Last week, Polle and I went to JLT for lunch. JLT is located on the other side of the SZR, opposite Dubai Marina and I usually say that JLT is like the Marina without all the yachts and tourists. Instead, there are lots of good and cheap restaurants in the area, and one of our old favorites is Little Erth, which is a cozy little, primarily plant-based, restaurant.
I always get the vegan cheese, which is served with crispy, sumac-spiced pita chips and is perfect to snack on while waiting for the rest of the food. I regret a little that I did not also order a portion of the cheese to take home, as it is a really nice snack that will easily last a couple of days in the fridge.
Polle loves the Spaghetti Marinara with whole grain spaghetti and vegan buckwheat meatballs, so that is what he got. It is quite a large serving, and it is really filling, so I can recommend that, for those of you, who are not sure, whether a plant-based meal would actually fill you up.
For “dessert” I got the 24K latte, which I thought was a new menu item, but which the staff told me has been there since they opened. It is a turmeric latte with almond milk, ginger and cinnamon, and the flavor is rather spicy, but at the same time soft and creamy. The spices leave a sludge at the bottom, so you need to stir before drinking. Super delicious!