Gluten Free City Guide: Canggu, Bali

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We started out journey in Canggu (Changoo). I found one 100% gluten free place, so I was pretty happy about that.

Staying near Batu Bolong Beach is an absolute must for the best place to stay in Canggu. We didn’t want to drive too much. Since we were going to spend time at the beach and frequenting yoga classes, we chose a place near the action.

Gluten Free Canggu

We loved the chill vibe in a small beach town that is gaining in popularity every year. There is shopping, bars, coffee shops and yoga everywhere you look. There is one 100% gluten free place here, so you are already off to a good start.

I had many questions before I went to Canggu, here they were:

  • I hate gluten free fads, was there one in Canggu?
  • Was there a gluten free bakery Bali?
  • About Canggu accommodation.
  • Whether I loved it there?

Canggu Bali

Okay, I loved it here. My husband was surfing almost everyday and I was having major relaxing time with yoga everyday and massages every few days. We were both really indulging here and enjoyed every minute of it.

Once you check out the beach for the day, head to Old Mans, which is the ultimate beach bar. It has a really chill vibe, they have great music and you can have fruit smoothies which are amazing. They are open daily from 7 am to 1 am and here is their website.

There are also tons of shopping and little streets to explore. You just have to get lost and have fun. We bought some new swimsuits while we were there.

There are many places that offer ‘gluten free’, but not all take the necessary precautions to make something safe for someone with Celiac or with a severe allergy to wheat. So now that you know it, you can make sure you double check with the restaurant to ensure it is safe for you. Some common things to watch out for are:

  • Are the oats gluten free?
  • Is there a dedicated deep fryer?
  • What kind of sauce or spice is used in the meal?
  • Is is prepared in a separate or cleaned area?
  • How is gluten baked goods separate from gluten free baked goods?

There was a bakery (Oka’s) that advertised gluten free. When I arrived I asked about how each is baked, because they carry both gluten free and non-gluten free. I didn’t get good answers, so I didn’t eat anything there. There are some good places to try and I hope that the gluten free scene gets better with time, but honestly, it was not bad.

Gluten Free Places in Bali

Made Banana Flour is a 100% bakery in Canggu and I loved it here. The bread is delicious, they use banaa flour in all of their recipes and I would eat a loaf every few days. I contacted them before heading to Canggu and they were very responsive and had great responses for everything for me to be sure they were 100% gluten free. You can see their website here and their Facebook page here for pictures of their lovely food. I also purchased meat pies, had pancakes there with coffee and I had lots of deserts there. The brownie and apple strudel were amazing.

Some evenings, when I didn’t want to cook anything, I would take-away their meat pies for dinner and they great.

Hours of operation: Open daily from 8 am to 6 pm (close at 5 pm on Sunday)

Location: 41 Batu Bolong, Canggu

Nalu Bowls are refreshing. You must get it without granola and they are a good option for breakfast or an afternoon refreshment after the beach. Check out their website here.

Hours of operation: Open daily from 7:30 am to 6 pm.

Location: Jl. Batu Mejan No.88A, Canggu, 80361 Indonesia

Monsieur Spoon has some gluten free options on their menu for breakfast bowls and deserts. Their website is here. They use regular oats in their granola and in some of their deserts, so if you are like me and only do gluten free oats, then you should not get those items. But you can bacon and eggs, salmon and eggs and some of their salads, that are all tasty.

Hours of operation: Open daily from 6:30 am to 9 pm.

Location: Jln Pantai Batu Bolong no.55, Canggu, Bali

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Gluten Free Bakery Bali

It is pretty awesome having a 100% gluten free bakery that you can access. Made Banana Flour is a great place and you will likely see the owner there and he will give you samples of things. Take him up on it and you can see what you like the best.

Everything I had there was really delicious, and we had the waffles, pancakes, desserts and coffee almost daily. I am such a loyal customer to these places and they really see the potential in our customer base.

Restaurants can change owners, chefs and menus: please contact the restaurant to ensure a gluten free meal can still be offered.

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Gluten Free Groceries in Canggu

I was able to find tons of gluten free food products at Pepito. Pepito is a grocery store chain from New Zealand. I usually make a big batch of meal preparations so I have leftovers and don’t have to spend too much time in the kitchen. I found my favourite gluten free sausages in Canggu and they were a great supper and I had leftovers!

I was also pretty pumped that I found gluten free pasta and sauces, so we made some lovely pasta dishes, which made me feel like I was at home. They had lots of snack options like crackers, cookies, granola bars and chocolate bars too!

I know I love to know what kind of Gluten Free Products are available in Bali, so I made a list of them in the article.

Canggu Accommodation

We had a superb location and a roof top patio with a view of the water. We had breakfast and coffee on the patio and it never got old. While Bali isn’t pedestrian friendly, we still walked everywhere, and we were close to everything. Once a week we would hire a driver to take us to get groceries, but it was very inexpensive to do so. Otherwise, we were close to the beach, yoga, restaurants, bars and shopping.

We used Booking.com for our accommodation and I can really recommend it for booking a place with a kitchen.

Check out the latest price for where we stayed on booking.com >> RIGHT HERE. 
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Canggu Yoga

I love yoga and I got a pass since we were spending 20 days in Canggu. There are many options for you to try, but I went to The Practice everyday. You can check their website out here. The studio was absolutely beautiful and so peaceful. They even have events they put on, so you can really feel part of a community.

Canggu Bali -Things To Do

You can do lots of relaxing and chilling in the beach town. But, if you are interested in exploring other areas, then you can totally do some day trips. Each town will have what they call ‘local transport’ and there is also Grab. Depending on the area, Grab was not allowed by the locals, some couldn’t stop it.

Beach Parties

Right on the beach in front of Old Mans Restaurant there are nightly beach parties. There are bands sometimes and it creates such a nice ambience. There are beanbag chairs on the beach, people surfing, and the sun is setting. Do NOT miss this!

Temples

Tanah Lot Hindu temple is not too far from Canggu and is the picture above. It is a temple built on a rock formation in the water. At certain times of the day, when the water is low, you can walk out to see it. When the water is high, you get amazing views and pictures of the temple surrounded by water. It is a major tourist destination and was very beautiful.

Beaches

You can go to other popular beach towns that are close to Canggu. Kuta and Seminyak are very popular for beaches and parties.

Rice Fields

You will definitely get some Instagram worthy pictures exploring the rice fields. One of our accommodations backed a rice field. When we were having our coffee outside in the morning, I would watch the workers. It looked like back-breaking labour for sure. The sunset going behind the lush green rice fields was really breathtaking.

Surfing

The Echo beach is definitely a surfer’s paradise. My husband surfs and loved it. I would rent a cheap beach chair and pretend to tan, read and of course watch the surfers catch waves.

Spa

You can also get some great relaxing time at the spa. Check out this great article about spas to see in Canggu.

NIMA

While many people do speak English, they may not fully understand the precautions you need at places with gluten in their kitchens. For that reason, I test food at these restaurants.

Gluten Free Eating in Bali

I was in Canggu for a long time and I had a really great time. This was a milestone for me and it taught me that with practice and an open mind, that I can get better at eating Gluten Free Abroad.

Canada is so far from Bali and I soooo glad that I got to experience the island. It was my husband’s favourite surf spot. The laid-back attitudes put us at ease.

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I have a great country guide – Ultimate Celiac Guide to Bali.

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Cheers, I hope you enjoyed my lovely trek,

Brett – The Ultimate Gluten Free Traveller

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