The word vegan has always attracted a large amount controversy and most recent press with many celebrities such Leonardo Decaprio and Miley Cyrus joining suit. The word vegan seems to provoke strong and adverse opinions from the plant lovers and the meat eaters likewise…. But in the current global state and documentaries such as ‘what the health’ and ‘cowspiarcy’ it is hard to ignore the vegan movement. There are many reasons to go vegan, whether it is for your own health, saving the planet, you are against animal cruelty or you simply love healthy, tasty food. Here in Bali we don’t miss a beat on current health trends be it, matcha lattes, kombucha, Acai bowls or now Vegan… so in the spirit of keeping up to date. Here are most loved vegan haunts on the Island.
Peloton Super store
A combined cycle shop and vegan restaurant in Berawa. Peloton is one of the most popular vegan joints in Canggu area; it is always full and for good reason. Serving delicious Vegan coconut pancakes and breakfast burritos for breakie.…burgers and lasagna for lunch and now they even do dinner, which I think everyone on the island was pretty excited about! Not to mention their vegan choco brownies with coco whip which are worth the trip alone. This place makes you think veganism would be a doddle if only you could kidnap the chef and take them home with you.
On a first look at the menu, I found myself thinking.. this is too healthy, this won’t be tasty… I need cheese!!!! However once again the vegan chefs really pulled it out of the bag. Their use of delicate spices is subtle yet effective and you wouldn’t even know the jack fruit burrito wasn’t meat. They have a large selection of veggie bowls with tasty dressings and add ons and the pomelo cooler is divine. Last but not least top it all off with some vegan coconut cream cake.
Jalan Ryah Nyuh Bulan 1, Ubud
If you are already in Ubud, you may as well do a vegan tour and you have many many choice but Alchemy is no doubt one of the best and the first 100% raw vegan restaurants in Bali. Everything is prepared fresh in house and is free from meat, fish, egg, refined sugar, flour, dairy, wheat & chemical additives. In other words, you won’t find any nasties but no compromise on taste.
Jalan Campuhan 1, Ubud
The vegans are stretching all the way from Ubud to Seminyak with this very pink café. They cater to all your vegan desires with large range of toasts with anything on all named after famous vegans, One of the favorites is the LEO after the aforementioned Leonardo Decaprio. They have large varieties of juices and mylks(nut milk to the vegans) for all of your smoothie and coffee desires.
Jl Raya Petitenget No12x, Seminyak
0859 3112 0209
Located in between Canggu and Seminyak on Batu Belig this little café is easy to miss but you will be glad you didn’t! Their produce is 100% organically grown and sourced. From breakfast to lunch you have lots of delectable treats to try! At Lunch, you must try the make your own salad bowl, nothing better than having exactly what you want! For sweets, they have a fridge full or vegan and raw treats. You will have to go back a few times to sample all the good things on the menu.
Jl Batu Belig No 81
0812 4645 8250