Whether you’re looking for some wholesome takeout or a nutritious restaurant dinner, Savoir Flair has rounded up a week’s worth of the best healthy spots to try in Dubai. If organic cuisine is what you’re seeking, be sure to check out our complete guide to organic eating in the city, here.
BeStro specializes in raw food that is free of meat, dairy, gluten, sugar, and artificial preservatives. Nourish your body with a helping of coconut-curried vegetables with cauliflower rice or the marinated portobello mushrooms and creamy cashew slaw. Don’t forget to add a fresh, cold-pressed juice like the tummy-soothing ‘Elloaloe’ or the stamina-boosting ‘Warrior’ smoothie to your order.
Average price for two: AED 98/SAR 101
The Dubai Mall
(+971) 4 441 6407
Gourmet by Kcal
Gourmet by Kcal makes 100 percent gluten-free dishes using natural, paleo-friendly, and locally sourced ingredients. Each dish is packed with plenty of protein. Options include the black-rice biryani with smoked chicken and the low-carb ‘Paleo Platter’ with zucchini bacon and sweet-potato bites – perfect to satisfy those Monday-night cravings.
Average price for two: AED 130/SAR 133
Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
(+971) 4 511 7139
The Surf Café
Refuel your body after a workout at this beachside gem. From the classic avocado and eggs or the superfood açai bowl for breakfast to the freshly caught seafood that is served grilled or steamed, there are plenty of healthy bites to choose from. Also on the menu is an assortment of tasty Japanese sashimi, carpaccio slices, and maki rolls.
Average Price for two: AED 180/SAR 184
Jumeirah Beach Road
(+971) 4 346 6292
Adventurous and health-conscious foodies will be delighted by Comptoir 102’s dishes. To begin with, the menu changes daily according to what’s in season. A delicious lineup of vitamin-packed smoothies and juices can be enjoyed here alongside organic paninis and smaller nibbles, such as seaweed pesto served with a zesty guacamole and homemade flaxseed crackers.
Average price for two: AED 200/SAR 204
(+971) 4 385 4555
Head to Heat for healthy eats. Here, each dish is simple, low in fat and carbohydrates, and designed for the calorie-conscious. Be sure to consider the gluten-free pizza made with a cauliflower-based crust or the Hawaiian-style bowl that is served with grilled pineapple, diced chicken or steak, bell peppers, and brown rice.
Average price for two: AED 80/SAR 82
Jumeirah Beach Road
(+971) 4 338 8831
The Açaí Spot
Satisfy your Friday sugar cravings and grab a delicious açai bowl at The Açaí Spot. This superfood berry from Brazil is packed with vitamins and health-boosting properties known for enhancing the immune system, lowering cholesterol, and raising energy levels. Our favorite go-to bowls include the ‘Original’ that is topped with strawberry slices and granola and the ‘Summer Fruit Mix’ with Greek yogurt, dates, banana, and granola.
Average price for two: AED 90/SAR 92
Centurion Star Tower
(+971) 50 644 9514
The Cycle Bistro
The Cycle Bistro believes in crafting healthy paleo dishes using seasonal ingredients and thoughtful advice given by nutritionists and health gurus. For breakfast this Saturday, try the ‘Paleo Waffles’ or the hearty ‘Gatherers Feast’. If you’re dining out later in the day, opt for the vegan flower-pot salad with kale and homemade dukkah or the grass-fed beef fillet with hand-cut sweet potatoes.
Average price for two: AED 114/SAR 116
(+971) 4 425 3000