We've been digging around to find the best restaurants in Singapore that serve up healthy kids menus beyond the usual nuggets and French fries…
Fancy mixing it up a bit and offering the kids something other than a hot dog or fish and chips? Want to deviate from the usual chicken nuggets and French fries? Don’t get us wrong, we love a good old chicken nugget as much as the next mum, but it’s sometimes nice to find a restaurant that provides balanced options for kids and a bit of variety to inspire the kiddos to enjoy new flavours. We’ve put together our fave healthy kids’ menu options in Singapore for you to try out…
The best restaurants in Singapore with healthy kids’ menus
1. Marché Mövenpick
Looking to embark on a gastronomic journey to the Swiss alps with the fam? We know just the place, and it does not require a plane ticket. We are talking about Marché Mövenpick, a Swiss marketplace concept restaurant with the atmosphere of the Swiss Alps. Wow! If you are blown away by the Alpine setting, wait till you see the number of goodies on offer. Make note – everything is made in-house using fresh, natural ingredients and quality produce. Even the dough, pasta, marinades and sauces are made in-house in front of your very eyes. There are many options for the littlies to feast on, like quiches, lasagna, frittata, crepe and rostis, and fresh juices. Plus, they get activity sets to keep busy or can play at the indoor playground. Psst, Marché Mövenpick has very kindly decided to shoulder the 1% GST hike hit for its customers in 2023. Yay!
Marché Mövenpick, various locations including 313@Somerset, Suntec City, Vivocity and Jem
2. Bee’s Knees at the Garage
A family day spent at the Botanic Gardens always calls for a rumbly-tummy backup plan. And after immersing yourselves in all that greenery and sunshine, something nearby ought to be your best bet. Bee’s Knees is a great pit-stop bang in the middle of the gardens with scrumptious dishes on offer that will satiate the kiddos’ appetites in an instant. Best part? They have a dedicated kids’ menu for our little guests. Expect comforting soups for starters, truffle carbonara for mains, a choice of fresh juices, chocolatey desserts and more – count the dessert as a one-off special treat. Yum! Bee’s Knees also has a breakfast for tots menu (for 10-year-olds and below) that serves comforting dishes like scrambled eggs, Bratwurst and more, with a choice of drinks like babycino. If you can’t get enough of nature and wish to indulge in something outdoors, Bee’s Knees also has a picnic Buzzkets kids picnic box available at $25. Yay!
Bee’s Knees, 50 Cluny Park Road, Singapore 257488
3. Super Loco
River Valley dwellers struck gold when Super Loco moved into the hood! We love the idea of introducing new flavours to the kids in different ways, and Super Loco’s menu is perfect for this. With options like grilled sweetcorn, avocado and tomato on toast as well as chicken and cheese taco, the kids will invariably find something to fill them up. We’re also super impressed with the pricing, with dishes starting at just $5 a pop.
Super Loco, #01-13, The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238252
4. Huber’s Bistro
We love Huber’s Bistro’s approach to kids’ food – offer them the same as the adults, just in smaller portions! Just look for the little cow icon beside relevant menu items to indicate what you can order in a child-sized serve. The service at Huber’s is great too: it’s kid-friendly and very accommodating. It also has a fenced-in playground (cue majestic music and vocalists singing Hallelujah!), so you can head there early for some playtime before dinner. With food options like meatloaf served with creamed spinach and sausages with potato salad, we’re sure there’s something here to suit even fussy eaters.
Huber’s Bistro, 22 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249679
5. The Living Cafe
If you’re lucky enough to have kiddies who are already into healthy eating, The Living Cafe should be high up on your list of dining experiences. It’s fully committed to clean eating, and kids are no exception. They can tuck into a healthy veggie or chicken pizza, brown fried rice, must-have greens and sweet potato fries. Wash it all down with a cashew milk ‘Chocolate Monkey’.
The Living Cafe, 779 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269758
6. Carrotsticks & Cravings
It’s so refreshing to see (healthy) kids’ menus that deviate from the standard ‘reliable’ kids fare. Carrotsticks & Cravings does just that with its delish offerings. The menu features a kids fav section including nommy dishes like sourdough toast with smashed avocado, pancakes, pasta and even treats like coconut water and fresh fruit popsicles on its healthy and tasty menu.
Carrotsticks & Cravings, locations at Dempsey Hill, Robertson Quay and Stanley Street
Arguably the best spot for a relaxed lunch with the kiddos! Trapizza certainly offers delicious alternatives for kids’ lunches from a dedicated kid’s menu. And what child isn’t going to love having their meal served up to them in an adorable bento car? You can build your own bento, with a choice of pasta, sauce, add a touch of healthy eating with fruit, corn or salad, a slice of homemade pizza and juice. While waiting, older kids can pop down to the beach for a dip while little ones can splash in the exclusive water play area.
Trapizza, 10 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 098995
Ikea is an impressive beast – not only have they thought of everything for your home, but now they’re feeding your children healthy meals too. Whilst it may not be Michelin-starred fare, there are some healthy, yummy options for the kids at Ikea – all served up at very low prices (just like its furniture). The kiddos could try the Swedish meatballs with mash and broccoli, pasta or salmon lasagne with broccoli.
Ikea, outlets in Alexandra, Tampines and Jurong
Nothing screams healthy kids’ menus more than an all-vegetarian eatery! Intending to cut down on consuming meat? At VeganBurg, there are plenty of healthy plant-based options for you to choose from, like sizzlin’ broccoli, granny’s comfort soup and a wide selection of vegan burgers too. And don’t worry, it still tastes yummy so your younglings won’t be able to tell the difference. There’s also a sticker pack thrown in… perhaps to distract the kids from what they’ll be eating!
Veganburg, 44 Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419502
10. Open Farm Community
Healthy yet inventive dishes? Look no further than Open Farm Community, AKA one of our favourite spots to treat the kids – and ourselves. We love the whole “from farm to table” concept, which means fresh, organic produce is used in the meals. We can guarantee that the food’s delish – no leftovers on the table when we were there! Also, we definitely love how the business is diligent about being sustainable. Definitely a place that we constantly go back to.
Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
An eating place with a healthy kids’ menu in the heartlands of Singapore? Who would’ve thought! NOM, which stands for No Other Meaning (not “nom” as in eat, sadly), offers wholesome food at affordable prices. Dive into the NOM kids menu for plenty of nommy options on offer that the kids will fawn over. Think ham and mushroom pasta, chicken katsu don, and burger and pizza options too. What’s not to love?
NOM, Level 1, Macpherson Community Club, 400 Paya Lebar Way, Singapore 379131
12. Jimmy Monkey Cafe
To win the attention of our tiniest but toughest critics, all we mums and dads really want is something hearty and rustic, with no frills attached. Jimmy Monkey hits the spot on that front and checks off all the boxes. Expect lip-smacking offerings that will have our tiny monkeys jumping into a tizzy from freshly toasted focaccias and pasta. Spot on! Best part? JMC has a dedicated kiddies menu offering delish mains like pancakes, smashed avo tortilla wraps, and more, with a choice of fresh juices or milk. Psst, there are also JMC’s Ironbark signature espresso blends, other single-origin coffee brews, and signature alcoholic milkshakes on offer (not for kids). Maybe a good incentive for mums and dads?
Jimmy Monkey, #01-10, Park Place Residences at PLQ, PLQ Parkside, 2 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409053; One North, #01-51, One-North Residences, 9 One-North Gateway, Singapore 138643
13. Little Spot
As the name suggests, Little Spot makes for a little food haven for our littlies. And what better setting to indulge in than amid Singapore’s lush tropical gardens? The park cafe dedicated to our tiny guests features mouth-watering dishes that your littlies will conquer in a shot. Think brunch delights like pancakes, yoghurt bowls, ham and cheese toast dippers, and much more. The mains have more familiar bites like pasta and soup with toast with an option of juice or milo. Aren’t we all set?
Little Spot, #01-K1, 1H Cluny Rd, Singapore 259604
14. AT Feast
Here’s a hot spot that offers nommy bites for the littlies that are beyond the standard list you can find elsewhere. You know what we are talking about! The good news is AT Feast serves up two dedicated kiddies menus. Hurrah! Expect different options on the kids-brekkie menu, including granola, cereal, and pancakes. If you’re after dinner, then maybe save it for a non-health kick day, but we love the artisanal hotdogs, fish goujons and juicy beef burgers (and we’re sure the kids will, too!).
AT Feast, Block 16A Dempsey Road, Singapore 247695
15. Tiong Bahru Bakery
Ok, ok, granted, this isn’t going to be the healthiest offering in town, but it mixes it up from chicken nuggets, so we say it’s a good way to mix it up (even if it’s more all-out indulgence). This French-inspired cafe is one of our fam-friendly favourite spots for fresh-from-the-oven bakes, including sweets and savouries, which are, without a doubt, delish! Period! Think yummy bites like quiches, eclairs, pain au chocolat, brioche buns, sandwiches, and much more. With such treats on offer, head over for a hearty brekkie or brunch and expect to have a great time!
Tiong Bahru Bakery, several locations across the island
Know of any other healthy kids’ menus in Singapore? Send us a DM and let us know!