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Ubud Food Festival Comes to Bali

Ubud has something new to celebrate, a new food festival. This is great news for lovers of Indonesian cuisine and it will be held from 17-19 April 2020. It is only 3 days but it will be jammed packed full of exciting chefs and culinary cuisine. Chefs and foodies from around the globe are going to be attending this great event so make sure you are here in Ubud if you want to be part of this exciting event. The website states:

Ubud Food Festival 2020 will champion the people behind the scenes of Indonesia’s culinary cultures with the theme Heroes

This is the brainchild of the founder of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, so if the success of this event is anything to go by you are not going to want to miss out on this.

Dozens of international world-renown chefs will be there at the Ubud Food festival bringing their imaginative cooking styles and talents to the table -sounds delicious! There will also be a choice of free as well as paid events to attend such as cooking classes, food stalls, tours of local markets, buying local produce and learning to cook some of Indonesia’s and Bali’s best-known dishes – this is a must-attend for all food lovers and for people that want to do something different in Ubud rather than the standard tourist things.

It’s all about the taste buds so bring an appetite and bring your friends as this is going to be huge! You can meet celebrity chefs, food bloggers as well as local restaurant business owners, where you can pick their brains for food tips and advice about Indonesian cooking.

Where will the Ubud Food festival take place?

The festival will take place at two of Ubud’s main, well-known venues – so you really can’t miss them – just ask your taxi driver: Taman Baca and Indus Restaurant – these are centrally located in Ubud right in the heart of the action. For more information please have a look at the Ubud Food Festival website.

Some information about the food festival

You can buy tickets online on the festival’s website – See above for the link to their site and to view the schedule of events click here.

The entire festival is conducted in English but if there are any sessions or classes in Bahasa, Indonesian you will be notified

There are facilities for the disabled but make sure you ask about wheelchair access.

Where to stay whilst the festival is on in Ubud?

There are tons of accommodation styles and types all over Ubud. Whether you want to stay in a 5-star resort, hotel or a  Villas in Ubud the range is huge. One thing we do suggest is that because of the popularity of the festival that you do book before you arrive as you do not want to be left without accommodation. Remember, you don’t have to be staying in the heart of Ubud. You can stay in other areas like Sanur, Gianyar or Ketewel, which also has loads of accommodation and is only 30 min by taxi to Ubud. This could be a great viable option.

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About the author

Steven is a die-hard Bali island addict and committed surfie. When he's not writing or taking videos of the latest restaurants or cool places, he's at Echo Beach surfing or riding his scooter around Seminyak, Berawa or Canggu. Steve is part of the Bali Villa Escapes marketing team and has been living in and out of Bali for the last 15 years.