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Food & Drink

Plant-powered menus to try in Dubai

Wed, September 8, 2021

Looking for vegan food or creative vegetarian fare? These Dubai eateries have standalone menus that dish up delicious choices that will have you craving more.

Looking for vegan food or creative vegetarian fare? These Dubai eateries have standalone menus that dish up delicious choices that will have you craving more.

1

Ronda Locatelli

ronda locatelli vegan menu

Celebrity chef Giorgio Locatelli's family are committed vegetarians, so catering to plant-based diets comes naturally to the talented Italian. His Atlantis, The Palm eatery was amongst the first in Dubai to embrace dairy and meat-free alternatives, launching an over 40-item menu – in fact, it's the largest vegan offering in the city from a non-vegan restaurant.

2

CE LA VI

ce la vi vegan dish

Its sky-high location on the 68th floor of the Address Sky View hotel offers up sweeping views but serious foodies also laud the food served up by Californian-born, Asian-influenced chef Howard Ko. Available for lunch and dinner, vegan diners have a choice of 15 dishes. You're taken care of at every stage – with special breads and spreads starting proceedings.

3

Farzi Cafe

Farzi cafe dish

Farzi Cafe, located in City Walk and in the Mall of the Emirates, is worth the hype. Mixing molecular gastronomy and international techniques with Indian flavours, the late Jiggs Kalra reimagined sub-continental cuisine. Refreshing melon and pomelo chaat and comforting laksa and are just some of the vegetarian and vegan offerings on the dedicated menu.

4

Couqley French Bistro

Couqley bistro vegetarian menu

The aptly named Green Menu at this family-friendly brasserie gives a vegetarian twist to their Francophile signature plates. Be whisked away to Paris while sampling their summery ratatouille (mixed vegetables in a tomato sauce), arugula salad with avocado and goat cheese, or opt for the Beyond Burger with a meat-free patty.

5

Zoco

zoco vegan menu

If your tastebuds are in the mood for Mexican food then Al Habtoor City's Zoco fits the bill. Channel Latin American vibes as you get tantalised with table-side productions of guacamole. It's easy to skip the meat and still enjoy flavourful tacos, fajitas and enchiladas here. They've even got a version of their signature tlayuda – a topped tortilla popular in the Oaxaca region – on the vegan page.

6

Marina Social

Marina Social vegetarian vegan menu

Indulge in Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton's multi-course vegan haute cuisine at his waterside Dubai outpost. Whimsical plating and strong flavours reign supreme in dishes like wild mushroom risotto with truffles, the kitchen's take on an aubergine 'Parmigiana' and spiced apple crumble. Luckily for foodies, the restaurant takes pride in catering to everyone, whatever their dietary requirements.

7

Fuchsia

Tasty Thai treats, with heat levels adjusted according to your liking, are always on point at this casual spot which has proved to be so popular that it now has two branches, in Barsha Heights and Business Bay. There are more than 20 spiced stalwarts on the vegan menu, including soups and starters, tofu and vegetable filled stir-fries, noodles, curries and rice bowls. Don't miss the katsu curry!

8

folly

Folly vegan menu

Stunning views of the Madinat Jumeirah's meandering waterways from multiple terraces add to the allure of folly. Whether you choose to sit inside, with a prime view of the open kitchen, or alfresco, you'll be dazzled by the food. Chef Nick Alvis – one half of the duo who launched the eatery – has devised a five-course tasting vegan menu that showcases the culinary flair displayed by the kitchen.

9

Hakkasan

Hakkasan vegan vegetarian menu

Feast on modern Cantonese cuisine at Hakkasan in Atlantis, The Palm. Take your seat in the cosy booths, decorated in lacquer lattice with powder blue accents, before perusing the plentiful vegan offerings. Pockets of steamed dim sum, Shanghai dumplings and four-style vegetable stir-fry in Szechuan sauce are just some of the elevated options to try.

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    10

    Bistrot Bagatelle

    Bistrot Bagatelle vegan menu

    Vegetarian options entice all diners at upbeat French stalwart Bistrot Bagatelle, but they've also got vegans covered with haute cuisine concoctions. From a Josper-roasted mushroom main to a decadent bitter chocolate torte with coconut sorbet, there's plenty to enjoy. The lively atmosphere, with regular DJ appearances, adds to the allure of this international hotspot.

    11

    Foxglove

    Foxglove vegan menu

    In the mood for a Beyond Burger served with a side of vegan truffle fries? That, plus vegan 'cheesy' pizzas, meatless fettuccini 'Bolognese' and much more is there to tempt you at Meydan's Foxglove. Their comfort food laden vegan trays will satiate every craving. Exposed brickwork, wood panelling and leather banquets add to the cosy atmosphere at this British-themed venue.

    12

    Armani / Amal

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    Vegetarians can aways be confident that they will be well taken care of at Indian restaurants and Armani / Amal, an elevated dining experience in Burj Khalifa, does not disappoint. Aside from the spell-binding views, there's a 13-plate 'Cumin' tasting menu which takes you on a meat-free culinary journey. There's also an a la carte vegetarian offering for those who want to create their own feast.

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