Whether you’re 100 per cent animal product-free or you like to go green once in a while, these vegan concepts and menus in Dubai offer more than just a simple green salad with innovative dishes that push the plant-based boundaries
Thanks to Dubai’s ever-growing health and wellbeing scene, plant-based eateries and dedicated menus are continually cropping-up across the city — boasting more choice than ever. From health-conscious cafés to a vegan spin on fine dining, our gallery above includes vegan options that deserve a spot on your Dubai foodie bucket list, whether you’re vegan or not.
If you’re looking for a laid-back vibe with food full of locally sourced goodness, MOJEH recommends a morning at Wild & Moon (for the blueberry scones alone) and an afternoon at Amongst Few Café; a urban coffee shop, meets creative space that sits adjacent to the brand’s concept store. Want to fully immerse yourself in healthy living? Spend a day at Seva, with a yoga class and a colourlful acai bowl on the agenda.
A new (80 per cent) plant-based spot to try, is contemporary food concept Soulgreen. Its first venture outside of Italy, the restaurant is focused on being kind to the environment with a plastic-and waste-free kitchen and a menu curated from sustainably sourced ingredients. Overlooking the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, the eatery offers the perfect place to watch the migratory birds pass by while enjoying a tasty red quinoa burger.
For a luxury take on vegan food, try Four Season’s Folia menu by Chef Matthew Kenney. Opt for the wild-mushroom sandwich delivered to the room and the dukkah avocado, followed by the coconut cream pie for an afternoon bite in the resort’s garden oasis.
Still skeptical about vegan food? Ease yourself into the concept and dine in Dubai restaurant that offers both. Bounty Beets is perfect for breakfast with almond pancakes, plant-based scramble and avo toast, as well as vegetarian and some healthy meat options too. For dinner, try Coya’s unrivaled atmosphere and the new vegan menu which boasts a flavour-filled, Peruvian take on plant-based food.
Finally, set in the sanctuary of the suburbs among the lush green surrounds of Jumeirah Golf Estates, Nassau is a contemporary Mediterranean restaurant that focuses on utilising the UAE’s organic resources for a dynamic menu that includes paleo-friendly, vegan and vegetarian options. The guilt-free, chocolate vegan ice cream is one of the best scoops in the city.