Dubai is a city famed for its delicious cuisine, with eateries galore for food aficionados to explore. Of course, being vegetarian tends to make finding good gourmet options a little more complicated, but luckily, we’ve got you covered.
Whether you’re a veteran vegetarian or a newly health-conscious herbivore, Dubai has lots of wonderful cafes and restaurants for you to visit, with everything from authentic Indian eateries to vegan veggie bars to choose from.
Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Dubai
If you’re wondering where to go, here are five mouth-watering menus that we’d recommend…
1: Be Super Natural Kitchen
Small but superb, Be Super Natural Kitchen is a vegan eatery closeted away in the magnificent Dubai Mall. Offering a long list of luscious smoothies and newly pressed juices to pick from, it sells liquid delights that are filled to the brim with fruits, vegetables, and plenty of good stuff. Its food choices are relatively limited, but what it does serve is fresh, nutritious, and amazingly tasty. The zucchini pasta with heirloom tomato sauce comes especially highly recommended.
2: XVA Café
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Tucked away in Al Fahidi, XVA Cafe is a boutique hotel, art gallery, and pescatarian eatery, and it’s where all the cool kids go to play. Its café nestles in a beautiful spot, with a picture-perfect courtyard to the front and lots of lovely shaded areas for sitting and eating. Selling traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, XVA’s delectable dishes are best tried alongside a cold glass of its famous mint lemonade. Order their beetroot kebab with sweet potato fries and you won’t be disappointed!
3: Bar Salata
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You should also take the time to stop at Bar Salata. Selling signature salads that are supremely tasty, their menu blends the very best of East and West, to create plenty of choice for even the fussiest eater. Combining unique dressings with super-fresh ingredients, their innovative offerings mean that a single eating experience just isn’t enough; you’ll definitely be back for more! According to this a drool-worthy review from Deliveroo, their sweet Thai lime salad is a must-try for those struggling to choose.
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4: Saravana Bhavan
Saravana Bhavan is arguably the most recommended vegetarian restaurant in Dubai, and with very good reason. Having spent the last three decades serving seriously tasty South Indian dishes, their food is unfailingly amazing. They have a menu with plenty of variety too, so whether you visit at breakfast in need of an early morning boost of idli, or pay an evening visit and enjoy a plate of palak paneer, you’ll never be disappointed. Their ghee roast masala is our particular favourite.
5: 77 Veggie Boutique
Last but not least, don’t forget to pop in to 77 Veggie Boutique when you’re in need of some tasty vegetarian options. On a mission to boost Dubai’s vegetable consumption, the café’s menu centres around lots of healthy, plant-based dishes, with their Balti potatoes with aubergine being especially divine. They even offer a low-calorie, low-carb meal plan delivery service for when you want to indulge from the comfort of your own accommodation.