Top 5 Restaurants Every Vegan Must Try in Abu Dhabi

While Dubai is the most sought-after city in the Emirates, Abu Dhabi is now increasingly being seen as the place to be. Gone are the days when it was considered as a desert. The city has everything to offer including scrumptious vegetarian options.

Updated: 17 July 2019

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Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second most populous city of the United Arab Emirates. Tourists often come to check this beautiful Arab land and try out their exquisite cuisines. People in Arab countries are fond of eating meat with bread or aromatic rice cooked with special herbs and spices. As the local cuisines were mostly made in chicken or lamb, it was a bit difficult for vegetarians to navigate in this place. But today, every cuisine is available in this city, you name it and you get the best of the best, and there some top notch vegan cuisines that attracts many foreigners to come and visit this place.


Villa Toscana

Italian Restaurant $

Villa Toscana bridges tradition and elegance, serving Italian specialties from Tuscany. The menu changes according to the time of the year. The restaurant’s ambiance is exactly like a Tuscan Villa which creates an impression of visiting an Italian home. The menu is a little bit pricey but the food is worth every penny. Villa Toscana has an extensive Vegan menu. However, the top dish is; risotto ai porcini con frittura di funghi di bosco al timo, which is porcini risotto with fried oyster mushrooms.


Thai Restaurant $$

Sontaya in Thai means the sunset. The restaurant perfectly aligns with the name and is located at Saadiyat Island resort on a beautiful venue. The pavilions and the terraces create a very romantic feel. The best part about this restaurant is that it has a vegetarian corner where Vegans can find their favorite dishes easily. The menu is quite nominally priced and features excellent dishes such as red curry.


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European Restaurant $$$$

Roberto’s is also an Italian restaurant which has won multiple awards for its excellent five-star cooking. Michelin Chef, Enrico Bartilini takes fine dining to a new level of perfection finesse. The restaurant has various vegan menu. However, the Fiori di Zucca is among the favorites in the restaurant, it is a fried zucchini flower covered with truffles.

This restaurant is situated on the waterfront of Al Maryah Island, that has amazing views of the city skyline and sparkling waves of the Arabian Gulf. Roberto’s is within the luxurious Rosewood Hotel, that is on the famous Zayed The First Street which is also a well known shopping place for locals and tourists. 


Indian Restaurant $$

Sangeetha vegetarian restaurant features a South Indian vegetarian cuisine. It was originally established in Chennai India and provides harmony between fresh ingredients and great taste. They are known for traditional South-Indian hospitality and great customer service. Its at an excellent location at Salam street and it is best known for its fairly priced breakfast tiffin’s. The menu is all vegan so don’t hold back and enjoy to your heart’s content!


Cantonese Restaurant $$

Hakkasan is the best Cantonese restaurant located in Emirates palace an Abu Dhabi landmark. The restaurant has terraces which overlook the grand Emirates palace gardens, creating a majestic feel. Hakkasan also has a vegetarian menu which keeps changing year round. However, most vegans love the stir fry lotus root and asparagus in black pepper v.

Abu Dhabi’s hospitality is how the city has become an economic hub in the region. With that being said, food in Abu Dhabi compliments the city in every way possible. These Vegan restaurants are only a tip of the iceberg, there is so much left to explore which the city has to offer.

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