From culture-packed cafes to grab-and-go dining and plant-powered cuisine, the eateries at Expo 2020 Dubai’s three signature pavilions, Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, will give visitors a delicious taste of its subthemes.
Terra, the Sustainability Pavilion, is home to a number of plant-based eateries, such as Floozie Cookie, serving up 100-percent vegan cookies, baked onsite daily and bursting with a variety of plant-powered sauces, such as date caramel, speculoos cream, and dark chocolate ganache.
At Terra, diners will also find Veg’d, an all-day vegan restaurant by celebrity plant-based chef Matthew Kenney. With a vision to create beautiful, sustainable and nutritious plant-based dishes, Kenney employs innovative techniques and creative thinking to prepare minimally processed meals that are vibrant and wholesome.
XYST, on Terra’s first floor, showcases Kenney’s plant-based approach to Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, using artistic license to create vibrant, playful adaptations of traditional cultural dishes, while Mudrá is a beautiful rooftop bar, featuring DJs, an exciting cocktail menu and plant-based cuisine, with amazing views over the Expo site.
Meanwhile, Mission Possible at the Opportunity Pavilion focuses on taste education and interaction between food producers. In line with the subtheme of Opportunity’s message to unlock the potential within individuals and communities, Canvas by Coffee Culture, co-founded by Stephan Bhoyroo and Abdulla Ibrahim Suhail, is an Emirati coffee roastery designed to welcome Dubai’s ever-evolving creative community who seek a space in which to work, meet, design and create. The bespoke coffee/co-working space is filled with a cultural program to enrich the experience of community members, in minimalist industrial surroundings.