The terms ‘healthy fast food’ may sound like an oxymoron. How could fast food – typically associated with fried and sinful – ever be healthy? Well, it seems like a balance between health and taste can be struck. Plant-based meat options are all the rage now and the trend doesn’t seem to be receding anytime soon, as seen from the explosion of restaurants serving plant-based meat on their menu. With the introduction of plant-based dishes, you can now dig into your favourite comfort food without food guilt. Here are four vegetarian and vegan places you could check out to satiate your fast food cravings.
Who doesn’t love a good burger? Known as “Singapore’s hottest new food truck”, TheGoodBurger is a perfect fit for those who crave a scrumptious burger yet want vegan options. The burger patty is made with Impossible Meat and tastes like the real deal. What’s more, the food truck outlets at River Valley and Bukit Timah make for a unique dining experience. Some patron favourites include the Classic Burger and the Black Tie Burger. While the prices may seem slightly steep, one bite into the burger will make you realise that it’s truly worth every cent.
Note: The GoodBurger is currently closed in light of Singapore’s Phase 2 Covid restrictions, as of 20 May 2021.
Another burger outlet to check out would be VeganBurg, touted as the world’s first 100% plant-based burger joint. Located in Eunos, VeganBurg has a long-time presence in Singapore and is one of the go-to dining places for vegans and vegetarians. The burgers served are GMO and cholesterol-free.
VeganBurg is known for being innovative, blending local flavours with their burgers. Some VeganBurg best-sellers include the Chilli Krab, Avocado Beetroot and Cracked Mayo burgers. The restaurant offers some finger-licking sides as well such as Sizzlin’ Broccoli and Seaweed fries. VeganBurg is a classic, go-to burger option that can’t go wrong for vegans and non-vegans alike.
VeganBurg is located at 44 Jln Eunos, Singapore 419502. Tel: +65 6844 6868.
For those seeking a more diverse range of options, look no further than nomVnom Bistro. With outlets in Clarke Quay, Tai Seng and Woodlands, nomVnom is a vegan bistro serving a wide array of delectable options. From pizzas and burgers to udon and rice, the options seem endless here. Notably, the buns and patties of their burgers are handmade.
To say that nomVnom leaves you spoilt for choice would be an understatement. There are over 20 types of burgers and a whole array of pasta and udon to choose from. The outlets also serve oat milk bubble tea options to complement your meal. Regardless of what you might be craving – spicy, tangy or savoury, you’re sure to find your perfect match at nomVnom.
nomVnom is located at 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #03-105/106/107 Singapore 059817 (Clarke Quay) Tel: +65 6224 4996; 18 Tai Seng Street #B1-02, Singapore 539775 (Tai Seng) Tel: +65 6384 9678; and 6 Woodlands Square Woods Square, Tower 2 #01-06, Singapore 737737 (Woods Square) Tel: +65 8021 3190.
On the topic of restaurants with a diverse menu, Afterglow cannot be missed. Afterglow is a gem of a vegan-friendly restaurant as it serves a wide and innovative array of dishes. Almost every item is made from scratch and all their items are plant-based, gluten-free and preservative-free. The dishes they serve range from burgers to zoodles to even sushi rolls!
Afterglow constantly comes up with innovative ways to substitute meat in dishes, as seen from their vegan Teriyaki Meatballs, Lasagne and Flaxseed Nuggets. The food are not only Instagram-worthy, they taste as good as they look, if not better.
Afterglow is located at 24 Keong Saik Road Singapore 089131. Tel: +65 6224 8921