You finally made the decision to commit to an active and healthful lifestyle. Just when you’ve figured out a fitness plan that you’re actually sticking to, you’re suddenly stumped for healthy dining and delivery options to maintain that stellar routine.
When your friends ask you to join them for dinner, will you break your awesome, new fit routine? Proving that you can go healthy, and make smart food decisions a part of your lifestyle; we give you 10 healthiest eats in Kuwait! Here’s how you can indulge, sans the guilt!
1. Nutri Kw
We love that more healthy eateries are popping up in K-Town. If you’re meeting a friend in the city, then why not head to Nutri Kw located in Dar Al-Awadhi? Their Instagram account will help you become more conscious about your food choices, as they aptly provide amazing healthy dining tips, and they will answer any question you might have about what goes into each and every meal that they prepare. From guilt-free pasta, squash noodles and cheese-free blueberry cheesecakes, you will surely be spoiled for choice at Nutri Kw.
2. Healthy Feast
While this establishment is still in its soft launch phase, we couldn’t be more excited about this delectable eatery! If you’re looking for a place that convinces your friends that healthy eating is indeed very delicious, then you should take them to Healthy Feast located in the quiet streets of Bneid AlGar. With the promise of using fresh, local, organic ingredients while also providing Gluten-free dining options, your target of living healthy will be easy to achieve, AND maintain.
Call 2241 2437 for more information, and find them on Instagram @Healthy_Feast. Currently open from 2-7 pm. Closed Sundays.
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We were upset when Gia closed down for their big renovation, but the reopening meant for new dishes alongside our favorite classics like their ridiculously addictive Quinoa Avocado Salad. Located in Al-Khaled Complex in Salmiya, the Mediterranean Deli/Café allows you to indulge while still paying attention to what you’re eating. If you wish to bulk up on veggies, their salad selections will fill you up before you think about ordering dessert! If it’s a cheat day, then by all means, order that Crack Cake! They also recently introduced an incredible breakfast menu, so you can still do breakfast and brunch with friends, without giving up on healthy options.
Call 2564 0257 for pick-ups. For more details, find them on Instagram @Giakwt.
What’s not to love about Lebanese cuisine? You can get your protein fix, while still loading up on fresh salads and vegetables. We love Kababji because they truly use the yummiest, and lightest, cuts of beef. If you’re ordering lunch at the office with a group of colleagues, then perhaps you can stay away from the breads and fries, and order a Shish Tawook or Grilled Veal plate that arrives with yummy, and might we add super healthy, hummus! Also, their grilled Kibbeh Sajjiyeh is to die for!
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If you’re a lover of seafood, then Japanese cuisine is the way to go when you want to vary up your weekly menu while sticking to a healthy eating regimen. Japanese cuisine, especially at Sakura, is the lightest and fastest way to go! From delicious sashimi, lighter rolls to rice-less maki rolls, your palate will never be bored at Sakura. If you don’t believe us, check out our past ‘Fit Eats’ feature about Sakura by the one and only Reshmi Revi!
Sakura has 6 locations – located at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Laila Gallery, Holiday Inn Salmiya, Abu Halifa opposite to Alia and Ghalia Towers, the Zone next to Shaab Park and at Mall 360. Serving lunch and dinner daily from 12 noon to 10.30 pm, please contact 2475 7775 for their main reservation line at the Crowne Plaza. Alternatively you can follow them on Instagram @sakurakuwait.
6. Le Pain Quotidien
If you’re looking for a place that serves up the healthiest open sandwiches prepared with incredible sourdough bread, then Le Pain Quotidien should be your location of choice. From incredibly light breakfast options like granola, vegetarian and non-vegetarian omelets, and endless options of toppings for your choice of bread, rest assured that you would not indulge in junk food. If anything, you’re filling your body with incredible ingredients!
PQ is open daily from 7:30 a.m. until midnight. It is located in The Palms Beach Resort & Spa (2563 3684); The Avenues (2495 4631); and Marina Crescent (2224 4942). For more information visit their website at lepainquotidien.ae or follow them on Twitter @LPQAE.
7. The Cheesecake Factory
You think we’re kidding, but we’re REALLY not! You can customize your dishes to your liking at The Cheesecake Factory or order from their SkinnyLicious Menu. So if your friends are in the mood for some sinful tamales and cheesecake, don’t be afraid to join them, but stick to the restaurant’s dedicated SkinnyLicious Menu that is full of salads, appetizers, pizza and amazing main dishes and desserts. Read more about it here in our Fit Eats series by Reshmi Revi.
The Cheesecake Factory is located at the Grand Avenue and Arabella. Call 2228 3064 for more information, and follow them on Instagram @TheCheesecakeFactoryME.
8. Healthylicious Q8
This is usually our go-to delivery option if we’re in the mood for a proper lettuce wrapped burger and baked sweet potato fries. Besides their signature burger offering, Healthylicious Q8 is dubbed as Kuwait’s hippest ‘Diet’ Restaurant and its menu is plentiful with seafood dishes, Asian renditions, sandwiches, salads and so much more. Also on the menu is an impressive offering of different shakes and smoothies for every fitness routine. Their Instagram account also offers loads of healthy tips, which is always a fantastic way to stay motivated and keep to healthy eating!
Healthylicious Q8 is located in Salmiya (5066 0017) and inside Platinum Gym in Sabah Al Salem (2239 6398). You can also subscribe to a monthly meal menu by calling 2241 7095. For more details, find them on Instagram @Healthyliciousq8.
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9. Urban Café
What’s NOT to love about this little haven in the heart of the city? With plenty of healthy options like the Watermelon and Feta Salad, their quinoa salad options as well as their light sandwiches, dining or ordering from Urban Café is never a disappointing affair. You can read more about fit dining at this establishment right here.
Urban Café is located in the Kirby Broker Building on Ahmed Al Jaber Street in Sharq, Kuwait City. Telephone 2244 4432. Find them on Twitter and Instagram @urbancafekw or you can visit their website: www.urbancafekw.com
From the recent demand within the restaurant industry for healthy and light cuisine, comes the idea for LoFat. Its mission is to raise the standards of health and to explore a new dimension of food catering in Kuwait. It is the place where people can come to eat a light healthy meal in a fun, bright, inspiring place. The menu concentrates on light sandwiches, wraps, sides, and salads. Popular dishes include Unfried Fries (baked in the oven with oregano and rosemary), Grilled steak and bell pepper wrap (lean steak and chargrilled bell peppers finely blended with rocca leaves, red onion and cherry tomato) and LoFat Caesar salad – a LoFat take on a classic. Eat in, take away, or order delivery – there’s no excuse not to eat healthily!