From vegan delicacies to brunches and a staycation, here are our top suggestions
Brunch & Cake by the Sea
The super-cool Barcelona-based favourite has opened their newest location at The Pointe and with it, launched a tantalising new Burger & Slider menu. Featuring 7 creative recipes that range from Goat cheese and Caramelised onion sliders to Pulled Beef sliders and even a Lasagne burger, these buns with a twist served with crispy golden fries are a promise of ‘Grandma’s Goodness’.
Open Sunday-Wednesday from 8am-10pm, and Thursday-Friday from 8am-10:30pm at The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah.
This homegrown café has added a selection of vegan and gluten-free dishes to their menu. Try the Vegan Big Cassette Breakfast, Beetroot Vegan Pancakes, Caesar the Vegan Salad, Vegan Lime & Coconut Panna Cotta and more.
Open daily from 8am-6m at The Courtyard, Al Quoz.
The Coffee Club
Veganuary is on at The Coffee Club, with a special edition menu featuring a selection of vegan dishes and desserts. Expect breakfast and appetizer options such as the acai bowl, vegan pancakes with fresh figs and coconut cream, and hummus trio with crispy tortilla. If you’re in the mood for more savoury options, featured on the menu is the eggplant and freekeh salad, pumpkin and chickpea coconut curry and plant-based Beyond Meat burger. Leave place for dessert though, because they have great options such as the vegan key lime pie, a coconut cashew brownie with vegan coconut ice cream and apple cinnamon cake.
Available across the UAE.
caya at the Park
Plan a fun family day out to the Mediterranean inspired eatery’s lively pop-up at the Town Square Dubai park. caya, the homegrown restaurant invites guests to relish a delicious selection of cheesy pizzas, juicy burgers and grilled meats. Keeping the activities up, little chefs are encouraged to get creative in caya’s miniature kitchen.
Thursday and Friday, from 4-10pm. Call or WhatsApp +97156 484 2836 or order online from the restaurant.
BB Social Dining
Is the weekend even complete without a brunch? BBinvites you to their flamboyant, colourful and vibrant brunch, in the heart of DIFC, that spans three floors and is full of food, music and lots of fun. Diners are offered starters of their choice, a main course and plenty of desserts to share. Must-try dishes include cauliflower popcorn, the four-cheese and spinach bao, the signature Habibi bao and the decadent frying pan brownie.
Every Friday, from 1-4pm. Priced at AED250 (inclusive of soft beverages), AED299 (inclusive of grapes and hops) and AED450 (inclusive of French bubbly). For reservations, contact +9714 407 4444.
Le Méridien Dubai
Plan a rejuvenating overnight getaway with the Urban Staycation at Le Meridien Dubai. The hotel is home to 18 food and beverage venues, including Warehouse (a casual, Soho styled restaurant); Yalumba (the award winning interactive live kitchen and barbeque grill terrace); Seafood Market (a market-style restaurant); and The Dubliner’s (a traditional Irish restaurant). Enjoy yourself at one of the five swimming pools, or head to the spa for a relaxing afternoon.
Priced at AED299 for two, with breakfast and 20% off at selected restaurants and spa. For reservations, call +9714 511 7778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.