From Baker’s & Spice farmer’s markets to Tania’s Tea House picnic baskets, there is lots of healthy food new to snack on this week. Here is your roundup.
Baker & Spice Farmer’s Market returns in Dubai
The Bay Avenue Business Park institution will reopen for its 10th year on November 3, running on Fridays and Saturdays from 7am to 3pm. Shoppers can connect with growers, while regulars can even give them seeds they’d like them grow and place orders for their favourite produce. There’s honey, eggs, artisanal cheese, sweets, pastries, snacks and meals, too.
It’s picnic time at Tania’s Tea House in Dubai
Stop at this Jumeirah Beach Road cafe and pick up a basket filled with an array of snacks and drinks, as well as blankets, sunscreen and drinks canister – everything you need for an al fresco lunch at the beach.
A new Nolu’s on the go in Abu Dhabi
The third Nolu’s at Al Forsan Village rocks a killer salad bar – Dh42 gets you a hearty chicken and feta-filled version – and all the handy takeaway items and juices available at the Galleria Mall and Nolu’s Raw locations. Two more Nolu’s are on the way for the capital too, one at Abu Dhabi Ladies Club and another in Dubai.
Aside from an extensive regular menu, Local at Tryp by Wyndham has launched a new vegan and vegetarian menu including cauliflower mushroom risotto (pictured), roasted tomato and pepper soup and refried beans and quinoa stew.
Organic veggies and brunch in Abu Dhabi
They’ve pulled out all the stops for the new Friday brunch at Sim Sim in the Saddiyat Rotana Resort & Villas. But before you get to the traditional brunch temptations, there is a small market stall where you can actually buy a variety of vegetables and fruit. Just in case you didn’t have time to get to the shops.
New menu at Flow in Dubai
The Jumeirah Emirates Towers eatery has launched a new menu to capitalize on seasonal ingredients. That means blood oranges in the fruit compote, beetroot in the bruschetta, build-your-own oats and a spicy Korean smoked haddock hash. Flow has also introduced special prices in conjunction with the Dubai Fitness Festival — also known as Dubai 30×30 — with specially priced Dh30 daily dishes and a 30 percent discount on smoothies throughout the month.
New menu at Arrows and Sparrows
The cafe’s founders, Davron and Zee, have created an array of healthy new dishes at The Greens Emaar Business Park location, including gluten-free banana pancakes, a five-option acai bowl and an inventive new “Mr Benedict,” complete with beef tenderloin, red capsicum hummus, kale, sliced apple and toasted sourdough.
Get grilling in the UAE
Australia’s the Space Grill has launched in the UAE, which means apartment dwellers are no longer left out when it comes to barbecue season. This foldaway grill, which retails for Dh3,799, is the only BBQ that has been approved for indoor use – even by developers and property companies in Dubai. There is same-day delivery and free installation in Dubai, not to mention a 25 percent discount until the end of November if you order with the code LAUNCHOFFER.
Featured photo: Baker & Spice Farmer’s Market
Ann Marie McQueen
Ann Marie McQueen is the founding editor-in-chief of Livehealthy and host of The Livehealthy Podcast. She is a veteran Canadian digital journalist who has worked in North America and the Middle East. Her past roles include features editor for The National, trends writer and columnist for the Canadian newspaper chain Sun Media, and correspondent for CBC Radio.