Pocket-friendly Healthy Eats in Town

This list is here to debunk 2 common myths:
1) Healthy food in Singapore is always expensive.
2) Food in town (Orchard area) is also always expensive.

Truth is, you can get super tasty and healthy treats while shopping in Orchard even with just $10 in your wallet! Let’s get eating!



One will find it hard to miss this pretty cafe with cozy wooden furniture, right in the middle of the Basement 2 level of the mall. Do try their Classic Açaí Bowl ($7.90) –  topped with HAAKON’s home made granola, coconut flakes and fresh fruits, and a parfait of Scandinavian skyr yoghurt and chia seeds.

For us, the parfait takes the spotlight with only 0.5% in fat content, skyr is one of the healthiest yoghurts you can find. Its mild sourness also acts as a palate cleanser, so you’ll be finishing  the entire bowl in record time.

Address: 313 Orchard Road, 313 @ Somerset, #B2-14, Singapore 278997
Opening Hours: 11AM-9PM, Daily


Toss & Turn

Toss & Turn is basically the dream salad bar for all you health-junkies. More than just chicken strips and smoked salmon, their selection of proteins range from beef pastrami to lemon tuna. And for just $9.80, their regular DIY salad gets you a base, 2 proteins, 4 veggies or crunchies, and a dressing of your choice. No matter the combination, this is one meal that won’t waste your hour in the gym.

Plus, portions are large enough for two #fitspo maniacs to share.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard #B4-55, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily


Real Food @ Orchard Central

With words like organic, vegan, gluten-free plastered all over Real Food’s menu, it’s no wonder the place is perpetually packed with executives looking for the next best way to maintain their trim figures.

If you are looking for a wholesome alternative for your wanton mee, try their Dumpling Noodles Dry ($8.80) which are actually udon made from organic brown rice. With a mini grocery store on the premise, you can even kick start eating clean at home with your family!

Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central #02-16, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: 10AM-8:45PM, Daily


 Seoul Roll

No, this is not sushi. Seoul Roll dishes out Korean rice rolls aka kimbap for the Koreaboo clean eaters. Here, you get to dress your rolls with unusual toppings such as black pepper duck, crab salad and even sweet potato & cream cheese!

The Mushroom & Truffle Oil Roll is a crowd favourite featuring 4 kinds of mushrooms packed in the roll with a drizzle of truffle oil. The best part is this, nothing on the menu is over $5.50.

Address: #B1-58, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, 179103
Opening Hours: 10AM-9PM, Daily



Think of the Okawa rice served here as the offspring of Chinese bak chang and Italian risotto – sticky, umami-loaded, and immensely filling. For the perfect meal, we recommend the Salmon Okowa Rice Set ($7.80). Sprinkled with salmon flakes, it’s sure to keep you full through the day without having to fight the post-lunch sleeping-monster.

Address: 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, #B2 4-1/2, Takashimaya, Singapore 238872
Opening Hours: 11:30AM-10PM, Daily


Project Açaí

To have a list of clean eateries without an açaí bowl feature would be borderline blasphemous. So, of course, we had to feature crowd favourite, Project Açaí. Having something that feels more like a dessert instead of a plate of rice may seem odd, but with granola, bee pollen, cacao nibs, goji and chia seeds all packed into the Original Flower Bowl ($9.80) – you’ll still be able to push through the daily grind without fearing for your calorie intake.

Address: 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, #B2-32A Takashimaya, Singapore 238872
Opening Hours: 11AM-9:30PM, Daily


Salad Stop

With over 60 toppings and 20 styles of dressings to choose from, Salad Stop’s been spoiling market with their DIY Salad Bowl ($9.80). They range from soba noodles to more premium ingredients like zottarella cheese and baked salmon. They also offer warm grain bowls if a big ole’ bowl of greens don’t suit your palate.

Address: 391 Orchard Road, Takashimaya #B2 07-9-3, Singapore 238872
Opening Hours: 10AM – 9PM, Daily


Wrap & Roll

Wrap & Roll proves that there’s more to Vietnamese cuisine than just pho. A pre-made set of 4 wraps will only set you back $9.50, but for a more authentic experience here, get their Roll-It-Yourself Sets ($9.90 for chicken/pork). Getting to fold your own wraps means that you’ll be burning pesky calories before you even consume any!

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, #B3-19, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily


Nakajima Suisan

With unending queues, it’s best to come to Nakajima Suisan half an hour before peak periods for their grilled seafood sets. Here’s a fact for you clean eaters: Their best-sellers, the Saba Shioyaki ($7) & Sanma Shioyaki ($7), contain less than 2 grams of fat and only 123 calories.

To satisfy any hunger pangs that you might have, you can throw in an additional $1.50 for a bowl of rice, miso soup and salad.

Address: 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, #B2 01-01, Takashimaya, Singapore 238872
Opening Hours: 11AM-9PM, Daily


Source: thesmartlocal.com
Image: https://sg.get.com/sg/

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