Taste of Wafi is a sweet lovers delight. Rows of counters coiling around the colonnade area is inviting in every sense. The aroma of dates, coffee and chocolate rose above everything else. Pretty Mamoulis, cake pops, cookies wrapped in ribbons and bows, hand painted chocolate truffles, mocktails served in lightbulbs (not the real ones!) dough balls, biscuits and fresh coconut and sugar cane juice were a sight to behold, tempting me at every step!
Taste of Wafi boasts a number of home business owners, which is a great boost for women in particular. Most vendors were from Dubai and a few from Sharjah but I did meet one from Al Ain which was pretty incredible.
The Taste of Wafi did have a few drawbacks which I hope will be improved in the coming weeks. If you are someone who favours savoury over sweet, then Taste of Wafi might not be the place for you. The other thing that I found odd was that many booths were manned by people not directly connected to the food being presented. On being asked about the ingredients or the business they just apologised saying they had no idea.
Festivals always have room for growth so don't let these minor glitches hold you back. Go out and explore the Taste of Wafi and give your taste buds a good indulgence! Taste of Wafi will be taking place every Saturday at Wafi Mall till June 13th, 2015 from 10 am - 7pm.
Scroll down for more yummilicious pictures and details about various vendor and their products and if you like what you see make sure you follow me on twitter and Instagram on @komalrlakhani for latest updates on Dubai and Al Ain.
The appeal of organic food has increased over the past few years and a number of vendors have poped up in Dubai. Seen in the picture below is organic food imported from Greece which can be ordered online and home delivered within the day.
|Flavoured popcorn imported from the Philippines with only one store in the UAE.|
|Date and Chocolate brownies without Sugar.. YUM!|
|Emirati National Nasir Musharbak runes the business from home with his wife who is the brain child behind Only Cookies|
|Brazilian Dough balls adapted to Arabic flavours|
Omar Blooshi's Farfasha juice outlet in Sharjah is only six months old and he plans to expand and open his second store in Dubai soon
|Caramel filled Mamoulis (left) were the perfect surprise.|