Depachika Food Hall opens on Palm Jumeirah

The foodie haven is at Dubai’s new Nakheel Mall

Depachika Food Hall opens on Palm Jumeirah
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Dubai’s shopping malls have some top-notch food courts, but Nakheel Mall on Palm Jumeirah has taken things up a level.

Depachika Food Hall is now open at the new Dubai shopping mall and looks to be a one-stop-shop for foodies on the Palm.

In Japan a depachika is a basement-level food hall in a department store, coming from the Japanese word depa – meaning department store – with the Japanese word for basement, chika, and the first one was created in 1936.

It’s Dubai’s first version of a depachika, and is modelled on a traditional depachika, selling everything from deli-style ingredients to snacks, gourmet presents and full meals.

Most of the outlets at Depachika are home-grown brands, and you’ll no doubt recognise some of the names, including Lime Tree Café, Kilikio by Mythos, Salmontini, 1762, Massimo’s Gelato and Moishi Ice Cream. Retailers include Royce Chocolate, The Lighthouse, Florette, Lakrids and more.

There’s a cooking studio offering cooking classes, team building, kids’ activities, workshops and more, for when you decide that you want to whip up something equally tasty at home. And there’s even grape tasting.

Meanwhile on the last Saturday of every month there will be a festival taking place celebrating all things food. Watch this space.

Other restaurants in Nakheel Mall include frozen yoghurt shop Pinkberry is also due to open as well as milkshake company Shakeaway, burger chain Wendys and homegrown Asian restaurant The Noodle House.

Restaurant-wise we can also expect a new branch of popular Taiwanese dim sum eatery Din Tai Fung, the Mall of the Emirates version of which picked up a Highly Commended Award in our Best Chinese Restaurant category at the Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2019.

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Open Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-midnight. Palm Jumeirah,

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