Top 5: Healthy food delivery in Dubai
Looking to eat clean but still want to order takeout? No problem thanks to these five places.Neil Churchill January 5, 2016
Being healthy and ‘eating clean’ usually means doing a weekly shop and spending all your evenings in the kitchen steaming white fish and green vegetables.
But Dubai is the land of service and delivery. So when you put the two together, you get a wonderful oxymoron: healthy takeout.
Now most standard takeout menus have at least one relatively ‘okay’ dish – normally a salmon and broccoli number. But these following places serve nothing but healthy meals, and most come with nutritional information too, so you can count the calories.
Here are the top 5 healthy food delivery companies in Dubai:
Most people’s problem with salads is that they don’t fill you up. They aren’t big enough and most of the time the protein option is barely noticeable beneath the mini forest of shredded iceberg. That’s what Richy’s spotted and decided to do something about.
Customers can self build their orders: start with the base (pick from seven options including soba noodles and pasta), then choose six vegetables including avocado, chickpeas and quinoa, then your protein option from beef, chicken, prawn, tuna steak and more, throw in some cheeses or nuts if you like, and finish off with a choice of over 20 dressings. If you’ve never been convinced by salads before, trust us and try one of these. Go to richys.ae.
With dishes designed by its own dieticians, it’s not a surprise there’s no additives, artificial sweeteners or flavour enhancers on Right Bite’s menu. That said there are some wholesome ingredients, and it’s certainly not a menu of rabbit food.
The JLT-based business also offers meals plans and office pop-ups, in case the work cafeteria food isn’t doing it for you. Go to right-bite.com.
The one we all know. Founded in 2010, Kcal has become synonymous with healthy food delivery across the UAE. Its menu is updated often, covering starters, mains, wraps, burgers and even desserts. There’s also a section on healthy shakes and juices, for those of you who don’t yet own a NutriBullet.
Kcal also offers a five-week meal delivery plan, for those who are really taking it seriously. Go to kcalhealthyfastfood.com.
One of life’s dieting mysteries: is sushi healthy? It’s raw fish, often with avocado and tiny bits of vegetables, so yes. But it’s also rice, white rice, and sometimes the fish is deep fried, which is a big no.
That’s where Hako Sushi’s USP comes into play. Apart from the standard uramaki rolls and nigiri sushi, the JLT and JBR chain has a section on its menu called Shio Yaki – Japanese for ‘salt-grilled’. Grilled mackerel, grilled salmon and grilled tenderloin beef are all options. Add some greens and you’re looking at a simple but very healthy plate. Go to hakosushi.com.
With locations also in New York and Hong Kong, Just Salad Dubai wears an international hat. Its head chef and dietician Laura Pensiero is responsible for the menu, which offers every dish as either a salad or a wrap. There is also a custom option to build your own, and a very impressive smoothie bar menu offering healthy juices.
Just Salad also operates an incentive where by returning the reusable bowls, customers receive complimentary toppings on their next order – saving the planet one salad at a time. Go to justsalad.com.