I chose to transition to a completely plant based diet whilst on Havelock island. Being the middle of monsoon season, on a tiny remote island, when half of the restaurants’ were closed, may not have been the best time or place to make this work. But I did OK considering all that, and I did not starve which is a bonus! Half of the below meals were while I was still eating dairy, so please don’t judge me as a vegan on all of these recommendations. Most places were very accommodating when it came to removing the animal products; so don’t be afraid to ask!
I’m sorry I dropped the ball on photos for this instalment! We were running out of space on our memory cards and I seem to have deleted a chunk of photos 🙁 We bought another hard drive so I promise our Indonesia edition will be back to normal!
Navdav’s Place. No.5
They had a broad and varied menu with items perfect for vegetarians like kidney bean or chickpea curry, they did porridge for breakfast, the typical Indian hash brown mix with sautéed potato’s, capsicum and onion could be ordered as a meal which is a favourite of ours. Pictured is my mushroom and eggplant sizzler to which the picture does no justice- this was a beautiful mix of garlic and perfectly cooked vegetables. Unfortunately they closed for the season 2 days into our visit. Sometimes has Wi-Fi.
Fat Martins. No.5
Great pizza’s, fresh salads, vegetarian burgers and rolls, and noodles. My first no-cheese-pizza was from here and it was much better than I expected! They also run a Tikka night every Sunday- This should definitely not be missed! My half eaten Veggie option is pictured below.
Red Snapper No.5
The eggplant parmegianna was amazing. They had two slightly different menus floating around when we visited. One has pretty much no vegetarian options and the second had two- ask to see the ‘other’ menu if you don’t see much to choose from!
Golden Spoon No.3
No vegan options for breakfast whilst I was there. But in high season they offer a hummus/tahini onion fry up with chapatti’s. The masala curries were also delicious. Sometimes has Wi-Fi.
Only Indian dishes to choose from for Vegetarians/Vegans, but I highly recommend the mushroom masala.
Venom Bar. No.3
Expensive, but great (cheese-less)pizza’s. If you have an Indian mobile then you may be able to connect to Wi-Fi here.
Are you a vegetarian? Do you find it difficult to find tasty food while travelling?