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The Best Vegan Food in Canggu, Bali

9 Dec 2017

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A holiday in Bali isn't complete unless you're swept away on a food adventure that takes you to unique places and sets your taste buds on a journey into Bali's emerging plant-based food scene.

Lush rice terraces of Bali

Lush rice terraces of Bali

Whether you're looking to bask under the glorious Indonesian sun or just feast and party with friends, Bali's the perfect destination. And Canggu in Bali is the Indonesian version of the Mexican beach town of Tulum, laid-back and subtle yet super chic and fun. It's also Bali's go-to destination for amazing plant-based dishes.

Canggu, in the south-west of Bali, is a coastal area with a more relaxed vibe than its partying neighbors Kuta or Seminyak, and it attracts foodies from all over the world looking to dive into the vast array of plant-based dishes on the local restaurants' menus.

Nourishment Bowls

Think plant-based. If you're in Bali over the holidays, there couldn't be a better regimen to keep you feeling and looking your prime so you can stay fueled and active for long days on the beach and big nights out with friends. We visited some of the best new cafes and restaurants to see what they're doing around plant-based food and put together an amazing list of our favorites.

#1 SWEET POTATO GNOCCHI FROM THE SHADY SHACK

Sweet Potato Gnocchi (vegan)

Sweet Potato Gnocchi (vegan)

From the sweet little morsels of gnocchi to the luscious creamy sauce and gloriously green kale, this dish is one not to miss. The lovely hint of citrus in the cashew sauce and drizzle of fresh lemon juice over the top really makes this delightful dish come alive.

Bright and open interior of the Shady Shack

Bright and open interior of The Shady Shack

Not a bad way to relax and enjoy the extensive plant-based menu while at Shady Shack on a sunny afternoon!

Check out other dishes and reviews of The Shady Shack.

The Shady Shack, Jl. Tanah Barak 53 Badung, Bali

#2 RAW ZUCCHINI SPAGHETTI FROM NUDE CANGGU

Raw Zucchini Spaghetti (vegan)

Raw Zucchini Spaghetti (vegan)

What did the world do before zucchini spaghetti? This fresh take on pasta comes loaded with a smooth and creamy coconut and mushroom sauce. A sprinkling of nut parmesan and fresh dill enhances the tasty flavors of this plant-based meal. Mix it up by adding vegan "meatballs" or opting for the richer tasting sun-dried tomato sauce.

Other delectable plant-based dishes at Nude Canggu

Other delectable plant-based dishes at Nude Canggu

Needless to say, you'll have to visit Nude Canggu several times to try all their options. But with their friendly staff and pleasant outdoor setting, we don't think you'll be complaining.

Check out other dishes and reviews of Nude Canggu.

Nude Canggu, Jl. Raya Pantai Berawa 33 Badung, Bali

#3 SMOOTHIE BOWLS FROM CAFE ORGANIC

Naga Dragon Smoothie Bowl (vegetarian)

Naga Dragon Smoothie Bowl (vegetarian)

So pretty you feel guilty for eating it. The selection of smoothie bowls from Cafe Organic could pass as works of art. Choosing off their menu of various vegan and vegetarian-friendly plant-based foods is the hardest thing you'll have to do on your holiday.

Enjoying the refreshing fruit juice at Cafe Organic

Enjoying the refreshing fruit juice at Cafe Organic

Check out other dishes and reviews of Cafe Organic.

Cafe Organic, Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong.58 Canggu Badung, Bali

#4 JACKFRUIT TACOS FROM THE SHADY SHACK

Jackfruit Tacos

Jackfruit Tacos (vegan)

We couldn't resist heading back for some peace and tranquility and these amazing Jackfruit Tacos at Shady Shack. The marinated jackfruit gives the filling in these intriguing tacos a tender, juicy texture while the delicate salsa combines with sweet corn, fresh coriander, zingy red cabbage and juicy jalapenos to make this vibrant dish a big hit.

Serving up plates of delicious plant-based food at The Shady Shack

Serving up plates of delicious plant-based food at The Shady Shack

Check out other dishes and reviews of The Shady Shack.

The Shady Shack, Jl. Tanah Barak 53 Badung, Bali

#5 TOFU BANH MI FROM BANH MI & BEANS

Tofu Banh Mi (vegan)

Tofu Banh Mi (vegan)

Think of the freshly baked baguette as a vessel to showcase amazingly fresh plant-based ingredients like marinated tofu, Vietnamese pickles, hot chili peppers, refreshing cucumber and a scattering of herbs. This sandwich is unreal!

Tantalizing array of freshly squeezed fruit juice at Banh Mi & Beans

Tantalizing array of freshly squeezed fruit juice at Banh Mi & Beans

When it comes to Vietnamese food, Banh Mi & Beans is the place to visit. With a very limited menu, the staff here focuses on quality over quantity and scores highly for their brilliant take on traditional Vietnamese food.

Check out other dishes and reviews of Banh Mi & Beans.

Banh Mi & Beans, Jl. Raya Semat 30 Badung, Bali

#6 LANCE LASAGNA FROM PELOTON SUPERSHOP

Lance Lasagna (vegan)

Lance Lasagna (vegan)

Cashew bechamel sauce, earthy roasted vegetables and plenty of napolitana sauce - the Lance Lasagna from Peloton is like no other lasagna you've tasted. This hearty meal of layered zucchini, eggplant, carrot, and mushrooms is a hungry stomach's best friend

Indulge your sweet tooth with guilt-free vegan desserts at Peloton Supershop

Indulge your sweet tooth with guilt-free vegan desserts at Peloton Supershop

A great dish to devour as you sit back to enjoy classic hip-hop and soak in the lively and beautiful crowd the Peloton attracts.

Check out other dishes and reviews of Peloton Supershop.

Peloton Supershop, Jl. Raya Pantai Berawa 46 Badung, Bali

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So pack your bags and get excited; Canggu and the rest of Bali awaits you. Have fun seeking out the area's top plant-based dishes and love yourself for making your holiday part of your conscious lifestyle choices.

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@lou profile image
lou2 YEARS AGO
Love how affordable these foods are in Bali, the same things are definitely a lot more pricey here in Singapore!
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@fulfilling profile image
fulfilling2 YEARS AGO
Any hotel to recommend where these restaurants are located?
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@vikas profile image
vikas2 YEARS AGO
@fulfilling yes in Canggu check out The Slow and also Hotel Tugu. Both are near most of these restaurants in Canggu! There are plenty of great places to stay for every budget.
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@hownowbrownkow profile image
hownowbrownkow2 YEARS AGO
Went to Bali last month and this guide helped me out! The Shady Shack was amazing 😍
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@lou profile image
lou2 YEARS AGO
#throwback! this makes me want to go back to Bali 😍
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