With many of us turning to a vegan diet, the options for plant-based dining have grown in abundance here in Abu Dhabi. Not only are there endless restaurants with healthy takeaway options in the capital, there are plenty of places that offer vegan dishes and menus for home delivery, too.
To help you pick the best, here are a few of our favourite spots to order your next vegan meal from…
Just because you’re vegan, doesn’t mean you always have to eat healthily. We all love a nice, juicy burger and at Bareburger, you can get just that – except it’s plant-based. The restaurant has a vegan burger menu with seven different choices, from sweet potato and quinoa based burgers, to vegan cheeseburgers.
Prices vary. Open daily noon-10pm. Marina Mall, Marina Village (02 441 1723).
Here, you can get a variety of vegan biriyanis and curries including vegan tofu tikka masala, vegan daal tadka, vegan vegetable biriyani and more. There's even a vegan mango lassi for you to wash it all down with.
Prices vary. Open daily 11am-11pm. The Galleria Al Maryah Island (02 676 6555).
The restaurant specialises in Asian cuisine with many vegetarian options that can be customised to vegan meals. There's also a vegan green papaya salad.
Prices vary. Open daily 11am-11pm. 3rd Street, Al Khalidiya (02 622 5554).
Guilt Free Café
This vegan café offers everything from ‘chick in’ burgers and matchstick fries to vegan bowl, tofu wraps and beetroot risotto, so you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice.
Prices vary. Open daily 8am-9pm. Umm Al Emarat Park, Mushrif (052 277 3333).
Vegan and vegetarian dishes are heavily rooted within the culture of the Vietnamese restaurant Hoi An, and as a result, all dishes are customisable for vegans meaning you can take your pick of whatever you like.
Prices vary. Open daily 6pm-11.30pm. Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi (02 509 8555).
For more vegan pizza, order from Pinza who have six different options for you to choose from including a truffle vegan pizza, a faux meat one and potato based pizzas.
Prices vary. Open daily 11am-1am. Umm Al Emarat Park, Mushrif (04 551 5582).
Pizza Di Rocco
The popular restaurant is known for serving authentic Italian pizzas straight to your front door and has a special vegan section on its menu. Choose between a selections of seven different vegan pizzas each of different toppings.
Prices vary. Open daily 11am-midnight. Salam Street, Al Dhafrah (02 885 3222).
Not just a vegan restaurant but it is gluten free and dairy free, too, so anything on the menu is up for grabs. They serve a wide selection of salads, hot meals, sandwiches and desserts.
Prices vary. Open daily. 7am – 9.30pm. Simple Café. Tennis Complex, Zayed Sports City, Al Madina Al Riyadiya, Abu Dhabi (02 5833612).
Taqado Mexican Kitchen
The restaurant’s bestselling item is the vegan quesadilla, so if you’re a fan of Mexican this will be right up your street. You can also get vegan tacos (both soft and crispy), burritos, nachos and special vegan rice boxes.
Prices, time and locations (02 6770700).
The Better Burger Co.
Fancy a burger? Then order from this extensive 100 percent vegan menu. They’ve got BBQ burgers, chilli burgers, classic burgers, California burgers, you name it...
Prices vary. Open daily 10am-10.45pm. Downtown Abu Dhabi (054 306 9230).
The Raw Place
The Raw Place offers a selection of organic vegan meals and fresh detox juices. There are lentil lunches, mung bliss balls and other light bites, as well as hot soups.
Prices vary. Open Sat-Thu 7pm-11pm; Fri 8am–11pm. Sheikh Khalifa Street, Al Markaziyah (02 633 4677).