Healthy eating trends are on the rise in Dubai, and this has boosted the demand for health-conscious restaurants to spring up all over the city – cue The Super Salad!
If you’re tired of the same old uninspiring salads or stuck for healthy lunch ideas read on because these salads are nutritious, delicious and seriously good for you.
Our healthy eating guru Diana AKA Busy Avocado hunts down six amazing Dubai restaurants who centre their attention on serving up the healthiest & tastiest salads in town!
BarSalata (managed and backed by a dietician) offers a wide variety of fresh salad meals, rich in flavour, inspired by the diversity of the people of Dubai.
Their speciality is the “build your own salad” with a signature salad dressing that is light and healthy – you can even request your BYO salad to be named and saved for your next visit!
Try their bestseller: The Twenty Salad. This vegetarian salad is a revelation and stars 20 ingredients! It’s a complex and lavish affair with ingredients like Black Quinoa, snow peas, shredded carrot, broccoli, sweet potato, pomegranate, feta cheese… Every bite comes with more nutrients than most meals can provide and it’s packed with protein.
Just Salad (Whats On Awards favourite healthy restaurant) is a fresh, eco-friendly, New York City-based salad brand committed to providing high quality, healthy food in a fast, fun and environmentally friendly way.
They offer chef-designed salads as well as customised, “make your own” salads, their environmentally friendly concept encourages customers to purchase reusable bowls for a nominal fee of AED 10. Each time a customer re-uses the bowl they receive two free toppings!
Richy’s philosophy is that salads should be served center stage rather than being a side. They should be filling, packed with proteins, and rich in fresh ingredients. They make sure only 30% of their salad is made up of base adding 100G of proteins to make up the rest.
At Richy’s customers can build their own salads choosing from two sizes: junior and regular. You can schedule your salads for a hassle-free lunch or dinner and collect loyalty points on every dirham spent!
Try their bestseller Pollo Polo salad. A combination of Fusilli pasta, Romaine, Parmesan, Olives, Peppers, Red Onions, Sweet Corn, Arugula & Pesto Chicken with Thyme Vinaigrette dressing. At Richy’s, it’s all in the dressing!
Appetite has been on the restaurant scene in Dubai for 12 years, and their focus is to lead the market in healthy ‘on the go’ food. Their motto is “it’s about the food, the whole food and nothing but the food!” and they source only the most nutritious, delicious produce for their menu.
Try their bestseller: The Smoked Date & Freekah salad. They also offer innovative ideas such as the vegetable quinoa nori rolls, salad buddha bowl and their range of juices and smoothies made fresh daily. They have an eye on the environment too sourcing as much of their packaging as possible to be either recycled, compostable or biodegradable.
Poke, originally from Hawaii, is usually described as a raw fish salad or a mix of sushi and salad. It is a relatively new concept to Dubai, and it has already gained a lot of popularity.
The Aloha Poke philosophy is simple; they wanted to create a way for people to be able to enjoy quality food without missing a beat in their daily schedule. Aloha Poke provides fresh, fast Poke without sacrificing taste, health, and quality delivered to its customers.
Try their bestseller: Kahuna Bowl, a healthy combination of brown rice, ahi tuna, kale, Portobello mushrooms and Togarashi sauce. Aloha Poke offers organic and vegetarian bowls, and you can also opt to have your poke in a wrap.
Where Delivery only – they service Business Bay, Downtown, DIFC, Dubai Design District and City Walk.
The Salad Jar
The Salad Jar makes healthy living easy by creating gourmet meals, easy to eat, straight from the jar and they work closely with The Green Truck to ensure their jars and any other material are recycled.
The jars are filled with layers of quality ingredients; healthy fats, plant strong and nutrient dense. Each jar has a unique combination of flavours, complemented by their own homemade dressings.
Just shake the jar and voila a tasty, healthy meal which will leave you feeling fulfilled and full of energy!
Try their bestseller: The Mango Tango. It’s crunchy, fresh and has the perfect blend of savoury and sweet.
The salad Jar aims to have a selection of Jars to fit anyone’s requirements from vegetarian Jars, gluten-free Jars and vegan Jars to grain-free Jars.
Image Credits: Lead – FB Aloha Poke, Image 1 – FB BarSalata, Image 2 – FB Just Salad, Image 3 – Richys, Image 4 – FB Appetite, Image 5 – FB Aloha Poke, Image 6 – FB The Salad Jar