Last Exit food truck park reviewed
Time Out has the Last Exit food truck park reviewed, helping you decide what to eat in Dubai's most popular place to stop on Sheikh Zayed Road
Filled with shining Airstreams set across a playful, colourful plot, there’s nowhere trendier in Dubai right now.
But while this retro food truck park is a fantastic concept, it is in need of some fine-tuning. Food takes quite a long time to arrive for a drive-thru, it’s difficult to navigate if the people in your car want more than one cuisine and the space would really benefit from some on-site entertainment (arcade games, anyone?) and a petrol station.
Nevertheless, it’s a cool spot and a novel idea (and if your car’s interiors don’t quite cut it, it also houses easily the snazziest food court in the city).
Located near high-end designer shops including Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, this coffee house takes its blends seriously. Stick to your standard morning mocha paired with a range of tasty baked goods, or try something completely different in the form of one of The Brass’ signature blends including lavender honey or cinnamon lattes. There’s also an “East meets West” theme, which is reflected in the range of Arabic and Turkish coffees and sandwiches on offer. The breakfast menu features seven dishes, ranging from a decadent French toast covered with Nutella and pistachio, to a smoked salmon sandwich for the more savoury palate. We recommend the light egg-white omelette with a wilted spinach filling, if you want a healthy start to your morning. Pair it with a walnut sahleb (steamed milk, orchid flour, cinnamon and topped with fresh walnuts), and you have yourself a winning breakfast. The staff at the City Walk branch are good when it comes to recommending dishes, especially if you can’t decide between a Moroccan or a Californian salad.
Originally a New York café, this cosy eatery in Burj Views has plenty of the Big Apple about it, from the shop front to the décor inside. The menu stays true to the source, too, with good coffee, baked goods and excellent egg dishes. Often thought of as a place to go for breakfast (we absolutely recommend that you do), there are lots of reasons to head down at all times of the day. As you might expect from an American joint, they do slow-cooked meat very well here, with the smoked beef rib being a particular highlight. We can also vouch for the buttermilk fried chicken and burgers. With food trucks popping up at Kite Beach and Last Exit and a second branch in City Walk, clearly we’re not the only ones who love a walk down Clinton Street.
It’s worth heading to Poco Loco, especially for the tacos. Staff are friendly and accommodating and the restaurant is filled with colourful murals. Latin American music plays in the background and the atmosphere is fun with a family-friendly vibe. Reliable South American favourites like tortilla chips with guacamole are all there, as well as more unusual dishes such as kingfish skewers. Opt for the taco tasting tray featuring six different soft shell tacos, including meat, seafood and vegetarian options. The crunchy shrimp tempura with spicy jalapeño salsa is our favourite. The grilled lamb chops with salsa verde and salsa roja is a good main, but you’ll need to order sides. The meat is chargrilled, juicy and leaves you wanting more. This is a great place to come with family and friends for a relaxed and fun evening or for a light lunch.