Three new vegan menus to try in Dubai this summer

Dubai vegans, listen up! We’ve collated some of the hottest plant-based menus that have recently landed at a selection of restaurants that are typically non-vegan, by design. Feast your eyes on these, herbivores…

Ronda Locatelli, Atlantis The Palm

Italian restaurant at Atlantis, The Palm, Ronda Locatelli has introduced nine new dishes to its vegan menu. Initially featuring over 40 dishes created by Giorgio Locatelli, the latest additions to the menu build on the restaurants reputation as offering the largest vegan offering from a stand-alone non-vegan restaurant in the city. Crafted by Ronda Locatelli’s Chef de Cuisine, Salvo Sardo, the new items include a variety of starters, pastas and pizzas.

Delights on the menu include starters like char-grilled asparagus served with quinoa, broad beans and salmoriglio sauce, plus panzanella salad with cherry tomatoes, onions, basil, oregano and vegan cheese, plus more. From the mains, there’s the homemade maccheroni pasta with broad beans, asparagus and rocket, and a vegan twist on the traditional lasagne. Pizza lovers can enjoy even more flavours with three fresh options, including the asparagi, and campana. The asparagi is a white base pizza with vegan mozzarella, asparagus cream, fresh asparagus, walnut paste and pomegranate, while the campanais made of tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella, fried aubergines, capers and chili.

For reservations, call +971 4 426 2626 or

MINA Brasserie, DIFC

Every Monday, MINA Brasserie is offering guests a special menu that brings the restaurant’s regular vegetarian and vegan dishes to the forefront, encouraging people to have at least one meat-free day each week.

Now a global phenomenon, with more people than ever opting for a flexitarian lifestyle, going meat-free for one day a week has been proven to improve overall health, help the planet and more.

Mondays at MINA offers a variety of high quality, satisfying meals that take vegetables from humble sides to championing elements. Diners can expect popular menu staples, from starters to mains, such as Grilled Halloumi with vine cherry tomatoes and grilled baguette, Roasted Beets with hazelnuts, balsamic, and warm goat’s cheese, Aubergine Mille Feuille, Burrata Salad, Tomato & Avocado Salad, and Petite Greens.

Dining with a carnivorous friend who just cannot live without the meat? Regular menu items are available to order a la carte.

For reservations, call +971 4 506 0100 or visit the website.

Akira Back, W Dubai – The Palm

Akira Back Dubai at W Dubai – The Palm has joined the ever-growing plant-based revolution by introducing a new vegan menu, allowing its herbivore guests to celebrate their taste buds.

Leave any assumptions regarding vegan cuisine at the vortex-inspired entrance – Akira Back’s eclectic vegan menu appeals to both committed vegans and the yet to be convinced. Guests can begin their vegan Akira Back journey with an order of AB beetroot tacos with avocado, beetroot poke and micro cilantro or sample the vegetable tempura.

Then, dive into edamame risotto with Chef’s signature yuja sake foam. For the sushi lovers, Chef’s vegan rainbow roll made from marinated tomato, grilled nasu, smoked mango, grilled asparagus and kombucha ponzu will satisfy even the most discerning of palates.

For reservations, please call +971 4 245 5555, email or visit the website.