Since the start of the COVID-19 circuit breaker, mealtimes have swiftly become the highlight of our days. And if you aren’t a vegan or vegetarian, with all this extra time on our hands now is the perfect time to experiment with more plant-based recipes. If cooking isn’t your thing, explore some of our favourite restaurants providing a delivery service. And if it is, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite organic and sustainable farms supplying fruit and vegetable boxes.
The bad news is the circuit-breaker lockdown in Singapore is in place until June 1. The good news is we’ve compiled all of our favourite plant-based food delivery options in Singapore to get you through the next month. While we have little control over where we can go and what we can do, we can take control of our diets. And consuming fewer animal products is one way to keep things sustainable at home. Bored with your cooking? Here are some takeout options to explore. And if you’re not, support some of our local, organic farmers by ordering in a box of fresh produce.
We recently compiled a mammoth round-up of our favourite vegan and vegetarian (and non-veg with solid plant-based options) restaurants. Most of these are still open for home delivery. If you start now, you might be able to work through them all by the end of the circuit breaker!
Meal delivery services
The Living Cafe & TTG Wines
Keep the romance alive with a date night at home thanks to TTG Wines and The Living Cafe. For $100, you’ll get a delicious two-course meal and a bottle of organic wine delivered to your front door. To start, enjoy macadamia ‘goats’ cheese roll, flaxseed crackers and guacamole. Then choose from either kale, pomegranate & sesame, keto cauliflower, chicken, or wild barramundi rice bowl. Wash it all down with your choice of either red, white, or rose wine.
Taste of Kult
Check out this gourmet vegetarian home delivery service from Taste of Kult. It’ll deliver five meals a week for $15 a meal, keeping you in delicious vegetarian clean-eating heaven. Whatsapp 96621046 to get a menu and place your order. It’ll deliver island-wide.
If you’re trying to stay in shape this lockdown, check out FitThree’s vegetarian delivery menu. It’ll send you super healthy meals for active people, created by real chefs that are delivered weekly. It’ll take the stress out of shopping and will stop you scoffing comfort food. It’s also recently taken a huge sustainability stride by switching to more eco-friendly packaging.
Carrotsticks & Cravings
The plant-based options at Carrotsticks & Cravings are amazing. From breakfast and brunch to lunch, dinner, and even dessert, it’s got you covered. As well as delivering delicious, healthy food, it’s also creating fresh fruit, veggie, and sourdough boxes during the lockdown. Place your order two days in advance, and it will arrive on your doorstep within 48 hours.
The Whole Kitchen
Are you eating everything in sight during lockdown? We hear you. Stock up on healthy snacks from The Whole Kitchen and keep those cravings at bay. Its range covers everything from energy pearls and granolas to vegan chocolate brownies and gluten-free bread.
This sustainably run farm in Kranji is well worth a visit when the circuit-breaker is over. But for the time being, sample its delicious produce from its weekly delivery menu. It’s serving up vegetarian platters and tingkats that can be delivered island-wide.
Veggie delivery boxes
Quan Fa Organic Farm
For pesticide and chemical-free veggies, look no further than Quan Fa Organic Farm. All products are sourced from Cameron Highlands and Thailand and are organically certified. Shop its selection of boxes (ranging from fruity to keto-friendly assortments) or freestyle and order whatever you like. It also stocks tofu, rice and noodles. The best part? It’s anti-plastic, so expect your veggies to turn up naked, sans unnecessary packaging.
Stock up on fresh local fruit and veg from Farm Express. Its boxes start from a mere $29 and it’s currently processing orders within 24-hours. Just fill in its online order form, and you’re good to go.
Expect generous boxes of fresh, seasonal produce. Avo&Co has recently partnered with several local organic farms, meaning more of its produce is homegrown here in SG. Build your own or opt for one of its seasonal boxes that vary in size. Whether you’re a household of one, or a large family, it’ll supply you with a veritable bounty that’ll keep you stocked with veggies for the week.
Citizen Farms practices sustainable urban farming. Sign up to its Citizen Boxes to receive weekly deliveries of sustainably grown, pesticide-free produce; think fresh herbs, leafy greens, and edible flowers. In addition, it’s also working towards becoming an entirely zero-waste model of urban-farming.
Sustenir Agriculture champions sustainable vertical farming. It grows several types of kale, strawberries, rocket, and other leafy greens, plus it makes kale pesto and healthy green juices too. Its mission is to change food for good by growing impossible produce in impossible places. How? By adopting sustainable methods it uses 95% less water than traditional farming, and it uses tech to ensure its energy consumption stays lower than industry standards. We approve.
Inspired by the French community-supported agriculture model, it’s a genius concept. (Sidenote: you have to commit to six months. However, you will be supporting small, local farmers and reducing food waste by around 40%). In a nutshell, it works by gathering a small group of people together and telling a farmer they will buy all of their produce. The organic fruit and veggies will be delivered directly from the farm each week. What you’ll receive is a mystery depending on what’s in season at the time. Eat local, eat seasonally, and waste nothing; it doesn’t get more sustainable than that.