Hi there!

We’re Kcal Extra, a food and lifestyle company dedicated to revolutionising the healthy food industry and helping you become your best self with our tasty, wholesome, healthy meals.

Kcal Extra is all about helping you take charge of your health and wellness, without compromising on quality, service, choice or convenience. We’re here to help you make simple, sustainable lifestyle changes so you look and feel better than ever – whether you want to lose weight and keep it off, or simply hit your personal fitness goals.

We believe you should enjoy each and every meal, and with Kcal Extra’s exciting and diverse menu, now you can. There’s no reason why healthy food shouldn’t be fast, flavoursome and convenient – so we’re making it happen!


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

When you’re constantly on the go – working, playing – it can be hard to fit healthy eating into your schedule. But this is when your body needs optimised, well-balanced nutrition the most.

With Kcal Extra you can personalise 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 Atyab Plan combining favourites 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 yoghurt 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 kitchens operate a strict no-fry policy, and every dish is bursting with rich flavours, tantalising tastes and healthy nutrients. Each meal provides your body with a perfect combination of energising 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 franchise of the year. Kcal has pursued a dynamic outlet growth policy that has seen it open 8 restaurants within the UAE to date, with soon to follow expansion 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.

Long-term expansion plans have already been set in motion and will involve franchising the brand beyond the Middle East.

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Sounds great, how do I get involved?

Check out our extensive menu and meal plans and choose the one that’s right for you – sign-up takes just a few minutes and you can change your plan at any time. We look forward to delivering your first great-tasting meal very soon!

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Success Stories

The best results. The happiest customers.

  • “I have been on the Kcal extra plan for four months and it has been a great journey, I lost 16Kg! Like every journey it started with a lot excitement and motivation. I met with the Kcal team and they created a plan to fit my needs and regularly called me to make sure everything was going fine. It was not always easy but I was able to focus on my goals. Four months later I realize that without the team's constant support I would have given up a while ago. Thank you Kcal.” *

    @Le_mab
  • ”I have started using Kcal Extra as my go to ready to go meal plan for the past four years. Every year after the festive season I go back to my Kcal diet for 1 month and lose the 3 kg I tend to take on when I'm happily care-free. Kcal Extra has made it easy on me, the choices and the quality that I get out of it are amazing. The best part? It works. I recommend it to all my girlfriends.” *

    @kicksandlips
  • The way my daily meals are designed by my nutritionist makes it much easier for me to tackle my day and avoid any impulse purchases. I thought that I would be thinking about food all day long, but really the only time I do is when I open the door to go to work and I pick it up. Results? 3 weeks in, 3 KG out. *

    @minaalsamarrai
  • “I look forward to my Kcal delivery every morning, there is always a treat; either a new dish to try or one of my favourites. For me, it's important to have healthy food with the right balance of protein, carbs, fibers etc. Kcal is able to provide this with such a wide variety of different dishes that I would never be able to create myself.” *

    @mariaconceicaomcf
  • ”It has been an amazing journey with Kcal. Over 2 months, I have lost around 12 kgs, I’m very satisfied, I can wear my fave suits now without any struggle. Also, the very wide variety of meals prepared for me every day was really enjoyable, tasty and healthy. Massive thanks to Kcal for keeping me committed to my weight loss journey and for helping me achieve my desired goal of getting fit physically and mentally.” *

    @thestylechoreo
  • “I think the food is amazing! It doesn't feel like I'm on a diet at all. I am full constantly and never hungry. The food is tasty and sooooooooo fresh! …I have way more energy and my colleagues and friends have said my skin is glowing!” *

    Kcal Extra Customer
  • “I never thought healthy food could taste so good! A big thanks to the team for helping me get on my way to being healthy and happy.” *

    Kcal Extra Customer
  • “Since joining your plan I have reduced my cholesterol levels (which I never realized were so high) and lost more weight than I anticipated (8kg in 2 months)… Not only that but also my energy levels have increased dramatically and even my sleeping has become much better! The food so far has been fantastic and the after service is amazing!” *

    Kcal Extra Customer
  • “The food options were a big surprise. I never thought healthy could taste good! A big thanks to the team for helping me get on my way to being healthy and happy” *

    Kcal Extra Customer
  • “After completing 4 months and losing 16 kg I can confidently answer that yes it worked, the plan is perfectly balanced and the variety is amazing. I am extremely happy with the food, the customer service and the nutritional consultancy provided” *

    Kcal Extra Customer
  • “The tastiest, hassle-free, fresh, enjoyable, wide- selection dining experience anyone could ask for. I never imagined that losing weight could be so much fun” *

    Kcal Extra Customer
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Kcal Extra in the Media

  • Measuring up health-conscious meal delivery services
    The past month has been an education. I have gone from 91kg to 79kg (a 12kg drop) and from 16 to 9 per cent body fat - I can even see my abs. I look better, feel better, my clothes fit properly. *
  • Good for anyone who wants to take the guesswork out of counting calories.
  • We test diet deliveries in Dubai
    Within the 28 days of the plan, I lost 3.4kg and that was without exercise. The plan made me realise that the portions I used to eat were too large. The best thing was the hours saved by not having to shop, wash dishes or wake up early to prepare my food. If I add the cost of take-aways/eating out and impulse buys to my normal grocery bill, I would save money on the plan. The support from the consultant was top-notch.
  • Enjoy healthy fast food - yes, it's really possible in Dubai!
    When you fancy a night out of the kitchen, eating healthily can be a challenge in Dubai. Home deliveries often present a lack of healthy options, whilst heading out for dinner leaves us with post-meal heaviness and guilt. So when we heard about the eat-in and delivery options at Kcal in Jumeirah Lake Towers - advertised as 'healthy fast food' - we immediately picked up the phone to order lunch.
  • Zero to Hero: The Kcal Success Story
    In 2010, two friends were leaving the gym one evening but couldn't think of anywhere to go for dinner that wouldn't ruin their two hour workout... and the seeds of the Kcal empire were sown. WEALTH sat down with cofounder Mark Carroll to hear about the highs and lows of the ride so far...

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