Foodie Guide: Canggu

Canggu is a chilled out coastal village in Bali decked out with a heavenly abundance of trendy, healthy and often plant based (vegan) cafes. It’s safe to say I was in foodie heaven during my stay here and, though my time here was short, I sure did manage to eat my way around town! So without further ado, here are my top six vegan foodie finds. Hope you’re hungry.

Peloton Supershop

I found out about this cafe through my favourite plant-based vegan influencer, blogger and cookbook author known as Elsa’s Wholesome Life.Β  She collaborated with Peloton to create some truly beautiful dishes to add to their already insane vegan menu. It was such a wonderful experience to be able to try Elsa’s Blue Island Bowl, a smoothie bowl served in a coconut! And I had to come back for dinner to try one of the buddha bowls. If only I had of had more time to eat my way through the entire menu! There is honestly something for everyone, from tacos, burgers, curries and lasagna to smoothies, desserts and pancakes.

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Shady Shack

Now this is a place I almost did eat my way through the entire menu. Throughout my stay, I managed to try the Greenpeace smoothie bowl, tempeh cucumber summer rolls, cauli rice bowl and carrot cake. The decor is gorgeously boho and the cafe is a thrumming little hub.

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Shady Shack Burger (1 of 1)

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Shady Shack (1 of 1)

GIVE Cafe

Known for its iconic Instagrammable rainbow feature wall, this sweet little vegan cafe gives 100% of its profits to charities that need it most – whether that be for people, the planet or animals. The menu includes dishes such as garlic mushrooms and avocado on sourdough, smoothie bowls, pancakes, mylkshakes and more traditional Indonesian style dishes such as nasi goreng, gado gado and Balinese veggie curry. I couldn’t miss ordering a fresh young coconut carved with the cafe’s name to rehydrate.

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Cafe Organic

This cafe uses an array of organic produce and again has a boho style. I’m not usually a burger fan, but they had the most decadent vegan burger made on a charcoal bun with smashed avo, a beat and bean pattie, rainbow greens, spiralised carrot, fresh coriander, flax seeds, rucola pickles and zataar fries. How could I resist?

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The Loft

Another aesthetic cafe, the avocado on sourdough toast here was next level. Something about the homemade tomato relish, lemon and avo combo did something wild to my tastebuds. Just order it, you won’t regret it…

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Crate Cafe

I stumbled upon this place when exploring town and was amazed at the number of people packed into the industrial-style space and motorbikes parked eagerly outside. Upon closer inspection, I could see plates heaped with large portions of mouthwatering food and had to venture inside. There is something for every taste preference and dietary choice. I couldn’t go past the blue chia parfait, HEAVEN.

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Blue chia smoothie from Crate Cafe (Canggu, Bali)

 


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