Unlike Bali’s Ubud or even Yogyakarta, Jakarta isn’t exactly brimming with healthy or organic food and vegetarian restaurant options. You will notice that most vegetarian and vegan restaurants can be found in West and North Jakarta where a lot of Buddhist communities reside, and with the majority selling Chinese style vegetarian menu. Another option is to go for Indian food, as they almost always offer vegetarian options. However, with the current trend of living healthy lifestyle, we gather some of the best selections for organic, healthy food, vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Jakarta.
1. Burgreens Healthy Plant-Based Eatery
With the tagline “I taste so naughty but am actually healthy”, Burgreens does not only serve vegetarian food, but it is also one of the few places where you can get organic raw menu such as Tofu Burgreens, Raw Kale Pizza, to Raw Pad Thai. Chef Max Mandias, founder and a certified raw food chef for healing, bases his cooking on nutritional understanding of the alkaline diet, pure raw, and Ayurveda wisdom.
Find them at various locations which are Pacific Place, Menteng, Darmawangsa, Kemang Village, Neo Soho, Pondok Indah Mall, Oakwood, BSD, Bekasi, Bintaro, and even in Bandung.
2. Hut (Vegan Friendly)
Loving Hut is one of the largest chain of vegan restaurants in the world with more than 200 outlets worldwide including Jakarta, Bali, Yogyakarta, Medan, Tangerang, Puncak and Kediri. The restaurant has a considerably consistent service, food quality, and is probably the easiest vegetarian restaurant to find in the city.
- ANZ Square Building B1 floor (UOB Plaza next to Grand Indonesia Mall) T: +62812 – 8777 0368 / +6221 423 2994 (delivers to Sudirman area)
- Lotte Shopping Avenue, Ciputra World 1, 4th floor, #09 T: +62 – 21 – 2408 8833
Jl. Tanjung Duren Utara IV No.230, RT.8/RW.3, West Jakarta 0857-1846-5080
3. Dharma Kitchen (Vegan Friendly)
Another chain restaurant with multiple outlets, Dharma Kitchen offers a wide arrange of Asian, western, and Chinese vegetarian food with reasonable price. Also takes orders of vegan cakes and tarts.
- Pluit Bakery building, Jl. Pluit Kencana Raya No.106-110 North Jakarta T. +6221-669 4220
- Central Park Mall, First floor, #121, West Jakarta T: +6221-292 00018
4. Waytuki Vegetarian (Vegan Friendly)
Very affordable south Indian and North Indian vegetarian cuisine that also caters to special requirements such as no garlic/onion or vegan option. No use of MSG in their cooking too.
Phone: (021) 3814146
Hours: 10:00 – 21:30
5. Vegetus Vegetarian
One of the most popular vegetarian Chinese restaurant in Pluit area serving the vegetarian version of many classic chinese fares.
Although not exactly a restaurant, we still think Vegan Gold is very helpful in providing a wide selection of frozen vegetarian food for you to prepare at home such as vegetarian ham, meatballs, ‘fish’ fillets, etc.