If you’re looking for gluten-free food in Dubai, these restaurants have gluten-free dishes on their menus. From tasty gluten-free breakfast dishes to gluten-free sweet treats, there’s loads to try. Be sure to check with staff if you have an allergy to gluten. For more restaurants in Dubai click here. For vegan restaurants in Dubai click here.
This trendy café-meets-concept store serves up an array of healthy dishes, with the majority being plant-based, raw and gluten-free. Love desserts? Don’t leave without trying the choco petit pot – a rich and creamy chocolate mousse topped with roasted hazelnuts – it’s hard to believe it’s not only vegan-friendly but refined sugar-and gluten-free too..
Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 385 4555).
Everything is fresh, tasty and healthy – plus there are loads of vegan and gluten-free options too on the menu at this cute Dubai Marina café. It picked up a Highly Commended in our Best Breakfast in Dubai 2020 category and dishes on the (puntastic) breakfast menu include Bravacado – smashed avocado on gluten-free bread.
Open daily 8am-midnight. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 399 3333).
Who needs plates when you can tuck into a beautiful bowl of brightly coloured vegetables? Bowlful offers healthy gluten-free meals served on a bed of whole grain, with top picks including the Arabian-inspired Fairuz, which features organic quinoa mix, steamed carrots, hummus and baked falafel all mixed together with baked baby courgette and steamed carrots. Also popular is The Buddha, which is not only pleasing to look at but also wholesome with its combination of cauliflower rice, seasoned chickpeas, baked butternut squash, kale, avocado and pomegranate.
Available on Deliveroo. Cluster Y, JLT (04 369 7821).
This gluten-free restaurant and delivery from wellness blogger Gbemi Giwa has dishes nfluenced by her Nigerian roots and interest in healthy living. The menu at Catfish isn’t huge but the selection is top-notch, including for vegans – if it has a V next to it on the menu, you’re good to go. Coeliac? All dishes are 100 percent gluten-free, too. There’s a range of bowls, grills, soups and salads, all packed full of flavour and it’s an interesting choice if you want to try something a bit different. Catfish’s food is fresh, flavourful and fun, and it’ll soon be on your speed dial. Don’t miss the Wrestler’s Choice made up of sticky jerk mushrooms, grilled plantain, guacamole, salad leaves and the smokiest jollof rice you’ll ever encounter. Gluten-free and delicious? We're on board with that.
Various locations including Business Bay and JLT (052 942 3272). On Deliveroo and Talabat.
Vegans are exceptionally well catered for at Little Erth by Nabz & G, a cute little restaurant in JLT, but there are also top dishes for gluten-free diners in Dubai too. Dishes on the gluten-free menu in Dubai including raw courgette noodles in a zingy lemon sauce, raw papaya wraps stuffed full of veggies and a range of bowls. If you have room, order the gluten-free, sugar-free and dairy-free desserts, as well such as chocolate chia mousse cake or raw carrot cake.
Cluster J, JLT, www.nabzng.com (04 276 7287).
This healthy eatery has all diets catered for, including gluten-free. Whether you’re looking for low-calorie, high-protein or low-carb, everything is labelled clearly. The macronutrients and calories are listed on the menu, while there are also symbols for vegan and gluten-free. Gluten-free dishes include soups, salads and fish dishes. And the good news? It’s all healthy and low-calorie too.
Various locations including Barsha Heights (04 550 9116), DIFC (04 526 0804).
Vegan? Check. Gluten-free? Check. Utterly delicious? Check. If you’re vegan and on the hunt for a deliciously indulgent breakfast get yourself down to Wild & The Moon and try the orange blossom pancakes with coconut whipped cream, dehydrated orange zest, crushed pistachios, slices of banana and maple syrup. Even your non-vegan mates will be impressed with these perfect pancakes.
Locations include Al Quoz, DIFC and Downtown Dubai, www.wildandthemoon.ae.