A big part of the Bali experience is visiting amazing restaurants, dining out on incredible decadent meals, and sampling all the best Indonesian cuisine available on the island.
But, what about those days where you have explored too much and just want to dine in your villa?
Well, this is where Bali really makes all my lazy day dreams come true.
Thanks to easy-to-use apps, friendly restaurants and online services, food delivery in Bali is outstanding, and allows every craving to be satisfied from the comfort of your bed.
This is my quick and easy guide to all the best ways to have food delivered to your door, and some of my favourite restaurants to order from!
Food Delivery with Online Apps
Like the UberEats, Postmates and Deliveroo of the Western world, Bali has its own amazing food ordering apps that makes dining at home fun and easy.
Whether you want to try out some new local Indonesian dishes, or satisfy a McDonald’s craving, Bali food delivery apps are ready and waiting to go.
Both GO-JEK and Grab have hundreds – perhaps even thousands – of restaurant options from fast food to fine dining.
Ideal for a solo night in, and huge feasts with friends, everyone can get their chance to scan through the online menus and add their dishes to the cart.
Watch as the app finds you a driver, updates you on the progress of your delivery, and shows a map of the driver arriving at your door – I anxiously wait outside for mine every time!
And even better, if you don’t have cash on you, you can top-up your in-app wallet and get great discounts.
Delivery starts from IDR10,000, depending on your distance from the restaurant and the time of night.
I easily use at least 10 GO-JEKs and Grabs a week, delivering multiple meals a day, snacks and drinks. I couldn’t live without it.
Restaurant Delivery Service
Of course, you also have the option to order directly from the restaurant themselves.
Not all of the restaurants in Bali offer this service, but a lot of central spots provide a cheap – sometimes free – delivery within a certain radius.
If there is a restaurant you have been dying to try out, and you’ve stalked their Instagram, you will often find a contact number that you can reach out to for menus, specials and orders.
Send your location, transfer the total (if you can), and get ready to have delicious freshly made meals delivered right to your door.
A lot of restaurants in Uluwatu and Ubud offer delivery, as GO-JEK and Grab drivers are harder to come by.
If you are staying in either of these spots, be sure to check out Google Maps to find out what restaurants are close that can deliver sumptuous food.
Grocery Delivery Service
As the COVID-19 pandemic hit the island, grocery delivery services boomed.
Websites, Instagrams and local businesses popped up all over offering a well-rounded service of selecting fresh local produce, and any other item you may have on your grocery list, to be delivered to your doorstep.
One of my favourite sites for this service is Bali Direct. They are eco-conscious, focus on locally run businesses, and provide an unbeatable service with fast and efficient delivery.
Island raised meats, sustainably caught fish, free range eggs and non-pesticide fruits and vegetables are offered at reasonable – close to market – prices and can be delivered free of charge within the Canggu area, or for a small cost on the outskirts.
Order before 1pm and everything you need to prepare your favourite home-cooked meals will be delivered the next day.
In ice-boxes, non-plastic wrappings and traditional market baskets, you don’t need to worry about frozen meats defrosting or milk turning sour on its way to you.
It’s one of the best Bali grocery delivery services I have used. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Restaurants to Try at Home
Now, here are some of my favourite restaurants that I like to order from when I’m having a lazy day at home, am feeling a bit homesick and want something tasty, or just want to treat myself.
Ok ok, I’m sure you were expecting some amazing local food that you can’t find anywhere else. But I get some really serious McD cravings when I haven’t had Western food in a while.
Easily ordered with GO-JEK or Grab, McD is a trusted vendor which means the restaurant will start preparing your order before your driver arrives at the restaurant – speeding up the service.
There are so many McD’s on the island, just choose the closest one to you and order up all your fast food favourites.
One of the best things about McDonald’s in Bali is the fried chicken and rice.
By far one of my favourite restaurants in Bali, Moana is a Tahitian fish spot that serves the best prawn curry I have ever tasted.
Thanks to GO-JEK and Grab, you can order up a feast of fresh fish, poke and salads to be delivered to your door.
Whether you are treating yourself to a fancy solo meal, or getting together with friends, Moana is delivered in plastic reusable tupperware to maintain the fresh flavours and heat.
If you haven’t yet tried, then Moana should be at the top of your ‘to GO-JEK in Bali’ list.
I’m a sucker for a good salad, even more so for a ‘make your own’ salad, which is why Cafe Gourmet is one of my most ordered from restaurants on Grab.
Admittedly, it can be a bit confusing adding your order of separate lettuce leaves, meats and sauces into the app, but once you’ve got the hang of it, it will be your regular order.
As well as salads, Cafe Gourmet has a huge variety of main dishes including breakfasts, sandwiches, Asian plates and pastas.
For something tasty and filling, it is a solid order. I recommend checking out their menu online before checking out the GO-JEK or Grab listing.
It shows many more details, and you can get the full selection of ingredients available for your ‘make your own’ salad or sandwich.
Just a moment’s drive from the clear blue waters of Bingin Beach, Ours is a beautiful minimalist restaurant that has a vast menu.
If you’re spending a weekend retreat in Uluwatu and want to dine around the pool, or have had a busy day and need to relax, Ours offers free delivery in the Bingin area.
Their extensive selection of pastas, burgers, tacos and salads are the perfect accompaniment to an evening-in with friends.
Or, wake up and decide to order in a huge breakfast buffet.
Ours has a speedy and friendly service so you can transfer payment or pay with cash on arrival.
You don’t want to miss out on this spot!
Drop them a message to get the full menu, and to arrange your delivery – +62 (0)813-5337-3163
A Balipedia fave, Synkonah is an all-day restaurant that offers a huge selection of dishes throughout the day.
From perk-me-up coffees to full Sunday roasts, there is something to suit everyone, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
Available by order from the restaurant, Synkonah is able to deliver their super fresh, delicious and beautiful meals to you.
Select from the impressive menu from morning to evening, and tuck into a sumptuous dish in the comfort of your own home.
I highly recommend trying out their ice-coffees for a morning treat, and their main meals and sharing boards make the perfect dinner for a group of friends.
Located just moments from Berawa Beach, it is a must-try for any Canggu visitor.
Drop them a message to get the full menu, and to arrange your delivery – +62 (0)812-3794-3389
Any Italian food lover needs to try out La Baracca. Their vast range of freshly prepared pizzas, pastas and antipastos are to die for.
So, why not eat them from the comfort of your bed or lounging around the pool?
Each of the La Baracca restaurants offer a speedy delivery service from their central points – perfect for those staying in Uluwatu and Ubud.
Simply shoot them a WhatsApp message of your order, or ask for the menu, and you can have a delicious mouthwatering Italian feast delivered to your door – pronto!
La Baracca Seminyak – +62 (0)361-738-373
La Baracca Canggu – +62 (0)878-9924-2776
La Baracca Ubud – +62 (0)813-5790-5347
La Baracca Uluwatu – +62 (0)821-4517-5621
However, if you prefer, all the restaurant branches are also listed on GO-JEK and Grab.
Finding a GO-JEK in Ubud is like finding a needle in a hay-stack, they are far and few between.
Having amazing restaurants like L’Osteria offering delivery is a dream come true.
Easily one of the best Italian restaurants on the island, no one should have to miss out on the tasty delights that leave the kitchen.
Pizzas, pastas, fresh breads and more, can all be delivered to your private Ubud villa for a feast for one, or with friends. Select from their impressive menu and expect prompt friendly service.
L’Osteria is available on GO-JEK and Grab, if you are lucky enough to find a driver then you are in for a treat!
Free for orders over IDR100,000, you can contact the restaurant directly on WhatsApp – +62 (0)812-3976-9486
Cashew Tree is a Uluwatu staple with their huge menu of salads, burgers, sharing platters, smoothie bowls and juices.
Ideal for a morning breakfast after a big night, or an afternoon snack, order into your villa to eat around the pool, or in the cool air-conditioning of your bedroom.
Offering delivery for those nearby, and GO-JEK or Grab for those further out, it is a must-try around Uluwatu.
After a day at the beach and lounging in the hot sun, there is nothing better than a huge feast of platters and plates with friends.
Drop them a message to get the full menu, and to arrange your delivery – +62 (0)859-5378-9675
Local Warungs + Roadside Stalls – with Online Apps
One of the best ways to dip your toes into the world of Indonesian cuisine is to try out local warungs and roadside stalls.
However, that doesn’t mean needing to leave your villa..
With the help of GO-JEK and Grab you can order large affordable feasts of Indonesian favourites – nasi Padang, nasi goreng, sate, martabak, gorengan and more! – right to your door.
Take advantage of online food delivery in Bali and sample all the best local flavours and delicacies.
Some of my favourite local spots are – Gorengan Mas Brow, Semer_bak Martabak, Sate Padang Syukur, Rm Putera Minang and Warung Sate Madura Pa’ Ayex.
Well, I know what I’ll be doing tonight.. Browsing GO-JEK to find out which of these epic spots I’ll be ordering from.
For fresh, tasty and impressive feasts, Bali’s online food apps never disappoint – neither does restaurant delivery services.
Forget about getting dressed up to the nines for dinner, sport your favourite jammies and dine in your sheets with a movie.
And, another credit to Bali Direct for making quarantine life on the island so much easier with their groceries delivery in Bali.
It’s so great, I still continue to use it – just to avoid the supermarkets 😉