When in doubt, spread some butter on it! And being vegan is now no more a reason to stay away from the buttery treats for Singapore now has a host of wonderfully rich options for Dairy-Free Butter Alternatives, Vegan Spreads and Nut Butters. About just as lip-smacking as the real deal, these are healthier and ethical too. Dig into a jar of these goodies and you will never have to go low on flavour.
We hope to make shopping easier for you with this handy list of dairy-free and lactose-free butters, butter substitues, vegan spreads, available in Singapore. So, here’s a lowdown on the ‘what, where and how much’ of these luscious indulgences. And once you’re done, do check out our handy lists for Vegan & Dairy-Free Cheeses in Singapore, and Vegan, Dairy-Free Yogurts in Singapore.
Dairy-Free Butters, Butter Substitues
Earth Balance was established in 1998 in Colorado, as a company creating non-GMO, expeller-pressed Original Buttery Spread. Over the years, their range has grown to include a variety of spreads, baking sticks, nut butters, dressings & even snacks. Most commonly available in Singapore are the Earth Balance Organic Coconut Spread, Earth Balance Olive Oil Buttery Spread, Earth Balance Soy Free Buttery Spread (S$15.30), Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks (S$16.40, per box 4 sticks).
An Australian brand started in 1932, Nuttelex represents the goodness of plants with butter alternative made from plant oils. It is Lactose & Dairy Free, Gluten-free, GM Free, Nut-free and does not contain additives or preservatives. One of the most widely available vegan, dairy-free butter alterative in Singapore, you can find Nuttelex Buttery Spread, Nuttelex Buttery Spread with Olive Oil, Nuttelex Original, Nuttelex Olive Spread, Nuttelex Coconut Spread. All flavours are available at S$4.85 at various stores.
Available at: Giant; Mustafa Centre; Redmart; Ryan’s Grocery; Cold Storage, Select NTUC Fairprice Outlets
Naturel Reduced Fat Spread
Naturel has a wide range of cooking oils, margarines and spreads easily available in supermarkets around town. Out of Naturel’s range of cholesterol free soft margarine and spreads, the Naturel Reduced Fat spread is dairy-free and lower in fat.
Available at: Giant; Mustafa Centre; Redmart (S$4.20); Cold Storage; NTUC Fairprice Outlets
Vegan Spreads & Nut Butters
While the choices for dairy-free butter and butter alternatives here is comaritively limited, there are plenty of options available for vegan spreads that include nut butters. Here are a few brands that caught our attention for various reasons – most of these are healthier products and have a range of interesting flavours to choose from. We especially love some for being homegrown and local. Note: We have not included vegan cream-cheese here, as it has been covered as pasrt of Vegan & Dairy-Free Cheeses in Singapore.
Let’s treat ourselves to some Hearti Grub to start with. HG is all about food that is preservative free, with no unhealthy fats, no additives, no colourings, no fillers, modified sugars or starches. They offer a vegan range of nut butters which includes Vegan Peanut Butter (S$10), Vegan Pistachio Butters, Vegan Cashew Butters and Vegan Almond Butters (S$15). And if you need a break from the nut butters, check out their Mango Relish (S$8). We can personally vouch for the fact that their products are high-quality and oh so yummy.
Available at: HEARTI GRUB
Singapore based brand, Kroodi offers products that are dairy-free, lactose-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and preservatives-free. Kroodella (S$10.00) is a purely plant based, raw spread with hazelnut and cacao as the base that is just right for vegans and dairy intolerant people. Kroodi also makes Vegan Cheese and Natural Coconut Milk Yogurt. You can check our our list of Dairy-Free Vegan Cheeses and Dairy-Free Yogurts too.
Available at: Kroodi’s Website
Bud of Joy
Organic spreads made from nothing but the finest nuts, local bakery Bud Of Joy offers a range that is preservative free and added sugar free. Vegan range includes Artisan Organic Almond Butter (S$17.50) and Artisan Organic ABC Spread (Almonds, Brazil Nuts and Cashews), Organic Cacao Hazelnut Spread, Organic Orange Marmalade, Organic Black Sesame Spread – all made fresh from certified organic ingredients. Their products are available online and can be picked up in person or home delivered.
Available at: Bud of Joy Online
A delightful range of almond butters with a visually appealing Insta feed to match, Nutteree makes these luscious nut butters right here in Singapore. Their almond butters are handmade to order (in Singapore), so you need to order a minimum of three jars, more details can be found on Nutteree’s website. Indulge in vegan, preservative free Roasted Almond Butter (S$15), Salted Almond Butter (S$15), Espresso & Vanilla Almond Butter (S$15). They have a couple more flavours too that contain honey but the ones mentioned above are vegan.
Available at: Nutteree’s website
These guys have a straightforward mission – to change the way we snack. Established 3 years ago in Malaysia, they now also operate in Singapore, Hong Kong & Dubai. Their healthy nut butters are handmade fresh every week in small-batches and contain no added salt, refined sugar or oil. Range includes All Natural Almond Butter, All Natural Cashew Butter, ABC Butter (Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Cashews), Vanilla Cinnamon Almond Butter, Chocolate Coconut Hazelnut Butter – ranging from S$12-S$14.50. In Singapore, island wide free delivery is available for orders above S$35.
Available at: Amazin Grace’s website; Redmart; Tangs
UK Brand Meridian is easily available on Redmart and is one of the lesser expensive choices, priced between S$6.95-S$8.50. Vegan flavours include Meridian Smooth Cashew Butter, Natural Light Tahini, Smooth Almond Butter, Dark Tahini, Meridian 100% Seeds Sunflower Seed Butter Smooth.
Available at: Redmart; Holland & Barrett
The Hunters’ Kitchenette
Yet another home-grown brand,The Hunters’ Kitchenette creates its nut butters fresh daily by lightly roasting the nuts, and seasoning with just a hint of unrefined French sea salt and coconut palm sugar, making them full of flavour and richness. Their vast and varied range of dairy-free nut butters and vegan spreads includes Pistachio Nut Butter, Almond Nut Butter, Cashew Nut Butter, Hazelnut Cocoa Nut Butter, Hazelnut Butter, Macadamia Nut Butter, Black Sesame Spread and Cashew Sesame Spread. The nut butters and spreads are available at S$14-S$19.
Availability by Store
To make shopping for vegan spreads, butter alternatives and nut butters easier, here is a quick listing by retailers/stores, so you can get multiple brands and a good range of vegan/dairy-free spreads and butter alternatives in one place.
Red Mart: Carries Nuttelex, The Hunter’s Kitchenette, Amazin’ Grace and Meridian products mentioned above. They also carry Ceres Organics (Almond Butter & Cashew Coconut Butter).
Cold Storage: Shop for nut butters and vegan spreads at Cold Storage with available brands including Nuttelex, Meridian and Ceres Organics. Please note that availability can vary by store.
Mustafa Centre: Here you can pick up Nuttelex and sometimes Earth Blance. Also available is TableLands Coconut Spread.
Fair Price: Fair Price stocks TableLands and Nuttelex Buttery Spread. Please note that availability can vary by store.
Ryan’s Grocery: Apart from Nuttelex and Meridian, Ryan’s Grocery also stocks Biona Organic Almond Butter – Smooth (S$15.90).
Wishing your search for ethical and responsible vegan butters, spreads and nut butters be smoother!
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