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A guide to eating vegetarian and vegan in Dublin

- Posted on: 15/09/2022 - By: Juliana Hansen $itemValue.title

One of the best things about Dublin is the big variety of places to choose from when eating out, and it also includes many vegetarian and vegan restaurants.  Even if you don’t follow a plant-based diet, but love trying good food, there are options for every taste. all meat-free. Here is a list of 8 vegetarian restaurants in Dublin to try - and with fair prices too:

 

1. Cornucopia

Cornucopia is a Dublin classic, open since 1986, the place serves a casual dining wholefood vegetarian menu. All the dishes, from the soups to the bread, are made in-house, and they have options that are not only perfect for vegans and vegetarians but also for people following gluten-free, or sugar-free diets. Another good option is visiting them for brunch,  the breakfast is served daily until noon, with freshly pressed juices and fair-priced coffee.

 Where? 19, Wicklow St (at Grafton St), Dublin, Ireland

 

veggie guide cornucopia

 

2. Shouk

If you like middle-eastern cuisine you have to try Shouk's delicious dishes. Even though the restaurant is not 100% vegetarian, the veggie options are so good you won’t be missing anything. Some local’s favorites on the menu are The Batata Veggie - a whole baked sweet potato filled with some delicious stuff, and The Aubergine, a chargrilled smoked aubergine covered with tahini and tomato salsa. The portions are not too big, so a suggestion if you are going for dinner with friends, is to order a lot of different dishes to share.

Where? 40, Drumcondra Road Lower, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 

 

 

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3. Bear Lemon

Bear Lemon is Ireland's 1st traditional walk-in vegan bakery, with fresh coffee and delicious pastries being served from Wednesday to Sunday. Their oat flat white is delicious and the Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Cream is unforgettable. This charming vegan bakery has many other options to try too, and all look very delicious - can't wait to visit again! They are located in Drumcondra, in the North part of Dublin, just a short walk from the city center.  

Where? 2, lower Drumcondra

 

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4. Umi falafel

This is the perfect go-to whenever you feel hungry around Dublin’s city center! Umi Falafel has wraps, salads, soups, falafel bites, and more, with a 100% vegan menu. Their pricing is excellent, and there are 7 shops around Ireland. A local’s favorite is the Lebanese Falável wrap, with fresh tomato, pickles, and flat parsley topped with tahini sauce. 

Where? They have many locations around Dublin, you can check them out here.

 

veggie guide umi

 

5. Vegan Sandwich Co

This is an amazing sandwich shop with only vegan options! Open since 2020, this cute shop has got a big place in the local’s hearts and you can even find their sandwiches being sold at Supervalue grocery stores. Their BLT, Chick*n Fillet Roll, and Chilli Cheeze Bites are great options for a quick and tasty lunch, all made with meat and dairy alternative ingredients. Their two shops in Dublin town ate located in Smithfield & Stephen’s Green

Where? Unit 101 Food Village. St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre. 

              6 Queen Street, Dublin 7, Smithfield. 

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6. Veginity

Veginity is one of Dublin’s most famous Vegan restaurants, it has a 100% plant-based menu with dishes inspired from all over the world. The restaurant pleads on making Street Food that meets Fine Dining, a unique concept that makes a dinner there even more of an experience. You can visit the place from Wed to Sun from 10 am-9:30 pm, for brunch, lunch, or dinner. 

Where? 101, Dorset St Upper, Inns Quay

 

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7. The Saucy Cow

The Saucy Cow sells delicious vegan fast food! Yes, you read it right, they have different types of burgers, fries, and even nachos, all made with strictly planted-based recipes. They operate at the EatYard, behind The Bernard Shaw pub in Drumcondra, from Wednesday to Sunday. You can also visit their new restaurant at the Temple Bar area. 

Where? Cross Guns Bridge, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

            19, Crane Lane, Dublin, Ireland

 

veggie guide saucy cow

 

8. Sova Vegan Butcher

Located in the Liberties, Sova has a full vegan menu, with different options of kebabs, sushis, potato gnocchi, and more, as well as lovely desserts and appetizers. The place is open for lunch and dinner, and it’s a great option to visit if you are staying in one of our accommodations around Dublin City Center, Garden Lane, and Gardner House hostels. 

Where? Carman's Hall, The Liberties, Dublin. 

  
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I hope these suggestions will make your time in Dublin even tastier!

Now you are more than ready to start your plant-based gastronomical tour around Ireland’s capital :)  

 

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