Vegan in Singapore by Roseanne on VeganTravel

Singapore has become one of my favorite countries for vegan food. The country is beautifully multicultural, and one can find an abundance of so many different cuisines, varying from Chinese to Malay, Indian, Indonesian and Western.

Vegan Singapore Loving Hut

Chair at Loving Hut, Singapore

Singapore was named the 2nd most vegan-friendly country in Southeast Asia by PETA, and for good reason: you can easily find delicious vegan options and on any budget. Plus, more and more vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants open up every year.

There are so many to choose from, but here are my favorite spots for vegan food in Singapore:

Fortune Centre
Location: 190 Middle Rd, Singapore 188979 (Near Bugis MRT)

Fortune Centre is known for being a vegan mecca. It is basically a mall with vegan and vegetarian restaurants and shops on every floor.
Recommendations: Vegan cakes from Hotcakes, mushroom udon soup and juice from Tracy Juice Culture, and vegan roti prata from SBAM.
 Vegan Singapore Fortune Center_Tracy        
  

Kwan Inn Vegetarian
134 Geylang East Ave 1, Singapore 380134 (Near Aljunied MRT)

Kwan Inn Vegetarian is the first and only vegetarian hawkre centre, (aka food court) in Singapore. The food options at each stall is mostly vegan, and really affordable.
Vegan laksa
For 3 SGD, you can get a bowl of delicious and creamy curry laksa, filled with noodles, coconut milk and spices. We also tried “chwee kueh,” a steamed rice cake topped with pickled radish, chili, and a sweet sauce. So tasty!
Vegan laksa Singapore        Vegan Singapore Kwan Inn - Chwee Kueh
At the same stall, there are steamed savory and sweet buns, or “baos.” My favorite is this huge bao filled with veggies and seitan meat.
Vegan Singapore Kwan Inn Vegetarian Bao
They also have a vegan Malay food stall that I really want to try, but it was closed that day. Our Singaporean friend and vegan food blogger, morethanveggies, highly recommends it!
*Tip: Nearby you’ll find two vegetarian bakeries, as well as a health food store and vegetarian grocery with lots of vegan options. (Look up Yes Natural Bakery and Kian Joo Vegetarian)

Little India

For authentic Indian food, Little India has many vegan-friendly vegetarian restaurants. My favorite vegan finds are rice thalis, masala dosas, idly, samosas and vidai. Just make sure to request or inquire that no items have ghee (butter) or yogurt.
Komala Villas and Gokul Vegetarian are two popular vegetarian restaurants you can try.
Vegan Indian Singapore        Vegan Singapore Indian

Tanaka Vegetarian
Two stalls: 445 Fajar Rd, Singapore and 306 Woodlands Street 31

Tanaka Vegetarian serves veganized local favorites such as “chicken” rice made from tofu skin (shown below), as well as nasi lemak with coconut-pandan rice. Both items are my favorites. So good! Each item is around only 3 SGD.
Vegan Singapore - Chicken Rice - Tanaka
Other popular restaurants include Brownice for vegan ice cream and pizza, and Veganburg and nomVnom for burgers. While all really yummy, I definitely recommend trying the different cuisines that Singapore offers!

Extra Insights and Tips:

Vegan Vs. Pure Vegetarian:

Food and restaurants listed as “pure vegetarian” or “100% vegetarian” does not always mean it’s vegan. Sometimes that means just no eggs or no garlic/onions, so always inquire about cow’s milk in a dish.

Volunteering in Singapore:

My absolute favorite place to visit every time I go to Singapore is the Kampung Kampus at the Ground-Up Initiative, an environment and education non-profit and organic farm where I WWOOFed. They serve a plant-based lunch for volunteers on the weekend. They are the some of the nicest people you will meet in Singapore, and you will learn a lot about Singapore from the staff and other volunteers!

Vegan Community in Singapore

The vegan community in Singapore is growing fast, and host various events throughout the year like screenings, meet-ups and festivals. Check out Animal Allies SG, as well as ACRES for animal rescue volunteering.

Thanks for reading and happy vegan traveling!
Roseanne

Follow my vegan adventures at https://www.instagram.com/theveganroamer/

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1 Comment
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    Jenn 2 months ago

    I really need to go back to Singapore… I barely scratched the surface!!!

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