Written by Beverley Lennon
Dining at a restaurant shouldn’t cost the earth and that is exactly what sustainable eateries have as ideals.
Whether you refer to it as a trend rather than a pursuit, sustainability has become more of a buzzword than just a simple hashtag. In fact, it seems to be shaking up the food industry by taking notice of the impacts on the environment and benefits of sourcing resources locally and ethically.
So if you are or intend to be an eco-conscious foodie and looking for some of the best sustainable restaurants while on vacation in Bali, you’ll love to know about these eateries listed below – they’re innovators making important changes to help us live a more sustainable life, from how they decorate their interiors to what they feed us with!
How do I know if the restaurant I am dining at is ethical and sustainable?
Want to know if the pub you’re having lunch at gets its meat from a decent farm? Or whether the bartenders making your cocktail are looked after by their bosses? It couldn’t be easier:
*Note: But first, remember that sustainability is more than just the environment!*
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1. This is Indonesia’s first zero-waste eatery – Ijen
One of Bali’s hotly-anticipated 2018 openings, Ijen at Potato Head Beach Club in Seminyak is somewhere really rather special. We absolutely love how dedicated it is to ethical sourcing and social responsibility.
From replacing plastic with banana leaves, gas with wood fire, sourcing vegetables from local farmers one mile away to offering only line-caught seafood and using natural recycled materials in their decor, treating yourself with a meal at Ijen means your contributing to Indonesia’s very first zero-waste eatery!
You’ll also order from a menu that is printed on sustainably harvested paper and sit in a dining room that is open-air while the on-site chef cooks you a scrumptious meal with an eco-conscious mind and only using sustainable meat and fish. What’s on the grill today depends much on the day’s take. Relying on the daily catch, you might want to come back twice or thrice as the menu is always changing!2. Go green with quiet luxury and eco activities – Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali