Eat well: Where to try healthier dishes
What’s On has details of healthy food options in Abu Dhabi including dishes from Firin Gluten Free Bakery, The Galleria and Capital Grill.
Firin Gluten Free Bakery serves muffins, cupcakes, cookies, bread and sweet treats. There are also a few vegan items, including carrot cupcakes, ginger muffins and pita bread.
Firin Gluten Free Bakery, Al Rowdah, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Thur 8am to 8pm. Tel: (02) 4471711. Taxi: near Al Bateen Airport. facebook.com/firinbakeryuae
Make your own salad
You can build your own salad at Shoots, a green-looking outlet on Al Maryah Island, and you can chuck in kale, tofu, asparagus, dried apricots, ground walnuts and more.
The Galleria, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Wed noon to 10pm, Thur and Fri noon to midnight. Tel: (02) 6770109. Taxi: Galleria, Al Maryah Island. facebook.com/shootsgreenbar
Sushi, hold the rice
For low-carb or paleo dieters Sho Cho’s riceless sushi rolls offer a bit of variety than your regular order of sashimi. Both the tuna and the salmon wraps include crab, avocado and sesame dressings.
Souk At Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, daily noon to 3pm, 6pm to 3am, Dhs58 to Dhs68. Tel: (02) 5581117. Taxi: Souk At Qaryat Al Beri. sho-cho.com
While paleo and low-carb dieters will find the Capital Grill steakhouse an easy choice for a meal, for dessert they offer a gluten-free tart made from almond powder and topped with anti-oxidant rich blueberries.
Dusit Thani, Al Nayhan, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Fri noon to 3pm, 7pm to 11pm, Dhs45. Tel: (02) 6988888. Taxi: Dusit Thani. dusit.com
The Lounge in the Westin hotel serves up a big breakfast including black orange renewal juice (orange juice blended with blueberries and blackberries), all natural granola with low-fat yoghurt topped with berries and flax seeds, and a scrambled egg, turkey and cheddar wrap with a coffee or jing tea.
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, daily 7am to 11pm, Dhs80. Tel: (02) 6169999. Taxi: The Westin. westinabudhabigolfresort.com