Ubud restaurants are a haven for healthy food lovers. From organic produce to plant-based specialties you can nurture your body through your dishes while visiting the jungle paradise. You can find vegan food in Ubud at organic cafes and local eateries, called warungs.
I visited many of these spots in 2017 and don’t have photos so in addition to the list below of where to find vegan food in Ubud don’t miss the fantastic brew at Anomali Coffee I had delicious and affordable Indonesian food at Black Pearl where I had lunch with my dear friend Nam of Laugh Travel Eat but we were so busy catching up we forgot to snap any pictures!
I missed out on trying Fair Warung Balé as the social enterprise restaurant was always full so be sure to make reservations in advance. The warung is operated by Fair Future Foundation and channels 100% of profits into the foundation’s free health and medical care initiatives which impacts 30,000 people annually. Fair Warung Balé also serves as a training cafe for the local community where young adults between ages 14-22 can learn about the hospitality industry and gain skills that will help them secure future employment.
VEGAN RESTAURANTS IN UBUD
The high price tag of the vegan coconut ice cream at Tukies is well worth it. There’s something incredible about the way they make their ice cream that makes it so so different than your usual coconut ice cream in the region. Try it once at least!
Location: Jl. Raya Ubud No.14
Jamu is a dime a dozen in Indonesia and is especially popular in the holistic locale of Ubud. But, not all jamu is created equally. The very best Jamu you can get is from the tiny kiosk Jamu Sehati. Sehati means the moment two hearts become one. Jamu is a healthy elixir made from ginger, turmeric, pandan, lemongrass, lime, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, and cardamom. At the stall you can also find an assortment of zero-waste goods.
Location: Jl. Sandat No.10-6
Vegan ice cream has taken over Ubud and one of the best places to get a fix for your sweet tooth is Acai Queen. The portion sizes are massive and everything is plant-based. You can also pay with a credit card here which is quite convenient. Enjoy the swings and dig into your decadent treat.
Location: Jl. Gootama No.02
SEEDS OF LIFE BALI
Seeds of Life is an all-raw and plant-based eatery is absolutely beautiful. You might assume the vibrant menu is limited as everything is raw but it’s actually quite extensive. I couldn’t resist the desserts or decadent elixirs. If I ever fulfill my dream of living in Ubud for 2 months I think this will be my go-to spot to eat.
Location: Jalan Gautama No.2
Another local spot that’s a hidden gem is Dayu’s Warung. Raw. Vegan. Gluten-Free. Health-conscious eaters can find it all at this Balinese warung. The food is incredibly fresh and flavorful and with such low prices, you don’t have to feel guilty for trying multiple Indonesian-influenced dishes! They even offer cooking classes and sell a variety of plant-based cooking materials and products in the cafe. Do remember that it’s cash only. If you can’t find a table at Dayu’s Warung she also owns nearby Fussy Bird which offers a similar menu of healthy dishes.
Location: Jl. Sugriwa No.28X
VEGAN-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS IN UBUD
My absolute favorite cafe in for vegan food in Ubud is the lovely Nessa Warung. The tiny hole-in-the-wall is operated by the sweetest local family who pour their heart and soul into every dish they create. Gado-gado is a must here as well as the fresh sugar and ice-free juices and homemade guacamole. There are only a few tables and their operating hours seem to be sporadic but be sure not to miss lunch at this lovely local warung. Don’t come starving though as each dish is prepared to order and can take a bit of time as there’s usually only one person manning the kitchen. Grab one of the front tables to people watch, order a drink, sit back and relax. Not only is the food here fresher than anywhere else, but the prices are lower! Most things on the menu cost less than US$3.
Location: Jl. Gootama
For a delicious farm to table dishes served in a traditional wooden structure nestled above the rice terraces make your way down the Jalan Subak Sok Wayah ridge to Sari Organik. They are pioneers of the organic scene in Ubud as they opened their kitchen doors over a decade ago. Meals at Sari Organik are prepared using ingredients from their adjacent organic farm. The menu matches the zen ambiance and also includes meat options and gluten-free dishes. Everyone is certain to find something here to thrill their taste buds at this farm-to-table sustainable dining establishment. If you don’t see something on the menu that you fancy you can stroll into the farm and pick your own spices, fruits, and vegetables and have them prepared as you’d like in the kitchen.
Location: Jl. Subak Sok Wayah
From a seemingly never-ending menu of exotic dishes to serene decor Clear Cafe quickly became not only my favorite vegan eatery in Ubud but quite possibly in the world! As the name suggests, everything served here is created with wholesome nutritious ingredients at ridiculously affordable prices. Mostly everything is sourced locally in Bali, with strawberries from Bedugul, organic greens and tangerines from Kintamani, cashews from Karangasem, seaweed from Nusa Penida, palm sugar from Klungkung, 100% pure coconut oil from Tabanan, and more. I love their ethos of ‘clean food for clear minds’- a reminder I think we all could use, even the healthiest of eaters! While there are an array of Balinese dishes to choose from, diners can also select from Mexican, Italian, and American specialties. Food is paired with a long list of drink options from tonics, teas, smoothies, and kombucha.
Location: Jl. Hanoman No.8
The sweet ambiance at Art Kafe can make you feel cozy even on the hottest of days. From homey decor to beautiful mix-and-match plates every detail here comes together to create an organic food haven. Spending time here felt like having lunch at your bohemian aunt’s house. Inspiration oozes from the walls in the form of vintage photos, incredible wall hangings, random adornments, and retro furniture. The open-air rustic wood hut-like structure stands out among high-end establishments in the hub of Ubud. Besides the decor, the dishes also don’t disappoint. They live up to the cafe’s name with a presentation that is nothing short of artistic. Everything is organic but the meal isn’t limited to vegetarian options and includes various meat dishes for those who aren’t plant-based.
Location: Jl. Monkey Forest
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