Eating healthy is in vogue. If you’re someone who counts macros, and is still keeping to your new year resolutions of eating clean and keeping fit, you’ll be keen to know where to go for healthy food in Singapore. Stop googling “healthy restaurants near me” before every meal and bookmark this article instead!
We’ve compiled 13 best healthy restaurants in Singapore for clean eats, some of which can even be considered as great date night restaurants for your significant other. From organic restaurants to low-calorie restaurants, in Orchard, East, or North of singapore, we got your back! Some of these restaurants might also offer their healthy food for both takeaway and delivery too.
Healthy Food in Singapore’s CBD
The central business district (CBD) is where most of the healthy food is concentrated. That’s because many health conscious office workers, expats, gym rats and the like are usually around this area. Working in the CBD usually means they can also afford to eat a $10 or $20 lunch every day, as long as it’s clean eating.
1. Kitchen by Food Rebel
The clean eats at Kitchen by Food Rebel run the gamut of breakfast to mains, and sweet to savoury. Take your pick of acai bowls, hot meals, cool salads, bullet-proof coffee and super smoothies. There are plenty of vegetarian, vegan, organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, sustainable, raw and hormone and antibiotic-free meat options available.
Address: 28 Stanley Street
Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 8am to 6pm
2. Grain Traders
With the belief that grains are tied closely to both nourishment and culture, Grain Traders aims to feed people right. It’s no surprise that Grain Traders serves dishes that contain whole grains — of course, these are well-matched with fresh veggies, nuts, lean proteins, seeds, beans and legumes. Choose from multiple options on Grain Traders’ menu, which are clearly labelled if they contain nuts, sugar, are suitable for vegans and so on. There are interesting dishes out there, such as “Tantrum”, which is a vegetarian delight comprising “Char Siu” jackfruit, barley risotto, and more.
Address: 138 Market Street, CapitaGreen, Ground Floor
Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 8am to 5pm
DoSiRak is Korean food with a twist. This “fast-healthy Korean food” concept can immediately be identified by its uniquely designed tubs that contain variations of bibimbap, a Korean dish of rice with toppings of meat, chilli paste, sauteed veg and sometimes an egg. At DoSiRak, you can build your own bibim. Everything goes into the tub, which you shake to mix the rice and ingredients together. Genius!
Address: #01-44 OUE Downtown Gallery, 6A Shenton Way
Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 11am to 5pm; Sat, 11am to 2.30pm
4. Shake Farm
At Shake Farm, you get the best of both worlds: healthy shakes and hearty meals. You can add a shot of guarana to your shake to boost your energy, rehydrate with electrolytes to help you sober up from a hangover, get a multi-vitamin booster, whey protein and more. There’s also the option to swap whey protein for plant protein if you’re vegan. Shake Farm also nourishes with solids that include protein bowls, salads, toasts, acai bowls and more. It’s a fantastic option for gym bunnies, those on a detox, and everyone in between.
Address: Shake Farm HQ at 126 Telok Ayer Street and Shake Farm Express at 50 Robinson Road
Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 11am to 10pm
5. Afterglow by Anglow
As one of the early pioneers of clean eating in Singapore, Afterglow by Anglow prides itself on providing fully plant-based pure food solutions. This place is pricier than the rest though, and definitely more atas, so it’s hands down one of those proper healthy date night restaurants. Fancy dishes include a spiced tomato barley risotto served with tofu “feta cheese” and dehydrated “cheesy” kale chips (we’re thinking nutritional yeast is at work here). And check out those swoon-worthy tarts that are made without dairy or eggs (but do contain nuts and gluten).
Address: #01-01, 24 Keong Saik Road
Opening hours: Mon to Sun, 12pm to 10pm
6. The Daily Cut
The Daily Cut, affectionately known as TDC to its fans, promises to simplify healthy food through a salubrious array of delicious meat, fresh greens, power-packed grains without the fuss of bland salads or hard-to-digest protein bowls. TDC also offers seasonal menus, to ensure that “boring” and “uninspiring” are never part of its dictionary.
From the Spring Menu, we’re eyeing proteins that include chicken shawarma, and lamb & mint sausage, as well as supplements of roasted carrots with za’atar, tempeh and ssamjang tofu. Health enthusiasts can easily calculate the nutritional information of each bowl they order at TDC with a handy macros calculator.
- Raffles Place: #B1-31 One Raffles Place, 1 Raffles Place
- Tanjong Pagar: #B2-16 Guoco Tower, 7 Wallich Street
Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 11am to 9pm and Sat, Sun & PH, 11am to 4pm
Healthy Food in the City, Orchard, Dempsey and Bukit Timah
Moving on to the city centre, you’re sure to find the answer to “healthy restaurants near me” that offer affordable healthy food in Singapore. You’ve probably been to at least one of these eateries, as they are everywhere, be it in town or in the heartland.
7. Real Food
Real Food, known for its nutritious vegetarian fare, has 3 outlets islandwide, at Orchard, South Beach and even Yishun. There’s everything from breakfast, snacks like fruit rojak in a homemade plum-based sauce, soups that include the popular handmade veg and bean curd dumplings, and even noodles, pizza, salad, burgers and rice. These dishes at Real Food might seem like a mish-mash of hybrid western-Singaporean fare, but it’s really just comfort food done well.
Addresses and opening hours:
- Orchard: #02-16 Orchard Central, 81 Orchard Road (Daily, 10am to 10pm)
- South Beach: #B1-19 South Beach Avenue, 26 Beach Road (Mon to Sat, 10am to 9.30pm; Sun, 10am to 9pm)
- Yishun: #01-09 Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre, 30A Yishun Central 1 (Daily, 10am to 9pm)
8. The Living Cafe
Opened in 2011 by a nutritionist, The Living Cafe is now over a decade old and the raw and plant-based foods champion is still going strong. That’s because it’s not just a bistro, but also offers wellness and detox programmes such as a 30-day meal plan, as well as a shop where fans of healthy eating can stock up on the good stuff. The Living Cafe also does catering, delivery and runs a wellness centre called Balanced Living. Diners can also rest assured that every dish they order has no red meat, no white sugar, no cow dairy, no additives, no preservatives, no artificial colouring and there are gluten-free alternatives as well.
Address: 779 Bukit Timah Road
Opening hours: Tue to Fri, 10am to 7pm and Sat & Sun, 9am to 7pm
9. Cafe&Meal Muji
Bet you didn’t consider the Japanese “cai png” cafe at Muji to be one of the items on this list. While not outrightly proclaiming itself to be chock-full of gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free options for the macros-counting horde, the understated Cafe&Meal Muji offers simple yet healthy and heartfelt Japanese dishes that go well with a bowl of rice. It’s really a very minimalist meal that fills you up yet keeps you light, pretty similar to what Muji’s design ideology touts anyway. The desserts, too, are on point, and the relaxing vibe of the cafe makes it a great place to hide from the world.
Addresses and opening hours:
- Plaza Singapura: #01-10 to 17, 68 Orchard Road (Daily, 11am to 8.30pm)
- Raffles City: #02-020/22, 252 North Bridge Road (Daily, 11am to 7.30pm)
10. Terra Madre
Terra Madre, which translates to “Mother Earth”, is one of Singapore’s largest organic and natural food stores and restaurants. There is a focus on ensuring that everything is traceable, and that everything is high quality, wholesome, sustainable, and without antibiotics/hormones or chemical additives. This is the perfect place to bring your earth- and health-conscious beau to for a date. After a pleasant meal at the restaurant, which serves tasty Australian-inspired fare (with options for vegans), you can also pick up some groceries at Terra Madre’s adjoined grocer to whip up a clean meal for your other half right at home.
Address: #01-02, 71 Loewen Road
Opening hours: Sun to Thu, 8am to 9.30pm, and Fri & Sat, 8am to 10pm
11. COMO Cuisine
Another great clean-eating hangout spot in Dempsey is COMO Cuisine. Helmed by the COMO Group, known for its luxe and health-focused lifestyle, wellness, hotel and resort concepts, you can expect to be pampered from the inside out at COMO Cuisine. Savour those signature specialities from international COMO hotels and resorts, including a few from COMO Shambhala Cuisine. Your palate will dance, as COMO Cuisine strives to use the freshest seasonal organic ingredients that are not only sourced locally, but also naturally and sustainably. Definitely another winner for date night (or day).
Address: Block 15, 16, 17, 18 Dempsey Road
Opening hours: Sun to Thu, 8am to 10pm and Fri & Sat, 8am to 10.30pm
Healthy Food in the East of Singapore
Without forgetting east-siders (who already have so much good grub) – last but not least, here are 2 more healthy restaurants in the east of Singapore. Even for those not living in the area, the journey will be worth it, because #eastsidebestside. In the east, there’s always a romantic stroll along East Coast Park, or couples’ cycling, to work into your date itinerary.
With a tagline like “Free Your Food”, Plateless is an eatery that prides itself on wholesome, healthy meals that aren’t boring or restrictive, with options for all: whether you’re low-carb, keto or gluten-free. There’s everything from breakfast and burgers, to bakery and dessert at Plateless.
Most dishes are pretty straightforward, with the usual carb, protein, and greens cooked in different styles; then you have dishes with intriguing names such as “Working Man Fly Rice”, which is essentially fried brown rice with tiger prawns and the hidden kick of sambal chilli. It’s also gluten-free and dairy-free. Do check out the bakery items, which is by Plateless’ parent company, Bakening, a gluten-free bakery with keto burger buns and cashew bread.
Address: #01-01, 131 Joo Chiat Road
Opening hours: Fri to Wed, 11am to 8pm
13. Vegan Burg
We’ve been saving one of our favourites in the east for last, Vegan Burg. Founded in late 2010, it’s another pioneer in the vegan/health food scene, claiming to be the “world’s first 100% plant-based burger joint”. The menu is simple, really. It’s burgers, after all — everyone loves burgers!
Try wholesome plant-based patties in renditions such as best-seller avocado beetroot, char-grilled satay, award-winning Chilli Krab, the other best-seller of creamy mushrooms, and more. Choose also from “sidekicks’ like loaded fries and broccoli, or cosy up with Granny’s Comfort Soup – a minestrone. And there’s also guilt-free dessert to boot: soft serve, cakes, cookies, and brownies to round off your meal…all vegan, or course.
Address: 44 Jalan Eunos
Opening hours: Daily, 11.30am to 9pm
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