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Dubai Food Festival 2015: Beach Canteen announces 10 homegrown restaurant pop ups

Dubai Food Festival 2015 (1)Following immense success in its inaugural 2014 debut, the Dubai Food Festival’s Beach Canteen is returning bigger and better than ever for the Festival’s second edition – with 10 of Dubai’s most-loved homegrown restaurants set to pop up in shipping containers on the beach. Running throughout the full duration of the Festival (6 – 28 February) and consolidated into a single prime location on Kite Beach in Jumeirah, this year’s Beach Canteen will celebrate the emerging scene of independent restaurants and concepts influenced by the diversity of the 200 nationalities that live in Dubai. Through a series of events and activations during the Festival, the Beach Canteen will highlight the breadth and depth of Dubai’s culinary offering, with beach diners set to look forward to Home-grown delights from eateries including Pantry Café, Emirati Cuisine from Mama Tani, Multicultural Dining & Street Food from Moti Roti and various experiences from International Chefs including award-winning Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor (21 February) and the Michelin-starred Jason Atherton (26 – 28 February). With local bands, DJs, unique beach dining experiences and activities for the whole family to enjoy, the Beach Canteen promises to be one of the Dubai Food Festival’s highlights, and a central element to its continuing success.

The Beach Canteen’s 10 pop-up eateries
Chez Sushi
From Salmon and Beef Teriyaki to Rock shrimp creamy chilli tempura, Chez Sushi offers a unique, casual and fun Japanese sushi experience where guests pick the ingredients, garnish, dressing and watch the team roll!

Pantry Café
A neighborhood gourmet café that brings good, belly-warming comfort foods from around the world using the finest and freshest ingredients.

Casa De Tapas
Modelled on the traditional rustic bodega style venues of Madrid and Barcelona, Case De Tapas serves delicious and authentic tapas delicacies.

Spill the Bean
An independent specialty coffee shop focused on single origin coffees and supreme quality blends – all 100% Organic and 100% Fair Trade.Moti Roti
Healthy street food inspired by the Roti, a Pakistani/Indian flatbread, Moti Roti gives curry a facelift by taking out excess oil and spices and turning it into a ‘fast-fresh’ concept.

Kris Kros
A mix of culinary favorites with a fresh, modern touch, KRIS KROS offers delectable dishes evoking the essence of the Americas, Mediterranean and Asia.

New to Dubai, Shawerme brings its expertise in the preparation and presentation of the ‘real Shawarma’; richly flavoured and cooked to perfection.

JJ Chicken
A quick serve restaurant where charcoal chicken is the core item on the menu, offered in various balanced and healthy meals.Rice Creamery
Rice Pudding in every thinkable flavour – from Bananas for Toffee, Coconut Paradise and Mango.

Mama Tani
An Emirati staple, Mama Tani offers Savoury, sweet and bespoke Khameers, sandwiches, sweets and snacks. Notes to Editors

About Dubai Food Festival

Dubai Food Festival is a citywide culinary celebration that showcases the Emirate’s emergence as a gastronomy destination through a 23-day programme of food-related consumer and trade events, activities, promotions and appearances by food celebrities. The Festival promotes the diversity, creativity and multicultural nature of Dubai’s culinary offering – from five-star gourmet dining to everyday restaurants and cafés for all budgets; international brands to a burgeoning scene of home-grown concepts influenced by traditional Emirati cuisine and the flavours of the 200 nationalities that live in Dubai.

Dubai Food Festival is organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM); and is part of a broader strategy to develop a year-round programme of citywide festivals that acts as a major contributor to the ongoing growth of the tourism and retail sectors.

For more information visit or find DFF on social media, using the hashtag #DubaiFoodFest:


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