Are your five a day a distant memory? Here’s some places that deliver organic food so you can kickstart your healthy eating goals.
Greenheart Organic Farm
Whether you’re a juicer, a hungry family or or hipster kale fiend, Greenheart has a box for you. Prices start from AED 65 for a bag of fruit, up to AED 195 for a large box of paelo goodies, organic fruit and veg and coconut oil.
Half the fun is wondering what will turn up and most of Dubai is covered by delivery, with the option of collecting from Greenheart’s store in Barsha 2. Here you can also buy sweet but wholesome treats like honeycombs (AED 95). Our delivery usually arrives the next day (if you order before noon) and rare complaints over quality have been dealt with even more speedily.
Store open Saturday-Thursday from 10am-6pm. The Light Commercial Tower, Arjan, Al Barsha South 2. Minimum order for delivery is AED 130. www.greenheartuae.com
As well as the much-loved outdoor markets (which have moved indoors to the Times Square Centre for the summer season), Ripe is another local brand which provides a large variety of organic fruit, vegetables, poultry and pastry, including its own brand of honeys, nut butters and superfoods.
Eco-conscious mums and dads will like organic baby foods and cruelty-free toiletries – Lucas Pawpaw ointment (AED 50) treats everything from chapped lips to grazed knees.
Juicing boxes are AED 80 and a large box of vegetables will set you back AED 155. Deliveries go out seven days a week and next day delivery slots are available.
Next day delivery if you order before 2pm. Delivers seven days a week. Minimum order AED 100, AED 25 delivery charge. Free for orders over AED 500. ripeme.com
Down to Earth Organics
Spend AED 100 at this friendly store on Jumeirah/Satwa border and they’ll ship your shopping out to you.
Specialising in spices, grain and skin care, we can recommend their large variety of seeds, including everyone’s favourite superfood, chia, from AED 34.65. There’s also a wide variety of rice and mixed pulses too, though the website isn’t the easiest to navigate.
No delivery charge, but your organic revolution won’t begin until the next day.
No fuss fruit and veg wholesaler with a decent organic section that includes chicken, milk, eggs, yoghurt and more. A tray of turkey eggs are – no yolk – AED 20.75 for 10 and a kilo of local bananas is AED 8. Founded in 1980, Kibsons now distributes 150,000 kilos of fresh produce every single day. First timers get 20 per cent off and same day deliveries are available too.
Minimum order AED 100. www.kibsons.com
Love Food, Love Life
Slightly different from other organic delivery options, Love Food, Love Life is in the meal plan delivery business.
Its goal is to get people to be healthier by slowly introducing healthy foods and nurturing a sustainable healthy diet, so create your own menu for a week or longer and wait for clean, unprocessed food to arrive at your door. Most plans include meals and snacks and options boast of chicken laksa, Japanese pumpkin, sous vide red snapper and more, catering for veggies, paelo fans and dieters.
Monthly prices range from AED 2,800 to AED 6,740. However, if you’re on first name terms with all the fast food delivery drivers in your area, this could be a lifesaver.
If you’d rather enjoy organic food in a restaurant, we’ve got you covered:
Organic Foods and Cafe
Nestled in a large organic supermarket, at weekends this small cafe is a-buzz with families here for the AED 99 brunch, where you can pile your plates with organic soups, salads and desserts from 11.30am-3.30pm. Under three eats for free.
Order your shopping online before you go and you can collect in afterwards too, otherwise delivery is AED 50 (and they don’t do Fridays). Watch out for monthly 15 and 20 per cent off deals in the supermarkets, when they get seriously busy.
Branches in The Greens, The Village in Jumeirah 1, Mirdif, and Sheikh Zayed Road. Brunch at The Green and SZR only. organicfoodsandcafe.com
Flow restaurant is calorie conscious and a whole lot more, turning an ethical eye on its practices as well as its menu. Set to provide food with a side of motivation, it’s inspired by none other than His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
There’s plenty of zing about the place, from upward flowing milk pods to freshly-pressed juices in a fruit basket of flavours and these gorgeous cakes and cookies.
Bring about AED 100 for a meal. Weekdays 7am-8pm, 9am-5pm weekends. First Floor, The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, 04 319 8767.