Here’s where you can get some of the best meatless burgers in town without going to an exclusively vegan or vegetarian restaurant.
This poolside restaurant at Grand Hyatt Singapore has a variety of plant-based dishes on its menu – including the JUST Egg Sandwich and a delicious kale tabbouleh salad, among other picks – and they’re all worth trying. The Beyond Burger ($24) – also available at the hotel’s Mezza9 restaurant – features a vegan Beyond Burger patty, which tastes pretty close to the real thing (and delicious!), and is topped with pickles, red onions, lettuce, plant-based mayo, mustard and a dairy-free cheese that would trick any die-hard cheese lover. We also particularly love Oasis’s curried organic pumpkin and chickpea burger ($22) with kale pesto and alfalfa sprouts on a ciabatta roll – divine!
If you find yourself at this steakhouse in Robertson Quay but you’re not eating meat, not to worry. The lunch menu’s veggie burger can hold its own. Made from black beans, brown rice, Japanese rice, breadcrumbs, onion, mushroom and beetroot, the thick patty is topped with pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion and barbecue sauce, and served on a toasted brioche bun alongside onion rings. It’s super filling, and a great meatless alternative to a regular burger. A bit on the salty side (in a good way), the black beans pack some major flavour, and the burger can be cut in half without totally falling apart. For $20, it’s delicious and definitely worth its weight.
Black Tap Craft Burgers
Though this popular Marina Bay Sands spot has a falafel and feta burger, the Vegan Burger ($22) is the one to order. The flavourful black bean patty is layered with vegan mayo, salsa verde, cilantro and pickled onions (a great touch!), and served with a side of fries or salad. It’s rather large, so be sure to save some room for Black Tap’s over-the-top Crazyshake milkshakes. (If you’re vegan or don’t eat dairy, you can order a classic milkshake with non-dairy based ice cream.) The burger can also be ordered as a salad ($22) – bread-free, with kale, lemon dressing and quinoa.
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German Burgergrill They’ve got seven different vegetarian burgers to choose from, and four vegan options – including patties made from olives, walnuts, spinach and cheese, and wheat. We particularly love the Kasebor burger ($17) – a spinach and cheese patty with Parmesan and pesto. Throw on some Wurzige Grill Sosse – an addicting blend of ketchup, brown sugar, onions, crushed garlic, cumin, paprika and cayenne, among other ingredients – for some extra flavour! The chain’s got locations at Orchard, Raffles Place, Boat Quay and VivoCity.
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