Nestled amongst papaya and coconut trees, you will find one of Ubud’s finest eateries. Moksa is a plant-based restaurant and permaculture farm, attracting those from all over in search of healthy, nourishing, and delicious food. Ubud, Bali is known throughout the world for its health-conscious cafes and restaurants. If you have a passion for good, wholesome, healthy food, then there’s no doubt you will love this city and, of course, this restaurant!
Most importantly, the food!
The food here is exceptional. The menu offers raw, as well as cooked plant-based meals, using organic produce straight from their own permaculture garden. Moksa is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with the last order usually being around 9 pm, so you can come anytime during the day! The menu is extensive and features gourmet appetizers, substantial mains, and decadent desserts. Try the raw vegan bruschetta to start, pumpkin cannelloni for your main, and a chocolate orange mousse pie to finish! The coconut ice cream is also a must-try. For breakfast, Moksa offers dishes that you would find in a normal cafe, reconstructed into a healthy, vibrant form! Each dish is presented with huge attention to detail. Moksa’s vision is to awaken the senses by presenting their food in an inspiring and extraordinary way. They wish to show people that healthy food can really look and taste amazing! All food is prepared with love and heart.
From farm to table
What I love most about Moksa is the fact that they grow the majority of their food on the same premises! Take a walk through the permaculture garden to discover the sustainable ways of growing organic, healthy produce. Permaculture is a creative design process based on a whole system of thinking that is focused on three main ethics: people care, fair share and earth care. Moksa wishes to inspire people through permaculture and believes that if we can integrate these principles into our own life, then we can make the transition from being dependent consumers to responsible producers.
Saturday farmers’ market
Once a month, Moksa hosts a Saturday farmers’ market with live music. The aim being to support local farmers, encourage people to consume more plant-based foods, and bring the community together. The market starts at 10 am and ends at 2 pm. Don’t forget to bring your own bags as Moksa is trying to reduce their plastic usage. If you are interested in either joining or visiting this market, please visit Moksa’s website for more details and dates. I recommend taking advantage of the fresh organic produce on offer. Take home a papaya for 30,000 IDR (2.3 USD)!
If you’re interested in learning how to become more creative in the kitchen using plant based wholefoods, take a cooking class here at Moksa. Classes are offered on a request-only basis and will cost 1,500,000 IDR (115 USD) per person. I would recommend booking at least a week in advance. Class start at 9 am and finish at 1 pm (4 hours). Your class will include a welcome drink, fundamental knowledge and secrets of plant-based cuisine, recipes and handouts, all necessary ingredients, lunch (whatever you have prepared yourself during your class) and hands-on training with Chef Made himself. Do not miss an amazing opportunity to learn from the best and jazz up your cooking skills.
Never have I experienced such fantastic service before! The staff here at Moksa restaurant are incredibly polite, friendly, knowledgeable and simply delightful. They take the time to get to know you on a personal level and are set on making your time here at Moksa as pleasant as possible. As well as exceptional wait staff, Moksa is home to the world’s first Indonesian Certified Plant Based Cuisine Chef. Chef Made has become a master in creating authentic raw vegan, “living foods” cuisine. No wonder the food here is so delectable!
Enjoy your meal in paradise
As Moksa is situated about 10 minutes out of the city centre, it is immersed in nature and surrounded by lush fruit trees. Enjoy your meal in absolute paradise with the sound of Indonesia’s wildlife in the background. As well as a beautiful natural setting, customers also have a view inside the kitchen! This is for those wishing to see the preparation and cooking in action.
It's all about enjoyment
Here at Moksa, it’s all about enjoyment. However, unlike most restaurants, you will find food that truly loves you back. All meals are created with the sole purpose of making you feel great as well as tasting sensational! If you ever find yourself in Ubud, Bali and are interested in healthy plant-based cuisine, permaculture or simply enjoying a meal in nature, then I highly recommend visiting Moksa.
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