Gym rats and vegans drink too

The next time you’re craving a drink while on a meat-free, dairy-free diet (Who knows? It could happen), you might want to swing by OUE Downtown Gallery in Tanjong Pagar. Local vegan restaurant HRVST by Kilter Avenue has launched an all-new menu of 10 vegan cocktails—a first for the restaurant and the local vegan dining scene.  

On the menu are quirkily named tipples—like Bikini Bottom (rum, housemade pineapple shrub, gula melaka pandan syrup, fresh lime juice), Mandarin Ducks (an oriental blend of rye whisky, Nanyang black coffee, condensed milk, pinot noir and red tea foam), and Hot Thing (bourbon, spiced maple syrup and black tea). In keeping with the restaurant’s garden-to-plate philosophy, many of the cocktails use herbs plucked by the Citizen Farm rooftop garden located adjacent to the bar. Hence also the subtle garden theme to the drinks (cue the cocktails Birds Bees, Secret Garden and Forest Green), headed up by bartender Caeden Wong who’s done stints at Monti and Chikin.

HRVST was started by head chefs Addis Tan and Dylan Choong, the latter a vegan himself, to redefine conceptions of vegan and vegetarian food. The cocktail menu has been in conception since the launch of the restaurant back in March; if what we had to eat then was anything to go by, this shouldn’t be a letdown either.


HRVST is located at #05-01, OUE Downtown Gallery.