While the world screams “Vegan”, UAE has taken the concept pretty seriously and for all good reasons. The demand for vegan food is growing radically as is a sharp rise in the number of plant- based eateries. Ahead of the World Vegan day that falls on Nov 1, heres’a lowdown on some vegan food outlets in UAE-
Cost of meal for two- AED 200
Avocadolicious has opened its doors serving up Dubai’s most delicious and innovative avocado snacks and dishes to the avocado lovers. A UAE-homegrown brand, Avocadolicious is the brainchild of Astro Balingit who was inspired and excited by the massive success of avocado restaurants in New York and wants to spread the avo love throughout the UAE. Avocadolicious opened its first operation in the Floating Market in 2018. Happily overwhelmed with the huge demand of UAE’s avolovers, Avocadolicious took the concept to Global Village in 2019 were they were awarded ‘Best Kiosk of the Season’ for that year.
The café serves up a range of delicious bites across Avo Snacks, the Guac Collection, Salads, Sorbets, Drinks and Desserts. For those craving a sweet treat, desserts include the refreshing Avo Popsicle, Sorbet Cone or Smoothie.
Let’s Organic Restaurant & Café
Location- Al Wasl Road, Dubai
Cost of meal for two- AED 200 approx
The restaurant serves organic Mediterranean and Italian cuisine with predominant vegan and gluten-free options. Guests can expect pastas, risottos and fresh fruit juices served in a chic space with minimalistic decor, featuring plenty of greenery and natural light. Let’s Organic restaurant and café’s menu is 100% organic, some of its signature dishes including variety of pastas, risotto alla milanese (organic rice with saffron) and wood fired pizzas. Once you have enjoyed the awesome vegan food, take a stroll down the Let’s Organic Supermarket, located in the same building complex for fresh organic produce and foodstuff.
Location- Jumeirah, Dubai
Cost of meal for two- AED 300 approx
Tuck into instagrammable food at SEVA Table, Dubai’s first plant-based café. Conscious eating is a growing trend, with more people flocking towards plant-based and vegan food that’s packed with flavour, nutrients and no nasties. Recently rebranded, SEVA Table, offers just that and more. Tucked away in a serene garden in Jumeirah 1, SEVA Table serves beautiful and satisfying plates of food and carefully crafted drinks that wow both the eye and the palate.
You could try the Mystic Mushroom drink which contains power antioxidants, or the Beauty Potion drink made from the “he shou wu” traditional Taoist herb that promotes longevity, and hibiscus which is a natural form of botox! Some of its unique menu components include ‘The Eggless Omelette’ made from gram flour is a best seller, as is the ‘Black Hummus’ which is activated with charcoal. The ‘Snickers Pie’ is another must try that is packed with goodness, not guilt. SEVA also serves Kangen water, which is an electronically reduced hydrogen rich drinking water, as well as to cleanse and cook its produce. The café’s library is packed with brilliant books and SEVA Table encourages you to savour the beautiful sanctuary that it is. There is also no wifi there; connecting at SEVA means with each other, not logging in!
Location- Sold through Deliveroo
Average cost of one tub (450 ml)- AED 20 approx
What better news than to have super healthy, super delicious icecreams delivered to your doorstep? Brooklyn Creamery has come up with guilt-free icecream options, so you indulge your taste buds without worrying about the calories. Yes, the concept of healthy ice creams is real and Brooklyn Creamery has made it true. It brings an entire plethora of icecreams to get your cravings satiated in great varieties while choosing from dairy-free, sugar-free or simply low calorie. Some of its popular options are Halo Top Sea Salt Caramel, Brooklyn Chocoholic, Booja booja Honeycomb Caramel. Its healthy fruit lollies are a delight to slurp as much as its dairy free, vegan ice creams.
The Mezza House
Location- Downtown Dubai
Cost of meal for two- AED 250 approx
With a focus on flavour, freshness and variety, the Mezza House’ vegan menu is constructed to satisfy the appetite without compromising on taste, health or lifestyle choice. It offers
some of the greatest tasting vegan-friendly Lebanese cuisine in the heart of Dubai.
From super healthy salads to wholesome pulse treats, Mezza House offers vegan Lebanese cuisine that can be experienced in restaurant. Some of its top-rated vegan dishes are Carrot hummus, Muhammara, Hummus Beiruty and Beetroot salad.