There is no doubt that the UAE is fast becoming a haven for vegans and vegetarians.
While most major restaurants today offer separate options and even dedicated menus, a new licensed space in town aims to be the first of its kind by offering only meatless options in an upscale setting.
Enter Epitome, a restaurant and lounge that opened last month in Aloft Creek, after a successful stint in Mumbai, India.
Positioning itself as Dubai’s first all-vegetarian lounge, the restaurant aims to ‘shatter the myth that vegetarian food is all about salads,’ and show how upscale, stylish and elegant the meatless lifestyle can be. desirable.
Guests can savor a variety of global cuisines, with an emphasis on Indian, Japanese, Mexican, Thai and Chinese specialties.
So get ready to taste dishes like Jodhpuri paneer tikka and avocado tikka masala. There are also plenty of vegan options, such as Elephant Basil Garlic Sticky Rice, Balinese Tofu and Rice, and Cantonese Lotus Chips.
There are also craft drinks on the menu, along with live music and views of the Dubai skyline.
Inside, guests can admire the interiors, which feature chic Art Deco elements with numerous Romanesque statues. There are Instagrammable backdrops galore, monochrome shades interspersed with bright red, and indoor and outdoor seating available.
Going forward, the venue will also launch pool-side brunches, ladies’ nights, and other specials.
For an overview of the interiors and dishes, scroll through the gallery above.
Open every day; 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Aloft Creek, level 4; 054 705 3780; www.instagram.com/epitome.dubai