Since 2014, the Veganuary movement has inspired and encouraged more than one million people in 192 countries to try a vegan diet for the month of January and beyond.
Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant:
Ease into a lighter lifestyle with the vegetarian options at Clinton St. Baking Company. The possibilities include avocado on toast, mac n cheese classic, veggie tacos, veggie sandwich, veggie burger, beet and goat cheese salad and Japanese pumpkin salad. There is also a trio of breakfast dishes available such a brioche French toast, pancakes with warm maple butter and eggs Benedict Florentine.
GO: Call (0)4 344 0705 for reservations and more information.
Couqley French Bistro & Bar:
Start the year off on a lighter note with Couqley French Bistro & Bar’s green menu. Whether you are full vegan or carnivore, let your palate go on an adventure and order off the green menu for a change of pace. There is now a vegan option for customers interested in Couqley’s signature dish, the steak frites: the Portobello ‘fake’ frites. The menu also includes plateau de Fromage, burrata, poêlée de champignons, rigatoni aux aubergines et burrata, homemade ravioli, wild mushrooms over quinoa, summer ratatouille with parmesan potato purée, and the ever-popular Beyond Burger.
GO: Call (0)4 514 9339 for reservations and more information.
This January, Eggspectation has created a limited-edition meatless menu, to make sure you have the chance to start the year on a light note after a packed festive season. Dishes include vegetable and egg tacos, blueberry goat cheese salad, grilled veg pasta primavera, Portobello mushroom chipotle burger, roasted veg, spinach and Swiss cheese sandwich, South West crepe, brioche berry toast and a strawberry, banana and chocolate crepe. Curated for the meat conscious, this meatless menu is perfect for those looking for a filling, yet meatless options.
GO: Call (0)4 430 7252 for reservations and more information.
folly by Nick & Scott:
Perfect for vegans, Nick and Scott offer up three courses for AED 200 and dishes include; King oyster mushroom, coconut and cashew barbecued cauliflower, truffle tempura, maple syrup caramel, red pepper, kale, basil and chilli, Jerusalem artichoke, tomatillo and green salsa and poached rhubarb meringue and rhubarb sorbet.
GO: Call (0)4 430 8535 for reservations and more information.
LDC Kitchen & Coffee:
For the seasoned vegans, and newcomers looking to make better choices in the new year, head down to LDC Kitchen & Coffee in One JLT. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a snack, this quirky yet contemporary eatery serves it all. From both vegan and vegetarian breakfast options such as oven-baked eggplant shakshuka, the popular aloo naan and eggs, vegan coconut almond pancakes, and tropical açaí bowl to a variety of salads, starters and meals, including an indulgent roast eggplant parmigiana, aromatic red curry served with steamed jasmine rice, gnocchi arrabbiata, mushroom tagliatelle, a very veggie burger – dining out to suit everyone’s dietary requirement has never been this easy.
GO: Call (0)4 320 9669 for reservations and more information.
Reform Social & Grill:
This British gastropub might not be known for its vegan dishes, but it doesn’t mean they don’t have them on the menu! Try the minted beetroot salad with beetroot, peppers, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, spring onion, mint, baby gem and pomegranate dressing.
GO: Call (0)4 454 2638 for reservations and more information.
The Coffee Club:
The Coffee Club has launched a special edition menu, featuring thirteen tasty vegan and plant-based dishes, including three vegan desserts. Available at all 27 cafés across the UAE, the vegan menu selection runs across their existing breakfast, main course and dessert offering. Breakfast and appetizers feature the açaí bowl, chia pudding, vegan pancake with fresh figs and coconut cream, and the hummus trio with crispy tortilla. Main courses include the power bowl, eggplant and freekeh salad, vegan durum wheat pasta with spinach pesto, pumpkin and chickpea coconut curry, and the plant-based Beyond Meat Burger. Vegan desserts available include the vegan key lime pie, coconut cashew brownie with vegan coconut ice cream and apple cinnamon cake.
Go: Visit thecoffeeclubme.com for more information.
Enjoy the freshness of local produce and discover the balance of traditional flavours and modern trends at Ultra Brasserie. The green and grains feature grains, baby spinach, broccoli, green beans, edamame, avocado and green apple with pesto dressing. At the same time, the popular vegan buddha bowl combines frilled tofu, baby spinach, spiced chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, avocado, baby red radish, flax seeds and shredded zucchini with beetroot hummus.
GO: Visit ultra.ae for more information.
While we’ve heard the ‘new year, new you’ all before, there’s never been a better time to take the vegan pledge.