Acting as a food incubator, the new venue located on the second floor close to Ferrari World will be a hub for the local community
The wait is finally over – Urban retrEAT, Abu Dhabi’s first food incubator, has finally opened its doors to the general public. The venue is the first of its kind in Abu Dhabi to bring together local food vendors from across the UAE in a fun and quirky space within Yas Mall.
For the first time ever, Abu Dhabi foodies will be able to sample delights from all corners of the world in a friendly and casual setting. Diners will be brought on a culinary journey taking them from the streets of Venezuela, to a plaza in Italy, to a back alley in Dubai and to a village in Lebanon. The exciting new venue will house twelve food vendors which will rotate every three months. The first twelve vendors include Mr. Brisket, Off the Hook, Casa Latina, Tawa Bakery, Firefly Burger, Piddza, Chez Moe Café, Roll-Ups by Sukkar Dose, Bubble Waffles by Sukkar Dose, Hue Artisan Pasta, Fatteh O Salata and Casa De Churros.
From briskets and burgers to bubble waffles, sliders and salads to sugar laden deserts and even gluten-free goodies, there’s something for everyone to choose from. There are even vegan options, including vegan pasta, salads and arepas.
Urban RetrEAT is founded by local foodpreneur, Dana Alsharif. No stranger to the UAE food scene, Dana has years of experience working in the food industry in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Her aim is to create the largest platform to support home-grown talent in expanding their businesses and for Urban retrEAT to become a food incubator, creating and setting trends in the Middle East’s food scene. The venue will also host local talents such as musicians and artists, offering them a platform to showcase their work and perform for customers within Urban retrEAT. Every weekend a different musician will take the stage, keeping guests entertained as well as fed.
“We’re developing an space that can act as a hub for the local community and a platform for home-grown food vendors,” Dana explains. “The constant rotating of vendors offers an ever-changing experience for diners meaning all tastes and palates will be catered for. We are creating a space that’s fun, social and unpretentious and bring something totally different to the Abu Dhabi food scene.”
Located on the ground floor of Yas Mall, opposite Ferrari world, Urban retrEATs is now open for business from 10am to 10pm Sunday – Thursday and 10am to 12pm Friday and Saturday.