Eating your way to a better you is now easier than ever in SG.
With more newly opened food concepts serving up everything from leafy salads to flavourful dishes made with sustainably-sourced ingredients, you can indulge in 3 square meals a day while keeping a balanced diet. Here are 8 restos and cafes to help you achieve your #healthylifegoals.
Located conveniently at Bras Basah, this classic bistro appeals to the office crowd and students alike. Perfect for a hearty yet healthy lunch, the buildable DIY Poke Bowls is no doubt the star attraction – you can customize your bowl with staples like flavoured mix rice, truffle pasta, salmon cubes and other ingredients. Other must-trys include Fried Salmon with broccoli purée, edamame and spiced-infused tomatoes ($21.90), Corn Fed Chicken ($17.90) and Salmon & Ebiko Pasta ($18) topped with tobiko (flying fish roe). Note: The bistro is closed until August 2018 for renovations so check its Facebook page for updates!
51 Bras Basah Rd, 01-03A Manulife Center, 189554
Vegans, rejoice! This rustic restaurant and bar launched by boutique gym Kilter Avenue focuses on making vegan meals look absolutely mouthwatering. With starters at $10 to $12 and mains ranging from $14 to $18, you can enjoy a symphony of flavours with dishes like Soy Satay (skewered grilled meat) with peanut sauce and veggie chips, and Bak Kut Teh (pork rib broth) Barley Risotto with diced fresh daikon, cauliflower chips, garlic oil, pink radish and braised nuts.
6A Shenton Way, OUE Downtown Gallery, #05-01, 068815
Feeling hungry near the Central Business District area? Try this Melbourne-inspired neighbourhood cafe for some guilt-free eats and coffee. Whether you’re ready to indulge your sweet tooth with some Chia pudding ($13) or fill up your belly with the hearty Mushroom & hummus ($17), there’s a main for every taste. You won’t have to scrimp on sides like Poached eggs or Sourdough toast either, since they’re wallet-friendly at only $2 to $3.50.
8 Craig Rd, Tanjong Pagar, 089668
Since its opening in 2016, Little Farms has become the go-to store for fresh produce, meats and groceries from Australia and Europe. Now you can enjoy a scrumptious brunch and all-day breakfast menu made with their premium ingredients! Offerings at this petite cafe include a variety of daily salads and freshly baked goods, like Granola & Fresh Fruit ($12) and Smashed Avocado ($15).
491 River Valley Rd, Valley Point Shopping Centre, #01-20, 248371
This minimalistic fine-dining restaurant is all about serving up fresh, authentic Japanese fare. Owned and headed by Chef Tomoo Kimura, each dish is highly seasonal – so expect huge changes in the menu every couple of months. With prices ranging from $120 to $250 for lunch and $280 to $400 for dinner, you can expect nothing but the best organic ingredients in each piece of sushi.
390 Orchard Rd, Palais Renaissance, #01-07, 238871
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner plus drinks and coffee, this multi-concept restaurant and bar is Swissôtel The Stamford’s only F&B establishment to be run without the use of plastic. Located on the round floor of Equinox Complex, it features an All-day Dining Restaurant, a Beer Bar and a Grab-and-Go concept for busy Singaporeans on the fast lane. Here, you can treat yourself to elegant comfort food like Baked Fish ‘En Papillote’ ($20) and salt-baked Taproot Salad with fresh berries, walnuts and berry vinaigrette ($16).
2 Stamford Rd, Swissôtel The Stamford, Level 1, 178882
Head to the second floor of the Hilton Singapore Hotel if you’re in search of freshly made mains, soups and salads for breakfast or brunch. With gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and raw food options, this chic 32-seater incorporates locally and sustainably-sourced ingredients. Like the restaurant’s mantra “Real Food, Full of Natural Flavors”, diners can expect delicious and wholesome offerings like the Grilled Tandoori Organic Lacto Chicken Wrap with “ketchumbar” salad ($27), and an Organic Basil-crusted Glacier 51 Tooth Fish cooked with local mushrooms ($38).
581 Orchard Rd, Hilton Singapore Hotel, Level 2, 238883
For anyone working in the Central Business District, consider this option before you head out to buy something fried or overly processed to get you through the rest of the day. Located at the NTUC Food Fare in Clifford Centre, Oh My Goodness! is a local initiative that makes healthy but delicious food more readily available to the public. Their products are high quality, gluten- and dairy-free but still extremely tasty. Some of the offerings at its Goodness Me! concept store include superfood clusters and fruit sorbet bars, frozen acai tubs, paleo beef jerky and vegan mushroom jerky, all of which make great nutritious and delicious snacks for a mid-day office break.
24 Raffles Pl, Clifford Centre, Basement 1, 048621
The restos at this hotel are serious about going green, having included more vegetarian and vegan dishes into their menus. Dine the day away – start with the antibiotic-free JUST Egg sandwich ($18) at Oasis before trying Pete’s Place first-ever plant-based Italian lunch buffet ($32 for adults; $20 for children). End your gastro journey with mezza9’s glutenand soy-free Beyond Burger ($25).
10 Scotts Rd, 228211
By Zoe Zeng, July 3, 2018/ Updated By Muneerah Bee, January 2019
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