“First we eat, then we do everything else.” (M.F.K. Fisher) 

We ate sooooooo much when we traveled to Dubai... in fact, it was always the first thing we did! When we arrived at the airport, we ate. When we got in the plane, we ate (esp. since it was a long-haul flight). When we arrived at our hotel, we ate. In short, food was very much involved in our trip. Haha!

So, we would like to share with you our top 5 must-try restaurants in Dubai:

1. La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie

La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie is a Parisian street cafe with delicious breakfast/brunch dishes. They take pride in their fresh bread and pastries--which are to die for! They also serve the best hot chocolate in the city.


Oh, and bonus points for La Serre because everything in the restaurant looked great. The place was definitely Instagram worthy... Haha!


La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie

Vida Downtown Dubai Hotel

Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard

Downtown Dubai, UAE

Website: www.laserre.ae

2. Pai Thai (and Little Bangkok)

If you love Thai food, then you should definitely try Pai Thai. They say this is the best Thai restaurant in Dubai, and we couldn’t agree more! Not only are they known for their food, but also for their beautiful ambiance.

What makes it special is that you have an option to ride the abra boat (overlooking Burj Al Arab) to go to the restaurant. I felt like a character out of a James Bond movie (seriously! Haha). It is even more beautiful at night because of all of the lights.