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While most of us love to have the tasty delicacies of Dubai, it's important to know that most of the sandwiches, burgers, shawarmas and other dishes contain high-fat and high-sugar, which can cause serious chronic health issues in the long run. So, it's very important to keep a tab on your food intake. However, a lot of restaurants and eateries are becoming increasingly popular offering gluten-free and sugar-free options with your favorite delicacies in the healthiest manner so that you can indulge without worrying about the calorie count. Here are the absolute favorite healthy restaurants and cafes in Dubai that provides you delicious food in a healthy manner.
Founded in 2010 by two food connoisseurs and ambitious entrepreneurs, Mark Carroll and Andreas L Borgmann, Kcal is headquartered in Dubai. Touted to be more than just a food company, Kcal aspires to become a public lifestyle that caters for all those who want to eat well and feel good about them. Breaking the myth of healthy food being boring or restrictive, Kcal does not compromise on the food we love to be healthy. The menu of Kcal is designed with no sacrifice on the taste and full attention in using only the fresh and organic ingredients. The soups are just delicious here – be it the Barley Soup, Carrot, Coriander and Chicken Soup or Lentil Soup. The wraps and sandwiches of Kcal are famous with the Chicken Shawarma, Mexican Burrito and Beef Que Pasa winning the appreciation of regular customers. The stars of the main course are definitely Power Chicken Bowl, Japanese Sesame Chicken, Veggie Chili Bowl and Salmon Ragout. Kcal is also known for its exclusive kids’ menu and unique blend of fresh and healthy juices such as Baked Apple and Up Beet. Kcal has now grown remarkably well and has outlets in Mirdif City Centre, Business Bay, Al Barsha and Dubai Healthcare City.
Address: Executive Towers, Bay Avenue, Al Sa'ada St. - Dubai
Phone: 600 595955
Founded by Nils El Accad, Organic Foods and Café is one of the destinations you should visit if you are on the lookout for fresh and healthy ingredients. The Organic Foods and Café takes extra care in spreading the awareness about organic and bio-dynamic products throughout the world and educate customers about the nutritional value it offers. Organic Foods have a huge set of farmers working with them worldwide from countries such as Australia, Austria, Uganda, Sri Lanka, and UAE and make, direct purchase of fruits, vegetables, eggs, grains, meat, and dairy products. There is a store located at the main Sheikh Zayed Road which also has a huge compilation of organic and bio-dynamic food products, supplements, skin care, cosmetics, baby items and household products. To encourage brand loyalty and engagement they also have discounts on different products every Fridays and Saturdays. There is also a great brunch at a comfortable price of AED39 with different themes throughout the world. Delivery service is also available for customers within Dubai. Organic Foods and Café have 5 own outlets in major locations such as Greens, Mirdif, Green Mile and in Abu Dhabi.
Address: SHEIKH ZAYED RD
Phone Number: 04 338 2911
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Located inside the Cycle Hub in Motor City, the Cycle Bistro prides itself in being the first and only truly Paleo restaurant in Dubai. The Cycle Bistro gives special attention, giving the healthy and tasty dishes with the best of fresh ingredients sourced from all over the world. Considered as a lifestyle, the Paleo diet rules out the use of sugar, diary, preservatives or additives in the dishes and makes Cycle Bistro the prime destination for healthy food. The menu at the Cycle Bistro offers enough variety to cater to all types of diets and preferences from vegans to meat-lovers. Each meal is prepared with special care and based on a portion controlled formula to ensure that you are receiving all the nutrients and proteins. The breakfast menu of Cycle Bistro includes Sweet Potato Hashbrowns, Eggs Benedict, Mushrooms and Grilled Breakfast Chicken with no tomatoes and eggs. For the main course, you should try the Grilled Beef Medallions with no tomatoes, Grilled Salmon with Pesto with no Pistachio Crust and Shepherd’s Pie. The vegans will instantly like the Vegetable Spaghetti with Pesto Sauce. After a heavy meal, you would like to cool down with smoothies ranging from Coconut Banana and Green Goodness. The Cycle Bistro is known for its wraps and sandwiches commonly known as Paleo Wiches. In short, the Cycle Bistro is a perfect place for a nice outing with your friends or family.
Address: Unit B6, Dubai Autodrome Grandstand, Dubai Motor City - Dubai
Phone Number: 04 425 3000
Coined as an acronym for Healthy Eats and Treats, the Heat Café and Restaurant has a wide array of lip-smacking food from delicious salads to pizzas and burgers. Keeping the interiors neat and not too flashy, the Heat Café is known for the delicious yet healthy variety of dishes. The restaurant at the Jumeirah Beach Road has a great selection of food which will keep you fit and healthy. The menu is super interesting with varieties for breakfast, salads, pizzas, burgers and wraps. The main course includes Asian-style stir-fries and rice bowls and chicken skewers. A healthy start is guaranteed at the Heat Café breakfast with amazing options such as Avocado Toast, Egg Muffins and California Omelette. One of the major highlights of Heat Café is the availability of Low Carb Noodles and Low Carb Pizza, surely targeted towards the fitness freaks. A wide variety of coffee is also at Heat Cafe from Espresso, Ristretto to Mocha Latte. The List of smoothies at Heat Cafe includes Strawberry Banana, Avocado & Honey and Dates & Almond. If you are looking for something tasty, well priced and with lots of healthy option, then Heat Café is the place for you.
Address: Jumeirah Beach Road - Dubai
Phone Number: 04 338 8831
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Winner of the What’s On Award of the best Healthy Café in Dubai, Comptoir 102 has become a favorite for healthy eating. Launched in the year 2012 by two young French ladies, the Comptoir 102 is located in a villa on Jumeirah Beach Road. Built to resemble a 1970s California villa, this café within a concept store is an Instagram favorite for its healthy but cool food. What’s heartwarming to notice is that the menu at the restaurant changes constantly, due to its unrelenting focus on local, organic and seasonal ingredients. The menu has great breakfast options as well as light lunch and dinner options. One of the main star attractions is the Buckwheat Pancakes completely free of wheat and sugar. The Crème Budwig topped with almonds and pomegranate also has a huge following among the regular customers. The Comptoir 102 offers both organic and vegan options as well as sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free items on the menu. We enjoyed a selection of their famous breakfast items including Buckwheat pancakes with eggs and avocado, served with a side of gluten-free buckwheat pancakes. The refreshing Acai bowl with fresh fruits is definitely one of the best you can get in Dubai.
Address: 102 Beach Rd, Jumeirah 1 - Dubai
Phone Number: 04 385 4555
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Situated in Dubai’s art hub Alsercal Avenue, Wild and the Moon were launched by Emma Sawko and famous chef Sati Faulks last year. The interior of the café is done in an attractive yet minimalistic manner with long benches, potted plants and a small menu hanging off a white wall. The Wild & The Moon gives utmost focus on nutritious dishes that are free from gluten, refined sugar, additives, chemicals, soy and dairy. The must-have item on the menu of Wild & The Moon is the Bullet-proof Coffee which is made with pure ghee and is the only non-vegan item available. The Wild Dal Super Bowl, Tomato and Beet Focaccia and Pumpkin& Carrot Soup are all delicious and worth a try. The Avo Toast is a delicious dish with small scoops of mashed avocado alongside some thin veggie crackers. Talking about salads, the lentil salad and the soba noodle salad will win you over with the flavors and irresistible aroma. The lentil salad is made with fresh fennel, green lentils, red onions, basil, nuts, olive oil, lemon zest and a delicious olive tapenade that brings all the ingredients together. Wild & the Moon has outlets in Dubai and Paris and has also plan to start in New York too.
Address: Alserkal Avenue, street 8, H-77 - Dubai
Phone Number: 800 9453
If you want to have one of the most amazing breakfasts in Dubai, the Tashas Café is the destination for you. With the staff absolutely friendly and the environment looking cool, the Tashas Café is a wonderful experience. The café is famous for their Hummus Toastie and Brioche French Toast. Tashas has a classic menu with all-day breakfasts, salads, sandwiches, pastas, quesadillas and main meals, as well as an Inspired By Menu exclusive to each branch. The Rodeo Drive Sandwich is another highlight of Tashas Café. Served with bread, the Rodeo Drive Sandwich is topped with chicken, bacon, mustard mayo coupled with lettuce. The salads are many, but the Smoking Salmon is simply smoking with the heady mix of salmon trout, cottage cheese, fresh basil, tomato, onion and asparagus. From the wine list, you should try the D’Aria Blush Rosé and Chocolate Cake with Almonds in desserts. Tashas Café is open on all days from Monday to Sunday and even on public holidays.
Address: The Galleria Al Wasl Retail Centre Al Wasl Street - Dubai
Phone Number: 04 385 5500
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Earlier known as Skywalk, Skye and Walker underwent a complete makeover and reopened in 2016 at the Marriott Executive Apartments in Dubai Creek. Every item on the menu covers dietary requirements is free from gluten and lactose. Skye and Walker is particularly known for its amazing choice of salads from Slow Roasted Beet Salad to Lamb Kofta and Spinach Quinoa Salad. The Slow Roasted Beet Salad is full of flavors with walnuts, feta and mint. The Spinach Quinoa Salad is full of cherry tomatoes, pomegranate and makes for a yummy dish. The brilliance of the chef lies in making a simple Kale Chips taste so good and crunchy. The desserts are also lip-smacking with the stars being Raw Carrot Cake and the Apple Crumble which is perfect and comforting for the cold weather. The flourless chocolate cake tends to be dense and rich and has the delicious aftertaste of bitter chocolate. The Matcha Chia Pudding which is made with chia seeds tastes perfect as a dessert or even for breakfast. Skye & Walker is open through the day, serving salads, soups and yummy pizzas.
Address: Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek Street - Dubai
Phone Number: 04 213 1000
Opened in 2012 by Nathalie Haddad, Nathalie’s Coffee and Kitchen is a new-age café which takes pleasure in serving healthy and wholesome food daily free of any additives and preservatives. The cafe is child-friendly and offers highchairs, drawing papers and coloring pencils that will make kids super busy. Regarded as a family-friendly café, Nathalie's comprehensive menu will keep the fitness freak in you very happy and relaxed. One of the favorites of the regular customer is the Donburi bowl topped with grilled salmon. The kids will surely the Oven-baked Crispy Chicken Tenders that comes with Roasted Potato Wedges. If you are feeling really hungry, you should try out the Portobello Burger paired with sweet potato fries which fills your tummy and heart together. After this, if you are feeling confused about choosing a dessert to cool you down, Halawa Chocolate Tart can be the best bet. Coffees and juices, all day breakfast, freshly prepared salads and wholesome sandwiches, pizzettes, and healthy treats– there’s something for everyone at Nathalie’s Coffee and Kitchen.
Address: Fitrepublik - Dubai
Phone Number: 04 556 1888
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Created by Live’ly Health and Nutrition Lounge and Live’ly Healthy Cuisine, Live’ly Express is the place for you, if you want to stay healthy and fit without sacrificing on your favorite food. Prepared with an eye on calories, carbs and fat content, Live’ly Express takes special care in integrating only fresh and healthy ingredients into their dishes. The most wanted dishes of the Live’ly Express are the Shish Taouk Wrap, pizzas, burgers and Chocolate Muffin. Live’ly Express is known for fresh homemade food and use the natural ingredients in sandwiches, salads, and other main dishes. The breakfast at Live’ly Express is an amazing array of croissants, pancakes, sandwiches and healthy combinations if you are on a fitness diet. For lunch, you can try the Spicy Thai Shrimp Red Curry to the baked salmon and quinoa or that juicy meat Shawarma. The star of the desserts is the classic Chocolate Cheesecake which will be enjoyed by your taste buds for sure. Touted to be one of the most popular healthy food restaurants in Dubai, Live’ly Express is a fantastic food destination you should frequently visit with friends.
Address: Ground Level, Burj Daman, DIFC, Dubai
Phone Number: 800548359