity, Green Common is a cosy vegan restaurant that serves up a large variety of delicious OmniMeat foods. With popular dishes like chilli crab pasta, fish and chips and seafood laksa, you might even forget that your meal is entirely plant-based. If you fall in love with OmniMeat options after dining here, the restaurant also doubles up as a marketplace, so you’ll be able to buy home your OmniMeat or OmniSeafood of choice.

Green Common
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📍 1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-169/170 VivoCity, Singapore 098585
🕒 11am–9pm (Mon to Sun)

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.

Bodhi Deli
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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–9pm (Mon 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

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?

Genesis Vegan
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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

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. 

Joie Restaurant
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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!

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

Kang Su Vegetarian (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)

Original Sin
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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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Indulge in homely vegetarian food at this casual eatery specialising in Indonesian cuisine. While their usual menu already has a wide variety of items like Bakmi Ayam (S$8.90), Satay Peanut (S$9.90) and more, they even have seasonal delights that are available for limited periods of time. Plus, most of the dishes can be ‘veganised’, so everyone can enjoy them.

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📍 337 Beach Rd, Singapore 199565
🕒 11am–3pm, 5pm–9pm (Tue to Fri), 11am–3.30pm, 4.30pm–9pm (Sat & 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.

Annalakshmi Restaurant
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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. 

Daehwa Vegetarian
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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!

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

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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