ABU DHABI Organic food is the new fad. And it’s here to stay as more and more people are realising adverse effect of consuming chemical-sprayed veggies and hormone-infused meat. Here is a list of shops and cafes in Abu Dhabi that stock the best organic stuff.
The Collection St. Regis Saadiyat
The Ripe market at The Collection is one of the most vibrant locations to get your organic fix. You can stock up on fresh farm-picked seasonal veggies, organic fruits, eggs and other gourmet products from this farmer’s market held every Friday. It also features pop-up vendors who sell everything from freshly squeezed juices, organic cosmetics, arts and crafts and jewellery.
Every Friday 10am to 3pm
Call: 04-380 7602
Want to order your organic supply for the week through Facebook or Instagram? This local farm run by Emirati Mohammad Salama takes orders for poultry including chicken, ducks, quail, turkey, pigeons and eggs on a weekly basis. The loyal customer base of YAS farm vouches for the taste and quality of its hormone-free poultry meat and vegetables.
To place orders log on to https://www.facebook.com/Yas-Farm-399096113575996/
Or call 055-973 3337
The Organic Foods and Cafe at Nation Galleria
The Organic Food and Café at Nation Galleria has one of the best selections of organic products. While filling your trolley with weekly specials like purple artichokes, brown bananas and wild wonder cherries to name a few, you can also check out organic and biodynamic supplements, skincare, cosmetics, baby items and household cleaning products. The café in the supermarket also has some great gluten-free delights.
Open daily from 9am to 11pm
Call: 02-665 9060
The Market at Mushrif Mall
This air-conditioned fresh food market within a mall concept lets you shop for fresh meat and fish in a squeaky clean environment. There are even fish tanks from where you can pick choice lobsters, crab and hammour. The vegetable and fruit market also stocks a huge variety of organic produce.
Sun to Wed 9am to 10pm, Thur to Sat 9am to 11pm.
Call: 02-690 4444.
Greenheart Organic Farms
Following its success in Dubai, Greenheart Organic Farms has now reached out to Abu Dhabi residents with two deliveries every week.
Greenheart has its own farm and grows produce there. They stock more than 400 hand picked products in its shop in Arjan, Dubailand. Customers can choose from a wonderful selection of over 100 freshly harvested seasonal vegetables and a small selection of fruit grown at Greenheart’s own farm in Sharjah.
Also available in-store are jars of raw honey with comb produced by Greenheart’s own bees and free range organic eggs from the farm’s happy hens. In addition, the store stocks a selection of grass-fed, hormone-free dairy products, locally made organic ice cream, a wide selection of unusual organic pantry items, Superfoods, beverages and Wellness products.
Log on to their Facebook page or place online orders by email.
056-640 7060/04-361 7010
Delivery: Every Monday and Wednesday
Ripe Food & Craft Market
The immensely popular Ripe Food & Craft Market held at the renovated Mushrif Central Park every Saturday is the second pop-up market of Ripe produce in Abu Dhabi. Buzzing with live cooking stations, musicians, fitness workshops, artists and designers, the market makes for a perfect family outing while shopping for organic vegetables and fruits in Abu Dhabi. Every Saturday 4pm to 9pm
Organic Foods and Cafe, Masdar City
The Masdar City is home to Organic Foods and Café’s second shop in Abu Dhabi. The choice of products is limited but sufficient to meet your basic needs.
Timing: 9am to 8pm. Friday 3 to 8pm. Call: 02-557 1406
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