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6 Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Singapore Where A Meal Costs Less Than $15

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Joanne Poh

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This is a scenario all vegetarians and vegans are familiar with—your friends are psyched to visit a new restaurant, but when you thumb through the menu your heart sinks as you realise the only thing you can eat is the vegetarian pasta… again.

If you’re sick of only being able to order one item on every menu, it’s time to check out some of these awesome vegan joints, none of which will try to con you into paying exorbitant sums for overpriced vegetables.

1. New Green Pasture Cafe

 

Vietnamese Spring Roll
Vietnamese Spring Roll

190 Middle Road #04-22 Fortune Centre

Herbivores and Buddhists all over Singapore already know that Fortune Centre is the go-to location for vegetarian food. From the vegetarian economy rice stalls on the ground floor to the mysterious looking restaurants upstairs, there’s not a slab of non-mock meat in sight.

New Green Pasture Café is one of the cosiest joints in the building and also has an organic retail section. The menu is a mishmash of culinary styles, and you can find the ever-popular brown rice sets, bibimbap and salads alongside more unusual offerings like mushroom burger and vegetarian sushi. Most mains cost from $7 to $10.

Average price of a main: $8

2. VeganBurg*

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Golden Shoe #01-28D

Marina Bay Financial Centre #02-05

The Grandstand #01-32

44 Jalan Eunos

If you always find yourself looking on in envy as the guy next to you wolfs down his Big Mac, now it’s your turn to shine. Vegan Burg’s organic vegan burgers include Char-grilled Satay, Smoky BBQ and my personal favourite, Creamy Shrooms. The seaweed fries, while not exactly the healthiest choice, are unabashedly tasty (although we hear McDonald’s has started serving something similar).

All burgers cost between $5.90 and $7.90, and a meal with fries and a drink will set you back $9.80 to $11.80.

Average price of a meal: $10

3. Veggie Cottage*

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13 Dalhousie Lane

Dining at Veggie Cottage is like visiting the home of a friend. The simple menu contains favourites like aglio olio and vegetarian fish and chips, and sides include samosas and fried spring rolls.

While you won’t find any wacky, earth-shatteringly unusual fusion dishes, all the food is prepared with genuine care and often tastes better than its meat-based equivalent. And amazingly enough, you won’t find a single item on the menu that costs more than $10.

Average price of a main: $7.80

4. Café Salivation

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Soya and Spinach Lasagne

176 Racecourse Road

If you’re a vegan who’s sick of always having to order the vegetarian pasta, you may now exact revenge on your dining companions by having them all order vegetarian pastas, too. Café Salivation is best known for its pasta and pizzas, and exotic-sounding concoctions such as Spaghetti Soya Bolognese and Cashewnut Paella cost under $15.

While officially vegan and not vegetarian, several items on the menu use no animal products. Vegans might want to ask for the cheese components to be substituted.

Average price of a main: $13

5. Loving Hut*

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229 Joo Chiat Road #01-01

It can be frustrating for a vegan to hear Singaporeans harping on the fact that chicken rice and char kuay teow are the only reasons they have decided not to emigrate.

At Loving Hut, you finally get to have local favourites like kway chap, Nyonya mee siam and satay without having to admit that you’ve given up on being vegan. The 100% vegan restaurant serves up mains on weekdays for $6.90, while burgers and sandwiches are priced at $8.90 to $13.90.

Average price of a main: $8

6. Sunny Choice

Pineapple Fried Rice
Pineapple Fried Rice

434 Upper Bukit Timah Road Rail Mall

Blk 530 Bukit Batok Central #01-154

Blk 125 Bukit Merah Lane 1 #01-158

Sunny Choice is an unpretentious little neighbourhood café and organic store that serves up local vegetarian fare like nasi lemak and bee hoon, well as the super popular thunder tea rice, at wallet-friendly prices. Added to the mix are more unusual dishes like pumpkin fried brown rice and salad noodles.

While newly-minted vegetarians often complain of feeling hungry throughout the day, for less than $10, the generous portions will stop your stomach from self-digesting later in the day.

Average price of a main: $8

* Restaurant is 100% vegan

Do you have of any other good vegetarian or vegan eateries to recommend? Tell us in the comments!

Image Credits: VeganAsh, Vegan BurgVeggie CottageCafe Salivation, Loving HutSunnyChoice Organics

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Joanne Poh

In my previous life, I was a property lawyer who spent most of my time struggling to get out of bed or stuck in peak hour traffic. These days, as a freelance commercial writer, I work in bed, on the beach, in parks and at cafes, all while being really frugal. I like helping other people save money so they can stop living lives they don't like.