You can click or call for almost anything in our wonderful city – and groceries are no exception! Yes, we love cruising the aisles checking out all of the latest foodie bits to snap up but with little ones in tow? Not so much. Take the hassle out of your weekly shop with our pick of some of the best grocery delivery options in Dubai, mamas!
Fruit & Veg
For seriously sassy snacking – without the guilt factor – a weekly fruit box from Fruitful Day is the perfect thing. Combining local (wherever possible) produce with that of specially sourced farms from around the world, these guys make getting your 5 a day easy and completely delicious. Boxes are available in 2 sizes, small and large, and in 2 varieties, staple (for all the faves including apples, bananas and citrus fruit) and discovery (for a few surprises). They are all packed in a cute little chilled box that the whole fam now fights over. Want to include more fruit in your littles lunchboxes? Lots of items come washed, sliced and ready to eat making it super easy to pop into school bags, from mango to pineapple, and pomegranate to watermelon! Guaranteed to add colour to your fridge and vitamins to your brood. We love.
Healthy boxes galore: veggies only, fruit, mixed, packed with juicing ingredients or tailored for babies and toddlers. A hand-picked group of local farms supply the ingredients that are harvested every morning before being put into the boxes. The boxes are available for weekly deliveries and can be purchased online for home delivery. We have to say that the site isn’t super user-friendly but the boxes themselves get the thumbs up from our mamas in the know. Wheat grass, eggs and organic milk also available.
Locally grown and harvested fresh fruit and veggies – all organic of course – grown right here in the UAE and delivered to your door. Set up and run by mama Elena Kinane, Greenheart is all about offering the very best fresh produce, grown from heirloom seeds in carefully monitored soil (Elena is very hands on and oversees the entire process – often getting her own hands dirty too). There are also organic free-range eggs, home-made goats cheese, raw honey and all sorts of other tasty treats to choose from. Delivery is free for all orders over AED 100.
The organic farmers market comes direct to your door with Ripe’s selection of boxes – whether you’re juicing or just want to make sure that your fam is getting their weekly dose of fruit & veg then this is for you mamas – and there’s lots of other produce, from eggs to baby food and pantry items all available on their online store too.
Meat & Fish
Owned and run by Irishman, Martin – who loved the old fashioned idea of groceries being delivered daily by a regular guy whose name you knew (we’re picturing a push-bike laden with goodies) – and who now makes all first deliveries for new customers himself (sans bike – but this is Dubai after all). Martin’s Meats has had rave reviews from many of Dubai’s online mama communities, and for good reason. From poultry to red meat, seafood to pork (if that’s your thing), all produce comes from the same wholesalers that supply most of the city’s best restos and hotels – but at a fab price. Whether you’re looking for a ‘party box’ or a regular ‘weekly shop box’ there are all sorts of options to keep your household stocked up on protein mamas!
If you’re looking for something seriously good to chuck on the bbq then Prime Gourmet is one of the best places in Dubai to call. As you can imagine mamas, the selection here is rather beef-centric but there is also chicken, veal and various sorts of (non-pork) sausages on offer – all great quality. They also have a good selection of sauces, rubs, marinades and other stuff that can make or break a steak! Oh and their Gold & Diamond Park store is worth a visit if you prefer to spy before you buy.
Once you’ve tasted Springbok’s homemade burger patties you won’t look back mamas – this group of UAE based South Africans know a thing or two about meat and are on a mission to bring a taste of their native land to our homes. A BBQ pack features everything from lamb kebabs to steaks and gourmet burgers while their ‘Weekly Clean Pack’ guarantees no nasty additives, fillers, gluten or grains of any kind and only 100% natural, grassfed hormone free beef of the highest quality. Their smoked and dried meat is completely yummy and their turkey is already on order for Chrimbo next year. Want to make life even easier mama? Next time you’re planning a Braii (that’s South African chat for BBQ) give these guys a call and they’ll, not only supply the meat, but also the equipment, staff and plenty of friendly banter.
We don’t have a milkman here in Dubai, but we do have Koita – and we’re huge fans of their organic milk (check out what we’ve had to say about it here). Produced by the happiest, grass-fed cows in Italy, this milk is, not only free from all all nasties and preservatives but also has added vitamins A and D3 and is completely delicious to boot. Dairy not your bag? They also do a delicious coconut water to keep you hydrated and healthy. Free home delivery on all orders over AED 60.
This online shopping portal only allows products that have been tasted and selected by a panel of experts, focusing on taste (and not just fancy shmancy packaging) – and therefore ‘awarded’ the stamp of approval. This is a great place to pick up all those yummy little extras that make mealtimes more exciting and your fridge/larder a less dreary place – delicious parmesan, organic olive oil, luxury muesli and artisan pasta – oh and they do some great gift packs for the foodies in your lives! All orders received before noon are delivered the same day… You know, for when you have a craving for exquisite chocolates…
We love this store but sometimes (most of the time) a trip to Tecom just isn’t possible. Well good news, mamas – they also have an online version offering a wide range of organic products and brands, some of which are exclusive only to them (most of their stock is shipped in from Europe and beyond). A great place to pick up some healthy goodies for the clan, plus they have a great selection of GF breads. Only thing is that you have to spend over AED 250 and pay cash on delivery.
Blue Planet Green People
This little shop (with the cutest name EVER) also has a fab online store that sells free range and organic produce such as eggs, juices, veggies and other products free from sweeteners, preservatives and other icky nasties. Check out their preset boxes and dinner kits mamas!
With a large range of dried goods and staples such as cereals, condiments, oils and ready-to-eat snacks, Down to Earth Organic has become a well-known brand amongst mamas shopping for quality. Although they do have a physical outlet, we much prefer just clicking from home with what we need from their online store. In addition to their own brand, they also stock some from Europe and India.
A newcomer to the online grocery scene, el Grocer is an app dedicated to making shopping for all the essentials a breeze. Bored of navigating the aisles? Why not give this virtual solution a go instead – just pick what you need, add to your basket and wait for delivery (not for too long though – it’s mega speedy!). The app connects your area’s best grocery stores with what you’re looking for and promises that pricing will be exactly the same – hallelujah!
The UAE’s first online hypermarket – hoorah! Yes we all love a trip to the mall for our grocery needs – sans kids and with all the time in the world to browse and cruise the aisles –but frankly mamas this isn’t possible. Geant online is the answer to your everyday shopping needs, there are fresh products, a frozen section, all the stuff for babies (including nappies and wipes at competitive prices) and electronics/home appliances – too easy! Delivery is made in reusable Jute bags and not plastic (hooray!) and made between 10am and 10pm daily. Register for offers online and you’ll never miss a deal mamas!
A grocery app that gets your shopping done in 3 easy clicks! Delivery is in less than 30 mins (depending on your location), the variety of products is vast (from fresh fruit to birthday candles) and it’s super easy to re-order through your past history/favourites. Currently serving only specific areas of Dubai, these guys will soon be taking the whole city by storm.
A Dubai institution and a Sassy Mama favourite – when it comes to organic staples or healthy ingredients such as almond milk, stevia extract, quinoa, spelt, and healthy kiddie snacks, you just can’t beat this place. Their online store is fully loaded with everything from fruit & veg to meat, fish, dairy, baby food, beauty & body care, plus lots more – all organic, of course. Free home delivery on all orders over AED 250 or AED 50 for delivery on orders below.
All the groceries you could need delivered by motorbike or car – in as little as 60 minutes (depending on the area in which you live). From grocery items to home essentials, a baby store and a pet department – there’s not much you can’t get here. There are even magazines and fresh flowers for when you want to treat yourself mama! All first orders get a 10% discount – just use the code 10SMAE at checkout.
There you have it, mamas: everything you need to know about the best food and grocery delivery options in this food-filled city!