Deliveroo in Abu Dhabi

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  1. It’s January, Christmas has wreaked havoc on our waistlines and, despite it only being a couple of days into 2017, the New Year’s resolution to eat healthy is already under threat.

We hear you. That’s why our cover feature this week highlights the city’s best dishes that are good for you. And, as if that wasn’t enough, there’s now a way you can eat healthy food without even leaving the house.

Yes, Deliveroo has arrived in the capital. And if you’re not familiar with the company, you soon will be.

The company partners with restaurants that don’t usually deliver, and brings their food to your door. And it aims to get your order to you in 32 minutes or less.

Since it launched last month, a number of decent, healthy options have signed up to be available on Deliveroo. Café Bateel, for example, the purveyors of some excellent Mediterranean food from branches at The Galleria, Nation Towers and Yas Mall, was one of the first restaurants to sign up. From here, you can order some super salads, including the quinoa tabbouleh, avocado with prawn or, our favourite, the Bateel couscous with chickpeas, dates and apricots.

Vietnamese food is considered to be one of the healthiest cuisines around, with its light and fresh soup and noodle dishes, so it’s a great thing then that you can also now order from Hanoi Naturally. The branches on Al Markaziyah and Boutik Mall on Reem Island are currently delivering with Deliveroo, so you can sit back and order the likes of the lemongrass shrimp noodle bowl, mango and shrimp salad, and the steamed tofu and spinach noodle soup.

Breakfasts can often be a hassle. The thought of dragging yourself out of bed to knock together a well-balanced and tasty dish is enough to drive you to a bowl of sugary cereal. But choosing to order from jones the grocer removes that risk. Sure, there are some indulgent choices from the gourmet café, including the traditional English breakfast with beef bacon, or the tiramisu French toast, but it might be wiser to take a look at the dairy- and sugar-free quinoa and bulgur wheat porridge, or the banana, peanut butter and açaí bowl (for now, anyway). There are also some decent options for later in the day, including the freekah and roasted vegetable salad, and a vegan maki roll.

And, while we’re on the subject of Japanese food, Sushi Art is also an option. Some of the simple sushi and sashimi dishes are the perfect light bite and much healthier than a burger or a pizza. Then again, the latter are also available on Deliveroo – from the likes of Burger Fuel and Pizzaro – if all this healthy eating gets too much for you. (Don’t worry, we won’t judge.)

At the moment, you can order between 11am and 11.30pm through the website or by downloading the app, but delivery isn’t currently city-wide. Most of Abu Dhabi Island is covered, including Al Khubeirah, Al Markaziyah and Al Zahiyah, plus Reem Island, and further expansion is planned.

Basically, dinner plans are about to get a whole lot easier for us all.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
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