High-spirited and happening Dubai has unfortunately been notorious for also rating rather high in the list of obese/unhealthy cities. You got to blame it on the amazing food that is available here at such reasonable prices and so it is not too difficult for those diets to take a backseat in here. But with so much focus now on health and fitness, there has been a new wave in the city now to welcome a healthy lifestyle and opening of healthy food chains like KAUAI are thus received with open arms.
Ladies and gentleman, yes … the renowned South African chain known for its healthy but delicious food and smoothies is right here in the Sheikhland now and it was my pleasure to be a part of the fun launch event that took place on the 14th April 2014.
I particularly loved their smoothies – there was one with dates and one with blueberries.
Also Kauai overlooks the scenic marina, so ensure yourself a healthy meal with a view when you hit this place.
So, all you Sheikhlanders out there, this place looks really promosing is totally worth a visit.
I came back home feeling all refreshed and in the island spirit after the fun event, great food and awesome company.
Leaving you with the press release –
KAUAI, an authentic South African healthy food chain, has opened doors in Dubai, bringing its fresh mouth-watering recipes to the city’s calorie-conscious food-lovers. A food concept inspired by fresh and delicious fruits from the picturesque island of Kauai, the trendy food brand indulges the taste-buds without compromising on quality or diet.
Located at Park Island promenade in Dubai Marina, this is the first outlet of the 137-unit strong brand outside of South Africa. Bursting with the cheery ‘Aloha Spirit’ of the island of Kauai, the popular restaurant chain is one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets.
Staying true to its ‘tasty food, healthy life’ philosophy, KAUAI offers an extensive menu of healthy food and beverage offerings for all preferences – Tasty, Healthy, No Trans Fat, Vegan options, Wraps and Smoothies. The menu includes healthy sandwiches, wraps and delicious salads to the finest freshly squeezed juices and a wide variety of refreshing smoothies.
KAUAI UAE is franchised by Alisha Moopen, Director of Strategy at ASTER DM Healthcare, and assisted by Ribbon Consulting, who has been appointed as the Operating Partner for the KAUAI franchise. Geli Briolas, Chief Global Development Officer, KAUAI, said: “We appointed a master franchisee who we believe will do justice to representing our brand across the Middle East. They have a well-structured organization with excellent expertise pertaining specifically to the food and beverage industry.”
Commenting on the opening of KAUAI, Alisha Moopen, said: “As a city that is becoming increasingly health-conscious, and is at the same time high-spirited, KAUAI’s fresh recipes offer the right mix of healthy and tasty to Dubai. The brand is born from a vision of living healthy, and relishing the flavours of life. It is sure to spread its ‘Aloha Spirit’ to the UAE as well.”
“We want to show that healthy and convenient food can also taste great, making KAUAI a win-win option for today’s health conscious and on-the-go consumer,” she added.
The extensive menu has dishes to suit every palate. All meals are freshly made to order ensuring ingredients do not lose their flavor and goodness, keeping them just as nature intended. None of the dishes contain trans fats, and the kitchen is a strict ‘No fry zone’; the oiliest item in the kitchen is an avocado!
The varied menu caters to all, including vegetarian and vegan preferences, whilst the ever popular Peanut Butter Bomb protein smoothie contains the highest quality Muscle Works® whey protein.
KAUAI is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. The restaurant is located (next to the mosque construction on the promenade side) at Park Island in Dubai Marina. There is customer parking available.About KAUAI – The Island Story
On the island paradise of KAUAI, three Californian college friends discovered the succulent fruits of this veritable Garden of Eden. They feasted on these abundant fruits that grew all around them, and a dream was born that they would share this tastier, healthier way of life with the world.
The KAUAI Juice Bar soon became a thriving island style business, initially started with only one juicer. They began supplying major hotels, restaurants and health food stores. After a trip to Cape Town, these three friends realized the possibilities in South Africa, and opened up their first KAUAI store in 1996 in the Mother City.
As one of the leading promoters for healthy dining, KAUAI continues to evolve and introduce new concepts to extend their appeal to a wider audience. KAUAI stores now come in various formats, including the Full Concept stores, the Good to Go stores, KAUAI In Motion and Kauai@School.
Until we speak next,