REVIEW: 10 best salad stops in Singapore for a delicious and healthy meal
For salads with an Asian twist, try Shinkansen. Named after Japan’s bullet train, Shinkansen aims to provide, quick healthy food.
These salads come with soba noodles, mixed grain sushi rice and other choices of grains, topped with your choice of protein like salmon sashimi, yakiniku steak, and more.
By the folks behind one of our favourite cafes, The Populus Coffee & Food co., this relatively new haunt serves sumptuous nutrient bowls that’ll convince you to hop onto the health food bandwagon if nothing else will.
Boring ol’ chicken thighs have no business around here – tasty proteins are incorporated into the bowls, from braised beef cheek to teriyaki roasted cod and more.
1 Pickering St
Rawbar prides themselves for their real food that’s wholesome, natural, and delish.
More interestingly, have your salad in their homemade Saj wrap (a type of flatbread common in the Middle Eastern countries); make it a meal and add on exciting sides like Fattoush or Hummus.
#B1-08 Republic Plaza, 9 Raffles Place
PIMP MY SALAD
Aptly named, we reckon – “pimp” just about says it all.
From garam masala chickpeas to homemade guacamole (and about 30 other gourmet options!), go absolutely nuts customizing your salad from scratch. Who said you can’t feast on salads?
#01-12, Pasarbella, Suntec City
GUAC & GO
Guac & Go’s salad’s surround our favourite superfood: avocado! And they’ve made it even yummier in the form of guacamole, hence the name Guac & Go.
It’s no surprise that their bestseller is the Guacamonster; they also avo whole selections of interestingly assembled salads like Crunchy Mushroom or Smoked Duck Mango Guac salad.
32 Maxwell Rd
Take it from us: we’ve gone back to Grain Traders multiple times attempting to try everything on the menu, and none has disappointed thus far.
They serve up wholesome food bowls with a mix of grains as well as roasted, grilled or braised proteins and hot and cold veggies.
#01-01/02/03, CapitaGreen, 138 Market St
What we love about this no-frills salad bar: their salads come with a generous portion of protein as well, from char-grilled garlic shrimp to maple infused chicken to buttered parsley dory.
If you’re there for breakfast, they’ve also got homely fare like omelettes and grilled toast.
#01-07, Nanos, 31 Biopolis Way
A cosy cafe serving plant-based foods, can we say Afterglow is… rawesome?
Salads aside, even their heartier options are perfect for the health-conscious, from Zucchini Linguine to Quinoa-strone soup.
Finally, indulge in their raw desserts like the chocolate salted caramel fudge. You too die-hard health freaks – healthy desserts do exist.
24 Keong Saik Rd
This Hawaiian salad bowl is packed with only the freshest ingredients – think wonderfully marinated raw salmon and tuna chunks tossed in a bowl of salad leaves, brown rice, avocado, walnuts, raisins, and more, making for a delicious yet wholesome meal.
Since you’re eating healthy, we suppose you’ve got an excuse to get a cocktail to go with?
92 Amoy St
TOSS & TURN
This no-frills salad bar – right in the heart of Orchard Road – is the perfect pitstop in between your retail therapy for a quick bite. For only a tenner at that!
Go for one of their signature salads, or customise your own with their variety of ingredients. They’re so generously piled onto your plate, we never thought a salad could fill us up until we hit up this gem.
#B4-55, ION Orchard
This story was originally published in The Finder.