There is no reason to complain about healthy eating these days. If anything, we’ve got plenty of reasons to do it, with so many healthy restaurants blooming in Singapore over the past year or so.
With a range of flavors from Australian to Israeli, these newly launched cafes and restaurants are designed to make your clean eating easier. Whether you feast on plants, paleo, or just want to cut back on your MSG intake, there is something for every diet.
Carrot Sticks and Munchies (Stanley)
With their third outlet on Stanley Street, Carrotsticks & Cravings is satisfying the cravings of the people of the CBD with carefully selected organic dishes. If you’re brunching in this chic tropical space, you can’t miss their store-exclusive breakfast platter ($ 46) for two.
This extravaganza of Australian and Israeli flavors includes a sourdough bread basket, roasted eggplant over homemade hummus, avocado sprinkled with cheese, two eggs and a selection of smoked salmon or chicken thigh ham. Otherwise, you’ll find their usual range of vegan, gluten-free, and paleo bowls and toast. Foodies can also indulge guilt-free – their desserts are free from refined sugar.
Carrot sticks and cravings (Stanley) is located at 5 Stanley St, # 01-01, Singapore 068724, p. +65 8028 6651. Open daily from 8 am to 5 pm.
With over 6,000 square feet, Terra Madre is creating a sensation as Singapore’s largest organic and natural store. But besides stocking up on superfoods, you can sit down to enjoy healthy dishes at their on-site restaurant.
This elegant restaurant offers Australian-inspired menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, using produce from local farms. For breakfast, you could enjoy vegetarian classics like the Nduja and Spinach Omelet (S $ 25) with vine tomatoes; for lunch, expect salads with grass-fed, outdoor meats like Fire Baked Butternut ($ 28) alongside outdoor grilled sirloin.
Terra Madre is located at 71 Loewen Rd, # 01-02, Singapore 248847, p. +65 6250 2052. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Garden @ One-Ninety
Freshly bloomed on the Four Seasons Hotel’s outdoor patio, Garden @ One-Ninety is an airy hideaway with loungers and cascading plants. Here, chef Pierre Barusta offers a wellness-focused menu that highlights fresh market produce.
The selection is eclectic, ranging from Vietnamese summer rolls ($ 17) topped with green mango and avocado to charred cauliflower ($ 36) topped with black truffle. Plant eaters can feast on their Middle Eastern-style Garden Burger ($ 34), before washing it all down with a zero-proof cocktail.
Garden @ One-Ninety is located at the Four Seasons Hotel, 190 Orchard Blvd, Singapore 248646. Open daily 8 am-10:30pm.
Throw our hawker favorite fish soup into a pot with clean food trends and you have Milkfish. At the heart of this restaurant is Áo Broth’s simmered seafood soup with milkfish, known for its sweet and milky flavors. Pork bones and fresh clams add a richness of umami to the broth, with no MSG or preservatives involved.
The highlight here is the signature soup ($ 12.80), which brings together fresh red snapper, clams, and a whole shrimp. Add $ 4 for two refreshing sides of chilled marinated tomatoes and sesame spinach, served with rice or noodles. We love that they have healthy carb options like multigrain rice and brown rice vermicelli.
The chano has outlets at Raffles City Shopping Center # B1-44F, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103 and Millenia Walk # 01-106, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596. Open Sunday through Thursday 11 am-9pm and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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Cantine by Trapeze Rec. club
Newly established along Tanjong Pagar Road, is an 8,000 square foot one-stop wellness destination. Not only Trapeze Rec. Club house, yoga studio and gym, it houses a reflexology lounge, sauna, as well as a canteen for post-workout fuel. Here, club members and the public can rejuvenate with Ayurvedic smoothies filled with superfoods, golden lattes and kombucha on tap.
For a more filling brunch, snack on pastries from Pickle Bakery or try their intriguing savory yogurt bowls – the Spicy Dan Dan ($ 14.80) makes Greek yogurt with chili oil, sesame, and a sous vide egg. .
Cantine by Trapeze Rec. club is located at 27 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088450, p. +65 6518 4927. Open Monday to Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Sat-Sun 9 am to 3 pm.
Bistro Little Farms (Pointe Katong)
Little Farms’ latest branch in Joo Chiat is the largest to date, with 6,000 square feet of organic produce, a butcher’s counter and on-site bistro. By day, eat healthy with bistro favorites like mashed avocado on toast and veggie lasagna, with Allpress coffee and fresh juices to keep you hydrated.
In the evening, sample their new dinner menu of plant-based platters and hormone-free meats, many of which feature produce from the supermarket next door. Seared King New Zealand Salmon (S $ 29) is a stellar option with its fork-tender flesh, while Pumpkin Gnocchi ($ 28) has fewer calories than your regular potato variety.
Bistro des Petites Fermes is located at No.01-04A, 451 Joo Chiat Road, Katong Point Shopping Center, Singapore 427664, p. +65 6797 8771. Open Mon-Tue 8.30am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 8.30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 7.30am-10pm.
You’ve heard of meat without meat – what about eggs without eggs? At Chanterelle Plant-Based Coffee, Egg-Free Egg Toast ($ 17.90) is made from plant-based eggs from the local brand OsomeFood with a superfood blend of almond milk, juice. carrot, white chia seeds and turmeric. True to its name, you’ll also find coffee staples with a touch of mushroom here.
The Meatless Pasta Bolognese ($ 18.90), for one, includes a plant-based bolognese sauce and shimeji mushrooms. For something light, they make Acai Bowls and a creamy Purple Sweet Potato Latte ($ 5.50). Go ahead and bring your furry friend – they allow pets!
Chanterelle Coffee is located at 2 First St, # 01-02 Siglap V, Singapore 458278, p. +65 8799 0379. Open Monday to Thursday 9 am to 8 pm, Fri 9 am to 9 pm, Sat 8:30 am to 9 pm, Sun 8:30 am to 8 pm.
This article first appeared in Nomads of the city.