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The 10 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Bali: Vegan’s Guide to Bali

Bali is Indonesia’s crown jewel and one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. The special charm of this perfect holiday destination lies in the way it accommodates all kinds of tastes. So it is really no wonder Bali is a culinary paradise for vegetarians as well. The tiny island is a foodie haven, if you know where to look. Bali is home to many vegetarian and pure vegan restaurants that proudly brandish and serve up absolutely delicious, plant-based organic goodness. These gems offer you the chance to enjoy clean eating and vegan dining like never before. Your strictly carnivorous friends probably won’t be able to help themselves either – the food is just that flavourful and nourishing and revitalizing!

The restaurants are mostly affordable and as vegetarian as can be – almost always organic, often gluten-free, with a special vegan menu, support fair trade, fresh local produce, etc. Treat yourself to guilt-free indulgence at these restaurants that are all about food that does not hurt the earth.  Not surprisingly, most of the vegetarian restaurants of Bali – with nutrition-rich, healing foods – are scattered throughout the spiritual centre of Ubud. These spots are featured in unique locations with awe-inspiring views, a soothing ambience and artistic interiors. Indulge in Mother Nature’s cuisine with all its pure flavours, exciting tastes, textures, and vibrant colours.

From all-time Bali favourites such as smoothies and sorbets to wraps and soups, creatively put together salad bowls and combo meals, to classic South Indian masala dosa and modern fusion fare, you never run out of yummy vegetarian dishes to choose from in Bali. (Also read: 10 Best Traditional Balinese Dishes You Must Try in Bali).
In fact, tucking into a luscious, world-class vegetarian feast has to be on your list of top things to do in Bali. Whet your appetite with a mouthwatering, masterfully prepared healthy meal at a vegetarian restaurant in Bali.

Here is a curated list of the best restaurants for vegetarian food and the most Instagrammable food pictures in Bali:

1. Fivelements Sakti Dining Room

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This restaurant really takes vegetarian dining to the next level! For a truly nourishing, gastronomical experience, make your way over to award-winning Sakti Dining Room at Fivelements, an eco-conscious healing retreat near Ubud – in a gorgeous, divinely decadent setting. Vegan fine dining and magnificent, invigorating views over Ayung River Valley come together in splendid ways, you’ll find, at this all-bamboo restaurant. The food here is super delicious and inventive. Described by visitors as ‘raw luxury’ and truly sensational, your options here range from plant-based and raw dishes to some of the best healthy vegan cuisines on the planet! The perfectly manicured tropical gardens all around you are an ideal backdrop for an intimate get together, and a must-visit if you’re planning a honeymoon in Bali.

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Must Try: Breakfast Burrito, Super Chocolate Spring Roll

Price Range: Rp 480k for two (approx.)

Opening Hours: 11 am – 10 pm

Location: Mambal, Abiansemal, Badung Regency, Bali 80352, Indonesia

2. Moksa Plant-based Cuisine & Permaculture Garden

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Easily one of the highly recommended, top vegetarian/vegan restaurants in Ubud, Bali, Moksa is a plant-based restaurant in Ubud with its own permaculture garden it is nestled comfortably within. Your food comes straight to you from the garden and food waste gets recycled as compost to nourish the garden. Such an amazing feeling, isn’t it? When you get to sample fresh gourmet, some of the tastiest, most colourful food and you know it is all cruelty-free and meant to nourish your body and mind! Healthy vegan food has never tasted (or felt) better! Don’t forget to leave room for dessert. (Also read: Romantic Places For Dinner in Bali)

Must Try: Moksa Cheese Trio, The Moksa Sampler, Orange Chocolate Mousse

Price Range: Rp 400k for two (approx.)

Opening Hours: 10 am – 9 pm

Location: Puskesmas Ubud II, Gang Damai, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

3. Queens of India

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You can’t help but want to thoroughly explore Bali’s delightful cuisine diversity – especially when you have a soft corner for the zesty curries, spices and aromas of Indian food. If you find yourself seriously craving the bold and vibrant flavours of Indian cuisine, fear not! Bali is home to a handful of fabulous Indian restaurants. Queens of India holds a spot as Bali’s favourite chain of elegant Indian restaurants, featuring a contemporary and classy atmosphere – in hip Seminyak, in Kuta, Nusa Dua, and even in spiritual Ubud. Every palate is considered, so you get to choose from a variety of exquisite dishes that range from classic traditional Indian fare and tandoor dishes to modern fusion cuisine. Maybe mix and match with a combo meal? Popular vegetarian choices here from the north and south of India include the heavenly garlic naan, famous Mumbai chaat snacks, paneer korma, malai kofta and all-time favourite masala dosa. A pleasant surprise: each meal comes with complimentary papadums!

Must Try: Achari Paneer Tikka, Veg Sheekh Kebab, Malabari Aloo

Price Range: Rp 150k for two (approx.)

Opening Hours: 8 am to 7 pm

Location: Jl. Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

4. Beach Bowl Bali

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Expect the most soulful food in a bowl at Beach Bowl Bali. If you would dare to go off the beaten path in Kuta, drop in at this cosy restaurant and vegan café, and soak in an unmistakably warm vibe! It serves up a range of 100% fat-free, protein-rich delicious food, but their  smoothie bowls are most famous – the acai smoothie bowl is a must try. The beach is very close.

Must Try: Falafel Burger, Smoothie Bowl, Blueberry Milkshake

Price Range: Rp 80k for two (approx.)

Opening Hours: 8 am to 7 pm

Location: Jl. Benesari No.Pantai, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

5. The Spicy Coconut

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A favourite restaurant for many, The Spicy Coconut is a small roadside café and the perfect spot for a romantic brunch date in Seminyak. The fresh fruit juices, salads and breakfast smoothie bowls here are their specialty. The food served is full of wonderful flavours, and you realize you don’t really have to be vegetarian to appreciate and savour the wholesome goodness of vegetarian food and edible works of art. Such a treat to your senses. Wash it all down and help your nutritional cleansing along with fresh coffee or Kombucha tea.

Must Try: Corn Fritter Burger, Pancakes, Tempe Tacos

Price Range: Rp 100k for two (approx.)

Opening Hours: 8 am to 7 pm

Location: Jl. Batu Belig No. 81, Seminyak Utara, Kuta Utara, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

6. Indian Dhaba Restaurant

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Flavours of India right in the centre of Bali! Located in popular area Nusa Dua, Indian Dhaba shows you the finest of hot tandoor and delicious vegetarian Indian dishes. This restaurant is highly recommended for every Indian looking for a satisfying meal.

Must Try: Paneer Lababdar, Veg Biriyani, Malai Kofta

Price Range:  Rp 200k for two (approx.)

Opening Hours: 11 am – 11 pm

Location: Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai No. 123, Nusa Dua, Kuta, Benoa, Badung, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

7. The Seeds Of Life Cafe, Ubud

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This café is a growing testament to Ubud’s growing raw food and ‘living foods’ culture. Serving up organic and absolutely marvellous vegetarian and vegan options made with the freshest ingredients sourced locally, The Seeds of Life Café is all about whipping up your own veggie delights and extracting the most nectar out of life. Besides, you must try the incredibly very tasty raw vegan lasagne, or take your time to pick from a selection of superfood smoothies, fresh juices, vegan desserts, soft centred raw chocolates with tonic fillings, and artisan Chinese teas and tonic creamers, from a hipster ‘Taoist tonic bar’. Portion sizes here are massive! This is your cue to fuel up before setting out to hike around in the rice fields and waterfalls. (Related: 8 Thrilling Adventure & Water Sports in Bali)

Must Try: The Jing Slinger, lasagnes, chai-flavoured Chia porridge, cauliflower gnocchi with pesto

Price Range:  Rp 200k for two (approx.)

Opening Hours: 9 am to 9 pm

Location: 2, Jl. Gootama, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

8. Alchemy, Ubud

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What you need to look for here is a huge salad bar with a wide and unique range of creative and tasty raw salads – nothing like your usual (boring) salad bar with plainly chopped up and tacked on veggies presented to you; take it all in – a mix of colours and flavours and ingredients like you wouldn’t believe! Treat yourself to a mouthwatering, imaginative vegan salad with a creamy basil pesto dressing fresh with herby flavour. Hop over to the little dessert cabinet after to fulfil your raw vegan cake dreams! Also, you get to see exactly what goes into your dessert.

Must Try: Ruby Mania, French Kiss Vegan Ice Cream, Goji Berry Peanut Butter Fudge, Strawberry Mojito

Price Range:  Rp 250k for two (approx.)

Opening hours: 7 am – 9 pm

Location: Jalan Penestanan Kelod No.75, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

9. Samadi Bali

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Yoga, and healing, nourishing and Ayurvedic foods are the focus of the well-intentioned team behind Samadi, a beautiful spa and wellness retreat. At their farmer’s market on Sunday, you can buy locally grown vegetables and oh-so-good nut butters. The passion for local produce and a sustainable lifestyle is unmistakable here. The vegetarian café (aka “organic kitchen lab”) at Samadi operates out of a lovely villa with a garden, and serves all kinds of nutritious dishes and meals in different cuisines. Choose from an impressive selection of smoothies, muesli preparations, Indian breakfast spread, salads, and other nourishing food.

Must Try: Raw Sorbet, Stuffed Parathas, Mysore Dosa, Gluten Free Green Wrap Samadi Bali – Fresh garden greens and herbs with green mango and avocado wrapped in a gluten free tortilla served with honey mustard dip.

Price Range: Rp 120k for two (approx.)

Opening Hours: 7 am – 9 pm

Location: Jl. Padang Linjong No.39, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
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10. Kepitu Restaurant

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This is an experience that is seriously hard to pass up! Dine by the jungle at Kepitu, set in the Kayon Resort in Ubud. An enchanting view of the lush Tegallalang highlands is a magnificent touch to your lovely lunch – with chirping and birdsong all around, you wish to linger long after your perfect meal – in the breezy ambience not in the least contained by the thatched roof overhead. They serve meat here as well. Vegetarians must take the liberty to sample a range of local flavours, light salads and hearty sandwiches. Dinner? Come night-time, and Kepitu is even more beautiful! Perfect, most romantic setting with mood lighting and exquisite cocktails.
Note: Balinese Culture Night on Fridays is a highly enjoyable themed local dance and dinner experience.
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Must Try: Traditional Indonesian meal, Bread and pastry basket, Bubuh Injin – Black, sticky rice pudding served with coconut cream and slice banana

Price Range:  Rp 250k for two (approx.)

Opening Hours: 7 am – 9 pm

Location: Banjar kepitu desa kendran tegalalang, Ubud, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia

Turn your culinary journey in Bali into an experience you can’t find elsewhere! Enjoy clean eating, the burst of natural flavour and colour, and complete vegetarian dreamy goodness at the best restaurants and cafes in Bali for organic, healthy and totally Instagram-worthy yummies.

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