What a Vegan Does in Singapore

I had no idea what to expect when I visited Singapore for the first time last week. Most people stay here only for a few days, but I had a whole week to explore this busy city. The reviews were mixed - some people hated it and some people loved it. I was happily surprised myself. Singapore turned out to be a very charming city. It's not only sky scrapers and shopping centres if you look for the right places. 

I thought it would be fun to put together some sort of Singapore guide of what I discovered during my seven days in this city.

PLACES TO Visit


Haji Lane 

Haji Lane was my absolute favourite spot in Singapore. I was lucky to live right next to this colourful street during my first few days (check out The Pod Capsule Hotel for an cheap and clean place to stay). It's a very colourful street packed with cute little shops and people taking selfies. Look at me posing with a window that matched my pants. 

Location:

Haji Lane (Walkable from Bugis)

 

Marina Bay Sands

I know you will see Marina Bay Sands mentioned in every guide book, but I truly think you can't get a better view of the city than from the sky deck. In my opinion it's very much worth it. Just ignore the other tourists around you and enjoy the epic view. Also maybe do a quick stop by the Gardens by the Bay next door? It's a beautiful city oasis.

Location:

10 Bayfront Avenue

 

+ Others?

Little India, China Town and Arab St should all be on your list if you want to see the beauty of different cultures blending in.

 

ACAI BOWLS & SMOOTHIES


Afterglow 

Visit Afterglow if you have money to spend, because this place isn't cheap. I wasn't aware of the price before I went here, but I still wanted to make the most of it so I tried to put together a cheap(ish) meal. I ordered the sweet potato fires (with a side of avocado), a pink latte and the acai bowl (it was the reason I wanted to go in first place). I can not fault the food. It's beautifully presented and tastes good. I can only imagine how the rest of the dishes on the menu if my traveller's version already hit the spot so well.

Location: 

24 Keon Saik Rd

 

Absolute Acai

If you're looking for a good acai bowl look no longer and head to Absolute Acai instead. These guys know how to whip up a delicious acai bowl because it's all they do. You get plenty of fresh fruit on top which makes it all better. Just keep in mind that the granola has honey in it - you take it from there.

Location:

3 Pickering St

 

An Acai Affair

An Acai Affair will most likely be a bit of a travel away if you're staying the central parts of Singapore, but I'm telling you it's worth the visit. The space is beautiful, the staff is friendly and the acai bowls are on point. What more could you ask for? Not much in my opinion. 

Location:

101 East Coast Rd

 

Juice Junkie

Last but not least my favourite spot in Singapore - Juice Junkie. The smoothies here are the bomb (blue spirulina or activated charcoal anyone?), the acai bowl is delicious and the avocado on toast is simply next level. I wish I could bring this place home with me, so I could sit here and work whilst sipping on smoothies. 

Location:

68 Duxton Rd

 

VEGAN BURGERS


Veganburg

Veganburg must be on your list when you're in Singapore (or in San Fransisco). It's like a fast food burger place, the only thing that makes it different is that it's all vegan and there's a wholesome and sustainable twist to it all. Go all out and get a full meal with seaweed fries (or broccoli) on side and a big burger. I choose the Avocado Beetroot one and I can highly recommend it! I wish we had had time to go back for more. 

Location:

44 Jalan Eunos

 

NomVnom

Another burger place that you need to visit is NomVnom. It's located down in the Clark Quay Central food court and is yet another fully vegan burger joint. The world is changing my friends! I would suggest you get the sweet potato fries with any burger of your choice. I got the one with avocado and beetroot hummus - surprise, surprise! 

Location:

6 Eu Tong Sen St (Clark Quay Central)

 

ASIAN FLAVOURS


Herbivore

If you're a lover of sushi head over to Herbivore for a real treat. It's a fully vegetarian Japanese restaurant and the staff is super helpful when you ask them about the vegan options. I ordered myself a delicious all vegan sushi spread and I couldn't have been happier. 

Location:

190 Middle Rd

 

+ Others

 Genesis Vegan Restaurant (Mixed)

Jadeite (Noodles)

Komala Vilas (Indian)

 

Sweet Kick


Brownice Italian Restaurant

All I can say is please, please, please go to Brownice and get some vegan gelato; or the brownie with vegan gelato on top. My absolute favourite flavour out of all the ones I tried was the mint one. 

Location(s):

8 Sing Ming Rd

53 East Coast Rd

 

COFFEE


The coffee in Singapore is so really good if you find the right places. These is my top three places for epic soy lattes:

1. Artistry

2. Penny University

3. Stamping Ground Coffee 

 

YOGA


Yoga Movement

I was still on a yoga high after Bali so I decided to give yoga a go in Singapore as well. I bought two classes with Yoga Movement. A little expensive but well worth the money - the space is super nice and the teachers know what they are doing. You'll feel like a very fashionable yogi when you walk out. 

Location(s):

31A & 33A New Bridge Road

237 A & B East Coast Rd

22 Orchard Road

22 Martin Road

21 Tanjong Pagar Rd

11 Yong Siak St

 

Ready to explore Singapore? Have fun! 

If you have any more questions about Singapore don't hesitate to ask.

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