So you want to go gluten-free in Singapore? We’ve found the best bakeries and cafes in the city that specialize in gluten-free baking. Some specialize in gluten-free celebration cakes, while others make everything from gluten-free cereal to gluten-free muffins and bread. If you want to try before you buy, the good news is that some of these bakeries have their own cafes. Others are online only bakeries, so you can be sure your gluten-free treats are fresh made to order.
There can be many reasons to go gluten free, or opt for low-carb bread and cakes. You may have special dietary needs. Or maybe you just want to “eat clean” or eat more fibre and less refined sugar. We hear you.
To make life easy all these cafes and bakeries in Singapore do home delivery, so it’s easy to order a guilt-free snack online and get it delivered to your door.
This bakery calls itself “The home of Gluten-free” in Singapore so you can find everything from gluten-free breads, cakes and buns to muffins, cereal, and vegan snacks and jams.
One founder is a chef, the other is a nutrition expert and health coach. As young mums, Anne and Susan wanted to find healthier baked goods their young children would enjoy eating. So they rolled up their sleeves and got baking!
Now The Whole Kitchen has two bakery cafes, so you can try before you buy: one cafe is in Katong on the East Coast, while the newest branch is the CBD. You can also find their gluten-free bakes in great cafes all over Singapore, including Common Man Coffee Roasters, Wild Honey and Atlas Bar.
The Whole Kitchen uses natural ingredients and keeps sugar levels low. But all the cakes and breads taste delicious. The Gluten-free 7 Seed Country Loaf is made from a mix of gluten free flours, featuring brown rice, buckwheat, fibre-rich sunflower, chia and flaxseeds. $120.95 for 700 grams. Gluten free Mini Lemon and Coconut Muffins are $14.95 for six muffins.
The Festive Tea Time Set is a knockout, with delicious gluten free Orange Almond Cake (600g), Mini Vegan Brownies (6pcs), Traditional Almond Cookies Gift Jar (250g), Vegan Black Sesame Cookies Gift Jar (280g).
The Whole Kitchen Cafe Bakery, 11 East Coast Road, Odeon Building, #01-16 (entrance is down Ean Kiam Place) Singapore 428722 +65 8128 3562
All cakes, breads and pizza bases here are dairy- free, gluten- free, and have no refined sugar. You can also buy vegan cakes by the slice, or whole, fresh or frozen.
The Vegan Lemon-Raspberry Cake Frozen Loaf (see above) is a winner – it’s made from unsweetened applesauce, almonds, unrefined cane sugar, non-GMO cornmeal, olive oil, raspberries, lemon zest, gluten-free baking powder, vanilla extract and pink Himalayan salt. $42 for a cake serving 8-16 slices. The cake is delivered frozen, to encourage less food waste.
The staffing policy is equally wholesome. Many staff are recruited from social change organizations such as MINDS and Daughters of Tomorrow, and benefit from on-the-job skills training.
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RÓA artisanal patisserie in Singapore specializes in glamorous chocolate cakes and cupcakes that are gluten-free, dairy free and vegan, with no eggs. The bakers use avocados instead of butter, while brown rice milk and psyllium husk add healthy fibre and keep the calorie count low.
The dark and decadent Midnight Cake range of decadent dark chocolate cakes are the bestsellers here, especially the new Chocolate Gâteaux, which features chocolate mousse made from rice and coconut cream, layered over a rich chocolate sponge and dark chocolate ganache, finishing with a crunchy rich chocolate base layer. $88, serves up to 10 people
You can opt to pick up RÓA cakes, but it’s easier to order online and get the cakes delivered. Because the RÓA kitchen is only open Mon-Sat from 10am to 3.30pm. Sunday’s and PH it’s 10am-12pm, only for collections.
RÓA, 183 Jalan Pelikat #B1-40, The Promenade@Pelikat (Approx 10-15 min walk from Kovan mrt). Singapore 537643 + 65 8790 4780 (call or Whatsapp)
This bakery and cosy cafe in Tiong Bahru makes gluten-free treats that are also free from refined sugar. The back story is that the sweet-tooth founders struggled with weight and health issues, and decided to cut back on sugary foods. They adapted their favourite bakes to be less sweet, and more nutritious.
So all Tiann’s bakes are made on-site. They’re gluten-free, and made with no refined sugar. The bakes have a delightfully Singapore flavour – the real Good Gluten-Free Pandan Chiffon Cake is made with almond meal, and contains no eggs, less sugar (and no refined sugar). It’s also flavoured with organic pandan leaves. It’s $83. You can also order customised gluten-free birthday cakes.
Island wide delivery is Tuesday to Sunday, and as early as 9am. Deliveries are a flat rate of $20, with no minimum order.
Tiann’s 71 Seng Poh Road, #01-35 Singapore 160071+ 65 6222 1369 or Whatsapp +65 8876 1128
Austrian-born Markus Berndt founded this online-only brand after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He loved the cakes and pastries of his native Vienna, and decided to come up with alternatives that are low-carb, vegan, gluten-free and diabetic-friendly.
Locaba cakes use no refined sugar, honey or sucrose. Instead the sweetness comes from his own calorie-free sweetener, developed from sugar beets. The Vegan Hazelnut Chocolate & BlackBerry Cake is $72 – $148, depending on size. The 6 Slice Vegan Cake Sampler is a tasting box of six different flavours of gluten free cakes, at $62.
Cakes are baked fresh to order, so you must order online, at least one day in advance.
SuperPop and The GoodFats Kitchen sounds like a funky 70s rock band – but it’s actually very different kind of eating place. The GoodFats Kitchen is a modern cafe with a pat-friendly outside eating area. Everything on the menu is gluten-free, sugar-free and organic, with no GMO ingredients, artificial flavourings or colours.
Now you can get the whole menu delivered, thanks to the baking and kitchen arm of the cafe – which is called SuperPop. The Gluten Free Keto Pizzas are especially famous, with toppings like organic chicken and garlic mushrooms. Prices range from #212 to $23 for a pizza.
But if you want something sweet, you can also find gluten free Cookie Kookies with unusual flavours like Kaya Lemongrass Kookies, or the classic Toasted Almond Butter Keto Kookies, $12.90 for a pack of three.
A quirky touch is that chefs at SuperPop uses machines that give off special 432 Hz frequency. Apparently this, “ magic vibration boosts positive energy and healing effects to make the food healthier.” You may roll your eyes at this, or nod enthusiastically, but it shows they are committed to taking the road less travelled.
At the moment, it’s curbside pickup only at The GoodFats Kitchen, no dine in. Get island wide delivery by ordering online at SuperPop website.
Whole food fudge cakes, whole mochi cakes and muffins are the draw in this online-only bakery.
Andrea Lee decided to eat more healthily after her mother had to endure heart surgery for clogged arteries. Her family enjoy sweets, so Andrea started baking more wholesome desserts.
Most of the cakes here are Vegan and Gluten-free, like the Matcha And Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake, a not-too-sweet cake that’s made with Japanese green tea matcha powder, dates, rolled oats and seeds, so it’s full of protein, fiber and powerful antioxidants.
It’s low in sugar anyway, but you can order an even more Diabetic-Friendly Option made with Sugar-free Maltitol Chocolate. Prices start at $86 for a six inch round cake suitable for 10 people.
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