Masdar City, Abu Dhabi is powered by solar energy and renewable energy whose mandate is to help the sustainable clean-tech industry. Every element of this colony is to lead the current generation towards sustainability and clean technologies which will help future generation to thrive to maintain their vision and healthy life. One of the elements in Masdar city is F&B industry; each shop and eatery in the town promotes healthy habits of eating by adopting the traditional ways which are lost somewhere in the dominating junk food and soft drinks trends. Organic and locally grown vegetables and fruits are fundamental elements of healthy eating. Ideally, what farmers grow in the farm devoid of fertilisers and chemicals is natural and healthy for humans. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) based food is engulfing the F&B industry at thunderbolt speed due to rising population and demand for food; supply and demand have to be maintained right. However, GMO-based, devoid of freshness and energy, and junk food cannot nourish the lives; though there are debates over GMO-based food amongst scientist and scholars about its nutritive value. Also, proper education and awareness about dietary preferences are essential in choosing the right food for the body; e.g. choice of low sugar, low fat, and dairy-free diet for long-lasting benefits of food. The human body is mainly engineered to consume vegan and vegetarian food, but unconscious lifestyle and uncontrolled trends have created many diseases and disorders for Humans. The Healthy Shop, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi has come with the traditional and sustainable concept of Gluten-free and GMO-free diet, which makes it Healthy and Organic eatery. Fresh vegetables and fruits fetched from least food-miles, GMO-free meat, gluten-free ingredients, and organic coffee to support the farmers and local agriculture of various countries conceptualises ‘The Healthy Shop’. Based on the taste, health, and wellness, The Healthy Shop comprises of gratifying food with numerous health benefits that make you feel agile.
The Power Bowls are loaded with organic quinoa, Arabian gulf Salmon fish, and GMO-free meat; The Hippie Power Bowl consists of Halloumi Cheese, Quinoa, and fresh organic vegetables with Cranberry Vinaigrette Dressing. The gratification of halloumi cheese and texture of quinoa and vegetables makes The Hippie Power Bowl a perfect appetiser. Poke is diced raw fish served either as an appetiser or as a main course and is one of the main dishes of Native Hawaiian cuisine. The world has customised Poke in various forms to suit their palate; Japanese and other Asian cuisines influence the Traditional poke seasonings, and these include soy sauce, green onions, and sesame oil. An amalgamation of satiating rice, and teriyaki chicken, avocado’s nutrients and creaminess, the sweetness of sweetcorn, and juices of fresh vegetables make the Teriyaki Chicken Poke Bowl a complete meal.
Spanish rice or quinoa-based bowls with salsa verde or salsa Roja are variations to classical Burrito. Instead of the wrap, the stuffing is served as Burrito Bowl. Vegetarian Burrito Bowl is an excellent choice for the variating Burritos.
Dating back to the 18th century, Tacos have jumped from the Mexican silver mines to fast food staple. The word “taco” referred to the little charges gold miners would use to excavate the ore in Mexico during the 18th Century. These were pieces of paper that they would wrap around gunpowder and insert into the holes they carved in the rock face. When you think about it, a chicken taquito with a good hot sauce is a lot like a stick of dynamite.
Moreover, one of the primary types of tacos described is called tacos de minero—miner’s tacos. Today, varieties of Tacos are served in eateries across the World. Vegetarian Tacos in The Healthy Shop is such a variety of Taco with healthy filling. Three soft shell tacos filled with fajita mixed peppers, pinto beans, cheddar cheese, lettuce, sweet corn, and garnished with Pico de Gallo & sour cream produces Vegetarian Tacos. Proper preparation, which is recommended for those who are seeking twist in Mexican Food. Another Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla rolled around a savoury filling – Burrito has gained the popularity in recent times. Chicken Burrito served by The Healthy Shop is decent preparation and recommended to those who seek change in Mexican food.
Raw Coffee Company, Dubai is a supplier of coffee beans to The Healthy Shop. The Healthy Shop promotes locally grown, and organic produce; the Arabica coffee beans in this shop are fetched from source (Raw Coffee Company) that supports the farmers and their family. Since coffee is not just about beans but carefulness to roast them, the speciality coffee in The Healthy Shop makes a clear difference. With two different blends – Working and Nude, The Healthy Shop serves two different tastes of Coffee. The Cold brew – Caramel Latte is a product of Working Blend which is characterised by a honey-like sweetness and vibrant acidity. With caramel and almond milk, Caramel Latte tastes gratifying. A nude blend of Raw Coffee is sharp and vibrant in flavour; Dark Chocolate shake is cold-brew prepared with an espresso of nude blend with a slice of Dark chocolate and almond milk is highly recommended to experience the organic taste of the coffee. There are numerous drinks available in The Healthy Shop to taste, but the two – Caramel Latte and Dark Chocolate shake represents the flavour of Nude and Working blends of coffee correctly.
There are varieties of goodies, fresh juices, and keto muffins available in The Healthy Shop to tickle your sweet bone. Kunafa Cheesecake and Red Velvet Lotus Cake in the shop are reasons for health-freaks to follow cheat day.
Visit The Healthy Shop in Masdar City to experience the organic and delectable life in Abu Dhabi.
Average Cost: AED 180 for two people (approx.)
Location: Retail 101, Siemens Building, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi
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