For lean, green and awesome meals that won't induce a food coma

From poke bowls and sexy salads to grain bowls and gluten-free meals, there are plenty of healthy lunch options to choose from; but do they taste any good? For a healthy yet satisfying meal, these are the ones to try.

A Poke Theory

There are tons of poke places now, but we are in love with the perky and balanced bowls here. Choose a base like sushi rice and lemon herb quinoa, pile it with raw fish like shoyu tuna and jazz up your bowl with nori flakes, tobiko and other touches. They have several branches too, including at Telok Ayer, Marina One and Bugis.

The Daily Cut

You can't go wrong here. Fill up a simple form to build your own bowl of items made up of only fresh, seasonal ingredients. Their glazed root vegetables, skirt steak and range of sauces are guaranteed hits, plus you can find them in several CBD locations and even at One-North.


Offering bibimbap but customisable, healthy and low in calories, Dosirak also stands out for catering to an audience that appreciates handsome packaging to go along with their grain bowls. Complete your meal with equally Korean drinks like Buckwheat Tea and a hearty kimchi soup. 

Grain Traders

This grain bowls place serves signature bowls alongside a mix and match option, with a variety of proteins, veggies, sauces and toppings. Try the El Hibaro (striploin, salsa verde, wafu tomato) if you're in a hurry to decide, but if you're like us, customising your own bowl is part of the fun. 


From the same guys behind adjoining gym Kilter Avenue, HRVST is a vegan bistro at Downtown Gallery with a lunch offering that includes things like Szechuan Burger, fried rice and fried cauliflower, that are all actually healthy (and yes, meatless). Try fitting in a workout first before your meal. 

Jamie’s Italian

Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean eating like an ascetic. Celeb chef Jamie Oliver has been famous for his simple, honest, unadulterated cooking and the dishes at his two Singapore branches promise wholesome big flavors without the overuse of sodium.  

Kitchen by Food Rebel

This organic CBD spot offers lots of gluten- and dairy-free options among internationally influenced dishes like barramundi with Asian greens and the chili padi chicken sandwich. They do an organic French wine happy hour, too. What's not to like?

Kraftwich by Swissbake

There's nothing quite like a sandwich to power through your afternoon. Here, a hearty selection of handcrafted sandwiches with fillings like smoked salmon, Thai spicy chicken and beef pastrami are all packed with nutritious ingredients like wheat, sunflower seeds and flax, making it perfect for those who are looking for a healthier yet delicious choice.

The Marmalade Pantry

With branches in the CBD, Orchard and Novena, this is a great spot for a bistro-style lunch. Try their hearty, healthy salads, like the spinach and kale with red pepper pesto, and the baked snapper. For cheat day, don’t miss the minute steak sandwich and their always-popular cupcakes.

Ninja Bowl

Have healthful, Japanese-inspired grain bowls filled with delectable items like unagi, Hokkaido scallops, tuna tataki, onsen egg and more. There are all-day brunch items too, if you're more in the mood for granola and toast. 


Dishes here are prepared from scratch, using preservative-free ingredients, many sourced directly from local producers. It’s a point-and-order system at lunch, and a la carte at dinner. The menu changes, but expect items like Thai-roasted chicken with red cabbage salad and vegetable dips.

Real Food

This vegan cafe has outlets at South Beach, Orchard and Novena. Try the rosemary and garlic hash brown; pasta with oil of oregano, veggie balls made out of beet and chickpea, and the barley mushroom burger. Be sure to ask for their homemade chili; it will make you rethink how condiments should be.

Wheat Baumkuchen

Craving for grain bowls but with an Asian twist? At Wheat, get salad sets, brown rice and soba noodles (that are all healthier carbo alternatives to white rice and pasta) paired with a wide variety of ingredients like teriyaki chicken, striploin steak, runny lava egg and lots more.