Vegan eats in Dubai
Suraj and I thoroughly enjoyed our short stay in Dubai. We had moved home only a few days before our arrival, and were quite thrown by some of the things that happened before, during and after the move. However, this trip gave us exactly what we needed!
We deliberately avoided the tourist hot spots, because we plan on doing that on our next trip. Yep, we liked it that much! This trip was about relaxing, rejuvenating, walking and of course, eating. All of these boxes were ticked and I'm looking forward to visiting Dubai in the near future.
The rest of article is about how we found being vegan in Dubai.
Carnival is full of energy and excitement. Dining there was a gastronomical experience, that engaged the eyes and ears, and pleased the taste buds, whilst leaving the diner curious as to how the flavours and textures were created.
The friends who took us to Carnival, liaised with the waiters to choose from a range of concoctions that were, or could be made, vegan.
Carnival has been described as creating a 'modernist Indian fine dining' experience.
Eating here was fun! The restaurant is wide and can serve many customers inside and out. The seating on the pavement is vast and they seem to be busy during all hours. There are staff who are designated to ensure that customers have as much bread as they desire, whilst others focus on taking or delivering orders.
They have the approval of the locals, as many of them go there frequently!
The cuisine is authentic middle eastern, and the prices are reasonable. The menu was extensive and happened to include plenty of vegan options.
Il Donaccino has a small store that's loaded with doughnuts of all different flavours! We were happy to see that a large number of them vegan. They were clearly marked, and the options were exciting and varied! We tried a couple and were only disappointed that we didn't have space for more!
If you're after a hot drink, you'll be pleased to know that they have soya milk.
We enjoyed a quick bite at Kif Kif before we left for England. The restaurant is family friendly and has seating inside and out. Of course, we sat outside to enjoy the sun before we left.
Kif Kif serves modern Moroccan street food. The waitress understood our requirements and was happy to help us choose from a few combinations.
Eating at was very different. Our dining experience began with a abra boat which took us to the restaurant. We were lucky enough to be seated outside. I enjoyed watching the boats come and go, gazing upon the water around us, and listening to various sounds around us, as the evening went on.
You'll see the way they served the rice below. I thought it was pretty cool. The meal was delicious and going for a walk around the restaurant afterwards, was a bit of a treat too.
As we left, we came across a lady playing an instrument. She was wearing a traditional Thai dress, whilst she sat in a small area, playing an instrument that I hadn't seen before, keeping amazing posture whilst she did it.
Going into Wokyo was exciting! We struggled to choose from the range of sauces, because we liked more than what we could eat! The food was healthy, fresh, and tasty. It was also great to see that the vegan options were clearly labelled.
I was quite intrigued by the style of the bottle, which you'll see below. There were instructions explaining how to drink from it!
I also liked the little touches, like the fact that they had a space for bags next to the tables.
We landed and enjoyed our first meal at Zaroob. The waiter realised that we weren't really sure what to expect, so he suggested a few options, along with what they could be combined with.
We sat outside, where I enjoyed watching the locals enjoy different foods, as well as, noticing how busy and energetic the staff were.
Zaroob offers street food, which would be found in the Levant region. The menu is bursting with food that's authentic, wholesome, simple and a modern play on traditional Arab street food.
We came across this in the supermarket, which was within 2 minuites of where we were staying.