When one thinks of Qatar, images of futuristic skyscrapers, opulent shopping centers, and desert safaris often come to mind. Yet, in recent times, Qatar has emerged as a shining example of an environmentally responsible state. From awe-inspiring architecture to hosting a carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup in 2022, the nation showcases its commitment to a greener future. 

One realm where Qatar truly excels is its culinary landscape, with an increasing number of eco-friendly restaurants that harmoniously blend delectable cuisine with environmental consciousness. Let’s uncover the finest sustainable dining establishments in Qatar.

Evergreen Organics Cafe


Evergreen Organics Cafe chain with three venues in Doha and around stands as a culinary oasis where sustainability and gastronomy intertwine. This environmentally conscious eatery sources its ingredients locally, ensuring freshness while supporting local farmers. From farm-to-table delicacies to organic and vegan offerings, every dish at Evergreen Organics Cafe reflects their unwavering commitment to sustainable practices.  Must try: Tasting Platter (a selection of signature dishes, perfect for those new to Evergreen).

Chef’s Garden


Chef’s Garden stands as an exquisite haven where organic cuisine reigns supreme. With a commitment to sourcing nutritious, locally grown ingredients from trusted organic farms, this restaurant embraces the farm-to-table concept. They shatter culinary norms, discarding additives and chemicals. MSGs, hydrogenated fats, and controversial additives are strictly barred from their kitchen, allowing the natural essence of their garden-fresh produce to shine through.

Beyond their culinary prowess, Chef’s Garden is dedicated to uplifting the community, supporting local farmers, and pushing Qatar’s culinary boundaries to new heights. The Cauliflower Leek Soup and the Grilled Peach & Heirloom Tomato Salad are an absolute must try.

IDAM by Alain Ducasse


In the heart of the Museum of Islamic Art, IDAM by Alain Ducasse is a culinary masterpiece that embraces Qatar’s rich heritage and eco-conscious principles. Their menu boasts exquisite Mediterranean and Qatari fusion dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. It’s a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Must try: order something from Experience Menu. For example, Seared matured Wagyu beef, spiced pomegranate vinegar oxheart cabbage and black truffle.



XYST is one of Doha’s newest vegan restaurants. Led by visionary Matthew Kenney, this place reimagines Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine with vibrant, sustainable adaptations of traditional dishes. Amid lush green walls and enchanting birdcages, one can immerse themselves in an exotic forest-inspired ambiance. Must try: chargrilled eggplant, mezze platters, beetroot kebbe, harissa glazed cauliflower, and olive oil panacotta.

Sustainability lies at the heart of XYST culinary philosophy. They are committed to sourcing ingredients that are not only nourishing but also kind to the planet. By utilizing plant-based alternatives, the restaurant minimizes its ecological footprint and contributes to a more sustainable future.

Second Bite


Second Bite celebrates global flavors while championing sustainability. This project embraces a zero-waste philosophy, employing organic waste in composting and recycling endeavors. Demonstrating their commitment to reducing plastic waste, Second Bite utilizes eco-friendly packaging. With an enticing array of plant-based, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, this culinary gem invites you on an unforgettable gastronomic voyage that harmonizes taste and sustainability. The only, but important clarification is that Second Bite doesn’t have its own establishment; they operate solely for delivery (which, by the way, is free of charge). Perfect order recipe: Radish Potato Salad, Lemon Pepper Chicken and Strawberry Waffle.

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