Fun fact: Did you know that there are 3 main reasons for people to go on a gluten-free diet?
1. Celiac Disease – where there is an immune reaction to gluten such as rashes or anemia and worse.
2. Wheat Allergy – where there is a histamine reaction to wheat.
3. Gluten Intolerance – where they are somewhat allergic to gluten with similar Celiac Disease symptoms.
If you are gluten intolerant, have a wheat allergy, or suffer from Celiac Disease – and you’re worried about how you’ll manage your gluten-free diet while enjoying paradise in Bali…
Well, worry no more!
Here’s our guide to amazing restaurants in Bali that offer delicious gluten-free dishes that will make staying in Bali (forever?!) no issue at all.
No more strategic plans when going out for a meal, no more suspicions if they follow the gluten-free claims strictly… we’ve covered all 😉
There are many options for gluten-free diets in Bali, from dedicated menus to restaurants who know how to create delicious dishes for you by simply showing them your gluten-free restaurant dining card.
Make sure you check up to the end of our list for the combo: paradise beach + healthy, worries free, gluten free meals + peace, tranquility and nature’s breath-taking art on earth. Stick with us!
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There is no doubt that Seaside Restaurant will deliver the best quality of gluten-free food. If you are afraid of any trace of gluten in your food, you’ll be fine at this place. The owner tests each dish of the gluten-free menu and the team renews the menu every 3 months.
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They have a separate gluten-free menu where you can order quinoa pasta, asparagus soup, pizza, Mexican dishes and desserts. That’s a wide variety and we bet you’ll be really happy to know you can have some Mexican gluten-free food while enjoying your awesome vacation in Bali!
Seaside Restaurant is located at the Seaside Boutique Hotel at Legian beach. This beachfront restaurant will let you enjoy your delicious gluten-free meal while watching the sunset with a cocktail on their super chill rooftop.
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PS: During Happy Hours (from 3pm to 10pm), for every selected cocktail you buy, you’ll get one for free!
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2. Ready for mouthwatering desserts? – Monsieur Spoon
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Perfect for a quick treat – a truly special, mouthwatering treat – whenever you feel like it, in any of their four locations: Ubud, Canggu North and Central Seminyak.
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Monsieur Spoon is a French Patisserie, and they are very famous for their to-die-for desserts, sweets and candies. The perfect news? They have GF options!
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Their Ubud location has just been opened and with that they brought a whole new gluten-free menu. If you are around, treat yourself to some delicious sweets, and relax in a cooled indoor area and the backyard gardens.
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You can try their Fruit Salad, Macaron, Mini Tart, Eclair Solombo, among other desserts. There’s also fresh fruit juice and healthy wheatgrass juice!
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3. Trendy and beyond excellent gluten-free food – Mama San
Are you crazy about trying some of the most delicious gluten-free Asian food in Bali? Be happy! Head down to Mama San, a fine dining restaurant located in Seminyak.
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On their lunch gluten-free menu you can try the Laksa dish with shrimp shredded, chicken crispy tofu, soft-boiled and vermicelli noodles. Yummy! And that’s not all. They also have a variety of Asian Bites, Salads and more delightful Curries and Soups on the lunch menu.
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While the dinner menu offers other main courses, but for either lunch or dinner you can order their incredible Thai fish cakes with sweet chilli sauce and pickled cucumber.
Besides savoring the food, you’ll definitely feel comfortable in the ambience as they have a very sophisticated and stylish décor. Relax at any of the two floors: the main dining room in the first floor, or the upstairs cocktail bar area.
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Important to note: Book in advance as they are very popular and it can get quite busy.
4. Bread. Yes. Bread. Gluten-free bread! – Petitenget Cafe
Do you feel like sometimes fresh bread is only available in your dreams, especially at foreign places? Well, Petitenget Cafe will make your gluten-free and freshly baked dreams come true: Spend your vacation in Bali and be able to eat gluten-free toast for breakfast!
First up, order a Petitenget omelette with goats cheese, tomato, mushrooms, asparagus, chili and GF toast. If it’s not enough for a happy breakfast, you can also pre-order their freshly baked gluten-free bread. How wonderful is that?
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In case you’re wondering, 80% of their ingredients come from their local farm. They have a farm-to-fork philosophy with a healthy emphasis on high quality, sustainable and chemical-free food – not just gluten-free, but super healthy too!
Petitenget Café is located in Seminyak. Chill and relax at their outdoor area, and if it’s a very hot day – just do as per usual in Bali – chill inside and enjoy a relaxed and stylish atmosphere. It is an amazing place to enjoy two dreams in one!
5. Enjoy the pool while drinking cocktails and having a great GF meal – Cocoon Beach Club
After having a good time at the beach, you just might feel like chilling by a swimming pool with a good cocktail in hand, and great food to enjoy. This is where Cocoon at Legian Beach comes in.
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You’ll love it here, and the yummy GF options! Your tummy won’t complain and you’ll be having fun at one of the coolest beach clubs in Bali. They’ve got such a good upbeat vibe, you might not evenfeel like leaving!
Do try the bucket of king prawns served with cocktail sauce, Tasmanian Salmon Fillet or Sondella Eye Fillet when you’re here. And if you’re there for the happy hour from 4 to 7pm, you’ll have the option of 2 for 1 cocktails! Awesome, right?
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They’ve got great ambience, a super cool and happy atmosphere, beautiful people, incredible service and most important of all: your gluten-free meals!
Oh yeah! Did we mention the gorgeous sunset? (Although, let’s be honest here. Everywhere in Bali, there’s always that stunning sunset you can count on! ;p)
6. Asian GF food by renowned street food Chef Will Meyrick – Sarong
Another great option for the Asian food lovers, Sarong, will give you the best of Cambodia, China, Thailand, India and Indonesia, all in one great place.
Will Meyrick, the renowned street food chef is the one behind the delights you’ll find at Sarong. If you haven’t heard before, he is also behind Mama San’s delicious food success.
They have a fantastic gluten-free menu where you can choose from options like Crispy Chicken Tangkap with green chili curry leaf and pandan leaf, or slow cooked short rib beef with kikil black nut, chili crispy cassava and shimeji mushrooms. Mmmm, doesn’t that sound yummy?!
At Sarong, besides a very tasty gluten-free meal you’ll also enjoy an environment of two dining pavilions, an outdoor lounge and an informal area together with the bar.
It is good to book in advance and if you have children under 12, we suggest you hire a babysitter and enjoy a romantic dinner with your partner! It’s exotic and beautiful décor will embrace you in its comfort and make you feel at home – a super stylish home, that is.
This is an astonishing place to chill, enjoy nature, go surfing and have a delicious, healthy gluten-free meal.
You don’t need to limit yourself to the Kuta/Seminyak area because of food restrictions. You can entertain yourself with a beautiful day at Bingin Beach, taste yummy food, chill and relax all day – no busy streets, no noise – only the waves coming back and forth.
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This is an awesome place for kids as well, with the playground and children’s activities. Have your gluten-free feast while the little ones get entertained in the kids’ pavilion.
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For food, check out their Black Bean Burrito: Black beans cooked with spicy tomato plus corn mixed with organic rice wrapped up with lettuce and avocado plus cheese served with salsa and sour cream. Feeling hungry yet?
They also have smoothies such as the Divine Coconut with some ice cream, grated coconut, coconut milk, and organic coconut oil.
8. What’s better than tasting a good GF meal at a beachy paradise? – Kelly’s Warung
Another place to dine at Bingin Beach, Kelly’s Warung gives you a break from the crowd.
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The best thing is that they are located at the beach. Can you feel the breeze yet? Just teasing! This is paradise on earth. And you don’t have to worry where you will have your meals. You’ve got it all here.
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Do you surf? Your partner surfs? Awesome! Go surfing, hit those waves, get very hungry and tired, and then chill and relish the great food right across the sand.
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If you don’t surf, no worries… Amaze yourself with the wonderful view and watch surfers having a blast as you sip on your juice or smoothie.
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And if you like this place so much and can’t bear to leave, you can also book a stay at their hostel-like accommodation!
9. Do you want to try something new that’s not too far? – Betelnut Cafe
Are you in Seminyak/Kuta and want to break out of the area for awhile? Betelnut Cafe is not very far – you can spend your day in Canggu and have your gluten-free meals here.
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Delight in a beach day, or see the rice paddies around, and then stop by this wooden hut with lovely view of the paddy fields to savor their specials.
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It’s a pretty cool space exuding warm and exuberant vibes especially with the younger crowd and surfers that hang out here. It is also family-friendly and if you have your little ones, it’s completely fine to bring them here as well.
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And guess what? Saving the best for last, they also have one of the best gluten-free bread here, made of black rice and potatoes.
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Do also try their juices and smoothies; and for dessert, go for the gluten-free carrot cake or the strawberry cheesecake. You won’t be disappointed!
Special Mention: Have great food in a secret garden in the middle of busy Kuta – Poppies
Yes. That’s exactly what you’ll find once you get to the popular Poppies! They are known for a great selection of food accompanied with a lovely view.
A very green garden with a canopy of flowers, pools and waterfalls that takes you away from the noisy Kuta even though you’re still in Kuta. Too good to be true?
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One thing to note, Shishkebabs are the only gluten-free item on the menu. However, Poppies will be able recreate non-GF items on the menu as GF items on request, just for you!
That’s great news, and it definitely makes it better to have specially made food that’s perfect for you, in such a nice atmosphere, that’s calm and relaxed? If you and your partner are up for a romantic dinner this is also a great restaurant option.
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On their menu you’ll find local food options as well as soups, salads, seafood, their main dishes and more. All you need to do is simply check with the staff and make a request for gluten-free food!
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Remember to check out these delicious gluten-free dessert options that will also make your tummy very happy: Crème Caramel, the local dessert Black Rice Pudding and Chocolate Mousse.