There’s nothing better than eating out is there? Well, actually there is when eating out means full tummies in only the most healthy way. Sound good? Read on for where you can get the tastiest, and healthiest, food fixes on this fair isle.
If you’re looking for vegan-friendly Asian/Fusion cuisine that cuts out the dread frying, then head to Angel’s Bistro. Cooking a menu that changes daily, the food is guaranteed to be fresh, seasonal and most importantly, good for you. Dishes such as ramen noodles, Asian-inspired tofu burgers and sushi rolls (made with carrot, cucumber, beetroot and turnip instead of rice) have made this bistro a very popular lunch spot for the hungry and healthy masses.
Angel’s Bistro, 28 Stanley Street, Singapore 06873, 6220 4344, www.facebook.com/angelsbistro.sg
Supporters of the “eat clean” food movement in Singapore; Afterglow is already a fave spot in Sassy HQ. Serving unique salads, wraps and deconstructed sushi bowls that are not only wheat-free, sugar-free, dairy-free but darn delicious! Their mourish desserts such as their delectable salted caramel chocolate fudge cake will have you questioning all your preconceptions of healthy foods not being tasty.
Afterglow, 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131, 6224 8921, www.facebook.com/afterglowsg
This independent healthy food store/café has been a long-time proponent of eating healthy and shopping smart. They serve veggie classic café dishes ranging from all day breakfasts, sandwiches, salads, pastas, soups and more. Don’t miss their poached egg sourdough sandwich or beet burger served with delectable sweet potato wedges and fresh guacamole. Not only do they serve great healthy options but Real Food also focus on supporting local independent food producers and farmers.
Real Food, #B1-52, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059817, 6224 4492, www.realfoodgrocer.com
Onaka at ARC
Short for Optimum Nutrition and Kitchen Arts, wine bar Onaka prove that healthy food can be delicious as well as nutritious. Not strictly a vegetarian restaurant, Onaka also serve healthy non-veggie fusion options such as pumpkin seed crusted sea bass, oxtail dumplings in soup and seafood barley risotto. If you’re hankering for some tasty veggie fare, don’t miss their roasted mushroom soba, watermelon sashimi or tofu avocado salad.
Onaka at ARC, 460 Alexandra Road, #01-32 PSA Building, Singapore 119963, 6270 2012, www.onakafoods.com.sg
The Greenroom Cafe
Situated in lush green surroundings, Greenroom Café serves “ethno-botanical cuisine”, focusing on vegan and GMO-free dishes, which means you can tuck in safely knowing you’re eating only the freshest goodies that haven’t been genetically modified. Their Spicy Myanmar Salad packs a delicious punch of flavour and textures, while their Vegan Soy Laksa is rich and satisfying. Sweet tooth’s will fall head over heels for their guilt-free soft baked brownie as well as their vegan ice creams made with brown rice and nuts. Yum!
The Greenroom Café, 1382 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Bishan Park 2, Singapore 569931, 6556 1553, www.greenroomcafe.com.sg
Opened as a healthy food store by five sisters, Sunnychoice has become a café serving a yummy selection of veggie local and Asian style dishes such as veggie sushi, Tau Hu Goreng, pumpkin fried brown rice and wholesome soups. This casual neighbourhood eatery also sells affordable organic goodies in-store so you can stock up after chowing down.
Sunnychoice Café, 34 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 678060, 6892 2383, www.sunnychoice.com.sg
Glow Juice Bar and Cafe
An organic café that is all about serving fresh and vibrant dishes made with natural and organic ingredients. Airy and minimalist in vibe, Glow serves casual café-fare of both the veggie and meat variety. We love their Seared Salmon Trout Salad, High Energy Brown Rice and (of course) their thirst-quenching freshly squeezed juices.
Glow Juice Bar and Café, L2 The Hilton Hotel, 581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883, 6730 3397, www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/singapore/hilton-singapore-SINHITW/dining/index.html
7Sensations With a tagline of “creative holistic vegetarian”, you know you’re about chow down on some good-for-you grub with this cute restaurant. Started by two friends who wanted to encourage “good living through good eating”, 7 Sensations serves a mix of Asian fusion dishes that even the heartiest meat-lover will love. Go for their fresh Vietnamese Rolls and Vegan Tofu Pizza, your tummies will thank you!
7Sensations, 16 Madras Street, Singapore 208413, 6298 8198, www.7-sensations.com Vegan Burg
Who said you can’t indulge while being healthy! This home grown fast food done healthy concept is one of our fave dining spots for food on the go. All their burger patties are made with organic mushrooms and soybeans, with the most popular choices being their tangy Hawaiian Teriyaki and Creamy Shrooms burgers. Did we also mention, if you’re off the carbs, you can order a side of broccoli, so there’s no need to feel guilty at this fast-food joint.
Vegan Burg, at various locations. For more information visit www.veganburg.com
Balanced Living Cafe
This is a one-stop shop for healthy living in Singapore, offering yoga workshops, nutritional consultation, detox programmes, healthy superfoods and of course, a rockin’ café dishing up delicious raw foods and drinks. There’s no red meat, no dairy, no refined sugars, no preservatives, no additives and no artificial colourings in any of their goodies (phew!) We are obsessed with their fresh and flavourful salads, refreshing raw soups, yummy smoothies and indulgent raw desserts.
Balanced Living Café, 779 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269758, 6762 8029, www.balancedlivingasia.com/living-cafe-and-deli