Bali is a food paradise for vegetarians with a variety of dedicated vegetarian and vegan eateries. Many traditional dishes are vegetarian and there is an abundance of locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables. Seminyak, Kerobokan and Canggu are popular spots for vegetarian meals however Ubud is the best due to its wellness and healthy lifestyle ethos.
This small vegan restaurant in Ubud provides a sleek and homely interior and serves up small plates, salads, bowls and deserts. Sage offers a mix of international flavors and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
2. Earth cafe and market
The Earth Cafe and Market serves gourmet vegetarian food and has locations in Ubud, Seminyak and Sanur. Each cafe is tastefully decorated with a lively atmosphere welcoming tourists and locals.
Alchemy is located in Ubud and is a unique blend of cafe, salad bar and organic foods shop. Everything served is raw and vegan at an affordable price. Attached to the cafe is also a holistic clinic offering a variety of treatments.
4. The Elephant Restaurant & Bar
Located in the beautiful surroundings of Ubud, The Elephant Restaurant and Bar offers foods such as salads, cakes and bread as well as traditional Indonesian dishes. The restaurant provides exceptional value for money as well as service with incredible views of the flowing river and rice fields.
5. Divine Earth Cafe
This raw and vegan fine dining restaurant is situated in Seminyak. Divine Earth Cafe offers a creative menu from lasagna to pizza as well as a wide variety of deserts. The cafe also specializes cold pressed juices and gluten free options. In addition to this, a yoga studio and cinema is also attached to the cafe.
6. Zulu Vegetarian Paradise
Zulu Vegetarian Paradise offers international vegan cuisine and is a longstanding vegetarian cafe in Bali. Food is made with fresh organic products to suit the seasonal menu and cooked using traditional methods. The cafe also has an organic shop attached to purchase some of the best produce available.
Croatia is a land of Vineyards, with more than 300 geographically defined wine regions in the country. Each wine region offers a number of vineyards with wine tours and tastings, which is the perfect way to taste your way through some of the country's best wines. Below we have listed some of the best wineries in the country for you to visit on your trip to Croatia.
This family owned vineyard is located on the peninsula of Istra. The winery offers a number of tours, wine tastings, food pairings and other wine experiences. Each tour or event is arranged by appointment and tailor made experiences can made made upon request. The winery offers stunning views with a relaxing atmosphere and high quality professional service.
Located in the village of Ponikve on the Peljesac peninsula, Milos Winery is the oldest family owned winery in the region. They specialize in high quality wines from organic grapes and also produce award winning olive oil. The winery offers tours of the vineyard, which educate guests on the family history of the winery and the process of making wine.
This winery provides guests with educational tours, tastings and cultural events and is located in the small coastal town of Orebic. The winery looks out over the picturesque Aegean Sea and provides guests with a first class experience. Visitors can enjoy dining at Korta Katarina or even staying in their newly established villa on the premises.
Located in Split, Putalj Winery offers visitors unlimited wine when they participate in a wine tour. The owner of the vineyard conducts the wine tours and provides guests with a knowledgeable experience as well as platters of local breads, cheeses and meats. The winery offers a pick up service from in and around Split, making this winery very easily accessible.
Situated in Smokvica, Toreta Winery is a small charming wine cellar which specializes in Posip, a local grape variety. The winery has spectacular views over the town and gives visitors the chance to look at the wine making equipment. The family run winery offers a combination of traditional and modern wine growing and making techniques which they explain through their wine tastings.
Food is such a large part of Greek culture and good food is easy to find. The diverse cuisine has influences from around the world and uses fresh local ingredients. Although simple, dishes are packed with flavor from the combination of herbs and spices.
We have created a list of classic Greek dishes that you must not leave without trying...
One of the most traditional and filling dishes in Greece, Moussaka is served in almost every tavern throughout the country. Although there are some variations on the dish, the traditional moussaka includes layers of sweet eggplant, potato and beef mince within a tomato sauce topped with béchamel and a variety of cheeses.
Horiatiki (Greek Salad)
Horiatiki or more commonly known as a Greek Salad is made up of tomato, cucumber, green pepper, red onion and olives with a large slab of feta on top. The salad is then typically seasoned with salt and oregano and dressed with olive oil. For the Greeks this is usually classed as a side dish however most tourists order this as a main meal alongside some crusty bread.
Souvlaki is the Greeks answer to fast food and stands for 'meat on a skewer'. This dish combines seasoned meat of either pork, chicken, beef or lamb and is flavored with tzatziki sauce. Souvlaki is often paired with pita breads or rice and can also be served wrapped in a pita bread filled with vegetables, more commonly known as a Gyro.
A staple in Greek cuisine, Tzatziki is made from Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, salt, olive oil, herbs and lemon. This simple and healthy dip is traditionally served as an appetizer with pita breads or zucchini chips however is also paired with grilled meats and vegetables and is the perfect accompaniment to almost anything.
Fish and Seafood
A trip to Greece is not complete without trying the fresh fish and seafood. In comparison to its size Greece has an extensive coast line, therefore has access to an abundance of fish and seafood. Popular varieties include sardines, swordfish, mackerel, anchovies, sea bass, bogue and smelt. As well as this squid, octopus, shrimp and lobster are readily available.
Dolmades are steamed vine leaves stuffed with ground meat, herbs and rice, traditionally served as an appetizer or an accompaniment to a main meal. These can be served warm or cold and usually in either a egg and lemon, garlic and yogurt or tahini sauce. Vegetarian dolmades are also popular and are a perfect example of how East meets West in Greek cuisine.
A sticky and sweet treat, Loukoumades are essentially bite sized Greek donuts. The donuts are usually served warm drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cinnamon and walnuts. Crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle these donuts are designed for sharing often coming on large plates or in packs of more than 10.
Keftedes (Greek Meatballs)
The best Greek delicacy for meat lovers are Keftedes, usually made from ground beef or lamb rolled with herbs and spices and fried in olive oil. Commonly part of a Greek Meze platter, greek meatballs are usually paired with tzatziki sauce and pita breads and are best washed down with a glass of Greek Ouzo.
Also known as Greek spinach pie, Spanakopita can be enjoyed at any moment in the day. The pie consists of layers of spinach, filo pastry and feta cheese which is then baked until golden and crispy. The Greek people love their pies and Spanakopita, along with other popular pie variations, can be found at one of the many bakeries throughout Greece.
Bougasta is a very popular Greek breakfast pastry and dessert consisting of semolina custard or cheese between filo pastry. Bougatsa is served warm and is sprinkled with cinnamon as well as powdered sugar. This sweet treat can be found nearly everywhere in Greece and goes perfectly with a warm cup of Greek coffee.
Alaska is known for its pristine waters which produces some of the most remarkable seafood in the USA. If you have a chance to visit this beautiful state don't miss out discovering the tasty local seafood.
Simon & Seafort's Saloon & Grill, Anchorage
This iconic restaurant has been open since 1978 and known by the locals as Simon's. It is positioned to overlook Mount Susitna, Cook Inlet and the Alaska Range creating a beautiful panoramic view while you dine on high-quality seafood.
The Bamboo Room Restaurant, Haines
For a more homey small-town diner try the Bamboo Room, where you will find the most juicy and fresh halibut fish and chips in town. To top it all off, wash it down with a beer from the Alaskan Brewing Company for the real local experience.
The Bubbly Mermaid Oyster Bar, Anchorage
If you are a fan of oysters then you shouldn't overlook this one. This small and cozy restaurant offers oysters straight from Alaskan waters, and they also have some of the best and freshest seafood found anywhere in Anchorage. Oysters are available either raw or baked and can be ordered in a dozen different preparations.
Hanger on the Wharf, Juneau
With a great location overlooking the Juneau's seaplane harbour, it's time to unwind while eating through Hanger's huge selection. They had an extensive menu, from king crab hand rolls to halibut tacos as well as 100 beers available.
Orso is all about being local, with their fresh seafood only from Alaskan Waters as well as vegetables all grown in the nearby Matanuska Valley. They have an expansive selection of delicious seafood and grilled meats, including halibut, cod, salmon, rockfish, king crab and many others.
Hot Bite, Auke Bay
Since the 80s this restaurants has been a popular spot for locals to grab some juicy buffalo burgers and halibut cheek sandwiches with cusabi (cucumber and wasabi dressing). You will find this place away from the cruise crowds a few miles north of Juneau in a small pink building.
Southside Bistro, Anchorage
This vibrant eatery is known for it's generous portions of seafood, with their popular White Prawns and Kodiak Scallops a highlight on their menu. Not only do they offer great seafood but they also earned a reputation for offering one of the most delicious 8-oz Filet Mignos in Anchorage.
Sandbar and Grill, Juneau
For that authentic dive bar atmosphere then look no further than the Sandbar where it's all about the local fish with no frills. For some mouthwatering classics try the halibut burger and the fresh halibut fish and chips.
Tokyo is known for it's unusual mix of historic and ultra modern but also they have a flare for the quirky and unique. Peppered across the streets of Tokyo you will find some of the most unique and unusual themed cafes & restaurants, from mega cutesy to somewhat more spooky options, check out this list of some of the most unique ones you can discover.
Kawaii Monster Cafe
This cafe is all about the 'kawaii' culture of Harajuku with girls dressed up in the most eccentric outfits you've ever seen, in a wild and colorful setting. With bright, intense colours everywhere as well as some of the dishes, there's no way anyone can be unhappy in a place as wild and fantastical as this.
Swallowtail Butler Cafe
You may of heard of the Maid Cafe's before but at this one you will find the opposite, a Butler Cafe. It's a Victorian-inspired Cafe complete with dapper butlers. Tucked away underneath a bookstore in Ikebukuro here you will receive the royal treatment but make sure to pre-reserve your seats so you won't be disappointed.
Alice in Fantasy Book
This cafe embodies the whole concept of the story, Alice in Wonderland, from the interior to the dishes and desserts, with the classic eat me tags, heart sharp plates, and flowers everywhere. A meal here will sure to feel like you have step right into the pages of the book.
One of the most popular attractions in Tokyo is the wild and wacky, sci-fi inspired, Robot Restaurant. Having a meal here is an out-of-this-world experience with live shows of crazy giant robots, beautiful girls in wild outfits and neon lights everywhere, complete with full-blown theatrics, this is the place to visit for a taste of Japan's unique pop culture.
Zauo Fishing Restaurant
This restaurant is completely unique as you literally have to fish from an indoor river for your dinner. Once you've caught your fish, or if you are lucky a lobster, you are then can hand off your meal to the chefs, say how you would like it and climb aboard one of the big wooden boats in the center to eat it.
If you are craving something more spooky for your dining experience then this haunted, prison-themed restaurant is the one. After navitaging the maze in the dark with all it’s jump scare you will find yourself in a waiting area where one person in your group will be handcuffed before being locked in your cell for 2 hours. You will also find the menu fits the theme and includes some of the wildest dishes and drinks you can think of.
This ninja-themed restaurant is exactly what you imagine with the waiters dressed up like ninjas popping out with menus and meals. The restaurant is set within a labyrinth of wooden corridors reminiscent of the interior of a primeval Japanese castle, complete with treasure chests and disintegrating bridges.
In a dark candlelit setting you will find this gothic, vampire-themed restaurant complete with menus shaped like caskets, waiters dressed like draculas, and even a coffin in the middle of the restaurant. While you sink your teeth into your vampire-themed meal soak in the eerie atmosphere of this vampire lair with it’s blood-stained floors, vampires, severed body parts, and blood-red velvet curtains
Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory
Fans of My Neighbour Totoro will love this cozy bakery café that is specially dedicated to the Studio Ghibli animated fantasy film. Everything at that café is Totoro-themed with signs and rustic decorations to biscuits shaped like him as well as the famous cream puffs (see picture above).
Peter Rabbit Garden Café
This café would be more fitted for the English country side but it’s country-kitschy café is bound to wow you from the moment you arrive, with all their décor and food matching the Peter Rabbit theme. And if you are dining alone a plushy Peter Rabbit will be your dining companion while you nibble away on a delicious cheese bun.