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Ditch the Dairy: Spots Offering Plant-based Milk Alternatives

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Ditch the Dairy: Spots Offering Plant-based Milk Alternatives
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    Nesrien Abdelkader

    It’s hard to resist the allure of some rich ice cream or a splash of milk in our usual coffee order, but our stomachs might not thank us later. If you’re lactose intolerant, vegan, or just looking for a healthier alternative to your favourite desserts, there are dairy free options all over Cairo. So save your stomach the trouble and give these treats a try next time. 

    Yokozuna Bubble Tea 

    The bubble tea shop in Heliopolis was already impressing customers with its massive menu and excellent service. Some visitors might be pleasantly surprised to hear that they also offer dairy-free options for all of their drinks. Best of all, you can swap out your milk for no extra charge!

    Ice Cream  

    Fan-favourite Dara’s Ice Cream goes beyond the usual fruity flavours and gives us vegan versions of classics like chocolate or caramel brownies. Snö Gelato in Maadi, Stavolta, and Gelato Mio also have some dairy-free options on their menus. 

    Brown Nose Coffee

    The coffee connoisseurs at Brown Nose have been obsessed with creating the perfect cup of coffee. They source and roast their beans to brew a delicious drink that you can complete with plant based alternatives, including oat, almond, and coconut milk. You can get your coffee fix in 5A By The Waterway, select branches of Dara’s Ice Cream, Mivida Business Park, and Sodic West – Boulevard. 


    Kaju is an online store that produces plant-based and gluten-free foods for the people of Cairo. Its dessert menu has everything from ice cream and cakes to tiramisu and their own version of  Nutella, and it’s all dairy-free. Their all natural ingredients can help satisfy your sweet tooth without straying from your diet.