MY FAVORITE 5 VEGAN RESTAURANTS IN UBUD
By Susanne Rieker
Ahhh, the food in Bali! It’s simply sooo good! You can get amazing Indonesian food mostly everywhere, but I have to admit that I’m pretty attached to all the great healthy food restaurants and cafes that are serving more of a modern & westernized cuisine.
But holy moly, where should you start? The food scene in Ubud can definitely be overwhelming. I have a few favorites that I visit again and again and there are also new places that I added to my go-to list for yummy food last time I’ve in Bali.
So, without further ado, here are my five favorite vegan restaurants in Ubud, Bali:
Alchemy was the Island’s first 100% raw, organic and vegan restaurant. For breakfast you can create your own smoothie bowl with a selection of different fruits, mueslis, granolas and smoothie or vegan milk. For lunch the raw salad bar is famous all over Bali. And then of course you have the raw cakes! So much cake, so little time.
From the main dishes my favorite are the Cannelloni, with Mushroom ragu wrapped in sliced zucchini served with marinara sauce, cashew cream “cheese”, pesto and rocket salad.
Bali Buda in Ubud, Bali
Bali Buda is an oldie but goldie in the food scene in Ubud. I love their vegan pizza and burgers, salads and especially the Macrobiotic plate, with grilled tofu, steamed broccoli, chickpeas, grated daikon, spirulina gomashio and brown rice. The menu is not exclusively vegan, you’ll also find some dishes with chicken and dairy on it, so it’s a great place to bring a non-vegan friend.
The new café at Radiantly Alive Yoga quickly became my favorite stop for a nourishing post-yoga breakfast! The extensive menu offers everything from revitalizing smoothies to yummy smoothie bowls, gluten-free chia bread with avocado to sinful spiced pumpkin waffles with banana-pumpkin butter, strawberries, banana and raw-chocolate drizzle.
My favorite is the Choco Chakra smoothie with raw cacao, frozen banana, dates and coconut milk. For an extra kick I order an Espresso and add it to the mix. You have to try it!
Sage in Ubud
When I’m in Ubud Sage is like my living room. It’s right across from Outpost, the best Co-Working space, and serves only vegan food. I’m addicted to their vegan omelet (they call it “Namelette”). You also have to try the jack fruit tacos and of course the yummy vegan cakes and ice cream!
Zest in Ubud
Zest is relatively new but has become a favorite in the Ubud café scene pretty quickly! The menu is all vegan and amazing, especially the breakfast food really stands out. Those waffles where sooo good, crispy and juicy at the same time. It’s also pretty big, so a good place to come with a group or to get some work done on the computer.
There are many more places that are amazing. Have you been to Ubud? What are your favorite restaurants and cafes?