Healthy Travels in Bali Part 1: Where to Eat in Ubud
Last time I was in Bali, I wrote a post on my favourite places to eat in Ubud, Seminyak, and Nusa Lembongan. Starting in June this year, I spent 3 wonderful months living in Ubud (and doing plenty of exploring around the island).
I've had many requests for my tips on the best healthy places to eat in Ubud so this is the first in a 3 part series (I’ll be posting new installments on the coming Mondays) of my best tips on places to eat, stay, and visit in Bali. Lets get stuck in:
Atman Cafe - 38 Jalan Hanoman
I really can't recommend Atman Cafe enough. Every meal I've had there has been next-level delish -their Raw Grain Free Porridge and Avo on Gluten Free Rice Toast are breakfast staples for me and you can't go past their Balinese curry, Jukut Ulab (traditional green bean and coconut salad) and Coconut Crusted Mahi Mahi (seriously, yum overload). Their juices are great too! The menu has heaps of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options all clearly marked. It’s about halfway down Jalan Hanoman, next to a crystal shop. Put it on your must-go-in-Ubud list – I promise you’ll want to go back again and again.
Dayu's Warug - 28 Jalan Sugriwa
Another one of my all time favourite places to eat, Dayu's Warung (on Jalan Sugriwa) serves up super delish, healthy food for seriously small prices. It's run by a local woman who was inspired to start cooking healthy food after she noticed her baby daughter wasn’t reaching developmental milestones as she should. The whole menu is gluten-free and has lots of options for vegans and vegetarians as well as dishes with fish. The cakes are next-level-amazing (think Banana Chai, Choc Zucchini and Carrot Cake). You can also get Jamu (traditional Balinese healing drink made with turmeric) and Coconut Kefir here. It's the only place I've ever eaten bright purple sweet potato! Try the Pumpkin Tempeh Lasagne and the Coconut Vegies Sandwich and be sure to leave room for dessert.
Yellow Flower Cafe - Campuhan Steps
The Sunday buffet at Yellow Flower is not to be missed - it's the perfect place to sample tasty and healthy Balinese food. Book ahead so you get a table. At all you can eat for about $7.50 Australian, you can't go wrong! They also serve non-buffet (and delish!) breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. To get there you'll need to go to the top of the Campuhan Steps and turn right (there's a sign) take a torch to light your way if it's after dark! Yellow Flower is locally owned - so much love is poured into the menu. They are open for breakfast, luch, and dinner every day.
The Seeds of Life - 2 Jalan Goutama
A raw food and hebal elixir café on Jalan Goutama, you’ll find teas and tonics for every ailment as well as yummy juices and smoothies and amazinf raw treats (the Raw Carrot Cake is a winner!). I loved the Chia Pudding, Granola and Coconut Yoghurt for breakfast from Seeds of Life. It’s a little pricier than some of the other places (think $4 for a smoothie and $5 for a clice of cake) but still cheap! Heaven for raw food enthusiasts.
Juice Ja - Jalan Dewi Sita
I am not kidding when I say the Almond Butter at Juice Ja is the best thing ever. They have juices, wheatgrass shots, and salads for cheap prices – the perfect stop for an afternoon pick-me-up while you explore the streets of Ubud.
Located on A nice 15 minute stroll through the rice paddies will get you to Sari Organik. They do yummy salads and juices, mostly made with fruit and veggies grown in their own organic garden. A lovely place to escape the busyness of central Ubud.
For a more upmarket healthy foodie experience, I highly recommend the 7 course raw vegan degustation at Fivelements. Both times I’ve been there the food has been different and always delish. The setting is beautiful too - it's about a 20 minutes cab ride from central Ubud. Perfect for a special occasion or a chilled romantic date-night.
Locavore - Jalan Dewi Sita
Another upmarket option for a special evening out and the best food I've ever had, hands down. I highly recommend the 9 course degustation. All the food is locally sourced and super fresh. Put it on your must go list for Bali!
Just in case you can’t be bothered reading my other post, my other top tips for healthy places to eat in Ubud are:
There you have it! Next Monday I’ll be sharing my favourite Bali yoga studios. Too have all my top tips delivered straight to your inbox, make sure you sign up for my newsletter!
Lots of love,