Whether you’re lactose intolerant, cutting down on dairy or have committed to a more eco-friendly dietary plan, finding good vegan pizza in Dubai is no easy feat. Sure, we could just omit the cheese from our regular order but what a boring option when there are places that provide exciting vegan pizza alternatives.

We’ve rounded up the five best places to grab a vegan pizza in Dubai. What makes these so special is that the below pizzas have vegan cheese so it feels like the real deal…

Tidjoori, JBR

Why bother? Tidjoori restaurant is Dubai’s only all-vegan eatery, with a range of specialties and items from around the world on their menu. Their Italian chef Francesco Bucca dishes up the some of the best pizzas in town, with a range of six vegan pizzas to choose from.

What to try: The New Island Pizza which ic loaded with veggies, vegan cheese and vegan meat.

The details: Meridien Trident, JBR. (04) 553 1370. tidjoorirestaurant.com

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Freedom Pizza

Why bother? Formerly known as NKD Pizza, Freedom Pizza’s goal is to provide the UAE with pizza that is both delicious and honest. Their multigrain crust and all natural, organic, locally sourced toppings have made them a firm favourite amongst healthy eaters and pizza lovers alike and now their vegan cheese option means the vegans and lactose intolerant among us needn’t be shy.

What to try: Mother Earth. With all these veggies it’s got to count as one of your five a day.

The details: Dubai Marina (04) 453 4313, Al Barsha: (04) 469 9396, Downtown (04) 342 5755


Be Supernatural, Dubai Mall

Why bother? Not only is the menu at BeStro in Dubai Mall vegan – it’s all-raw too. Yes, even mean their pizzas. While a raw, vegan pizza may not be the first thing you think of when the craving kicks in; it’s certainly worth a try. Made from seed and nut crackers and topped with tangy tomato sauce, this is guilt-free dining at its finest.

What to try: Heirloom tomato and red pepper pizza breads.

The details: BeStro, Level 2, Dubai Mall. Tel: (04) 3399933 besupernatural.com

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Zpizza, Dubai Marina

Why bother? The American pizza chain Zpizza is the only place in Dubai that imports its Daiya vegan cheese straight from the States. Lacto-free food connoisseurs will recognise Daiya as one of the world’s most popular vegan cheeses, partly because it melts like dairy cheese. And gluten-free eaters will be happy to know they also provide 100 per cent organic GF bases on request.

What to try: The Tuscan Mushroom with roasted garlic sauce and caramelised onions

The details: Park Island Apartments, Dubai Marina. Al Sufooh Street. 800 974 992


Pizza Express

Why bother? Pizza Express chains don’t supply their own vegan cheese but if you bring in your own favourite (sealed) pack of dairy-free goodness, they’ll happily oblige. We recommend you head to Organic Foods & Café on Sheikh Zayed Road, any big Choithrams and most big Spinneys to find tried and tested brands like Tofutti and Daiya.

What to try: Margherita. A timeless favourite made vegan.

The details: Tel: (04) 324 7324 pizzaexpressuae.com

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Words: Jennifer McNeill