Local Knowledge: Frankie Hilton talks dining vegan in Dubai
Struggling to find the places to get your vegan fix? Read on…
Frankie Hilton is the founder of lifestyle website Shimmering Sands, a digital platform dedicated to sharing stories about day to day life as an expat woman in Dubai. Here, she shares her six favourite vegan hotspots.
Comptoir 102 is a little haven in Dubai that’s unlike anywhere else in the city. The cashew-based cream cheese on toast is life-changing if you miss cream cheese as a vegan (which I do!).
Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, Sun to Thur 8.30 to 6.30, Fri and Sat 8.30 to 8pm. Tel: (04) 3854555. comptoir102.com
Mint Leaf Of London
The Mint Leaf Of London brunch is one of my favourite brunches in Dubai. They offer a vegan six-course unlimited a la carte brunch menu including bite-size starters, a variety of flavourful curries and mango sorbet for dessert, all cooked without butter and cream.
Mint Leaf of London, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC. Tel: (04) 706 0900. mintleaf.ae.
Wanna Banana is the best sweet treat alternative to ice cream. It is simply made of frozen banana, but tastes just as good as ice cream. I like to add peanut butter to mine too.
Kite Beach Kiosk, Umm Suqeim 4, daily 8am to 9.45pm. Tel: wannabananasnack.com
Weekends for me always include a takeaway. I’m a terrible cook and my go-to Dubai takeaway is the vegan chilli bowl at Krave – especially in the current cooler weather. It’s the perfect winter warmer.
Barsha Heights and Al Shaiba Tower, DIFC. instagram.com/eatkrave
You might think a burger joint wouldn’t have suitable vegan options, but you’d be wrong! Black Tap serve bean based burgers, and they are delicious. I tried one last week and highly recommend the vegan option, or the falafel burger.
Black Tap, Rixos Premium, JBR, daily 11am to 12am. Tel: (04) 520 0000. Blacktapme.com. Also available at Black Tap Jumeirah Al Naseem.
Gourmet By Kcal
Not everything on the menu is vegan at Gourmet, but if you are enjoying a pool day at the Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, pop in for the most delicious veggie summer rolls.
Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, daily 7am to 10:30pm. Tel:(04) 511 7373. gourmetbykcal.com
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