Vegan Guide to Ubud

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We have a love hate relationship with Ubud; there are parts of it we adore and parts which really don’t float our boat. However, because the vegan food scene is good, there are some gorgeous places to stay and it’s home to the lovely Radiantly Alive yoga studio we still save a little place in our hearts for Ubud. You might just have to take a deep breath to ignore the crowds and the traffic and some of the overpriced and underwhelming vegan food. Prepare yourself to meet all kinds of weird and wonderful people and let this famous little town work its magic on you.

Earth Cafe

Earth Cafe
Jl. Goutama Sel
Ubud
Bali 80571

Opening Times: 7am-10pm every day

Serving healthy, organic and plant based food upstairs and with a whole foods market downstairs, Earth Cafe in Ubud is certainly worth a visit. Also, anywhere that has vegan burgers AND vegan hot dogs on the menu is the kind of place we like! In fairness, it wasn’t the best vegan burger or the best vegan hot dog but they were both good and combined with the selection of raw desserts on offer we both enjoyed our visit.

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Earth Cafe Ubud 1

Herb Library

Herb Library
Jl. Jembawan 1
Ubud
Bali 80571

Opening Times: 7am-11pm every day

This open air and healthy dining restaurant is at the front of Alaya Resort Jembawan and offers diners an extensive menu with lots of vegan and raw options. We enjoyed vegan breakfasts that were very tasty but the star of the show was our specially created vegan ‘Royal Balinese Tea’ which was so impressive we had other diners asking to photograph it! Be sure to order this in advance if you want the same experience…

Herb Library Ubud vegan Afternoon Tea 1
Herb Library Ubud Afternoon Tea 2

Kokolato

Kokolato
Jalan Goutama Selatan No. 22
Ubud
Bali 80571

Opening Times: 11am-9pm every day

Kokolato offers expensive but fabulous vegan ice cream with real vegan waffle cones. So often when we find vegan ice cream we cannot have the cone so this was an absolute highlight for us, there were so many flavours it was hard to choose but our favourite was the moringa mint which was heavenly.

Kokolato Vegan Gelato Ubud 1
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Moksa

Moksa
Puskesmas Ubud II
Sayan
Ubud
Bali 80571

Opening Times: 10am-9pm every day

Not only is the food at Moksa beautiful and plant based but the location alone makes it worth a visit. Set in a vibrant permaculture garden the chef creates the most delicious vegan food that is fresh and full of flavour. This was our favourite vegan dining experience in Ubud so we would highly receommend it.

Moksa vegan food 4
Moksa vegan food 3

Puteri Minang

Puteri Minang
Jalan Raya Ubud No.77
Ubud
Bali 80571

Opening Times: 9am-10pm every day

Padang food (also called minang food) is named after Padang in West Sumatra and found across the region. Often not suitable for vegans (unless your grasp of the Bahasa langauage is better than ours) we were very happy to be recommended this little simple eatery in the centre of Ubud. Upon arrival, seeing it was very busy with local people we knew we were in for a treat. There was a seperate section of vegetarian food with all of it appearing vegan and upon checking we were re assured that this was the case. Cheap, cheerful, very tasty and an authentic local dining experience.

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Sayuri Healing Food

Sayuri Healing Food
JL Sukma kesuma no 2
Ubud
Bali 80571

Opening Times: 7am-10pm every day

This is for sure the place where all the cool kids hang out, it was packed with digital nomads and yogis going about their business safe in the knowledge there was healthy vegan and plant based food available with their almond milk cappuccino. It had a bustling and lively vibe when we visited and was packed, but that didn’t stop our food being served very quickly. The raw cheesecake was delicious, our wrap was very good but the vegan cheese plate was disappointing with not much cheese which also didn’t taste great. We had seen pictures of the cheese plate on their own social media and it looked totally different to what we were served, we would go back for sure but probably not order the cheese plate again…

Sayuri Healing Food 1
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Clear Cafe

Clear Cafe
Jalan Hanoman No.8
Ubud

Opening Times: 8am-11pm

We had not planned to dine here but upon passing we were both drawn to the large round door and decided to check it out. We are glad we did as our lentil soup was wholesome and delicious as was our vegan lasagna. With so many vegan options in Ubud it is easy to miss out the vegan friendly restaurants but this discovery shows it’s sometimes worth visiting them too, this would be a very good option if dining with non vegan friends.

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Alchemy

Alchemy
Jalan Penestanan Kelod No 75
Sayan
Ubud

Opening Times: 7am-9pm every day

Alchemy is the place to go and create your own salads from the super extensive salad bar and also to try their tasty raw cakes full of superfoods. It’s certainly not the cheapest vegan option in Ubud but if you like a giant bowl of yummy salad then this is your place. Here you can read the blog post we wrote about Alchemy back in 2014 when we first visited.

vegan salad at Alchemy Bali
raw vegan cake at Alchemy Bali

Warung Sopa

Warung Sopa
Jalan Sugriwa No 36
Ubud

Opening Times: 8am-10pm every day

Lovely little local warung where we loved the delicious and healthy turmeric juice and and also the nasi campur option where you can take your pick from the dishes that change daily and create your own plate of vegan goodness. There are also a la carte options for those who would rather order from a menu. Great value for money and a friendly vibe welcome you at Warung Sopa.

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Rama Vegetarian

Rama Vegetarian
Jalan Raya Goa Gajah
Ubud

Opening Times: 10am-9pm every day

Sometimes vegan travel is difficult and things just don’t work out and this was one of them. We’ve heard great things about the value for money nasi campur available at Rama Vegetarian so were excited to check it out. Unfortunately it was closed despite the opening times stating otherwise. Others have told us this is often the case and their opening times are a little erratic to say the least. Next time maybe…

Rama Vegetarian in Bali was closed

Bali Buda Store

Bali Buda Ubud
Jalan Raya Ubud
Ubud

Opening Times: 7am-10pm every day

This is certainly the best palce in Ubud to stock up on all kinds of healthy essentials including some of the excellent ‘All Things Nice’ spices to help re create the flavours of Bali in your own kitchen at home; they also have a well regarded restaurant just around the corner but for some reason we’ve never eaten there.

Bali Buda Ubud

Vegan Friendly Luxury Hotels in Ubud

The Chedi Club

The Chedi Club
Tengkulak Kaja
Ubud

The Chedi Club is a vegan friendly luxury resort in Ubud where you can truly escape from it all. Imagine a delightful selection of villas and suites, set within stunning gardens and surrounded by jungle and rice paddies and you get the idea; add to this a restaurant that uses vegetables from the on site organic vegetable garden and a chef who has a passion to create delicious plant based food and you really can’t go wrong. We had no problem ordering from the existing menus (which had many vegetarian options) and the team were happy to adapt to make our choices vegan. We also enjoyed an informative and enjoyable vegan cooking lesson (with lunch included) which can be booked upon request, here you can read our detailed review of The Chedi Club.

Vegan Nasi Goreng at The Chedi Club
The Chedi Club - Afternoon Tea 2

Alaya Resort Jembawan

Alaya Resort Jembawan
Jl Jembawan 1
Ubud

Alaya Resort Jembawan is located right in the heart of Ubud giving guests direct access to everything on offer nearby including multiple vegan restuarants and our favourite yoga studio, Radiantly Alive. Despite the central location the resort offers a true oasis with 2 swimming pools and jungle views from many of the rooms. Breakfast is served at the on site restaurant, Herb Library, which has a menu including plenty of vegetarian, vegan and organic dishes meaning you certainly won’t go hungry if you stay here. Here is our detailed review of Alaya Resort Jembawan.

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Bambu Indah

Bambu Indah
Jl. Banjar Baung
Sayan
Ubud

Bambu Indah is a unique luxury eco resort situated just a few miles from central Ubud but a million miles away from the hustle and bustle that you will find in the centre of town. With impressive structures created from sustainable bamboo and guests staying in antique Javanese bridal houses it will be hard to find somewhere that is more unique. The views, the river and the commitment to eco travel and sustainability all combine to add to the vibe and with a kitchen that is at home creating tasty vegan and plant based food we just loved our stay, here you can check out our detailed review of Bambu Indah.

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More online Vegan Guides to Ubud

Check out Never Ending Voyage who published their extensive Ultimate Guide to Ubud and recently published an updated Ubud Guide, also you can read about Vegan Friendly Restaurants in Ubud from Mostly Amelie. And of course, Happy Cow is your friend as a travelling vegan so here’s their Ubud page. If you have your own favourite Ubud Vegan Travel Guide or Ubud Vegan Food Guide please let us know and we can look to add a link here!

You might want to coincide your next visit to Ubud with the annual Bali Vegan Festival which is now in Ubud and Canggu each year, we’ve heard good things about it but have never managed to attend.

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2018-08-22T06:46:19+00:00

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