I found a vegan paradise on Earth! When I was preparing for my Bali adventure, I naturally already knew I should expect plant-based heaven. The whole Internet seemed to claim that Ubud was the ultimate paradise. Ok, cool, so they'll have vegan options, I thought. I was still travelling there intending to do a long fruit cleanse (As an ex raw vegan, I always try to eat mostly fruit when I'm in tropics. Only Durianrider generation will understand ;))
But the minute I arrived there, I completely lost it. I saw all those vegan cafes and crystal shops, and everything was just too good to be true. Everyone was carrying either a yoga mat or a huge durian or both. Suddenly I was surrounded by people who were exactly like…me. For the first time, I ended up in a place where I didn't feel like a weird alien. I felt like…I came home. I made a promise to myself: I'll be back here one day. For good. My next life goal is to be able to stay in Ubud longterm. So I'll be able to fully take advantage of all those cacao ceremonies, cuddle parties, shamanic breathwork workshops, and tarot readings.
Sorry guys I got too excited. I was supposed to talk about vegan places in Ubud here. Once you get there you will understand. You'll be like a kid in a candy store trying to do it all. And eat it all. Forget about the stupid fruit cleanse, I wanna try that bubur injin everyone is talking about!
I completely went over budget with food there. I even considered sleeping on the street to spend saved money on more vegan cafes (I wish I was joking). And the only fruit cleanse I managed to do was snacking on durian between all those instaworthy buddha bowls. Anyway. Absolutely no regrets here! I would do it again! I never experienced so much vegan happiness in one place before.
Not sure if another vegan heaven like this exists, if I find it, you'll be the first to know!
I was actually trying to visit literally every vegan place in Ubud, but that wasn't possible in just one month. Every day I would discover at least five new places I really wanted to go to. It felt overwhelming but in the most fantastic way.
So these are some of my vegan Ubud highlights, I recommend these places with all my heart. I hope you'll get to visit at least some of them. Sorry if I'm not too detailed with my descriptions, it literally took me two years to write this blog post. Better late than never, they say.