Veganism – once a niche market is fast becoming a part of the mainstream even here in Dubai! From the explosion of non-dairy milk hitting our coffee shops to celebrity advocates and Netflix features all grappling with the movement, the word ‘Vegan’ is fast becoming a household staple the world over – In the UK alone, the number of people following a plant-based diet has risen a staggering 340% ! And whilst the UAE is certainly a few steps behind the likes of the UK and USA when it comes to accessible vegan food products, it currently stands as the world’s second fastest growing vegan market. Yep! you read that right (growing 10.4% per year), which means lots more options for our Dubai based Homies.
In celebration of this, World Vegan Month recognises how far the vegan movement has come and serves to highlight vegan food and lifestyle. So at Home Club ME, we decided to round up some of the awesome brands present within the UAE who are helping people to embrace a plant-based lifestyle through an array of delicious meat, egg and dairy-free food options and alternatives.
Dubai’s Vegan Top Produce Delivered to Your Home
From meat alternative BBQ grilling to house warming delicacies, or nibbles to keep you going and for those nights off from slaving at the stove – Dubai has it all for the Epicurious vegan who wants to enjoy the good life within the comfort of their four walls.
The award-winning vegan grain meat maker from Seattle, Washington has donned the shores of the UAE to bring their blend of Asian Mien Ching vegetarian meats of the monastic Buddhist monks along with the European art of charcuterie to a table near you. And for those of you that want a healthy lifestyle alongside a plant-based one, you’ll be happy to know that Field Roast proudly report their products as being soy-free, high protein, no cholesterol, no trans fat, no preservatives, no artificial flavours, no MSG, no emulsifiers, no stabilisers, no E numbers , No high fructose corn syrup and no hormones… phew!
If you’re ready to say yes to all of the above then we’d suggest starting with their best seller ‘The Mexican Chipotle Sausage’ – yum!
As a big hoorah for World Vegan Month, Field Roast has launched a Family Pack Deal filled to the brim with 10 of their products including their newest member ‘Chao Cheese’ (great for all the vegan grilled cheese fans out there).
La Maison De Kait
You’ve heard the expression ‘Pressure creates diamonds’, well have we got a diamond for you! Born from her need to spread joy during the gloomy lockdown period, Kait Gandhi of Le Maison De Kait turned her love of dessert baking to the Dubai vegan world. Starting with mastering macarons and later expanding her offerings to include brownies, cheesecake, as well as birthday and wedding cakes made to order, all made with only the best quality of ingredients for the sweetest vegan tooth.
Great as a house warming or tea-time treat, we can’t wait to try out her vegan macarons. Our Founder, Rio, personally loves their healthy vegan brownies.
Honest Badger Foods
In a response to make healthy and nutritious food more accessible to the busy household, Honest Badger Foods recently adapted their business from offering vegan-friendly and healthy catering options, to home meal plans that support people in achieving their wellness goals, whatever they may be. The menu changes from week to week and can be selected starting from one day and beyond. Each Honest Badger diner receives 3 meals, a ginger shot and fresh juice, a snack, a pot of nuts or seeds, a dessert and a motivational quote with each daily delivery. Their vegan offerings start as little as AED155 per day, making it great value for money for the busy Dubai vegan dweller!
Honest Badger Foods suggest subscribing to the meal plan for a consecutive period of three days to start feeling the health benefits.
Grab 15% off your first order online here!
Another home-grown vegan brand taking the UAE market by storm with unique recipes for healthy snacking is this region’s very own, Freakin’ Healthy. In just two years the snack brand has gone from four products on the shelves to a staggering 40! So there’s plenty to choose from by way of nibbles. Not only are they animal product free, but they’re also free from cane sugar, preservatives, palm oil, gluten and soy! If you haven’t seen them across your supermarket shelves already (their hazelnut butter bites most recently caught our eye) then give them a search on Deliveroo, Talabat, Amazon and even Kibsons! Check out their full range here!
Bestsellers include Protein Balls & Nut Butter filled Chocolate Bites, but with so much to choose from you might want to explore some more.
Keep your eyes peeled for the launch of the brand’s new meal plan offering ‘Root’D’ on November 1st for a 15% off introductory offer.
This techy Brazilian food company launched in 2019 and has already sold over five million burgers worldwide within their first year! Their four products varieties span across burgers, mincemeat, meatballs and sausages made from non-GMO and gluten-free soy, beetroot, chickpeas and other plant ingredients with meaty and smoky flavours to give the mouthwatering taste that is often hard to find in plant-based foods. Their early rise in popularity gave them the push they needed to join the UAE market and we’re glad they did! So, if you’re planning a BBQ this month now that the weather is easing up, try giving a Future Farm burger a go and see if your diners can taste the difference. Find their products for delivery online at Instashop and ShopKitopi.
The inside scoop is that their best selling product is the Future Burger – get yours in a pack of 2 or 4.
When a vegan athlete with a penchant for sweet-treats can’t find clean, low calorie or protein-packed options, she creates her own and offers it to the rest of the Emirate at Soul Sante Café. Based in Dubai Marina, this vegan-friendly café has an eclectic menu featuring innovative offerings such as a brunch bite like grilled peach salad, beetroot sliders, pulled jackfruit tacos or an eggless omelette, as well as guilt-free delicious vegan-friendly desserts including a snickers bar, peanut butter cups, chocolate cupcakes and banana pancakes. It’s got a great vibe for dining in and often serves as a community space for
Bestsellers include banana pancakes and the nutty tart – yes, please!
First orders get a generous 15% off! Order straight from their website for home delivery.
The newly branded SEVA Table is a secret garden hide-away deep into Jumeirah 1 offering a plant-based lifestyle. Bringing you unique conscious eating at it’s finest, you can grab a brew of ‘Mystic Mushroom drink’ containing power antioxidants, or ‘Beauty Potion’ drink made from the “he shou wu” traditional Taoist herb that promotes longevity. Along with carefully crafted drinks, this plant-based café works alongside organic local farms to get the best non-GMO plant-based food into its menu including The Snickers Pie that is packed with goodness, not guilt.
Bestsellers include their eggless Omelette and Charcoal Hummus! Order through Deliveroo to get yours.
BONUS – VEGAN FESTIVITIES!
NEWS JUST IN! In time for World Vegan Day, the beloved British retailer Marks and Spencer is launching their largest ever selection of plant-based Christmas food!
Get your all-time traditional favourites such as vegan mince pies, and ‘Made Without Dairy Thins, Caramels & Chocolates’ and more-ish party nibbles such as their all-new Mini No Chicken Kievs and Mac & Cheese Bites from the Plant Kitchen range to keep you going whilst waiting up for Santa.
Of course, you don’t need to be vegan to enjoy a plant-based diet or partake in animal-free dining. According to the UN, farmed livestock contributes the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as the exhaust emissions of every car, train, ship and aircraft on the planet! But if we all went vegan, the world’s food-related emissions would drop by 70% by 2050. So whilst your fridge might seem an unlikely setting for the fight against global warming, it turns out its contents (or lack thereof) can become one of the most powerful tools we have for this Earth’s survival.
Whether you’re vegan, or not, perhaps this month is the best time to give it your best shot at lowering your footprint one consciously delicious bite at a time. We’d love it if you’d share your favourite go-to vegan food brands and businesses below or tag @homeclubme in your vegan foodie posts for a re-share.