The keto diet is super popular right now, and as always, Singapore’s vibrant dining scene is on top of the trend with a slew of restaurants and cafes offering up keto-friendly eats. Basically the ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet where you get the majority of your energy from fats and protein. This means skipping the bread and rice and opting instead for fresh veggies, eggs, seafood and meats. Of course any DIY salad bar is a great option if you’re going the keto route, and you can even grab a burger somewhere and skip the bun, but if you’re looking for a few places with dedicated keto-friendly food in Singapore, these are our top picks.
Kipos Gourmet makes it easy to stick to your healthy goals with a range of protein bowls designed for different diets including keto, paleo, pescatarian and vegan. Their colourful Keto Bowl contains zero sugar and carbohydrates, but plenty of healthy fats to help you stay in the ketosis state. Think purple and green cabbage, salmon sashimi, cucumber, broccoli, almonds, flax seed and guacamole dressing. Have it in house or delivered right to your door.
Kipos Gourmet, 7 Wallich Street #B2-19, Singapore 078884. Open Sun – Fri 10am – 9pm
Sofi Cafe Pizza An Italian joint may not be the first thing you think of when you’re on a mission to find keto-friendly restaurants in Singapore, but Sofi Cafe Pizza goes beyond just pizzas and pastas with a few menu items that cater to keto eaters. Take for example the pan-fried Norwegian salmon marinated for 24 hours in dijon, honey and wine vinegar and the braised organic duck with Japanese plum wine, both served with keto-friendly cauliflower rice.
Sofi Cafe Pizza, 10 Craig Road, Singapore 089670. p. +65 6222 0879. Open Mon – Fri 8:30am – 10:30pm, Sat 9:30am – 10pm, Sun 9:30am – 9pm
Kitchen by Food Rebel“Eat good, feel good” is the motto at Kitchen by Food Rebel, a healthy-living cafe serving up wholesome food for all sorts of eaters including vegans, clean-meat lovers, and people with food intolerances. Keto-friendly fare includes the low-carb chicken burger wrapped in a lettuce leaf, sustainable barramundi with Asian sesame greens, and the zoodle bolognese, which can also be made with chickpeas for a vegan alternative.
Kitchen by Food Rebel, 28 Stanley Street, Singapore 068737. p. +65 6224 7088. Open Mon – Fri 8am – 6pm, Sat 9am – 3pm
The Living Cafe
The Living Cafe is committed to serving up fresh, nutritious dishes that are good for your body and the environment. Whenever possible, they use organic, sustainably sourced produce and raw food is central to their menu. You won’t find any red meat, cow dairy, refined sugar or additives here, instead it’s all about fresh salads, zoodle pastas, and burgers like the herbed salmon, spiced chicken and sesame crusted tofu burgers with the option of lettuce instead of a bun.
The Living Cafe, 779 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269758. p. +65 6468 4482. Open Mon – Tues 10am – 7pm, Wed – Fri 10am – 8pm, Sat – Sun 9am – 8pm
The Daily Cut
Nourish your body with fresh, seasonal keto-friendly ingredients at The Daily Cut. This build-your-own-bowl spot offers tons of creative options that change regularly depending on what’s at its prime. Start with a base like loose-leaf lettuce or shredded kale, then top it with proteins like chicken breast or dory fillet, veggies like curried cauliflower and blistered cherry tomatoes, healthy fats like avocado, and sauces like garlic olive oil or a simple lemon wedge.
The Daily Cut, various locations
PlentyfullJust like the name suggests, there’s plenty to please at this modern brasserie-style spot. During the day you can grab salads and small plates like grilled prawns in spicy garlic oil, and come evening you can dig into more substantial dishes like the roasted spatchcock baby chicken with marinated tomatoes and arugula and the roasted Kuhlbarra barramundi with fennel salad. They also have a small grocery retail section with produce from Little Farms.
Plentyfull, 9 Raffles Blvd, Millenia Walk #01-79/80, Singapore 039596. p. +65 6493 2997. Open daily 10am – 10:30pm
AfterglowNestled in the Keong Saik hood, Afterglow is a cosy plant-based restaurant that focuses on fresh farm-to-table fare. Don’t expect simple rabbit food though—the dishes here are creative, colourful, and full of flavour. The menu is clearly marked with keto-friendly dishes like the kimchi avocado rolls, raw guacamole platter, and zucchini linguine with walnut ‘minced meat’. They even have keto-friendly desserts like homemade chocolates and an acai bowl.
Afterglow, 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131. p. +65 6224 8921. Open Mon – Sat 12pm – 10pm
The Greater Goods Co.You’ve got to love places that cater to all kinds of crowds. The Greater Goods Co. is a cool cafe and bar that serves up keto-friendly fare for health-conscious peeps alongside more indulgent dishes like deep-fried chicken wings and loaded sandwiches. Swing by for a protein-packed chicken cauli bowl with grilled chicken thigh, eggs and salad on cauliflower rice or a hearty sous vide steak salad. They also have plenty of low-carb spirits for a cheeky keto-friendly tipple.
The Greater Goods Co., 32 Maxwell Road #01-08, Singapore 069115. p. +65 6509 0320. Open Mon – Thurs 4pm – 10pm, Fri 4pm – 12pm, Sat 4pm – 10pm
Wine MansionGood news for vino lovers—most wines are relatively low in carbs, so you can actually incorporate a glass or two into your keto diet. The Wine Mansion is a pretty sweet spot to chill out with friends over some wine along with tasty tapas and succulent grilled meats. Start with the garlic mushrooms or tomato cucumber salad, then move on to the baby back ribs or span-seared scallops. They also do a great set lunch that can be keto-friendly if you give the carbs a skip.
Wine Mansion, 26 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089133. p. +65 6225 4688. Open Mon – Fri 12pm – 2:30pm, 5pm – 12am, Sat 5pm – 12am
Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer
One of the best things about the keto diet is that you can still eat some of your favourite foods, albeit with a few small twists. Take for example the burger salad at Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer. You get the same juicy prime burger patty with all the fixings like lettuce, tomato, cheese, cucumber, pickles, scallions, bacon, and special sauce, just minus the bun. They also have turkey and lamb versions.
Black Tap Burgers & Craft Beer, 10 Bayfront Ave, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Bay Level #L1-80, Singapore 018956. p. +65 6688 9957. Open daily 11am – 11:30pm
Who says that you have to give up sweet treats on a keto diet? Kekito Bakery is a low-carb, keto and sugarless bakery that uses all-natural ingredients to make heavenly cakes and buns. The secret is low-carb flour and natural sugar substitutes, and the result is light, healthy sweets that are pretty much guilt-free. Try the blueberry yoghurt mousse cake, orange tea cake or chocolate rare cheesecake with a hazelnut base.
Kekito Bakery, 809 French Road, Kitchener Complex Mahota Kitchen, Level 3, Singapore 200809. p. +65 8774 7237. Open daily 10am – 9pm
It’s all about desserts that are actually good for your body at Seriously Keto. Everything that comes out of the kitchen is low-carb, low-calorie, and contains zero added sugar. Instead they use ingredients that are high in short-chain fatty acids and make use of natural plant-based sugars when needed. This means that the breads, pretzels, cupcakes, and cakes are suitable for keto eaters, folks with diabetes or those on a gluten-free diet.
Seriously Keto, 32 Seah Street, Singapore 188388. p. +65 9838 4047. Open Mon – Sat 10:30am – 6:30pm
What do you do when you’re on a keto diet, but craving a quick snack between meals? Most snacks are loaded with carbs and calories, but not the ones from BenBanter. Head to their website to grab keto-friendly bites like energy bars, seed crackers, low-carb granola, and even indulgent drinks like hot chocolate made with real-food ingredients. They also do gift packs and hampers that can be delivered right to the gift recipient’s door.
Delcie’s Desserts and Cakes
Delcie’s got its start operating out of a small bubble tea shop in Bishan, and word soon spread about their healthy cakes made with organic ingredients that were lower in sugar and calories. Over the past 10 years, they have evolved into a healthy bakery that offers sweet treats for all types of eaters including keto-friendly, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free bakes. Head down to their shop or hit up their website to order gorgeous custom-made cakes, cookies and squares.
Delcie’s Desserts and Cakes, 34 Whampoa W, #01-83, Singapore 330034. p. +65 6282 2951. Open Tues – Sun 11am – 8pm, PH 11am – 3pm