3 Delicious Veg-Friendly Cafes in Bali

So… let me begin by saying that (a) this doesn’t even scratch the surface of the incredible vegetarian dining scene in Bali, and (b) of course there’s a whole lot more to the island than just Seminyak and Ubud, the only two towns represented here. But, you know, I only get so much time off, so I’m going to have to return at some point to eat my way through the rest of Bali.

With that disclaimer out of the way: Man, there is some good vegetarian food in Seminyak and Ubud. I wasn’t sure what to expect of Bali’s vegetarian scene—I wasn’t really sure if that was even, like, a thing. Happily, it both exists and excels. Here are three of my favorite places—I sourced all of them from Foursquare and highly recommend that as a strategy, whether you’re in Bali or anywhere else in the world. Continue reading “3 Delicious Veg-Friendly Cafes in Bali”

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Vegfest Brighton

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, it seemed like a good idea to add some metaphorical green to the day by taking advantage of the last day of Vegfest Brighton. This turned out to be a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. It almost made up for the fact that I couldn’t spend the holiday in Dublin.

Though there was no St. Patrick’s theme to be found, there were plenty of stalls at Vegfest that helped me celebrate. Green’s Gluten Free Beers was there with free beer tasters – I ended up liking the Discovery variety enough to snap up the last three bottles available for sale (if the rampant food-stealing in my dorm’s shared kitchen gets to these, there will be blood). It’s almost reminiscent of cider, it’s gluten-free, it won an award from the US edition of Vegetarian Times a couple of years ago, and it’s stocked in Whole Foods locations across the US. Not too shabby. Continue reading “Vegfest Brighton”