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Five local vegan restaurants you should check out

Vegan food can be delicious and satisfying to eat - you just need to know where to get it.

Khalisa Zulkiflee
Khalisa Zulkiflee

Creative writer and comedian on the side.


Published: 27 April 2021, 5:10 PM

It’s a widely-known misconception that vegan food is just made up of tasteless vegetables. 

This misconception usually comes about from dishes that aren’t well-cooked or well-seasoned. Plant-based meals are more than a salad of raw vegetables and can be incorporated into any meal, from Vietnamese pho noodles and Indian curry to desserts such as ice cream and waffles!

Here are five eateries serving scrumptious vegan meals from various cuisines. 

1. The Kind Bowl

If you love Vietnamese cuisine, you will definitely enjoy this cosy diner with its savoury menu that features items named The Kind Pho, No Crab Noodles and more! 

 

The Kind Bowl uses sustainable ingredients to create an ethical and affordable menu. PHOTO CREDIT: THE KIND BOWL

 

Their side dishes include fried spring rolls, rice rolls packed with flavourful strips of seasoned soy-based seitan and tofu, and a dessert made of refreshing coconut almond milk jello. 

The Kind Bowl also serves a range of drinks, from coffee and tea to juices, to complement its food. Other than food and drinks, they also sell merchandise with all proceeds going to families affected by the Super Typhoon Rolly in the Philippines. 

The Kind Bowl is located at 70 Killiney Road and opens 11am to 2pm and 5.30pm to 9.30pm on Mondays to Thursdays, 11am to 9.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 11am to 8.30pm on Sundays. 

Islandwide delivery is also available.

2. Vegepot

Vegepot is for the Korean food lovers! Affordable and tasty, their appetising menu has all the classic Korean favourites – bibimbap, kimchi noodles, hotpot ramen and homemade ‘unagi’ rice. 

They also have non-Korean dishes such as Thai curry vegetables rice, rendang ‘mutton’ rice, Penang asam laksa, fried kway teow and kway chap. 

Their side dishes include satay tempeh, rojak, homemade dumplings, vegan oyster omelette and braised eggs. 

Vegepot is located at #02-31 Fortune Centre, 190 Middle Road and opens 11am to 8pm on Tuesdays to Sundays. 

3. Ananda Bhavan Restaurant

Next on the list is South Indian cuisine! Ananda Bhavan will have you spoiled for choices with their various types of thosai, masala, uthappam and naan.

They also have a wide selection of rice varieties like vegan biryani, curd rice, lemon rice, along with various types of laddu, halwa and burfi. PHOTO CREDIT: ANANDA BHAVAN

 

They also have a wide selection of rice varieties like vegan biryani, curd rice, lemon rice, along with various types of laddu, halwa and burfi. 

Other than dine-in, the restaurant has other services such as catering, home delivery, a function hall for clients’ use, and creating vegetarian hampers.

Ananda Bhavan Restaurant has outlets at 58 Serangoon Road and Tekka Centre which opens from 7.30am to 10pm, 95 Syed Alwi Road which opens from 7am to 10pm, 448 Serangoon Road as well as  #01-29, UE Bizhub East, Changi Expo which opens from 8am to 10pm.

4. Whole Earth

The first and only Peranakan-Thai vegetarian restaurant in Singapore, Whole Earth’s menu is spicy and finger-licking good. 

 

Whole Earth is the only Singaporean plant-based restaurant to be awarded the Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand for four consecutive years. PHOTO CREDIT: WHOLE EARTH

 

Their Timeless favourites include sambal kangkong, Penang rendang, Nyonya curry, assam pedas vegetables and olive rice.

Whole Earth is located at 72 Peck Seah Street and opens daily from 11.30am to 3pm and 5.30pm to 10pm.

5. Smoocht Pantry

Smoocht Pantry’s menu is artfully designed to showcase their various meals, desserts and drinks.  

This cafe serves vegan ice cream made from organic brown rice milk, fruits and nuts. They also have other desserts like ice cream floats, waffles and cakes. 

 

Ice cream flavours include hazelnut, Nutella and Earl Grey! PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/SMOOCHT

 

For meals, they have a variety of vegan pizzas such as Hot Vegan Chick and Tofu Crumble which uses meat substitutes like soy ‘ham’, ‘chicken’ and tofu. 

Vegan pasta is also available here. Their Classic Lasagne has layers of diced mushroom and eggplant combined with tofu crumble in their tomato ragu sauce. 

The cafe uses soy ‘chicken’ in its Creamy ‘Chicken’ Linguine along with their homemade creamy sauce, black pepper, capsicums and mushrooms. 

Smoocht Pantry is located at  #01-58 319 Jurong East St 31 and opens daily from 12pm to 9pm.

Islandwide delivery is available through GrabFood. 

Smoocht also has two other outlets, WellSmoocht and Well Loft, serving different plant-based meals and have different concepts. They are located at #01-03 8 Sin Ming Road and level 3 of 282A South Bridge Road respectively. 

With these restaurants, your palate can get a whole lot healthier! 


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