One of the best things about Bali is the endless choices of vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants available throughout the South, with more springing up as we speak. This means those exploring veganism, who are already vegan and those on a strict vegetarian diet won’t have any problems finding delicious and nutritious sustenance throughout their stay on the island.
Here are our top favourites:
Kynd Community, Seminyak
One of Seminyak’s most popular plant-based establishments, Kynd Community has become something of an icon in Bali’s culinary scene even for non-vegans. This cute pink café set along Petitenget’s most hip area close to the beach is extremely Insta-friendly and serves the most delicious and satisfying breakfast bowls, gourmet toasts, waffles with smoothies, freakshakes and mylkshakes to wash it all down. There are lunch and dinner menus too featuring burritos, baguettes, burgers, sandwiches and salads. Don’t forget to take a photo at the Kynd Insta-wall before you leave!
Clean Canteen, Seminyak
Inspired by Michelin star chefs, Clean Canteen is slightly different than your typical all-vegan cafes; here it is all about mindful eating with vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and even carnivorous streetfood favourites in a chic and vibrant setting. Every item on the menu, regardless of your dietary preference, is pesticide-free and organic. Even the meat served here are grass-fed, antibiotics-free and hormones-free. Now that’s we call healthy eating!
Peloton Supershop, Canggu
Located right along one of Canggu’s busiest intersections, this cool, bright and airy restaurant is actually a bicycle store with a café. If you didn’t know, Peloton means a group of cyclists in a race. Don’t just go there for the ambience; the menu is wide and varied, comes stunningly presented and is second-to-none in taste and freshness. Drop by for a cup of delicious well brewed coffee, tea, smoothies and juices or tuck into a delicious array of plant-based goodness such as granolas, pancakes, toast and scrambled tofu.
Vinny’s Warung, Canggu
Just steps away from Peloton, Vinny’s Warung is offering up all of your favourite Indonesian favourites with delicious, plant-based selections including Nasi Kuning, Mie Goreng, Nasi Campur and Crispy Fried Banana all made with high-quality and organic ingredients with absolutely no MSG, no meat and no preservatives. Definitely a must-try for those craving for some good ol’ Indonesian spice in their diet!
Roti Daal, Canggu
Bringing you the enticing and distinctive tastes of India, Roti Daal is where you can find your favourite Indian staples that are cruelty-free with the likes of curries, roti, appetizers, starters and thali that are low in oil and are made from scratch with freshest ingredients daily. You can dine happy here knowing that there are absolutely zero preservatives or colourings added!
Vegan Bali Café, Kuta
Kuta’s not known for its thriving vegan scene but here amidst the meandering pathways of Poppies 1, you can find Vegan Bali, a cute little café serving a wide range of mouthwatering plant-based, gluten-free and cruelty-free dishes including the ever-popular smoothie bowls, tofu wraps, vegan omelette, curry rice and noodles, fried noodles and fried rice, pizza, burgers and spaghetti along with delicious bite-sized delights like brushetta, spring rolls and fried tempe. Feel free to speak to the staff if you have any specific requests!
The Cashew Tree Collective, Bingin
Although not 100% plant-based, vegans searching for delicious sustenance in Bali’s limestone peninsular can head here for fresh and organic plant-based food, smoothies and juices in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. In addition to great food, the restaurant also comes with amazing views of the ocean, a wide grassy area and a kids’ pavilion with games and fun for the little ones. There’s yoga every morning too and live band and DJ performances at night.
Just like Canggu, you’ll never run out of plant-based options when you’re in Ubud. One of the most famous establishments to serve delicious and cruelty-free fare, Moksa Ubud is surrounded by its own permaculture garden, and is also a creative space for a culinary academy, a dojo space for yoga, meditation, martial arts, special events, and weekly community farmers market. Take your time to browse through the extensive menu of drinks, breakfast, lunch, dinner and vegan sweets – food so good, you’ll hardly believe its vegan!
Bali Buda, Sanur
Bali Buda has become somewhat an icon for healthy and organic living with outlets located everywhere in South Bali. In Sanur, you’ll find one along Jl. Danau Tamblingan where you can pop-in for guilt-free mindful and delicious meals. The menu features a wide array of honest and wholesome food, made 100% from people power that will satisfy all dietary restrictions. There are also Bali Buda stores where you can find sustainable products and groceries to stock your home with.
Bohdi Leaf Eatery, Denpasar
If you’re ever in the bustling capital city of Denpasar and looking for vegan meals, just head to Bohdi Leaf on Jl. Letda Made Putra for some Indonesian-style vegan meals that are delicious, healthy and satisfying. Those wanting to try Indonesian delicacies with peace of mind can try a wide range of dishes like the Nasi Liwet Indonesia, Turmeric Rice Bowl, Soto and the more fusion options like Hainan Platter, Carrot & Pumpkin Soup, Tempeh Burger, Falafel Wrap, Quinoa Sushi and Bimbap Bowl.