We've been digging around to find restaurants that serve up a more nutritionally balanced kids menu than hot dog and fries...
Fancy mixing it up a bit and offer the kids something other than a hot dog or fish and chips? Want to deviate from the usual chicken nuggets, chips, pizza or spag bol? 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 healthier kid’s menu options for you to try out…
River Valley dwellers struck gold when Super Loco moved into the neighbourhood! We love the idea of introducing new flavours to the kids in different ways and Super Loco’s custom kids’ 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 of the kids’ menu, with dishes starting at just $5 a pop.
Collyer Quay and Robertson Quay locations
It’s not just the variety that we love about Jamie’s Italian, it’s the healthier options too, like sustainably caught fish stew and free-range chicken wrap with rainbow veggie crisps. With Jamie’s whimsical touches, like looking at the menu on a View-Master, a shake-me salad served in a jar and plentiful colouring supplies, the kids can get excited about their meal and feel like they’re a part of the decision making process.
VivoCity and Orchard Road locations
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 a bit of play time 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.
22 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249679
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’.
779 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 269758
Carrotsticks & Cravings
It’s so refreshing to see kids’ menus that deviate from the standard ‘reliable’ kids fare. Carrotsticks & Cravings does just that with its delish kids’ menu. It’s got a mini acai bowl, toast with smashed avocado and feta and even treats like coconut water and fresh fruit popsicles on its healthy and tasty menu.
75E Loewen Road, 248845
For kids 12 years and under, the delightful Summerlong offers their Little Pelicans menu. We love not only the variety on offer, but also the freshness of the ingredients – no supermarket nuggets here! We’re thinking even the adults would enjoy some of these dishes…garlic prawns with rice pilaf and hazelnuts, grilled fish with sweet potato crisps and garlic mash and chicken pot pie with peas corn and carrots.
60 Robertson Quay #01-04, 238252
Arguably the best spot for a relaxed lunch with the kiddos, the newly refurbed Trapizza certainly offers delicious alternatives for kids’ lunches. 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, then fruit, corn or salad, a slice of homemade pizza and a juice. While they’re waiting, older kids can pop down to the beach for a dip and little kids can splash in the exclusive water play are.
Ikea is an impressive beast – not only have they thought of everything for your home, 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 their furniture). They could try the Swedish meatballs with mash and broccoli for $3 (or $1.50 for Smales members), pasta or salmon lasagne with broccoli.
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