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The best gluten-free desserts in Dubai



Everyone’s talking about gluten these days. If you’re not intolerant to it, the chances are your best friend or significant other is. The protein is found in bread, pasta, cakes, biscuits and even certain sauces. It can make getting your sweet-fix almost impossible, but luckily, all these food complaints have led to a surge in gluten-free products.

Dubai has slowly but surely been stepping up to the plate with its health food, and those following a gluten-free diet now have more options available to them, especially in the dessert department! Here’s our ShortList of gluten-free treats…

Kitsch Counter
What: Muffins
The range of tasty gluten-free muffins includes flavours such as banana and almond or carrot.
Where: Jumeirah Beach Road in Umm Suqueim or Marble Walk at DIFC.

Sweet Connection, The Gluten Free Kitchen
What: Sweet loafs, muffins and cookies.
This company’s foods are completely wheat and gluten free. They even offer desserts that contain no diary, eggs, sugar, nut or soy. Choose from their savoury and sweet loafs, muffins and cookies. Visit one of their branches or order online.
Where: Mercato Mall, Madinat Jumeirah, DIFC or online.
Details: 04 8800 656,

The Protein Bakeshop
What: Cookies, muffins, cake slices and more.
Created by Dubai-based nutritionist, Rashi Chowdhary, this place offers gluten, lactose and sugar free desserts infused with protein. Choose from almond cookies, chia and flaxseed slices, peanut bites and many more. Order online and have a selection of desserts delivered anywhere in Dubai.
Where: Online or at Choithram stores in Umm Suquiem, Al Safa, DIFC, The Lakes or The Greens.
Details: 05 0181 5030,

Skinny Genie
What: Cookies, muffins, cakes, compotes.
Dedicated to baking healthy alternatives, gluten-free style, Skinny Genie also avoid refined sugar by using Agave syrup. Choose from their date and sesame seed cookies, as well as muffins and low-fat apple compote cheesecake.
Where: Online and products sold at Dubai cafés including Caffé Nero, RAW, Caribou Coffee and more.
Details: 04 338 8898,

Gluten-Free Supermarket
What: Donuts, pancakes, muffins, cakes, biscuits and more.
This online store is dedicated to providing everything you need for a gluten-free lifestyle. They offer an extensive range of desserts, including pancakes, caramel donuts, and blackberry apple crumble. Order online and have your goods delivered to anywhere in the Emirates or pick them up from their Business Bay office.
Where: Online
Details: 0501154045,

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