Known for its generous portions and huge menu, The Cheesecake Factory is one of my top dining choices with family and friends. I prefer the Mall of the Emirates branch in Al Barsha because unlike The Cheesecake Factory’s locations in the US, this branch in Dubai is never too busy to accommodate walk-ins. I have been to The Cheesecake Factory branch here on a number of occasions, and never had to wait for a table.
Another reason why I love The Cheesecake Factory is because it is extremely vegetarian-friendly. There are number of dishes to choose from, and I don’t have to be stuck in the all-too-familiar repetitive-order-cycle most vegetarians face when they dine out. Check out my favorite selections from The Cheesecake Factory.
A falafel is a deep-fried crisp patty made from ground chickpeas or fava beans. Traditional to the Middle East, it is a local favorite in Dubai. In this “Super Food” specialty salad of The Cheesecake Factory, falafels are tossed together with pita chips, romaine lettuce, kale, tomatoes, onions, and cucumber. Chunks of feta cheese and a Greek yogurt-lemon dressing complete this mouth-watering preparation.
Parmesan Garlic Cheese Bread
A great way to start your dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. Toasty artisan bread is lathered with garlic butter and different cheeses, including parmesan, mozzarella and romano cheese. Dips provided are parmesan salsa and marinara sauce.
This Mexican classic is recreated in The Cheesecake Factory with fresh avocados, onions, chilies, cilantro, and some drops of fresh lime. It comes served with the traditional sour cream, salsa and tortilla chips.
Vegan Cobb Salad
I order the Vegan Cobb Salad almost every time I visit The Cheesecake Factory. I am addicted to it! This nutrient rich “Super Food” consists of an assortment of veggies and greens, such as lettuce, roasted beets, grilled asparagus, green beans, avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, farro, sunflower seeds, and almonds. A drizzling of vinaigrette makes this one amazing salad!
Evelyn’s Favorite Pasta
One of the most wholesome and delicious vegetarian pastas I have ever had. Another plus of The Cheesecake Factory. Rigatoni pasta is cooked with mixed vegetables such as broccoli, oven-dried tomatoes, roasted eggplant, artichokes, peppers and Kalamata olives. But it’s the addition of pine nuts that give the pasta dish a subtle nutty taste, something that I quite liked.
Godiva Chocolate Brownie Sundae
What happens when you combine Godiva chocolate brownies and vanilla ice cream with hot fudge, whipped cream and toasted almonds? You’ll have to go to The Cheesecake Factory to find out!
Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch Cheesecake
No trip to The Cheesecake Factory is complete without digging into its signature cheesecakes. When it comes to the Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch Cheesecake for instance, there are no words to quite describe how amazing this is! You just have to try it out for yourself.
Craig’s Crazy Carrot Cake Cheesecake
Carrot cakes and cheesecakes were already insanely delicious desserts. By combining them, and throwing roasted almonds and cream cheese icing into the mix, the delicious factor just went up by a couple of notches. Another job well done by The Cheesecake Factory!
White Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut Cheesecake
Best way to indulge your Friday night cravings is to dive headfirst into this signature creation from The Cheesecake Factory. White chocolate cheesecake mixed with caramel and macadamia nuts, topped with a blonde brownie crust. Simply delish!
Chris’ Outrageous Cheesecake
I absolutely love coconut on anything and everything. Dessicated coconut, fresh coconut, coconut milk, coconut water…. you name it! So obviously, I was delighted with The Cheesecake Factory’s personal cheesecake rendition involving coconut. It’s chocolate chip coconut cheesecake with layers of chocolate cake, brownie and coconut pecan frosting. YES! YES! YES!