November marks World Vegan Month, and whether you follow a completely plant-based menu or are simply looking to have less meat in your diet, there are numerous ways to mark the occasion in Dubai this month. From new vegan menus and delivery plans to treats that can be delivered direct to your door, MOJEH rounds up the best ways to celebrate the occasion.
Sample a new vegan menu
Bounty Beets, the cute and colourful café nestled in Westin Mina Seyahi, has introduced a tasty new plant-based menu this month, all crafted from healthy, organic ingredients. Dishes include Bunbelievable (a Beyond Vegan patty with all the trimmings, BBQ mayo ad vegan cheddar cheese served with sweet potato fries), IYAM Gnocci (sweet potato gnocci, tomato and jackfruit ragu, peas and vegan cheese) and Love & Chickpeas (bagel with marinated chickpeas, avo and vegan mayo).
And it doesn’t stop there. There’s also a selection of new vegan desserts including caramel cheesecake which sounds absolutely delicious.
Enjoy a fine dining Asian experience
Shanghai Me, DIFC’s east-Asian inspired culinary hotspot, has one of the most vegan-friendly menus in town, designed to be savoured on its lush green terrace. Head Chef Shane Macneill has designed his menu to ensure that all tastes and dietary preferences are catered for, with standout dishes including steamed wild mushroom dumplings and exquisite wok tofu with salt & pepper.
There’s also a dedicated vegetable Section including sauteed cauliflower chili & coriander, and wok bok choy with soy, ginger & garlic. Other delectable highlights include the grilled sweetcorn with shiso butter and wok aubergine in chili bean sauce.
In other words – you’ll be spoilt for choice.
INFO: +971 4 564 0505
Helping British people feel at home on a daily basis, iconic retailer Marks & Spencer has launched its largest ever selection of plant-based festive food, with a huge variety of meat- and dairy-free treats that will be sure to get you in a celebratory mood.
Those with a sweet tooth can enjoy the luxe vegan Belgian cocoa dusted truffles and Plant Kitchen mince pies, while the Plant Kitchen mini no chicken kievs are the perfect bite-sized appetisers. There’s also vegan mac & cheese bites for the win.
INFO: Available at Marks & Spencer stores nationwide
Vegan food delivered to your door
Flow is well-known as one of Dubai’s premier healthy eating hubs, but did you know you could get their dishes delivered direct to your door? Offering 22-day and 30-day meal plans, which include five meals a day, getting your health fix has never been simpler.
While options are endless, an example menu includes oatmeal berry no bake crumble for breakfast with mixed protein balls and edamame for snacks. Thai vegetable coconut curry makes for a hearty lunch, while roasted heirloom cherry tomato pasta with grilled mushrooms zucchini kale pesto is just one of the delicious dinners on offer.
Similarly, Freakin’ Healthy has also introduced a plant-based meal plan, Root’D, this month, with three different plans and over 45 meal options. Whether you’re looking to manage your weight, go on a detox or simply crave a more balanced lifestyle, all meals are designed and balanced by a nutritionist , who is also available for Zoom consultations.
INFO: Flow’s 22-day plan costs Dhs1,999, Dhs2,599 for the 30-day plan; contact Flow on WhatsApp at 055 500 8020
Root’D’s meal plans are available as a two-week or monthly plan, with a daily price of Dhs120 or a monthly price of Dhs2,400; freakinhealthy.com/rootd/
Indulge in some luxury ice cream
Ego & East, brainchild of vegan sisters Reem and Natalya Kanj, has teamed up with Canvas Gelato to create a range of four delectable vegan ice-creams using coconut milk and almond milk. Choose from chocolate & chocolate chip, mango & candied pistachio, coconut & salted caramel, and peanut butter & jam, all which are indulgently creamy.
INFO: A collection of four ice-cream flavours costs Dhs240; contact 052 999 3565