I love exploring the food scene in Dubai, specially since there is a big variety of choices and it seems like there is a new place opening up every day. At the moment these are my regular and favorite spots. I will start with the healthy options making my way to the cheat days and lastly coffee. Hope this will build an appetite.
Wild and the Moon – A healthy cafe in Alserkal Avenue, serving food and beverages that are 100% organic, cold pressed, plant based, wheat free and unpasteurised. I love their cold pressed juices and açai bowl with home made granola.
Pineapple Express – Their new location at The Palm right in front of The Atlantis hotel is a match made in heaven for this cute healthy spot. Their açai bowl and fresh juices are my go to choices, a few more superfood options are available on their menu.
Comptoir 102 – A cafe in a chic concept store that specialises in organic food and local produce. All recipes are primarily vegan, raw and gluten free. I love going for breakfast and enjoying their delicious buckwheat pancakes with fresh berries, so good and healthy.
3 in 1 – This beautiful restaurant at Vida hotel has a saturdaze brunch that is divine! In addition to breakfast signatures, they also offer detox juices, fresh fruit blends and brunch favorite foods. The flat price of 139 AED includes a glass of alcoholic drink from their menu, while seating by the pool and enjoying the view.
Nathalie – This friendly and cosy cafe at FitRepublik serves great healthy food. I love their take on chicken curry served with quinoa, it is absolutely delicious. They also have raw desserts, fresh juices and smoothies.
Almaz by Momo – A beautifully decorated restaurant serving the best moroccan food in town. This one has been a favotire of mine for a long time. I love their couscous, tajine and babaghanoush, everything is always so fresh and tasty and I always love admiring the super cool decor.
La Serre – Vida hotel has won me over once again, La Serre is an amazing restaurant serving spectacular dishes. Everything ordered at their bistro is absolutely delicious and full of flavour. During the day I love going to their boulangerie for their chicken truffle pizza, an absolute favorite of mine.
Common Grounds – Another great spot from the owners of Tom & Serg at the Mall of Emirates. I’m a bit obsessed with their prawn tacos, such a good combination of taste and spicy just enough for my taste. The coffee there is as good as all their other venues, the perfect ending to my meals.
Parker’s – Another great find at a mall, this time Dubai Mall. In order to savour their yummy dishes one must hunt for the key to “gain access” to the restaurant, which sure increase an appetite. If it sounds too confusing, just take a look at their instagram and follow their story line. This is my cheat meal of choice, and I would have it every single day if I could. Delicious truffle burger, pretzel chicken strips and I finish it off with their best seller dessert, the lotus drama.
Mocha 1450 – The Arabic style interiors in this ethically minded coffee shop, makes it a cozy and intimate experience. The menu is extensive with a vast option of brewing methods. Coffee is served with a glass of sparkling water to clean the palate and dates.