Canggu is an up and coming beach hangout located just north of Seminyak in Southern Bali. The town is spread out over 10 kilometers of beaches and is home to some of the world famous surf breaks that Bali is known for. In recent years Canggu has attracted surfers from all over the world, a crowd of beach loving hipsters, and a growing vegan food scene.
We jumped at the chance to eat our way through Canggu which is undeniably Bali’s second most vegan friendly-destination after Ubud. These are our top 4 recommendations of restaurants you shouldn’t miss!
1. Peloton Supershop
No list of vegan restaurants in Canggu would be complete without mentioning the super popular vegan cafe and bicycle shop, Peloton Supershop. They feature a relatively small but well thought out menu serving everything from jackfruit tacos and lasagna to creative salads and vegan schnitzel. They also offer a selection of well made coffees with your choice of milk (coconut, almond, soy) as well as a ridiculously decadent chocolate milkshake topped with coconut whipped cream.
2. The Spicy Coconut
On the border between Seminyak and Canggu (the address says Seminyak but it is considered to be in Canggu) lays yet another cute 100% vegan eatery. In this beachy cafe decorated with palm tree art and hand painted colorful wooden tables, you can enjoy fresh tropical smoothie bowls, scrambled tofu, fresh juices, and homemade cakes. They also have the nicest staff that we encountered in Canggu which is always a plus in our book.
3. The Shady Shack
The Shady Shack is another restaurant that can’t be overseen when speaking of vegan food in Canggu. This “not so shady” spot, filled with bohemian decor is perfect for any health nut or vegan who comes to Canggu. The menu is 100% vegetarian (not vegan) but they offer plenty of vegan options to satisfy a vegan appetite like ours. They have a long list of raw and cruelty free desserts that easily make up for any non-vegan food they serve.
4. Taco Casa
Who doesn’t love Mexican food? In Southeast Asia good Mexican food can be hard to come by but Taco Casa fills that void. Though not completely vegan or vegetarian, you’ll have the option to make your own tacos or burrito and veganize several items on the menu by requesting no dairy. Some of our favorites included the sizzling hot veggie fajitas, make your own tacos, and the wet burrito. With chains in Canggu, Petitenget (North End of Seminkyak), and Ubud it’s easy to see why Taco Casa is a favorite among expats and tourists alike. We highly recommend paying them a visit for your taco fix.
Don’t forget to try some of the many warungs around to get a taste of Bali’s amazing vegan friendly cuisine. Warung Bu Mi is a great place to try some local delights for an unbeatable price (get full for less than $1)!
If you’ve come to Bali in search of surfing, awe inspiring sunsets, and outstanding vegan food then Canggu is well worth a visit.
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