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Food & Drink

Plant-powered menus to try in Dubai

Thu, July 6, 2023

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

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




Chef Fernando Trocca has taken inspiration from his Argentinian roots to orchestrate a colourful menu at DIFC favourite, SUCRE. Highlighting delicious vegan ingredients, feast on sweet potato and black bean empanadas, spicy cauliflower tostadas and pumpkin paella. These are just a few of the incredible dishes you can savour at this modern Latin-American eatery.



ce la vi vegan dish

Its sky-high location on the 68th floor of the Address Sky View hotel offers up sweeping vistas, 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.


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 menu.


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) and arugula salad with avocado and goat cheese, or opt for the Beyond Burger with a meat-free patty.


Bounty Beets

Bounty Beets, situated at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, is a popular spot for breakfast in Dubai thanks to its extensive selection of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options and snap-worthy, pale pink aesthetic with lots of quirky catchphrases at every turn. The super-cute cafe boasts a tasty breakfast menu – think caramelised bananas and sweet potato pancakes, berry power bowls and avocado toast.


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!


Common Grounds

Common Grounds in Dubai
Expect a welcoming, bright space with wooden chairs and potted plants, serving up international flavours that satiate, no matter what the time of day. There's an emphasis on healthy plates and well-sourced ingredients, but luckily no compromise at all on taste. Much of the menu features a plant-based option, giving groups the flexibility to choose their favourite dish how they want it. Brightly coloured smoothies, breakfast staples, freshly-baked goods and wraps compete for attention.


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.


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.



Foodie Expereinces: CLAP Dubai | New Vegetarian
Clap is known for its superb Japanese cuisine, but it also offers an extensive vegetarian menu, on which many of the dishes are suitable for vegans. Highlights include eggplant agebitashi with soy mirin sauce, black rice and avocado tartare with yuzu, cucumber, coriander, cherry tomato, and Clap's famous stone bowl, putting vegetables as the star of the show. The surrounds are chic and understated, highlighting its Japanese theme through colourful toy characters around the venue.



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.


Planet Terra

Planet Terra date pudding
From cauliflower steaks to hearty salads and vurgers (vegetarian burgers), the plant-friendly menu at Planet Terra is packed with a wide variety of delicious dishes. Everything at this all-day eatery in The Greens is made in-house without artificial sweeteners, refined sugars or GMOs, so it's perfect for those looking for healthy bites. The space is warm and cosy, with wood and cane furniture, marble accents and an outdoor terrace where your furry friends are welcome too.

Señor Pico

Señor Pico Dubai

Tacos with your toes in the sand? If that’s your ideal meal then Señor Pico makes for a top casual spot to while away an afternoon or grab weekend sundowners. Located on Palm Jumeirah’s trendy Palm West Beach, there’s plenty to love about this vivacious beachside venue. The dishes are fresh and tasty, and there's a dedicated vegan menu with many options to choose from, whether you’re after a veggie burrito, quinoa and mango salad or zucchini tacos.

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