Best gluten-free breads and pastries in Singapore, Lifestyle News
From noodles to bread and baked goods, gluten is used in every aspect of our daily meals in Asia. But what are the options for those struggling with celiac disease, or simply finding themselves bloated after eating gluten?
Luckily for us, Singapore’s ever-changing food scene now offers more choices for gluten-free people than ever before. No need to miss the joys of bread – we’ve compiled some of the best bakeries and cafes specializing in gluten-free baking in Singapore.
All the kitchen
Dubbed “the home of gluten-free,” The Whole Kitchen is an online cafe-bakery and grocer focused on proving that healthy doesn’t have to mean tasteless. Whether you’re looking for energy balls, pizza bases, cakes or great sourdough bread, the brand uses only the finest natural ingredients and low sugar content to bring customers the healthiest, gluten-free versions of your favorite pastries.
Sink your teeth into the classic Sourdough Ball ($19.95) or the Carrot Ginger Chai Cake ($24.95), their healthy take on carrot cake.
The Whole Kitchen has outlets in Robinson Road and Katong. To visit their online store, click here.
An online cooking branch of healthy restaurant The GoodFats Kitchen, SuperPopStore blends local flavors with nutrition in their curations. Take a bite of their antioxidant-rich, soft and moist Black Sesame Cake ($18.90) and Earl Gray Bergamot Olive Oil Muffin ($19.50 for five pieces).
If you’re looking for more signature dishes, Zucchini Bread Muffins ($15.90) or famous low-carb gluten-free pizzas in mouth-watering flavors like Tiger Prawn ($21.90), Italiano Sausage ($22.90 $) and Angus Beef & Olives ($20.90), are loaded with organic toppings.
GoodFats Kitchen is located at 5 Ridgewood Close, Unit G1, Singapore 276696, p. +65 8182 2151. To visit the SuperPopStore online store, click here.
Gluten-free doesn’t have to mean compromising on sweet, chocolatey indulgence and aesthetic cures. Newly launched in 2019, RÓA is an artisan bakery serving vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free cakes and cupcakes. Now you can snack on low-calorie desserts guilt-free, made with brown rice milk, psyllium husks and avocados.
The latest addition to the menu is Chocolat Gateaux ($88), a French-style chocolate mousse cake, hand-sprayed with pure cocoa butter and dark chocolate couverture. Meanwhile, Midnight Bites melt-in-your-mouth cookies (from $8) are an all-time favorite. Can’t make up your mind? Their tasting tray ($32.80 small, $62.80 large) is filled with the best of their treats.
To visit RÓA’s online platform, click here.
Putting the “really good” into great food, TIANN’s is a bakery serving 100% sugar-free and gluten-free dishes. Get your breakfast fix with G’s Hearty Breakfast (S$36) served with the bakery’s classic gluten-free farmhouse bread, scrambled eggs, served with smoked trout and dill yogurt or sausage and bacon .
If that’s not your cup of tea, DIY your perfect dream meal in just two steps. Start by selecting your base (think Paleo Toasts, Farmer’s Loaf, and TIANN’s Waffles), then power your meal with toppings like garlicky shiitake mushrooms, goat cheese feta, and a tub of granola. For desserts, take home the addictive Pandan Kaya Rolls ($78) or the limited-time rich and creamy 76% Chocolate Ganache Cubes.
TIANN’s is located at 71 Seng Poh Road, #01-35, Singapore 160071. To visit their online platform, click here.
Valentine’s Day may be over, but we’re still falling in love with Locaba’s gluten-free baked goods like Low Carb Keto Carrot Cake (from $65) and Vegan Vanilla Walnut Cake. coconut (from $82). Our guilty pleasure? Definitely the Vegan Dark Choc Raspberry Cake (from $65), a moist chocolate sponge cake loaded with a fresh bouquet of raspberries and a sweet note of almond milk. Should we have them all?
Try their 6-Slice Mixed Cake Sampler (from $62), with vegan and non-vegan treats like Vegan Chocolate Passion Fruit Cake, Vegan Chocolate Sweet Cocoa Cake, Low-Grain Cake in Earl Gray vanilla carbs and more.
Locaba is located at 2 Kallang Avenue, #01-08/13 Ct Hub 1, Singapore 339407, p. +65 9793 6557. To visit their online platform, click here.
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Run by a baker who embraced the concept of clean eating before it was cool, Cake Botanica understands the challenge of finding healthy, minimally processed, and nutritious desserts. Expect nothing less than perfect Instagram-worthy cakes filled with superfoods like fruits and nuts.
Indulge in truly unique flavors like the warm and earthy Black Sesame & Matcha ($75) or the Lush Tahini Cream Cake ($69), made with ground white sesame seeds and sweetened with maple syrup and monkfruit .
To visit the Cake Botanica online platform, click here. For any enquiries, please Whatsapp +65 87849970.
Already known for its Signature Mille Crepes, Lady M is a well-known name for exquisite cakes and confectionery delights in Singapore. While it’s still lacking a lot of vegan and gluten-free options, the brand’s first vegan confectionery, Vegan Chocolate Pie (store price: $13, online price: $12.84) is a star on the menu.
This gluten-free chocolate tart is worth a try if you like your chocolate base filled with a rich salted caramel sauce and topped with a vegan dark chocolate ganache. The crust doesn’t disappoint either, filling the dish with cocoa nibs – perfect for a teatime snack.
Lady M has outlets in Jewel Changi, Orchard Central, ION Orchard, South Beach and Westgate.
There is no doubt that catering to dietary restrictions is becoming a big part of the dining scene. And now, restaurants around Singapore are making sure their menu has dishes that everyone can enjoy, regardless of their diet. At Aether House, treat yourself to gluten-free and nut-free salads and treats.
We recommend Le Soufflé De Singapore ($18) with a Kaya & pandan soufflé, served with gula melaka ice cream – well worth the 15 minute wait. If you don’t have time to spare, the $12 La Vanille Du Vanuatu (Vanuatu vanilla creme brulee) is just as delicious.
Aether House is located at 35 Robinson Rd, #01-05/06/07, Singapore 068876, p. +65 6592 0102.
Another restaurant serving dishes that can be made gluten-free on request is Le Faubourg. This Parisian restaurant in the heart of Sentosa has expanded its menu of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.
Fancy savory pancakes, croques, flammekueches and sweet pancakes? La Voisine Flammekueches ($22) are perfect for a mid-afternoon meal, topped with roasted cherry tomatoes, pesto, basil and onions. Our taste buds are already tingling when we think of the passion fruit and milk chocolate crepe ($15).
Le Faubourg is located at 2 Gunner Lane, Mess Hall Block 17, #01-02, Sentosa, Singapore 099567, p. +65 9348 9189.
Exactly what you’d expect from an Instagram-based bakery, La.Kkum is both aesthetically pleasing and tasteful. The Vegan Fudgy Chocolate Cake ($65 for 6 inches, $100 for eight inches) is rich, decadent, and sugar-free. If you’re looking for that extra crunch with your sweet treats, the Comforting Oatmeal Pie Crumbs ($45 for eight pieces, $85 for 16 pieces) are for you.
Try the Beullu-Berry Pie Crumble filled with zesty lemon and blueberry fillings, or try the new Hobak Pie Crumble with a creamy pumpkin filling and kabocha squash chunks. Other delicious treats are also available gluten-free upon request.
To visit La.Kkum’s Instagram catalog, click here.
Whether it’s gluten-free rhubarb bread, banana bread or Bundt cakes, Keen Bakery has it all. For your mindful nibbling, the bakery is full of cookies, madeleines, breads and their famous donuts.
One we couldn’t ignore once we spotted it was the Lemon and Berries Bundt ($42) incorporating flavors of Greek yogurt, a hint of vanilla, plus a burst of mixed berries and lemon. The banana bread ($14) is also worth trying, loaded with oats and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
To visit Keen Bakery’s online order form, click here.
Life may not always be child’s play, but indulging yourself with good desserts always makes things better. At The Clean Addicts, raw chef Andrea Lee bakes delicious pastries that have us salivating. Consider healthy fudge cakes in flavors like Cacao Fudge ($69.80), Double Matcha ($99), and Matcha x Berry ($99).
Don’t skip the bite-sized mochi muffins – moist, spongy and oh so delicious. Any advice from the chef? Reheat it in the oven and add a scoop of ice cream for a pure moment of relaxation.
To visit The Clean Addicts online platform, click here.
This article was first published in City Nomads.