There’s a host of healthy eating options across the region. From vegetarian to vegan to gluten free – and even catering to macriobiotic and Paleo diets – every taste is catered for.
The Organic Foods and Café (with two locations on Sheikh Zayed Road) and Bio Organic in Tecom are the perfect place to pick up, organic and ‘free-from’ foods.
There are also dozens of organic only stores, cafes and restaurants across the city, and several organic markets including the wildly popular Ripe Market. Fast food companies have even joined in, with Freedom Pizza using locally sourced organic ingredients and gluten free crusts and chocolate brownies. Curry Box and Oriental Box offer a contemporary fast food delivery service that includes the per-calorie count per item on the menu to make eating healthier easier.
Malls have also upgraded their outlets in recent years. Alongside the usual array of fried, processed food are UAE home-grown restaurants and outlets like Common Grounds, Be Super Natural and Circle Café, offering healthy, nutritious, calorie controlled meals. While those in search of a Paleo meal or treat will be more than satisfied with the menu selection at Cycle Bistro in Motor City.
Eating healthy during the week has also become easier thanks to meal planners like Kcal, Right Bite, Wild & The Moon and Health Factory, who deliver your calorie controlled menu direct to your door, six days a week.