Do not judge a book by its cover. This proverb cannot be far from the truth when talking about Al Karya Bakery. It’s a small joint in one of the by-lanes in Jumeirah Village Circle. Once you step in, you see that there’s very limited seating but that’s because the bulk of their orders is either deliveries or take-aways. I decided to break the norm and dine-in. The service is a little slow, but they totally made it up with amazing food and great service. The fact that I loved about this joint is that they make their own bread and pizza bases and it is soft and has a fresh feel to it.
I took along my kiddo to give this outlet a try since we both love Levantine cuisine especially when it comes to cheese and zaatar. We ordered some mini’s first – mini pizza, mini zaatar, mini cheese and mini muhammara; then chicken shawarma; mini Karya sweet and some fresh beverages.
I’m a big fan of zaatar, so I loved the mini zaatar. I’m biased when it comes to zaatar or it has to be that bad if I have to say that it’s not good. So you can trust me on this. The muhammara, which I was trying for the first time, is a spicy tomato-based sauce with onions spread on a mini base. I liked it but it could be a little spicy for kids unless they love hot stuff. The mini cheese was all gooey and super delicious. According to the staff, this is one of their best-sellers and I couldn’t agree more. Mini pizza came in the form of wholesome goodness in a small size. Ooohh they were all so delicious!!! I’m drooling right now.
The shawarma was ok, but the bread it was served in was the highlight. We also had fresh orange juice and the Al Karya Special Yoghurt drink. Thumbs up to both the drinks.
Last but not the least, we had the Mini Karya Sweet, small pockets filled with yummy Nutella, banana and cheesy goodness and topped with grated chocolate. This was the icing on the cake.
If you are on the lookout for some fresh, tasty, reasonably prized Levantine/Arabic food, head to Al Karya Bakery or better still, order online through Zomato (15% off on your first order).
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|Value for money||4.5|