Delivery & Take Away Options In Dubai
Whether you’re a domestic goddess, or a complete kitchen-dodger (like *ahem* some of us here at Sassy!), one of the best things about living in Dubai is the easy availability of any kind of food you desire, delivered hot and delicious right to your door. When you can’t be bothered to schlep it to the supermarket for groceries or you just want to treat the family to a dish that’s better ordered in, we’ve come up with our guide to the best options for food delivery and take away in Dubai – the places that we think offer both quality and convenience when it comes to satisfying our cravings and filling hungry tummies.
Sassy’s mealtime motto: there’s always a shortcut… and there’s always room for dessert!
The Burnout. Chargrilled chicken breast, bacon, avo, Stilton Cheese Sauce and Dijon mustard. With fresh lettuce, tomato and onion, and topped off with natural BurgerFuel tomato relish and their famous aioli. ‘nuff said.
Psst…carb conscious mamas – you can switch the bun for lettuce wraps on any of their burgers – perfect!
Organic grass fed beef and olive-oil cooked fries. That should alleviate some of the food guilt when ordering a burger delivery mamas!
(+971) (0)4 388 0000, www.facebook.com/ElevationBurgerUAE
Jumeirah mamas rejoice (and sorry everyone else – you’ll just have to pickup or eat-in, seriously, it’s worth it). These are by far the best burgers we’ve had in a really really long time. Gourmet, homemade – only 5 to choose from (and we still can’t choose because they’re all so good) – the truffle fries are out of this world, as is the salted caramel shake . Worth breaking a diet for.
Moylo’s, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai
(+971) (0)4 388 3140, www.facebook.com/moylosburgers
Cooked fresh, allow 45 mins minimum (worth it if you know it’s all cooked to order) – these guys say they’re ‘nothing fancy, just good food’. Well, we tend to agree. There are loads of good chicken dishes (with broccoli, chili dry, in blackbean sauce, chop suey style) plus all the other meats and loads of veggie options.
JBC 4 Cluster N, Promenade Level- (JLT)Al Wahda Street (Sharjah), Al Owais Building Mina Road (Satwa), Street 58C (Mirdif)
By far one of the best Chinese takeouts in Dubai, according to Sassy Mama beauty contributor Frankie who is livid that they don’t deliver to the Marina (although she does indulge when she babysits her nephews and niece in Jumeirah). The Sweet & Sour Chicken is amazing, succulent chicken that doesn’t taste like it’s basted in funky ingredients. It’s fresh and won’t leave you feeling horrible after and the crispy duck is the best.
Chop Suey, Beach Park Plaza, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai
(+971) (0)4 344 2212, chopsuey.ae
Contemporary oriental cuisine with no nasty MSG – great as a lunch option for office based mamas or actually stay-at-homes who need to minimise on dirty dishes. Order from here and you’re guaranteed a good Chinese meal.
Noodle Box, Discovery Gardens, 487139 Dubai
(+971) (0)4 451 2929, www.facebook.com/NoodleBoxDubai
Healthy fast food (all veggie of course) family resto made from recipes passed down from older generations – full of the right kind of carbs and bursting with colour.
77 Veggie Boutique, Tiffany Tower, Cluster W, Lake Level, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai
(+971) (0)55 717 8866, www.77veggie.com
Want a food delivery that’s not naughty but still nice? Kcal is the perfect choice for calorie conscious mamas – nothing is fried, everything is fresh and the menu has a detailed breakdown of the calorie, fat and nutritional content of each item. The Vietnamese Spring Rolls are scrummy and packed with Niacin (vitamin B3) plus other goodies.
With the freshest ingredients and healthiest dishes, Live’ly Express is a great option for a virtuous home delivery (after all, not even the healthiest mamas have the energy to cook every night). Special shout-out to their low-fat pizzas, which are loaded with flavours (without the calories).
Live’ly Express, Uptown Mirdif Mall, Dubai
+(971) (0)800 548359 www.lively.ae
Newly opened in Dubai Marina this healthy resto delivers to the local communities (from JBR to The Meadows). Delicious vegan food (yes there is such a thing) with a menu that’s guaranteed to make your mouth water (and there’s chocolate ganache cake). See our full review here!
Tidjoori Biorganic and Vegan Restaurant, Trident Grand Residence, Dubai
(+971) (0)4 553 1370, www.tidjoorirestaurant.com
Recently opened on Jumeirah Beach Road, Biryani Pot brings food from the bustling street markets in India to your table – this is fast food done well with lots of contemporary twists (we’re really curious about the quinoa biryani). Call us fickle but we love their website – and the fact that you get to keep the clay pots that the food comes in.
Miss UK curries, Mama? Give Brit Balti a call and your wish will be their command. This Indian restaurant actually flies their spices in from the UK to recreate the flavours known and loved back in Blighty. Take it from us Mamas; it’s the ultimate comfort food – and there are now two locations, in Barsha and International City.
Brit Balti, Desert Group, Building 1, Al Barsha 1, Dubai
(+971) (0)4 323 891. www.britbalti.com
Contemporary Indian food (the Indian version of noodle box) that specialises in deliveries and takeaways only and that does a fab Paneer Tikka Masala!
Curry Box, Building 17, Discovery Gardens, The Executive Towers, Business Bay, Dubai, see other locations here
(+971) (0)4 343 043, www.curryboxme.com
With locations across town, this Indian eatery is often named the best in Dubai. And when you taste the traditional DumPukth cuisine Mama, you’ll understand exactly why it’s become famous across the city. Perfect for a night in.
Mmmm, butter chicken, garlic naan pilau rice –we have it on good authority that this Indian restaurant does them all super well and with outlets from JBR to Al Garhoud, they have all of Dubai covered.
A real Dubai institution, Ravi’s is THE place to get authentic Indian – the chicken tikka and dal tadka are Sassy Mama favourites (the menu is looooong so there’s plenty of opportunity to be adventurous!).
Ravi’s, Shop 245, Opposite Emirates Co-operative Society, Near Satwa Roundabout, Satwa, Dubai
(+971) (0)4 331 5353
Indian food done the British way (for any non-British mamas out there, takeaway curries have become as English as a Sunday roast). Chicken tikka masala, onion bhajis and a yummy dhal of black lentils, tomatoes, ginger and garlic, there’s SO much on the menu that’s been raved about. Having burnt down last year, these guys are back with a bang and ready to take your curry orders mamas!
Rupee Room, Marina Walk, Dubai Marina, 29578 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
(+971) (0)4 390 5755, www.facebook.com/therupeeroomdubai
Sassy Mama Sofia regularly relies on the DIFC branch of this Japanese favourite for her sushi fix (there’s a branch in JBR too, so panic not mamas!). From hand rolls to spring rolls, Sushi to Ceviche and a wonderful wasabi coleslaw, you’ve got to give this one a try if sushi is your thing.
Japanese sushi is delicious and healthy – and one of our favourite restaurants to order from is Sushi Counter. Nothing fancy – just simple, delicious sushi, sashimi, and other Japanese specialty rolls. Definitely worth adding to your phone contacts.
Well actually it’s not just falafel, there are sandwiches and organic salads on offer too – but the falafel is fantastic and comes in various guises – in pitta, in a bucket, baked, stuffed or wrapped in tortilla bread with a healthy dollop of Tahina. Yum.
Just Falafel, Food Court, 2/F, The Dubai Mall, Dubai
(+971) (0)4 325 3838, www.facebook.com/JustFalafelTDM
Authentic Lebanese food with outlets (and delivery bikes) all across town. Start with homemade humous and labneh, follow with a Fattoush salad and save a big amount of space for a banana and Nutella wrap. Come on, you know you want to.
While these guys do salads, pizzas and other generic stuff, they’re best known for their delicious Manakeesh – a combo of fresh dough seasoned with herbs, spices and toppings – served either thick or thin and crispy. We also love their ‘Halloumi In The Pan’. Great for filling lunches, post night-out breakfast orders or light suppers.
Zaatar W Zeit,
(+971) 600522231, orderzwz.com
Hands down some of the best Middle Eastern food we’ve tried (and believe us, we’ve tried a lot!). Inspired by Arabic street food, the charcoal grilled chicken shawarma is gorgeous, garlicy and completely moreish – once you’ve tasted it you’ll be hooked. Oh, and did we mention that they’re open 24 hrs? Midnight munchies anyone?
psst…if you can get out and about then try eating in just once, the interiors and vibe are awesome.
Zaroob, Jumeirah Tower Building, Shop No. 1 along Sheikh Zayed Road, 102902 Dubai
(+971) (0)80 092 7662, www.zaroob.net
Thin and crispy pizzas that arrive quickly (no time to get cold) – this pizza company started in a tiny space in Al Barsha, complete with pizza oven flown all the way from Southern Italy – and now has branches in Dubai Marina, Downtown Dubai, Motor City and Ibn Battuta Mall.
800 Pizza, Dubai Marina Walk, Dubai
(+971) (0)8 007 4992, www.800pizza.com
Pizza that’s healthy, won’t leave you bloated, has no added sugar or nasties AND tastes good? It’s true. The chicken tenders are also out of this world, be sure to try with BBQ dip. We often call for delivery on the beach for the kids.
Freedom Pizza, Marina View Towers, Tower B, Unit R1
Dubai Marina, Dubai
(+971) (0)4 453 4313. www.freedompizza.ae
There’s something special about a Pizza Express pizza, with delicious combinations of ingredients and a choice of different bases. Let’s not forget the sides either Mamas, from juicy salads, to dough ball smothered in garlic butter, to crispy bruschetta. We’re hungry even thinking about it!
Artisan Italian pizza for anyone who knows what the authentic version is all about. With classical and creative varieties, we suggest you stick with the simple buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil and tomato option – literally amazing.
Rossovivo, Millennium Tower, Dubai
(+971) (0)4 380 5833, www.rossovivo.ae
Sandwiches & Lunches
If we could we would order everything from this menu, every day. Proper comfort food delivered to your door. Dream! The Pulled Beef Sandwich and sweet potato fries steal the show. And the Mac & Cheese. With a side of Corn on The Cob…need we say more?
The Boutique Kitchen, Al Quoz, 392045, Dubai
(+971) (0)4 388 3549, www.theboutiquekitchen.com
Hungry lunch people (yes it’s ok to order in for lunch too!), picnic basket was started by 2 friends dedicated to bring freshly-made sandwiches, salads and snacks to your door. Get the girls round for a lunch date and order sandwiches, wraps, salads and naughties – the menu changes often but always includes good old staples like cheese and pickle and egg & cress.
(+971) (0)50 150 9273, www.picnicbasketme.com
Healthy, fast and lots of options to choose from, these Shawarmas are on our speed-dial.
S’wich, Shop #9, Dubai Marina View Towers
(+971) (0)8 007 9424, www.myswich.com
Forget mushy, tasteless school-dinner Rice Pudding, Rice Creamery transforms an old-school desert into a very tasty treat. With flavours such as ‘Bananas for Toffee’ and Caramel Crazy and Coconut Paradise, you can opt for the healthier option (original with nuts and fruit) or go full on sugar overload with brownie bites, nutella and crushed biccies.
Rice Creamery, Unit 17, City Walk, Dubai
(+971) (0)4 344 4553, www.ricecreamery.com
Is there anything more magical and memory provoking than an ice-cream truck swinging it’s way into your hood? If you want treats for the kids (or frankly for yourself), dinner party desserts with a difference or if you just need to satisfy that ice-cream craving (we know, we’ve been there) – call these guys and indulge a little mamas!
(+971) (0)50 612 2108, www.desertchill.ae
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