This guest blog was created by the healthy, happy Jonathan from The Happy Veggie
Ireland has a bit of a reputation as a meat and potatoes kind of country but despite that, there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan offerings here in the city. Within the city centre, you can find just about anything your stomach is after and you don’t have to travel far to find it. Whether you’re looking for hearty, home-cooked vegetarian meals, smoothies or shakes on the run, or natural health food to whip up yourself, Dublin has plenty to offer. Here are a few of our favourite veggie hotspots!
Smack dab in the city centre lies one of Dublin’s original veggie hotspots, Cornucopia restaurant. Opened in 1986, Cornucopia has been serving up hearty, home-cooked vegetarian and vegan meals to hungry veggies looking for good-for-you food. Cornucopia offers a wide range of delicious mains all of which are scratch made and paired with a plethora of salad options to choose from. Along with delicious savoury options, they have a wonderful selection of breads, desserts, and beverages to satisfy any craving you might have. The restaurant is charming and invokes a welcoming and friendly feeling that is hard to deny. A must visit on your trip to Dublin.
19/20 Wicklow Street,
Phone: +353 1 677 7583
Opened in 2000, Blazing Salads has made a name for itself in the vegetarian and vegan eats department. Offering an ever-changing menu that focuses on fresh, delicious food, Blazing Salads has something for everyone. Not only can you order off the menu, but they offer a wide selection of takeaway soups, curries, and stews to enjoy at home. Their menu caters to everyone’s diets with gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan options sure to please anyone who stops in.
42 Drury St
Phone: 01 671 9552
HAPPY FOOD CAFÉ
An entirely plant-based café, Happy Food has some seriously satisfying options that are sure to leave your stomach in awe. Starting with their amazing breakfast options that include the full breakfast with tofu bacon, chickpea scramble, and scratch made beans, to their wonderfully satisfying lunch options like the Sloppy Joe with chips, there’s something for every time of day. They also have a wonderful selection of shakes, smoothies, and smoothie bowls so whatever it is you’re after, Happy Food has it!
27 Camden Place,
Phone: 085 863 0292
DOWN TO EARTH
Serving Dublin for 37 years, Down to Earth offers a wide selection of natural products. Everything from supplements, vitamins and superfoods to vegan meats, cheeses, and health foods all in one place. It’s the perfect spot to find anything and everything health related in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Stop in and see for yourselves!
73 South Great Georges Street
Tel: 01 671 9702