Undoubtedly, Bali is becoming a real foodie destination for vegans. Indonesian food – with its signature tempeh, rice, tofu, noodles, curries, and many vegetable dishes – never leaves you short on vegan choices, no matter where you go. But there are also countless creative culinary concepts exploring the best cuisines from all around the world. To help you get the most out of your time in Bali, we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up the best vegan restaurants in Bali – the most exciting and delicious spots from every neighbourhood. Plus, the best things to do and helpful travel tips.
Right, let’s get into it! Here are the best vegan restaurants in Bali:
The best vegan restaurants in Canggu:
The Shady Shack
The Shady Shack has been the place that got recommended to us the most. And it definitely lived up to our expectations.
This adorable restaurant is situated on a quieter street surrounded by beautiful rice paddies. The Shady Shack serves up one of the most extensive plant-based menus featuring creative dishes like turmeric roasted cauliflower steak, crispy mushrooms with vegan tartar and BBQ-pulled jackfruit tacos. Expect colourful, a focus on whole foods and a laid-back vibe.
Address: Jl. Tanah Barak No.53, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Crate Cafe was the first place we went to when we arrived in Bali, and it is definitely one that gives you all the typical Bali vibes: a lively, open-aired and spacious café with local art and wooden crate furniture. Oh, and the food is delish too! Try the Good Root bowl with garlicky greens, quinoa, mushrooms and tempeh or the vegan pancakes with coconut whip.
Address: Canggu Padang Linjong No.49F, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Not quite a hidden “secret”, Kynd Cafe is a hot spot. But they are “Insta-famous” for a reason: an all-vegan menu featuring hearty salad bowls, protein-loaded smoothies and shakes, fruity smoothie bowls, waffles and much more. On Sundays, they even serve a fully vegan roast. Hands down one of the best vegan restaurants in Bali.
Address: Jalan Petitenget No.12 Kerobokan Kelod, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Secret Spot Bali
If you’re craving vegan croissants (the best we’ve had in Bali!), a seitan pastrami Reuben sandwich or a vegan cheese platter, this is your spot. An all-vegan menu, creative dishes and vibrant atmosphere will make you want to come back many times. They also serve up homemade pasta, bowls and other classic dishes such as burgers, shawarma and stroganoff, all with a vegan twist. It doesn’t get much better than this!
Address: Jl. Tanah Barak No.7, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia and Jl. Pantai Berawa No.44, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
I Am Vegan Babe
We’ve got to be honest: the somewhat ‘cliche’ name and Instagramable design of this place almost led to us not coming here. And I’m glad to say we’ve been proven wrong! The breakfast was one of the best we’ve had in Canggu.
The entirely vegan menu features burgers, sandwiches and a range of wraps, plus a host of beautiful bowls involving plant-based chicken, crispy tempeh and other hip favourites. There are also plenty of smoothie bowls and delicious breakfast options – the pancakes are a must-try – to choose from.
Address: Jl. Tanah Barak No.49, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Bali probably isn’t known for its Italian food, but if you’re craving some delicious Italian pasta and pizza and want to mix things up, Kasto is where you need to go. Expect homemade pasta with indulgent sauces like vegan ragu or ravioli with spinach and tofu stuffing.
We also loved getting the magic mushrooms truffle pizza for takeaway and spending a chilled evening on the couch.
Address: Petitenget St No.16, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Feel like treating yourself to something special? Situated on Batu Bolong in the heart of Canggu with Mediterranean-inspired food with a subtle local twist and a sophisticated atmosphere, Luma is a must-visit.
The menu isn’t entirely vegan but features a few incredible plant-based options, putting plants and their unique flavours at the centre of the plate. We loved everything we had there, but if we had to pick our favourites, it would be the bruschetta with local mushroom and truffle oil and the butternut pumpkin with radicchio, sage and kenari.
Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.91, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Nestled on the foreshore of the iconic Echo Beach, La Brisa is the place for a relaxed weekend breakfast with breathtaking ocean views.
As it’s also a beach club (a very relaxed one) there’s usually a minimum spend later in the day. Alternatively, come here early to grab a seat in the first row for the best views and their breakfast special, which includes one hot drink or slushy and one light breakfast option. Plus, there’s a market every Sunday, a weekly initiative to support local farmers and small businesses.
Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
The best vegan restaurants in Uluwatu :
Ulu Garden is a space that combines art, food and music in a magical way. They have several live music nights during the week, but we also loved coming here for breakfast. Expect a laid-back, lofty vibe, surrounded by greenery and try their vegan power bowl with tofu scramble. Or, come here between 7 am and 12 pm for a free coffee with their breakfast specials.
Address: Jl. Pantai Padang-Padang, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Whether you want to have a coffee and get some work done or have an indulgent brunch, The Loft is the spot. We loved everything we had there, especially the vegan waffles and Mexican bowl with cauliflower tempeh rice.
Address: Jl. Labuansait No.52, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Ours is a hugely popular place with European and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. There are many creative, vegan-friendly dishes, including cauliflower wings, a poke bowl, tofu stroganoff and vegan chorizo bolognese. Their juices are delish too!
Address: Jl. Labuansait, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
With the most beautiful interior and exterior, and a healthy and entirely plant-based menu, The Alchemy is a must-visit. There is a salad and smoothie bowl bar, flavour-packed mains, like flax wraps, poke bowls, a potato and butternut squash shakshuka with vegan eggs, and all manner of healthy craving-satisfiers.
We also had one of our most unique and memorable dinners there, featuring live music from Rico Mahesi, a local artist that took everyone on a truly magical journey – the vibe was just something else. So if you have the chance, check out their event schedule too.
And as the name suggests, Alchemy offers more than “just” food. Learn how to cook at their raw vegan culinary school, join a retreat or book a holistic treatment at their clinic.
Address: Jl. Pantai Bingin No.8, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Warung Local Uluwatu
Warung Local is the place to go if you’re looking for traditional, vegan-friendly food at a very affordable price. Without exaggeration, we’ve been here at least fifteen times, sometimes twice daily; Warung Local is one of the best vegan-friendly restaurants in Bali!
Choose from the menu or take one of the ‘pick and mix’ options like their ‘Wayan’, which includes a base (rice or noodles), two veggies and two side dishes. It’s impossible to pick a favourite, but we absolutely loved their sweet crispy tempeh and tofu curry.
Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.10, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
The best vegan restaurants in Ubud:
Got a craving that only pizza can fix? Pizza Cult makes the best vegan pizza in Ubud, hands down. Italian food might not be the first thing you associate with Bali, but we all know these nights when we want a good, indulgent pizza.
Order the Sacred Pi with house-made tomato sauce and cassava mozzarella or Magic Mushroom with cashew cream and mixed wild mushrooms, and feel no shame.
Address: Jl. Sri Wedari No.16, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Zest is so good at what it does that you probably need a return visit. Choose from various flavourful and nourishing dishes that focus on locally grown fruits and roots. Make sure to get a table or lounge chair near the windows to lose yourself in the Campuhan Ridge jungle views. And the green theme continues with the unique interior – there’s even a native Kamboja tree planted at the heart of the restaurant to add to the Balinese fragrance of the atmosphere. In short, a must-visit vegan restaurant in Bali.
Address: Jl. Penestanan No.7, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Warung Biah Biah
Craving home-style Balinese cooking? Warung Biah Biah is the answer. Situated on a less busy and more pedestrian-friendly street in Ubud, this little warung has plenty of vegan options, all artfully served atop banana leaves. It gets very busy during the evenings, so get here early or expect some waiting time.
Address: Jl. Goutama Sel. No.13, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Siboghana is as authentic as it gets. This hidden Balinese restaurant is part of a family complex, with one of the oldest kitchens you’ll find in Bali, which also means that the food takes quite a while as everything is cooked to order. We went there several times, not only but especially for their homemade banana bread and Nasi Campur.
Everything on the menu is vegan and cooked in coconut oil with no MSG.
Address: Jl. Made Lebah No.36, Peliatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Lazy Cats Cafe
Lazy Cats Cafe was one of the first places we visited – a restaurant that doubles as a café, bar and gallery. Head there for the interior design, and stay for their great latte and ambience! And we hate to give it to you, but they don’t have cats.
Their menu isn’t entirely vegan but includes many vegan options, such as vegan tacos, burgers and hearty bowls.
Address: Jl. Raya Ubud No.11, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Apart from the best vegan restaurants in Bali, we also wanted to share some helpful tips, as well as recommended to-dos to make your trip to this beautiful and special island as smooth as possible.
Other places and things to do in Bali:
Grab a drink at Ulu Cliffhouse
Ulu Cliffhouse was one of our favourite evening spots. Super chilled vibes, amazing cliff views and plenty of day beds and seats. They have a movie night on Tuesdays and a happy hour on Fridays.
Get into the flow in a yoga class
Whether you’re already a total pro or new to yoga, Bali is the place to book your yoga class.
Join a breathwork circle
For us, trying new things became a bit of an addiction in Bali. It’s amazing how many creative, fun and unique concepts and experiences have popped up on this island. On the top of our list is Breathwork Bali in Canggu, offering a range of healing breathwork practices. We highly recommend joining one of their breathwork circles, which take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 5 pm – come with an open mind and be ready for an exceptional experience.
Give surfing a go
Bali has one of the most consistent swells in the world, making it one of the best places on Earth to learn to surf. We were pretty total much beginners and loved taking lessons at Padang Padang beach, located between Bingin and Uluwatu. It’s beginner friendly and easily accessible.
Get some work done
Bali is not just the land of breathtaking beaches, stunning temples and laid-back lifestyle; it is also a hub for digital nomads and freelancers from all over the world looking for a perfect balance of work and play.
What adds to the charm of working remotely from Bali is the abundance of vibrant and cosy cafes that provide a perfect working environment. There is also a strong focus on community, which makes coworking cafes perfect for meeting other like-minded people and expanding your network. Here are some of our favourite work-friendly cafés and co-working spaces in Bali:
Shop fruits and veggies at local markets
One of our favourite activities was exploring Bali’s local markets. Ubud Art Market is one of the most popular ones, featuring local handicrafts, souvenirs, and paintings. For an authentic taste of Bali’s culinary scene, head to the Pasar Badung market in Denpasar or Pasar Ampera, where you’ll find an abundance of fresh fruits, spices, and traditional dishes. The markets are also a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture and mingle with friendly Balinese people.
Catch the sunset
One of Bali’s best and free things to do is catching the sunset. The best spots are mainly beaches along the western coastline, but if you’re lucky, you can also watch a Bali sunset over a rice field and in beautiful green nature in Ubud. Here are our favourite spots in Uluwatu and Canggu:
- Berawa beach
- Batu belong
- Single Fin/Blue point beach
- Uluwatu temple
- Happy Sunset Batujatan
- The beach in front of White Rock Beach Club
We hope you enjoy these vegan restaurants and activities in Bali and have the best time in paradise. Tag me @_kirstenclaudia if you try any of the above spots on our recommendation!
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