sexy raw and fabulous restaurant in penestanan, ubud
Alchemy is located in Penestanan, Ubud and is a raw food café / restaurant/ supermarket & education centre…and if you think it couldn’t get any more dynamic, they also offer colon therapies! Created by a group of self-confessed tree hugging earth-lovers, (who all met in Bali), Alchemy brings together collective ideas created from passion/transformation from within and a love of raw food!
The light, playful and colorful décor is reflective of Alchemy’s spectrum of clientele and lovely staff – all of which are professional, knowledgeable and serve you with a smile.
From the first moment of walking through the very open and welcoming entrance, the energy hits you – the warm and loving kind that you feel when visiting an old friend or a place you love. Alchemy definitely has the feel of homeliness, family, and community. This spirit of love mixed with up-tempo pop music filling the air and brightly words painted on the wall (sexy is on of them), you get the feel that this gorgeous place really has something different to offer, not just the raw food foodies, but food lovers in general.
The salad bar is where you will be spoiled for choice by an array of raw greens, fruits, cashew cheeses and salad dressings. The serving bowls are huge; so don’t even think about not trying everything on offer. Specials are marked beautifully on a chalkboard display and tend to change depending on popularity – the raw sushi rolls are a filling, crunchy and tasty main which will go well with your giant salad. Or why not try onion bread & kale chips with a serving of cashew cream cheese – absolute magic! All the servings prepared in the spotless and calm kitchen go through a short ‘singing bowl blessing’ to promote good vibrations and positive energy before they are lovingly served to you to enjoy. Don’t miss out on the guilt-free desserts that are without a doubt some of the best Bali has to offer – the “cloud nine” raw cheesecake and peanut cupcakes are divine!
Alchemy is a perfect pit stop venue for a juice along with your village cycle ride through Ubud. Cool down and refresh with a lemon squash with honey coco biotic or rejuvenate with a ginger ale and apple coco biotic. These juices are super delicious and thirst quenching thanks their natural ingredients and that special ingredient, coco biotic – a probiotic young coconut water that is home-brewed by fermenting the water from organic, wild young coconuts, the process creates a natural fizz giving those healthy juices a little extra refreshing kick.
Shanti Allen is one of the three co-owners and educators at Alchemy. She started off life in Stockholm, Sweden where she worked as a reputable chef for many years. Her passion and love for raw food were ignited by a “lack of nutritional limitations of mainstream cooking”. Her interests in sustainability and health helped motivate the shift over to preparing, studying, teaching and eating plant-based diets. Shanti’s practical approach to education on plant-based food is simple, non-judgmental and can be introduced to anyone who eats little or no raw food. She uses a teaching philosophy she calls “crowding out”, which implies adding more raw food to your diet and not worrying too much on eliminating your unhealthier choices. By simply adding more and more good quality foods to your everyday diet, the unhealthy choices will eventually get “crowded out”. As a mother, Shanti also uses this philosophy on her twin sons, raising them on a high raw food diet.
There are many natural, organic and raw products on sale from the community of brands in Bali along with international home brands you may have seen already. Specialized products that may take your fancy are also on sale, along with home grown products such as the Cocbiotic water and fruit and vegetables grown and selected from Alchemy’s farm.
Alchemy shines brightly as a light, fun and sexy spot that you don’t want to miss out on when visiting Ubud. There seems to be a raw’veloution in the air and Alchemy is definitely at the cutting-edge forefront of creating fresh approaches to raw food, education, and sustainability whilst being active in their community…going raw has never been so much fun or exciting!
Remember to go to their live music events every Saturdays: 6 to 9 pm.
Price range 7 to 15 US$ Great for Family, friends, cuddling couples...meetings. Open for Breakfast, lunch, dinner and more Best thing about this place ? The variety of chocolates and the quality of the food.
Jalan Campuhan 1, Penestanan, Ubud, Bali - 80571, Indonesia