Housed in the culturally rich district of Kampong Glam, Flying Monkey is an Indian Restaurant and Bar that brings funk to Indian dining. The restaurant serves Pan-Indian cuisine alongside classic cocktails with an Indian twist. The ambience is lively, with colourful murals adorning the walls and quirky accents spread throughout the place. There are options aplenty for vegetarians and vegan dishes can be done upon request.
Yantra becomes the first (fine-dining) restaurant in Singapore to launch a 5-Course Vegan Indian Menu. You don’t just get to dig into fare that is ethical, the food is also simply outstanding. Having been around for 10 years, the award-winning restaurant has firmly stood the test of time and is well known for presenting North-Indian dishes in a new light. The menu at Yantra is carefully designed, and the spices are specially flown in from India.
Located on the rooftop garden of Orchard Central, Joie by Dozo presents a refreshing concept that specialises in modern meatless cuisine inspired by Japanese-European sensibilities and flavours. The restaurant practically showcases vegetables in a new light. The effort that has been put in in the food reflects in every dish, as there is ample play of colours, textures and flavours.
When it comes to catering to vegetarians and vegans, Grand Hyatt is a step ahead of the competition. Their multi-cuisine restaurant Mezza9 has 9 different stations that include a Western Grill, Chinese, Thai, Japanese & Sushi, each with plant-based options. You can even enjoy fabulous vegan salads at the Seafood station. Every cuisine here is authentic and has stood the test of time (we’re talking 20 years). Besides these, you can also enjoy desserts from the Patisserie or choose from the city’s largest selection of martinis at the Martini Bar. The ambience is refined, yet relaxed and the staff and service are top-notch, making for fabulous vegetarian and/or vegan dining.
Don Quijote Spanish Restaurant in Singapore is best known for its Tapas, but they offer an extensive menu with several vegetarian and vegan options ranging from cold and hot tapas to soups and paella. The interiors are simple and the restaurant has a homely feel to it, which is reflected in some of their dishes. Read our Plant-based dining review here.
Venice. An enchanting city built entirely on water; a city unlike another; a city that offers art, history and culture by the truckloads, and is as dreamy as it gets with all the water and the sunset gondola rides. Venice can be as enchanting for the kids as it is exciting for you. Before you go, tell them about the magical city built on water, where you cross a bridge every 5 minutes, which has gondolas instead of cars and vaporettos instead of buses, and best of all ice-cream around every corner. And once you get there, here are some things to do in Venice with Kids.
Aqua Palace is a luxurious hotel situated in the Castello Quarter of Venice. Overlooking a typical Venetian canal, Aqua Palace is housed in a historic palace dating back to the 1700s. Spread over four floors, Aqua Palace hotel offers a grand view of the Venetian Canal and even has a private Gondola Pier.
Açaí bowls are the latest craze and Singapore’s got its fair share of outlets/cafes serving up these delicious and picture-perfect bowls. Coocaça is amongst the few that serve a variety of products (instead of just one or two bowls) ranging from Açaí bowls to deliciously thick smoothies to refreshing cold pressed juices. Coocaça’s two outlets smack in the middle of Orchard Road, make their açaí bowls the perfect pick-me-up option between your shopping sprees.
Bakalaki’s offering of plant-based dishes will have vegetarians and even vegans jumping up and down in glee! The simple yet delicious authentic Greek food at Bakalaki gives you a harmonious taste of homemade style food paired with restaurant style cooking. Every morsel is comfort food that transports you to your moms’ and grand-moms’ hearth, which is the intent.