Depachika Food Hall is now open at the new Dubai shopping mall and is turning out to be a one-stop-shop for foodies on the Palm.
In Japan a depachika is a basement-level food hall in a department store, coming from the Japanese word depa – meaning department store – with the Japanese word for basement, chika, and the first one was created in 1936.
This is Dubai’s first version of a depachika, and is modelled on a traditional depachika, selling the whole thing from deli-style ingredients to snacks, gourmet presents and full meals. Most of the outlets at Depachika are home-grown brands, and one can recognise some of the names, including Lime Tree Café, Kilikio by Mythos, Salmontini, 1762, Massimo’s Gelato and Moishi Ice Cream. The retailers include Royce Chocolate, The Lighthouse, Florette, Lakrids and more.
They have a cooking studio that offers cooking classes, team building, kids’ activities, workshops and more, for when those who plan to whip up something delicious at home. They also have grape tasting. On the last Saturday of every month there is a festival taking place celebrating all things food.
Other restaurants in Nakheel Mall promotes include frozen yoghurt shop Pinkberry is also due to open as well as milkshake company Shakeaway, burger chain Wendys and homegrown Asian restaurant The Noodle House.
Sun – Thurs: 10:00 – 22:00
Fri – Sat: 10:00 – 24:00
Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah
Center of Palm – Al Hilali
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 390 9999
Photo courtesy: www.facebook.com/Depachika.ae
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