Recently opened, Foodshed serves vegan-friendly wholesome food to its guests. We arrive this evening to a warm welcome from the team. First impressions, the team are happy and keen to showcase what Foodshed has to offer.
The interior mainly consists of wood and neutral tones, apart from the black and white flooring which gives it a modern edge. However, this evening the air conditioning is turned up just a bit too cold for our liking, so we opt to dine outdoors on the terrace.
The focus at Foodshed is wholesome, which is clearly seen in the menu, with dishes ranging from healthy breakfast options such as Vegan Pancakes, Free Range Eggs to lunch options like the Ultimate Veggie Burger. If you are vegan or conscious about eating well, Foodshed is definitely a place you need to visit.
As it’s the evening we are dining from the lunch/dinner menu. To begin we share the Burrata Salad, locally made the creamy Burrata is served with fresh Tomatoes, Basil Pesto and a Balsamic Glaze. The Burrata is amazing and would rival that of many fine dining restaurants in the city.
For our mains I opt for the Fish and Chips, battered local Hammour served with Homemade Fries, Minty Mushy Peas and Tartar Sauce. This dish sadly disappoints, as I was expecting the batter to be crispier and the Hammour just didn’t work. Other fish options would be better suited like Cod or Haddock.
My dining companions however thoroughly enjoy their mains. The Chicken Burger, Grilled Fried Chicken Breast with Cilantro Aioli served with Homemade Fries is scrumptious. The star of the show is the Chickpea Vegan Curry, Chickpea Curry topped with Red Onion served with a choice of Rice or Chapatti. The Chickpea Curry tastes delicious and has just the right amount of spice. This portion is more than generous and even though we do our best to enjoy it with the warm Chapatti bread we only manage to get half way through. We enjoy this dish so much we would return for it alone.
For dessert we opt for the Cheesecake Brownie and the Carrot Cake. The Cheesecake Brownie offers a multitude of flavors from the creamy Cheesecake to the deep rich texture of the Chocolate Brownie. The Carrot Cake is sweet and moist, full of vibrant orange flaked carrots and toasted nuts, covered in cream cheese icing.
With Foodshed having recently opened they do have a few small teething issues, like the restaurants temperature to work on. However, the concept is what the city needs with vegan diners on the rise and options remaining limited Foodshed aims to cater to this growing market segment. If the team can iron out their teething issues and do so quickly, they stand to become a big hit with the community.
Burrata Salad AED 65
Fish and Chips AED 70
Chicken Burger AED 50
Chickpea Curry AED 45
Cheesecake Brownie AED 25
Foodshed, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, 02 671 1113