5 places to eat in Singapore for a vegetarian

Written by Black Swan Journeys
November 8, 2017

Vegetarians you won’t starve in Singapore

One of the biggest fears that most Indian vegetarian travelers are fearful of while traveling to South East Asia is what if they do not enjoy the local southeastern cuisine.

More importantly, if you have pure vegetarians in your midst then cuisine becomes a distinct challenge to enjoy the holiday. We at Black Swan Journeys have curated a list of eats and places to eat to ensure that your vegetarian and Indian food pangs are taken care of when you holiday in Singapore.

We have categorized this list by cuisine so that you can savour different types of cuisines that are available in the cosmopolitan hot spot that is Singapore.

Central Singapore: Bugis, City Square

1. Xing Hua Vegetarian Restaurant

:Serves typical Singaporean cuisine, this little gem of a restaurant is simple but serves fresh and tasty food. They are famous for their Veg Noodle soup.

Xing Hua Vegetarian Restaurant

Must try:  Xinghua Noodles, along with the fresh juice. End your meal with Crunchy Tofu Ball with Peanuts – a healthy substitute for donuts. MSG is not used in this restaurant.

Location: 190 Middle Road; Fortune Road, Bugis, MRT: Bras Basah

Cusine: South-East Asian (Serves both vegetarian and nonvegetarian food)

2. Herbivore

A great place to try vegetarian versions of Japanese cuisine. The food is vegan-friendly, as no eggs are used in preparing the food. They also do not use garlic & onion as well.


Must try:  The Unagi Bento Box is like the Indian thali, The Shasimi is to die for.

Location: 190 Middle Road; Fortune Road, Bugis, MRT: Bras Basah

Cusine: Japanese

3.Nalan Pure Veg Restaurant

Indian restaurant with both set meals and A la carte on the menu.  

Must try:  One of the few restaurants that open from breakfast. Jain preparation is also on the menu

Location: 13 Stamford Road, B2-54 Capitol Piazza, Singapore 178905

Cusine: Indian


Newton, Little India, Dhoby Ghaut

1.Classic Lao Di Fang Vegetarian Restaurant

: Everything here sounds very non-vegetarian but it’s not. The variety of specialty dishes, which include Deep Fried Beancurd, Mock Chicken and local delights, such as Fried Rice and Hong Kong Fried Noodles.

Must try: Deep fried dumplings, Vegetarian Peking Duck, Honey Dew with Sago

Classic Lao Di Fang Vegetarian Restaurant

Location: 9 Penang Road, #B1-12 Park Mall, Singapore 238459

Cusine: South Asian


Pure vegetarian buffet which is run by a spiritual organisation, staffed by volunteers and its is a eat as much you can, pay as much as you want. It is a delightful little place.

Location: 01-04 Central Square, 20 Havelock Rd, Singapore | next to ministry of manpower

Cusine: South Indian

3.MTR Restaurant

A place that does not compromise on food quality and has great service

Must try: Idli, Vada, Dosa with the most amazing Sambar. A great place for filter coffee.

MTR Restaurant

Location: 438, Serangoon Road | Opp. Sri Perumal Temple; MRT: Ferrar Park

Cusine: South Indian


4.Komala Villas Restaurant

A decent South Indian joint with a reasonable price tag

Must try: a variety of dosas to try out.

Location: 76, Serangoon Road; MRT: Little India

Cusine: South Indian


5. Kailash Parbat

A popular fast food joint from Mumbai in Singapore. They also have Jain food

Must try: Chole Bature, Pav Bhaji, Ragda Pattice, and chaats.

Kailash Parbat

Location: 3, Belilios Road #01-03, Hotel Grand Chancellor; MRT: Little India

Cusine: Indian Fast food

So the next time you contact Black Swan Journeys for travel to South East Asia, you won’t have to worry about your meals.

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