Food: Organic Foods and Cafe – Sheikh Zayed Road

The Organic Foods and Cafe located on Sheikh Zayed Road next to Oasis Center is huge. Since my mom loves shopping at their supermarket I was eager to try out their cafe.
What the cafe strives to do is make their food taste delicious while using organic produce and they’ve nailed it. I got to meet the culinary manager who told me about the brand and how it works and the chef who runs the operation behind the scenes. They have an in store bakery, butchery and fishery. Everything is made fresh daily from scratch. Another rarity is that the cafe is organic certified which is hard to find in the UAE. Since they have to use organic seasonal products that can’t be found all year round the chefs have to get creative. I liked the fact that they have a daily special which includes: soup, salad, main course, pasta, quiche and dessert. Gluten and dairy free dishes can also be made on request.
Some of their best selling dishes are the hamburger, pumpkin curry, and club sandwiches but there were heaps of different dishes coming out of the kitchen.

Since we were there for lunch I decided to get the pasta of the day which was spaghetti pasta with roasted chicken in a tomato basil sauce and crispy bread, my companion ordered the salad of the day which was a green tea noodle salad with apple, celery, carrots and sea vegetables with a lemon soya dressing.

After we placed our order we were served some bread and butter; the bread was packed with flavor and tasted fresh. Shortly after our meals arrived and the portion sizes were huge, I couldn’t finish my pasta.

The pasta was brilliant, with succulent chicken coated in tomato sauce which meshed beautifully with the pasta, the bread was amazing; crispy until the end of the meal which is really hard to find since it usually becomes soggy.

The salad was great, very refreshing and presented beautifully. They also have a ready made section if you’re in a hurry and just need to pick up something delicious. Overall I think it’s a must visit!


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