Healthy Eating in Bali: Top Restaurants to Check Out for Delicious & Healthy Meals
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For many decades, Bali has been one of the top destinations for travel lovers around the globe. The great news is that, dubbed as ‘Island of the Gods’, this beautiful island not only offers plenty of unique places to visit and things to do, it is also home to an abundant selection of great restaurants.
Additionally, unlike many destinations in Asia, if you happen to be vegan, vegetarian, or a strict follower of the paleo diet, it’s actually very easy to maintain your dietary needs and preferences during your holiday.
You’d also be interested to know that organic cuisine is experiencing a boom in Bali. As a result, local farmers are voluntarily returning to their traditional farming techniques to produce 100% chemical-free, organic, and wholesome dishes.
If you’re staying at a private holiday villa in Bali with easy access to a cook, be sure to ask them to prepare something organic for you. If you don’t have access to a private chef, don’t fret. The wealth of fresh fruits and vegetables makes it easy for restaurants in Bali to integrate plenty of healthy and organic ingredients into their menus.
Without further ado, here is a list of some of the most favorited Bali cafés and restaurants you simply must check out when you’re on the hunt for a scrumptious and healthy meal:
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We all love food! But, Moksa serves “food that actually loves you back”. This plant-based restaurant uses seasonal produce from its own permaculture, organic farm to cook supremely healthy and appetizing cuisines.
You will adore their farm-to-table, inventive food options such as their jerk mignon and sweet black jack pudding. Their heated dishes such as eggplant rendang, shiva bowl, Pura Portobello, jackfruit tacos are also worth mentioning (and savoring).
This healthy food heaven is a fantastic choice for those who want to avoid overcrowded food joints. Moksa is the place to be if you are looking to peacefully relax while having seriously good food!
Address: Puskesmas Ubud II, Gang Damai, Sayan, Ubud
Opening Hours: Open daily, 10 am to 9 pm
The Shady Shack
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The Shady Shack is a cozy, vegetarian café that serves healthy and delicious food options. The location is great too – It has a beautiful green garden and a terrace overlooking the rice paddy fields in Canggu!
From Onsen Eggs and a Nori bowl to turmeric lattes; you will find food in every color of the rainbow at this great restaurant in Bali. Food lovers are crazy over their protein bowl, Shack Attack veggie burger, Haloumi bowl and veggie Banh.
Guests with a sweet tooth can order carrot cake, raw chocolate mint slices and a raspberry almond bundt cake for a gluten-free treat. Make sure to put this cozy & rustic gem on the top of your restaurant bucket list when staying in Canggu!
Address: JL. Tanah Barak No.57, Canggu
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7:30 am – 22:00 pm
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This gorgeous bistro style café offers fresh, flavorful whole food to visitors.
Early birds can rejoice as their yummy and healthy breakfasts such as lip-smacking pancakes; blueberry served with ice-cream and buckwheat with ginger and pear will help to kick off the day right. Be sure to not miss out on their organic goodies especially the raw key lime pie, tuna steak, hot soups and veggie burgers.
And if you enjoy reading as much as you adore food, you’re in for an extra treat as there is a shelf full of books and postcards to peruse through. What’s not to love about this place?
Address: Padangtegal, Jl. Hanoman No.44B, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar
Opening Hours: Open from 7:30am - 11:00pm
Milk and Madu
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Looking for a place with good food and good vibes? Milk and Madu is your best bet! This charming café serves all-day breakfasts, mouth-watering lunches and delectable dinner all prepared with healthy local produces.
Traveling with the family and have kids that are finicky about food? Bring them to Milk and Madu! It has a play area for kids, where your little ones can play at the toy box and monkey bar before their meal arrives.
Here, you will enjoy the island’s best desserts, Nalu Bowls, freshest smoothies, wraps, and much more. Did we mention that they also have great burgers? Their lava stone baked with incredible toppings are to die for! And if you have some room left for dessert, don’t forget to take home the dark chocolate spread made of pure unadulterated chocolate.
Address: Jl Pantai Berawa #52, Kuta Utara
Opening Hours: 7 am– 10 pm
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Driven by vegan and macrobiotic principles, Earth Café tailors the food they serve to individual dietary requirements. In addition to being a restaurant, it is also known as one of the largest healthy food grocery stores in Bali.
This cute wooden restaurant is designed like a welcoming hut which appeals to many health-conscious eaters. The café boasts an astonishing assortment of 100% organic veggies and cooked dishes. They serve freshly-squeezed juices served in lovely mason jars which will feel you energized. Plus, you can choose your own ingredients for a truly unique range of salads and dressings.
Their top menu items are falafel wraps, scrambled tofu with organic sweet potatoes, seitan schnitzels, and ginger beer served with edible sugar cane straws. With scrumptious dishes like these, you’re bound to have yourself a delightful culinary adventure in Bali.
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No.99, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 7 am - 11 pm
Green Ginger Noodle House
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Cozy and simple, this restaurant is located in the west coast town of Canggu and their jaw-dropping menu is inspired by the Southeast Asian region.
The Green Ginger Noodle House serves organic, healthy food which is good for both body and soul. Here, you’ll find a variety of succulent fresh green and veggies. Don’t forget to try their well-brewed hot tea, veg tofu larb, and crispy corn fritters.
You’d also be happy to know that the staff is professional and friendly and the service is fast while vintage sheik seating accentuates the beauty of its courtyard. It’s a fantastic place to have some delicious food while basking in the pure natural beauty of Bali.
Address: Jl Raya Pantai Berawa Pelambingan
Opening Hours: Open daily, 8 am – 10:30 pm
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Rejoice, health-conscious eaters! Now, you can have more than just bright green weird-tasting detox juices and colorful smoothie bowls.
One of the most popular healthy food spots in town, Principle Bali boasts an incredible menu loaded with a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options. Their smashed Avo, poached eggs and signature wagyu beef to home-made seafood pasta, all are a must-try. Don’t forget the sample falafel salad bowl to share!
It’s also worth to note that the restaurant produces its own pastrami, bacon, sausages, and jams so be sure to order some more food to go to be enjoyed later. Trust me, you won’t regret it.
Address: Jl. Raya Basangkasa No.25 Seminyak
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8am-10pm
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