10 best detox-friendly restaurants in Singapore
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Skycanner has uncovered the 10 best detox restaurants to hit up in Singapore. Whether you're into raw zucchini, green juices, acai bowls or quinoa salads, here are the best places to eat clean in the city.
Nestled amongst a row of heritage shophouses along the increasingly trendy Keong Saik Road, Afterglow is a small but perfectly formed casual restaurant with a focus on fresh and healthy plant-based food. Dishes include the 'Raw Taco Bowl' with spicy salsa, avocado and marinated walnut meat, or 'Raw Lasagne' with zucchini pasta, cashew nut cream cheese and pesto. Sip on refreshing Kombucha tea drinks, or Common Man coffee for your caffeine fix.
Address: 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore, 089131
Closest MRT: Outram Road
Phone: +65 62248921
Opening times: Mon, Wed, Thurs 12pm - 11pm, Tues 5pm - 11pm, Fri & Sat 12pm - 12am
Mains start from: $20
Visit their website here: afterglow.sg
2. Living Food Cafe
Located down in the Bukit Timah neighbourhood, Living Food Cafe has become a hub for those wanting to bring the wellness concept into their lives. The restaurant serves favourites such as their avocado cucumber soup, pumpkin and rocket salad, and the signature sesame tofu burger. The wheatgrass juices are vital for a proper cleanse, and their organic lemongrass teas are wonderful for relaxation. Do pop upstairs to their shop which is a one-stop shop supplements, superfoods, herbals and homeopathics.
Address: 779 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore, 269758
Closest MRT: Botanic Gardens
Phone: +65 6468 4482
Opening times: Mon - Thurs 11am - 7pm, Fri 11am - 10pm, Sat 9am - 10pm, Sun 9am - 8pm
Mains start from: $17
Visit their website here: balancedlivingasia.com
A great spot for when you're in the centre of town, Yolo (which stands for the popular phrase 'you only live once'), serves up tasty dishes full of nutritional goodness. The menu is categorised to suit those with different needs, so if you are gluten or dairy intolerant, you can chow down the breakfast parfait with oats, low-fat yogurt and berries. If you want to look after your skin, pick from the 'Glow' menu, with dishes such as Greek goddess salad with avocado, tomatoes and halloumi.
Address: Icon Village, 12 Gopeng Street, Singapore, 078877
Closest MRT: Tanjong Pagar
Phone: +65 6468 4482
Opening times: Mon - Sat 8am - 9.30pm, Sun 11am-3pm
Mains start from: $9.50
Visit their website here: yolofood.com.sg
4. Real Food
Real Food on Killiney Road is a special sort of spot where you can escape the hustle and bustle of Orchard road, and retreat to this open and friendly restaurant. More than simply serving food, it also acts as a lifestyle space where as well as eating, you can browse books, magazines and listen to music. Taking on the 'slow-food' concept, this restaurant is proud of its commitment to be free from processed ingredients, as well as being meat free. They lovingly make their food from scratch, with favourites being the lentil quinoa burger and steamed dumplings.
Address: 110 Killiney Road, Tai Wah Building, Singapore, 239549
Closest MRT: Somerset
Phone: +65 67379516
Opening times: Mon - Sat 10am - 8.45pm, Sun 10am - 7.45pm
Mains start from: $10
Visit their website here: realfoodgrocer.com
Artichoke is a quirky restaurant hidden amongst a couple of heritage buildings in the Bugis neighbourhood. Gather a group of friends and sit out in their open air courtyard for dinner, and tuck into Middle Eastern and Mediterranean style food that is designed for sharing. Start with a mezze of babaganoush, burnt asparagus and hummus and choose from mains such as the falafel lettuce cups or smoked chicken with Lebanese pickles.
Address: 161 Middle Road, Singapore 188978
Closest MRT: Bugis
Phone: +65 6336 6949
Opening times: Tues - Fri 6.30pm - 10.30pm, Sat 11.30 - 3.30, 6.30 - 10.30, Sun 11.30 - 3.30
Mains start from: $22
Visit their website here: www.artichoke.com.sg
6. Grain Traders
Pioneering the pick n' mix trend, Grain Traders is all about bowls filled with a fantastic range of healthy ingredients. There are dozens of variations to choose from, so whether you're into Japanese rice, grilled beetroot, apple kimchi or seared marinated tuna - Grain Traders has got it all. A great lunch time joint in the city, this spot has become a firm favourite with those looking for a convenient, tasty and healthy fill.
Address: #01-01/02/03, 138 Market Street, CapitaGreen, Singapore, 048946
Closest MRT: Telok Ayer
Phone: +65 6348 6559
Opening times: Mon - Fri 8am - 8pm. Closed Sat - Sun.
Mains start from: $16
Visit their website here: www.grain-traders.com
7. Original Sin
Original Sin is an award-winning vegetarian restaurant that is adored by 'veggies' and meat lovers alike. Located in along the foodie strip of Jalan Merah Saga in Holland Village, this restaurant is a great place for dinner with friends. Order a variety of sharing plates such as the Middle Eastern mezze platter with grilled eggplant and Tzatziki and tuck into their hearty pizzas topped with mozzarella, artichoke and asparagus. They do a great value set lunch here for $28, with choices such as the veggie burger and spaghetti with zucchini.
Address: Blk 43 #01-62, Jalan Merah Saga, Holland Village, Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore, 278115
Closest MRT: Holland Village
Phone: +65 64755605
Opening times: Mon - Sun 11.30am - 2.30pm, 6pm - 10.30pm
Mains start from: $24
Visit their website here: originalsin.com.sg
8. The Daily Cut
A convenient salad shop in the centre of town, The Daily Cut has become renowned for its top quality fresh vegetables and cooked meats for those on the go. Each dish comes with a protein, complex carb, toppings and a dressing with ingredients such as salmon fillet, sweet potato, cous cous and edamame beans. The protein-packed bowls make it a great choice for gym bunnies needing a healthy but filling work out fuel.
Address: 1 #B1-31 One Raffles Place, Singapore, 048616
Closest MRT: Raffles Place
Opening times: Mon - Fri 11am - 9pm, Sat - Sun 11am - 4pm
Mains start from: $12
Visit their website here: facebook.com/thedailycut.sg
9. Project Acai
Popular over in countries like America and Hawaii, Acai bowls have finally hit the shores of Singapore with help from the folks at Project Acai. Acai berries are grown in Brazil, and are celebrated for their high concentration of antioxidants, healthy omegas and fibre content. Best eaten as a breakfast snack, Acai bowls come with coconut, chia seeds, granola and fresh fruit such as strawberries and bananas. They have two locations - one at Takashimaya on Orchard, and another in Holland Village.
Address: Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road, #B2-32A, Ngee Ann City, Singapore, 238872
Closest MRT: Orchard
Opening times: Mon - Sun 11am - 9.30pm
Mains start from: $6.80
Visit their website here: www.project-acai.com
Inspired by Nordic cuisine, Gaest serves up European style sandwiches made from freshly baked sourdough bread in the Telok Ayer neighbourhood. Go for the smoked salmon with honey and apple pickled beetroot along with homemade lemon and thyme soda. For a light lunch, go for their vegetarian soups or salad of the day. Stop by during the weekend for their brunch, with hearty plates filled with omelettes, greek yogurt and homemade rhubarb compote.
Address: 21 McCallum St, #01-01, The Clift, Singapore, 069047
Closest MRT: Telok Ayer
Phone: +65 66340922
Opening times: Mon - Fri 7.30 - 4.30pm, Sat - Sun 8.30am - 3.30pm
Mains start from: $13
Visit their website here: gaest.com.sg