With Diwali (or Deepavali) just around the corner, Indian sweets and special menus are a big draw. Indulgent and celebratory, these special Diwali menus and Diwali mithais leave no stone unturned to appease your taste buds. Here we pick out the healthier and fancier options, truly some of our favourites! So ditch the ordinary and celebrate the Festival of Lights this year with these Deepavali Delights – Diwali Menus and Diwali Sweets that are on offer around town in Singapore.
If you’re looking for vegetarian hi-tea in Singapore, there is none like what The Landing Point offers. Located in the posh Fullerton Bay Hotel, The Landing Point’s décor is luxurious, and it is the perfect place to unwind over a cuppa (and much more), while enjoying panoramic views of Marina Bay’s waterfront. From sweets to savouries and the buffet, you will be spoilt for choice, be it drinks or eats.
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.
A single bowl meal of Scrambled Tofu Bowl with Oven Roasted Pumpkin & Carrots, Topped with a Cashew Cheese Dressing. Easy tasty!
Be it shopping or eating, Orchard Road is full of gems that draws shopaholics and food-lovers alike. For the vegetarians and vegans too, there is ample to choose, here’s some of the best Vegetarian and Vegan Food on Orchard Road. From exclusively veg restaurants to mainstream ones, these places let you dine without inhibitions.
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.
The burgers at Hans Im Glück German Burgergrill are fresh, healthy and handcrafted- a far cry from the greasy, calorie rich burgers that a fast food joint would serve. For the herbivores, on offer are 7 vegetarian and 4 vegan burgers, a variety of sides and salads and drinks ranging from beer and wines, to cocktails and mocktails. The fairy-tale like ambience and the fun cheerful staff make sure your dining experience is memorable.
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.