Eating in Singapore is like a religion. On the free walking
Luckily, Singapore is a haven for vegans. We are so well catered for, in fact, that a simple search on Happy Cow or a post in any vegan Facebook group is bound to throw up dozens of suggestions. And if you’re anything like me, too much choice can be an overwhelming prospect.
With that in mind, I thought I’d write about the places we tried and tested in the hope it might sway your decision-making if you’re ever searching for vegan scran in the Lion City yourself.
We discovered this place by chance when jet-lag struck during our first full day in the city. After waking up at 5 a.m. we decided to explore Gardens by the Bay while the rest of Singapore slept. While having the attraction all to ourselves was amazing, by 7 a.m. we were ravenous, and finding somewhere to eat so early proved to be a challenge. That’s how we discovered Yi Xin. The no-frills eatery in Chinatown is one of the few places open at eight in the morning. So we made like some of the locals and grabbed a cheap and filling breakfast of tasty noodles and veg.
Located in the Fortune Center – which in itself is a vegan’s dream – Herbivore is an outstandingly good Japanese restaurant. The menu offers all the familiar Japanese fare, from bento boxes to katsu curry. M
Opening in 1947, Komala Vilas is one of Singapore’s oldest Indian Vegetarian restaurants. Located in Little India, the establishment is famed for its traditional fare. Thanks to the eatery’s reputation as one of the tastiest in town, it’s often packed with locals picking and dipping their way through their dosa or chapati meal (no knives and forks needed!)
One of the more modern choices on this list is Wild Honey. The restaurant – which has three spots across Singapore – serves a Western-style brunch menu. For us vegans this includes a delicious take on scrambled tofu – perfect for those mornings when noodles just won’t do.
Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant
Another one of Little India’s must-visits is Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant. More innovative than Komala Vilas, here you can expect to find vegan alternatives to classic Indian dishes, using mock meats to imitate familiar
Singapore is famous for its chicken and rice dish, known as Hainanese chicken rice – but clearly it isn’t vegan-friendly. However, you can sample a vegan alternative courtesy of An Xin Vegan. The Buddist-owned stall is located in the Chinatown Hawker