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 famous Chef Hala 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 kitchen 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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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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