20 best salad places in the CBD for your healthy lunch fix
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Staying healthy and eating clean is not exactly easy for most of us mere mortals. However, if you work in the Central Business District (CBD), the one thing that you can knock off your list of challenges right away is the lack of good salad options.
Here’s a list of 20 places that offer the perfect salads for the pickiest of eaters and the tightest of budgets.
Their Hero bowls may start at S$16 but are worth every cent. Pick a base of quinoa, brown rice, sushi rice, bulgur wheat, soba noodles or super greens, if you would, and choose from an equally wide range of proteins, vegetables, dressings and toppings to make your own customized bowl. The pink beetroot feta yoghurt looks especially pretty on Instagram.
One of the best places to get a salad under five dollars. Choose any of the fresh ingredients including fruits, veggies, grains and meats. Premium ingredients cost extra. Their fresh fruit juices and smoothies are worth a try.
10 Anson Road #01-12 International Plaza Singapore 079903
114 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 068583
Tanjong Pagar Plaza #01-24 Tanjong Pagar Plaza Singapore 082001
100 Jalan Sultan #01-17A Sultan Plaza Singapore 199001
Brought to you by the good people at Sarnies, Pimp my Salad offers build-your-own salads with the option of picking as many ingredients as you would like from hot or cold ingredients, greens or meats, complete with dressings of your choice. You can also order online.
Where: #01-455 North Wing, Suntec City3 Temasek Blvd Singapore 038983
The Rebel Buddha bowls are made for big healthy appetites and promise to keep you full for the rest of the day. Creatively designed, the vegan sweet potato and chickpea bowl comes with tofu-avocado mix and beetroot hummus.
Do Si Rak is a healthy modern Korean pick-and-mix restaurant. You can turn your bibimbap into a salad by swapping rice for cabbage, tofu, buckwheat noodles or cauliflower rice. The meal is packed with vegetables, proteins and home-cured sauces. Vegan and vegetarian options are available. They pride themselves on their fresh ingredients.
Choose from 30 different options at The Salad Corner and create your own salad. A simple five ingredient meal will cost you S$4.90 and you can add as many more toppings as you would like at an extra cost.
Amoy Street Food Centre #01-41,
Cecil Street, Golden Shoe Plaza #01-08, Tanjong Pagar Plaza
This is not a run-of-the mill menu. The salads are carefully constructed with interesting new combinations. The zesty smoked salmon and the protein punch come highly recommended. They even have an apple-pie salad for days when the sweet tooth just won’t settle for the lettuce!
Where: 1 Raffles Place, One Raffles Place, #04-30, Singapore 048616
Afterglow offers flavourful plant-based food. The high-quality ingredients do come at a price. Their drag-pom salad with dragon fruit, pomegranate, jicama and chopped macadamia nuts is definitely worth a try.
Fancy some strawberry topping on your chicken? Or perhaps some chilli crab with your pasta? This health café offers creative salads jazzed up with fresh ingredients flown from Australia and home-made dressings.
This café on the corner of Telok Ayer street offers wholesome meals made with high-quality ingredients. The special “My awesome salad” comes in both meat and vegetarian versions. The staff is happy to make any changes to the ingredients that you might want.
As the name suggests, here is a salad bar that is dedicated towards keeping you in shape. The bento salads are MSG free and every box gives you the calorie count of your meal. Think high protein and low carbs.
Where: 11 Collyer Quay #02-02, The Arcade, Singapore 049317
The Superfood salad with blueberries, sunflower seeds and goji berries is any vegan’s delight while the Pad Thai salad with poached prawns and crushed peanuts will get you your local flavor fix. The portions and prices are both a bit indulgent.
45 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069719
252 North Bridge Road, Raffles City #03-37, 179103