Vegan "Coup de Coeur" in Dubai
Vegan "Coup de Coeur" in Dubai
Because I love to discover new places and new vegan&gluten free options are slowly but surely flourishing in Dubai, I decided to share my last “coup de coeur” and favorite places:
New (to me!)
Sesame - Sunset mall. I like the cosy and casual atmosphere of this new eatery. Menu offers some interesting vegan options like Mushroom&Walnut pate. I enjoyed the nourishing mineral broth with seaweed. Ingredients look very fresh and it results in honest & great meals!
Cabin - Barsha South. How to describe this little hidden gem? Peaceful, hipster, arty, foodie, in short great vibes! You will seat in a beautiful little garden, where you could stay all day. I enjoyed the carpaccio of beetroot with roast beetroot, roast pumpkin, green beans and almonds. I tasted as well the green salad with avocado, kale, baby spinach, chickpea, radish, teriyaki roasted pecans, and baked tofu. Everything was really good! Don’t forget to have a look inside… you’ll discover that it is not only a restaurant.
Healthy Little Secrets - Business Bay. HLS motto is “deliciously simple” and it says it all! This is the cutest little cafe. HLS shared the ENCAS’ philosophy, you can read on the menu: “A compromise between health benefits and taste is not an option”. I cannot decide what I love the most about this place.... From the organic teas and their amazing Bubble Tea to gluten free toasts: avocado, but also homemade berry jam and cashew butter… You should stop by.
PS: if you spend AED75 you can get your HLS glass jar and avoid single use plastic! Told you I love everything about Healthy Little Secrets!
URTH by Nabz&G - JLT. A great lunch place if you work around the JLT area. How comforting is a nice soup for lunch, with options like the lentil/celery soup and pea/mint you won’t be disappointed. The Yoga bowl with beetroot hummus (my fav hummus!), sauerkraut (your gut says yes please!), guacamole and sunflower seeds, can we ask for more! Don’t forget to try the vegan burger too. My go to place :)
Society - Jumeirah 1. First of all the decor and the style of this cafe are elegant, casual and simply beautiful. I love the natural sunlight atmosphere. They locally-sourced their ingredients and you can tell :) A few things I particularly enjoyed: first they offer Sourdough bread, second the truffle fries are just a must try, and the baked Cauliflower with romesco too! Not many vegan options in the menu but the Society team are super friendly and accommodating.
Same old: my favorites
If you follow my Insta stories, you know where I have my habits:
BeSupernatural - Dubai mall. My number 1! I’m actually glad to live far from the Dubai Mall, otherwise I’d spend my days eating Chef Athena’s creations… Super Natural Kitchen is the only 100% raw, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, preservative-free restaurant and the only one serving gourmet and elaborated vegan cuisine.
I cannot decide on my favorite dish, maybe the lasagna, or the truffle beetroot ravioli, or the north indian curry with cauliflower rice, or the truffle Mushroom Pizza… and the best thing is that you can order a Kombucha shot!
Wild and the Moon - Al Serkal. My second office, I love the space and the atmosphere, it is my favorite coffee shop to catch up with friends or get some work done between two meetings. I’m addicted to their So green juice and hot Golden Latte (which I love even more without maple syrup)
Life N One - Jumeirah 1. The most relaxing and pretty garden in town… a little bit of Bali in Dubai. I like their chickpea omelette and Zucchini Pasta! Good vibes only in this peaceful place!
Unexpected: Non healthy with nice Vegan options
Because sometimes your fiance wants his burger and he is taking you to Black Tap… know that you have 2 great options for a treat meal: the falafel salad and...the vegan burger with gluten free buns and sweet potatoes fries...seriously once in a while it feels good!
I’ll write about Vegan&Gluten free sweets and desserts in another post very soon :)
Let me know your thoughts and what is your favorite place in town.