Life n’ One
Tucked away in Jumeirah 1, this vegan joint serves some delicious dishes. Step into the bohemian ‘secret’ garden and indulge in its bestseller – avo on toast (guacamole on homemade bread). It also serves vurgers (vegan burger) and zoodles (zucchini noodles) which are quite impressive.
Where: Jumeirah 1, near Spinneys
Price for two: Dh200
Call: 04-343 6676
Known to be one of the oldest vegan cafés in Dubai, it serves great acai bowls. It sources its ingredients from local organic farms and changes the menu daily according to what is seasonal. Its specialities include gluten-free and diary-free desserts.
Where: Jumeirah 1, Opposite Palm Strip Mall
Price for two: Dh200
Call: 04-385 4555
Lime Tree Café
Famous for its carrot cake, this café has a vast menu compared to other vegan eateries in the city. It also serves eggs and chicken preparations. And if you are an Instafreak you will love the interiors.
Where: Al Quoz, Jumeirah 1 and Umm Suqeim, Dubai
Price for two: Dh100
Call: 04 349 8498
This may come to you as a surprise, but this American burger joint serves vegan varieties. So head down to its swanky Jumeirah Al-Naseem location and treat yourself to the much talked about vegan offering. If you’re not strictly vegan, try the milkshakes – you will love them!
Where: Jumeirah Al Naseem, Umm Suqeim
Price for two: Dh325
Call: 04-422 9904
This boutique bakery is popular for its rose cakes, but a little secret that very few people know is its “choco vegan cupcake”, which the bakery claims is made from raw sugar, handmade chocolate without any diary products. If you want to indulge in guilt-free cupcakes, this is the place to go.
Where: Al Wahda Mall, Mushrif Mall and Al Nahda
Price for two: Dh120
Call: 02-643 8610
Wild and the Moon
This little Parisian café serves some great raw food options. Its vegan cheese (made from cashews and garlic) and rose hummus are hugely popular with people who have dined here. You can also check out the newly introduced golden mylk (a turmeric based almond milk drink).
Where: Al Serkal Avenue
Price for two: Dh160
Call: 04-343 3392
Organic Foods and Café
This weekend let your brunch be vegan. Organic Foods and Café, the home of fresh and raw foods, hosts a vegan brunch very Friday and Saturday. The brunch is split into two distinct themes: vegan and gluten-free. Find everything from starters, to drinks and main courses made from raw ingredients.
Where: Al Quoz and Greens
Price: Dh99 for adults, Dh70 for children ages 5-12 years
Call: 04-338 4822
This newly opened Brazilian joint serves mouth-watering acai bowls, avocado smash toasts and superfood smoothies. Its halloumi fries and homemade pancakes are also worth trying. A perfect place to stop by after your weekend cardio session.
Where: Dubai Marina
Price: Dh180 for two
Call: 04-447 7622