We’re coming to the end of Veganuary, but if you’re looking to continue being vegan in Dubai this year, there are plenty of things to look forward to. There’s also a vegan-friendly beauty deal, so get in quick before it ends later this week.
Impossible Burgers at Black Tap
Black Tap has launched the UAE’s first-ever Impossible Burger – made using the world-famous plant-based meat-replacement. Famed for being almost indeterminable from meat, the burger uses common proteins – including soya – to recreate the “meatiness” of meat, like the flavour and texture.
Dhs105. Various locations including Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 399 9076), Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi (02 446 5128).
Plant-based pampering at THT
Vegan-friendly hair and beauty salon That Hair Tho, known as THT for short, is celebrating its first anniversary with a load of special Dhs150 deals until Friday January 31. The quirky salon in Jumeirah Lakes Towers offers a range of tailor-made and exclusive treatments for hair, nails, brows and lashes using vegan, sustainable and gluten-free products, The Dhs150 deals include a gelish mani-pedi, any Davines or Olaplex hair treatment and an eyebrow lamination service for those looking to up their brow game. Regular blow-dries also start from Dhs150, with the price being dependent on your hair length.
From Dhs150. Open Mon-Wed 10am-9pm, Thu 10am-8pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-7pm. Ongoing until Fri Jan 31. Cluster N, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 589 6670).
Vegan recipe boxes at Maiz Tacos
If you love cooking, but the thought of trawling round the shops to find all the ingredients for a dinner party is putting you off, then listen up. Maiz Tacos in Dubai’s JLT has launched a new Taqueria Box – which it’s calling a restaurant in a box. Not only do all the ingredients come included, but they’re designed to take under 30 minutes to prepare (but that depends on your cooking skills).
Vegan boxes include the calabaza - a roasted chipotle pumpkin with lettuce, pico de gallo salsa and roasted cashew nuts with mixed cabbage and garlic mayo. Or there’s la tierra, roasted cauliflower with sweet potato, with Mexican avocados and topped with cashew arbol salsa. Boxes start at Dhs400 and serve up to six people, but you can customise boxes as well.
Open daily noon-10pm. Cluster Y, JLT (04 514 4712).
Vegan dishes at Lock, Stock & Barrel
Lock, Stock & Barrel in Jumeirah Beach Residence has launched a brand-new menu packed full of vegan and vegetarian dishes which will feature on the menu permanently. Vegans can fill their bellies with dishes such as vegan chilli served with flour tortillas or the plant-based burger with Portobello mushrooms, grilled onions, gem lettuce and sun-dried tomatoes.
Open Mon-Thu 4pm-3am, Fri 1pm-3am, Sat-Sun 2pm-3am. Rixos Premium Dubai JBR (058 836 2891).
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