I truly enjoy and am 100% comfortable grabbing a bite solo – it is the introvert in me! After finishing up a doctor appointment in Oud Metha, I decided to put Blanca to use and stop by a locale I’ve been wanting to try for ages: Comptoir 102 in Jumeirah 1.
Why, you may ask? Well, when we first moved to Dubai, I scoped out and googled “Gluten Free Dubai”, and Comptoir 102 was one of the places that popped up on my radar! I hadnt been before this week as it can be bit tricky to grab a cab afterwards on Jumeirah Beach Road, so Blanca to the rescue 🙂
Comptoir 102 is part restaurant, part concept shop. The shop includes really diverse textiles, jewelry and tableware – each item had a lot of character. Regarding the restaurant, there’s a two-course menu which changes daily, coupled with a dessert option (or two!) There are plenty coffee, juice, tea, and smoothie options (all made to order).
An ideal al fresco dining atmosphere
Here was the menu the day I stopped by:
Nom nom nom
Many of the ingredients are locally sourced, of which some are even grown in-house (they have a great little garden in the back) and others organic and gluten-free (of course!). Dishes are prepared with techniques designed to boost digestion (see the definition of miso from one of the board’s below):
Now on to the good stuff – the food! For my solo, GF lunch, I ordered the red pepper with feta…
My favorite dish of the meal – just the right amount of salty and sweet – DELISH!
…the gluten free pizza…
Topped with avocado cream, more feta, basil, zucchini and mushrooms, this was a good GF pizza overall. Gluten free crusts are always tricky, but this one wasnt as crumbly as most I’ve tried and was exceedingly filling
…and of course, I indulged and enjoy a choco petit pot for dessert:
Delightfully creamy – I was glad it was “petit” 🙂
All the portions were quite small, but the meal overall was very filling. I’ll definitely be back for another lunch – the vibe is really cool and inviting, the food deliciously healthy, the service top notch, plus, I cant wait to see what else Comptoir 102 will add to their menu. Until next time…