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Green Kitchen Bali

Amazing Balinese cooking class with local Jero Nyoman, in sidemen, Ubud. After a stop at Klungkung Market, we got a tour of Jero’s farm and selected some veggies to cook with. The open air kitchen looks over the surrounding farms under huts, with wood fire stoves. Jero is very laid back and will guide you through cooking various meals like curry, corn fritters, soup, tempeh and black rice pudding! Some basic preparation was done of preparing and cutting some of the veggies, but we continued to slice, chop, grind, boil and cook all of the dishes, including making coconut oil from fresh grated coconut! Every dish was delicious, I think the corn fritters were our fave.

Make sure to Book ahead and request Vegan option, you need at least 2 people for the class to run, and the class menu will be decided by the first to book.

380K IDR with pickup from Ubud
pickup 08:00 return around 15:00

Yug Vegetariano

YUG is one of the best Vegetarian restaurants in Mexico City, and first opened in 1963! I ate here many times within my short stay. Offering veggie versions of Mexican dishes as well as international foods like veggie burgers and pasta, fresh juices and organic non-alcoholic beers. The staff are friendly & most of them speak at least a little English.

The ‘Carnitas Vegetarianas’ was my favorite: TVP, frijoles, guacamole, tortilla!! One of the reasons I really liked it here was because of the use of TVP (soy), to add protein to the dish in stead of just ‘removing the meat’. That, with sides like frijoles, guacamole and vegetables, make it not just tasty but very nutritious, something missing from many vegetarian meals in the region. I’m actually getting hungry now just writing this.

Good portions, good price, tasty, nutritious, and friendly! Definitely check this place out!
Note, even here you have to be very specific if you do not want cheese, (“Sin Queso por favor”).

Buffet Lunch everyday & Breakfast Buffet on Sundays.
Well located in Zona Rosa, a short walk from Fridas y Diego hostal, Insurgentes or Sivilla Metro Stations.

Mon – Fri 7:00 ~ to 21:00
Sat – Sunday 8:30 ~ 20:00

Lush, London

Lush is a UK based cosmetics company selling natural skin, hair, bath and shower products; like handmade soaps, lotions, bath bombs, shampoo etc. Lush is against animal testing, all of their products are vegetarian, and many are Vegan and labelled as such on their website and in-store.

Lush uses natural ingredients like fruits, vegetables, essential oils (no animal fats) and some synthetic materials. Some of their products contain beeswax, lanolin, honey or free-range eggs and hence are not vegan. All products are purchased from companies that are against animal testing, and Lush test their own products on human volunteers before sale!

Everything inside the shop looks and smells great. Some of it even looks edible! It all sits in the open (Lush use minimal packaging) and blocks of soap are sold by weight. As they are fresh and natural, some of the products even have use-by-dates.

Lush products make great gifts, and they sell box packages at £10, £20 etc already wrapped up and ready to go. Staff are friendly and helpful in picking the right thing, either for you or someone else.

Lush now has over 600 stores Worldwide, with stores all over London. You can find more branches here.