Filed under Eating out in Dubai
Fast food has become a dirty word. We’re taught to eschew double cheeseburgers for grain patties, and supplement fries for a side salad. But life is too short to be health conscious all of the time—although it will really be too short if you never eat healthily. We believe there’s nothing wrong with a bit of fast food now and again, especially if you’ve had a bad day or are just home from a terrific work out.
And if fast food is going to be an occasional treat, you need to make sure that you choose wisely. If you’re going to splurge on a 500 plus calorie meal you better enjoy every single one of them.
Courtesy of YaDig reviewers here are three delightful fast food joints in Dubai. We’ve left out the standard multi-national chains, sorry Burger King.
There’s nothing like a good burger. And we don’t mean a fancy one covered in gold and truffle oil, but an honest to goodness beef patty with cheese on a tasty bun slathered in ketchup and mayonnaise.
Head to Burger Rebel in Wafi Mall and order the American, a delectable classic burger that will set you back AED 37 and come with a side of fries.
YaDig reviewer Haitham said it best: “Awesome place!! Hidden gem to venture into... I got the American burger (classic style), and I gotta say, best burger I've tasted in a loooong time; and I've tried every burger joint in Dubai from the fast food to the fancy.”
If you’re tired of the stodgy burgers served at hotel bars, Burger Rebel needs to be on your Dubai eating bucket list.
Taza in Al Satwa has some of the best BBQ chicken in Dubai and they serve delicious, steamy portions with a delightful lemon citrus twist. The menu includes all your favorites such as chicken tikka (AED 17) and kebab (AED 22 for the combo). There are even a few salads on offer if you show up with a less meat-inclined friend.
YaDig reviewers will steer you towards the Taza Broast Combo (AED 20) and the delicious Arabic bread. There’s nothing like sharing a plate of chicken with some friends, and with three locations in Dubai, Taza is a great place to start.
Our honourable mention for fast food chicken is the ever popular Filipino joint Max’s Restaurant.
Roti is a hugely underappreciated fast food, but it has all the necessary ingredients for a satisfying experience. Delicious meat? Check. Large amounts of sauce? Check. Breaded exterior for eating on the move? Check.
Moti Roti has pop ups in Media City, Sheik Zayed Road and Tecom and is a tantalizing lunch option for worker bees tired of hotel buffets. A roti wrap is a mere AED 15 and goes well with a mango, banana or strawberry lassi. A YaDig reviewer described their fare as a “pretty darn good healthy meal” and Moti Roti is just about the healthiest fast food you'll ever find!
And they deliver, so your roti can roll its way right to your desk.
We should all aspire to eat healthily on a regular basis, but don’t let the calorie police rule your life. An occasional fast food treat is good for the soul, especially if it happens to be at one of these three fine establishments.
Photo credit: Ben Britten