The culinary scene in Dubai is robust and creative, and its vegan restaurants are renowned. Those who are looking for plant-based alternatives to meaty meals can find enticing, flavorful vegan cuisines in the city. Here are some of our top picks!
SEVA Table has been serving 100% plant-based, gluten-free, cane sugar-free, and GMO-free food in the Middle East since 2014. If you are feeling frazzled and world-weary, this café located in Jumeriah 1, Dubai is the perfect place for you to relax and enjoy its beautiful outdoor magical garden. Diners at SEVA Table love their Plant-based Tacos with Camu-Camu, Conscious Nachos with Maca, Tropical Coconut Ceviche, as well as their famous Avocado Toast with Green Prebiotic.
Japanese food is one of the most difficult cuisines to vegan-ize but Wakame made no excuses and created a special vegan menu that blew us away! Wakame is located in the Sofitel Dubai Downtown, offering unique flavors inspired by the Far East. The restaurant uses only the finest plant-based ingredients and takes inspiration from Tokyo’s Ginza district to the foodie capital of Chengdu. Experience their Truffle Miso Risotto, Devilled Eggplant, Mixed Mushroom Bao, and Specialty Maki which have been receiving glowing reviews from Zomato.
Common Ground is a lovely and buzzing chain of neighborhood cafes in Dubai. The café is a favorite among breakfast and power lunch lovers who are looking for healthy and innovative wholesome dishes. For those who love cooking at home, Common Ground and Emirates Bio Farm have teamed up to produce the Organic Harvest Box which contains the season's best produce.
Perfect for veggie lovers and fitness freaks, Freedom Pizza serves gluten-free, vegan-friendly pizza with a cauliflower base and vegan cheese. Pizza lovers rave about the Free-Gan pizza, which includes caramelized onions, jalapeno peppers, onions, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, vegan cheese, and their secret red sauce. Salivating now? Check out their homepage!
At Coffee Club, you can choose from a variety of healthy and delicious meals. The café features an exclusive plant-based menu with more than a dozen dishes available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian foodies will enjoy their refreshing Pitaya and Acai Bowls, Plant-based Soba Noodles Salad, Za’atar Roasted Eggplant, and Freekeh Salad, and their famous Plant-based Burgers. On top of this, The Coffee Club offers a 30% discount on meat-free food every Monday as part of its Green Monday initiative.
Look no further if you're looking for the next coolest dish in the UAE! In Bounty Beets' menu, you can find the trendiest dishes, such as their Avocado on Toast titled 'You're all I Avo Want' or their ‘Caul Me Cheesy’ salad and their entire breakfast section entitled 'First Breakfast, then I'll Change the World'. This pet-friendly cafe has two locations - one in Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Center and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi.
If you’re in the mood for a heartier meal, try out Moby Japanese Eastery’s Onigirazu & Sando section featuring truffles, tofu, and crispy vegan chicken. The café is located in Alserkal Avenue offers sushi suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and flexitarians. Moby loves using unusual ingredients for sushi such as vegan mozzarella, jackfruit, sweet potatoes, eggplants, and more. The café also serves salads, hot dishes, croissants, desserts, and muffins in addition to their extensive plant-based sushi offering.
Located throughout Dubai, this casual eatery chain serves up original, falafel-based street food that has a blend of traditional and modern Arabic flavors. Get started with their selection of fresh pulpy juices and their famous Four Cheese Salad, which combines string, mozzarella, nabulsi, and bulgari cheese with black olives, pumpkin seeds, and watermelon. Falafels here are stuffed with onions, pine nuts, and a spicy Arabic sauce called Shatta. They are then sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.
Everything that’s served from Wild and The Moon is local, gluten-free, additive-free, and vegan. Diners who want to enjoy the most nutritious and wholesome food available should pay a visit and sample their large variety of juices, smoothies, sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts, and snacks. Everything is made using the freshest vegetables and fruits, roots, nuts, seeds, and superfoods. We're keen on their Quesadilla, stuffed with olives, white mushrooms, red kidney beans, organic corn, and vegan cheese.
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