Ubud is the perfect place to try some excellent raw vegan food. The tropical climate gifts the island with the juiciest fruits and freshest vegetables, ideal ingredients for healthy and unique dishes. Following a raw-food diet consists of eating food in its natural state, neither cooked nor adulterated. Some restaurants also offer raw food and raw cooking classes, which are an awesome opportunity to learn alternative ways of cooking and eating.
Located in the village of Penestanan, Alchemy is the spot for a healthy meal with friends. The menu is vast and they have a salad bar where you can create your own dressing. The raw chocolate brownies are also a must-try. Alchemy is also an academy that offers a variety of raw vegan culinary courses and certifications.
Located in the central Jalan Gootama, Soma has a beautiful and airy garden, perfect for enjoying the delicious menu with plenty of raw food, vegan and vegetarian options. They make their own fresh cashew milk and they often have live music playing.
An absolute gem in the heart of Ubud, Taksu is an oasis of relaxation offering yoga, spa and dining experiences, surrounded by a lush tropical garden. The menu is created by Chef Arif Springs, and offers both raw and vegan options. Do try the raw Lumpia—Balinese spring rolls—and Balinese tapas.
Located in the oasis of peace of The Yoga Barn, the Garden Kafe serves a wide selection of vegan, vegetarian, raw and Ayurvedic food. The tofu-tempeh scramble and the breakfast burrito are divine. There’s also the Juice Bar that prepares healthy and detoxifying beverages, like the local jamu, a mix of coconut water and turmeric.