Another vegan restaurant has landed on the Singapore food scene, and I am so happy! Hrvst by Kilter Avenue is an in-house vegan restaurant and bar that serve a full menu of vegan starters, mains and bar snacks within Kilter Avenue —a boutique movement studio, specialising in bodyweight calisthenic training. They are located on the 5th floor of OUE Downtown Gallery along Shenton Way in the Tanjong Pagar area.
Outdoor area and edible garden
HRVST’s philosophy is to make the alternative commonplace, to change perceptions, to provoke thought and deliver impact.
Partner & head chefs, Addis Tan and Dylan Choong
HRVST is helmed by partnered head chefs, Addis Tan and Dylan Choong, who have between them close to 20 years of experience of working in many kitchens, most recently in Tippling Club, Esquina, and Cheek by Jowl.
Over the years, they have explored with different types of cuisines, always looking for new inspiration and motivation to continue on their chef journey. Living a life of work and pleasure centred around food, two things have always bothered them.
First, the superior image of meat dishes over vegetarian ones, and the inability of a kitchen to produce food as equally stunning as a meat dish when a vegetarian request is put through. Second, that a vegan always has difficulty introducing or being proud of his or her choice of cuisine; that they are unable to bring their meat-eating friends and family to a vegan restaurant and blow their minds away.
Vegan sate with peanut sauce and vegetable chips
Most vegans and vegetarians will attest that eating out can be a challenge as your choices are limited. Addis and Dylan decided to reverse the social stigma of being a vegan by focusing on making vegan food cool, good-looking, and great tasting. As a vegetarian/vegan myself, I felt so loved eating at HRVST, because everything on the menu was made with “us” in mind.
Butternut squash gnocchi with tom yam broth
I also really liked the atmosphere. Being on the 5th floor of OUE Downtown, with both an indoor and outdoor area, is an escape within the CBD. Adding to its appeal, HRVST partnered up with Edible Gardens to grow herbs and food right outside the restaurant.
Urban garden. Selected herbs and vegetables used in HRVST’s dishes
I’m looking forward to bringing my friends and family here, to show them that being vegan is not a sacrifice.
From a young age Theresa has always been passionate about physical activities that enable expression such as dance. Practicing several dance forms well into her early twenties. She discovered Yoga in 2008 and has been teaching since 2010.
Her strengths lie in clear concise instructions, and she pays a lot of attention to the details. She is trained in a wide array of yoga forms such as, Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hot, Universal and Pre-Natal to name a few. But her passion is in creating balance in the body, physically, mentally and emotionally. "You need to look at your starting point to determine what is right for you, there is no one size fits all".
As a natural progression after she starting her yoga journey she began to get interested in alternative health practices, such as meditation, sound therapy, reiki, and essential oils. She also began taking notice to what she eats. After trying out many different diets, she has now adopted a healthy plant-based diet consisting of mainly vegetables.