Location: Two rows of buildings in front of the Abu Dhabi Dental Clinic
I come from a family of bread-eaters. Seriously. At a fairly small family gathering a few years ago (15 people) we ate an Italian restaurant out of bread over dinner. While New York is a great place to get bread of all types, one area it is weak in is Middle Eastern bread - pita, in all of its regional variations, is often stale and limpless. One would hope one can find better here. So, when wandering around, you can imagine the excitement when I walked past (but more importantly, smelled) Abu Waqas bakery. The make one and only one kind of bread - a round bread about 12 inches in diameter, fairly thin but soft and fluffy, with holes, made out of a whole wheat dough. They cook it to order in an amazing looking clay pit oven, and it only takes a couple of minutes. It tastes very good, and it actually keeps at least a day (it didn't last longer than that). And best of all, it was 1 AED. Will be going back.