This post is the third in our Indonesian vegan food guide series. To read the first post from Canggu & Seminyak press here (opens in new tab).
To read the second post from Gili Islands press here (opens in new tab).
Ubud very quickly turned our lives around. Having heard a lot about Ubud from social media, friends who visited and travel magazines we actually found it a bit hyped ! Before going there we were even unsure if we would like it or not, mainly due to that hype. Because how often does a place really live up to others praise?
It did, however, not take us more than a few hours before our feet were swept away by Ubud.
Jenny had booked the lovelies accommodation for us in the outskirts of town which was the perfect place for us. From here we explored wide and far and ate our way through some delicious meals.
As always, we did not get to visit every place we wanted to and have included some of those we missed out on in the end of the post.
We stayed just across Made’s Warung. Every day we saw their sign by the foot of the restaurant claiming to serve the best food in Ubud ! Not a very humble claim, but it was enough for us to go there and have a taste for our own judgement.
We must say that the food they make – albeit being simple as per usual with Warungs – was amazing ! We almost ate one meal here every day. Their tempeh is so good and the price range suited our budget very much.
Ubud is not shy of fabulous and breathtaking dining places and Zest is one of them. The restaurant is situated on the top of a small hill as part of an old temple ground and features a huge dining area, which is decorated like something out of a dream.
The food is very tasty and presented in a way food bloggers will love for their photo shoots. The only downside is the price range which is in the high end.
We can highly recommend their early bird morning offer where you get 3 courses for 99k IDR.
Alchemy features a cozy large open space with a relaxed atmosphere.
It seems like a great place to bring your laptop to get some work done and several people had done so when we visited.
We had their salad buffet which offered a lot of options, was very tasty and reasonably priced.
There were so many other items on their menu which we would like to try, so we will definitely revisit another time.
Moksa is another fairytale place where you will experience fine dining in a cozy atmosphere.
Being situated a bit outside of town you will find yourself seated amongst fields and jungle forest whilst being served amazing food. We were here at night for dinner with some friends and loved the food we were served.
Everything is 100 % plant based / vegan and you will likely have a hard time choosing from the many options.
There are also a lot of raw food items and most of the produce is home grown.
Acai Queen is situated in the busy downtown area of Ubud, on a small side-street filled with small shops and cafes.
Here you can get your nicecream / smoothie bowl cravings satisfied or perhaps indulge in an avocado smash toast whilst lounging in their cozy sofas or swings.
This animal sanctuary is a bit of a bonus place we have included as it is not a restaurant or cafe. You may think, why is it included then?
Well, if you visit you get to see and pet some of the many hundreds rescue cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. You may also enjoy their amazing plant based / vegan buffet, which is donation based i.e. you pay what you can afford.
You can visit from Wednesday to Saturday from 10 – 16 and on Sundays from 11 – 15. The plant based / vegan lunch is on Sundays at 12.
Please make sure to call ahead if you plan to visit so they know you are swinging by. We also highly recommend that you leave a decent donation to support their work.
They really make a huge difference to the many unwanted animals of Ubud, giving them a second chance at life and relocating them into loving homes.
Some of the other places we would have loved to visit
- The Seeds of Life
- Sayuri Healing Food
- Bali Buda
- Earth Cafe
- The Acai Princess
- Ubudian Cafe
Let us know in the comments if you visit any of these places and have some feedback to share. Also if you feel we missed someone which we should include next time we visit. 🙂
Xx, Jen & Kris