Veggie lovers will be glad to know that they have an alternative venue to have their fix on all things vegan and organic. Located at The Verge (previously Tekka Mall) in Serangoon Road, Little India, the café may face rather stiff competition from the many veggie joints in the area (Fortune Centre is just two blocks down, while Little India comes replete with lots of vegan restaurants); but Vegsenz’s offering of Chinese and Western dishes amid a simple and cozy setting (lots of potted plants; an airy alfresco area and green-colored elements in its décor) should get more crowds coming in the near future. What a pity then that when we were there for lunch on a weekday, the place was completely empty, sans us of course; which is a good thing if you’re in a rush. Our food was delivered in a jiffy. Our starter of pumpkin salad whetted our appetite instantly with its generous servings of alfalfa, lettuce and sweet, soft young pumpkins that got us going for our mains of sushi rolls, pineapple fried rice (available for lunch only) and tohu goreng with pumpkin sauce. Like many of its organic contemporaries, don’t expect the food here to taste like a sinful plate of char kway teow: The pineapple fried rice is a basic plate of rice freshly cooked in simple cumin, carrots and pineapple, while the sushi roll comes chock-a-block with string beans, alfalfa and organic sushi rice. This is a nice substitute to the plentiful street food found in the area, and prices are pretty reasonable too, whether you’re a vegan or otherwise. It’s never too late to start eating healthily.