Very Vegetarian: A Guide to the UAE’s Best Meat-Free Menus  

Fiona Lee   |   11-05-2022

Whether it’s fabulous fine dining or a blissful brunch, we’ve got your guide to the best vegetarian menus to try this weekend.


With plant-based diets on the rise, proven research into the health benefits and the need to become more sustainable, vegetarian restaurants are sprouting up across the globe. We look at the most exciting menus here in the UAE, must-visits for everyone’s list.


Avatara, Dubai

Avatara is Dubai’s first and only all-vegetarian, fine dining and tasting menu restaurant. The menu is inspired by the techniques of soulful Indian food and focuses on humble seasonal ingredients that are pure, natural, and energy-containing. The idea of this concept is to break through the perceptions surrounding limitations in vegetarian cuisine and showcase the endless possibilities vegetarian food can offer.

The menu tells stories through the different courses and offers explanations of the history and health benefits of each dish. From root chips that keep us grounded to betel leaves for improved digestion, this is a unique tasting journey combined with a surprising well-being experience.

Location: Voco Hotel, Trade Centre District, Dubai

Set Menu: Wednesday – Monday | AED 368 per person




Market, Abu Dhabi

Imaginative, healthy lifestyle restaurant, Market at EDITION has just launched their much-awaited all-vegan brunch this May. The restaurant’s relaxed and interactive style succeeds in blurring the boundaries of traditional dining and showcases culinary delights using healthy, fresh and organic ingredients.

This unique 3-course menu is a fusion of gourmet flavours and quality, plant-based ingredients developed by Michelin-starred Chef Tom Aikens. Dishes include King Kale Salad, Cauliflower Tabbouleh, Charred Aubergine Steak and Black Rice Pudding for the sweet tooth.

Location: The EDITION Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Menu: Sunday 1pm-5pm | AED 155 AED per person (soft package) / 255 AED per person (house beverage package)





Wild & The Moon

If you’re looking for a fresh super-food sit-down or need to stock the pantry with the best natural essentials, then look no further than Wild & The Moon. This lifestyle movement company has four locations across the UAE and offers products that are homemade from organic, local, ethically sourced and pure ingredients. Their all-day menu features a delicious selection of cold-pressed juices and smoothies, breakfast, salads and soups, desserts and snacks, the healthiest alternatives for the modern crowd.

Wild & The Moon also provide personalised gift boxes, detox kits and a variety of superfoods and homecare items via their online E-Shop. Party planners can also book their catering service ensuring the most delicious and healthiest event in town.

Locations: Alserkal Avenue, Downtown Boulevard & DIFC Gate Avenue, Dubai | Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi.