Ubud has the best vegetarian, vegan, raw food I’ve ever come across and they’re all so convenient. I’ve been blessed with multiple opportunities to spend time in Ubud, in fact I will be there this fall leading a yoga retreat in the mountains of central Bali. For those of you that know me well, you know that I am a flexitarian, as in I eat mostly vegetarian, but occasionally splurge for some protein. This is how my body seems to work and feel its best. It is incredibly easy to eat healthy, balanced meals at the many Ubud restaurants catering to yogis and other health conscious travelers.
Ubud Restaurants for Foodies and Health Conscious Travelers
There are hundred of restaurants in Ubud… quality Ubud restaurants are almost a dime a dozen, but one of my favorite places to hang out and have a cool drink and a snack is Clear Cafe. The view is incredible, the atmosphere is just right, and the food is delicious. Yes, it is slightly out of town, but only a few minutes by scooter/ojek. The Green Hornet Cooler.. is just that cooling. I couldn’t drink one every day (well I could, but I shouldn’t) this smoothie of sorts is packed with cacao, mint, coconut, cashew mylk and spirulina…woohoo. Their Suki Sushi, raw pizzas, and bamboo rolls are all divine too. Check out their menu.
Jalan Campuhan, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, Bali
8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Last Autumn when we spent 6 weeks in Bali I may have eaten raw vegan pie every single day…. okay not every day, but definitely more days than not and this little restaurant is why. Not only are their pies out of this world, but their staff is so sweet. Service can be a bit slow at times, but it’s always with a smile and it’s always worth the wait. They’re traditional dishes are great too. I loved their gado-gado, vegetarian mango tempeh curry, vegetarian mie goreng and their nasi campur.
Jalan Sugriwa #28x, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Ibu Rai’s Bar & Restaurant
This place is so AMAZING!!! Ibu Rai is one of the most splurge worthy Ubud restaurants. The food is considered pricey by Bali standards, but it is worth every single rupiah (and honestly it’s still half the price of a meal at home). I haven’t had a single bad dish here. The seafood is fantastic, the duck is fantastic, their desserts are spot on. I also appreciate that they have delicious non-alcoholic drinks available that are fancy and fun without a ton of sugar.
Jalan Monkey Forest No. 72, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Kafe and Garden Kafe at the Yoga Barn
These restaurants are owned by the same family and have very similar menus. I recommend their raw vegan lasagna… it’s heavenly and comforting just like lasagna should be. I ate at Garden Kafe a lot during my teacher training at the Yoga Barn. I particularly loved their Living Granola with a banana on the side for breakfast. Their egg dishes were pretty good and same with their macro bowl. Lunch was usually lasagna, raw sushi, raw pizza, or one of their raw pasta dishes topped off with some type of sweet treat and jamu for the road. At Kafe I enjoyed Meg’s Bowl, the vegetarian lumpia and their carrot ginger soup.
Garden Kafe: at the Yoga Barn (Jln Hanoman/Pengoseken and Jln Tebesaya), Ubud; 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Kafe: Jalan Hanoman No. 44B, Padangtegal, Ubud; 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Bali Buda Cafe
Bali Buda is right across the street from Radiantly Alive Yoga Studio. When I was practicing at Radiantly Alive I was so happy to have Bali Buda right across the street. A fresh juice and their raw vegan food platter was my go-to post yoga fuel. Prices here might be a little higher than Kafe and Garden Cafe. They have an extensive, thoughtfully planned menu full of super tasty goodies.
Jalan Jembawan No. 1, Ubud
6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
What are your favorite Ubud restaurants? I’d love to hear about them, since I will be back in Ubud Sept. -Nov. 2016.