It’s no great secret that I love food. Maybe it’s less known that I love homegrown, local businesses. And smart, active, inspiring women. So when I stumble across a place that marries all of these things: I, dear reader, am in heaven.
Said place is Paper Fig Desserts in Sharjah. The foodie gem that you need to visit. Stat. This cosy little restaurant was founded by an Emirati husband and wife duo and is all kinds of lovely…
Not only is the food seriously Instagram-worthy, it is ridiculously delicious too. We’ve all sampled theatrical food that did more for our eyes than our tastebuds – but there’s no mouth disappointments here gang. The Blossom Feast dessert (pictured above), which you “water” and un-pot yourself is every bit as delicious as you would hope. And everything (bar the pot, board and watering can) is edible. Impressive stuff.
There’s an expansive array of breakfast, lunch and dinner options available here and a brand new menu launching soon. And Dubai readers: Please don’t complain that Sharjah is ages away, it’s not that big of a deal (35 minutes door to door from Emirates Hills). Or the traffic: that can be avoided with a little planning. Plus, I’d walk to Sharjah to experience this food again. Okay, don’t hold me to it – but you get the picture…. Paper Fig Desserts gets two big fat Holly Hollywould thumbs up and should be on your to-do list.
Take a closer look at the marvel that is the Blossom Feast below.
Paper Fig is open Saturday to Wednesday 8am -11pm and Thursday/Friday 8am – 12midnight ☎️ 6005 60601. Click here for the Google Maps location.