What’s For Lunch at BaliSpirit Festival?
Festival food is one of the hidden treasures at the BaliSpirit Festival. When you’ve finished doing a class in Ecstatic dance, Kundalini yoga or Vinyasa flow. Or spun your way through the Way of The Hooping Ashtangi Shaman, applied healing oils to your Mayan Astrology; or you’ve simply mastered balancing on two fingers so you’re ready for a refreshment – here’s what’s on offer…
Normally one to indulge in a Black Forest Cheesecake and a Starbucks Frappucino.. my sweet tooth had to adjust and look for some healthy alternatives from the BaliSpirit Festival food stands.
I headed to Down To Earth Café as my first stop. If you’d been to any of the nutrition lectures you’ll be rushing back to this place by now. There’s raw and vegan food options, smoothies, salads, fresh juices and wheatgrass shots. Down To Earth offers delivers what it promises – tasty, simple, nutritious food which is fresh and good for your body and soul. Plus they have a whole cabinet devoted to raw chocolate. Awesome!
Right next door is the Mantra Kitchen serving home-style Indonesian food. Noodles, fruit juices, tasty fried potatoes, salads and wraps all cooked and prepared right in front of you.
KAFE Ubud had a Dharma Fair Menu which included a delicious selection of wraps, salads and juices. But what I was really craving for was Ice-Cream! KAFE Ubud brought in an ice cream bar at BaliSpirit Festival, a perfect combo for the wide range of baked goods… brownies, carrot cakes, apple pies, muffins, cookies.. choices choices!
For those inspired by the Indian subcontinent, Queens was serving spicy, aromatic Indian food, and around the corner was Warung Purnati’s fresh, organic Indonesian food which was very popular.
My little secret tip for having the most fun at the festival…
Go and get some soy milk from Teh Kotak. Even if it’s not your style, the main aim is to score one of the free straw hats which they dish out. Then take your hat and duck across the other side of the stairs and head for the slope overlooking the Bale venue. There you’ll find a bunch of kids squealing as they have the time of their lives sitting on their straw hats, sliding down the slope, running back up the slope and doing it over and over (and over) again!
See you next year J
Written by : Russel Price