Top 7 Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants to Try When in Bali

Shristi at the Green Ginger Noodle House

Shristi at the Green Ginger Noodle House

Food was one of the major reasons why we travelled to Bali for 21 days. It’s one of the most vegetarian-friendly places on the planet. From affordable eateries to fine dining restaurants, Bali has some of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants.

The vegan haven keeps getting better with these plant-based, affordable, healthy restaurants that serve local as well as international cuisine. Here are the top 7 vegan and vegetarian restaurants to try when in Bali.

The current exchange rate is £1 = Rp 19233.86 $1 = Rp 14154.52.

#1. Mumbai Station

Mumbai Station

We reached Mumbai Station after a tiring drive and I was so famished that I wanted to order their entire menu.

It’s a cutesy pure vegetarian Indian cafe situated on the main road. The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff is friendly.

They also have a small hidden garden that offers peaceful seating options. Their menu comprises of popular Indian dishes and curries such as Samosa and Chickpeas Curry.

What truly sets them apart is their South Indian offerings. Their Idlis were soft and spongy and the Masala Dosa was crisp. Both the items were served with Sambhar and three different types of Chutneys.

All of their food is gluten-free and vegan. For the main course, we had ordered Aloo Gobi and Chickpeas Curry with piping hot Chapatis.

They offer a wide variety of beverages ranging from healthy juices and teas to the indulgent Lassi.

The average cost per person: Rp 100,000

#2. Green Ginger Noodle House

Green Ginger Noodle House

Situated in Canguu, Green Ginger Noodle House offers meat-free Thai food.

The traditional small space is colourfully cluttered with plants, trinkets, pots and pans and instantly makes you feel at home.

Slippery Noodle Soup, Spicy Laska and Veggie Wontons are some of the Asian sensations on their menu.

Their staff is kind and goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable.

Their expansive menu of savoury entrees and mains makes you want to eat yourself silly.

Pho Chay

I had ordered the Pho Chay (Vietnamese charred ginger, cinnamon and star anise soup with rice noodles, grilled eggplant, bok choi and a choice of condiments), Gyoza (steam-fried dumplings with green soybeans, coriander, ginger, cabbage and carrot) and a Bintang Beer.

All in all, the taste was fantastic and my experience at this quaint restaurant was great!

The average cost per person: Rp 150,000

#3. The Elephant

The Elephant

The elephant is open all days for all meals. It serves earth-friendly food and drinks that are healthy and delicious.

As an accredited member of the slow food movement, they use ethical, local and organic produce to make vegan and vegetarian food of the best quality.

Their open-air restaurant has a tranquil environment and overlooks the picturesque ricefields, river and Campuhan Ridge.

Their healthy breakfast and lunch will keep you fueled up while Antipasti and cocktails will be perfect after a long day of sightseeing.

If you’re lucky enough to visit their restaurant during dinner, you’ll be swept away by their candlelit colonial decor and a special DJ-curated playlist.

The average cost per person: Rp 100,000

#4. Dumbo

Dumbo is The Elephant’s little sister that serves Wood-fired Italian Food. Since its inception, it has become of Ubud’s premier destination restaurants for good food (and wine).

You should definitely try their braised beetroot cheeks, creamy polenta, antipasto plate and roasted cauliflower.

The pizza, of course, is top-notch. Prepared in a wood-fired oven, it melts in your mount in an instant.

As if that wasn’t a good enough reason to visit, 1 per cent of all their profit is donated to the preservation of Orangutans in Indonesia.

#5. Roti Daal

Roti daal

Indian food is vegetarian and vegan friendly. Cruelty-free platters and plant-based curries aren’t your only options at Roti Daal.

Bursting with flavour (and lots of love), they offer a range of 100+ Indian staples.

If you can’t decide what to eat, opt for the Thali to enjoy the best of everything!

Their menu changes every day since they pride themselves in using only fresh, seasonal produce. The food contains very little oil, fewer spices and absolutely no colourings or preservatives.

Expect authentic home-style food from all the regions of India.

The average cost per person: Rp 75,000

#6. By Cafe

By Cafe

It’s a sweet spot surrounded by tropical jungles.

Enjoy healthy and delicious food overlooking the rice gardens at this modern vegetarian restaurant.

Food lovers and critics alike will enjoy their original recipes.

Apart from the cow’s milk in coffee and honey in desserts and drinks, all the items on their menu are vegan.

By Cafe prides itself for its eco-friendliness, quality and freshness and is known for its daring combinations of tastes that are guaranteed to leave you with a good mood and aftertaste.

The average cost per person: Rp 75,000

#7. Bali Eco Deli

Bali Eco Deli

Situated in Nusa Lembongan, Bali Eco Deli is a cosy cafe.

Located on the main road, behind the beach of Jungut Batu, this cafe is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fruit juice

All of their items are sourced from friar-trade and organic farms.

Some of their favourite treats include coffee, slow juiced fruits, frozen blends, smoothies, fruits salads, granola muesli, yoghurt, freshly baked bread and cold veggie soups.

veggie soup

If you’re in the mood for desserts, try their brownies, cakes and cookies.

What’s more, is that they offer a flat discount of 10% in exchange for empty plastic mineral water bottles.

The average cost per person: Rp 100,000

The Takeaway

Gone are the days when you had to survive on salads and alfalfa sprouts. Here, you can find everything from exotic pizzas to vegan warungs.

Tempe burgers? Check. Pulled jackfruit? Double-check. Poke bowls with legumes and veggies? Check, check and check!

Bali’s breathtakingly beautiful and so is its food. It’s said that vegan restaurants in Bali make even die-hard carnivores go sans-meat…

From vegan eateries to vegetarian restaurants, these were my favourite places to eat in Bali.

Let me know if you’d like to visit these restaurants or how your experience was if you’ve been here already in the comments section below!

 

Author Bio: Shristi Patni

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