KJ Eats: Lemonade Dubai for Valentines Dinner

So what’s KJ up to on a Valentines day? (KJ= Ken and Joy)

The boyfriend did not let the day pass without an unusual dinner (at least for us, this is unusual :D), although I did not really want us to go, because we can have it anytime not only on Valentines day. That’s the thing about us, we’re not too fussy about the V-day, but who says no when he insists? Not me! Hehe! And so, we strolled along Sheikh Zayed Road after having coffee at Caribou, where I assisted him in setting up his photography blog which is soon to go up by the way, please stay tuned for that. πŸ˜‰ Β We saw this restaurant called Lemonade, and we decided to give it a try.

One fact about Ken and I is that we always have difficulty in deciding where to eat, he always considers what I want and what I feel like eating each time. I always say, “Wherever you like.” Then he says, “but you have to tell me where you want to eat”, although he already has something in mind that he’s currently craving for, and behold the endless exchange of questions before a decision is finally made. Crazy right? ThisΒ case was more like, “where do you wanna eat?” I said, “anywhere” he utters, “let’s walk towards that direction and see what options we have” then I said “okay”, then we felt a little tired from walking aimlessly ‘coz we both we’re carrying laptops, I said, “what if we eat somewhere near our place?” He said, “okay, now let’s take the metro.” Just when we are about to approach Emirates Towers metro station, we saw Lemonade, K said, “let’s try this one.” Umhhmm, that’s exactly how we do it. Very confusing. πŸ˜€

When we entered the restaurant, we were greeted by bright, yellow lights and chairs which kind of gives a happy and vibrant atmosphere to the overall design.

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I was delighted to see a wide variety of choices for salads, and so was Ken because he’s currently on a fitness and diet program. They have the sections “Marketplace” andΒ “Land & Sea”.

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Then they have tossed salads and sandwiches below.

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They’ve got braises, hot veggies and hot portions.

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And who doesn’t love desserts? πŸ™‚ The macarons look yum, but in this instance, Ken and I chose to go all vegan.

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Ken ordered “Thai Vegetables” and “Pineapple Chicken”, if you like tangy sauce on your salad with a hint of cilantro, you’ll love Thai Vegetables, I did, I love cilantro really! If you’re a fan of Indian food, you will like Pineapple Chicken, the sauce resembles Indian flavors minus the spiciness.

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I had “Avocado and Cherry Tomatoes” and a hot veggie dish withΒ eggplant, Piquillo Peppers and feta cheese. Both are really yummy.

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I know, all dishes ordered are vegetarian, but we just didn’t feel too hungry because we had coffee and fruit smoothies beforehand.

They have partnered with Snappcard loyalty rewards system for every dine-in experience with a minimum spend of AED 50, if I am not mistaken you get 4 points and once you collect 7 points you’re entitled to a free serving ofΒ Lunch box or salad. Not bad eh?

The Verdict:

You won’t regret coming to Lemonade if you’re after delicious and healthy Southern Californian food choices. They have a lot to choose from, so don’t worry vegans, you’re safe here. πŸ˜‰

The staff that assisted us was very friendly and helpful to explain their serving sizes, best-sellers and mobile loyalty rewards systemΒ via an app called Snappcard.

The restaurant interiors itself exudes happiness and vibrant attitude.
The average price for 2 people is AED 100 or even below, depending on your appetite.Β Price range is okay for me. Our bill is shown below:
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I know we haven’t ordered from the other food sections, but it’s definitely worth to try. They currently have 2 branches, Ibn Battuta and Sheikh Zayed Road. You can also check out Lemonade’s Facebook page here.
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*I heard their lemonades are good (and they’re served on those cute Pinterest-ish milk jars), their cakes are light and fluffy, and their red velvets are “wow”.
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Valentines is not defined by how fancy your dinner date is for that day, by your special someone, or by how many bouquets of flowers and boxes of chocolates you received. Let’s make everyday a Valentines day, let’s make love alive in our lives daily by showing the people around us that we care. Let’s create value in this world by giving love rather than always expecting to receive it.
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DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post, we paid for everything, actually Ken did…oops! πŸ™‚
* These reviews came from Zomato.
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