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FIVE TO TRY: The best healthy restaurants in Dubai

Alas, occasionally serious food fans have to accept that enjoying daily degustation menus is not a sustainable way of living and opt to try the ‘healthy’ thing for a while. When the desire to do so hits, here is where you should go.

Stomping Grounds, Jumeirah 1


Coffee lovers – primarily a coffee hub, Stomping Grounds also serves a wide range of healthy dishes. With its quirky wooden furniture and loads of coffee beans to choose from, the restaurant is quickly becoming a firm favourite in Jumeirah. Everything we tried there was delicious, from the Acai bowl to the veggie wrap (which was literally wrapped in a dosa).

8am-11pm, Jumeirah 1 – next to Dubai Zoo

Hapi, Al Quoz

Hapi Dubai

Fancy working out in a coffee shop? Hapi is the latest addition to Al Quoz’s line of healthy hipster cafes, specialising in coffee, ice cream, fresh juices and bone broth – a current Hollywood trend, and one of the most powerful superfoods you can have.  You can also try your hand at parkour while you wait for your food, as Parkour DXB has set up home there!

8am-8pm, Alserkal Avenue 

The Acai Spot, Deira


This is definitely one of the healthiest (if not, most) spot in town! Tucked away in old Dubai, everything about this place is amazing, from the interiors to the service to the milkshakes and acai bowls – another superfood that’s super good for you!

9am-12am, Port Saeed (1 minute walk from Deira City Centre, Metro Exit 2)

Fit Food Kitchen, JLT


The name says it all. Perfect for Dubai’s fit fam, Fit Food Kitchen has a wide selection of healthy eats including salads, wraps, burgers, omelettes and juices. The prices are a little high, but you can collect points on the SnappCard app everytime you visit and eventually get some freebies.

10am-11pm, JLT Cluster J (J2)

Pineapple Express, Palm Jumeirah

boardwalkOriginally based in JLT, Pineapple Express has also popped up at the new Boardwalk at Palm Jumeirah. Grab yourself a bean bag and try out their range of healthy smoothies and toasties. Hopefully they taste as good as they look, because they look amazing!

All day, Boardwalk – Palm Jumeirah (opposite the Atlantis Hotel)

Want your healthy food to-go?

talabat app has a ‘Healthy’ cuisine category which comprises of 66 food outlets. Stay away from those pizzas and fried chicken, and choose a healthier option instead.

Some popular healthy restaurants you can order from on are Subway, Curry Box, Shabby Chic, Urban Bites, Kcal, Under 500 and S’wich.

We can also expect more healthy restaurants coming soon to the online food ordering service.

“Customers are increasingly looking for food which is good for the stomach and the soul,” says Abdulhamid Alomar, CEO of Talabat. “We do not see this trend disappearing and Talabat will continue to grow its menu of healthy food options in-line with increased consumer demand for healthy takeaways.”

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