Restaurants

American

The Cheesecake Factory | Mall of the Emirates

My favorite vegetarian appetizers, salads, entrees, and cheesecakes from The Cheesecake Factory.

California Pizza Kitchen | Al Barsha

What does the vegetarian order at the California Pizza Kitchen?

Cafe

Soul Santé Cafe | Vegan & Ayurvedic

Soul Santé is a vegan eatery that uses ancient India’s Ayurvedic cooking and Sattvic diet to create holistic food packed with nutrients to nourish your body.

Turkish Tea & Where to Find It

For tea lovers across the world including Dubai, Turkish tea is particularly enticing for its sweet flavors.

Manara | A King’s Breakfast

Are you a big breakfast person? Check out this gorgeous assortment of jams and marmalades from Manara.

L’ETO | Counting the Memories

L’ETO is definitely a part of any good food guide. They really live up to their slogan, “Count the memories, not the calories.”

My Favorite Dessert Spots in Dubai

Whether it is to bring the perfect evening to a sweet end or craving for a quick something, there’s nothing quite like a favorite dessert.

Spill the Bean

Given my bouts of PCOS-induced lactose intolerance, finding vegan dining options is tough. This is where Spill the Bean is my life savior.

Fusion

Bakemart Gourmet | Umm Suqeim

What started out as a bakery has extended into a multi-branch fine dining experience. Today, Bakemart Gourmet is one of Dubai’s prime food spots.

Shakespeare and Co.

A fusion of Mediterranean, Italian and Cafe elements, Shakespeare and Co. is one of my top vegan-friendly and vegetarian-friendly foodspots in Dubai.

London Dairy Bistro

London Dairy has newly opened a bistro nearby and there are some delicious goodies to check out!

What’s Your Choice of Starter?

A starter is the best way to get those gastric juices flowing, chatty banter going and slowly but surely creating the right mood for the main course.

Are You a Salad Lover?

Salads today are a plethora of culinary textures, vibrant colors, diverse seasonings and exotic ingredients.

Indian

South Indian Thali | Saravana Bhavan

Are you hungry enough for a traditional South Indian thali?

India Palace | Ibn Battuta Dubai

Look out for the Banjara Paneer Kofta, a real show stopper at India Palace!

Asha’s | North Indian Cuisine

Named after legendary Indian singer, Asha Bhosle, Asha’s brings mouth watering dishes from Northern India.

Mini Tiffin | Aryaas Restaurant

Craving for a traditional South Indian tiffin? Look no further than Aryaas.

Puri Bhaji | Aryaas Restaurant

If you’re looking for something vegetarian, cheap and delicious, then Puri Bhaji is your answer.

South Indian Thali | Sangeetha Restaurant

Another delicious 100% vegetarian Indian thali for all you veggie lovers!

Govinda’s | The Higher Taste

Govinda’s chain of pure vegetarian restaurants serve delicious meals based on ancient India’s Sattvic cooking.

Mediterranean

Carluccio’s | Dubai Mall

Experience the new Carluccio’s at the world’s largest mall. Yours truly, Dubai.

Zaatar w Zeit | Lebanese Cuisine

Zaatar w Zeit delivers authentic Lebanese flavors in a casual dining atmosphere.

Al Halabi | Taste of Lebanon

Afternoon tea or Saturday lunch, Chef Edward’s culinary delights always has me going back for more at Al Halabi.