Top 5 Places You Should Know at the Newly Opened Galleria Mall Extension
Yes, we know. Another mall. Luckily for us foodies, the newly opened Galleria Extension is bringing some exciting food concepts to Abu Dhabi for the first time! Here are the places we think are worth your while!
Abu Dhabi has been blessed with the opening of its first Raising Canes! The menu is pretty straightforward with only a handful of items and combos. Chicken fingers are the star, prepared fresh, cooked to order, and ready to be dipped in that ultra famous secret Cane’s sauce. You will not want to miss out on the garlic bread; it’s a hidden gem. Toasted to perfection on the flat top, you will find yourself ordering an extra on the side. There’s a reason there are over 220 of these restaurants across the United States alone.
Thomas Keller is a major player in the food industry, currently holding seven Michelin stars across three restaurants in the United States. His bakery, Bouchon Bakery, is inspired by classic French boulangeries with their artisanal breads and pastries. Forget your ‘after summer diet’, the calories are worth it here. There are savory items as well as sweet. We recommend you try their scrumptious macarons, the enormous viennoiserie or paris-brest and the Better Nutter. Oh la la!
Japanese cheesecakes bakeries are popping up all over the emirate. Fuwa Fuwa opened its first location in Dubai Festival City mall and is now opening their second location in Abu Dhabi. These bouncy cheesecakes are effortlessly light and silky and are surprisingly low(ish!) on calories. We liked the red ones best!
Fuwa Fuwa is not only serving the traditional Japanese cheesecake but also the famous and insanely good, San Sebastian style cheesecake. The high sugar content and high baking temperature creates a magical deeply golden caramelized crust. A must try!
You may have heard Blaze Pizza described as the “Lebron James pizza joint”. This is partly true as he is a founding investor, but this fast casual concept was created by Elise & Rick Wetzel out of California. New to the UAE, Abu Dhabi will see the first Blaze Pizza location open at Galleria Mall! These customizable fast fired pizzas are sent through a blazing hot open flame oven and ready in about 180 seconds! Choose a pizza from the signature menu or build one customized to your liking from an array of fresh ingredients. The fussy pizza lover’s dream!
Praise Three by Chesca
Heaven in a tin is here! Praise Three started selling these sinful chocolate dream cakes online and shortly after, due to high demand, they opened their first branch at Al Wahda mall in February of 2019. Praisethree’s dream cake consists of five-layers of chocolate deliciousness! They start with a moist layer of chocolate cake, then layer on top a silky milk chocolate pudding, followed by a rich chocolate ganache, a crispy dark chocolate shard and finally a dusting of rich cocoa powder. Not too sweet, this tin of heaven is the perfect indulgence. You can order the tins in small (350g) or large (750g). We recommend the large as you won’t stop at just one bite!