Eating Vegan in Jakarta
Living a vegetarian lifestyle in Jakarta isn’t the easiest thing to do. Sure there’s plenty of fried tofu and tempe on the streets, probably enough for you to eat forever until you’re sick, but sometimes you just want something a little more…. yum.
Do note that some (if not most) of the restaurants that we’ll be listing here are not strictly vegetarian or vegan. These places will, however, have quite a few vegetarian or vegan options and is probably your best bet in Jakarta.
Whether you’re vegetarian or not, you just can’t miss out on SaladStop! Senayan. Their four-step salad bar makes for a quick, easy and very healthy lunch. Choose from their signature mixed salad recipes or choose one of your own. We recommend trying their Gardens by the Grain, a warm bowl of quinoa with baby spinach, feta cheese, roasted veg, toasted almonds and so much more. If you’re looking for something more traditional, then their Go Geisha is a must try! A raw cabbage salad infused with Japanese flavours and ingredients such as tofu, soba, edamame and miso.
When: Monday – Sunday; 10:00 – 22:00
Where: Senayan City, LG
Jl. Asia Afrika No. 19, South Jakarta
More Info: @saladstopid
2. Loving Hut, Vegan
You can’t talk Vegan without mentioning Loving Hut, the international vegan fast-food chain that has literally taken over the world. With over 200 outlets covering Asia, Europe, North America, Central America, South America and Oceania, it’s safe to say that your travelling vegan needs have been taken care of. They serve fresh, healthy and most importantly affordable meals for those looking for a great lunch or dinner. Lots of our meat-eating friends love eating at Loving Hut and we’re sure yours will too!
When: Monday – Sunday / 10:30 – 21:00 (Lotte Shopping Avenue)
Monday – Sunday / 08:00 – 21:00 (Jatinegara)
Monday – Sunday / 09:00 – 22:30 (Rawa Belong)
Lotte Shopping Avenue
Ciputra World 1, Food Avenue Lt.4 #09
Jl. Prof.Dr.Satrio Kav. 3-5, Kuningan – 12940,
Jl. Jatinegara Timur II No.9
Jatinegara, Jakarta Timur
Jl. Rawa Belong Raya No.7, Kemanggisan, Jak-Bar
(across from SMP Tarsisius 2)
More info: +62878-7606-0538 (Lotte Shopping Avenue) / +6221 8591 9168 (Jatinegara)
+62877 0999 3889 (Rawa Belong)
If you’re feeling a little bit fancy, then Burgreens is definitely the place for you. They’re most well known for their vegetarian burgers that is known to convert even the most stubborn of foodies. They also have a special section of the menu dedicated to raw vegan dishes. In the mood for a raw vegan burrito, or maybe some raw vegan pad thai? Then you definitely have to come here. They also do delivery for those lunches when you’re stuck in the office.
When: Tuesday – Sunday / 08.00 – 21.30 (Bintaro)
Monday – Friday / 09:30 – 20:30 (Tebet)
Saturday – Sunday / 08:00 – 20:30
Where: Pacific Place, Plaza Indonesia,
Pondok Indah Mall, Union Yoga Dharmawangsa
More info: www.burgreens.net
4. Dharma Kitchen, Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free
Dharma Kitchen has been established as a favourite vegetarian hangout for over 20 years. Almost 90% of their menu can be classified as vegan, and barely any dished contain gluten, however, do check with your server before ordering. If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, they also carry an assortment of egg-less cakes in their Pluit bakery and cake shop, so be sure to check that out!
When: Monday – Sunday / 10:00 – 22:00
Central Park Mall
Lv 1 No. 121
Jl. Let Jend S. Parman Kav.28
Jl. Pluit Kencana No.110
More info: www.dharmakitchen.com
5. Super Loco, SCBD
One of Jakarta’s newer Mexican restaurants, Super Loco, SCBD carries an extensive menu of not only cocktails, but also great (vegetarian) food! Most of their mains have an option of protein or vegetarian. We particularly like the Huitlacoche Tostaditas, four bite sized crispy tortillas topped with mexican truffle, wild mushrooms, corn, goats cheese and salsa serrano. If that sounds a little too extravagant, then go for the Calabacin Ensalada, a grilled zucchini salad topped with tequila soaked raisins, almonds, queso fresco, lemon and coriander.
When: Monday – Sunday; 11:00 – 2:00am
Where: Pacific Place, GF
East Lobby (near the Silver Bird taxi rank)
More Info: +6221 5797 3553 / @superlocojkt
6. Smoo Bowls
Smoo Bowls is one of the best places to have that healthy smoothie bowl! While it’s not a full-blown restaurant, even vegetarians need something to snack on. Smoothie bowl bars in Jakarta have been popping up left and right recently. If you’re not in the Cilandak area, there are several other bars around town, so don’t get disappointed.
When: Monday – Friday / 10:00 – 22:00
Where: Cilandak Town Square 1st Floor
7. Nalu Bowls
It felt amazing to know that Nalu Bowls is finally here ini Jakarta! They’re located in Kemang and Crumble Crew SCBD so make sure you come visit them to have that refreshing smoothie bowls. When you enter this cafe, you will definitely feel the Bali vibes. Other than Bali, you can also spot them in Portugal and Spain, how cool is that!
When: Monday – Sunday / 08.30 – 19.30 (Kemang)
Monday – Sunday / 07:30 – 18:00 (Crumble Crew)
Where: Jalan Kemang Timur No. 69D
Kemang, South Jakarta
Jl. Tulodong Bawah No.1A
SCBD, South Jakarta
More info: +62822 1151 1984
Another healthy bar that you could try when you’re at Dharmawangsa! SNCTRY serves locally produced vegetables, fruits and herbs to support the local community and farmers. There’s a lot of choices for vegan; house made yoghurt, smoothies, smoothie bowl, cold pressed juices, salad and in-house raw cakes.
When: Monday – Friday / 07.00 – 20:00
Saturday – Sunday / 08:00 – 19:00
Jl Darmawangsa Raya No 4
More info: +62817 0760 224
9. Publik Markette
A favourite of many Jakartans since its opening, Publik Markette, Grand Indonesia serves consistently high standards of food (both for omnivores and vegetarians). While most of their menu is in rotation, you can hope to see some great salads, vegetarian quiches, roasted vegetables and other such things. However we do recommend the Blonde Quinoa & Grilled Eggplant Salad as well as their Kabocha Pumpkin & Sage Ravioli.
When: Monday – Friday; 10:00 – 22:00
Where: Grand Indonesia, East Mall GF
Jl. MH Thamrin, Central Jakarta
More Info: +6221 2358 1281
10. Waytuki Vegetarian, Pasar Baru
The name says it all, Waytuki Vegetarian Restaurant is one of Jakarta’s more well known Vegetarian restaurants. Serving South and North Indian home cooking, it’s a great place for some hearty vegetarian food. Indian cuisine is well known for being vegetarian-friendly and there are quite a few of them in Jakarta. Even non-vegetarians can enjoy the food there as it’s generously spiced and some of the most authentic Indian cuisine in Jakarta.
When: Monday – Sunday; 10:00 – 21:30
Where: Jl. Pintu Air Raya No. 28,
Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta
More Info: +6221 3814 146