Last Saturday, I met with Pia(@expiatriatewife) for brunch at Wild & The Moon, which is one of the few 100% plant-based restaurants in Dubai. I am very interested in vegetarian food these days, and I am seriously considering going meatless at some point in the future. I think it is exciting to see how much has happened within the field of plant-based cooking, and how the boundaries for what is possible to do without meat are being pushed all the time.
Wild & The Moon are particularly known for their juices and their smoothie bowls, but I have had so many smoothie bowls recently that I thought I would try one of their savory dishes instead. Though when I saw the Blue Majik bowl, I changed my mind and decided to have a bowl anyway. Blue Majik is a spirulina extract that is super hot right now, and some people even call Blue Majik the new Açai. Though the reason why I wanted to try the Blue Majik Bowl is that I am one of those who would order food, just because it is blue (maybe it will taste like Smurfs?).
It was a really tasty bowl and it had a lot of crunch from the generous topping of home-made granola. You can’t really see it in the picture, but the smoothie part of the bowl had a nice light blue color. Pia had mushroom tacos that she claimed were tasty and very “meaty”, which I guess is a compliment from someone who says that she could never be without meat.
Wild & The Moon is located in Alserkal Avenue, which is an industrial area in Al Quoz that has become a super trendy hangout for the creative souls in Dubai. It is one of those places that I always tell myself I should visit more often, but the location is a bit off, so I also know that I probably won’t. Anyway, if you are in Dubai and want to see what is happening within the very forefront of contemporary art and culture, you have to visit Alserkal Avenue. There are several galleries within the area, and also pop-up stores and workshops you can attend, as well as Blue Majik bowls you can eat.