Animal Rights Group PETA Honors Bali’s Cultural Center for Its Variety of Delicious Cruelty-Free Food
For Immediate Release:
January 3, 2016
Ubud, Bali — It’s clear that vegan food is now everywhere in Ubud. Whether you’re in the mood for a tempeh tuna sandwich or chocolate banana pancakes, the city has the restaurant for you—which is why it has landed on PETA’s list of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities in Asia.
“From the 100 percent vegan menu at The Seeds of Life to the meat-free traditional Indonesian foods served up by 9 Warung, the vegan dining scene in Ubud has exploded,” says Jason Baker, vice president of international campaigns for PETA Asia. “The city has secured a spot on PETA’s list because of its vibrant and delicious cuisine that’s kind to animals, the environment, and diners’ health alike.”
Pigs, cows, and chickens are individuals with emotions—they experience love, happiness, loneliness, and fear, just as dogs, cats, and humans do. Most animals who are raised for food are confined to filthy warehouses, where they’re deprived of everything that’s natural and important to them.
Ubud is popular among health fanatics and is no stranger to the traditional meat substitute tempeh, so its surge in plant-based dining options comes as no surprise. Sayuri Healing Food is another all-vegan eatery, which serves healthy delights such as “BLT” sandwiches and “cheese” platters. The city’s vegetarian restaurants, like Living Food Lab and Alchemy—which both offer veggie-packed raw food—not to mention Wulan Vegetarian Warung and Earth Cafe & Market, also offer many hearty vegan options, from meat-free nasi goreng to sate seitan “ikan.” Vegan-friendly Sari Organik prepares everything from vegan crêpes with soy ricotta cheese to raw Thai soup, while Kafe serves up vegan burgers and moringa peppermint nondairy ice cream. Even Dayu’s Warung has a vegan-special-of-the-day menu in addition to other vegan menu items such as tempeh mango curry and mung bean dal.
To see PETA’s complete list of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities in Asia, click here.