My search for the healthiest places to eat in Dubai continues, I will travel far and wide for that perfect smoothie and that extra creamy chia pudding. Grilled chicken? I’m on it. Rice Paper rolls? Yass! I’m sure you get my point.
I recently had the pleasure to try the newly opened @blend café and I was quite impressed by its strictly healthy food menu. The menu ranges from breakfast bites, delicious smoothies, fresh juices, to filling wraps and salads. It wasn’t surprising to find that the Head Chef Paul, also doubles as a nutritionist and his goal to bridge the dietary gaps in Dubai’s food scene is pretty much spot on.
The décor is nice and cozy, I imagine the neighboring residents would love it. On the other hand, it was a bit of a drive for me but it was definitely worth checking out. Next time I go, I’ll make sure I also make it a beach date as it’s location on the Palm places it conveniently next to the beach. With so few places offering vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, “@blend” is certainly paying its homage to the “fit foodie” scene; it also gets plus points with its reasonable pricing.
To start, I tried the Supercharged smoothie which is a refreshing combination of green tea, sprouts, chia seeds, blueberry, banana and honey. A lot of my favorite things in just one smoothie, it’s a perfect energy booster pre and post workout.
I love building salads so I chose the option to create my own salad with the “Veggie crunch of Spinach, Green Apple, Red Bell Peppers, Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes and Sprouts with some Turkey breast for protein and the Ginger, Soy & Sesame dressing. The salad was delightful as expected, fresh flavors cut through and you could appreciate the quality of the ingredients. The sesame dressing was everything and then some, so good I asked for more! I’ve been cracking my brain to figure out the recipe proportions for the dressing, when I do I will definitely be sharing it with you guys.
Have any of you checked @blend out yet? I’d love to know what you tried so I can try it next time. If you haven’t gone, please find more information about them below.
Hours: Daily, 11am to 10pm
Location: Shop 5, Ground Floor, Shoreline Beach Club 04, Shoreline Apartments, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Contact: [email protected] or 04 514 8966