The vegan food vogue

No meat? No problem! Have a taste of vegan food at VeganBurg, Café Salivation and Sarnies Café.

Aisyah Lyana

Published: 1 March 2016, 12:00 AM

We all know that Singapore is a blissful food paradise for food lovers. But what if you have a non-conventional diet?

For the vegans and healthy foodies out there, here are our top three dining eateries – vegan style

(Psst: Check out the special promotions at the end of this article too!)

1. Vegan burgers @ VeganBurg

Want to try some vegan burgers…or shall we say, vurgers?


From its looks and taste, it’s hard to believe the Smoky BBQ burger is vegan.


We tried VeganBurg’s homemade Smoky BBQ burger. The fresh ingredients used and the strong BBQ flavour helps one forget that they are even eating a vegan burger in the first place.

Aside from the generous BBQ sauce (which I found a bit strong) and the soft and fluffy organic wholemeal bun, I loved how the pan-grilled mushroom patty was crispy outside but tender on the inside.


Substitute fries for broccoli at VeganBurg.


I also tasted the Seaweed Fries which complimented the burger well. Customers can even replace the fries with a unique alternative: broccoli.

The health-conscious can also opt for grease-free, soy patty burgers stuffed with leafy veggies and tomatoes at the restaurant.

Address: 44 Jalan Eunos, S419502
Nearest MRT: Eunos EW7

2. Vegan pasta @ Café Salivation 


A beautiful chandelier and great deco add to the ambience.


When it came to pasta, Café Salivation’s Spaghetti Soya Bolognese was my pick. A delicious fusion of Indian and Western cuisine, the pasta was rich with herbs and spices.

Crunchy soy granules substituted the minced beef, and a single portion was generous enough to be filling even for two.


Spaghetti soya bolognese is delicious.


Café Salivation took almost six months of innovative and experimental research to perfect its recipe and replicate the taste of non-vegan pasta. Their Spinach Lasagna is another hot-selling vegan pasta in the franchise.


The brownie cake is not too sweet.


Other than vegan pasta, Café Salivation also offers a range of eggless cakes such as the Black Forest Brownie. The chocolate taste is not too strong and could be a slight let down for those with a sweet tooth or chocolate lovers (like yours truly, but this makes the brownie a healthy option.


Address: 176 Race Course Road, S218607
Nearest MRT: Farrer Park NE8

3. Vegan soft serve @ Sarnies Café

For dessert, indulge in the guilt-free and gluten-free vegan soft serve: Cocowhip. In fact, I feel Cocowhip is the authentic, 97 per cent fat-free soft serve you must taste. Using coconut water as an alternative to milk, they assert that zero cows are suffering or killed in the process of producing soft serve.


The original Cocowhip soft serve, with toffee topping and a strong coconut flavour.


Cocowhip soft serve is available at Sarnies Café, a café that has the Aussie feels. Upon entering, I felt like I was in a different country, because most of the patrons were Ang Mohs – which makes Sarnies Café all the more interesting!

The coconut flavour in the original Cocowhip might taste a little overpowering despite the generous toffee topping, but it gets a thumbs-up from coconut lovers like me!

We also tried the Cocowhip breakfast bowl which is essentially a soft serve accompanied by fresh seasonal fruits and nut medley. Somehow the coconut taste was not as strong in the breakfast bowl.


Cocowhip breakfast bowl is popular at Sarnies Café


Cocowhip was surprisingly filling and makes a great healthy breakfast alternative. It also breaks all stereotypes about soft serve being a dessert, as this unique dish is only available for breakfast.

Address: 136 Telok Ayer Street, 068401
Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer (DT18)

Hungry yet? Well we have good news…These vegan food outlets are having special promotions for our readers and Instagram followers!

Show that you are following Youth.SG on Instagram when you visit these outlets and enjoy these promotions:

– VeganBurg: Redeem a free chiller with every burger purchase, for dine-in/takeaway customers.

– Café Salivation: Redeem a free coffee (espresso/black coffee/latte/cappuccino) for every $10 nett spent. Full terms & conditions here.

– Sarnie’s Cafe: Follow them on their Instagram as well to redeem a complimentary sauce for every purchase of Cocowhip at Sarnie’s cafe.

All promotions are valid till Mar 31, 2016.

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