We’re back with another list of homegrown and small restaurants to support.
Local businesses, restaurants, and shops are the backbone of any economy. Lovin Dubai is doing its part and using its platform to promote local restaurants in the UAE.
That’s why Lovin Dubai has launched Lovin Business Bounce Back, a campaign that aims to support businesses affected by the economic impact of COVID-19.
Lovin Dubai will be rolling out one article a week to highlight a business. We were blown away by the number of nominations, so this is just a small shout out to the companies that we couldn’t choose for the bigger feature.
It’s time of businesses to bounce back. Here are struggling places we can all support
Ruzo is a modern and global take on Japanese cuisine. This restaurant still keeps it authentic and unique.
Try their popular dishes such as a steamy spicy seafood soup and yummy chicken katsu sando.
Who doesn’t like a good old’ sandwich? This place has every sandwich you could think of. If that’s not enough for you can make your own.
Get some desserts and fresh juices with your order and there you have it, the perfect lunch.
22. SMK Smoked Meat Kitchen
This is the only homegrown smokehouse in the UAE. They produce the best beef brisket and smoked burgers.
This place is every carnivore’s dream.
21. Soy to Chutney
This resto is a small family run business. They serve Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine. Order takeout or check out their cozy restaurant in International City.
20. Spice Klub
This place is veggie heaven! If you think eating vegetarian food is boring, well this restaurant is DEF going to change your mind. Spice Klub serves North Indian cuisine with a molecular gastronomy twist.
19. Stars N Bars, La Mer
Stars N Bars is bringing the California Cool to Dubai’s La Mer beach.
This place huge flat-screen TVs where you can watch American football and baseball. Live music, video games, and classic American food. Sounds like a party!
18. Sumo Sushi and Bento
One of Dubai’s oldest and BEST sushi places is still going strong. This place is a classic and never disappoints.
17. Sweetspot DXB
Sweetshop is ALL about cheesecake. Served in cute tins and containers, these cheesecakes are perfect for parties or gifts. Plus, they have vegan options!
16. The Six Café
Board games are the perfect group activity. At Six Café you can enjoy playing board games AND delicious food. This place is a MUST visit with your squad.
15. The Acai House
If you’ve never had acai, I’m afraid you’re missing out on the best healthy dessert to ever exist. Its Brazilian berries blended to create a fresh smoothie bowl. This place even has delicious coffee and juices.
14. The Butcher
This place is a meat lover’s heaven. The Butcher is serving top quality burgers made with fresh ingredients. This restaurant has an edgy vibe and great food.
13. Gbemi’s Kitchen
If you have never had Nigerian food, you need to go to Gbemi’s Kitchen. It’s hearty Nigerian food with a healthy twist. It’s the perfect comfort food and that will fulfil your stomach and soul.
12. UNDER 500
UNDER 500 proves that you can have healthy food that is delicious and flavourful. UNDER 500 only makes and delivers food that is under 500 calories. Ideal!
11. WAFFEE STREET CAFE
Waffle and coffee lovers, this one’s for you! WAFFE Street has the most drool-worthy mini pancakes and waffles ever. They’re not just known for their waffles but also their acai bowls and lattes. Delish!
Wingstop has chicken wings in every flavour possible. Their wings come with delicious sides and sauces.
9. Yoko Sizzlers
This restaurant is known for its sizzling meat, seafood, and veggies. Their most popular dishes are chicken sizzler, pepper steak, and chicken shashlik.
8. Muscle Fuel
Muscle fuel offers delicious healthy food with fresh ingredients. Muscle Fuel also offers meal plans and deliveries for its customers. Kickstart your fitness journey with Muscle Fuels nutritious and tasty dishes.
7. PAPA FLUFFY
You have probably seen these everywhere on social media. Everyone is obsessing over these Japanese cheesecakes because they’re so DARN delicious.
Don’t believe us, try it for yourself! You can order PAPA FLUFFY’s puffy and pillowy cheesecakes on WhatApp.
6. Jones The Grocer
This restaurant has always put fresh and high-quality ingredients first.
Crazy about cheese? This place has a wide selection. Their grocery store has deli meats, a bakery, and home items. Jones The Grocer even offers catering and famously, one of the best burgers in town.
5. Ahlan Sweets
Ahlan Sweets makes homemade sweets and pastries. Ahlan Sweets has cookies, cakes, ganache, and meringues. These desserts make the perfect gifts, and yup, we do suggest you gift yo’self!
4. Turf Café
Turf is a cozy neighbourhood café in Abu Dhabi. They have great bagels, coffee, fresh juices, and insanely delicious Nutella babkas. This is the perfect place to catch up and socialize with friends.
3. Stomping Grounds
If you’re looking for your next great breakfast spot in Dubai, Stomping Ground is the one. This place is the ultimate weekender spot for a great cup of coffee and a long lazy traditional brunch.
Italtouch is PASSIONATE about truffles and they bring high-quality truffles to Dubai. Don’t believe us, find ’em and try them for yourself.
At Coppasta you can create the pasta of your dreams. Customize your pasta however you want it with their selection of fresh and special ingredients. Coppasta is known for its famous Pomodoro, which was a hit in Global Village. Delicious!