The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Fast Food & Food Delivery in the UAE

GET THE LOWDOWN ON THE UAE’S TOP HEALTHY ‘FAST’ FOOD DELIVERY OPTIONS

Do you feel that you’re too tired to go grocery shopping? Are you bored of ordering the same fatty take-out? Do you feel low in energy? No need to worry anymore!

Welcome to the fast-emerging movement of daily healthy meals delivered right to your home or office. If you enjoy cooking but you just don’t want to keep wasting time getting the ingredients, then there are also companies that will take care of that for you too.

Healthy food delivery is a fast-growing market that is creating a shift in the food industry. More and more health-conscious busy professionals like us are having pre-packaged healthy meals and groceries delivered to our office or home. There is now a range of choices available, but not all health fast food is created equal. That’s why we’ve put our forks to the test of the best healthy food delivery and fast food options in the UAE.

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Check out these convenient healthy pre-packaged food delivery options…

 

Company Name: Kcal

Website (Meal Delivery): http://www.kcalextra.com
Website (Health Fast Food): http://www.kcalhealthyfastfood.com

Phone: +971 4 434 4111

Price:
Starts at AED 2,695 for a 20 day plan (5 days per week) that has no consultation required. Other plans range in price and max out at AED 5,450 for 28 days (7 days per week) for the Athlete plan.

Areas Served:
Dubai

Kcal is a company dedicated to creating healthy fast food. They have both an ordering service and multiple outlets around the country where you can grab a healthy, FAST, bite to eat. Their comprehensive weight management program even includes a visit to their dietician who will educate you on healthy eating and living a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle. They offer six different types of meal plans, which means that they will cater to your needs whether you’re an athlete, office worker, etc.


Company Name: Health Factory

Website: http://www.healthfactory.com/

Phone: +971 4 347 38 08

Price:
Starts at AED 1,650 for their Serenity plan, which provides you with daily lunches for 24 days (except Fridays).

Areas Served:
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, and Umm-al-Quwain. They are looking to expand into other regions as well.

Health Factory is a popular and creative company here in the UAE that offers a wide variety of meal plans ranging from their ‘baby love’ custom pregnancy diet plan for mothers-to-be to special plans for diabetics, muscle building, and weight loss programs. They have over 10,000 satisfied customers!


Company Name: Right Bite

Website: http://www.right-bite.com/

Phone: +971 4 33 88 763

Price:
Prices start at AED 336 for their one meal per day (entrée plus side dish). They also offer special pricing for groups or corporate teams.

Areas Served:
Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Right Bite is a nutrition and catering service that provides you with guidance from their dietician and customer service representative, as well as keeping you in touch with their chef. They are all about service and you will well-taken care of with Right Bite. All your meals will be gourmet style that are well-balanced and packed with nutrients. The snacks that you will receive are also prepared daily and all the food is natural, free of any additives. They also operate under strict hygiene and quality control guidelines. Right Bite will provide you with five different meal plans to suit your needs.


Company Name: Live’ly

Website: http://www.lively.ae/

Phone: +971 4 348 1008

Price:
Available upon request.

Areas Served:
Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Live’ly is a company that caters to individuals and corporate teams. You will be able to choose from eight different types of programs, with all of them being quite unique. In addition to that, you will get to choose from five different types of meal plans in order to suit your needs. You won’t get bored of routine with this company as they will change your menu on a weekly basis. On top of that, all of the delicious food that you eat from this company is made with all natural ingredients, free of any additives. It is no wonder why Live’ly is one of the best meal prepping and delivery programs here in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. They have been around since 2005!


Company Name: Slim’n Lite

Website: http://www.slimandlite.ae/

Phone: +971 2 22 22 677

Price:
Starts at AED 55 per day for prepared lunch boxes (main course, salad, fruit, and water) with a minimum purchase of 5 days.

Areas Served:
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Al Ain.

Slim’n Lite is a health and diet food center that will provide you with high-quality healthy meals and you will have access to their highly qualified dieticians. They do all minor food alterations to suit your taste buds, which is provided free of charge! Slim’n Lite will provide you with a full nutritional assessment and five different types of meal plans. On top of that, you will have the option to choose from nine different programs (i.e. vegetarian, pregnancy, etc.)


Company Name: Simply Healthy Diets

Website: http://simplyhealthydiets.com

Phone: +971 55 106 4318

Price:
Available upon request.

Areas Served:
Dubai

Simply Healthy Diets is operated by Mitun De Sarkar, one of our dieticians located here in Dubai. You may recognize Mitun as she is on a lot of local television and radio shows. Every meal that Simply Healthy Diets prepares for you is highly personalized, and every week a new menu is provided to you. Each plan is based on calories, ranging from 1,200 to 2,000 calories per day.


Company Name: U’ve Got Meal

Website: http://www.uvegotmeal.com/

Phone:+971 4 396 1224

Price:
Starts at AED 1,399 for 10 days on the Weight Loss Program (no deliveries on Fridays).

Areas Served:
Dubai

U’ve Got Meal is an amazing company that our local celebrity dietician Mitun De Sarkar is also a part of. You will be provided with customized meals and will be able to choose between two different types of meal plans. You will work very closely with Mitun in personalizing your plan to ensure you reach your goals!


Company Name: Nutrition by Fitness First

Website: http://fitnessfirst-nutrition.ae

Phone: +971 4 424 39 99

Price:
Available upon request. For both plans, you can have either a 5 or 10 day trial, as well as a 20 or 28 day plan. The cost for consultation is AED 400 (members) and AED 495 (non-members).

Areas Served:
Dubai

Nutrition by Fitness First is a unique company as they always have at least four nutritionists on board to help personalize your meal plans. A lot of focus is on the ‘Caveman Diet’, also referred to as the ‘Paleo Plan.’ Whether you’re looking to lose weight or to become a better athlete, you will get everything that you need from this company. You can choose between their weight-loss or athlete plan.


Company Name: eDiet

Website: http://www.ediet.ae/

Price:
Available upon request. The cost for consultation is AED 400.

Areas Served:
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Sharjah, and Umm-al-Quwain.

eDiet is a company that is focused on one main objective: to change your bad habits to good ones. You will have access to their dietician, nutritionist, chef, packaging team, customer care representative, and delivery person. On top of all of that and feeling a part of their team, you will be able to choose between seven different programs and five meal plans.


Company Name: Balance Well-Being 360°

Website:
http://www.balance-wellness-centre.com/

Phone: +971 4 384 7010

Price:
Available upon request.

Areas Served:
Dubai.

Balance Well-Being 360° is a wellness club that also has a café called the Balance Café. You will enjoy their menu as it features healthy and light food options created from Middle Eastern, European, Indian, and Japanese ingredients. Balance Well-Being 360° will provide you with a customized diet based on your body type. They even offer cooking classes! With this company, you will get to choose from five different types of meal plans under the supervision of an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant.


Company Name: 77 Veggie Boutique

Website: http://www.77veggie.com/

Phone: +971 55 717 88 66

Price:
Starts at AED 900 for their lunch or dinner options.

Areas Served:
Dubai.

77 Veggie Boutique is a unique café that has amazing tea and miracle sugarless boost smoothies that you should try! They provide an all-vegetarian menu that has any delicious veggie dish that you could think of. They have five meal plan options to suit your diet goals: Active Office (lunches only), Manage Your Weight (dinner only), Calorie Watcher Monthly, Low Carb Intake, and Detoxifying.


Company Name: Daintree Food

Website: http://www.daintreefood.com/

Phone: +971 52 530 22 47

Price:
Starts at AED 1,400 for the 6 day plan, which includes three meals and two snacks per day.

Areas Served:
Dubai.

Daintree Food is a popular company and if you’re into the Paleo lifestyle, then this one is for you! Their main focus is on the Paleo diet. All meals that you will have from them are free of any dairy, gluten, eggs, soy, sugar, and GMO’s. You can choose between a paleo or vegan meal package.


Company Name: S’wich

Website: http://www.myswich.com/

Phone: +971 800 79424

Price:
Prices vary based on what you order. You will have to order between 11am – 11pm.

Areas Served:
Dubai.

S’wich is quite the creative concept. You will be able to choose from 1,000 different types of Shawarma wraps, which you can create on their website. On top of that, you can still order salads and some appetizers.


Company Name: Ripe – Organic, Local, Fresh Food

Website: http://www.ripeme.com

Phone: 04 380 7602 – Office
04 379 0441 – Shop

Price:
Ripe offers free delivery and the minimum order value is AED 150.

Areas Served:
Dubai and Abu Dhabi

While not specifically an ‘ingredients delivery company’, Ripe offers the freshest ingredients for healthy cooking… Delivered direct to your door from the farmers market.

Ripe is all about providing fresh organic produce to passionate foodies across the UAE. We’re about supporting local organic farmers and encouraging consumers to buy local. Ripe was founded by Becky Balderstone when she realised she couldn’t source fresh organic produce like she could in the UK and elsewhere. With a husband in agriculture, she knew there was an abundance of amazing, high quality, locally grown organic produce and no retail outlets dedicated to its supply to consumers. That’s when the Ripe seed was born. Ripe is now your go to for fresh organic produce, high quality superfoods and unique brands; we offer a full delivery service across the UAE, have a beautiful farm shop in Dubai, supply the coolest cafes, restaurants and corporates in town and run unique community inspired, food and craft markets across the UAE.


For those of you that love to cook, check out these amazing companies to take care of the groceries for you:

 

Company Name: Cook-a-Box

Website: http://cookabox.com/

Phone: +971 4 453 87 11

Price:
You can choose between their flexible three-meal plan for two people at AED 190 per week or AED 330 per week for four people.

Areas Served:
Dubai

Cook-a-Box is a highly popular company in Dubai that will provide you with healthy and delicious recipes. The best part about their plan is that you will have one of their representatives do the shopping for you and they will even deliver everything to your front door for FREE!


Company Name: Dinner Time

Website: http://www.dinnertime.me/

Phone: +971 55 790 87 33

Price:
If there are two people in your group, then the price starts at AED 280 per week, which is for their standard dinner package. If you have a group of 4, then you can also get a plan with them.

Areas Served:
Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Dinner Time is focused on providing you with standard, gluten-free, and paleo dinner packages. You will have a ton of different menus to choose from.


For those of you who need a good cleanse with some powerful super juices, look no further:

 

Company Name: Detox Delight

Website: http://www.detox-delight.ae

Phone: +971 4 338 3565

Price:
Starts at AED 370 for their FlexPack, which is one day so you can test it out.

Areas Served:
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the rest of the UAE

With Detox Delight, you will enjoy their purifying procedure, which will help detox your body and have you feeling as good as new. Whatever you’re looking for, this company has it! They have all types of cleanses. You will notice quickly why they are so popular and are gurus when it comes to nutrition. You can choose between many different types of juices, soups, and meals. If you’re part of a corporation or large group, you can also get a great discount on your plan.


Company Name: Essentially

Website: http://www.essentially.ae

Phone: +971 4 889 57 53

Price:
Starts at AED 199 for their Skinny Jeans Juice Pack

Areas Served:
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the rest of the UAE

Essentially is the UAE's leading cold-pressed juice company offering 100% raw and organic juices delivered to your doorstep. All Essentially products are made from organic produce and sourced locally when available. Essentially meal plans are all about detoxification and living the healthiest life you can. With home delivered juice packages from AED 199, you can afford to treat your body.


If you are craving something sweet but still want it to be relatively healthy, then check out these companies:

 

Company Name: Protein Bake Shop

Website: http://theproteinbakeshop.com/home.html

Phone: +971 50 181 50 30

Price:
Prices range anywhere from AED 25 to AED 100. There is a minimum order of four items in order to get FREE delivery to your home or office.

Areas Served:
Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Protein Bake Shop was created by celebrity nutritionist, Rashi Chowdhary. She loves what she does, and she has created a great online bakery. You will have access to many creative healthy snacks, such as the Paleo Chocolate Cake or the Pronut cups.


Company Name: Goody Box

Website: http://goodybox.me/

Phone: +971 50 481 59 92

Price:
As low as AED 125 per month for 7-10 snacks monthly on their annual plan.

Areas Served:
Shipping provided within the UAE.

Goody Box is a company focused on providing snacks. If you want to maintain a healthy bodyweight and have great tasting snacks that are good for you, then this is the place to order from. You will be able to choose between four great packages. All of their snacks are free from GMO’s, artificial colors, sweeteners, and refined sugar. They will also customize all of your orders to meet your dietary needs. For every box that you purchase, you are donating a meal to feed a hungry child through the United Nations World Food Program.


Can’t decide whether to dine-in or get delivery? Checkout this amazing subscription service that gives you discounts to a range of great health and fitness eateries – including some of the services in this article:

 

Company Name: NoviPlus

Website: www.noviplus.ae/value_directory/healthy_eating

Phone: +971 4 553 25 41

Price:
Noviplus Membership Rates - 3months (AED125), 6months (AED205) and 12months (AED325).

Areas Served:
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Rest of UAE

Noviplus is a lifestyle membership that makes healthy living more affordable in the UAE. Members can benefit from ongoing, exclusive and instant savings at over 150 top-quality health, fitness and wellness locations around town. From healthy cafes to sports retailers and fitness studios to health-food stores, there truly is something for everyone to enjoy staying healthy for less all year round. Noviplus brings all your favourite health, fitness and wellness brands together under one roof.

Enter the Noviplus contest to win 1 of 3 yearly memberships to NoviPlus valued at AED 325 each!



Summary:

There are no excuses when it comes to neglecting your health. The next time that you grab a milkshake, or a burger and fries, think twice about the harm that you’re doing to your body. You know, it is true that our body is a temple, so treat it like one. If you find that you’re too busy to cook or get groceries, you can see that we have a lot of healthy alternatives in the UAE for us busy people. These companies are not only convenient, but they provide us with healthy food choices and alternatives. Have you tried one of these services yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Your body will thank you!


 

Author: David Kuch
Author Bio: David Kuch is a Nutrition Souq Fitness Champion Editor. He is a certified personal trainer and has completed a Masters of Business Administration Degree, Specialized in Sport Management. With over 10 years of experience as a personal trainer, both independently and in big box chains, David is experienced in fitness training, healthy habits, wellness, functional fitness, and nutrition.


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