This li’l section of Superéthique has just been in Singapore for a week and busily trawled the streets for ethical and humane eating/lifestyle options.
I discovered it’s a lot easier to eat vego & vegan in Singapore than I thought it would be. For starters, there are large Hindi, Buddhist and Muslim populations, whose combined dietary restrictions equal a broad variety of culinary options, and a diverse range of businesses who cater to them.
Secondly, the heat means that everyone consumes far more super-chilled beverages. Smoothies, freshly pressed juices, iced awesomeness – these are a regular part of the day for many Singaporeans – the healthier options (even in “basic” shopping centre foodcourts) are therefore abundant.
But I had some stand-out favourites. These were:
- NutriHub – modest but replete with the good stuff, NutriHub is all about health education, and is a temple to raw & vegan.
- Lins Smoodees – run by the gorgeous, entrepreneurial super-maven, Adeline (and helmed by her mum as head-chef), Lins Smoodees started out as a home-delivery service of fresh, raw, live green smoodees for reinvigorated health. Her website is a veritable treasure-trove of green goodness, and her branding is second to none in this industry. My favourite page is Sight Effects. Brilliant. Adeline is also looking to franchise out, so if you’re interested boyz and girlz – get in touch.
- Real Food – it’s a café, grocer & bookstore. No – really. And it’s an absolute paradise. Real Food was our saving grace in Singapore – it looked different enough from the interiors of most shopping centres to make us feel a little sane, but at the same time it was comfortable, perfectly air conditioned, and the food, drink and non-edible products there were diverse and comprehensive. They even had a soft indie-chill playlist going on which included the likes of Laura Veirs, Regina Spektor, Bat for Lashes and Yael Naïm – a rare find for us in Singapore. Plus, they served Singapore’s first ever vegan ice cream, Brownice (made from brown rice – seriously delicious!) – over eight flavours’ worth (including Masala Chai!). We sat there for hours, and well – chilled.
Enjoy the pictures!
- Ming-Zhu. x