The World’s First Meat-Free App Aggregator Yalla Veggie Launches in Dubai

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Yalla Veggie exists with a vision to change the eating habits of the residents in Dubai and beyond, by creating a purely meat-free App catering to everyone’s ‘Veggie’ food requirements. 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2022—Yalla Veggie, the world’s first meat-free app aggregator launches in Dubai today. 

Yalla Veggie aims to reduce meat consumption habits to create a positive impact on carbon emissions on our planet. Yalla Veggie wants to make plant-based options in Dubai easily accessible while providing the best UX experience and creating an active community of meat-free consumers. 

Yalla Veggie is a plant-based startup, created from a sustainability perspective, and is staffed by vegans and vegetarians. Yalla Veggie offers a selection of sustainable and green restaurants, supermarkets, organic stores, bakeries, florists, and ethical startups, all under one stop App. 

Yalla Veggie is launching the app with more than 50 businesses and 50k+ products/SKU, and brands like Papa John’s, Just vegan, Organic and real, union coop, and Lifco to name a few already live on the app. 

Apart from having the city’s best selection of meat-free products, Yalla veggie is Dubai’s single platform that hopes to bring the now scattered community of plant-based mindsets together and engage. With the help of a plant-based community, Yalla Veggie aims to grow to include members from around the world who are passionate about the meat-free lifestyle as a healthy, compassionate, and environmentally sustainable way of living. Yalla Veggie stands for equality, universal peace, love, and unity for all beings–both humans and animals.

Gavin England (37), CEO and Co-founder of Yalla Veggie App says that he believes the days of animal farming are numbered. Regardless of the health deficiencies linked with meat consumption, the impact it has on our planet has now led us to a crisis point. Yalla Veggie is proud to be assisting in the fight against climate change by making tasty meat alternatives more accessible for all, in the U.A.E and beyond.

While Gavin and his business partner and Co-Founder of Yalla Veggie, Aarohi Surya (28) are both committed to meat-free living, each has their unique reason for choosing a plant-based diet. Aarohi chose to become a vegan three years ago after learning about the mistreatment of factory-farmed animals and her business partner opted to quit meat after realizing the significant health benefits of adopting a meat-free diet. Both consider themselves to be “foodies” with a passion for exploring new cuisines in common, which makes curating products and vendors for listing at Yalla Veggie second nature to them.

Having realized the same tremendous frustration with grocery shopping felt by most Dubai vegetarians, and vegans, Yalla Veggie was born to make the meat-free shopping experience far easier and more convenient. By providing access to a wide selection of meat-free brands in one online location, Yalla Veggie App aims to save consumers time and alleviates frustration.

” When it comes to switching to meat-free living, people always struggle to find the right kind of alternatives. There are too many layers and filters to get to the desired food options. Being vegan, we wanted others in the UAE to experience the feeling of ease when they transition out of consuming meat. There are tons of veggie brands, and we thought to ourselves, there is no way we will spend time here reading one by one to check which one is suitable for vegans. Our goal in Yalla Veggie is to help create a sense of comfort and excitement when it comes to making healthier choices and turning them into a lifestyle”, says Aarohi Surya, Co-founder, Yalla Veggie

Yalla Veggie also offers valuable opportunities for vegan businesses to gain exposure through a full-stack marketing solution called Yalla Veggie LIVE. Yalla Veggie LIVE is a content platform to promote cruelty-free businesses in Dubai and beyond. Yalla Veggie partners enjoy the benefits of a hassle-free listing on Yalla Veggie, with access to several feature upgrades created to optimize their business page and online presence. While the App features big sustainable brands, it shines a spotlight on small to medium businesses and aims to bring them more revenue in the burgeoning Proveg economy.