Visit these Dubai restaurants for Veganuary 2024

Check out these Dubai-based restaurants for a wide selection of vegan delicacies during Veganuary.

The month of healthy eating and partaking in the annual Veganuary challenge has arrived. With multiple eateries across the city launching dedicated vegan menus and offers for January, here’s everything you need to know about where to indulge in decadent plant-based dishes.

The Strand Craft Kitchen

The Strand Craft Kitchen, located in Palm Jumeirah, is offering a diverse menu of Mediterranean-inspired plant-based dishes at a 50% discount throughout January. Savour a diverse and nourishing plant-based menu at The Strand Craft Kitchen, featuring breakfast options like Truffle Mushroom Toast and Acai Bowl, delightful tapas including Eggplant Dip and Impossible Kofta, and mains like Impossible Meat Loaf and Tofu Coconut Laksa. Conclude your feast with refreshing homemade Sorbet or Zesty Lemon Cake for a guilt-free and flavourful dining experience.

Call +9714 430 2221.

La Mar by Gastón Acurio

Delight in a delectable plant-based set menu featuring a diverse array of hot and cold appetisers, such as ceviche tomatoes, asparagus tiradito with black truffle and almond leche de tigre, along with Zanahoria a la brasa showcasing baby carrots. The gastronomic adventure progresses with a main course of grilled cauliflower quinoa and aji Amarillo sauce, followed by an irresistible pistachio mousse lemon cake paired with raspberry sorbet.

Tuesday-Sunday, from 6-11pm. AED350 per person (excluding beverages). Call +9714 426 2626.

Akira Back

Guests are invited to experience a captivating taste exploration with a curated array of additions to the à la carte menu available throughout January. Enhance your experience with a thoughtfully curated selection of delightful dishes while immersing in a vibrant ambience set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Dubai skyline. The culinary brilliance of Chef Giovanni Ledon’s signature Veganuary dishes include the refreshing Watermelon Ceviche, the exquisite Braised Celeriac Croquette with spiced agave and truffle powder, and the delightful Crispy Coleslaw Roll featuring a crispy veggie roll blended with Asian slaw. Available daily for dinner, the exclusive Veganuary menu promises an exploration of taste and innovation throughout January.

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Shangri-La Dubai

Guests can indulge in thoughtfully crafted vegan menus, featuring options like Vegan Tofu Rolls and Vietnamese Papaya Salads at Hoi An, Vegan Dim Sum Platters at Shang Palace, and enticing choices such as Superfood Salads and Vegan Scallops at iKandy Ultralounge. Dunes Cafe offers a range of vegan selections in its daily buffet, while the Lobby Lounge presents a variety of healthy vegan desserts and pastries.

AED125 per person. Call +9714 405 2703.


Indulge in a delightful Veganuary experience at Asil, the renowned dining and entertainment destination nestled in the heart of Rixos Premium Dubai. During Veganuary, the restaurant unveils a tantalising array of vegan options from its authentic fusion of Arabesque cuisine, including Sour Cherry Vine Leaves, Hummus variations, Fattoush, and an indulgent Vegetable Tagine. Complemented by tempting sides like Batata Harra and Green Vegetable Casserole, and concluding with a refreshing fruit platter.

Call +9714 520 0055.

The Crossing

The Crossing at The H Hotel introduces its exclusive Veganuary menu, curated by Michelin-lauded Executive Chef Jitin Joshi. Available from January 2 onwards, this 11-dish menu showcases a fusion of classic and innovative plant-based creations. Chef Joshi, a Dubai Marathon finisher and health enthusiast, infuses the vibrant flavours of India into dishes like Patti Chaat and Hara Bhara Kofta, emphasizing ethically sourced ingredients for a wholesome and sustainable culinary experience.

AED195 per person. Call +9714 491 9695.

Punjab Grill

Punjab Grill, the award-winning modern Indian restaurant, is kicking off the year with a delectable and nutritious vegan menu curated by Executive Chef Sandeep Ail. Featuring dishes like Banana Stem Salad, Phulka Tacos, Steamed Wild Mushroom Dumpling, and Tofu Tikka Masala, the menu is designed to cater to food enthusiasts seeking flavorful plant-based options.

AED275 per person.