#StayHome | The Huntr’s Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

We find ourselves in unprecedented times thanks to Covid-19 – the infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus that has been mentioned in the media a total of 2.1 billion times and counting. Whole industries are temporarily shutting up shop – quite literally – in a bid to flatten the curve and lessen the casualties and impact of the outbreak. Self isolations, social distancing practices and total lockdown protocols are happening here in the UAE and in countries throughout the world to help squash the pandemic. Folks wearing masks and gloves in the supermarket are now the norm and it feels like every day theres something new to adapt to. These are challenging times to say the least…

Your friends at The Huntr will continue to think of ways that we can support both you – our community of curious foodies and explorers – and the homegrown businesses, cafes, restaurants and other concepts that we love. Today we are shifting our focus to home deliveries. Shelving our usual programming encouraging people to get out and about and explore the city, and instead encouraging you to stay home, only leaving when absolutely necessary, and support the country’s best homegrown concepts from the comfort of your couch.

As detailed in our recent plea to food delivery aggregators to reduce the fees they demand of their restaurant partners during these uncertain and challenging times – with this guide we are turning the spotlight onto the local homegrown concepts that offer direct delivery (or are using platforms that have waived fees in light of the Covid-19 situation) because it is the only way to guarantee that they get 100% of the sales – something that they need now more than ever. However, if your favourite homegrown concept is only available via a food delivery aggregator/app – please support them there too. 

So, sit back and get cosy and join us as we present The Huntr’s Ultimate Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai in partnership with Proudly from Dubai – a Brand Dubai initiative. For your convenience, we have divided the guide between ‘Cafes and Restaurants‘, and ‘Other Cool Things‘ and specified where places are delivering and how, as well as what they are good for and any Huntr insider tips where applicable. Everything is listed in alphabetical order and please note that we will be working to keep this updated with new additions and any amendments as the weeks unfold. Enjoy…

#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

CAFES AND RESTAURANTS


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

21 Grams, Umm Suqeim

Delivering to: City-wide in Dubai every day from 10am until 10pm.

Good for: Balkan comfort food and the best burek in the city.

How to order: Order for home delivery or vehicle pick-up by calling or whatsapping 050 841 50 21.

Insider tips: Place your order 3 hours in advance where possible to avoid disappointment and view the menu on the ‘Delivery’ story archive on the 21 Grams Instagram page here.

Read The Huntr’s full 21 Grams review and see all of the pictures here


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

3Fils, Jumeirah 1

Delivering to: Jumeirah, Downtown, Business Bay, Al Quoz, DIFC and surrounding areas.

Good for: Japanese and Asian Fusion. Epic sushi.

How to order: Online here. Monday to Saturday, 12noon until 11pm.

Insider tips: Pick-up also available. There is a changing weekly specials menu available also.

Read The Huntr’s full 3Fils review and see all of the pictures here


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Al Fanar, Various Locations

Delivering to: Various locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Al Ain

Good for: Authentic Emirati fare and seafood. Noteworthy paratha wraps.

How to order: Online here (various timings for different locations) or call 600 524 647.

Insider tips: Pick-up also available at Al Seef, Al Barsha Pond Park, RAK, Al Ain and Majaz Waterfront branches. 15% off your first 3 orders with the code AFR15.

Read The Huntr’s full Al Fanar (Barsha Pond Park) review and see all of the pictures here


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Bagel Yard, Al Safa

Delivering to: Almost everywhere between the Marina and Downtown.

Good for: Hand-rolled, wood-fired bagels – filled or to toast at home.

How to order: Online here everyday from 8am until 5.30pm.

Insider tips: 30% off your first order online.

Read The Huntr’s full Bagel Yard review and see all of the pictures here


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Bait Maryam, JLT

Delivering to: Barsha and New Dubai Area via the website and throughout the city via the Bait Maryam app.

Good for: Comforting and delicious Arabic fare.

How to order: Online here or call 04 241 8447 or use the app. Daily from 10am until 9.30pm.

Insider tips: Download the Bait Maryam app here. There is also an online loyalty scheme for repeat orders (see here).

Read The Huntr’s full Bait Maryam review and see all of the pictures here


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Bombay Bungalow, JBR

Delivering to: New Dubai Area, Jumeirah, Barsha, Tecom Area and Jebel Ali.

Good for: Modern Indian cuisine with a twist. The best burrata butter chicken.

How to order: Online here or call 800 692 8779, daily from 12noon until 11.30pm.

Insider tips: 20% off your first order online.

Read The Huntr’s full Bombay Bungalow review and see all of the pictures here


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Daikan Ramen, JLT

Delivering to: New Dubai Area and Tecom Area.

Good for: Delicious ramen and Japanese/Asian appetisers.

How to order: Online here. Daily from 11.30am to 10.30pm.

Read The Huntr’s full Daikan review and see all of the pictures here


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Farmers Coffee, Al Khawaneej

Delivering to: Mirdif Area and Outer Dubai.

Good for: Organic specialty coffee beans, snacks and brewing equipment.

How to order: Call or Whatsapp 052 484 8468.

Insider tips: For your safety every package and the contents are fully sanitized and disinfected.

Read The Huntr’s full Farmers Coffee review and see all of the pictures here


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Fuchsia Urban Thai, Tecom and Business Bay

Delivering to: Various locations throughout Dubai.

Good for: Healthy and delicious Thai and Asian food made from scratch.

How to order: Online here from 12noon until late depending on location.

Insider tips: Free delivery and contactless delivery available.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Hapi, Al Khazzan Park and Dubai Marina

Delivering to: New Dubai Area, The Greens, Jumeirah, DIFC, Business Bay and SZR (up to Safa).

Good for: Healthy eats and one of the city’s best homemade bone broth.

How to order: Online here. 6 days a week (closed Tuesdays) from 8am until 8.45pm.

Insider tips: From April 1st Hapi plans to deliver 7 days a week.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

High Joint, Al Safa

Delivering to: All over Dubai.

Good for: Cheat-day-worthy burgers and fries.

How to order: Online here. From 12noon until 12midnight.

Read The Huntr’s full High Joint review and see all of the pictures here


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Home Bakery, Various Locations

Delivering to: Various locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Good for: Desserts, specialty coffee, bakes and breakfast dishes.

How to order: Call 04 3444 462 for Dubai and 02 4466 511 for Abu Dhabi.

Read The Huntr’s full Home Bakery review and see all of the pictures here


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Lime Tree Cafe, Al Quoz

Delivering to: Various locations in Dubai.

Good for: Cafe fare and cakes.

How to order: Online here daily from 8am until 6pm.

Insider tip: Lime Tree’s carrot cake has a cult following.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Maiz Tacos, JLT

Delivering to: New Dubai Area and Tecom Area.

Good for: Made-from-scratch Mexican dishes with no additives or nasties.

How to order: Call them on 04 514 4712 or whatsapp 050 151 7665.

Insider tip: Minimum order of 100AED applies.

Read The Huntr’s full Maiz Tacos review and see all of the pictures here


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Mama’esh, Various Locations

Delivering to: Various locations across Dubai.

Good for: One of the best Palestinian dining experiences in the UAE.

How to order: Whatsapp 052 919 9796 or call 600 548287 daily from 7am until 1am.

Insider tip: Mama’esh are currently offering 25% off of all deliveries. View the menu here.

Read The Huntr’s full Mama’esh (Al Manara) review and see all of the pictures here


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Maria Bonita, Umm Suqeim and Sustainable City

Delivering to: Various locations across Dubai.

Good for: Authentic Mexican food.

How to order: Call Umm Suqeim branch on 04 395 5576 or Sustainable City on 04 263 8029. Available daily from 1pm until 10pm.

Insider tip: Discounts are offered over phone orders. View the menu online here.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Memsaab Curry & Tandoor, JLT and Healthcare City

Delivering to: Various locations across Dubai.

Good for: Reasonably priced Mughlai and Indian food with plenty of vegetarian-friendly dishes.

How to order: Online here. Daily 11am until 11.30pm.

Insider tip: 25% off online deliveries with the promo code MEMSAAB25.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Myocum, Al Safa

Delivering to: Jumeirah, Al Safa, WTC Area, Umm Suqeim, Downtown Dubai and surrounding areas.

Good for: Aussie cafe fare, wholesome nutritious dishes.

How to order: Online here. Daily 8am until 3.30pm.

Read The Huntr’s full Myocum review and see all of the pictures here


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Nightjar Coffee Roasters, Al Quoz

Delivering to: Various locations across Dubai.

Good for: Specialty coffee (including beans) and casual but delicious eats.

How to order: Whatsapp 050 365 1120 daily from 12noon until 9pm.

Insider tips: Also offering sweet treats from their friends at Roseleaf Cafe. View the full menu here.

Read The Huntr’s full Nightjar Coffee review and see all of the pictures here


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Pinza, Various Locations

Delivering to: Various locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Good for: Delicious pizza with a healthier 80% water and 20% flour dough.

How to order: Online here daily. Timings differ according to location.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Pitfire Pizza, JLT

Delivering to: New Dubai Area, Tecom Area and Barsha.

Good for: One of Dubai’s best delivery pizzas with a New York meets Neapolitan approach.

How to order: Online here or call 800 748 3473.

Insider tip: 20% off your first order online.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Poke & Co, DIFC, JLT, Motor City and Abu Dhabi

Delivering to: Various locations across Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Good for: Healthy poke bowls, açai bowls, cold-pressed juices and healthy desserts. Vegan and vegetarian-friendly.

How to order: Online here daily from 8am until 11.45pm in Dubai and 9am until 11.45pm in Abu Dhabi.

Insider tip: Currently offering 25% off first online orders.

Read The Huntr’s full Poke & Co (DIFC) review and see all of the pictures here


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Roseleaf, Al Quoz

Delivering to: Various locations across Dubai.

Good for: Cafe fare, Nightjar Roastery-powered specialty coffee and homemade cakes.

How to order: Whatsapp 050 571 1944 daily from 9am until 6pm.

Insider tip: You can also opt for a curbside pickup either by calling 04 399 1662 or whatsapping the number above.

Read The Huntr’s full Roseleaf review and see all of the pictures here


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Society, Jumeirah 1

Delivering to: Various locations across Dubai.

Good for: Cafe fare for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Specialty coffee and sweets and bakes.

How to order: Whatsapp 050 217 0096 daily from 10am until 8pm.

Insider tip: Society is also offering 15% off takeaway and pickup orders.

Read The Huntr’s full Society review and see all of the pictures here


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Streetery Food Hall by ZEN, JLT

Delivering to: Various locations across Dubai.

Good for: A plethora of Asian cuisines including Thai, Chinese, Dim Sum, Hong Kong cart noodles, Malay curries, and Singaporean delicacies.

How to order: Online here daily from 11am to 10.45pm.

Read The Huntr’s full Streetery review and see all of the pictures here


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Sticky Rice, JVC

Delivering to: Various locations across Dubai.

Good for: Authentic Thai food with a whole lot of love and soul.

How to order: Online here daily from 2pm until 10pm.

Insider tip: Owing to its small size, Sticky Rice will hold orders once the kitchen reaches capacity before resuming them again.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Yamanote Atelier, Various Locations

Delivering to: Various locations throughout the UAE

Good for: Freshly baked sweet and savoury treats including croissants, pastries, Japanese sweets and buns, and more.

How to order: Online here or Whatsapp 052 1275 210.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Vietnamese Foodies, JLT and Downtown Dubai

Delivering to: Various locations across Dubai.

Good for: Authentic Vietnamese food that is naturally healthy and delicious.

How to order: Online here daily from 11.30am until 10pm.

Insider tip: 20% off online orders with the code pho20. If you are outside of the delivery area call 04 565 6088 and Vietnamese Foodies will do their best to deliver to you.

Read The Huntr’s full Vietnamese Foodies (Downtown) review and see all of the pictures here


OTHER COOL THINGS


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Sxill Lab’s DIY Box

Dubai-born training company Sxill Lab focusses on experimental and vocational workshops with the aim of making you more independent. They have recently launched ‘Sxill In A Box’ and the first edition features a modular table. All you need is a drill and everything else you need comes in the box.

Delivering to: Throughout the UAE.

How to order: DMs through the @sxilllab Instagram.

Insider tip: The modular table box is priced at 525AED and includes VAT and delivery. Sxill will be releasing new limited-edition boxes in the coming weeks and months.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Mélange Dubai’s Quarantine Cakes

Small batch homegrown bakery Mélange Dubai has created a series of limited-edition cakes inspired by San Francisco-based ‘Butter&’ and their iconic quarantine cake creations. Here in Dubai, the mini concrete quarantine cake by Mélange come in two options – ‘Stay Home’ or ‘Habibi Wash Your Hands’. Done in a deliciously decadent chocolate salted caramel flavour, the 1.5kg cake is perfect for up to 6 people and will stay fresh in the fridge for up to a week.

Delivering to: Throughout Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

How to order: Online here

Insider tip: The cakes are already flying off of the proverbial shelves so make an order quick and as in advance as possible.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Rise & Dawn Bakehouse

Delivering to: Throughout Dubai.

Good for: Artisanal sourdough, pastries, limited-edition bakes.

How to order: Online here.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Myocum’s Immunity Box

Delivering to: Various locations around Dubai.

Good for: Boosting immunity and sending to loved ones for a “thinking of you” quarantine gift. The box includes a variety of delicious and healthy treats including lemon and turmeric energy balls, comforting soup and tea and an immunity boosting cold-pressed juice.

How to order: Call or whatsapp 054 530 5905.

Insider tip: Place your orders 12 hours in advance. The box is priced at 130AED.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Oka Ceramics Home Kit

Delivering to: Throughout the UAE.

Good for: Creatives in need of a new project. Anyone (all ages) who has wanted to try their hand at ceramics.

How to order: Whatsapp Oka Ceramics founder Mitra on 052 398 1430 at least 12 hours in advance.

Insider tip: The kit contains clay, wild flowers, a tool kit and pattern and is priced at 245AED.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Mirzam Chocolate’s Direct to Your Door

Delivering to: Throughout the UAE.

Good for: The country’s best bean-to-bar chocolate bars, gift hampers, truffle trays, gift boxes, quarantine cookie boxes and ‘heat at home’ chocolate fondants in partnership with Canvas Gelato.

How to order: Whatsapp 050 724 2411 or online here.

Insider tip: 15% off online orders with discount code STAYSAFE.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Salt’s BBQ Box

Delivering to: Various locations across Dubai.

Good for: Burger cravings and quarantining in style with your house buddies over one of Dubai’s best sliders.

How to order: Online here daily from 12.15 until 11.45pm.

Insider tip: Allocate 2 sliders per person if moderately hungry and up to 4 per person if extra hungry. Priced at 210AED for the 10 slider box and 375AED for the 20 slider box.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Yummy Bake’s Cookie Decorating Kit

Delivering to: UAE wide delivery available.

Good for: Keeping the little ones occupied.

How to order: Whatsapp 050 4922 240.

Insider tip: Refrigerate the icing within 2 hours if you aren’t going to use immediately. Priced at 50AED for 3 cookies and 195AED for 12 cookies. You can select a theme for the boxes based on animals, movies, names and hobbies – contact Yummy Bakes for more info.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Raw Coffee’s Online Specialty Coffee Store

Delivering to: UAE wide delivery available on designated days.

Good for: Specialty coffee fans who miss specialty coffee shops. Coffee connoisseurs.

How to order: Online here

Insider tip: Raw Coffee also offer a coffee subscription service. Brewing and espresso equipment is also available on the site.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

House of Pops Direct Delivery

Delivering to: Various locations across Dubai.

Good for: A cold ice lolly on a summery day – without any nasties like refined sugars or additives. Vegans.

How to order: Online here daily from 1pm to 10.15pm.

Insider tip: 20% off your first online order. Send a Happiness Box (box of 10) to a friend to cheer them up.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Birch Cafe’s Quarantine Bread Delivery Program

Delivering to: On Sundays to Arabian Ranches 1 & 2. On Mondays to Umm Suqeim 1, 2 and 3.

Good for: Superior fresh bread baked without additives and using speciality flours.

How to order: Email hello@birchcafe.com with your contact details and address. Cut off for Arabian Ranches orders is Friday at 6pm. Cut off for Umm Suqeim orders is Saturday at 6pm.

Insider tip: If there is enough demand, Birch will extend their delivery zones and times. Check the @birch.cafe Instagram profile for information and menus.


#StayHome | The Huntr's Essential Guide to the Best Homegrown Home Deliveries in Dubai

Al Zahra Organic Oils & Nut Butters

Delivering to: Various locations throughout Dubai.

Good for: Pure organic oils and nut butters.

How to order: Whatsapp 052 645 6919.