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10 Environmentally Friendly Cafés & Restaurants to Support!

Updated: Aug 22

Still deciding on what to eat? We found some environmentally friendly food options and are dying to share them with you!


FOR BREAKFAST


1. MOTHER DOUGH

Mother dough places high emphasis on flavour and quality ingredients. Their floor is specially sourced from reputable and environmentally conscious grain millers.


LOCATION

749 North Bridge Rd, #01-01, Singapore 198717



2. FOREWORD COFFEE

As a member of raiSE (Singapore Centre for Social Enterprises), Foreword provides training and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and special needs in the F&B industry. Started as a small café in NUS, it now has 3 outlets in Singapore. With the common belief of practicing sustainable consumption, Foreword introduced various initiatives such as CupCycle, which aims to reduce single-use cups, one of the Big 4 single-use plastics. Foreword also strongly encourages the Bring Your Own (BYO) movement by incentivising customers and all their single-use items are made from renewable sources and FSC-certified paper.


LOCATIONS

1. Civil Service College Bouna Vista (Takeaway only) (Closed during Phase 2)

31 North Buona Vista Rd, Singapore 275983


2. Centre for Healthcare Innovation

18 Jln Tan Tock Seng, Level 4 Centre for Healthcare Innovation, Singapore 308443


3. Temasek Shophouse

28 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238832



3. THE SOCIAL SPACE

This socially conscious multi-concept store features a Tea Bar & Café, a fair trade retail area and a nail salon. The Social Space aims to raise awareness for sustainability and to provide people with the necessary for conscious living. Its mission is to also provide employment for the less fortunate and equip them with skills to be self-sufficient in the long term. Food and beverages sold at the Tea Bar & Café are all sourced from fair-trade and eco-friendly products. While you’re at The Social Space, don’t forget to stock up your household cleaners and personal care products made from 100% natural ingredients at their Refillery. Remember to bring your own reusable bottles or containers if you do!


LOCATION

333 Kreta Ayer Rd, #01-14, Singapore 080333



FOR LUNCH



1. LITTLE FARMS

Little Farms provides organic and sustainable on-the-go options, ranging from dairy-free ice cream, gluten-free sandwiches and fresh organic fruits and vegetables. With a mindful approach to healthy living, Little Farms carefully selects ethical sourced food for you to choose from. Having developed deep and longstanding relationships with independent suppliers and farmers around the food, they buy directly whenever possible. This also keeps costs low by not engaging a middleman. That’s not all. Little Farms constantly assesses their product offerings based on quality, taste and credibility to better cater to the tastes of their customers.


LOCATIONS

1. Valley Point Shopping Centre

491 River Valley Road, #01-20, Singapore 248371

[Only this outlet has a Café]


2. Holland Village @ Holland Piazza

No. 3 Lorong Liput, #01-04/05/06, Singapore 277725


3. United Square Shopping Mall

101 Thomson Road, #B1-56 J/K/L, Singapore 307591


4. Guoco Tower

7 Wallich Street, #B2-06, Singapore 078884



2. THE SOUP SPOON

The Soup Spoon aims to provide convenient and nutritious meals without preservatives. Using advanced food technology, meals have a longer shelf life, which also helps to reduce food waste. These take home soups are produced using an eco-friendly process with sustainably sourced ingredients.


LOCATIONS

The Soup Spoon outlets are mostly conveniently located in shopping malls, with over 20 outlets to choose from.



3. BOLLYWOOD VEGGIES - POISON IVY BISTRO

Here at Poison Ivy Bistro, they use their local fresh produce and take the farm-to-table concept very seriously. Their farm operates without the use of pesticides and fertilisers to produce wholesome and hearty meals.

Besides the Poison Ivy Bistro, Bollywood Veggies also owns an Earth Shop, a culinary school and a Food Museum. Providing you a whole package of activities to choose from, including paddy planting and insect house making. Bollywood Veggies also aim to hire the challenged and less fortunate Singaporeans, creating employment opportunities for the marginalised groups in Singapore.


LOCATION

100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026



FOR DINNER



1. ICHIBAN BENTO

Ichiban Bento provides their customers with the option of meat-free Quorn interpretations. These meat-free products help to lower our consumption of water, use less land during the production process and are rich in protein, giving us the nutrients we need! Ranging from fillets to nuggets to meatballs, Singaporeans now have a greater variety and easier access to sustainable food.


LOCATIONS

Currently with 9 outlets available, Ichiban Bento is located all around Singapore.



2. SAUTÈ

Sautè provides a menu packed with variety, where all dishes are meat-free and customers also have the option of eating vegan. Their food is crafted from Earth’s natural, nutritious and wholesome ingredients, and caters to people with all types of lifestyles such as vegetarian, vegan, health enthusiast or someone with love for the earth. Sautè sources for ingredients carefully, providing customers with a peace of mind, knowing that what they provide is sustainably produced.


LOCATIONS

1. Sautè-San

City Square Mall

180 Kitchener Road, #03-23/24, Singapore 208539


2. Flavours By Sautè

Funan Mall

107 North Bridge Road, #B1-30, Singapore 179105



3. JAAN

If you are a seafood lover, you need to try this! JAAN uses sustainably-sourced fish such as rainbow trout, seabass, and grouper and a farm-to-table concept with their organic herb garden. Their menu from Chef Julien Royer is about 60% sustainable.


These exquisite dishes undergo a strict system of quality control and JAAN is also strict on waste control. All ingredients come from organic sources and suppliers who have strong relationships with Chef Westaway, as Chef Westaway does his own research and ensures that all the farms are certified organic with official legislation.


LOCATION

Swissôtel

2 Stamford Road, Level 70 The Stamford, 178882



4. Mezza9

To promote conscious consumption, Mezza9 incorporates sustainable ingredients such as seafood certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council as well as vegetables sourced from local farms and farms in Cameron Highlands. Mezza9 also uses self-grown herbs from Grand Hyatt’s rooftop garden. On top of these, the garden is fertilised with the restaurant’s food waste, converting 1,000kg of food waste into fertiliser daily.


In 2019, Grand Hyatt took the lead to implement the Nose-to-Tail programme to reduce food waste by importing animal carcasses. Even the beverages offered here are sustainable. This includes biodynamic, organic and sustainable vineyards, Rainforest Alliance certified organic coffee beans and drinks that eliminates the use of plastic straws and drink picks.


LOCATION

Grand Hyatt

10 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228211




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