Vegan in Ubud – Your Vegan Food Guide to Ubud

by Katja Kaven
Vegan in Ubud

First of all, if you’re a vegan in Ubud (same in Canggu, check out my blog post on that here), don’t you worry! Even if you’re just strolling through the streets around Jalan Hanoman, chances are high that you’ll end up in one of many vegan restaurants in Ubud. 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.

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Seeds of Life – vegan cafe in Ubud

Trust me when I say you need a dessert from Seeds of Life in your life. This lovely place is located on Jalan Gaotama, right in the center of Ubud. Moreover, 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.

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!

Banana caramel cake - the best vegan dessert in Ubud
THE banana caramel cake!
Marzipan shortbread; vegan dessert in Ubud
Another good choice: marzipan shortbread

Soma Cafe – great vegan food in Ubud

Soma Cafe is located on Jalan Gaotama as well. Enjoy some dinner in their beautiful location while listening to meditative music. Honestly, 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.

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

Zest – vegan restaurant in Ubud

Zest is more expensive than the other places I’m recommending but apparently the place to go. I met a friend of the owner in Canggu. In summary, 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.

Vegan restaurant in Ubud
Don’t skip Zest as a vegan in Ubud!

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. As for the food, my main course was amazing but the dessert (brownie in a glass) was a letdown for me.

Recommendation: Nasi Campur

Check out this great plant powered Nasi Campur when being vegan in Ubud
Plant powered Nasi Campur


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.

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

Not the best but definitely a good option for being vegan in Ubud
Hanging out at KAFE

Clear Café

Honestly not the best option for vegan food. Generally, 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. Therefore, it’s just an overall cool experience!

Recommendation: Nasi Campur

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). Also, feel free to message me with any questions or tag me if you try out any of these places for being vegan in Ubud!

Tip: If you’d like to keep up with my life after traveling, follow me on Instagram here.

Check out more of my vegan food guides! I got guides on CangguNew ZealandQueenstownEast Coast AustraliaByron BayHobartthe PhilippinesVietnamthe Ha Giang LoopCambodia, Thailand and Alicante.

For more blog posts helping you plan your time in Bali, check out these: The Secret Garden of Sambangan (as a solo traveler)Your Day Trip to Tanah Lot. Ten Days of Traveling BaliYour vegan food guide to Ubud10 Things to do in and around UbudMy first weeks in Bali.

Planning on going to the Nusa Islands? Check out my guides on how to explore Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan by foot and the best places on Nusa Penida.

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