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The Best Pizza in Dubai

Pizza
As a flat out lover/slut for anything carb based, it’s only natural that pizza is one of my favorite eats. Finding the best Pizza in Dubai is complicated because not all pizzas are created equally and not all pizzas can be compared. It makes no sense comparing an Al Reef Bakery to a La Petite Maison (my take on apples and oranges). This led me to create a framework of an all encompassing three Classes and Qualities ofThe Best Pizzas in Dubai. THE C Q BREAKDOWN The Classes
  1. The Gourmet Pizza
  2. The In-Betweener
  3. The Down n Dirty Pizza
Just as a side note – whether it’s a gourmet or a down n dirty pizza its gotta be eaten with your hands.  Whenever people break out their forks and knives for a pizza my eyes can’t help but roll. The Qualities
  1. The Crust
  2. The Sauce
  3. The Toppings
As a second side note – I really, really, really, can’t comprehend chicken on a pizza – there’s a time and place for everything people – chicken on a pizza ain’t one of them.

THE BEST GOURMET PIZZA

Drum Roll Plzzz

Marzano

It’s the type of pizza that’s light and goes really well with a salad and dinner parties.
Crust The crust is exceptionally thin but still soft. One slice takes approximately 0.5 seconds to consume – I like it – ease of consuming is key.
Sauce Is light and pure – the chef held a tomato in his hand, crushed it over the pizza and spread it around to make it look nice. (that’s the picture I have in my mind)
Toppings The freshest of the fresh, chunky and generous. As a mushroom lover my favorite pizza is the Funghi Pizza.
Yes, I have tasted 1-800 pizza and I used to live off of it until I met Marzano’s Pizza. Delivery: The Old Town area   Location: Old Town, Manzil Souk.  Price per Couple: AED 100. Opening Time: 12:00pm to 11:45 pm.  Unlicensed.

THE BEST IN-BETWEENER PIZZA

Table Tap Plzzz

N_K_D Pizza

It’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
Crust Healthy yet scrumptious. The dough is seriously fluffy without a hint of oil.
Sauce I’ve tried the red sauce and it was rich and homey. They do have options of white and bbq sauce, though I may probably never order them, it’s always good to have the option.
Toppings All the toppings and combinations you can wish for. The Fork It Over Dubai Pizza goes something like this: basil, artichoke, mushrooms, black olives, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese – that’s perfection in a box.
I really enjoy restaurants with a strong concept which is what NKD Pizza has. To me it’s a healthy, tasty, Pizza delivered fast. Delivery: The Marina side and expanding   Location: Dubai Marina.  Price per Couple: AED 100. Opening Time: Sat – Wed 10:30 am – Mid Night, Thurs to Fri 10:30 to 1:00 am.  Unlicensed.  

THE BEST DOWN N DIRTY PIZZA

Belly Slap Plzzz

Pizza Hut

It’s the type of oil entrenched pizza that makes you say “Lets geterrrr duuunnnn” – I love saying that. Roll up your sleeves and dive in there.
Crust Thick, fluffy yet crispy around the edges. I love picking up a slice and seeing the oil imprint on the box – an “I was there” mark. A thin Pizza Hut pizza is just not a Pizza Hut pizza to me.
Sauce Heavy and blood red. I always make a special request for extra sauce on my Pizza Hut pizza.
Toppings Plentiful, sometimes quite random and serves the purpose.
I know you may be thinking how unappetizing the picture is, but it’s something I’m proud of – finished off a medium pizza all by myself!! Delivery: Every where
THE DETAILS
LOCATION: Manzil Souk OPENING HRS: 11 am - 12 am CUISINE: Italian PRICE PER COUPLE: AED 60 TELEPHONE #: 04 4201136  
THE FORK-O-METER
A Love At First Site Restaurant
 

 WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PIZZA IN DUBAI?

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The Best Farmer’s Market in Dubai

Veggies again 007
Waking up at 6 am on Friday the 27th of January for the Dubai Marathon was an accomplishment. Finishing the 10 K run exactly at my goal time was even a greater one. The biggest realization that I have taken from the Dubai Marathon is how much I enjoy and miss early mornings. How much of my beautiful Friday weekends I waste lying around in bed and in doors! No more are the days when I pull myself out of bed at half past noon - from now on,  half past nine, I’m up, out of bed and ready to go! My first Friday Morning Initiative couldn’t have been more appropriately chosen – a trip to the Farmer’s Market at Souk al Bahar with my Dad. The Farmer’s Market is organized by Baker and Spice, supplied with local produce from the UAE and runs from 9 am to 4 pm every Friday until mid May. As a true veteran of the Farmer’s Market, my dad explains to me that we have to be there at 10 am Max to get first pick on all the organic goodies. Camera in one hand, tweed bags in other and off we go. The fresh produce lined up against the backdrop of the Fountain and the Burj Khalifa is a stunning sight. Natural organic vs. man made perfection. Strong colors and strong smells are my favorite characteristics of good fruits and vegetables. If I can’t smell it, it’s not coming home with me! Walking around the market it feels as though the cool breeze is laced with a type of energy closely resembling happiness. The breeze brushes against the freshly picked vegetables and swirls around everyone – no one can stand a chance but smile. Strangers who normally pass each other by on the street are now greeting one another with a hello nod as if to say “I’ve seen you here last Friday”, are sharing vegetable tips and even a few laughs as they all dive in for the same vegetables. I leave you with some snapshots of the beautiful produce and more importantly the beautiful people from my Friday.   Have you been to the Farmer's Market? How was your experience there?