Keto dieters, you don’t have to kiss goodbye to dining out, thanks to these keto-friendly restaurants and cafés.
The ketogenic diet (aka keto) is one that cuts down on carbs and loads up on high-fat food. Yeah, we can’t imagine life without bread and pasta either, but for the ketofanatics who have embarked on this lifestyle, it can be challenging at times, especially when you’re faced with amazing pizzerias, gut-busting Mexican restos and artery-clogging steakhouses peppered all around the island.
But hey, times are changing, and not all is doom and gloom. These days, we’ve got a slew of cafes and restaurants offering keto-friendly eats, making dining out even more exciting and convenient for those on the diet.
The Daily Cut
Lean into the keto lifestyle at The Daily Cut. With multiple locations scattered around the CBD, this eatery allows you to customise your own bowl – perfect for gym rats and keto junkies. Beef up your order with an array of protein-packed meats – from generous servings of sirloin steak to vegetarian-friendly tofu – before topping up on other nutritious goodies like quinoa and avocado. Feeling particularly carnivorous? Push your order into Beast Mode and pile it high with three giant portions of protein!
The Daily Cut, multiple locations including Raffles Place, Fusionopolis and Tanjong Pagar.
Swing by Lean Bento to dine in, or order a takeaway bowl for a guilt-free lunch at your desk. The affordable bentos here come in low-cal, protein-rich and even halal options, including sea salt salmon, chilli chicken and more.
Lean Bento, 10, Tampines North Drive 4, #01-05, Singapore 528553
Kitchen by Food Rebel
Championing wholesome food that nourishes the body, this eatery has a menu that caters to almost anyone, from gluten-free and vegan to vegetarian and nut-free diets. Its ultimate performance menu, which gives a macronutrient breakdown on the dishes, has a few choices that are keto-friendly, such as the Ultimate Breakfast and the Low Carb Rebel Chicken Burger. Don’t forget to guzzle down the bulletproof coffee to keep you going for the rest of the day.
Kitchen by Food Rebel, 28 Stanley Street, Singapore 068737
Sugar is a big no-no when you’re on the keto diet, and Seriously Keto is the light at the end of the tunnel. First starting out as an online store, it has recently set up shop along Seah Street, offering its desserts and treats to anyone with a sweet tooth. Using natural ingredients, the bakery whips up a menu of cookies, pastries, cakes and spreads – keto kaya, anyone?
Seriously Keto, 32 Seah Street, Singapore 188388
One of the keys to a keto-friendly meal is customisation and Plentyfull does just that. Known for its hearty, wholesome food, the restaurant allows diners to pick and choose from a huge spread at the market table luncheon during lunch, so you can easily load up on meats. For dinner, tuck into the charcuterie selection or try the grilled avo with anchovy dressing.
Plentyfull, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-79/80, Singapore 039596
From the same folks who brought you Sarnies, Pickleville offers DIY bowls during lunch. Boasting over 35 ingredients including the likes of salmon, roast beef and chicken, avocado, sous vide egg and more, this hidden gem is a keto paradise. Don’t forget to check their pickle bar, which has over 10 options to choose from, depending on how strict you are with your keto diet.
Pickleville, 140 Robinson Rd, #04-00, Singapore 068907
Oozing old-world charm, the farm-to-table restaurant is an idyllic escape from the daily grind. Heads up: It goes all out during brunch with its summer weekend roasts! Some of the keto-friendly options are the roasted snapper, French poulet, slow-cooked Iberico pork collar and 100-hour cooked wagyu brisket.
The Summerhouse, 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387