Where to Find Healthy Food for Clean Eating in Gianyar
If you have never traveled to Bali before, you may wonder whether or not you can find healthy, minimally processed, organic food to keep you and your loved ones healthy throughout the holiday.
The good news is that Bali is one of the few places in Indonesia that has a great diversity of healthy restaurants and cafes. You will always find something new to try, while still maintaining a healthy diet and living.
Here are some of our top picks for healthy restaurants and cafes in Gianyar.
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1. Earth Cafe & Market
No other restaurant is more enthusiastic about vegan Mediterranean food than Ubud’s one and only Earth Cafe & Market. They return to the basics: a place that caters to the needs of their guests provides jobs for passionate cooks and promotes sustainable food production.
The restaurant specializes in macrobiotic cuisine, a food composition concept that was developed by Zen Buddhism, revived in the 60s and popularized today as one possible answer to preparing a balanced dish. Enjoy the exquisite taste of greens, bean-based proteins, and complex carbohydrates. Your body will thank you for it.
Address: Jl. Goutama Selatan, Ubud
Opening hours: Daily, 7:00 – 22:00
2. Bali Buda Café, Shop & Home Delivery
Bali Buda has elements of several businesses: a bakery, a vegetarian cafe, and a food supplier. If only one word is allowed to be used to describe Bali Buda, it is transparency. The owners won’t hesitate to tell you, through their website, from which farm the raw ingredients have been sourced.
They take pride in associating their raw ingredients with the Bali Organic Association certificate. This means that the healthy elements of the raw ingredients are carried over to their baked goods and healthy snacks. Indulge yourself in their special date cookies, raisin scones, crunchy-hippie snacks and gluten-free pizza, in this modern quirky low light eatery.
Address: Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud
Opening hours: Daily, 7:00 – 22:00
3. Juice Ja Cafe
The previous two restaurants are proud to serve their predominantly vegan options. However, a dish with animal products can still be considered healthy given that it is sourced from ethical farms. Unsurprisingly, this is what Juice Ja Cafe does.
Cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juice are their specialties, but it’s not all just juice. The menu in this cafe and restaurant can be considered to be expansive – curious and loves to explore, so to speak. You can find Mediterranean salads, Manuka honey (from New Zealand), crepes, wraps, sandwiches, fresh coconuts, and many pure vegan options, that also cater to unique ovo-vegetarians and organic fusion lovers.
Address: Jl. Suweta No.42, Ubud
Opening times: Daily, 8:00 – 20:00
4. Ubud Organic Market
This is technically not a restaurant or a cafe, but it is still a place where you can find healthy food and snacks to take back to your accommodation.
Ubud Organic Market had its simple beginnings. There were growers and sellers who were a little different from most conventional farmers. They thought ahead and considered the well-being of future generations; they were visionaries, and they were sick of selling to people who only care about price and not quality.
But when buyers and sellers share a common vision, a beautiful market is created – Ubud Organic Market was born. Today, this weekly market is comprised of organic producers of soap nuts, vegetables, soy milk, jams, artisan bread, seedlings, and natural chemical-free beauty products.
Address: Jl. Raya Pengosekan, MAS, Ubud
Opening times: Saturdays, 9:00 – 14:00
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