Read any “things to do in Canggu” list and you’ll probably notice that a lot of the top activities in Canggu, Bali involve sitting around and eating, whether it’s sampling the spectacular array of vegetarian restaurants and vegan restaurants in this little surfing town, hunkering down in a trendy cafe for an afternoon iced latte or trying traditional Indonesian cuisine at a locally-run warung (typical small restaurant). Simply put, Canggu is a foodie paradise, and it’s particularly enticing for plant-based travelers looking for a never-ending (seriously!) selection of fresh, healthy, meatless meals.
I stayed in Canggu, Bali for more than two weeks (across three separate visits) and made it a personal mission to eat at as many of the town’s restaurants as possible. On all three visits I was based on the north side of town, around Batu Bolong and Echo Beach, so most of my dining adventures were in that area. I’m a vegetarian (you can read all about my history of traveling as a vegetarian) but would estimate that more than half the meals I ate in Canggu were vegan, as oftentimes the plant-based dishes were the most interesting choices on the entire menu!