Having been lucky enough to spend a considerable amount of time in Singapore over the last few years, and in response to the many requests for recommendations, I have compiled a list of my favourite places to eat in the city.
Singapore is well known for it’s amazing food scene. Traditional Singaporean food is easy to find, however I am here to show you where you can find the healthiest places to eat in Singapore – once you’ve had your fill of chilli crab and dim sums of course.
So, here they are; my tried and tested cafes and restaurants where you can find something different at each, from cooling açai bowls to big hearty breakfasts.
After Glow, by Anglow. 24 Keong Saik Road.
Plant based meets modern and sexy. If I could have “date night” in Singapore this is where I would go. This is not your average vegan restaurant; After Glow has an intimate and cosy atmosphere, with an open kitchen and dishes so delicate and thoughtful you won’t believe it’s all plants. Make sure you book a table for evening dining, this place is always busy and you’ll understand why.
Kitchen by Food Rebel, 28 Stanley St.
At the top of the healthy list, Kitchen by Food Rebel’s dishes are created with care and passion for clean eating and organic living. Free from artificial colours, flavourings, MSGs and additives, Kitchen really takes care with every ingredient used, and sources everything locally. Great if you have dietary requirements or you need fuel to supplement your training. They can provide you with what you need, including customised meals for weight loss, recovery or muscle gain.
Real Food, 181 Orchard Road.
Green grocers turned restaurant this all vegetarian dining experience is one of my favourite places for lunch or dinner. With a huge menu of healthy options including, fresh juices, smoothies, pastas, salads, grain bowls and raw desserts. Even though all vegetarian, the dishes are filling enough to satisfying the hunger of most carnivores too.
Limaa, 51 Haji Lane.
Haji Lane is full of quirky places to eat and drink, it’s hard to pick just one. But for me, I was won over by Limaa’s fresh juice bar – their date and banana smoothie did not disappoint. They also do gluten free nachos, açai parfait bowls and raw treats too.
Common Man Coffee Roasters, 22 Martin Road.
With a 7-hour time difference from the U.K I am always looking for somewhere to get brunch in the city. CMCR’s coffee is the best in town and this is confirmed by the amount of local hipsters you can find hanging out here. My best breakfast award goes to Common Man and their ‘Veggie Wonderland’ complete with halloumi, avocado, pesto tomatoes, sourdough and a choice of eggs how you like.
Grounded by CMCR, Level 2, 22 Martin Road.
Attached to one of my favourite studios Yoga Movement it’s the ideal space to hang out before of after class, with a cooler or coffee. The menu here is much small than CMCR downstairs, but each dish is beautifully put together, healthy and refreshing. Also open until 9.30pm so great if you want breakfast for dinner #jetlaglifestyle
CooCaCa, Orchard Road.
Take a break from shopping and swap your ice cream for an açai bowl. CooCaCa is right on Orchard road so it’s an ideal place to stop for a cooling bowl of frozen blended açai berries, topped with a choice of fresh fruit, granola or nut butter. Açai berries are rich in antioxidants and are packed full of fibre and healthy fats, they also taste amazing! Making them a smart and healthy substitute from traditional ice cream.
Privé Wheelock, Orchard Road.
If you’re looking for a nice alfresco dining experience, Privé is the perfect spot for lunch or dinner. They have dishes including fish, chilli crab, burgers, soups and salads, so there is something for everyone, great if you’re in a group. My go-to dish is the Med Salad, which is packed full of roasted veg, nuts and humus, it’s also a great place to people watch as it’s right on the bustling Orchard Road.