In a food paradise like Singapore, it was once an uphill battle to adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet. Today, however, buoyed by a global trend, vegan, vegetarian and alternative-meat dishes can be found all over Singapore. In fact, there are so many that international animal rights group PETA named Singapore as the number two spot on its list of the Top 10 Vegan Friendly Cities in Asia.
Best of all, Quorn is now available for purchase in Singapore to help you with your meat-free journey!
Restaurants offering meat-free dishes
If you’re looking for a restaurant that gives you the best meat-free alternatives, these 6 restaurants offer versatile and delicious menus to choose from.
1. Ichiban Bento
Ichiban Bento offers delicious, quality Japanese food through their outlet kiosks around Singapore. And now they have partnered with Quorn to offer your favourite Japanese dishes in a meat-free form.
2. The Soup Spoon Group
The Soup Spoon Group is a union of brands that is committed to providing ingredients that are not only exceptional in flavour, but also natural and sustainable. As a core part of this group of brands, the Soup Spoon Union is committed to offering delicious dishes that cater to all tastes, including those who opt for a meat-free lifestyle.
Their current range of Quorn meat-free dishes are:
● Buttery Tikka Masala
● Sumo-Style Nabe
● Budae Jjigae (Korean-Style Army Stew)
You can find a Soup Spoon Union through their restaurant finder here.
3. The Rebel Gurl
The Rebel Gurl is a sandwich shop with a mission to improve their customers’ health through a recipe of awareness, education and great, wholesome food. The 40-seater cafe caters for vegans, vegetarians, athletes, clean-meat lovers, those with food intolerances, and those just looking to lead a more healthy lifestyle.
They were also recently written up in the Straits Times, which featured their Vegan H.A.L.T – with sandwich fillings of Quorn spicy patties, avocado salsa, lettuce and tomato. You can read the article here, and you can visit them next time you’re in the CBD to try their delicious meat-free Quorn menu options!
Kipos is a healthy bowl shop offering a range of meat-free alternative, vegetarian and vegan dishes. One of their most popular dishes is the Chicquorn Rice, a filling and tasty bowl made with Quorn instead of chicken and coated in a vegan chili sauce.
With a 4.7 star rating on Facebook from visitors, Kipos should definitely be added to your list of meat-free restaurants to visit.
This delightful bistro, tucked away in Serangoon Gardens, has been providing their customers with delicious food for over 5 years. And they’ve now begun embracing the meat-free trend in Singapore, adding to their menu the delicious ‘Quorn Benedict’ featuring Quorn fillet, cream spinach, sautéed mushrooms, poached egg, fresh greens, and a spicy go ju chang hollandaise.
Check out their menu here, and make a reservation to visit Arbite today.
Vegetarian and vegan restaurants
If you’re looking for some more restaurants that serve a great range of vegetarian and vegan restaurants, here are some to try.
6. Soul ALife
Right in the industrial estate of Changi is Soul ALife, which serves up all things plant-based from an extensive menu. Enjoy tofu scramble on toast, a substantial Buddha Bowl, a tasty quinoa salad - the list goes on. Finish with an acai bowl for a sweet, delicious and healthy treat.
7. Pepper Jade
Thai vegetarian restaurant Pepper Jade shows that animal products aren’t necessary in Thai cooking. Yes, even that all-important fish sauce! The kitchen uses aromatic ingredients such as coriander roots, chilli, citrus juices and palm sugar to great effect, and it doesn’t use eggs, garlic, onion or shallots. Order the dish ‘Son-in-Law Eggs’ and you’ll see that the eggs are made with mashed-up yam and the yolk is mashed pumpkin. No eggs, no fish sauce - no problem!
8. Whole Earth
With its curious mix of Thai and Peranakan vegetarian dishes, Michelin Bib Gourmand winner Whole Earth is a must-try. Its recently refurbished interiors sport emerald green walls and plenty of seats for your friends, so round up a bunch of them and try dishes like Peranakan-style curry, Nonya curry and crispy handmade yam rings stuffed with capsicum, celery, cashew nuts and king abalone mushrooms.
9. Ananda Bhavan
Ananda Bhavan, one of the city’s oldest Indian restaurants, serves up traditional Indian flatbread and mouth-watering vegetarian curries. Now with four sister outlets, its grown from its humble beginnings into a favourite across Singapore. With dishes like their Onion Rava Masala Thosai (potato curry wrapped in a crispy shell of fermented pancake studded with onions) and Sweet Pongal (deliciously fragrant rice with cashews and golden raisins)... it’s easy to see why!
10. Real Food
For wholesome vegetarian and vegetable-centric fare, Real Food is a staple. It offers a good range of gluten free dishes and energising smoothies as well. The homemade dumplings are some of the best in Singapore, filled with organic ingredients like carrots, mushrooms, beancurd, turnip and chestnuts. You can enjoy the signature dumplings in soup, steamed or fried.
11. Komala Vilas
Komala Vilas might be a chain, but don’t let that fool you into thinking you can’t get an authentic and delicious feed there. Head to any of their Rachor branches (on Race Course, Buffalo or Serangoon Roads) and enjoy hearty sets on metal trays. Our pick is the vegetable biryani set, which comes with chapati, papadum, saffron rice, vegetable curry, daal, raita and a whole range of pickles and sauces. It’s a bargain at just $7!
12. Madras New Woodlands Restaurants
The VIP Thali meal at Madras New Woodlands Restaurant is served on a platter and is so filling that you’ll have no need for dinner. The chefs decide which Thali meals to prepare each day, making every visit a surprise. Katoris (mini metal pots) can be filled with mildly spicy gourd fry, lightly sauteed okra, dhal made from split pulses and lentil-based vegetable stew… you just never know what you’re going to get!
For all-you-can-eat vegetarian goodness, you can’t go past the Annalakshmi buffet. Completely volunteer run, it’s a spread of home-style cuisine with servings of poori, briyani, vegetable stew, potato palya, cauliflower curry and more. If you prefer to order off the menu, you can do that too.
14. Afterglow by Anglow
Located on Keong Saik Road, Chinatown, Afterglow by Anglow is a trendy, sophisticated and seriously tasty place to be seen. It’s evolving menu of vegetarian, mostly-raw, plant-based food is clever and creative, and their raw cheesecakes are simply to die for. Wholesome, earthy and generous, you’ll be back time and time again.
15. Original Sin
Original by name, original by nature - Original Sin has been serving upscale vegetarian Middle Eastern food in Singapore for over a decade. Grab your friends and tuck into a mezze plate or ask for the three-course set lunch. At $28, it’s great value and includes a choice of drink and a main.
16. The Boneless Kitchen
When you think of Korean food, you might think of barbecued meats and crispy fried chicken. However, this meatless restaurant, The Boneless Kitchen, will help you to see that there’s much more to the cuisine. Ingredients at The Boneless Kitchen are flown in from Korea to ensure you always enjoy authentic flavours, with everything being umami-laden and memorable. Vegans should note, however, that eggs and dairy are used in the dishes.
For a special occasion, you can’t go past Elemen and its five-course or eight-course Chinese meat-free offering. Elemen is a dining concept focused on a modern interpretation of natural and meatless cuisine. It’s brand motto “Love Self, Love Earth” explains its focus on serving healthy and natural food without compromising the sustainability of the environment. From the Rojak Fruit Salad to its Double-Boiled Maca Soup, everything is wholesome, nutritious and delicious.
Staying vegan or vegetarian in Singapore
Whether you have dietary restrictions, you’re taking a conscious stand or just prefer to eat more greens and grains, the above restaurants and our delicious Quorn-based recipes will inspire you to churn out wholesome meals that are completely meat-free without compromising on taste. Why stick to sad salads and countless carbs if you don’t have to?
These restaurants show you that packing flavour and character into plant-based dishes is not only possible, but often better than their meat alternatives. And to make your favourite dishes at home, Quorn products are now available in Singapore and can be purchased online and in these stores.
Check out the full range of products on offer and for ideas on how you can introduce Quorn to liven up your go-to meals.