Food Beautiful Food:

included in your DayPass.

Fresh daily from our organic gardens, which are more than organic. We call them:

SSSSS (Super Strong Self Sustaining Seedlings) evolved and self propagated.

FFF (Freshly Foraged Foods), plucked from our jungle gardens.

Three daily organic vegetarian buffets:

  • Breakfast 8:30-10am.
  • Lunch 11am-3pm.
  • Dinner 4:30-6pm

All-day-grazing-table, fruits, herbal teas, cookies, cassava crisps, etc.

Food at Bali Silent Retreat is an energetic awakening experience. The human diet has changed drastically during our life time. You are invited to reconnect to your body’s true wants and needs and encouraged to savour each bite in silent mindful eating, overlooking the surrounding rice fields and holy mountains, transforming your relationship with food, clean air and clean water.

We offer food straight from the earth; our organic gardens and forests and locally sourced in Bali.  Fresh and lovingly prepared by a team of chefs, trained to the high standards of our sustainable food philosophy. Our food is famous for its unique flavour combinations and nourishing qualities. Healthy and yummy, organic and sustainable, what we eat aligns us to the entire web of life.

The food – OMG!!! I’ve dined in Michelin starred restaurants that were a joke compared to this culinary taste sensation, LOVED it!!!

Best food I’ve ever had . . . ever – dangerously delicious!

My pallet is inspired and my eyes have opened to what can be done in the kitchen.

I did NOT miss meat for 1 minute. Food is fantastic!

This food is the best vegetarian food I’ve ever had. Usually my body and mind crave meat after not having it for a couple of days. But now, when I’m about to leave, I only want more of this delicious food I’ve been eating.

A typical day menu sampling of our ‘living food’


  • Eggs – local rice field ducks
  • Rice porridge- raisins, vanilla, mint
  • Homegrown banana pancakes
  • Fruit & nut bread
  • Spanish Potato Omelet
  • Grilled vine tomatoes
  • Sourdough bread
  • Fresh picked fruits
  • Homemade coconut yogurt

Lunch Salad Buffet

A light midday feast to nourish your body. We offer a wide range of super fresh, chopped, un-dressed ingredients for you to create your own perfect salad.

Grab a salad shaker and fill it with foraged wild herbs and greens, grated root vegetables, chopped shoots, leaves and sprouts.

Add a dressing of choice & shake!

Add protein options: pulled young jack fruit, soft boiled duck egg, mung bean fritters.

Top with crunchy goodies like our coconut sprinkle, local nut and seed mix of cassava chips.

Dinner Buffet

  • Veggie garden minestrone
  • Moroccan tomato and pumpkin swirls
  • Local long beans & potato salad
  • Homemade duck egg noodles with spinach and coconut sauce
  • Eggplant chips with babaganoush dip
  • Nasi Kuning. Yellow turmeric and lime infused heritage rice
  • Young Papaya salad with kaffir lime dressing
  • Beetroot and turmeric sorbet slice

ALL DAY – Tea, Snacks & Drinking Water

  • Fresh mint, lemon balm and tarragon infusions.
  • Fresh fruits.
  • Health tonics such as turmeric and tamarind juice lightly sweetened with palm honey.
  • Different medicinal teas such as soursop leaves, toasted red rice and ginger.
  • An array of cookies and snacks, always made with healthy natural ingredients.

Water choices:
reverse osmosis, deep well water (60meters) – UV & charcoal filtered.

Bali Silent Retreat - Sauce with Chili

Food How-To and Garden Tours

There are frequent opportunities to converge with our garden and kitchen angels, who share their knowledge of medicine foods and naturally foraged foods.

5pm at the buffet: our kitchen staff usually shares a short demonstration of the dishes’ herbs and spices and ingredients.

Monday – Friday mornings, an educational tour  through our sustainable organic gardens is available, by our garden crew.

Bali Silent Retreat’s  approach to food owns accountability to health & wholeness from soil to stomach , as well as, a sustainable relationship with our environment.  We’ve been called ‘green-to-the-extreme’ maniacs, exploring more deeply organic, chemical free, and sustainable practices, along with  local cultural ‘old school’ wisdom. Sharing your viewpoints and learning from each other is highly valued.

Check the calendar on the programs page.

Bali Silent Retreat - Snail of Approval - Slow Food Bali

Slow Food

Yep, we’re certified by the Slow food folks. Slow Food is a network of 100,000+ members in 153 countries who share a passion for an unhurried life starting at the dinner table. Slow food supports small scale farmers, artisans and restaurateurs who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment.

Slow food envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it, and good for the planet. Slow food awards their snail stamp of approval to those who contribute to the authenticity, sustainability and quality of our food supply. At Bali Silent Retreat we are proud to carry their stamp of approval. We are committed to exceed the requirements and continue to expand our support towards healthy, clean and delicious food for all.

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Self Sustaining Veggies & Fresh Foraged Foods

Depending on what’s fresh in the garden, the talented kitchen crew performs their culinary magical version of ‘Be Here Now’, foraging for the freshest and tastiest delights of the day’s harvest. Since we prepare everything from scratch, we meet most special needs, including gluten free & dairy free and vegan.  Indonesian food is usually featured mid week, so we don’t forget we are in the midst of the spice islands – Indonesia! It corresponds with a ‘Balinese Cultural Discussion ’ lecture on Thursday nights  and the Friday 2 hour rice terrace hike, with our Balinese cultural and medicinal herbs staff.  Foraged Foods from our jungle gardens and Super Strong Self Sustaining Veggies, evolve to be strong  with very little help from humans.

Our Balinese Kitchen Angels range from forager-medicine aficionados to locals who’ve returned from big city gourmet chef experience to be close their family. They forage the veggie gardens and 4 hectares of wild grounds to see the latest herbs and vegetables that we’ve organically grown (chemically free – no artificial fertilizer here.) And to find those volunteer wild veggies which have popped up on their own. (welcome to the tropics where vegetation reigns.)