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Appetite the Shop

    Our words


    It’s all about the food – the food, the whole food and nothing but the food. Our philosophy is to keep it simple with fresh, good quality ingredients. We source locally and organically where possible, always sourcing the best quality ingredients we can find. We make our food the way you do at home, we don’t add preservatives, just fresh, wholesome ingredients, chopped, sliced and combined to create our delicious range of food, full of nutrition with no hidden surprises. You can taste the goodness.

    Our range of drinks follow the same philosophy. Freshly squeezed juices, organic sodas, coconut water, pure mineral waters, our own blend of freshly roasted coffee and organic teas.


    All those years ago (10 to be exact!) it started with a sandwich and a dream. The vision was to offer the UAE a superior packaged product and lead the market in to a new era of quality pre packaged dining. As the dream became a reality we wanted to take this a step further and ‘the shop’ was born. A place that offers cutting edge quality food with a sprinkling of style and retains core ethics with compostable, bio degradable packaging. The skies the limit now and with a great loving team behind us we hope to stay one step ahead of the game.

    World Friendly packaging

    We care about the environment. Our packaging solutions are an ongoing sourcing mission we take seriously. We have new compostable tubs for our salads, cups and straws for our drinks and nearly all our packaging is biodegradable. We ask our customers to help us in reusing our paper handle bags, each time the bag is reused 6 times, we say thank you with a free coffee and a big smile.

    What we do

    • Office Sales

      Sometimes it's just too hot or you just don't want to get up from your desk. That's why we have our team of Al Desko dining warriors, who are dedicated to delivering you your breakfast, lunch or sweet treats straight to your desk. Our team visits offices daily, with a wide range of our food including sandwiches, salads, wraps, meals, desserts, fruit salads, juices & smoothies. If you would like us to visit your office for the Appetite Al Desko dining experience please get in touch.

    • Retail Sales

      Appetite Retail is proud to be a partner with Spinneys and Waitrose. Our ranges boasts Salads, Sandwiches, Wraps, Sushi and Hot Meals. Please contact hello@appetite if you would like to purchase Appetite products to sell in your stores.

    • Appetite ON-THE-GO

      Office lunch, party or just because? Appetite ON-THE-GO pre packaged catering offers you all the freshness, quality of Appetite right to your doorstep or office desk!. Please email us at hello@appetite.ae for more information.

    Who we Are

    Appetite was established in Dubai in July 2005 by self-confessed foodies; husband and wife team Manar & Suzi, with our partner Nabil.

    Seeing the growing need in the market for high quality, tasty and fresh food we started off in a small but efficient kitchen in Al Qusais with two people and moved to our new premises in Al Quoz in September 2007. We have since added further premises and now have a team of 150+ and are fully HACCP accredited. 

    • Suzi Croft



    Suzi Croft

    Suzi brings the West to Manar's Middle East. Seeing the need for fresh quality food in Dubai over 10 years ago, Suzi gave up her career in the administration sector and started Appetite with Manar. Being a foodie she brought her passion for food to people every day and since then has seen the business grow from strength to strength. With a family in tow, you will find Suzi keeping the business grounded with the ethics that bought the company to life – very simply, we love good food so we make it!


    • The best buffalo mozzarella, semidried tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, aged balsamic vinegar, virgin olive oil… with crusty bread.
    • All Asian food, I cannot pick a winner between Chinese, Thai, Indian, Japanese...love it ALL!
    • Proper British fish and chips with lots of salt and vinegar wrapped in paper on a cold and rainy day. Batter must be good or else! Mushy peas a necessary bonus.
    • Crayfish tails salad with a chilled dry vino on a sunny English summers day.... Memories!
    • Zabaglioni the only dessert to make it on…I'm a savoury girl.


    The husband of the team, Manar brings the Middle East to Suzi's West in the best way possible. With a business background and a sweet tooth, Manar started Appetite with Suzi over 10 years ago. With entrepreneurial flare and a passion for customer service Manar is the back bone of Appetite's commitment to exceeding customers expectations. The company has come a long way since its beginning and these days Manar is kept busy taking the company to new heights whilst keeping the core values alive every day.


    • Hummos is still number one on my list (real Hummos not the various interpretations of look-a-like hummos!) & Olives (all types stuffed or not, doesn't matter) with fresh Arabic bread
    • Falafel (the full Monty) pickles, tahina, mint, tomato and parsley.
    • Best possible buffalo mozzarella your hands can get hold of, with basil, tomato & balsamic vinegar & olive oil dressing (please add a lot or freshly ground pepper!)
    • Any of my mum's home cooking will do. "Arabic, of course" (Okra, Mulukhia, White fava bean in tomato sauce etc...)
    • A simple beef fillet with fries that could feed Texas with a simple pepper sauce on the side on it. No fuss.


    Top Foods

    • Anything Southafrican
    • Burrata Cheese
    • Truffle lover!


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