Five restaurants to try out this season

Dubai is a haven for food lovers and there’s always an interesting array of restaurants and cafes to choose from. Here’s a list of must try outlets for that lip-smacking gastronomical experience and keeping with times, there are vegan options, too!

  1. Bar baar
    Location- Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai.

Bar Baar in Mankhool has launched a new Friday brunch ‘Brunch Aaj Kal’ from 12 noon till 4pm at Sundowners pool side with non-alcoholic beverages and alcoholic beverages. This is one of the most happening, family- friendly brunch in town with pool access, delicious food, good vibes, sheesha and amazing entertaining activities for every age group.

They have variety in food with various live stations which can satisfy your tastebuds completely. With a huge range of Indian, Chinese and Italian delicacies with variety of Street food such as mouthwatering pani puri, dahi papdi chaat, spaghetti, etc. The live grilling section offers delicious tandoori vegetarian and no-vegetarian delights.

The fun doesn’t stop here! It is a perfect place for enjoying good food with perfect music while soaking in sun after a perfect swim and later on you can enjoy handcrafted ice bucket shisha which is soothing, and easy on your throat in this amazing weather.

The great thing is they have an amazing kids’ zone area with mascot entertainment, face painting, balloons, icecream and much more. So guys this brunch is a must try for some unlimited fun in an open air with delicious food and best customer service.

2. Operation Falafel
Location- Downtown Dubai (and many other branches)

Operation Falafel is a modern take on authentic Arabic street food with a simple setup and an open kitchen concept. Simple settings, subtle ambience and great hospitality are hallmarks of this outlet, which is located in Downtown Dubai, with option of both indoor and outdoor seating. We ordered hummus, stuffed falafel platter, salad and fresh crispy bread. It was for the first time I tried stuffed falafels (four huge ones,which you can barely finish) and they’re stuffed with a mix of foul beans, tomato and onion with Arabic spices.

Fiery Falafel Sandwich tasted good, it had their crunchy falafels, tahini, shatta (tomato and chilli paste) and pickles in a saj bread.Their recent addition is vegan food and I tried the vegan zaatar bread and falafel wrap. Hummus was super creamy and delicious, the best one that I have ever tried. The fresh, crispy breads are great accompaniment to the main dishes and the entire meal was a great experience.

3. Aarey’s Kitchen & Restaurant
Location- Al Barsha

Aarey’s Kitchen & Restaurant is a newly opened, homegrown restaurant aimed at serving fresh, wholesome food to people looking at home-cooked food in casual surroundings. Slated on the idea of providing delicious culinary delights at reasonable prices, Aarey’s kitchen & restaurant is a popular vegetarian choice for office- goers and families alike. This hidden gem in Al Barsha doubles up as the perfect spot for snacks on the go as well as budget-friendly meals.

 It has good options on snacks, breakfast, combos and     meals.  With flavourful North- Indian and South-Indian varieties, the restaurant prides in its tongue-tickling North- Indian and South- Indian thalis. The thalis are a sumptuous delight by themselves with an array of vegetables, dal, papad, curd, chappatis and variety of vegetables and desserts. Apart from its sumptous thalis, its best- sellers include the tantalizing ragda pattice, samosas, palak dosa, chat, pakodas, poha, vegetable sizzler and masala tea.

To say that the restaurant offers value for money and prompt service in relaxed indoor/outdoor seating through its friendly staff would not be an overstatement. The best part is that the quality of food is well- maintained irrespective of its affordable price list. Hence, its easy on the wallet and stomach, too.

4. The Bowl one-
Location-  DIFC

Great concept and take on healthy lifestyle and options, caters to vegetarians and vegans, keto fans and other food preferences. A lot of the product is organic time made and you can tell the team pours their heart into it. one cute place to satisfy dessert cravings, smoothies and shakes and of course, the usual burgers, oatmeals, sandwiches and veg and non- veg wraps.

5. Zest
Location- Al Barsha 3

Enjoy delicious, nutrient- rich, fresh food with a menu offering made from high quality ingredients. . With huge array of juices, smoothies, wraps, salads and desserts, Zest spoils you for choice. And they have vegan options, too. Everything from presentation to flavors and variety of options was a big eye opener to vegan and healthy food, so beautifully presented. I loved the quiches and the vegan Kung pao, I never thought cauliflowers could be so tasty! They also baked a superb carrot cake. Zest has everything a vegan foodie could ever ask for: all dishes, sauces and even the plant-based milk are prepared in-house and from scratch and are full of flavors! We tried the Vegan BBQ Burger, the Moroccan Lentil Soup, the Organic Vietnamese Wraps and we loved all of them!

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