Where to find the ultimate vegan food: The Shady Shack in Bali
I think that we can all agree with the fact that The Shady Shack is a special place with some memorable food. The early mornings when I got woken up with a delicious coconut latte and a ‘vegan chocolate chip cookie’ in bed. Or the afternoons when my chocolate cravings got the better of me and I had a ‘Choc tops‘ chocolate smoothie to distil any chocolate cravings. The Shady Shack gave me many happy moments and it will always be one of my favourite places in Canggu.
I am in love with it’s tropical vibes and delicious food. I love to sit in their comfy chair surrounded by palm trees and flowers while enjoying the view over the rice fields. Everything you thought Bali would look and feel like you will experience right here in this spot.
What I love
The Shady Shack is a vegetarian cafe but it also truly makes all your vegan dreams come true. Their menu is full of vibrant dishes that will even make your non-vegan friends dribble over their plate. I mean common, who can resist the creamiest, thickest, smoothest and deepest looking ‘Nutella cake‘ you have ever seen. We all have that soft spot for Nutella but to now finally taste vegan Nutella that also tastes just like real Nutella makes me want to jump 5 feet in the air of excitement. Fellow vegans, I’m 100% you will get just as excited and just as addicted to this ‘Nutella cake’ as I did.
The Shady Shack also makes the best smoothie bowls and really go full out with the toppings – no boring smoothie bowl can be found here! My favourite is the ‘Greenpeace smoothie bowl‘ (90k Idr/3.85 Gbp) which consists of kale, spinach, spirulina, banana, coconut water, coconut oil, goji, chia, bee pollen and muesli. Even though it’s a very green smoothie bowl it has sweet and fruity flavours too which overpowers all the green ingredients – making it taste tropical and healthy!
For dinner I love getting a burger here. If you are vegan or not you want to get down and dirty while eating a burger. You want to be able to use your hands and have a little mayo dropping out from the back because only then you feel like you ate a real burger. Well people, this is the spot that serves the ultimate vegan burger. The ‘Vegan cheeseburger‘ (90k Idr/4.60 GBP) consists of a mushroom and eggplant patty topped with vegan feta cheese, fresh tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, vegan aioli, homemade tomato ketchup in a whole wheat bun. Cheese melts down your patty and it’s just full of flavour and textures, its simply amazing.
The Shady Shack is also one of my favourite spots to get a take away coconut cappuccino or a matcha latte. They make their coconut milk freshly every morning which is delicious in a cup of coffee.
Where to go
The Shady Shack’s address is Jl. Tanah Barak No.57 in Canggu and its open everyday from 7.30 am – 22.00 pm.
Im sure you’ll fall in love with it’s tropical vibes and it amazing food just like I did! Buon a petite y’all!
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