This post takes a look at the gluten-free food available in Singapore, with some information about why there is no gluten-free food to be found. There are also some tips for how to avoid getting sick and how you can enjoy gluten-free food in Singapore.
Gluten is an important protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. It helps dough stay elastic and develops the stretchy texture that is necessary for breads, pizza crusts, pastas, cookies, and other baked goods.
There are two different types of gluten:
- Glutenin – This protein increases elasticity and helps dough stretch. It is found in all grass-fed or cereals-based gluten (like wheat, barley, or rye).
- Gliadin – This protein causes inflammation and pain and can be found in wheat, barley, or rye.
Best 5 Places to get Gluten-Free Food in Singapore
- Hudsons Coffee
Hudsons Coffee is a small chain of coffee shops in Singapore which has gluten-free options. They sell a variety of baked goods which do not have any wheat in them, including cakes, brownies, cookies, and more. This is a good choice for those who are looking for an alternative to Starbucks while they are in Singapore.
Papania is located at Public T1 and T2 at Changi Airport. They sell a variety of gluten-free pizzas and salads. PappMia is also popular for its gelato selection, which includes Nutella and Ferrero Rocher flavors. It can be hard to find a good meal that you can eat at an airport, so this is a great choice for anyone who needs to relax before their flight.
.They have gluten-free options on their menu. I had the Gluten-Free Pizza which came with tomato sauce, mozzarella, feta cheese, and olives. The crust was thin and crispy but quite chewy on the inside, which was not at all unpleasant.
Stuffed has a wide variety of gluten-free bread and is a great choice for those who are looking for gluten-free bread in Singapore. They have a full-service bakery and their products can be found in many grocery stores.
- The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Located at T3 transit L2 and L3, they have a wide selection of Gluten-Free Cookies, Muffins, and Cake. Plus they offer soy milk (but I think it was only 1% fat) which is not always readily available in cafes. They also sell scones and sandwiches which are also gluten-free.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has a few clean ingredient sandwiches and soups on its menu. This is a good place to eat if you are on a gluten-free diet.
- The Kitchen By Wolfgang Puck at Terminal 3
The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck at Changi Airport offers several options for those who are looking for gluten-free food in Singapore. They have a classic burger with vegetables, a sushi roll, and other baked goods which contain no wheat products. This is a good place to dine if you are looking for some fresh air and healthier food while traveling.
These five places are good options for those who are looking for gluten-free food in Singapore. It is difficult to find gluten-free food that is authentic to a traditional recipe. However, most restaurants will accommodate your needs if you let them know about your allergies/dietary restrictions.