Not just a place to fill your soul and get a tan, Bali also knows how to satisfy your tummy and taste buds. Whether you are a devoted vegetarian or just want to cleanse after the days and nights of too much pork and too many Bintang beers, this beautiful destination has many excellent vegetarian restaurants to try. Explore the places where you can indulge in delicious meals without worrying about your cholesterol.
Tucked in the jungles of Ubud, green leaves are in your eyes as well as on your plate. Living Food Lab serves raw, vegan, and gluten-free meals, with many ingredients freshly picked from their garden. And who says vegetarians can’t enjoy toothsome cakes as dessert? The restaurant serves all kinds of healthy desserts including the much-loved vegan cheesecake with mango and pumpkin caramel instead of cheese. The meals are served in traditional dishes like Balinese ceramics or weaved rotan plates with banana leaves.
Venturing inside the bamboo structure, tourists will find the impressive nature-inspired, yet classy, interior of Fivelements Sakti Dining Room. The restaurant procures only the best healthy ingredients for their recipes, which will arrive at your table with a classic fine-dining presentation. The restaurant also serves brunch and afternoon tea, and if you find that you can’t get enough of their food, enjoy the cooking class and take those healthy treats wherever you go.
In everything they do, Samadi shows a passion for a healthy, organic lifestyle. Not only do they dedicate their space to a vegetarian café, or “organic kitchen lab,” that serves smoothies, salad, and other nourishing food, but Samadi Bali also has routine yoga classes for everyone, from beginner to expert yogis. If you happen to come on a Sunday, you’ll catch the farmer’s market event, where locally grown vegetables are sold on the spot so that you can make a vegetarian dish at home. They are also in the process of adding more healing and ayurvedic foods to their menu, focusing on doshas.
From the menu to the ambiance, this restaurant is all about fresh products. The open-air concept is perfect for enjoying the lovely green surroundings, as Sari Organik shares the neighborhood with expansive rice fields and a vegetable garden. The restaurant serves meals with fresh-from-the-garden ingredients; you can even ask to pick the produce yourself. Their menu has a wide selection, from rice and kebabs to their very own homemade wines, produced with a touch of tropical fruits.
If you didn’t know that the foods they serve are vegetarian, you wouldn’t have guessed, as the taste feels so complete and succulent. More than just a café, the place is also a grocery shop selling organic and high-quality vegetables and fruits. The establishment has two locations, one in the bustling scene of Kuta and one in the quieter neighborhood of Ubud, so the atmosphere is your choice.
Vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike will love Moksa‘s rich and flavorful food. The taste and presentation will beat anyone’s presumption that healthy food is dull and unstimulating, as Moksa’s food is the exact opposite. And the quality of the food is matched only by the restaurant’s service, where the trained and friendly staff is happy to answer your every question about any item on the menu. The cozy and intimate atmosphere will make you feel like you’re home – even the chef takes the time to chat with visitors whenever he can.
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