Being a vegan in Singapore is just pure heaven, you can find lots of great options anywhere.
In December 2016 Peta named Singapore the second most friendly vegan city in Asia, so that should mean something 😀
Singapore’s food combines Chinese, Malay, Indian, Western influences, Japanese and Thai, and is rich in vegetarian options. For me the best places were the hawker centres (food-courts), they are easy to find and have a bit of everything from fruit juices, smoothies made with local and exotic fruit, desserts, pure vegan meals and even raw vegan. You will be able to taste all cuisines, from 4$-12$ per meal. You can also look for Indian and vegetarian Chinese restaurants often serving up amazing vegan options.
If you eat in a non-vegetarian restaurant be aware that dishes that appear vegetarian on the menu may contain oyster sauce, salted fish, etc. just check with the staff first.
Here are some places that I recommend for having great delicious and affordable food. Remember that healthy dishes that require a lot of efforts and innovation often come with large bills 🙂
- Circuit Road Food Centre has many vegetarian food stalls; here you can try the vegan versions of local dishes such as tahu goreng, satay, briyani rice, nasi lemak (coconut rice), hor fun, chicken rice, laksa, etc.
- Fortune Centre at Bugis has many great vegan eateries and more options outside the centre.
- Redhill Market and Food Centre – vegetarian cuisine is popular at this food centre, try the Bee Hoon with mock Char Siew from the Ru Yi Yuan Vegetarian Food.
- Kim San Leng Food Centre
- Bendemeer Market and Food Centre
(many veg food stalls tend to be closed on Monday)
restaurants / eateries:
- Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant (Little India) has a very extensive menu (about 400 items of which three-quarters are listed as vegan) and you can sample Indian, Chinese, international and local dishes and desserts all under one roof.
- Divine Realm Vegetarian Restaurant – Chinese vegetarian
- Nature Vegetarian Delights – Chinese vegetarian restaurant
- Xing Hua Vegetarian Restaurant. It’s a Chinese restaurant serving mainly mock-meats
- Yi xin vegetarian – the best in china town
- Zen Fut Sai Kai Vegetarian Restaurant
- Genesis vegan Restaurant
- Vegandeli SG
- Green Leaf Cafe – Little India.
- Veggie King International Buffet
- Steamboat Restaurant for international, regional (Japanese, Korean, Thai) and local buffet dishes which include desserts.
- Fill-a-Pita -Middle Eastern vegetarian food.
- vegetarians from West-side: Hua Jin Vegetarian Family Restaurant and Tanaka Vegetarian Food
- Japanese vegetarian food (a bit pricey) Bespoke Japanese Vegetarian Dining and Herbivore
- For vegan burgers you have: Vegan Burg and the nomVnom
- Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, the Singapore Buddhist Lodge and the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery serve vegetarian food.
Tips: Keep an eye out for the Singapore Food Festival, held every year in July.
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Loved this post! Singapore is definitely in my travel list and I will make sure to re-read your amazing tips and recommendations just before I visit it! ? Xx
great hope that they are helpful and that you can go there soon 😉
Hi Sue, that’s a tricky one 🙂 the original sauce is made from boiled oysters and seasonings, but vegetarian brands do use mushrooms as a substitute like you said. this video explains how its made https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BFYrCIgcLE 😉
Great post. I note you mention oyster sauce which is not for vegans but isn’t oyster sauce made from oyster mushrooms?
Nice culinary list! Everything it seems to be delicious ??
thanks so much ? yours looks delicious too, shame that I don’t understand Italian well, sometimes I just put your recipe on google translate to have the idea 😉
Oh you’te right??… as soon as possible I must create an English session! Go Vegan??
yes please ;)??
There are constantly innovating chefs who come up with new Vegan concepts here in our little red dot… happy to say we agree with you!
I’d already been there and try their foods
Did you like it?
Great list. We are traveling later this year to Singapore so this is a great help. ??
Great hope you have fun 🙂
Thank you ?
Food looks delicious.
i love this post! makes me want to visit! would love for you to visit mine: https://musingsofafoodiesite.wordpress.com/ im just a beginner 🙂
I lived in Singapore for ten years from 1985 however our first visit there was in 1965. We watched it develop from just another shabby city to the cleanest and best city in the world. Loved the food and recognize the pictures you shared with excitement. We still favour Asian food since returning to Oz in 1996.
I imagine it was incredible to see how much a place can develop in such a short period of time. Thanks for passing by and leaving a bit of your personal experience 😉
HEY if youre reading this! I would like to invite you on my blog in which i took a challenge of making dishes in a particular time period. I would love for you to read my first update and stay with me through my messy journey. Thankyou
Hi thanks for passing by and leaving a comment, I will have a look at your blog 😉
I have always wanted to visit Singapore and hearing about all these great vegan food options definitely makes me want to visit more!
Great 🙂 I hope you can manage to visit Singapore soon 😉
Wow! I’m so jealous. The options are very sparse where I’m from. Singapore definitely just made my travel list 🙂
You have a very nice blog.
Thanks for your kind words 🙂
These look so tasty!
Oh I wish I would have found you prior to my Singapore visit… nonetheless will keep in my these wonderful place you mentioned… Thanks…
You may use this during your next visit 😉 thanks for passing by! Ana xx
Great…All pics are awesome ??
Thanks for a very insightful and helpful article!! 🙂 Hope we could exchange more tips and tricks on food so do follow us! 🙂
these photos make me want to eat all of them right now
These photos look SO GOOD! 🙂
It’s got me hungry already…
….. Wonderful piece!!?
Thanks sunshine 🙂
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Great list! I’ll be going to Singapore in July, so will check some on the list out for sure.
Great I could help 🙂 let me know if you need anything else! Ana xx
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I usually struggle a bit with the hawker centres in my area, will definitely try these ones. Thanks for the tips!
So glad I could help 🙂 hope you like them xx Ana
Great post! Makes me want to go 🙂
If you’re ever in Japan, let me know!
Going there is definitely in my plans!! I will tell you thanks 🙂
Ahhh.. I’m from Singapore and these are some of my favourite restaurants… Sob sob. I miss the food so much. Glad you enjoyed my home city 🙂
you’re from a lovely city I loved it. I will come back one day again for sure! thanks for passing by 😉
Great to know there are so many vegan options there!
The use of oyster sauce (fish sauce) is also a common problem in Asian restaurants over here. It is often listed among the vegetarian dishes :-/
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Everything looks delicious!!
Food looks fabulous. I just found out that oyster sauce is not made from oysters but oyster mushrooms. Did you know that?
Hi Sue, only vegetarian brands use mushrooms as a substitute. but if you are eating at a normal eatery the sauce is made by cooking oysters, and the cheapest ones only have a little oyster essence, lots of sugar and almost for sure they contain MSG.
Good to know thank you very much. I appreciate your advice.
Must check out the Circuit Road Food Centre next time I’m in Singapore. I’ve tried many places but haven’t been there yet. Thanks for the hint.
that’s great if you have the opportunity to visit Singapore again, try to go there it’s like a vegetarian food “night market.” I don’t want to lie but there are like 10 vegetarian hawker stalls 🙂 try to arrive early around 5.30pm to 6.30pm before the dinner crowd arrives!
I go to Singapore at least once a year – more often if I can. It’s top of my list for the next visit!
Agreed…Singapore is one of the great food cities in the world – bursting with amazing culinary options.
🙂 thanks for popping by
Nice list – will bookmark this for when I move to Singapore next year! Thanks.
you’re very welcome hope you enjoy Singapore at it’s vegetarian food 😀 let me know if you need any more tips 😉