Be a glutton for gluten-free food: If you think gluten-free food tastes unpleasant, dine at these restaurants and you'll think otherwise.
We often have this innate judgement of so-called "healthy" foods, labelled low-fat, dairy-free or gluten-free that they are simply lacking in the taste department. Sure, they may taste different, but are they really unpalatable?
So whether you suffer from Celiac disease or just want to live a gluten-free existence, we give you a list of restaurants that will change your mind about going gluten-free.
*Not all dishes in the menu from the restaurants are gluten-free so please watch out for indicated labels and check with the staff before you place an order.
Don't let your busy schedule stop you from getting a healthy, yet filling meal. At YOLO, halal takeaway is catered to any dietary preference, each dish planned with a nutritionist to either help you shape-up or energise you for the day.
Their colourful menu will no doubt dismiss your misconception of healthy food being tasteless.
To bulk up, try their gluten-free Beef Steak with Sweet Mashed Potato containing 36 grams of protein. Alternatively, get a plate of Salmon Quinoa Cakes with Salad for a healthy dose of vitamins.
A hearty bowl of Peranakan Veggie Curry with Brown Rice is yet another gluten-free option. But why just have one? Get all three if you're a big eater. After all, you only live once.
The Living Cafe
If you haven't been to the Living Cafe, you haven't lived enough. This restaurant will rejuvenate you with recipes full of organic ingredients that are artfully combined to draw out their deepest flavours.
An array of raw food, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and nut-free options are available.
Start off with a bowl of vegan and gluten-free Mushroom Soup made with portobello, shiitake, white button and onions drizzled with raw cashew mayo.
Then tuck into their Zucchini Pesto Pasta served with fresh cherry tomatoes and alfafa sprouts.
For those who prefer bigger bites, you can give Living Cafe's sandwiches, burgers or pizzas a shot - it offers gluten-free options upon request to keep your cravings at bay.
Kitchen by Food Rebel
With a vision of health, life, and balance, Kitchen by Food Rebel strives to highlight the positive changes we need to make in nutrition, beliefs and habits.
To give you the finest health food experience, the restaurant cooks with gluten-free grain and creates its own sauces in-house.
When it comes to its menu, Kitchen by Food Rebel goes all out with its flavours: gluten-free grains in their Buckwheat Porridge are simmered in coconut milk and cinnamon, topped with house-made cashew butter.
Another one of their must try gluten-free dishes is the Chicken Buddha Bowl of low carb nutrients, mixed greens, roasted turmeric chicken, avocado, and their house-made hummus.
Open Door Policy
Step into a world of 100 per cent gluten-free and dairy-free cuisine at Tiong Bahru's favourite neighbourhood bistro.
Open Door Policy recently revamped its menu and now features 15 new dishes, each carefully designed with substitute ingredients after months of research - giving the GFDF concept a good name.
One of our must-haves is the Warm Wasabi Green pea Scallop Soup. Not only is it visually stunning, the subtle tang of the wasabi in the dish will awaken your tastebuds for the next course.
For meat lovers, the Roasted Pork Rack steeped in five-spice marinate and glazed with spicy pineapple sauce is to die for. And don't forget to dig into their celebrated Apple Crumble as a grand finale.
We are what we eat: Real Food takes clean eating to the next level, free from processed ingredients, artificial preservatives and trans-fat. Every dish is painstakingly created from scratch and by traditional methods.
As a firm believer in bringing authenticity to the plate, this restaurant lays it all on the table - each dish on the menu is labelled to tell you if it is dairy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, or if it contains soy, garlic or onions.
Try their soy-, wheat- and gluten-free Tom Yam Fried Vermicelli made with organic vermicelli married with carrots, bak choy and shimenji mushrooms served with achar.
Another must-try is their wheat and gluten-free Rosemary and Garlic Hash Brown, which is just as delicious or even better than the run-of-the-mill hash brown.
The people at Grain Traders are led by the core belief in "feeding people right".
This motto prevails with its strong emphasis on quality grains ranging from brown rice to bulgur wheat along with super greens of kale and spinach in their menu.
For early risers, enjoy gluten-free breakfast choices such as the Polenta Eggs Rancheros cooked with polenta, egg mollet, mixed bean pico de gallo, guacamole and salsa verde.
For lunch, grab one of their signature bowls like The Beebop to indulge in braised pork shoulder with furikake corn, crudites slaw and mixed bean de gallo on brown rice.
This article was first published in BLLNR.