Being gluten-free in Bali doesn't mean missing out on the tastes of this splendid island. As more westerners come and visit this remote area of the world, the need for gluten-free breads, snacks and dishes has grown, and in recent years has resulted in a sort of gluten-free trend sweeping the shores of Bali. Many places have now begun to accomodate a wider spectrum of clientele, offering a range of gluten-free breads, crackers, raw desserts and other various treats.
As a reminder, some people who are gluten intolerant are also intolerant to oats. In support of coeliac or gluten intolerant yogis and yoginis on the go, YOGI TIMES' team has travelled the island of Bali to find the places offering gluten-free options!
In addition, we've included a link to download an 'Indonesian Gluten-Free Travelcard', as a helpful tool for those travelling in Indonesia to inform their hotels/restaurants about their dietary requirements.
Indonesian Gluten-Free Travelcard.
EARTH CAFE & MARKET - (Jalan Oberoi) sells potato flour and gluten-free breads along a wide range of organic and healthy raw treats. Pay a visit to their sister restaurant Zula in Seminyak and Down to Earth Market and Restaurant in Ubud.
MONSIEUR SPOON - French Bakery serving gluten-free deserts. Choice of Almond Raspberry, Aplpe crumble with red berries, Almond and Chocolate cakes. We hear that Gluten-free bread is on its way as well. Be prepared, it is coming. Jl. Kayu Cendana no. 2 | Oberoi, 80361 - t: +62 878-6280-885
BIKU - If you can't wait to get your fix of gluten-free bread and desserts in Bali you may be happy to find some at Biku, a cosy tea lounge on Jalan Petitenget it will go well with your cup of chai tea. They get delivered every day by the nearby Oka's Bakery.
Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 888 Petitenget - T:+62 361 8570888
MONSIEUR SPOON - With three locations around Bali, this one is the original one, where it all started, a French Bakery serving gluten free deserts. Choice of Almond Raspberry, Aplle crumble with red berries, Almond and also Chocolate cakes. We hear that gluten free bread is on its way as well. Be prepared, it is coming. Jl. Umalas II, Kerobokan - t: 0878-6280-8859
OKA'S BAKERY - We came across this very local bakery located on the west side of the island (in Canggu, a few hundred meters from Deus) named Oka's Bakery. They bake daily your gluten-free bread. The three choices are spinach - potatoes, sweet potatoe and rice bread and they are really delicious!
Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong #27, Canggu - T: +62.361.844.5357.
MADE'S BAKERY: Have you tried banana flour? At Made's Bakery on Jl Batu Bolong you will discover an alternative to gluten with a local fruit. Jl Batu Bolong 41. t: +62.821.44979307
CANGGU CLUB Serves delicious soft gluten free vegetarian tacos made out of Kasava flower. Try them if you get invited to the club or if you are a member! You can also order a gluten-free loaf of bread the day before and they will bake it for you.
Jl Pantai Berawa - Banjar Tegal Gundul. t: 0361-8483939
CANGGU STATION (near the Canggu Club) - You will find some yummy gluten-free cookies at the Canggu Deli just across from the famous Canggu Club. The brand name is JAVARA, and they are in the cookie section. Jarava gluten-free organic cookies has a low glycemuc index (coconut, rice cracker and chocolate chip. non gmo, msg free)
JL Pantai Berawa - Banjar Tegal Gundul - Canggu
PEPITO MARKET Has a whole shelf of Organic products, you will find some Gluten free flower, bread and snacks !
Jl. Raya Canggu - T:0853-3339-9428
BETEL NUT CAFE - Betelnut Café in Canggu serves gluten-free bread for breakfast (baked freshly in the OKA's Bakery down the street), you may be lucky to get some at lunch or dinner if the day was slow.
Jl Batu Bolong 60, Canggu, Bali 80361 - T: +6282146807233
AVOCADO CAFE - Has delicious Vegie Burgers with Gluten free bread from Oka's Bakery mentioned above. Try their salads and vegan desserts, personnally we liked the chocolate zucchini small cakes.... yummy.
Jl Pantai, Batu Bolong #69 B - t: 08113999411
CAFÉ VÉDA - The new kid on the block, Café Véda's menu is as versatile and healthy as it is tasty, everything from tailor made coconut-milk lattés to gluten-free toasts and salads. Definitely yum. Definitely healthy.
38a Jl Batu Bolong, Canggu, Bali - 80361, Indonesia
BUNGALOW - This cozy little café offers gluten-free bread upon request for an extra Rp 5,000 per slice. They have a fabulous selection of healthy vegetarian dishes. Their veggies are fresh daily and organic as often as possible. Their gluten free bread is baked fresh daily in their own kitchen.
Jalan Berawa, Canggu, Bali 80361 - BungalowLivingBali - 0361 8446567
MONSIEUR SPOON - French Bakery serving gluten free deserts. Choice of Almond Raspberry, Aplle crumble with red berries, Almond and also Chocolate cakes. We hear that gluten free bread is on its way as well. Be prepared, it is coming. Jl Pantai Batu Bolong no. 55 - t: 0878-6280-8859
LA FINCA - A Spanish-inspired meal with a lovely atmosphere outside of the hustle and bustle of Seminyak. Great relaxing vibe. They offer a few yummy salads and the OKA bakery gluten-free bread as an option to order.
Jl. Subak Sari No.77, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone:+62 819-9910-5888 - lafincabali.com
BAPAK BAKERY - offers gluten-free bread but has to be ordered in advance. The bakery is in Kerobokan between Lio Square and the (un)famous Bali Prison.
Jalan Mertha Agung Gang. Madusari No. 76 - T: +62.361.735.225. FB Page.
LA RUSTICA CUNINA ITALIANA has tasty gluten-free pizza ! YES Pizza's, endulge! You can even order for delivery !
JL Batu Belig 1 | +62 361 4737812 : [email protected] Find them on FB here.
BALI BUDA - Bali Buddha has four locations in Bali where you will find gluten-free bread: in Kerobokan, Uluwatu, Sanur and Ubud. They offer red rice bread (made with yeast, butter, milk, organic eggs), rye bread (wheat free bread but not gluten free, it just has less gluten). The sunshine loaf is completely gluten free (brown rice flour, linseed sunflower and almond flour, sesame seeds, eggs, yeast and sea salt.) Try their delicious selection of oven baked gluten free pizzas and the Raw Pizza Crackers with avocado. Switch to Raw flax seeds crackers and almond buns for your tofu or bean burgers.
SARONG - Brainchild of the renowned street-food chef Will Meyrick, who is also behind the delights of Mamasan, Sarong in Kerobokan is a combination of culinary street-food delights from around South East Asia, without the mystery meat or roadside fumes to taint the tastebuds!
Jl. Petitenget No. 19 x Kerobokan, Bali 80361, Indonesia, +6281236343386
SEASIDE RESTAURANT- With the menu renewed every 3 months and an owner who personally tests each dish, gluten-free yogis will be sure to find something for them here!
Jl. Pantai Arjuna No. 18, Double SIx Legian Kaja, Legian, Bali, [email protected]
COCOON BEACH CLUB - For a gluten-free dinner, sunset and cocktail combo experience, Cocoon Beach Club in Legian is where it's at!
Jl Double Six No.66 Blue Ocean Boulevard, +62 361 731266
DIJON - You can find rice flour bread at DIJON Bali Catering, Cafe, but call first to make sure they have stock.
Kuta Poleng Mall - Blok A1-2, Jl. Setiabudhi Kuta, Bali. T: +62-361-759-636
Hard Rock Hotel can accomodate any traveller with special requests, they will get your gluten free bread ready if you ask the staff in advance.
POPPIES - This chain of hotel rooms, cottages and gardens have updated their menu to include a variety of gluten-free options, and have made a point of accomodating coeliac clients with the utmost comfort. 3 locations in Bali.
Poppies Lane 1 - South end of Jalan Legian, Kuta, close to Bemo Corner,
Poppies Bali, P.O. Box 3378, Denpasar 80033 Bali, Indonesia.
Tel: +62 361 751059
MANIK ORGANIC - at Manik Organic you will enjoy a vegan and gluten-free nasi campur - rice flour bread -maccaron cookies made with almond, sugar, coconut, chocolate chips - kassava chips made of a sort of long potatoe, banana chips, bread fruits.
Jl. Danau Tamblingan 85, Sanur, Bali. - T: +62.361 270186 [email protected]
DOWN TO EARTH - They have chapati bread which is vegan and wheat free. They also have raw, vegan and gluten free onion crackers and flax seed crackers, rice spelt buckwheat flour, rye bread spelt bread, spelt burrito, brown rice potatoe flour, wheat-free crackers with flax seeds and onions.
Down to Earth - Jl Guatama Selatan (Off Jl Hanuman) - Tel: 0361 783 5545
THE PIE LADY
A great selection of homemade pies from (potato, leek, cheddar) - (Indian potato & spinach) or (Morrocan vegetable) etc. many choices all available gluten free if your order them in advance for a meal or a catering.
Ubud - Tel: 089614407117 - thepieladybali.com
COMO SHAMBALA - They offer the "Shambala menu" which has many gluten-free options, breads and desserts.
Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Banjar Lungsiakan, Kedewatan. +62 361 972448 - comohotels.com/umaubud - [email protected]
ALCHEMY - Alchemy, Ubud's raw foodies hub has quite a few options, their cumin flatbread is raw, vegan and gluten free, made with Almonds and oats. They have gluten-free cakes, brownies, and energy bars. They also sell "pizza crackers", made with flax seeds, almonds and herb so completely raw, vegan and gluten free. Available by order one day in advance is their Almond Bread, made with psyllium husk and almonds. They don't use wheat at all, so most everything is gluten-free. There are a few exceptions; Their onion bread contains Nama Shoyu, which contains a small amount of wheat.
Tel: +62 (361) 971-981 - [email protected]
THE ALILA UBUD - The Alila Ubud has gluten-free bread as well as other dishes, just ask and your wish will be granted!
Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Bali. T: +62.361.975.963
KUE - Kué bakes its own artisan gluten-free bread made with rice flour and available by order one day in advance. The bread has no additives, flavor enhancers or artificial leavener, they use rye and rice flour with their own wild yeast starters. It's gluten-free but not vegan (contains egg) -
Jl Raya Ubud, Bali. T: +62361-975-249. email.
INDUS RESTAURANT, Jl Raya, Sanggingan, Ubud +62.361.977.684
ALiLA MANGGIS - Make it one of your week-end getaway to Candidasa and stay at the breathtaking ALiLA Manggis. Call them in advance and let them know you are coming for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the head chef will be delighted to accomodate your need for gluten-free dishes, they have delicious and inventive options to wake-up your palate.
THE CASHEW TREE - A day at Bingin' needn't leave you hungry, this beautifully located and yummy menu catering for all, including kids! Gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian are also given priority! Relax without the hustle of Kuta and Seminyak, and enjoy delicious, healthy meals from The Cashew Tree.
Jl. Pantai Bingin, Uluwatu/Pecatu, +62 813 5321 8157
KELLY'S WARUNG - Tasty gluten-free meals with a beach view and breeze! Kelly's Warung at Bingin' Beach will deliver every time.
Jl Pantai Bingin, Bingin Beach, +62 813 3705 8284
NOTES: If you happen to take a little flight to Jakarta while on your vacation, don't miss beyondtreats.com a bake shop offering vegan gluten-free bake goods and alternative to refined sugar goodies. 021 450 0201
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