The 1st October is World Vegetarian Day, which aims “to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism”. Throughout the world, some people refrain from eating meat on sacred-held days. On Good Friday, Catholics fast and do not eat meat, while a number of Chinese become vegetarian on two days during the lunar new year.
Meanwhile, a growing trend towards vegetarianism has also developed among the youth. For, to many, vegetarianism is not just not eating meat but it is an inner conviction based on belief and philosophy that has become a lifestyle.
Because Vegetarian Restaurants are not very popular and hard to come by, one does have to search for them or settle for salads, or bland and boring food.
To help you find vegetarian restaurants in a number of main destinations in Indonesia, below is a list that caters specifically to vegetarians, offering tasty vegetarian meals.
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Tempeh (soybean cakes) burgers, mushroom steaks, zucchini noodles…Although these may not be tempting to meat lovers, once you take a bite of one of these yummy dishes, you will forget that these are non-meat and realize that besides being tasty, they are also very nutritious.
Address: Songolas Green Space Jl. Flamboyan No. 19 Rempoa, Jakarta Selatan/Tangerang
Phone: +62 8788 200 5070
Serving mouthwatering vegetarian cuisine for more than 20 years, Dharma Kitchen keeps improving through constant rejuvenation and development of vegetarian menu variations. There are two Dharma Kitchen restaurants you can find in Jakarta, which are located in Pluit and Central Park Mall. Their menus range from Asian, Indonesian, and Western vegetarian cuisine. What's even more fun is they have a "Create Your Own Menu" option which allows you to order a specific dish based on your own preference.
Dharma Kitchen Pluit
Gedung Dharma Kitchen
Jl. Pluit Kencana Raya No.124
(021) 6618302 / 6618380
Dharma Kitchen Central Park Mall
Lt. 1 No. 121
Jl. Letjen. S. Parman kav.28
(021) 292 00018
Want to enjoy something that tastes more Asian? Then head over to Indo Vegan in Jatinegara, a restaurant serving a great selection of Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Korean delicacies. Indulge yourself in their flavorful plant-based nasi goreng, kung pao, sushi, kwe tiauw, and BBQs!
Loving Hut Jatinegara
Address: Jl. Jatinegara Timur II No.9, RT.12/RW.2, Rw. Bunga, Kecamatan Jatinegara, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13350
Telephone: +62 218 5919 168
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Imagine an elegant fine dining restaurant amid lush tropical ponds and gardens. And the best part? It serves exquisite vegetarian food that takes you on an unbelievable journey aimed to nurture the mind, body, and soul.
Sakti Dining Room
Address: Fivelements Puri Ahimsa Banjar Baturning, Mambal, Bali 80532
Phone: +62 361 469 260 / +62 361 469 206 / +62 821 46587975
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Situated not too far from Berawa Beach, this bicycle-themed vegan eatery offers a wide array of tasty dishes and drinks that can boost your health! Not only serving delicious and nutrient-rich food and beverages, Peloton Supershop also offers a cozy ambiance perfect for winding down.
Address: Jl Raya Pantai Berawa No 46, Bali, Indonesia 80361
Telephone: +62 813 3761 9335
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If you’re seeking a nice vegan-friendly cafe while enjoying a trip to the past around Yogyakarta, then check out Fortunate Coffee! Located quite close to the iconic Malioboro Street, this establishment will impress you with its 100% organic menu. Do also sip their fantastic coffee while at it!
Fortunate Coffee Restaurant
Address: Jl. Jogonegaran No.49E, Pringgokusuman, Gedong Tengen, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55271
Telephone: +62 274 564 219
Treat yourself to healthy, filling, and scrumptious vegan bowls after you’re done having fun under the sun in Lombok. Dishes served at this modest establishment are all guaranteed to re-energize your body so you can have much more fun around the heavenly island.
Address: Gili Indah, Kec. Pemenang, Kabupaten Lombok Utara, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83352
Telephone: +62 852 0577 1242
Socrates is a unique establishment where you can dine amid a library filled with antique ornaments. Its vegetarian dishes are as amazing as the restaurant's setting, which include its “goat” satay and fried “chicken”. It is the perfect place for hungry vegetarian bookworms.
Address: Jln. Airlangga no. 14C, Medan 20112
Phone: +62 811 612 254 / +62 61 456 8950
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