Dubai's outrageously tasty toasties
1 Bacon, avocado & cheese at Fibber Magee’s
We’ll preface this by apologising for the intruder that is avocado in an otherwise classic toastie, and then take it right back. Because this, from the city’s tiniest Irish bar, is an absolute banger. And you’ll get 20 percent off if you head down for it any day between 8am and 11am. And (and!) it comes with fat chips.
Where: Behind Saeed Tower One, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +971 4 332 2400
2 Bombay Toasty at Mohalla
A serious street sandwich stuffed with potato, slathered in garlic and coriander chutney and topped with a few wedges of crunchy beetroot and cucumber. The double-carb combination is a winner in our eyes, though it’s a bit of a belt-buster and should be ordered with caution. But at AED25, it’s a Barry bargain.
Where: d3, Ras Al Khor Road
Contact: 800 664 2552
3 Chilli-cheese toast at Project Chaiwala
Serial scenester? Say hello to the cheapest on this list. Head to Alserkal for this one. Crispy sourdough filled with mint chutney, tomato sauce, a cheesy blend of Emmental and cheddar, jalapeños and a sprinkle of masala? Yes please. It’d be rude not to wash it down with a hot cup of chai.
Where: Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz
Contact: +971 4 223 1139
4 Ham & Cheese toastie at The Irish Village
Don’t just save this 20-odd-year-old Irish pub for a sunny winter’s afternoon. Head down during summer to watch a spot of sport while you scoff this belter of a butty. All sarnies come with a side salad and chips. Add tomato or onion for AED6.
Where: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Garhoud
Contact: +971 4 282 4750
5 TBK Grilled Cheese from The Boutique Kitchen
This grilled cheese sandwich is so stuffed with gooey goodness that they might as well have asked ‘would you like some bread with that cheddar?’. This one is as simple as it gets – a salty, greasy blend of cheese oozing out of two slices of white bread that have been toasted until golden brown. The grilled cheese sandwich for grilled cheese sandwich-lovers.
Where: Delivery only, from Al Quoz
Contact: +971 4 388 3549