One of the biggest concerns of vegan travel is whether or not I’ll actually be able to enjoy delicious vegan food. Some places have great vegan food wherever you go…
…and that place is Bali.
Since travel is about immersing yourself in a new place and its experiences, food is important because it immerses you in the culture of a country.
And in most cultures, raw food like a salad bowl with lettuce, tomato, and onion is not enough for a main dish!
Luckily, there is so much more to vegetarian food and vegan dishes than just using tempeh in a dish to substitute a protein. (Um, hello vegan desserts.) You know I love a proper dessert and a scoop of amazing raw vegan ice cream can send me to foodie heaven.
Vegan cuisine is so much more today than it was when I started this blog 10 years ago. I’m on a mission to find the best vegan restaurants around the world.
I’m starting a new section in Real Raw Kitchen about where to eat when you are travelling. And for this first post I got recommendations from Bali Buddies, a team of writers who live and work in Bali so they know what’s what when it comes to Bali vegan restaurants!
Luckily, traditional Indonesian food, like nasi campur, is vegetarian and vegan friendly. Personally, when I was in Ubud I was able to find a vegan option in most restaurants and there are plenty of vegetarian restaurants too.
So I am super excited to share with you this impressive list of vegan and vegetarian restaurants from Bali Buddies. It makes me want to get on a plane and travel to Bali again 🙈
Bali – Paradise for vegans and vegetarians
Bali is like paradise on earth! First discovered by a small group of travelers, Bali quickly became the holiday hotspot for millions of tourists. You’ll find stunning white and black sand beaches, volcanos, jungle vibes, waterfalls, crystal blue water, life-changing yoga retreats, amazing underwater life, and beautiful temples.
To all the food lovers out there: Bali is definitely a great choice for vegans and vegetarians alike. We want to give you a list of our top 5 vegan and vegetarian restaurants that you should definitely check out on your next trip to Bali.
Get ready to fill your bellies for less than 100k IDR (6 Euros)!
Here are the restaurants that Bali Buddies recommends:
- Kynd Community
- Good Mantra
- Iam Vegan Baby
- Warung Bu Mi
1. Kynd Community
Cafe Menu | open 7 days a week | 8am – 10pm | Address: Jalan Petitenget No.12 Kerobokan Kelod, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361
Kynd (pronounced like kind) Community is more than just your average restaurant. To give it a nice tropical vibe, the restaurant is decorated in bright colors, boho furniture, and cute murals! You can enjoy your meal outside or inside if you prefer to sit in a nice and cool place with AC and fans running all day. Kynd Community serves 100% plant-based meals, ranging from delicious pizzas to raw vegan smoothie bowls and traditional vegan Indonesian food! I love this place, as it gets everything right: comfortable space, amazing food, and wifi if you want to work a bit as well.
Insider tip: Check out their daily promos. At the moment they have “two-for-one pizza” on Tuesdays and Thursdays, “all meals 50k IDR” on Wednesdays, “buy one get one free cocktail” on Fridays, and “plant-based Sunday roasts” on Sundays.
2. Good Mantra
Cafe Menu | Open 7 days a week | Monday – Wednesday 8am – 4pm Thursday – Sunday 8am – 9pm | Address: Jl Subak Sari Barat, Gg. Sri Kahyangan No.77, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Good Mantra is my personal favorite and one of the best vegan restaurants in Bali! Why? Well, all the food is vegan, absolutely delicious, the place is comfortable and has WIFI, and the staff is next-level friendly. As a cherry on top: You even have a pool! So, enjoy your meal, jump in the pool and maybe get some work done afterward or just sunbathe a little. My favorite meals here are the Solar power smoothie bowl and the Avocado toast! Both will leave your taste buds absolutely happy!
Insider tip: They also have daily promos. Currently, they have “all meals 50k IDR from 12 pm – 5 pm” on Mondays, “sandwiches and burgers for 50k IDR from 12 pm – 5 pm” on Tuesdays, “Nasi Gila or Nasi Campur 50K IDR from 12 pm – 5 pm” on Wednesdays, “all meals 50k IDR from 3 pm – 9 pm” on Thursdays, and “Pasta club & wine for 50K from 12 pm – 9 pm” on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Cafe Menu | Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan No.1, Banjar, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Burgreens – the leading plant-based food chain in Indonesia – just opened a restaurant in Bali! If you love delicious Asian cuisine but also wouldn’t mind some Western food, this is the place to be. Burgreens is passionate about making healthy food in a sustainable and ethical manner! It doesn’t matter if you’re vegan, vegetarian, or flexitarian, you will find something you love at Burgreens! They have a vegan burger, wraps, salads, noodles, and so much more to choose from!
4. Iam Vegan babe
Instagram Menu | 7am to 9pm | Address: Jl. Tanah Barak No.49, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351
Just as the name says, Iam Vegan babe is a cute vegan restaurant that has plenty of colorful food options! The owner’s mission in creating this restaurant was to debunk the false stigma surrounding veganism. Without having to sacrifice delicious and colorful food, they show their customers that swapping meat and dairy with plant-based options is a great alternative. They also have amazing vegan desserts, from cakes to cinnamon rolls. My personal favorites are the rainbow wrap and the Maui Island smoothie bowl.
5. Warung Bu Mi
Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.52, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Want to immerse yourself in the traditional Indonesian cuisine while staying vegan/vegetarian? Then try the local Warung called Bu Mi. “Warung” means “family-owned” – so get ready to enjoy some homemade delicious Indonesian food. There are many dishes, including a vegan option, you can choose from, all of them are very delicious. So how does it work, ordering food at Warungs? First, you choose your base, such as rice or noodles. Then, you choose your toppings – as many as you want. And then you pay. The price depends on how many toppings you choose. I paid for a good dinner with rice and 4 toppings for 25k IDR.
Hopefully, you now have a good impression of where you can eat once you touchdown in Bali! We can’t wait to welcome you to this beautiful island! P.S. While you’re here, make sure to also check out the nice Sunday brunches – they are amazing!