It is no secret that Seminyak is haven for food lovers. From Western to Asian restaurants, from food joints to hip cafes and bars open until midnight, the area has them all, including the healthy ones. And this means you don’t need to go all the way up to Ubud to indulge in some vegetarian dishes and knicks knacks. All you have to do is stroll around Seminyak and find what you need in these organic shops and health-conscious restaurants.
Balitaza Green Shop
This shop on Jalan Camplung Tanduk may be small in size, yet it is a hidden gem for the conscious consumers. Balitaza Green Shop offers skincare, condiments and more, and the good news is they are all homemade in Bali using natural ingredients with no preservatives.
Their selections of herbal soap are attractive, all are available at Rp. 38,000. Choices ranging from flower aroma like lavender, lotus, rose and frangipani to fruit-infused such as orange, manggo and lemon. They also have spice soaps – clove soap functions as anti-fungal, cinnamon for anti-septic while cocoa is rich with anti-oxydant – and scrub soap with options like seaweed for skin nutrition, charcoal for anti-toxin and volcanic clay for anti-cellulite.
The selections of Body Mask, priced at Rp. 95,000, are just as interesting. If you have dry skin, the coconut-infused body mask is your answer. But for an Indonesian traditional body mask at home, why don’t you bring home their Bali Boreh or Javanese Lulur?
Looking for a little something for your kitchen? Balitaza Green Shop offers dried spices like fennel, chili pepper and star anise as well as condiments like garam masala and cajun powder. Did we mention they have options of milk bath, bath salt, tea and coffee – including the famous Luwak coffee – as well?
Earth Cafe & Market
Being the pioneer of healthy food shop and restaurant in Seminyak, Earth Cafe & Market Bali is still one of the best of its kinds in the area. Organic products ranging from healthy drinks to beauty items are offered at the shop. Looking for healthy breakfast at home? Take a look at their choices of granola and muesli by East Bali Cashew, Granola Creations and La Granola with prices start from Rp. 77,000 to Rp. 92,000.
A pinch of healthy salt can make a difference to your diet, and Earth Cafe has selections salt, from Himalayan, Kusamba Premium to Rock Sea Salt – it’s your call. Don’t forget to check out the superfoods too. The shop offers Down to Earth’s goji berries, chia seeds, flax seeds and sesame seeds which are rich in vitamins, minerals and anti oxidants.
Organic beauty products are also available, such as Nacha Natural soaps with choices of lavender, cananga and clove island aroma and more. And once you’re done shopping, you can indulge in some of their healthy food and drinks at the adjoining restaurant. Opt for their famous raw food like the Raw Veggie Burger for a fulfilling meal or simply the gluten-free Nachos Big Bite for a knick knack with a glass of Cooling C, one of their cleansing antioxidants juice blends, to accompany your meal.
Cafe Organic in the heart of Seminyak brings modern healthy lifestyle to a whole new level. Set with wooden furniture that gives a homey ambiance to the place, Cafe Organic has become one of the must-visit destinations among tourists and residents ever since it first opened its door last year. The combination of the chic interior design and delicious healthy food is the reason why this cafe quickly gains popularity.
Cafe Organic highlights healthy meals using locally-sourced produce. Their Smoothie Bowls is one of the highlights on the menu – the Acai Coco is a bowlful of goodness, consists of acai berry, raspeberris, almonds, and toasted granola that is worth a try. The Bondi Bowl (with goji berries, raw honey and more) and Osaka Matcha (with green tea, granola, and more) are also great for you to start your day with some fresh deliciacies.
As for lunch, vegetarians can opt for the Veggie Whopper that consists of fresh greens, spiced roasted pumpkin and sweet potato chips or the Smokey Sweet Potato Burger with hummus, marinated roasted pumpkin and vegetables – both of the dishes can be made gluten free. For a complete healthy dining experience, order one of their healthy drinks – from smoothies with superfoods, refreshing juices and happy kombucha, Cafe Organic will serve them fresh for you.
Located on Jalan Raya Seminyak, Grain is the place to be to unwind, not just for the coffee connoiseurs, but also the health-conscious guests. Set with an industrial design, the restaurant is known for its delicious coffee selections, with their custom blend made of Arabica beans and their Indonesian Single Origin Coffee being the stars of the coffee menu.
Aside from choices of coffee, Grain also offers selections of healthy dishes made of fresh locally-sourced ingredients. Take a look at their all-day breakfast, for instance. The Mango Bowl (with chia seeds, rolled oats and almonds), and Smashed Avocado (with sourdough, semi dried tomatoes, feta cheese, Spanish onion, basil and rocket salad) are not only vegetarian-friendly but also gluten-free. The Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms is also a perfect healthy choice with grain toast, basil, spinach and sourcream.
Grain also serves choices of Indonesian dishes, salad, pasta, sandwich and more. Their desserts are also worth to try – opt for the gluten-free dark Indonesian chocolate mousse for a healthy sweet delight. Don’t forget to pair your dish with one of their refreshing juices which are made of organic fruits and vegetables. Try their Daily Retox (consists of beetroot, carrot, watermelon and orange) or Liver Reboot (carrot, ginger, celery and lemon) to boost your energy.
Stylishly set under the sacred Pole Tree in the middle of Seminyak’s new kid on the block, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, Tree Bar presents a unique ambiance where you get to savour organic and healthy treats by day and revel in its range of locally-inspired libation by night.
When it comes to the organic and healthy fares at Tree Bar, the range of menu items are simple yet so far from what you’d call as boring. Divided into two categories–Food and Hearty Sweets–the colourful array of wonderful food offerings include menu items like Serombotan Super Bowls that are filled with super foods like quinoa, grains, crispy rice, detox green long beans, kangkung, bok choy, broccoli, kale, beetroot, turnip, radish, sweet potato, ginger, galangal and turmeric–beautifully orchestrating a flavourful harmony in your mouth.
The healthy menu at Tree Bar doesn’t just stop at its food offerings. In fact, this new bar in the block presents a unique experience where their exclusive concoctions, aptly named BALIXOLOGY, incorporate local elixir recipe, locally-sourced herbs and ingredients, as well as local liquor called Arak. A must try out of a bunch of must-trys is the Ginger and Rose, which is a stirred ginger infused Arak, fresh rosemary, Butterfly Pea infused water presented in a unique Jakobsen glass. Another unique thing about this cocktail is that it changes colour when dash of lemon and home-made ginger syrup is dripped in to it.
Explore this vibrant neighbourhood from Seminyak’s most eclectic and award-winning resort, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, and meet the stars of the area!