Raw foodism is a relatively new fad in the food and beverage industry. But what exactly is raw food? A raw food diet consists of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, eggs, fish, meat, and dairy products. These food products can be eaten uncooked, or when they are not heated above 46 degrees, as adherents of the raw food diet promote eating food in its most unprocessed state. They claim that heating food destroys its nutrients and enzymes which boost digestion and fight chronic diseases. Despite the benefits of the raw food diet, it is difficult to find restaurants that serve raw food due to the niche nature of the industry. Albeit small, the raw food movement is slowly gaining acceptance due to more recognising its health benefits. Therefore, here are 5 raw food restaurants in Singapore for you to explore this healthy diet trend!
Image credits to The Finder.
Afterglow caters to the raw vegan crowd. They are strong advocates of the plant-based diet, and claim to “bring sexy back to vegetables”! Afterglow serves up a variety of dishes including vegetable soups, as well as raw burgers and lasagnes. They even have a range of juice cleanse products to detoxify the body to help it get prepared to absorb vitamins, nutrients and enzymes in their raw vegan dishes.
Address: 24 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089131
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday, 12:00pm – 10:30pm
2. The Living Café
Image credits to Aiphoto.
The Living Café prides itself in healthy raw food that is tasty, affordable, and accessible to everyone. It guarantees a menu with no red meat, no cow dairy, no white sugar, no preservatives, no additives, no artificial colorings and even gluten free alternatives! Food products on their menu include a variety of healthy burgers, sandwiches, wraps, rice bowls, and wholemeal pizzas!
Address: 779 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 269758
Monday to Thursday: 11.00am – 7pm (last order 6:30pm)
Friday: 11.00am – 10:00pm (last order 9:30pm)
Saturday: 9:00am to 10:00pm (last order 9:30pm)
Sunday: 9:00am to 8:00pm (last order 7:30pm)
3. The Whole Food Kitchen
Image credits to Miss Tam Chiak.
The food served at The Whole Food Kitchen are fresh, local, seasonal, organic, and unprocessed. They specialise in whole food, which are foods that are raw or prepared with minimal cooking. The menu is simple and easily customisable – you can choose a base (rice/bagel/salad/wrap) and a filling such as salmon or chicken to go with it. There are also weekly specials such as the Quinoa Corn Succotash on a bed of lima bean puree!
Address: 514 Bishan Street 13 2/F Bishan Cafeteria (above Bishan bus interchange)
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday – Friday:
1:00pm – 8:00pm
*Closed till 5th Jan 2018
4. Daily Juice
Image credits to Furfilise.
Though not a meal, juicing is a new trend which is a big part of the raw food fad. This is because juicing enables you to get many health benefits in just one drink, which many modern supplements miss out. If you’re a picky person, Daily Juice will guarantee you the perfect drink as they even make the effort to print the health benefits and ingredients of each juice on their menu and sides of their bottles! You also wouldn’t have to worry about the freshness of their fruit juices as they are cold-pressed and bottled daily.
Address: 1 Maju Avenue, #01-08 myVillage, Singapore 556679
Monday – Thursday, Sunday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 10.00am – 10.00pm
Image credits to EZi Wallet.
Located at River Valley, Frunatic is a small café that serves raw and natural living foods. The café offers a selection of raw meals, fruit salads, raw desserts, packaged snacks and cold-pressed juices. Furthermore, meals served at Frunatic can be tailored to suit each individual! There are different meals available to combat different problems, for example diabetes, weight management, insomnia sleep inducer and fatigue. Therefore, don’t worry about the lack of choices as there will definitely be something for everyone!
Address: 390 Orchard Rd, B1-06, Singapore 238871