As the Balinese farmers prepare the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, many restaurants integrate the Balinese ceremonial approach to food and life. While preparing the food, the Balinese pray and bless the food in a loving, devotional offering, an integral part of Balinese Hinduism. This really takes the level of foodgasms to an entirely new level and you will find your body savoring every bite of the love infused meals presented to you, never wanting it to end! Ubud is most travelers’ favorite place to go and experience the food revolution taking place in Bali, also known as the ‘culinary capital of Bali’, and you can check out a list of the top Ubud healthy restaurants here.
However, there are many more beautiful, authentic cafes all over the island where you can find delicious, organic food to help you maintain your clean and healthy eating habits during your stay. Here are our favourite spots for healthy eating in Bali.
Top Restaurants for Healthy Eating in Bali
Apart from the classical Nasi or Mie Goreng most people still think of when it comes to Indonesian dishes the archipelago’s cuisine has so much more to offer and over the past years especially Bali has become the country’s Mecca for conscious foodies who appreciate a wholesome and nutritious lifestyle. Our guide for healthy eating in Bali features a selection of our favorite restaurants and cafes for Bali organic food, from authentic warungs to the latest detox trends with green, vegan and vegetarian (super) food:
The Smoothie Shop Juice & Breakfast Bar in Mandala Village
Jalan pantai Balangan, 99 - Banjar Cengiling, Jimbaran
Located at Mandala Village, a healthy lifestyle resort also lodging the spiritual Padma Yoga Studio which overlooks beautiful Belangan Beach, the Smoothie Shop Juice & Breakfast Bar has lately become known as the foodie spot on the Bukit Peninsula. Their smoothie bowls, home roasted granola, wholesome sandwiches, energy balls, juices, and raw delights (amongst much more) are made of fresh, Bali organic food produces by local farmers and completely free from any GMO’s, artificial flavors, colorings, sweeteners, or synthetic supplements and include many vegan options. Open daily from 8am to 3:30pm it is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or simply a cup of great, mildly roasted coffee to be enjoyed with friends on their cozy terrace listening to relaxing chill out music.
Matcha Cafe Bali
Jl. Pantai Berawa 99 – Canggu 80361
As the name already suggests, this cozy neighborhood cafe serves a great line of matcha green tea beverages which is complemented by a large selection of healthy, often gluten-free or refined sugar-free and vegan dishes. Exceeding the standard healthy eating in Bali menu by far it basically is the ideal spot for all craving Bali organic food options in Canggu at any time of the day. Opening as early as 7:30am it offers delicious wholesome breakfast options for before or after your first surf session at Berawa Beach. For those who work out at the near cross-fit during the day it holds amazing lunch or snack varieties such as the Macrobiotic Rainbow Bowl or a variety of Plant Based Protein Shakes and you can finish the day with vegan Gnocchis or a light, seasonal soup served with homemade sour dough or gluten-free bread.
Jln. Hanoman, Ubud
First up is Kafe, mostly due to its homely, timeless ambience; Kafe is an Ubud institution. Located in central Ubud, for over 10 years Kafe has provided healthy world cuisine dishes with a wide variety of vegan and vegetarian options to Ubud locals and travelers. Open from 7am until 11pm, Kafe serves up real artisan coffee with a KICK, scrummy breakfasts, soups, curries, salads, desserts as well as knock out superfood smoothies and cleansing juices. Kafe is also great for kids and the whole family.
Jl. Pantai Berawa | Before the corner with Raya Semat, Canggu 80361
Located along Berawa’s popular strip, Nüde is a crowd favourite pleasing Bali organic foodies, surfers, yogis, holiday makers, and digital nomads alike. Open every day from 7am to 10pm serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner it definitely is one of the healthy eating in Bali hotspots with a great variety of raw and vegetarian to vegan options such as the tangy papaya roll, protein salad or smashed pumpkin. But savory delicacies like the grilled beef tenderloin, slow roasted pork or teriyaki salmon make meat- and fish-lovers equally happy. For those with a sweet tooth we recommend the Mindful Munchies, homemade plant based treats. Apart from the extensive menu it’s super friendly staff and the cozy interior in the typical stylish and hipsteresque local Bali chique make a visit worthwhile over and over again.
Jl. Hanoman No.8, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Ubud
In the sometimes hectic, touristic streets of Ubud, Clear Café is the perfect allrounder chill place with sofas and cushions on two intertwined bright yet sun-shaded floors. Open daily from 8am to 11pm you can enjoy not only delicious and healthy but also organic Bali food all day long made of produces from local farmers from all over the island. The menu is such a well-chosen, versatile mix of favourites from Indonesia and Thailand all the way to Middle East, Mexico and even Japan that it is hard to believe that one could leave this place not feeling absolutely delighted. And what’s best: If you find it difficult to buy fresh tropical fruit that taste like you know they should, Clear does door to door delivery as well with goods straight from the farmers bought only when the fruit are perfectly ripe.
The Seeds of Life Cafe
2 Jalan Gootama, Ubud
Anyone who is into healthy eating in Bali will sooner or later come across the concept and benefits of raw food. And whoever starts exploring this idea further will surely at some point travel to Ubud where it will then be hard to miss the Seeds of Life Cafe which we should actually most accurately present as the Seeds of Life Raw Food Cafe Bali and Taiost Tonic Bar. This serene, inspiring, and creative spot is derived from the Raw Food Academy (equally in Ubud), where a combination of healing arts and the world of vibrant living foods is taught by connecting raw living foods, yoga and holographic kinetics. Students from all over come here to learn from a team that holds over 40 years of experience through professional raw food chef certifications, trainings, and retreats.
The cafe serves a huge variety of extravagant delights – from fresh organic juices, super food smoothies and bowls, raw warmed pizzas, sprouted seeded hummus, Malaysian laksa, or Korean Hobak kimchi rolls to yummy deserts such as soft centred-tonic-herb filled chocolates, papaya crepes, and cordyceps extract powder brownies with coconut ice-cream or kefir – all raw and vegan of course. While at the bar you can find invigorating, delicious drinks that support optimum health from the Indonesian, ayurvedic, and the Chinese Taoist herbal systems. All ingredients are made from most vibrant organic produce grown in the rich volcanic soils of the Ubud mountains and fresh picked daily.
Jalan Desa Sawangan, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
NUTRIO, is the food and beverage program of REVIVO, a new Spa and wellness retreat center in Nusa Dua. The NUTRIO program is composed of a restaurant, “NU”, a Bar, “TRI”, and a pool side lounge, “O”. Each concept believes in a simple philosophy - fresh, wholesome, organic and balanced.
The menu has been carefully designed by REVIVO’s creative nutritionist chef Aliwalu and offers a selection of healthy gourmet recipes made with seasonal ingredients, adapted to each guest’s diet and nutritional needs. The focus is on high protein dishes, which have a balanced amount of healthy fats, are low in carbs and free from gluten - with a Balinese twist. Using the finest organic ingredients, REVIVO supports local farmers, sustainable agriculture and environmentally friendly products. There are no additives, preservatives or refined or processed ingredients in any of the dishes.
Sayuri Healing Café & Academy
JL Sukma kesuma no 2 , Br Tebesaya – Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571
Everyone has a unique gift -- something that is just undeniably "you". It is in community that we come to fully embrace and share our calling.
Sayuri Healing Food Café & Academy is a community space, a space for everybody to be what they are, just themselves. The food they provide in the café is raw-living, gluten-free & simple cooked plant-based food with ethical organic resource where possible.
The Sayuri Healing Food Academy offers ongoing un-cooking & yoga classes and many other “sharing” events to expand creativities to remind everybody that we are the fountain of potential. One example is their Raw Food Chef Training, a course which combines raw cuisine knowledge with traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic attempt.
Genius Café Vision
Medahan, Blahbatuh, Gianyar, Bali 80581
Open 7 days a week Genius Cafe Vision is a health food hub with many surprises. Building upon the success of their widely known Genius Café in Sanur, this second location opened its doors inside Vision Villa Resort, the ultimate retreat destination in Gianyar, East Bali.
Genius Café Vision features locally crafted and organic-sourced whole foods, as well as a signature drinks menu. It also functions as a hub for wellness travelers, entrepreneurs and digital nomads as well as an event location. Its lively, welcoming and healthy vibe makes it the place to connect with people from all walks of life.
Their deliciously colourful menu is crafted by Chef Cynthia Louise, whose clean-cooked, raw food has been described as “delectable wellness exemplified”. Their drinks are designed by drinks alchemist Kittea Ukkola, whose mixtures include locally-grown herbs, superfoods and essential oils, combined with herbal tonics and house-infused alcohols, which taste as incredible as they sound.
Jalan Gautama, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80515
"Be the change we want to see in the world" Ghandi - starting with our food. SOMA, a community gathering space situated in the large garden in antique wood houses at Jalan Gautama in the centre of Ubud is the perfect place for all day lounging, having a big group meal in the garden, or an intimate date upstairs in the wooden house. SOMA is sharing their passion for the alchemy of nature's gifts with the freshest, local organic foods, full of life force and love! The food is designed to provide sustenance that will support your body to living in your true essence and aligning it with your soul's purpose. The dishes range from raw or live food, to beautiful vegetarian dishes with cheese and egg options as well as fresh local fish. In the main dining area is a piano and multiple instruments. Most evenings you can enjoy live music and even come sing along.
Bali Vegan Festival
2018 Dates: Ubud 5-7 Oct. | Canggu 12-14 Oct
It all started in 2015 with the idea of creating a venue to inform people about how to nourish the body and soul through organic, plant-based food to cultivate a healthy and cruelty-free lifestyle. Ever since the Bali Vegan Festival has become a true, annual institution when it comes to Bali organic food. For three days food stalls, a local marketplace, hands-on expert talks, craft workshops, cooking demos, community discussions and yoga, meditation classes, concerts, films, and documentaries are set-up in both Ubud and Canggu featuring food and drinks from restaurants across Bali and beyond. There are many activities for families and kids as the goal is to give each participant the keys to a healthier, compassionate, and ethical lifestyle which especially means to educate the next generation on organic, macrobiotic, raw, and vegan food options. The festival is not only open to vegans, but also to vegan-curious, vegetarians, flexitarians, omnivores or those who simply look for healthy eating in Bali and want to get inspired.
Whether you want to detox in Bali on an endless supply of fresh juices and made from locally grown, organic produce... or sit in the rice fields eating roasted duck and local Nasi Campur, or even take a cooking course to learn about Balinese cuisine, Bali is a foodie’s heaven and has a way of making you fall in love with food in a way you never knew possible.