Honky Tonks, Senggigi, Lombok
In Senggigi, there’s a place called Honky Tonks that’s great for vegan eating. They’re open from 3pm to midnight, Wednesday to Monday, and stay open until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays. Since the explorers were only staying one night in Senggigi and arrived in the evening, they wanted to find vegan food.
The staff were really nice and could speak English well. They understood what the explorers wanted to eat.
The food they ordered was vegetarian nasi goreng (without egg) with crispy fried tempeh. They also got tami cap cay, which is a mix of vegetables in tasty sauce, along with fried noodles.
The meal wasn’t too expensive, tasted really good, and filled them up nicely. It was a perfect way to end a long day of travel.
Found at Jln Selandir 2 in Mataram, the Warung Vegetarian Waikuntha is like a hidden treasure for food lovers. It’s open every day from 8.30am to 2pm and is a simple place by the roadside that has won over the hearts (and taste buds) of the people who go there.
The experience was so enjoyable that the visitors wished they could stay in Mataram longer just to eat there again. The highlight of their meal was the ‘nasi campur’, a dish that changes its components every day. In their version, they got rice, urab salad, tofu, tempeh, eggplant curry, sweet corn fritters, satay, spicy sauce, and different imitation meats.
What’s surprising is that two big servings of ‘nasi campur’ and two lunch boxes filled with tasty food for later only cost 65,000 IDR, which is about $4.50 USD. The fact that it’s so affordable makes this place even more special, and it leaves a strong memory on the taste buds and the hopeful hearts of the people who eat there.
Nestled on Jln Jayengraya 16 in Mataram, Maitry holds its place as a culinary destination worth exploring. Operating hours extend from 9am to 8pm, Monday through Saturday, with a brief hiatus on Sundays. Their fleeting visit to Mataram allowed only a single day of exploration, coincidentally falling on a Sunday. In a hopeful gesture, they ventured by Maitry, in the event that it might have been an exception to its usual schedule. However, the establishment remained true to its stipulated closure on Sundays, confirming the accuracy of its listed operating hours. A couple of photographs of its exterior were taken, with the intention of aiding future seekers in locating this eatery.
Located on Jalan Pariwisata Pantai Kuta, right in the heart of Kuta, Lombok, Yogi Bar is a must-visit for food lovers. The place is open every day from 8 am to 11 pm and offers a perfect blend of delicious flavors and a relaxing atmosphere.
The travelers heard about Yogi Bar from the Happy Cow platform and its inviting beachside setting, so they decided to give it a try. However, there was a mix-up with the location on Happy Cow’s map, which led them in a different direction. Despite the confusion, they didn’t give up and eventually stumbled upon the restaurant after they had already had their lunch. Interestingly, Yogi Bar wasn’t actually situated by the beach as they had thought. It was prominently placed on the main street. The place looked charming and welcoming, with a menu that featured several vegan options. One of the highlights was the vegan nasi campur, which included flavorful red rice.
Even though their initial search was a bit uncertain, finding Yogi Bar added an unexpected twist to their food adventure, showing them the joy of discovering something delightful when least expected.
Nestled gracefully along Jalan Raya Pantai Kuta in the picturesque locale of Kuta, Lombok, Sea Salt beckons as a delightful destination for discerning palates. With operational hours spanning from 11am to 10pm every day, the establishment offers a harmonious blend of flavors amidst an idyllic coastal backdrop.
The travelers’ encounter with Sea Salt was fortuitous, spotted during a leisurely stroll along the promenade. Intrigued by its ambiance, they decided to delve deeper into what the establishment had to offer. Their decision proved to be a delightful one, as the affable staff welcomed them with warmth, complementing the inviting atmosphere. To their delight, the menu showcased options tailored for vegans, embracing a diverse range of culinary preferences.
Their culinary selection comprised a quinoa and tempe salad, a creation that stood out for its substantial and delectable tempe portions. Complementing the main dish were sides of hand-cut fries and wok-fried greens in soy sauce. While the experience was overwhelmingly positive, there was a slight hiccup with the wok-fried greens – an excess of sugar detracted from the otherwise savory harmony.
In the end, their experience at Sea Salt epitomized the beauty of unexpected discoveries, with its striking ambiance, welcoming staff, and a menu that tastefully bridges culinary preferences, all set against the backdrop of the captivating coastal surroundings.
Positioned prominently at the main junction of Jalan Raya Kuta in Kuta, Lombok, Kenza Cafe stands as a stylish culinary haven. Open to patrons from 7.30am to 10pm daily, this establishment boasts an inviting space where flavors and ambiance converge harmoniously.
The cafe’s aesthetic appeal captures attention with its trendy appearance. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Kuta, it beckons to both locals and travelers alike. The menu, predominantly vegetarian in nature, extends an array of options that cater to diverse palates. Notably, the inclusion of numerous vegan selections further accentuates Kenza Cafe’s commitment to culinary inclusivity.
Among the notable offerings are scrambled tofu and vegetable wraps, serving as a testament to the cafe’s dedication to providing flavorful plant-based options. The cafe’s allure extends beyond its menu, as the welcoming ambiance resonates positively with visitors. The travelers’ positive impression is evident, as they express a strong inclination to revisit Kenza Cafe should their journey lead them back to Kuta. This inclination is grounded in the cafe’s captivating ambiance and its ability to create a memorable dining experience that transcends mere sustenance, leaving an indelible mark on their journey.
Nestled serenely along Jalan Baturiti in Kuta, Lombok, Mana Retreat emerges as a sanctuary that effortlessly marries the concepts of retreat, yoga, and wholesome plant-based cuisine. A mere thought of retreat conjures images of tranquility, yoga brings to mind wellness, and healthy plant-based food completes the tapestry of experiences one can expect upon stepping into Mana Lombok.
Their visit, characterized by a yoga class and a delightful vegan meal, bore testament to the exceptional quality of Mana Retreat. Their experience was nothing short of impressive. Caryl found solace in the yoga class, while Paul opted for relaxation by the pool before embarking on a culinary journey. The vegan options, extracted from the specials board, added an element of culinary excitement to their day. A standout delight was the remarkable tempe burger, artfully nestled upon a bed of polenta. This delectable creation showcased the culinary finesse that resonates with Mana Retreat’s commitment to providing nourishment that is both mindful and fulfilling.
In summation, Mana Retreat encapsulates a holistic experience that rejuvenates both the spirit and the palate. With its amalgamation of yoga, serenity, and plant-based culinary creations, this retreat provides a harmonious haven where rejuvenation and culinary indulgence intersect seamlessly.
Nestled on Jalan Sengkol in Kuta, Lombok, Origin Lombok emerged as our chosen abode for a brief yet memorable sojourn. Our decision was met with gratification, as the experience resonated harmoniously with our expectations.
In the lead-up to our check-in, we initiated communication to ensure that our vegan dietary preferences would be accommodated seamlessly. Our concerns were alleviated by the reassuring response we received – the team at Origin Lombok expressed their willingness to ensure our culinary needs were met.
Upon our arrival, their commitment to our well-being as vegans became evident. Breakfast saw us relishing a delectable serving of vegan fried rice with tempe, a culinary testament to their accommodating nature. The evening’s offerings continued to impress, featuring a flavorful vegan pizza that delighted our taste buds. A simple yet delectable vegetable and tempe curry served as a fitting conclusion to our day, adding to the array of vegan options we enjoyed during our stay.
In retrospect, our stay at Origin Lombok encapsulated a harmonious blend of comfort, conscientiousness, and culinary excellence. The team’s genuine efforts to accommodate our dietary preferences amplified our experience, rendering it a choice well-made and cherished.
Healthy, vegan restaurant with a take-away section on the first floor serving breakfast, juices, healthy drinks and a buffet of salads and cakes. Upstairs has a restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, lounge area and reading area. Private dinner available on request. Instagram: terra_lombok Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-4:00pm. 7am-3pm during Ramadhan.