Restaurants with decent gluten-free options in Dubai

Below is a list of some restaurants which have some pretty good gluten-free options.

Common Grounds

Cuisine: International/ “Australian brunch” style

What I like about it: Healthy wholesome dishes, generous servings, “GF” clearly marked on the menu, well seasoned meals.

My favorites: Breakfast bowl, lentil tacos

Loaded lentil tacos – filled with smashed avocado, mushrooms, sprouts etc.
Breakfast bowl – It can be served with grilled halloumi and eggs

Leen’s Casual to Gourmet

Cuisine: International

What I like about it: Menu includes meals from different cuisines (Japanese, Mexican etc.), “GF”clearly marked on the menu

My favorites: Mushroom tacos, matcha cheesecake, chocolate avocado mousse

Mushroom tacos
Matcha cheesecake and chocolate avocado mousse

Pinza

Cuisine: Pizza, virtual kitchen

What I like about it: Comfort food (classic pizzas for when you are craving comfort food), customizable, vegan options.

My favorite: Truffle pizza with vegan pepperoni, basil pizza (both customized)

Truffle pizza with vegan pepperoni
Basil mozzarella pizza

Something Baked

Cuisine: Manakeesh

What I like about it: Gluten-free options, classical taste and texture

My favorites: Classic cheese manakeesh

Cheese manakeesh

Healthy Little Secrets

Cuisine: Healthy light meals

What I like about it: Combo lunch deal including a bowl+GF bread+hot beverage

My favorites: Tofu lunch bowl with GF oat bread

100% gluten-free restaurants in Dubai – Part 2

Here’s another list of 100% gluten-free restaurants in Dubai where you don’t have to worry nor ask tons of questions if you suffer from celiace disease!

Soul Sante

Cuisine: 100% plantbased

What I like about it: You can find classic comfort food with a healthy twist – made with wholesome ingredients.

My favorites: Cheese sandwich, pizza, white beans falafel salad

Grilled cheese sandwich
Pizza with “cauliflower cheese”
White beans falafel salad

Genki

Cuisine: 100% plantbased

What I like about it: Broad variety of housemade nut milks (and milkshakes/ coffee-based beverages), light desserts

My favorites: Chocolate brownies (served with vanilla coconut ice cream)

Chocolate brownies
Chocolate hazelnut milk
Superfood toast with “carrot salmon” and Mexican salsa+guacamole

Livewell Dubai

Cuisine: International

What I like about it: Options for various dietary preferences (vegan, paleo…)

My favorites: Chocolate lava cake

Wild & The Moon

Cuisine: 100% plantbased

What I like about it: Small dishes to takeaway

My favorites: Noodles salad

Cold noodles salad with tofu

Kobeya

Cuisine: Japanese fusion

Review coming soon.

100% gluten-free restaurants in Dubai – Part 1

As a celiac, I feel quite lucky to be living in Dubai considering the high number of gluten-free dining options. Here’s part 1 of my list of 100% gluten-free restaurants; it feels so good not to have to ask 1,000 questions when ordering – as it is the case in restaurants which do not mark allergens on their menus!

Bounty Beets

Cuisine: International (extensive menu covering different cuisines – including a plantbased menu)

What I like about it: It opens at 8am and serves a broad range of breakfast options! Creative, wholesome dishes, options for all dietary/ culinary preferences. Alcohol is served too.

My favorites: Lentil tacos (Spec Taco Lar), plantbased pizza (Aegean pizza), tofu breakfast sandwich (Vurger), toffee pudding

Lentil tacos (Spec Taco Lar) at Bounty Beets – Crust made of zucchini and flaxmeal
Plantbased pizza (Aegean pizza)
Vurger – Tofu scramble sandwich with avocado, sweet potato hash brown, coconut bacon
Toffee pudding

SEVA Table

Cuisine: 100% plantbased organic menu

What I like about it: Outdoor garden where you can sit on the grass, wholesome dishes with a creative Latin American touch, “superfoods” added to all dishes.

My favorites: Arepas and chickpea “omelette”, matcha cheesecake and snickers pie

Arepas – Filled with vegan cheese and plantain skin “pulled beef”
Matcha cheesecake
Snickers pie, the ultimate bestseller

Kitchen Confidential (virtual kitchen)

Cuisine: Mixed/ International (many Lebanese options)

What I like about it: Broad variety of breads, wraps, sandwiches, croissants which is not easy to find elsewhere. Keto options of wraps. Healthy touch (no refined sugar)

My favorites: Manakeesh, plantbased burger, eclairs

Keto manakeesh, vegan cheese options
Double chocolate eclair
Plantbased burger, beetroot patty

Chocolate waffles

Ingredients

3/4 cup oat flour

1/2 cup almond milk

2 tbsp corn starch

1 tsp baking powder

1 scoop vanilla protein

1 tbsp almond butter

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp cocoa powder

Mix all dry ingredients. Whisk the vinegar and milk and add it to the dry mix. Add the almond butter too. Mix well and use this mixture to make up to 4 waffles (depending on the size of your waffle maker).

Paleo granola

Ingredients

1 cup almond flour

2 tbsp coconut powder

1 tbsp coconut flour

1 tbsp chia

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp hemp seeds

1 scoop vanilla protein

2 tbsp liquid sweetener like maple or molasses

3 tbsp coconut oil

Method

Mix & spread onto a pan covered with parchment paper. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Drizzle melted chocolate.

Allow to cool then crumble into smaller bits

Magic brownies

Ingredients

3 tbsp chia + 1/2 cup water

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup cocoa powder

3/4 cup almond milk

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp hemp seeds

Chocolate chips

Method

Start by combination the chia with the water. Set aside while combining the other ingredients in another bowl. Last fold in the chia & the chocolate chips.

Bake for 20-25 minutes

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