La Loupe

La Loupe came back with a carnival-styled event that featured small clothing/handmade crafts vendors and food kiosks. I heard about it from a friend and decided to catch it on the last day.

The event took place over the weekend at The Walk @ Al Seef Village Mall. I liked that there was a little something for everyone. It was packed with families, ladies looking for unique fashion staples and of course, foodies!

There was an area meant for kids where they had bouncy castles, a station for painting clay figurines and a build-a-bear kiosk! A particularly packed area was one where moms and their little daughters had their nails manicured (the sweetest sight).

First thing we noticed was that our new favorite bubble-tea spot, Tea Avenue, had their own kiosk. We got their Taro and Wintermelon bubble-tea without giving it a second thought. Very rich flavor as usual and it definitely set the right tone for the rest of the evening.

Rating: 4/5 🍵🍵🍵🍵

The Circus & Chic kiosk sold beauiful handmade bags. They had an especially stunning collection of clutches and I wanted all of them!

My favorite station was Mammas Garden. There was a lovely lady that was selling organic medicinal herbs that are supposed to help people with asthma and congestion. Jars of homemade jams and pickles, distilled water bottles and other “alternative products” were also available.

Shortly after that, this bright blue truck that had some tacos and corn on display caught our attention. So we thought we should go ahead to take a closer look.

The food truck belonged to Corn’r, and turns out they make PARATHA TACOS! Naturally, we did what any sane, street-food loving, human being would do and grabbed us a seat. We ordered the Sweet Chili Doritos’s and Flaming Hot Cheetos Tacos (try saying that 5 times in a row). The traditional Taco shells were replaced with crispy, mini Parathas, and stuffed with salsa, the chips of our choice, cheese and their secret Corn’r sauce. Both were VERY delicious, filling and hella messy! Will definitely head straight to their truck if they set up at any future events.

Rating: 4/5 🌮🌮🌮🌮

Right after we regained our ability to walk and breathe with ease, we found Churros Land. It’s like the universe was determined to get us to slip into a food coma. Although we were eyeing the festive “Loop Churros” section of their menu, we settled for some of their Nutella, Custard, Lotus (of course) and Cream Cheese stuffed Churros.

They came in fresh, warm, and left us silent for a good 10 minutes. So yummy! Part of me still regrets not getting a Loop Churro and run wild with their selection of toppings. Rating : 4/5 🍭🍭🍭🍭

I later found out that there were Latin dance and live music performances on the first two days but we sadly missed out on those.

Overall, it was an inclusive family event, and I hope La Loupe turns up for one more before the weather becomes mean again.

📍Al Seef Village Mall – Abu Dhabi

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