Advice for fussy foodies - your guide to gut-friendly foods in Dubai
What’s On profiles the cafes, restaurants and services providing gluten-free foods in Dubai, as well as other food stuffs for people with food intolerance.
These days it’s almost impossible to pop out for dinner without hearing the word ‘intolerance’ uttered at the table. We’re here to help with a guide to gut-friendly eating,…
This meal plan delivery service offer six-day meal plans dropped off at your home or office. They’re gluten-, dairy- and egg-free – and they taste great. Highlights include portobello mushroom burgers and cauliflower crust pizzas. A one week introductory trial costs Dhs1,400 for three meals a day (plus snacks) for six days. A monthly plan is available for Dhs5,500.
Tel: (050) 5387133. facebook.com/daintreefood
A bakery that creates goodies not only for those who are gluten intolerant but tailor-made treats for those with allergies to specific ingredients. We can’t get enough of the Double Chocolate Biscotti.
Mercato Mall, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, daily 10am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 8800656. Taxi: Mercato Mall. sweetconnectiondubai.com
This trendy café specialises in raw, vegan, gluten- and sugar-free options, using food that’s been prepped and cooked specifically for easier digestion.
102 Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, daily 8.30am to 6.30pm. Tel: (04) 3854555. Taxi: Near Beach Centre. comptoir102.com
Gluten-free online supermarket
Although some supermarkets in the region have introduced gluten-free aisles, it can still be difficult to find a wide range of products. The online Gluten Free Supermarket have a fully stocked cyber store brimming with cupboard essentials, from cereal to truffle chocolates.
Organic Foods & Café
Organic Foods cater for special diets with a section featuring vegan produce as well as dairy- and wheat-free food. We love the pumpkin rice cakes.
Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily 8.30am to 10.30pm. Tel: (04) 3382911. Taxi: Next to the Oasis Centre. organicfoodsandcafe.com
Love ice cream but can’t have dairy? Coco Yogo is a vegan friendly alternative to dairy yoghurt, made from coconut. It’s free from soy, gluten and corn and has great nutritious value.
Ripe Farm Shop, Umm Sequim 2, Sun to Thur 8.30 to 6pm, Sat 9am to 5pm. Tel: (04) 3807602. Taxi: Off Al Manara. nutritina.com
Already famed for their mouth-watering cupcakes and cookies, Blossom Sweets will whip you up a batch of gluten-free cupcakes if you call in advance.
Al Muroor Road, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Thur 10am to 9.30pm, Fri 2pm to 10pm. Tel: (02) 4412999. blossomsweets.com
DO I HAVE FOOD INTOLERANCE?
A simple blood test will tell you if you have a food issue. Your blood is analysed to highlight trigger foods and rated one to four in severity (one being the least and four the worst). Eliminating these foods can eradicate digestive pain.
Dubai Herbal Treatment Centre, Oud Metha Road, Dubai, Sun to Thur 8am to 8pm, Sat 10am to 4pm. Tel: (04) 3351200. Taxi: Near Zabeel Palace. dubaihtc.com