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Food & Drink

Dubai's best vegetarian restaurants

Mon, May 29, 2023

Discover delicious plant-based dining with a world of flavour in Dubai.

Discover delicious plant-based dining with a world of flavour in Dubai.


Avatara vegetarian dish

An exclusive one Michelin star, vegetarian degustation experience, AVATARA is defined as the reincarnation of soulful Indian food. Helmed by Passion F&B, the culinary masters behind The World's 50 Best-lauded Trèsind and Trèsind Studio, AVATARA focuses on locally-farmed, seasonal ingredients, presented with panache. Each dish from the 10-course menu arrives with an explanation of the ingredients and origin, often with a personal anecdote from the chef.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 6-11:30pm and Sunday 1-3:30pm

Contact: +971 58 143 2867

Average price: AED450 per person for a 16-course set menu

Rasoi Ghar

Specialising in food from the predominantly vegetarian Indian states of Gujarat and Rajasthan, Rasoi Ghar 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 offerings on different days of the week and a selection of mouthwatering desserts. The best bit? Servers offer you a sample portion of every dish available that day, then keep your bowls full of your favourites until you're bursting at the seams.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 12-3:30pm and 7-11:30pm

Contact: +971 4 388 5711

Average price: AED100 for two people

Quattro Ristorante

You may not typically associate Mexican or Italian cuisines with vegetarianism, but this 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 (Mexican cheese) and handmade ravioli, rolled fresh every day.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 12-3:30pm and 6:30-11:30pm

Contact: +971 4 393 1233

Average price: AED230 for two people

Wild and The Moon

Wild and the moon deserts Dubai

This trendy café in the heart of Dubai’s arts district, Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz, is an urban retreat offering pure, nutritious plant-based food. Wild and The Moon started out in Paris as a detox juice brand, but has since expanded its ambitions. Be surprised by creative café special saladsguilt-free desserts and cleverly blended cold-pressed juices. And if that's not enough, the hip and earthy setting, complete with indoor greenery and natural wood furniture, will sway you for sure.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 9am to 8pm

Contact: +971 4 343 3392

Average price: AED125 for two people

Maharaja Bhog

Maharaja Bhog

Maharaja Bhog is a long-standing favourite in Dubai, serving up delectable North Indian fare in a modern yet warm atmosphere. Try the fuss-free thali (platter) overflowing with a range of chutneys, vegetables, breads, rice and curries. The dishes are crafted using traditional cooking methods and generations-old recipes. Don't leave without enjoying their sumptuous puri (crispy deep-fried bread) and delicious desserts.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 12-3:30pm and 7-11:30pm, Saturday and Sunday: 8:30-11am, 12:30-4pm and 7-11:30pm

Contact: +971 56 267 4355

Average price: AED100 for two people

My Govinda’s

Priding itself on being one of only a handful of Dubai's sattvic restaurants – an Ayurvedic concept that refrains from using garlic and onions in cooking – My Govinda’s has an eclectic menu that includes a wide range of Indian specialities, as well as vegetarian twists on some Chinese and Italian favourites. The menu includes a good selection of low-calorie, high-protein, nutritious vegan and gluten-free options. The combination of quality ingredients and a lighter approach to cooking ensures that healthy doesn’t have to mean tasteless.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 8:30am-11:30pm

Contact: +971 4 396 0088

Average price: AED165 for two people


A budget option with branches in Old Dubai, this restaurant serves up an unlimited vegetarian thali from around AED30 per person. Each comprises a platter of smaller silver bowls filled with different dishes. Allow servers to refill your plates with a colourful selection of curries including yellow dahl, chickpea curry and potato stir-fry. Scoop up the tantalising sauces with freshly-made bread, and activate your taste buds for more, including the restaurant's spicy snack chaat items.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 9am-11:30pm

Contact: +971 4 323 6075

Average price: AED85 for two people

Comptoir 102


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 an açai bowl with berries, coconut water and banana. Meanwhile, there are a handful of nutritious lunch options to help you power through a day of sightseeing, including an all-green salad of fennel, avocado, walnuts, argan oil and sunflower seeds.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 8am-10pm

Contact: +971 4 385 4555

Average price: AED235 for two people

Saravana Bhavan

A veritable institution originally from Chennai in South 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 dishes. Fans of the typically tangy and spicy flavours of South India will love the authentic dosas (rice flour flatbreads) and idlis (savoury rice flour cakes) served in steel plates, in a basic, canteen-style environment.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 7am-11pm

Contact: +971 4 353 9955

Average price: AED115 for two people


This cute and cosy family-run restaurant near BurJuman mall whips up vegetarian plates with imaginative, home-approved culinary additions and Insta-worthy appeal. You can feel the owners' passion for food and hospitality in every bite, and even in their creatively-phrased menu. Warm up with a roasted pumpkin soup, stay for the vibrant beetroot risotto or gouda-laden macaroni, and end with a rosemary sponge cake topped with purple frosting made from a lavender infusion.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11:30am-11:30pm

Contact: +971 4 591 0441

Average price: AED180 for two people

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