We’re currently travelling around Southeast Asia and eating our way through some of the best Vegan food! After searching online, it’s clear that post-Covid, a lot of blogs are now outdated as a lot of restaurants have since closed down. We’re here to share our up-to-date Vegan finds.
Our first country to visit was Indonesia; here are the best places we ate at during our time in Ubud, Bali!
1) Zest Ubud
Although not the cheapest option, Zest is heaven if you’re Vegan! With a huge 100% Vegan menu and lots of gluten free options, there’s something for everyone. I would highly recommend the sushi as it’s so fresh and tasty. The restaurant itself is beautiful with swing chairs and lovely views. The service is also great and the staff really care about you having a good experience. It’s also a great spot to grab a coffee or juice and do some work on the Wi-Fi.
Namaskara is the perfect spot for breakfast or brunch! They have great a great coffee/ drinks menu and they are 100% vegetarian. There’s a lot of Vegan options to choose from including wraps, gyoza and avo toast. As they have such a small kitchen, I’d recommend giving yourself extra time as the food can take a while, but it’s worth the wait!
3) Munchie’s Warung *MUST-VISIT*
We found Munchie’s Warung by chance and I’m very glad we did! It’s a lovely local restaurant which serves meat but also have a full Vegan section of the menu with tofu and Tempe. As the food was so tasty yet so cheap (average £1.66 per meal), it became our most visited spot for an evening meal and we tried most of their menu! Our favourites were the Nasi Goreng and Cap Cay which are pictured. It was lovely to try some Veganised, local Balinese food as usually these dishes would have egg and meat. This is a must-visit if you’re in Ubud as you get to experience Indonesian culture.
We stopped at Pumpkin & Beetroot for a quick snack on our way to the Monkey Forest Sanctuary. We had the nachos and watermelon juice which we loved! The menu is 100% vegan and has options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu has photos of the food which is great to help decide. I wish I had gone back to try the Mushroom Stroganoff as it looks incredible!
I have a huge place in my heart for falafel wraps and this one did not disappoint! The only thing I can fault was that ours didn’t have the vegan tzatziki as promised. This place sells both meat and Vegan and is great for a quick late night bite and is conveniently located close to a lot of bars.
Sawobali is a 100% Vegan and Gluten free all you can eat buffet! For only £2.77 per person, this is perfect for budget friendly travel, especially if you have a big appetite! The food is very ‘home-style’ cooking and has a selection of vegetables, tofu and Tempe. Although I prefer more heavily seasoned and spicy food, this is a good healthy option for people who are restricted in their diet.
7) Union Ubud
Union is in a great location in the centre of Ubud. We initially went in for drinks and had no idea they had vegan options. I absolutely loved my ‘chick’n’ taco and would definitely go back there for more! They have meat, vegetarian and vegan options and have different offers on each day of the week. Like most Western food in Ubud, this is not the cheapest option, but worth it for a treat!
Last but not least, we had this amazing Vegan Gelato from Gourmet Gelato! They always have a selection of Vegan options and we chose the Pistachio and Snickers. They even had Vegan waffle cones which I really enjoyed! The Vegan options are all coconut based but they also sell non-Vegan Gelato.
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