Dubai

Dubai’s Best Vegetarian Restaurants

Where to find great vegetarian food in Dubai.
Whether you’re a veteran vegetarian, or just keeping your meat consumption in check, Dubai is an easy city for discovering delicious dining solutions. As well as plenty of Indian eateries serving traditionally vegetarian cuisine, a new guard of health-conscious, plant-based cafes and restaurants mean that even committed meat eaters will find tempting veggie options in Dubai. Read on for our pick of the best spots.
1

Rasoi Ghar

Bur Dubai

Rasoi Ghar

Bur Dubai

Specialising in food from the predominantly vegetarian western Indian states of Gujarat and Rajasthan, this traditional yet modern restaurant offers a prix fixe menu that changes daily. Touches of Indian hospitality colour the home-style meal, which is made up of unlimited starters, a thali-style main course featuring different dishes on different days of the week, and a selection of desserts. You’re likely to find lesser-known specialties such as gatte ki subzi (gram flour dumplings in a spicy sauce); dahl baati churma (fried dough balls crumbled into lentils) and mango shrikhand (flavoured, sweetened yoghurt). 
Contact Details
Zainal Mohebi Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Bin Khalifa Road, Opposite Burjuman, Bur Dubai
+971 4 388 5711
2

77 Veggie Boutique

Jumeirah Lake Towers

77 Veggie Boutique

Jumeirah Lake Towers

Specialising in food from the predominantly vegetarian western Indian states of Gujarat and Rajasthan, this traditional yet modern restaurant offers a prix fixe menu that changes daily. Touches of Indian hospitality colour the home-style meal, which is made up of unlimited starters, a thali-style main course featuring different dishes on different days of the week, and a selection of desserts. You’re likely to find lesser-known specialties such as gattekisubzi (gram flour dumplings in a spicy sauce); dahl baatichurma (fried dough balls crumbled into lentils) and mango shrikhand (flavoured, sweetened yoghurt). 
Contact Details
Lake Level , Tiffany Tower Cluster W, Jumeirah Lake Towers
+971 55 717 886
3

Quattro

Mankhool

Quattro

Mankhool

You may not typically associate Italian or Mexican cuisines with vegetarianism, but this new restaurant tucked away in Bur Dubai is set to redefine your perceptions. Originally from Mumbai, the concept uses molecular gastronomy techniques, seasonal ingredients and creative flair to offer a menu to tempt even the most committed carnivores. Highlights include spiced queso (fresh Mexican cheese) and a deconstructed minestrone with infusions of green tea.
Contact Details
Opposite Aster Hospital, Near Sharaf DG, Kuwait Street, Mankhool
+971 4 2753179
4

Wild And The Moon

Alserkal Avenue

Wild And The Moon

Alserkal Avenue

This trendy café in the heart of Dubai’s arts district (Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz) is an urban retreat with a firm focus on pure, nutritious plant-based food. Wild and the Moon started out in Paris as a detox drinks brand, but don’t let that deter you: the café’s creative salads, guilt-free desserts and cleverly blended cold-pressed juices are delicious. And if that’s not enough, the hip, earthy setting, complete with indoor greenery and natural wood furniture will sway you.
Contact Details
Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz
+971 800 9453
5

Govinda’s

Karama

Govinda’s

Karama

Priding itself on being Dubai’s only sattvic restaurant (an Ayurvedic concept that refrains from using garlic and onions in cooking), Govinda’s has an eclectic menu that includes a wide range of Indian specialties, as well as vegetarian twists on some Chinese and Italian dishes. The menu includes a good selection of diet-conscious food, including low-calorie, high-protein, vegan, gluten-free, and even oil-free options. The combination of pure, quality ingredients and a light approach to cooking ensures that healthy doesn’t have to mean tasteless.
Contact Details
Behind Regent Palace Hotel, Opposite Burjuman Centre, Street 4A, Al Karama;
+971 4 4535259
6

Tidjoori

Dubai Marina

Tidjoori

Dubai Marina

Billing itself as Dubai's first bio-organic and vegan cafe, the menu at this small restaurant in Dubai Marina leans towards more hearty, hard-to-find vegan items including veggie burgers, pizzas and chocolate cake. Much like the food, the decor has a natural theme, with a leafy garden feature wall and simple wooden furnishings. Everything from the butter (it's tofu) down to the mayonnaise and ketchup is vegan. The almond burger is stacked on ciabatta with a savoury tofu patty of sunflower seeds and almonds, and is accompanied by avocado and raw onions.
Contact Details
Trident Grand Residence, Dubai Marina
+971 4 553 1370
7

Rangoli Vegetarian Restaurant

Bur Dubai

Rangoli Vegetarian Restaurant

Bur Dubai

A budget option in Bur Dubai’s Meena Bazaar (colloquially known as Little India), this Indian restaurant serves up unlimited vegetarian thali for just AED25 per person. Each thali tray is comprised of a platter of smaller silver bowls, which servers keep topping up with a colourful selection of curries including yellow dahl, chickpea and potato. A variety of pappadums and chapati are also provided to scoop up the sauces.
Contact Details
Cosmos Lane, Meena Bazaar, Bur Dubai
+971 4 351 5873
8

Omnia Gourmet

Jumeirah

Omnia Gourmet

Jumeirah

British celebrity chef Silvena Rowe's chic Ottoman-themed cafe and restaurant has become the go-to spot for vegetarians in the city with more discerning tastes than most. The gourmet Middle Eastern-inspired deli serves up a range of vegetarian and vegan meals including organic quinoa with edamame beans, caramelised onions with lemon-cumin vinaigrette and zucchini linguine with avocado pesto.
Contact Details
Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, Shop n1-15
+971 4 343 7181
9

Comptoir 102

Jumeirah

Comptoir 102

Jumeirah

This stylish French-owned organic cafe and boutique has a great selection of vegetarian bites, sugar-free juices and dairy-free smoothies. Breakfast buffs pull up a seat here for the chia seed pudding with almond milk, coconut water, dates and orange blossom. Meanwhile, there are a handful of fuel-filled lunch options to help you power through a day of sightseeing, including an all-green salad of fennel, avocado, parsley, walnuts, sunflower and pumpkin seeds and argan oil.
Contact Details
102 Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1
+971 4 385 4555
10

Saravana Bhavan

Bur Dubai

Saravana Bhavan

Bur Dubai

A veritable institution originally from Chennai, India, this is now an international chain with a few branches across Dubai. Saravana Bhavan is a long-standing favourite, having developed a following for its inexpensive, fuss-free South Indian dishes. Fans of the typically tangy and spicy flavours will love the authentic dosas (rice flour flatbreads), idlis (savoury rice flour cakes) and thalis (all-you-can-eat platters with multiple small dishes) served in steel plates, in a basic, canteen-style environment. They also offer a range of other North Indian-style vegetarian dishes and traditional sweets.
Contact Details
No.4&5, Al Khalifa Bin Saeed Building, Near Mashreq Bank, Bur Dubai
+971 4 353 9988