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Places with the best salad in Dubai

By Somya Mehta

Published: Thu 25 Mar 2021, 6:57 PM

Gone are the days when salad was considered a meal just for the fitness-enthusiasts and weight-watchers. The nutritious bowl filled with healthy ingredients has found its way into the mainstream, becoming a resident main meal on restaurant menus, slowly shedding away the old beliefs of the boredom surrounding ‘side salads’ and ‘leafy greens’. Here are the top picks for the best salad places around town

The Hampton's Cafe

Touted as one of the most popular cafés in the city, The Hamptons Café brings you chic aesthetics and the lifestyle of New York City! The boutique café has a distinct style, with an elegant ambience and serves sumptuous salads, including a Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Salad, Goat Cheese and Stuffed Baked Figs Salad and the Italian Burrata, amongst many others varieties.

Locations: Umm Suqeim, Arabian Ranches

Average Costs: Dh240

Social House

Offering flavours from around the world, The Social House is located amidst the glitz and glam of The Dubai Mall. Engulfed by the stunning views of The Dubai Fountain, they offer an urban vibe with mouth-watering food that tastes just as good as it looks. Whether it’s the Baby Spinach salad or the Quinoa Freekeh salad, there’s something for everyone.

Locations: The Dubai Mall

Average Costs: Dh275

Jones the Grocer

Situated in multiple locations across Dubai and also the rest of the Emirates, this widely savoured restaurant is a go-to spot for all the fitness enthusiasts. With freshly sourced ingredients and nutrient-dense meals, it’s no surprise that this place is a salad heaven, too. Their Yuzu-marinated and Roasted Pumpkin and Black Quinoa, Kale and Roasted Sweet Potato salads are a delight for the veggie-lovers and the Jones Chicken Ceaser is a classic.

Locations: Sheikh Zayed Road, The Dubai Mall, Dusit Thani Hotel

Average Costs: Dh260

Seva Table

Whether it’s mindful eating or food with a purpose, Seva Table has it all. Being a ‘facilitator for your highest creative destiny and mission here on planet Earth’, Seva Table is known for offering delicious, sustainable plant-based meal options, while ensuring zesty flavours. Their eloquently-curated menu, is filled with a variety of superfoods and deliciously healthy salads.

Location: Jumeirah 1

Average Costs: Dh145

Circle Cafe

ased on a Dubai-mom-duo’s love for bagels, the Circle Café believes in serving simple food, with great taste. The menu consists of fresh, soulful meal options bringing together a wide-range of cuisines, all under one roof. Along with rich bagels, the café is also home to a nutritious range of vegan food, power bites and yummy salads, like Falafel salad and Super Bowl.

Locations: Bay Square, Healthcare City, Trade Centre

Average Costs: Dh215

The Sum of Us

A sourdough bakery and gourmet café, The Sum of Us is the perfect spot for fitness-foodies with a special place for carbs in their heart. The ambience is made up of nostalgia-inducing aroma of freshly-baked bread and hot coffee beans, making it a perfect spot for lunch breaks or even casual dinners. With their uniquely-crafted variety of spruced-up salads, this place is a delight for salad lovers.

Locations: Trade Centre Area

Average Costs: Dh135

Just Salad

As the name suggests, this place has everything ‘salad’ and surprisingly, even more. If you’re part of the salad-is-boring club, then Just Salad is the place you need to go to. From making your own salad bowls, to plant-based salads, to the classic salad range and even warm salad bowls, there is no version of a good old salad that this place hasn’t tapped into!

Locations: Jumeirah Lake Towers, Al Wasl, Bay Square

Average Costs: Dh145


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