After having shared the vegetarian’s guide in Copenhagen and the best dessert places in Copenhagen, I’m sharing something for those of you going to Singapore. Here is a list of places to eat at in Singapore- these are places where you can get the best vegetarian food and desserts in the city.
The best part about 2017 has been the travel opportunities that came my way. I got the chance of exploring so many countries in Europe and Asia. One of these trips was to Singapore with Singapore Tourism Board. I had the fortune of being invited to explore the country with 8 other influencers over 4 days. We stayed at Oasia Downtown for the 4 days that we were there. I extended my stay with another friend and we then moved to the gorgeous Grand Hyatt, Singapore.
What I like the most about media trips is that you travel with the tourism board, that knows the best eating places in the city. As a vegetarian, I wasn’t sure if Singapore was going to be a culinary delight for me. I was pleasantly mistaken and luckily got some really good vegetarian food everywhere we went. Here is a list of places to eat at in Singapore- these are places where you can get the best vegetarian food and desserts in the city.
1. TIONG BAHRU BAKERY
Tiong Bahru Bakery is supposed to be the best french bakery in Singapore. I loved it so much that I went there thrice in four days. It is perfect for breakfast. While they do have a savory menu as well, I stuck to fresh croissants and pastries. Their croissants are the best I’ve ever had- so flaky and delicious. You should also taste their lemon-basil tart. We also got their Paris-brest and raspberry cake. You should definitely drop by at this beautiful bakery (be prepared to wait for a table) and enjoy their desserts and coffee
2. WHOLE EARTH
Our first meal in Singapore was at Whole Earth, that serves authentic Peranakan and Thai food. The concept of the restaurant is to elevate the standard of plant-based cooking and promote it to a wider audience. The menu has endless options that you can explore. You should definitely try the monkey head mushrooms for their incredible texture and preparation. Whole Earth is slightly expensive but is definitely not to be missed- it’s the best place where vegetarians can explore local food and flavors.
3. BOLLYWOOD VEGGIES
This was hands-down my favorite food experience in Singapore. Set in the rustic environment of the northwest Kranji Countryside, visiting it is a step back to Singapore’s lush history. The location provides a great opportunity to see a fresh side of the island, rejuvenate your senses, enjoy organic food and simply relax. Bollywood Veggies take farm-to- fork experience to a whole new level and offer some incredible vegetarian food. Dont’ forget to make a reservation in advance and make sure you keep enough time to not just eat but also explore their huge farm.
The world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, Candlenut takes a contemporary yet authentic approach to traditional Straits-Chinese cuisine. The restaurant serves up refined Peranakan cuisine that preserves the essence and complexities of traditional food, with twists that lift the often rich dishes to a different level. Besides the extensive non-vegetarian menu, they also have a special menu for vegetarians that has small bites, salads, soups, curries, woks and desserts. You’ll be pleased to see over 20 options for you to choose from. Candlenut is perfect for a fancy vegetarian meal and Michelin starred experience in Singapore.
Afterglow is a completely vegan restaurant that serves some fantastic plant-based dishes. The food is fresh, healthy and makes you feel good. I loved their raw pizza and zoodles. If you’re vegan or are simply looking for a light meal option, Afterglow is a safe bet. It is also a great option if you want to experience raw and vegan food done brilliantly.
6. HIGH TEA AT FULLERTON HOTEL
Another fancy experience you shouldn’t miss in Singapore is the high tea at Fullerton Hotel. The Hotel overlooks Maria Bay and is a beautiful property. Their high-tea menu is what dreams are made of- Some beautiful, delicate pastry and your choice of tea or coffee. You get unlimited replenishment of tiered contents and free-flowing coffee and tea. The hospitality at the hotel is impeccable.
7. 2 AM DESSERT BAR
Janice Wong’s iconic 2 am dessert bar had been on my list forever. If you love desserts as much as I do, your trip to Singapore will be incomplete without a visit to this dessert bar. 2 am dessert bar opened in Singapore’s Holland Village in 2007 and since then has revolutionized the dessert scene. We ordered the matcha tart and the forest moss. They were both incredible, to say the least. My favorite, however, was Janice’s very popular and genius dessert- Chocolate H2O. It has 72% Dark Chocolate , Salted Caramel mousse , Evian and Yuzu sorbet.