Your Vegan Food Guide to Ubud

by tanlinesandtempeh

First of all, if you’re a vegan coming to Ubud (same in Canggu, check out my blog post on that here), don’t you worry! Even if you’re just strolling the streets around Jalan Hanoman, chances are high that you’ll end up in a restaurant or café with plenty of vegan options. Still, there are some places that I’d definitely recommend you go to! Check out this vegan food guide to Ubud.

Since I didn’t spend more than 3 days in Ubud (+ a couple of day trips), I wasn’t able to visit the places multiple times. Seeds of Life is the only restaurant I went to more than once. So if I’m recommending more than one food choice, it’s because the lovely Zuska (check her out here), who lived in Ubud for a month, gave me tips on what to order.

Seeds of Life

Trust me when I say you need a dessert from Seeds of Life in your life. This lovely place is located on Jalan Gaotama, so right in the center of Ubud. It has a homely feel to it and you’ll be provided with complimentary water for the duration of your stay. They have nice snacks as well (I tried Tempeh Satay Bites and Veggies with Dips) but the desserts are what sold it for me.

The Tempeh Satay Bites

Veggie Sticks with Dips

Recommendation: honestly, anything from their dessert cabinet probably, but their caramel banana cake is the one thing you have to try – it’s the best cake you’ll ever eat!

THE banana caramel cake!

Another good choice: Marzipan Shortbread

Soma Café

Soma Café is located on Jalan Gaotama as well. Enjoy some dinner in their beautiful location while listening to meditative music. Their food was absolutely amazing and I wish I would’ve been able to go there more often to try more of their delicious foods.

My dessert was amazing as well

Recommendation: Grilled Tempeh Sandwich (Change cheddar cheese to cashew cheese)

Do yourself a favor and get the sandwich with cheddar cheese!

Zest

Zest is more expensive than the other places I’m recommending but apparently the shit. I met a friend of the owner in Canggu. Zest is a place “powered by plants” and became successful completely without spending money on marketing. It is located a little bit outside of the city center up a hill.

Inside of Zest

Definitely make a reservation! We were able to get a table without having one but all the nice ones were reserved. And there are some really nice tables to sit at. My main course was amazing but the dessert (brownie in a glass) was a letdown for me.

Recommendation: Nasi Campur

Plant powered Nasi Campur

KAFE

A nice comfortable place located on Jalan Hanoman. Nothing extraordinary but they have good vegan options on their menu. I had the Tempeh Cashew Curry which I enjoyed a lot.

Enjoying time with friends at KAFE

Recommendation: Tempeh Cashew Curry, Vietnamese rolls (according to Zuska)

Clear Café

Honestly not the best option for vegan food. My food was amazing, there are just not as many options as in other places. However, their location is absolutely amazing – great architecture and a pole you can slide down on after having your food upstairs. It’s just an overall cool experience!

The entrance of Clear Café

Recommendation: Nasi Campur

Nasi Campur again

If you happen to be in Ubud, make sure to check these places and let me know how you liked them! (Same applies if you’ve already been)

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