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Restaurant Review: VeganBurg [San Francisco]

When I used to travel to Singapore, I always made sure to stop at VeganBurg – a country-wide vegan burger joint that prided itself on healthy vegan options.

So when I heard their first (and only) US location was in the heart of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, I knew I needed to go.

While the menu options seemed  little lighter than I remember, the space itself was really nice, clean, and bright.  I ordered the “Cracked Mayo” burger with seaweed fries (not as hippy as they sound, I promise), and Kristin ordered the Smoked Franks with a side of fries. Landen went with the standard – Chicken Tenders.

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Restaurant Review: Green Room Cafe [Singapore]

UPDATE:  Happy Cow is listing this restaurant as CLOSED.  I have not been able to verify that is the case.


Singapore is an incredible city, full of vibrant culture, great food and wicked humidity.  The vegan scene is on par with Portland/Salt Lake/Austin and is full of really unique offerings.

The hawker centers (almost like food carts but stationary) offer more of a local flavor, while vegan chain establishments like Vegan Burg have something a little more reliable.

I was looking for something in the middle on my first visit to SG, and now every time I return it is a must stop.

Happy Cow pointed me to the Green Room Cafe – a small intimate restaurant located on the fringes of Bishan Park.  It has indoor and outdoor seating (I always sit outside) available.

There is just something about the amazing outdoor ambiance here.  Maybe it is because of the tropical atmosphere, or the park, or maybe it’s the mesmerizing sound of birds and insects you don’t recognize.  Whatever it is, I hope you have the chance to sit outside and enjoy a drink and dinner here.

The open, outdoor seating area.

Speaking of drinks, the classic Mojito is one of the best I have had, and is made with all natural ingredients.  It is my staple drink every time I go back.

On my latest visit, I started with the Momotaro Tomato cup, which had a salad of avocado, shallots, abursage,  and brown rice. For main, I had the Vegan Soy Laksa, which is noodles, tofu and (I did not know this at the time) but Indonesian mushrooms.

Momotaro Tomato Cup
The Soy Laksa