Our Ethos

Founded in 2010, Kcal has paved the way for healthy eating in the UAE. We have built a destination for simple, accessible, healthy food because we believe the choices we make about what we eat and how it’s prepared should be available to everyone.

Our goal is to leave a lasting impression on the community, leaving it better than we found it. That’s why we cook from scratch, we never use preservatives or additives and make sure that everything we do focuses on you.

We’re creating the future of food.
Kcal Founders

Our Food

Our menu is an encyclopedia of international flavours, filled with calorie controlled dishes, inspired by our multicultural hometown of Dubai. Our mission is, and always has been simple: to make the world a better place through wholesome, tasty food and outstanding service.

We get whole vegetables, whole fruits and whole grains delivered to our kitchen every day. Our team dices, slices, spices and roasts in-house because food tastes better when it’s made fresh.

With recipes conceptualised by our expert nutrition team and cooked up by talented chefs using only the freshest ingredients in our HACCP and ISO 22000 certified kitchen we strive to deliver high-quality meals 365 days a year.
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Our Spaces

You never just go to a Kcal, you go to your Kcal. A place that is a reflection of the community it is a part of. We strive to create a place where you can relax and enjoy your meal free from the distractions of the world moving at lightening speeds outside. This is a space to work, to meet old friends and make new ones, to read, to enjoy and most of all to feed your soul.
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Our Meal Plans

Sometimes it’s not enough to just grab a bite on the go. Sometimes you need a little something extra. Our meal plans make eating healthy easy, sustainable and enjoyable with daily deliveries of all your meals, expert advice and ongoing support. It’s more than just food, it’s a lifestyle.
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Our Grab and Go

We’re changing the way the world things about convenience food with flavor packed, hand-crafted grab and go products within easy reach of every office, home and school to make sure that no matter how busy you are you always have healthy, balanced and – most importantly – delicious food at your fingertips.
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Where it all started

In 2010 we opened the doors to our first restaurant in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai but that wasn’t the beginning of the Kcal story.

Founders Mark Carroll and Andreas L. Borgmann were leaving the gym one evening with just one thing on their mind – food. Looking around and racking their brains they were at a loss for option that didn’t involve huge portions.
Kcal Founders 2010
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