Kcal Extra was created for people like you who lead busy lives in the UAE

When you’re always on the go – working, playing – it can be hard to fit healthy eating into your schedule. But this is when your body needs to be optimized, well-balanced nutrition the most.
With Kcal Extra, you can personalize your menu and enjoy healthy meals designed for YOUR unique goals. Our expert nutritionists are on hand to assess your needs and advise on what’s best for you, and you can make changes to your plan at any time. Think time-poor foodies, fitness junkies, executives, entrepreneurs, parents, singles, families, men, and women of all ages. We’re here for anyone who ever dreamed of gourmet meals at takeaway prices, and everyone in search of calorie-controlled, refreshingly tasty but affordable food.


About our dishes

From our famous Chef Hala Plan combining favorites from the Middle East and the Mediterranean to our International menu, which includes a variety of healthy dishes from around the globe, there’s something to make everyone’s mouth water.
Whether it’s chicken koftas with yogurt and tabbouleh, pan-grilled salmon with mango and pineapple salsa, or fresh watermelon and feta, you’ll find plenty of variety to build a delicious monthly menu around.
We don’t sacrifice on taste and quality and use only the freshest ingredients, with no additives or preservatives.
Our award-winning kitchen operates a strict no-fry policy, and every dish is bursting with rich flavors, tantalizing tastes, and healthy nutrients. Each meal provides your body with a perfect combination of energizing carbs, complete proteins, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals. Kcal Extra is designed to help you enjoy a healthier and more balanced approach to life. We believe that what you eat determines the quality of your lifestyle. The better we look after ourselves, the better we feel. It’s a simple policy:
Eat well. Be well. It really is as simple as that.


How it all started

Founded in 2010, Kcal is the brainchild of Mark Carroll and Andreas L Borgmann, two passionate and ambitious entrepreneurs. Kcal is on a mission to prove that "healthy" means more than a calorie count. It means being an active and positive member of the community by helping it make better decisions that fulfill inside and out. At Kcal, what we help you achieve on the inside shows on the outside.
Today, Kcal is on its way to owning the exclusive label of five-star meal providers at takeaway prices, making the world a better place through this bold and unique concept.
Operating out of its Dubai headquarters and freshly from being bestowed the People's Choice Award at the SME Stars of Business Awards, SME of the year, and the year's franchise. Kcal has pursued a dynamic outlet growth policy that has seen it open 8 restaurants within the UAE to date, soon expanding into Kuwait and Qatar.
Supporting Kcal are its other household brands - Kcal Extra, the company's bespoke healthy meal plan provider, currently serves thousands of meals per week to its subscribers and is on a similar fast growth track. Fuel-UP by Kcal – The UAE's first meal prep company targeted towards athletes and bodybuilders. Gourmet By Kcal – A luxury healthy eating restaurant and Kcal's retail product line, Kcal GO can be found in several retailers and cinemas across the UAE.