White and the Bear, the world’s first children’s restaurant, is set to open in Dubai.
Located in Jumeirah 2, the restaurant’s entire concept was created with little ones in mind. From the food, to miniature seating, and workshops, everything has been designed to take food and recreation for children to a new level.
“I’m very particular about giving my children healthy food, and it was frustrating for us as parents to go out and not be able to find a variety of healthy food choices for our children. We always try to develop healthy eating habits at home, but there’s very little we can control once we’re out,” says founder Hana Al Mulla.
“White and the Bear is exactly the stress-free solution that so many parents in Dubai need. A place where your child will only be exposed to healthy, fun food choices. We’re a nut-free zone and overall allergy-aware, so parents can walk in without a worry,” she adds.
The brand has partnered with celebrity chef and children’s food expert Annabel Karmel to develop the majority of the dishes on the menu. “With White and the Bear, the promise begins with healthy, nutritious food that’s fun for your children. During early childhood, eating habits and tastes are formed for life: this is the time to introduce an array of different flavours,” says Karmel.
“The menu for White and the Bear promotes food exploration, with healthy alternatives to fast food favourites. It’s important that children stay fueled on the right foods throughout the day, and my specially designed meals are super-fun, yet healthy and perfectly balanced for young palates,” she adds.
White and the Bear’s offering further extends into getting children involved in the very process of nutrition, giving them the independence of knowing what’s in their food and then choosing what resonates the most with their personality.
The restaurant’s healthy menu dishes include no-sugar energy balls made with dates, hamburgers that have been created using carrots and apples, Bolognese pasta with hidden vegetables, among others, to ensure that the menu remains fun, yet healthy for children.
The restaurant is set to open its doors to little ones in the last week of July.