Today, 1st November is World Vegan Day.
In fact, the whole of November is observed as World Vegan Month.
The month-long occasion brings to the spotlight the many benefits of embracing a meat-free lifestyle for ethical, environmental and health reasons.
And whether you’re an ardent vegan or just about to take the plunge, these restaurants in Abu Dhabi are here to indulge your taste buds…
A generous spread of plant-based dishes such as tofu Benedict, kale and wild- mushroom wrap, among others, are here for the taking every Thursday, from 6pm to 10pm. The Roots & Shoots Night includes a Holistic Wellness package for AED 149 and AED 89 with soft beverages.
Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana, Hamdan Street. Daily 6am-10.30pm.
Contact: 02 610 6666, facebook.com/almahaarjaanbyrotana
A burger joint for a vegan meal? We’re kidding you not. This New Zealand based eatery has its V8 vegan burger – a special burger made from pumpkin, carrot, chickpea and ginger bites, melted vegan provolone, miso pea mash, raw grated beetroot with chia seeds, salad and house vegan aioli. Tastes awesome, we say!
Yas Mall, Yas Island. Daily 7am-midnight. Visit: burgerfuel.com/uae
If you think vegans can have all the fun, think again. This popular pizza chain lends its magic to create flavorful pizzas free from all the meaty trappings. Take a slice of the vegan pizzas as well as other delectable menu items good for dine and takeaway. There’s absolutely no reason to skip on great Italian fare!
Salam Street, in front TRA building Al Dhafrah. Daily 11am-midnight. Contact: 800 ROCCO (76226) or order online at order-rocco.com
This cosy restaurant with a rustic, farm-inspired feel is the perfect setting for vegans to enjoy great food. The options are vast including bowl of oats, hearty salads, vegan wrap and pizzas like the mouth-watering country garden.
Khalifa Park area, near Brighton College. Daily 8am – 10pm.
Elegant and vegan-friendly – these are two words to describe this great restaurant. Go through the extensive menu and grab the delicious plant-based options such as Oriental red lentil soup, wild mushroom polenta, ricotta tortelloni and pomelo delight.
Unit 3, Al Bateen Wharf Retail and East Marina, Al Bateen. Daily 12pm-11pm. Contact: 02 304 8228
Wheatfields Gourmet Grocer & Cafe
Get your hands on delicious vegan options brimming with flavor including wraps, sandwiches, burgers, pizza and salads. Try the acai bowls and quesadillas with house-made vegan cheese. Healthy-made bread selections can also be found here. Al Rayanna Complex, Khalifa City, near Al Forsan International Sports Resort. Daily 7am-midnight.
Contact: 02 550 0971, wheatfields.ae
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