Is Viceroy Bali Vegan Friendly?

One of the first questions people ask us right after “How can you afford to travel around the world?” is, “Will it be hard to find vegan food while traveling?”

Well, we knew the first two countries on our itinerary (Bali and Thailand) wouldn’t be hard, but we weren’t really sure about our very first hotel in Bali—Viceroy

To kick off our honeymoon in luxury style we booked three nights at the Viceroy Bali resort, which is a 10-15 minute drive from the center of Ubud (which has a ton of great vegan food). Knowing we could go into town if needed, we didn’t bother looking into the vegan options at Viceroy before we got there.

Vegan Friendly Viceroy Bali

What an incredible view for breakfast! All photos in this post by Fat.

 

Vegan Dinner at Viceroy Bali

The evening we arrived at Viceroy it was raining and we were absolutely exhausted and starving from the 40 hours of traveling to get there, so for us going into Ubud wasn’t an option. We took a seat at a comfortable lounge-style table at the CasCades Restaurant in the hotel and worked our way through the menu. Unfortunately there weren’t a lot of clear options, but after talking with the wait staff and ordering a handful of items we were very full and happy—all for the equivalent of about $50 USD. A great price considering it is a 5-star resort with world-class ambiance!

We don’t have great photos of dinner (We were tired and hungry, remember!), but we had a salad, some spring rolls, a soup, some fried noodles with tofu (like Pad Thai), and a version of the popular Balinese dish gado gado that was wrapped in rice paper.

The waiter was very helpful while we were ordering and every employee we came across that night (and the rest of our stay there) was extremely nice and friendly!

Is Viceroy Bali vegan friendly?

Two tired newlyweds in a very beautiful, comfortable, and relaxing restaurant.

 

Is Viceroy Bali vegan friendly?

A complimentary appetizer with pickled vegetables on crackers.

 

Is Viceroy Bali vegan friendly?

Bobor (spinach and coconut soup)

 

Is Viceroy Bali vegan friendly?

Barley salad ordered without cheese.

 

Is Viceroy Bali vegan friendly?

Fresh spring rolls with a sweet dipping sauce.

 

Is Viceroy Bali vegan friendly?

Viceroy’s wrapped take on the traditional Balinese dish Gado Gado, ordered without egg.

 

Vegan Breakfast at Viceroy Bali

The next morning we worked our way through the breakfast menu. Breakfast is included in the price of your stay at the resort, and it is unlimited with a full menu, which was a welcomed change from a traditional continental breakfast you’d find at most hotels in the U.S.

While the breakfast menu wasn’t super heavy with vegan foods, we did find a handful of things we really enjoyed that we ate all three mornings we were there.

Vegan Friendly Viceroy Bali

Fried glass noodles with tofu and vegetables. We had to alter this from an existing menu item, subbing glass noodles from egg noodles.

 

Vegan Friendly Viceroy Bali

Fried tofu with eggplant and mixed vegetables, topped with crispy potatoes. The original menu item included egg instead of tofu, and pesto that we had them leave off.

 

Vegan Friendly Viceroy Bali

Muesli cereal with dried fruit and soy milk.

 

Vegan Friendly Viceroy Bali

Gluten-free bread with homemade Balinese jams. We asked that they keep the butter off the jam tray of jams for us.

 

Vegan Friendly Viceroy Bali

Fresh fruit plate with pineapple, papaya, cantaloupe, dragon fruit, snake fruit, and watermelon.

 

Vegan Friendly Viceroy Bali

Fried hash browns.

 

Vegan Friendly Viceroy Bali

Fresh juices…mix and match your own fruits and vegetables! We loved these!

 

Vegan Friendly Viceroy Bali

Hot lemon ginger tea. There were lots of options for teas and coffees.

 

So, is Viceroy Bali vegan friendly?

Our conclusion is that Viceroy Bali is definitely vegan friendly if you talk with the wait staff and get a little creative with substitutions on the menu.

We don’t recommend that you go to Viceroy Bali for the vegan food, but don’t not go because of it either. There are a million other reasons why you should go there, and their free shuttle bus will get you to all the great vegan food you want in about 15 minutes with a quick phone call to the front desk.

So yes, Viceroy Bali is vegan friendly—the staff is actually very friendly in every way possible, and they were very understanding and accommodating with our vegan diet.