Mellow surf aside, Canggu is loved for its hipster cafés and laid-back vibes. If you’re lucky enough to be in Bali and after some post-surf vegan fuel, here are some of our favourites haunts serving up delicious green goodness …
Designed to energise the mind and body, this plant-based café cum bicycle store is a one stop, planet-friendly shop, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Where: No.46 Jln Raya Pantai Berawa
The Shady Shack
This quaint wooden house serves up stacks of vibrant vegetarian and vegan dishes – from raw banoffee cheesecake and turmeric lattes, to vegan cheeseburgers.
Where: Jl. Tanah Barak 53
I am Vegan Babe
Plant based recipes with all the yummy flavours. Shakshouka, brioche french toast, pancakes, teriyaki Tokyo bowl, Mexico bowl, crispy chick salad, BBQ wraps and so much more. All full of flavour, protein and nutrition.
Where: Jl. Tanah Barak No.49, Canggu
Manggis In Canggu
Bringing a new twist on plant based food to the ‘Gu, The Manggis specialty is no-frills vegan food that companies flavours of the East and the West. Striving to offer food that is balanced in taste and respectful with the environment.
Bali Inspiration: How to Create the Perfect Buddha Bowl
The epitome of good health, the Buddha Bowl is a smorgasbord of pulses, beans, plant proteins and whole grains – the ultimate vegan one-bowl meal. They are also perfect for keeping you fuelled up for surfing; but how do you go about making them? Here Corinne Evans shares her tips:
Buddha Bowls look and taste delicious because they’re packed full of colour and nutrients, and bursting with flavour. When I’m at home making one for lunch, I try to ensure I use a wide variety of colours, textures and flavours. As a general rule, I like to think that the more colour on my plate, the more vitamins and minerals the meal contains contains to fuel my body. Buddha Bowls are a great way to use up leftover salad, vegetables or fruits, while getting creative at the same time.
A fave of today’s yogis and hipster foodies, the original Buddha Bowl was a big bowl of whatever food villagers had available and could afford to share.
• Chickpeas: rich in plant-based protein
• Carrot: contains high levels of vitamin A
• Avocado: packed full of vitamins C and E, and rich in Omega 3
• Basil: contains vitamin K
• Radish: high in potassium
• Tomatoes: packed with vitamin C
• Kale: rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K
• Lemon: containing high levels of Vitamin C
• Omega seeds: contain Omega 3
• Beetroot: rich in Vitamin B12
• Nutritional yeast
1. The first thing to do is pre-roast your chickpeas. Use dried chickpeas that have been soaked overnight, or chickpeas out of a can. Drizzle with a little olive oil and season with the herbs and spices of your choice. I opted for garlic and paprika. Roast on medium heat, tossing the chickpeas to ensure an even crisp.
2. Wash the kale, then squeeze lemon juice over it and massage it in to tenderise it.
3. Now for the avocado dip/dressing: Add the avocado to a blender with a few teaspoons of water, a handful of basil and nutritional yeast. Then blend it up and pour it into a ramekin.
4. Once these three elements are done, it’s time to start chopping and building your bowl. It’s totally up to you how you present your Buddha Bowl, but to get the effect of the ones that you see all over Instagram, you need to keep all your ingredients separately and peel your carrots into curls rather than chop them.