When it comes to finding vegetarian and vegan meals in Singapore, it can be a little bit tricky. This is especially true if you're attempting to find a dish that is traditionally made with meat, cheese and other produce that you simply aren't interested in eating. For instance, finding a vegan burger that isn't a big mushroom placed between two bread buns can seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, there are now plenty of restaurants that serve magnificent and meat-free meals for you to try. Here are just a few of them.
1. Avocado Beetroot Burger
When looking for a vegan burger, the most obvious choice in Singapore has to be VeganBurg. There are plenty of burgers to choose from, including the char-grilled satay, Hawaiian Teriyaki and cracked mayo, but it is the avocado and beetroot burger that has really caught our attention. Smooth avocado and blended beetroot are combined to create a rich, vegan patty served on an artisan bun with fresh lettuce, Australian onion and creole tomato. Order a side of seaweed fries or spinach pops to complete the main course; then, you could maybe think about ordering one of Veganburg's guilt-free desserts.
2. Lentil Quinoa Coquette Burger
Over at Real Food, every single item on the menu is vegetarian so there is no chance of accidentally getting something you didn't ask for. In addition to tasty sides such as steamed dumplings and organic potato wedges, Real Food also provides all-day breakfasts, pizzas, plates of pasta and soups that are all entirely meat-free. Arguably their most popular dish though is the lentil quinoa coquette burger, which is so good we've mentioned it before. With a handmade patty of walnuts, mushrooms, quinoa, oregano and Himalayan lentils, this burger is a meat-free masterpiece.
3. Sesame Tofu Burger
Although not everything on The Living Café's menu is vegetarian, there are still plenty of animal-friendly dishes to indulge in. For instance, there's the grilled tofu guacamole wrap, which is both meat and nut free and the veggie delight wholemeal pizza topped with pumpkin, shitake mushrooms, sweet peas, zucchini, onion and much more. When it comes to burgers, there are two vegetarian options to choose from, the first of which is the quinoa veggie. Of course, we've already covered a tasty quinoa dish so why not try the sesame tofu? Mushrooms, eggplant, tomatoes, lettuce and Dijon mustard sit atop a sesame crusted tofu bun, creating a delicious vegetarian and gluten-free burger.
4. Big Bello Burger
Like The Living Café, Lil Papas deals in all manner of ingredients. However, the cuisine they deal in is specifically burger-centric, so you can guarantee that the burger you order will be excellent despite which filling you choose. For example, the Big Bello consists of a Portobello mushroom soaked in balsamic vinegar and topped with caramelised onions, grilled peppers, pineapple, melted cheddar cheese and smoked chipotle sauce. Order a root beer to accompany this burger and you've got yourself a top-class, massive meal that will tide you over.
For even more vegetarian and vegan burgers, check out what there is to offer on Deliveroo.