Organic means growing our food, which is to nourish us, without chemical aids during the growing process such as fertilisers, pesticides, fungicides, herbacides, larbicides etc and during the processing like colours, sweeteners, preservatives, colouring, stabilisers, emulsifiers. Why is this important? Well our body knows how to break down and use fats, carbohydrates to sugars, protein, amino acids etc. The question is what about sodium benzoate or potassium sorbate? Well sorry our body does not know what to do with that. So what happens? These chemicals are dealt with by either being stored in the body, normally in fat or in the form of a tumour or syst (not necessarily carcinogenic) or taken out of our body by a white blood cell or bound by a trace element so that it can be identified as "trash" and then removed. This sounds good, but trace elements and white blood cells build our immune system which is supposed to keep us healthy by fighting o and identifying diseases, so in effect our body is fighting what we eat every morning, lunch and dinner. We are constantly under attack by whatever we eat!!! The net effect is that our populations get sick a lot more now, than in the past and diseases like cancer grows. Today we have overweight people that are infact totally malnourished with weak immune systems.
But there is hope. Don't panic just eat organic!
So while organic does not include all the nasties, what does it include? At OFC we make it our mission to buy as many Demeter Certified Biodynamic products because they are our guarantee that crops have been grown slowly and in harmony with nature. This ensures that the crop grows strong so we have the highest amount of nutrients and trace elements possible. These build our immune system and gives our body the tools to repair itself.So my advice is a lifestyle of biodynamic food, with rest rather than fatigue, and peace rather than stress.
Organic Foods and Café is a family run company that runs organic supermarkets and cafés selling fresh organic and biodynamic food, supplements, skincare, cosmetics, baby items and household cleaning products. We have 4 shops in Dubai – on Sheikh Zayed Road, in the Village in Jumeirah, and in the Greens and newly opened Mirdf – as well as a store in Nation Towers, Abu Dhabi..
We opened our first store in Satwa, Dubai in 2004. Organic Foods and Cafe currently supplies over 10,000 hormone and chemical free products direct from family run farms throughout the world.
We do not buy from the open market, nor from traders. We have a selection of handpicked farmers whom we have personally visited (and regularly pay a visit to) and who have the same values we do:
Thomas and Brigitte Eberharter produce the finest goats cheese for us; Sue from Wensleydale ensures we always get the freshest fruits; our friends at Saraaketha in Sri Lanka who have visited us countless times also help us have the best fruit and veg. We value our suppliers and their family values.
Organic Foods & Cafe
it all started when our love for food was at the highest
New Gluten Free Bakery 2016
No more will we have to wait for each Tuesday to get our limited gluten free selection of breads and bakes, as a new specialized bakery is being created to cater to an ever growing demand with a wider selection. Additionally, we will cater to Coeliacs by special request.
Join us every Saturday morning at the Dubai Garden Centre off Sheikh Zayed Road and enjoy browsing for organic produce .
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DXB: Sheikh Zayed Road
Shop: 7.45am to 10.30pm
Café: 7.45am to 10pm (last orders 9.15pm)
DXB: The Greens
Shop: 9am to 8pm
Café: 9.15am to 9pm
(last orders 8.15pm)
DXB: The Village - Jumeirah 1
We are located in the Village Mall (near the Shakespeare cafe) on the Beach Road, Jumeirah 1. There are parking spaces available in the basement.
Sunday to Thursday 8:30am to 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 9:00am to 10:00pm
Sun–Wed: 9:00am to 10:00pm
Thu–Sat: 9:00am to 12:00am