Today, November 1, 2020, marks annual World Vegan Day – a day which celebrates the benefits of being vegan whether that be in terms of health or the environment.
With that, here’s eight ways you can support World Vegan Day in Dubai and the UAE, whether that be through food, fashion or beauty.
Visit a top Dubai restaurant
Enjoy the best of vegan Asian cuisine at top Dubai restaurant Shanghai Me this World Vegan Day – or for the whole of November which marks World Vegan Month. Standout vegan dishes include the steamed wild mushroom dumplings, wok tofu with salt & pepper, the salted cucumber with avocado and coriander, the aubergine salad with tomatoes and spring onion and vegetable spring rolls. Not only is the cuisine fabulous, but the ambience and interiors of the restaurant are also to die for and with its stunning terrace having recently reopened, it’s the perfect time of year to pay a visit to Shanghai Me.
A new meal plan
In celebration of World Vegan Day and World Vegan Month, a new plant-based meal plan has launched. Say hello to Root’D. Packed with clean nutrients, there are three different plans available and over 45 meal options, meaning there’s something for everyone. The plans are specifically curated to help customers achieve overall health, improve digestion and positively impact their lives both physically and mentally.
A free vegan dessert
Just because it’s vegan cuisine, doesn’t mean you can’t indulge. To mark World Vegan Day, Wavebreaker Beach Restaurant & Grill at Hilton Dubai will be offering its signature vegan salted caramel crème brûlée for free when restaurant-goers order any main dish from their plant-based selection on the menu.
Complimentary corn fritters
If you fancy some Thai cuisine on World Vegan Day, Fuchsia Urban Thai will be giving away a complimentary serving of corn fritters for each vegan item – there’s over 25 to choose from – which is ordered from their menu.
A new vegan menu
Instagrammable breakfast spot Brunch & Cake has unveiled a new plant-based menu to mark World Vegan Day and any customers who order off the new vegan menu will receive a complimentary slice of vegan cheesecake. Yum!
Vegan makeup brushes
Ethical and sustainable beauty has never been more popular or important, which is why now is the perfect time to invest in some vegan, cruelty-free, responsibly sourced makeup brushes. Earlier this year, UAE-based beauty brand the odist launched 10 new makeup brushes which took two years to develop and include three high-performing vegan hair types, each designed to work with specific makeup textures and formulas that out-perform natural hair. The brushes are responsibly sourced and designed to last up to a decade if maintained properly. A one-off investment on odist’s sustainable makeup tools will prevent a number of non-sustainable brushes inevitably ending up in a landfill.
For some amazing Mediterranean-inspired vegan cuisine, head to Il Passaggio this World Vegan Day by enjoying the selection of vegan dishes this Dubai-based restaurant has to offer. Enjoy dishes which include Panzenela which features croutons, red onion, capers, cherry tomato, mint leaves, basil, salt and black pepper; quinoa salad which features avocado, cherry tomatoes, organic peach, rocca leaves, hazelnut, sun-dried cranberries and passionfruit dressing; or bruschetta which features roma tomatoes and onions on freshly baked bread.
Vegan Christmas treat
Get in the Christmas spirit early with some new plant-based vegan treats from Marks & Spencer. The new range contains a wide variety of meat and dairy-free treats that are certain to delight both vegans and non-vegans alike – from indulgent chocolate truffles and mince pies, to easy appetisers and stunning side dishes for Christmas itself.