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11 great places to partake in Veganuary in Dubai

For many, January means Veganuary, a whole month dedicated to plant-based eating. So whether it’s New Year’s resolutions or a new diet, here are FACT’s top picks.

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. Here is where you can participate in Dubai this month.

AURA Skypool Lounge

Throughout January, the FACT Award-winning AURA Skypool Lounge is offering a curated vegan menu featuring plant-based Asian dishes with a twist. Guests can enjoy dishes such as Kimchi Tempeh Tacos, Black Sesame Beets, Cauliflower Popcorn, Tofu Bao Buns, Avocado Maki, and Vietnamese Spring Rolls. The menu also includes sweet treats like Coconut Chocolate Brownies and Malaysian Strawberry Mess. However, this offer does not include pool access. Available daily from 10am to 7pm.

GO: Visit auraskypool.com for reservations and more information.

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Black Tap

Black Tap is collaborating with Enjoy Trill for Veganuary to offer two new vegan CrazyShakes. The Choco Loco shake (AED 69) is made with a chocolate brownie shake base and topped with organic oat cookies, a rice-crisp-covered chocolate ice cream pop, and a glazed chocolate doughnut, while the Pink Parade shake (AED 69) is a strawberry shake with crushed Graham crackers, a strawberry ice cream pop, a frosted strawberry doughnut, candy lollipops, pink sprinkles, and a strawberry syrup drizzle. Black Tap is also adding savoury dishes to its menu, including the Vegan Truffle Shroom Burger (AED 75) and the Canal Street Chopped Salad (AED 60).

GO: Visit https://blacktap.com for reservations and more information.

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China Bistro

China Bistro is participating in Veganuary by offering a variety of flavorful vegan dishes. Vegan options on the menu include Vegetable Basil Dumplings (AED 35), Sauteed Zucchini Broccoli Ginger Soy (AED 42), Cui Cui Chilly Corn (AED 42), Crispy Vegetable Konjeenaro (AED 42), Crispy Lotus Stem Singapore Style (AED 44), Vegetable Croquettes Chilli Soy (AED 42) and Mixed Vegetable or Burnt Garlic Fried Rice (AED 38).

GO: Visit www.chinabistro.co for reservations and more information.

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Folia 

With a menu specially curated by acclaimed chef Matthew Kenney, guests can enjoy a range of decadent plant-based dishes. Among Folia’s new sharing plates are the Hot Crispy Mushroom Sliders and the Heirloom Tomato Pizza with almond ricotta and olives. Of course, no meal is complete without dessert and Folia’s Chocolate Orange Tart uses a light orange cream to balance out the rich chocolate. Available daily from 1pm to 10pm.

GO: Call 04 270 7777 for reservations and more information.

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Honeycomb Hi-Fi

The region’s first listening bar will celebrate Veganuary 2023 with various plant-based dishes made for sharing. Diners can choose from a selection of refreshing vegan options, such as Seaweed Sunomono, Shio Konbu Tomato Udon, and Mizuna Tomato Salad. For something a bit spicier, guests can try the Binchotan Grill section, featuring dishes like Okra, King Oyster Mushroom and Nasu Eggplant. Dishes range from AED 20 to AED 48.

GO: WhatsApp 054 289 1688 or follow @honeycombhifi on Instagram for more information.

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Hutong

Hutong is celebrating Veganuary by offering a variety of delicious Northern Chinese plant-based dishes. Customers can choose from an array of artisanal dishes, such as Vegetarian Dim Sum (AED 138), Wild Mushroom and Truffle Bao (AED 75), Vegetarian Spring Roll (AED 75), Okra Wrapped in Netted Ju Suen (AED 88), Soba Noodles in Sichuan Sauce (AED 108) and Mapo Tofu braised with chilli broad bean sauce (AED 90).

GO: Visit www.hutong-dubai.com for reservations and more information.

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India Palace

India Palace has launched an Indian Vegan Menu at its 11 locations across the UAE. The menu features 26 dishes, including Masala Aloo Puri, Mint Imli Avocado Papdi, Punjabi Samosas, and Spicy Potato in the starters section, Zaitooni Parsley Salad and Fattoush Salad in the salads section, and Tawa Soya Chaamp and Gobhi in the grills section. There is also a wide selection of curries, such as Mushroom Chettinad, Ajwaini Bhindi, Kathal Pepper Rost and Mushroom Masala. Dishes range from AED 10 to AED 46.

GO: Follow www.indiapalace.me for reservations and more information.

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LDC Kitchen+Coffee

LDC Kitchen+Coffee’s vegan dishes for Veganuary include the Hearty Vegan Kimchi Fried Rice (AED 50), in addition to the Vegan Coconut Almond Pancake, Tropical Açaí Bowl, Avocado Toast, Roasted Eggplant Steak Parmigiana, Oven Baked Eggplant Shakshuka and the Very Veggie Burger, made with a homemade black bean, cashew nut, and shitake mushroom patty.

GO: Follow @ldckitchen on Instagram for more information.

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Miss Lily’s

FACT favourite Miss Lily’s invites diners to try their delicious plant-based menu offering a range of classic dishes with a vegan twist. Highlights include Corn Fritters with scotch bonnet tomato jam (AED 44), Beetroot and Orange Salad (AED 55), Curry Coconut Vegetables (AED 110), a Lemon Pepper Tofu Boat (AED 95), Scotch Bonnet Schezwan Tofu with coconut rice (AED 90), and pumpkin callaloo (AED 95). When it comes to dessert, don’t miss Chef Richie Richards’ Banana Bread French Toast with peanut butter and maple syrup (AED 65).

GO: Email reservations@misslilysdxb.com or call 04 356 2900 for reservations and more information.

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Peaches and Cream

To celebrate Veganuary, Peaches and Cream is offering vegan versions of some of its best-selling dishes, including an Avocado pizza made in a wood-fire oven (AED 78) and fresh fruit sorbet served on ice (AED 55). For breakfast, the Veganuary menu features Mushroom Toast on fresh sourdough bread (AED 45) and Acai bowls with granola, banana, and mixed fruit (AED 55). Lunch and dinner options include Penne Arrabiata (AED 45) and Rigatoni Mushroom Bolognese pasta (AED 85). Peaches and Cream encourages guests to try its Veganuary menu throughout January whilst enjoying the sun on the sandy shores of Palm Jumeirah. On weekends, guests can also get complimentary breakfast dishes when booking water activities.

GO: Visit https://peachesandcream.ae for more information. 

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Republic Adda Bar & Lounge

Bursting with colour, flavour and taste, Adda Bar & Lounge’s vegan menu offers creative dishes with plenty of appeal, whether you follow a plant-based diet or not. Highlights include Tofu Bhel (an Indian street snack matched with Japanese edamame and tofu), Beet Cake (roasted beet cutlets with spiced potato chilli garlic ketchup), Vegan Repu Nachos (soy kheema, vegan cheese, corn tortilla, vegan makhani gravy, salsa and guacamole), Anarkali Bao,(beet cake served with steamed bao and a vegan coleslaw), Uthappa Taco (rice pancakes topped with a butternut squash and wild mushroom stir fry) and Caulipops (tempura-fried cauliflower, tossed in chipotle and black pepper sauce). Available daily from 4pm to midnight. 

GO: Call 052 924 7596 for reservations and more information.

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