The Raw Place, a neighbour to Central Souk's popular Shakespeare & Co., is a hidden gem for fruit and vegetable lovers. The organic plant-based food shop specializes in cold-pressed juices and detox programs, and is the perfect stop for anyone looking for ingredients beyond soya milk at the Convenience Store.
When you enter, staff will greet you with smiles and friendly recognition if you’ve already visited. If you haven’t, be ready to taste test almost everything in the store for free.
While the store is small and somewhat pricey, you’ll taste some of the best non-dairy alternatives in Abu Dhabi that just so happen to be 100 percent natural. Clearly, a win-win situation. If you can get one thing from the store, cashew milk would be the way to go.
Other perks of the store are its desserts. From carrot cake to chia pudding to chocolate truffles, The Raw Place has a monopoly on healthy all-natural treats.
The juices and smoothies that appear in abundance are rich and filling, but the cost is often hard to justify, especially with Goodness Me on campus. The 30 AED Piña Colada smoothie is a great compromise since it's both excellent and not much more expensive than a Goodness Me smoothie.
You will also find dairy-free protein powder and specialty food supplements to spice up your everyday meals on Saadiyat.
Address: WTC-Souk, Khalifa Street, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi.
Opening hours: Saturday to Thursday: 07:00AM - 10:30PM Friday: 10:00AM - 10:30PM
Free shuttles to Central Souk depart every day between 7:45 am and 7:30 pm.