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12 best restaurants with healthy food in Ubud

food in Ubud

If you’re looking for the best food in Ubud, you won’t have to look long.

With Bali’s most famous babi guling warung and two of Indonesia’s top fine-dining restaurants, you’ll be spoiled for choices. In Ubud, you’ll find a diverse food scene, offering everything from gourmet to vegan options.

It’s so diverse that Ubud introduced me to whole new categories of food. I’ve made friends with Ayurvedic dishes, tasted fresh raw food, learned about macrobiotic diets and felt how they have affected my body and state of mind positively.

Ubud is a great place to stay if you’re looking for healthy meals and inspiration for delicious new recipes. Personally, I’ve never been to a place – if we don’t count Thailand – where I basically want to order everything on the menu. Seeing as I am one picky lady, that says a lot.

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Where to find the best food in Ubud

Raw food
healthy food, Ubud, Bali

Best restaurant: Alchemy

Raw food is uncooked, unprocessed foods. A raw food diet does not contain homogenised, pasteurised or produced products with the use of synthetic pesticides and chemical food additives. In other words – it must be organic, raw and free of chemicals.

Vegetarian food
Healthy food, Ubud, Bali

Best restaurant: Sage

Vegetarian food  does not include meat or animal tissue products. To get the protein needed, vegetarian meals often include beans, tofu, tempeh and chickpeas. As I’ve recently learned, Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines have some great vegetarian dishes!

Vegan food
Ubud food

Best restaurant: Siboghana Waroeng

Vegan food is the same as vegetarian food only it contains no animal-derived foods or products. This means no dairy and eggs. Anything eatable that derives from an animal is no-no.

Macrobiotic food
Healthy food, Ubud, Bali

Best restaurant: Down to Earth

Macrobiotic food consists of grains and vegetables, avoiding the use of highly processed or refined foods. The main idea is that this diet affects health, well-being and happiness. A macrobiotic diet has often been suggested to help cancer patients although there is no scientific evidence to support such recommendations.

Healthy food and drinks

Bali is a paradise if you follow a vegan, vegetarian, conscious living, and yogic lifestyle. The food here is not only nourishing and wholesome but also fresh, organic and innovative. What’s more, you get to enjoy it in naturally beautiful settings that add to the overall experience.

Food in Ubud is not the only delicious thing on the menu card. Healthy drinks are also easily available in the form of organic vegetable & fruit shakes and a wide selection of homegrown Balinese coffee.

In Ubud, you can find a vegetable or fruit drink for almost every desire – at Down to Earth they have drinks for abdominal pain, cough, young skin, anxious ease, party detox, and the list just keeps going.

In the nearby villages, you'll find the well-known Java coffee and highly expensive Luwak coffee also referred to as Civet Coffee, which is made from coffee beans digested by a civet. Don't order it, though. It's produced by civets held in inhumane and horrible conditions.
Ubud food
Vitamin booster juice with fresh bamboo straw

How much does food in Ubud cost?

In general, you can expect to pay around $6-8 per meal in Ubud. If you’re on a budget, you’ll find the lowest prices at the Warungs.

Warungs are small family-run restaurants that serve local cuisine. They can be found all over town, and you’ll never pay more than a couple of dollars for dinner.

Healthy restaurants

Ubud is a haven for the health-conscious, spiritual-inclined, and inner-peace-seeking crowd, like yours truly. If you’re into wellness spas and yoga retreats, Ubud is the perfect place to go.

In addition, dozens of healthy and vegan restaurants serve top-notch all-natural, local food. With fresh seafood, chemical-free meat, and lots of organic fruits and vegetables available, Ubud boasts its own distinctive “green” cuisine.

Bali is currently undergoing an organic growing revolution. Local farmers are becoming increasingly conscious of the impact and costs of using harmful chemicals, so they’re returning to their traditional roots and farming techniques.

That’s why you’ll see so many exotic and healing fruits and vegetables available at incredibly affordable prices in Ubud and the rest of Bali.

Healthy food, Ubud, Bali
Fresh fruit with a volcano view

Ubud food tour

If you’re planning a trip to Ubud and want to really dive into the cuisine, then you may be interested in going on a food tour or taking a cooking class.

I think it’s the best way to get to know a new cuisine and also the culture in the country you’re visiting.

This tour is the most popular food tour in Ubud. It has 5 out of 5 stars with 150 positive reviews. You’ll go to a local market and then cook typical Balinese dishes that you get to eat afterwards. Check the rates here.

If you’d rather explore with a guide than do the cooking yourself, take a half or full-day authentic Ubud food tour with a local guide for $37.

food in Ubud
Ubud food guide

Indonesian dishes to try

Food in Ubud is super-delicious. Especially if you have an unconditional love for rice since it’s the most common staple food across the islands and all of Southeast Asia.

These are some of the dishes you should try in Ubud:

Trendy food

  • Buddha bowl
  • Smoothie
  • Smoothie bowl
  • Healthy juice with fresh fruit, veggies or berries
  • Yogurt bowl

Indonesian food

  • Nasi Goreng (fried rice with meat, vegetables and eggs)
  • Mie Goreng (fried noodles with vegetables and/or without meat).
  • Nasi Campur (the Balinese version of thali consisting of rice, small vegetable, tempeh, and tofu dishes with a spicy sambal)
  • Satay (skewered and grilled meat with peanut sauce)
  • Sambal (a chili-based sauce)
  • Gado-gado (salad with hard-boiled eggs, boiled potato, fried tofu and tempeh, and lontong, served with peanut sauce)
  • Tempeh (fermented soybeans with lots of protein)
Ubud food
The best ubud food

12 best restaurants in Ubud

There’s a wide range of restaurants in Ubud and every one I’ve been to has been top-notch! These 12 are my favourites and they have food for every taste buds.

Almost all restaurants in Ubud have free WiFi so you’ll have no problems getting online during your visit.

1. Clear café Bali

With its temple-like interior, tranquil setting and a menu full of enticing elixirs, Clear cafe is one of the best places to indulge in raw food, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes. 

I loved the food, but it’s also such a beautiful restaurant!

Find it here (Google Maps)

Ubud food

2. Down to Earth

Down to Earth is my favourite cafe in Ubud – it’s the perfect place for a great meal!

Everything about this vegetarian restaurant is so thought through from the macrobiotic chef and all organic, delicious food to only using local organic farm supplies and supporting the community.

The meals are exceptionally tasty and beautifully presented, plus the attentive staff makes this the best Ubud restaurant. I give it 10 out of 10 stars.

Healthy food, Ubud, Bali
Raw food burrito and humus (minus the sweet potato chips)

3. Alchemy

Alchemy is a raw food vegan cafe offering delicious organic meals, raw chocolate and amazing garden surroundings.

It’s the perfect spot to taste enormous superfood salads or all-day smoothie bowls – their raw food goodness is unmatched.

While you’re there, try the sugar-free ice cream Bounty bars – it’s amazing!

Find it here (Google Maps)

4. Bibianu cafe

Right across from Ubud Monkey Forest, you’ll find Bibianu. I found this great restaurant by coincident when I came out from the Monkey Forest, and it was a great place to have lunch.

Bibianu is a small cafe with view of the rice fields and there’s a cute little turtle in the pond right next to where you eat. You can find both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals here.

Find it here (Google Maps)

healthy food, Ubud, Bali
Goat cheese ravioli

5. Dumbo

For the best pizza in Ubud (and possibly all of Bali), head to Dumbo, a modern Italian restaurant focused on vegetarian and earth-friendly creations.

Located alongside its sister restaurant, The Elephant, Dumbo offers delicious, great food that’s sure to satisfy.

On Fridays, be sure to join the Vinyl nights and select your own soundtrack for the evening.

Find it here (Google Maps)

6. Ely’s Kitchen Ubud

Tucked away in the Adiwana Unagi Suites, Ely’s Kitchen is a hidden gem that you should visit! With its rustic yet tropical ambiance and impressive international menu, you’ll find plenty of delicious dishes and quality food here.

Try their famous Nasi Goreng or explore dishes inspired by the most picturesque locations in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand.

From Thai seafood curry to Tom Yum Talay, beef pho, and sate ayam, each dish is carefully crafted with exceptional attention to detail.

Find it here (Google Maps)

7. Mudra

Mudra is an Ayurvedic café that caters to conscious foodies.

The menu offers enlightened lunches and vegan treats, which pair perfectly with the outstanding small-batch coffee and a selection of healthy leaf and kombucha teas.

Try the delicious dragon bowls or fresh Poke Poke for lunch.

All of this is served up in a laid-back, cozy interior adorned with feel-good knick-knacks and awesome artwork.

Find it here (Google Maps)

food in Ubud

8. KAFE

KAFE, located just off of Jalan Hanoman in downtown Ubud, strikes a balance between a tropical canteen and a New York-style bistro.

This adorable spot is perfect for breakfast, lunch, and light meals. The menu features an array of vegetarian and vegan options along with a few meaty appearances.

Find it here (Google Maps)

9. Taksu terrace restaurant

This place…. I went here almost every day while I was in Ubud because they offer the best massage in Bali! The healthy food served in lush greenery tastes just a little better after a massage. I can attest to that.

Go here for the vegan and vegetarian food. There are loads of choices!

Find it here (Google Maps)

Ubud food

10. Honey & Smoke

With a breezy 1920s-style interiors and travel-inspired interior, Honey & Smoke is one of a kind.

The restaurant is all about smoky flavours through cooking over charcoal and wood fire, and you’ll get some of the best dishes in Ubud here.

While they do offer grilled meats, Honey & Smoke’s menu features creative dishes from around the world, such as grilled scallops with chili butter, and sumac, and eight-hour slow-roasted lamb neck.

Find it here (Google Maps)

11. Warung Babi Guling Ibu Oka 

If you’re a meat lover, you’ll love this place.

Warung Babi Guling Ibu Oka is a legendary local restaurant in Ubud. It’s famous for its babi guling, the traditional Balinese dish of whole roast pork.

Conveniently located across from the Saren Royal Palace, this warung (traditional restaurant) is a must-try for lunch while you’re in Ubud.

Find it here (Google Maps)

food in Ubud

12. Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique

If you like fine dining, a visit to Ubud is not complete without eating at Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique.

This iconic fine-diner has topped the gastronomy list for over 20 years, and with a new menu and refined air-conditioned dining experience, now is the best time to visit.

You can get two six-course menus here – a seasons French-cuisine menu and a vegetarian Botanicals.

Find it here (Google Maps)

Food in bali

Eating fair, green and well

Ubud has something for everyone, but even though there were plenty of options, I found myself eating vegetarian food only at these best Ubud restaurants.

It simply tasted amazing and although I eat meat, the fresh Balinese dishes were so fantastic that I didn’t miss it one bit during my month there.

Combining the food in Ubud with a bit of soul-searching, daily yoga & meditation classes and adventures in Bali is the perfect way do enjoy your holiday. It’s one of the best things you can do for yourself.

healthy food, Ubud, Bali
Raw food salad with chai latte made of cashew nut milk

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24 Comments

    1. Then you would love Ubud! Did you visit during your trip to Bali? Ubud is without doubt the healthiest food town I’ve been to so far and there’s such a large selection for everyone.

  1. I have been to Ubud too, we stayed in a health retreat type place and the food was unreal! Like you said even the drinks were healthy, we were given drinks with lots of natural things like ginger, lemongrass etc. Ubuds a cool place.

  2. Hey, great share….

    These meals really looks mouth watering. I agree that eating well is really necessary.Making nutritious food choices can keep your energy level steady, bolster your immunity and even help you sleep better.

    Thanks for sharing this post.
    Keep sharing more…
    Cheers!!

  3. Hey Miriam!

    The way you have put up tips regarding good health are really awesome.I agree that eating healthy food can restrict various problems in the body.The best way to be healthy is to go for balanced and nutritious food that contains fresh and juicy fruits , green vegetables ,sprouts and nuts.It is equally important to be hydrated.Thanks for the beautiful share Miriam.

    Regards
    Ellen

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Ellen! I couldn’t agree more with your view on health. I wish we had more restaurants and cafés like that where I live.

    1. Hi Rayray, I stopped by with a bike tour I joined, and I didn’t get the restaurant name. It wasn’t fancy, in fact I wouldn’t really recommend eating there. It’s just the view that’s nice.

  4. Thanks for this lovely tips!
    Taking care of health is something that must be done since young, they are food habits that change a whole life.
    I love the post!

  5. This is an awesome guide to healthy food! Thank you for posting this, it’s very useful! The world is a better place when people shift to organic food. In fact, I recently started cooking organic food for myself. Initially I struggled because it was impossible to get hold of a good place to buy your organic veggies, till I stumbled upon http://www.baliorganic.id. They really do have delicious veggies, and completely organic. Where do you usually buy your veggies from? I’d love some more suggestions! Great post!

  6. Thanks Miriam, looks like you visited all mainstream overpriced experiences, the gems of health food have gone by you – seeds of life, healthyubud, moksa… and many others, truly a tourist opinion…. but you can always come back!

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