BEST VEGAN FOOD ON NUSA LEMBONGAN
In recent years, Bali has become a major hotspot for its progressive vegan food scene, and rightly so. Nusa Lembongan has followed suit and has a few of its very own treasures.
We have created a guide for the best vegan food on Nusa Lembongan, so your holiday will not only be sun-soaked but also loaded with yummy and memorable eats. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the words that will eventually become a feast on your table.
THE PLAYFUL TABLE
Nusa Lembongan Island has a new kid on the block and they have certainly entered the vegan scene with a BANG. The Playful Table offers a small, yet delicious menu that will leave you craving more. Located in-between Tamarind Bay and Coconut Beach, they boast exquisite ocean views and are surrounded by lush greenery. The perfect place for a morning coffee, brunch with friends, or dinner under the stars. When visiting The Playful Table, we recommend ordering the “Surprise Me”. This gives Chef Made the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind, personalised dish, especially for you. Trust us, you will not regret it.
The owner, Oria, has been visiting Nusa Lembongan since she was a little girl and thus has a deep connection with the island. She has built a team of passionate people who care deeply about providing the full dining experience.
Chef Made brings tangible joy and positive energy into her kitchen. She uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients and produces from their own permaculture garden. Homemade is the religion, everything that makes its way onto your plate has been hand-crafted by her.
The flavours are endless.
Whats App – +62 811 3800 8432
Ombak Zero Waste Cafe
Nothing beats feasting on scrumptious vegan goodness with your toes in the sand and eyes on the waves. Located on Jungut Batu beach, Ombak opened in 2018 and quickly became everyone’s favourite oceanfront cafe. Nagi, the wonderful owner from Bali, started Ombak with the vision of maintaining a zero-waste policy as much as possible, to protect and conserve our beautiful island.
Walking into Ombak is like stepping into your own sunny, salty living room. The team exudes happiness and welcomes guests with open hearts and bright smiles.
Consistency is an Ombak trademark. The food is always outstanding! Nagi sources fresh ingredients that will send your tastebuds into a flavour-filled paradise. Not only is the final creation a hit, but most of their sauces, toppings, and desserts are 100% homemade, too. When ordering a coffee, get it with Ombak’s signature homemade coconut milk. It’s made fresh, daily, without preservatives.
Choosing a meal can be hard, luckily we have 3 meals in a day. A few crowd favourites include their vitamin-packed smoothie bowls, the marinated Tempeh Satay, or Vegan Nasi Campur. Did someone say dessert? We insist on trying the homemade Vegan Salted Caramel Tart. Don’t ask why, just do it! You may even order a second one.
Whats App +6281399099784
Bali Eco Deli
Located on the main drag of Jungut Batu, Bali Eco Deli was one of the first Western style cafes to open on the Island. A wonderful, shaded space with loads of foliage will give you the feeling of peace whilst enjoying a coffee, juice, or some tasty Vegan food.
Valentin, originally from France has dedicated himself to serving organic, fresh food and avoids using MSG or any other high-preservative sauces and condiments. Eco-friendly by nature, the restaurant features a small on-site wastewater and solar-powered garden. The menu is vast and everything is inviting. We love the crunchy veggie Stir Fry served with pineapple, air-fried tempeh, and tofu. A true plate of goodness.
If you are looking to put your sweet tooth at bay, grab one of their energy balls. They are the perfect treat after a feed and go well with a cup of coffee, too. Making good food is easy, but making great food is an art form.
Lago Beach Cafe
Tucked away under a tree, the Lago Beach Cafe is situated on beautiful Coconut Beach. Offering front-row seats to the ocean and more specifically, Playgrounds surf break. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it would be foolish not to visit at least once during the day. Grab a smoothie, a Quinoa Veggie Bowl and enjoy the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. Top it off with a Vegan Dreamwave donut and that’s what we call a win.
If you are lucky enough to be on Nusa Lembongan over the weekend, be sure to relish in Indian under the Tree, an incredibly authentic menu created by Indian born Chef, Rohan. Dive into some delectable Aloo Pakoras, and crunchy Masala Poppadums to start before indulging in a divine Veggie Korma curry. It is here where India meets paradise, and for this, Lago Beach Cafe is a real gem.
Whats App +62 811-3970-300
Ginger & Jamu
Strolls down the beach become even better when charming cafes like Ginger & Jamu are ready to welcome you into their tropical oasis. The most common misconception of the vegan diet is that one would survive purely on a few carrot sticks and other raw ingredients that only a rabbit would eat.
This could not be more wrong. Jamie, from New Zealand, created Ginger & Jamu from a love of yoga, healthy eating, island living, and good vibes. The menu is almost 100% plant-based and guarantees healthy ingredients, premium cooking oil, and no MSG. They strive to source local produce as well as other foodstuffs that will nourish your body and bring a smile to your face. Everything is fresh, handmade, and prepared with love.
No matter the time of day, you are sure to find yummy vegan delights that will suit any mood. Vegan pancakes, Tempeh tacos, or a falafel bowl. Surely this is what food heaven looks like. Don’t forget to pop your head inside and check out their selection of delicious Vegan sweet treats.
Whats App +6281 3533 48230
Pizza is calling and the answer should always be YES.
Hop on your scooter and take a slow drive toward the yellow bridge, an iconic landmark connecting Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan Islands’.
Whilst cruising the beautiful coastline you will come across little Italy in the form of the lovely Alponte Ristorante, created by Italy’s Andrea and his adorable wife Tete. Dressed in all white, this quaint eatery will demand your attention and pull you right in. The atmosphere is awesome and the views only enhance the appeal. Overlooking the turquoise channel that flows between the two islands whilst munching on delicious vegan pizza is as glorious as it sounds.
We can assure you that this is no regular pie, it is topped with a thick tomato base, loaded with vegetables, and thrown into a wood-fired oven until perfection is reached. Pizza in paradise.
Alponte also offers homemade vegan pasta and are happy to adapt the menu so that you can enjoy your favourites with a vegan twist.
P.S. Don’t forget your swimmers, they have a pool!
Whats App +62 812 2000 1282
It would have been completely unimaginable to think that a tiny Indonesian island could serve up some of the best vegan food, but here we are and indeed it does!
Bali Vegan food is good, but Nusa Lembongan Vegan food is better.