Where We Are Going Today: Shakelicious

Updated 09 March 2019

Where We Are Going Today: Shakelicious

  • Shakelicious employs a “create-your-own” model that allows you to assemble your ultimate milkshake

When I stumbled across Shakelicious quite by chance, it was one of the happiest accidents of my life.

We arrived at the colorful cafe in the Al-Rawdah district of Jeddah with no expectations. The first thing we noticed was that the interior of the cafe is very colorful and cheery, which is sure to rid you of any bad mood you might be feeling. There are also two wooden panels on opposite sides of the shop where customers can place sticky notes with any messages they want to leave.

Shakelicious employs a “create-your-own” model that allows you to assemble your ultimate milkshake. A wide variety of candy bars are laid out on the counter from which you can choose your favorites to add to the vanilla ice-cream that forms the basis of the shake, to create the perfect milkshake to suit your taste.

There are other delicious treats on the menu, too, for those looking for more than a milkshake, including a delicious fennel cake with soft-serve ice-cream, which can also be customized by adding your favorite candy.

To top it all off, the staff are all very friendly and help to make the experience of creating your perfect milkshake even more enjoyable.


What We Are Eating Today: Story On A Plate

Updated 07 August 2020

What We Are Eating Today: Story On A Plate

Story On A Plate is a bakery that specializes in gluten-free foods, offering an array of artisanal cakes professionally decorated with floral designs and made from organic ingredients and natural flavors, free of preservatives and artificial colors.  
The bakery offers astoundingly artistic yet healthy cakes, made and decorated by two creative Saudi sisters — Alia and Abeer Oraif — who have bachelor’s degrees from Le Cordon Bleu Istanbul culinary school.
Cakes from Story On A Plate are available in an array of sizes and shapes, decorated with an assortment of different flower petals — rose, hydrangea, orchid, lavender, pansy, viola — and dried fruits. Scrolling through the photos on the bakery’s Instagram account will leave viewers wondering whether these works of art were crafted by florists!
Variety does not end with simple decoration, either. Story On A Plate offers a multitude of different cake flavors that are gluten- and dairy-free, including Victoria sponge, organic chocolate, vanilla bundt, pistachio, organic date, lemon, carrot and brownie. You can find out more about them and order through their Instagram account @Story_on_a_plate.