If there’s one thing you need to know about Team Amanqi, it’s that we absolutely love food. Whether it’s a great brunch or a fabulous plate of spaghetti, food gets us very excited. Thus, we decided to sit down with our editors and ask them about their favourite fries & coffee shops. Read on & get a sneak peak into our editor’s guilty pleasures.
Anmol Ahuja, Editorial Director
Fries: NAC – They’re perfectly crispy and Truffle Mayo is a good complementary condiment.
Coffee Shop: I’m not a coffee person, but my favourite hot chocolate is Monocle.
Simaan Shaikh, Contributing Editor
Fries: McDonald’s Fries – Unglamorous and totally cheap, these are the same wherever you go! So dependable! McD fries are basically a taste of my childhood and even though there are loads of better options for fries available, they’ll always be my favourite.
Coffee Shop: Dubai: Tania’s Teahouse, London: Joe & The Juice. Living in two different countries means I need to have good options in both! Tania’s Teahouse in Dubai is cute and cozy and they have great personalised coffees (You can choose a design for them!), as a bonus they have great sweet potato fries to nibble on, as well as, a variety of other snacks and full meals available. Anyone who has been to London knows J&TJ, who not only have good coffee but GREAT juices and sandwiches. Their coffee is on the expensive side for just a quick cup, but they use organic beans and are great!
Shouq Bint Hamed, Contributing Editor
Fries: My number one weakness would 100% percent be French fries! I love an occasional helping of fries as a side dish – mindful indulgence – because why not. My go-to would be the Fresh Cut fries at Fatty Dabs Burger Shack, made in house and none of that frozen no-good. I think their fries are among the best I’ve eaten anywhere! If you’re also a fan of sweet potato fries, like me, the Patatas Fritas at Señior Ceviche are to die for. The accompanying Peruvian sauce makes the side dish a star!
Coffee Shop: While I love the atmosphere of coffee shops, coffee is not my cup of tea. I’m definitely a tea person and I love Amanzi Tea. The London based teahouse offers premium quality unique blends and will leave you struggling to choose just one! My go-to hot tea is the Lemon Verbena, known for supporting hydration, and the Vanilla Chair Latte for when I’m in the mood for an iced drink.
Aiyah Maraka, Guest Contributing Editor
Hebah Fasciolo, Contributing Editor
Marisa Phalphongphanit, Contributing Editor
Rhiannon Hall, Contributing Editor
Eloise Andrews, Contributing Editor
Sana Mastan, Guest Contributing Editor
Mayda Al Khaldi, Guest Contributing Editor
Amani Waqi, Co-Founder
Komal Ishtiaq, Contributing Editor
Manal Waqi, Editor-in-Chief