We at Bahalo are absolute foodies! Our founder Melanie has been vegan for more than 8 years and since living in Bali she is in a vegan food heaven. In this blog post she shares her absolute must try vegan restaurants in Bali and around. So if you are a plant based lover or would like to give it a try you should not miss these 15 vegan hot spots in Bali:
1.Sayuri Healing Food
The name says it all. Every bite of Sayuri's food feels like an inner healing. There is no cleaner, unprocessed food than here. Let yourself be enchanted by these raw vegan dishes and yes you can hardly believe it. Everything is raw - just not as you experienced it before! Bahalo founder Melanie's absolutely favorite dish: the Galactic Bowl with their famous raw mesan!
Jl. Sukma Kesuma No.2, Peliatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
Zest goes beyond anything you ever thought you knew about vegan. You wouldn't be the first to be firmly convinced it's NOT vegan. Not only will you find exceptional flavors in the incredibly delicious dishes, but also an extraordinary atmosphere with buddhas, trees, and all sorts of comfortable seating. For both breakfast and dinner, it's an absolute must! As it is quite popular make sure you reservate a table upfront.
Jl. Penestanan Kelod Jl. Penestanan No.8, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
The large salad bar where you can put together your own bowl would be highlight enough, but the vegan sweets and desserts are an absolute dream. Especially the vegan cheese platter is especially recommended as an appetizer. Tip: Alchemy recently opened its own yoga studio across from the restaurant. It is the perfect afternoon combination of soul, body & food!
Jl. Penestanan Kelod No.75, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
Atman is almost a tradition in ubud. Yogis, hippies and real "Ubudians" meet here for the famous avo toast or Jamu - a local healing drink made of tumeric, ginger & tamarind.. Here you can eat comfortably sitting on comfy cushions and take a break with all kinds of healthy smoothies, teas and snacks. Atman has two locations in the famous Jalan Hanoman which is perfect for an afternoon stroll with its small boutiques ending up at the famous Monkey Forest.
Jl. Hanoman No.38, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
You've probably seen the restaurant's famous pink palm wall on instagram. But far besides that, Kynd is one of the best vegan places the island has to offer. The peace-zza will blow your mind and the cauliflower wings will get you hooked. If you still have a small hunger after that, you can feast on vegan ice cream in their incredible own ice cream store next door.
Jalan Petitenget No.12 Kerobokan Kelod, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361
Manggis is not only perfectly located between Berawa and Canggu at the famous short cut, but also has the best vegan croissant on the island. Beware: it sells out so fast, so you better come early and don't miss it. At Manggis you can also get something for every taste: from spaghetti with meatballs to traditional nasi campur.
Jl. Pemelisan Agung No.7, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Pels (former peloton supershop) is like Kynd and Zest almost an institution. For years, vegans have been making pilgrimages here to be inspired by the vegan creations. There is also an in-house pizza store around the corner that only has one large table and a few small seating areas in front of the store - by the way perfect for watching the scooters go by.
Jl. Pantai Berawa No.46, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
The chela impresses with its open bamboo concept as soon as you arrive. The kitchen is located directly in the center - small tables and cushions on the floor invite you to linger. Especially the breakfast menu is a dream. Here you can find, for example, a crispy kale with tabouleh or a vegan rösti for all savoury fans.
Jl. Pantai Bingin No.03, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Drifters is not pure vegan - but the selection and creation of the dishes is versatile and extraordinary. From bowls, lentil soup, burgers or vegan desserts you will find here everything your heart desires between surfboards, books and cool Bali brands. Come by if you want to experience the real Uluwatu vibe! Tip: check out there events like the movie night with free popcorn.
Jl. Labuansait No.52, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Same like Drifters, a not pure vegan restaurant but with an incredible range of different dishes! The vegan meatballz pizza (by the way wed/sun 2for1) has the best vegan cheese around that area and with the nourish green bowl you get your veggie load while enjoying their house made hummus. The smoothies are so rich they could easily be a whole dish. Check out their small grocery store next to the restaurant for some small gifts.
Jl. Raya Uluwatu Pecatu No.250, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
11.Ombak Zero Waste
If you want to relax with your feet in the sand overlooking crystal clear water while eating vegan veggie bowls or delicious smoothie bowls, this is the place to be. The feeling at ombak is unlike anything else on the island. Furthermore, the restaurant is extremely committed to supporting local organizations and, as the name suggests, has made it its mission to be as zero waste as possible.
Jungutbatu, Nusa Lembongan, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771
12.Ginger & Jamu
Here you will not only find an in-house yoga studio on the second floor but also delicious vegan ice cream, vegan appetizer plates and dishes like lentil dahl, bowls or mediterranean plates. Perfect for a sundowner on the beach or breakfast with feet in the sand. But: check the opening hours beforehand!
Jungutbatu, Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771
13.Bali Eco Deli
At Bali Eco Deli you don't know what to order first. So as a tip: order different dishes and share it with everyone else at the table. It would be much too bad not to be able to taste all the delicious vegan dishes. Also Bali Eco Deli supports local organizations and is very committed to doing good. A perfect start into the day!
Gg. Nusa Indah, Batu, Jungutbatu, Nusa Lembongan, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80000
Oma jamu's food is soul for the stomach. A small warung in the middle of the busy jl. pantai batu bolong. In the small store with a typical warung counter, you can put together as many dishes as you like on a large plate. In addition, you get the homemade clear vegetable broth and water free of charge. The jamu in different flavors should not be missed, just as the vegan sweets. All vegan, cheap & nourishing.
945V+Q92, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80351
As delicious as the traditional warung food in Bali may be, as a vegan it is sometimes difficult to find enough choices here. The Give cafe (sister of Kynd) has not only changed this by making all warung dishes vegan, but donates the entire proceeds to charity organizations on the island. Especially recommended is the urab - local vegetables with shredded coconut.
Jl. Canggu Padang Linjong No.85, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351
Note: credits of all pictures belong to the individual IG accounts of the restaurants.