Most of us give no second thought before digging into foods that are high in gluten, such as pasta, bread, pastries and of course, beer. For the uninitiated, gluten is essentially a mix of proteins that can be found in wheat and its related grains, which includes barley and rye.
Granted, gluten can be found almost everywhere as it is found in many of our staples. Though gluten is not explicitly detrimental to our health, a gluten-free diet comes packed with multiple health benefits such as reducing the risk of heart disease and promoting of healthy weight loss.
The idea of cutting out an ingredient so common just seems too repelling and troublesome, especially on days when you’re out and about looking for a treat to cure your sweet tooth. Fret not, for here are 7 places in Singapore where you can find gluten-free desserts to indulge in without feeling like a glutton.
Photo Credit: 25 Grams
For those with an incurable sweet tooth but wish to cut out the gluten, 25 Grams should be your next go-to. A humble bakery, this store specialises in serving freshly-baked bespoke cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more.
Their treats come in a variety of unique flavours and you’d also be glad to know that they offer customisation services which are perfect if you are hosting any party or event.
Photo Credit: Beriwell
Situated along East Coast Road, Beriwell is one dessert joint that even your fitspo friends would approve of.
Not only were they the first to bring the concept of acai softserve to Singapore, their antioxidant-packed treats are also dairy-free, vegan-friendly and gluten-free. Though prices here are a tad higher than usual dessert joints, what you get here is a guilt-free indulgence that tastes as good (or even better) than gluten-laden ones!
19 East Coast Road #01-01
Tel: +65 9182 0747
Daily: 9am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Dakota
Photo Credit: Carrotsticks & Cravings
CARROTSTICKS & CRAVINGS
Carrotsticks & Cravings is a cafe cum cooking school in the Dempsey neighbourhood that is helmed by Terri-Anne, a Melbourne expat who is passionate about creating healthy recipes that do not compromise on taste for her family and friends.
On the menu, you’d find desserts in the likes of Banana Blueberry Cupcakes, Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies as well as Nut Fudge Squares.
Carrotsticks & Cravings
75E Loewen Road
Tel: +65 8356 0634
Mon to Sat: 8am – 3pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Queenstown
Recognised by their signature slogan “Eat Well. Be Well.”, Cedele aims to serve honest and wholesome food that is good for your health.
Boasting close to 30 outlets islandwide, you can surely count on Cedele for a guilt-free yet indulgent meal as they have thoughtfully included several gluten-free options in their menu.
4 Hillview Rise
Hill V2 #01-12/13
Tel: +65 6710 7174
Mon to Fri: 10am – 9.30pm
Sat & Sun: 8am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Hillview
(*Cedele has multiple locations islandwide)
Photo Credit: Delcie’s Desserts and Cakes
DELCIE’S DESSERTS AND CAKES
Helmed by Delcie Lam, a Singaporean pastry chef who specialises in healthy, vegan, diabetic-friendly, gluten-free, and allergy-free baking, Delcie’s Desserts and Cakes is a humble bakery that serves low-calorie treats without compromising on taste.
Here you can savour a range of baked delights including cupcakes, cookies and sliced cakes. Gluten-free cake flavours include Mud Fudge, Chocolate Truffle and Banana Hot Fudge.
Tel: +65 6282 2951
Tue to Sun: 11am – 8pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Boon Keng
Photo Credit: Peace Cafe
This cafe at Little India serves wholesome food from hearty mains to bite-sized sweet treats. For those simply looking for just desserts, you’d be glad to know that they offer a huge selection of vegan, eggless, dairy-free and gluten-free desserts in the likes of cakes, muffins, cookies and ice cream.
This is also the place to go if you are looking for customisable, adorable cakes and desserts for parties or events.
4 Dalhousie Lane
Tel: +65 6291 1687
Tue to Fri: 11.30am – 7pm
Sat: 12pm – 8.30pm
Sun: 12pm – 3pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Little India
Photo Credit: Shake Farm
Nestled in the heart of Chinatown, Shake Farm is a hidden gem that uses only the freshest of ingredients in the preparation of their dishes.
Having thoughtfully crafted several plans such as the ‘Muscle Gain Plan’ and the ‘Detox Diet Plan’, you know they take their food very seriously for this is where gym junkies and those who wish to lose some weight turn to for meal plans. Head over and treat yourself to some of their acai bowls, which start from S$9 for a medium portion.
126 Telok Ayer Street
Tel: +65 9027 0177
Daily: 8am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer