Organic is the new black now. People, being so concerned about health, now go for organic foods for all their needs. With the demand for organic produces being so high, farmers too have changed their way of farming, so as to meet this increasing need.
So what are organic foods? Organic foods are those which are healthy to eat and produced by following an organic farming technique, quite different to that of the conventional technique. The conventional farming techniques use chemical fertilizers, chemical pesticides and the likes to protect the crops and keep it healthy. These chemicals would get trapped inside the produce which would then enter our system when we consume the vegetable.
The organic farming technique doesn’t make use of the chemical fertilizers or pesticides or anything of the kind. This helps the produces to provide their true nutritional value to all those who consume it. Organic farming methods are also beneficial for the soil and for the farmers too. Organic produces are a fresh and healthy choice over the conventionally farmed produces.
With the need for organic produces on a high in Dubai, many places have come forward to cater to the needs of the people. Among them some stand out from the rest. So, let us now take a look at the best places in Dubai for purchasing organic food:
1. Organic Foods and Cafe
The name says it all. The Organic Foods and Cafe is the most popular shop for organic foods. This is a family run business and they have a host of organic supermarkets and cafes under its umbrella, a total of 5 in Duabi alone. The Organic Foods and Cafe opened its first shop in Satwa, Dubai, in 2004 and hasn’t looked back since. Presently, they supply “over 10,000 hormone and chemical free products direct from family run farms throughout the world.” the greatest highlight of this shop is that they “do not buy from the open market, nor from traders. We have a selection of handpicked farmers whom we have personally visited”. This makes it one of th best shops to buy organic foods from.
Location: P.O. Box 49337, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Timings: 7:45 AM to 10:30 PM is the shop timing. The cafe timings are, 7:45 AM to 9:00 PM (Sunday to Thursday) and 8.00 AM to 10.00 PM (Friday and Saturday).
Spinneys is one of the leading supermarket chains in UAE. This is also the place people would visit to purchase for their home needs. The best thing about Spinneys is that the shoppers can find one of the finest collections of organic fruits and vegetables. To make sure that the people in Dubai are able to purchase organic food, Spinneys has partnered with and also supports local farmers in UAE. This helps them provide its customers with fresh and healthy produces. The good hygiene practices that they practice in-store goes a long way into keeping the produces safe to eat.
Location: Spinneys has its supermarkets scattered in different parts of Dubai
Timings: Varies with each location.
3. Ripe Organic Market
It has not been very long since Ripe, an organic store, had started its business in UAE. But, thanks to the quality of the fruits and vegetables they provided consumers with, Ripe has grown on to become one of the most trusted names when it comes to organic produces. Ripe has identified farmers who practice organic farming techniques and source produces from them. In short, “Ripe Organic is the best place to shop for local organic fruit and vegetables hand-picked daily from UAE farms.” Apart from visiting the store, a customer can book their produces online and get it delivered the same day itself.
Location: 8 A Street,Al Manara Street, Near Al Manar Mosque, Near Al Wasl Street, Dubai.
Timings: 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM (Sunday to Thursday), 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM (Friday and Saturday)
4. Farm Box Organic Shop
How about sitting at home, picking up the vegetables you require, according to your diet plan, and get it delivered right at your doorstep? If this sounds great and too good to be true, it is time that you came to know about Farm Box Organic Shop. This is an online marketplace where you can customize your boxes or order a pre-selected box if it meets your requirements. The business delivers its products all over Dubai and UAE. Prices start from 89 AED per box. There are also no delivery charges.
5. Quality Food Organic Store
Quality Food Organic Store is not a store that simply carries ‘Quality’ in its name, but practices it. This is the best store for anyone planning to purchase organic and safe to eat produces. They have partnered with local and international farmers to make sure that the needs of the customers are met. This online grocery store delivers right at your doorstep the same day itself.
These are some of the best stores from where you can purchase organic produces in Dubai. Always remember that eating good food, along with proper physical activity, keeps you healthy.