There are one hundred billion pubs, pastry shops and restaurants in Dublin that should be covered here, but alas, the template for this blog only allows 3GB of memory. So here are our top five foodie spots in Dublin… and yes of course they’re vegetarian! If you want to eat a big-n’-meaty traditional dish then just google search Anthony Bourdain Dublin and you will find an expensive meal full of steak and Guinness pie… but you know we’ve been drinking Guinness all day and are in the mood for something different! Who’s atlas is this?
The Alternative Atlas!
1) Fallon & Byrne
Foodie Heaven! This slow food inspired brasserie has multiple levels; a basement wine bar, entry floor grocery store, and restaurant. We bought our dinner in the grocery store and ate in the building. Leave your inhibitions behind and check out this cheese counter! 11-17 Exchequer St, Dublin 2
2) L. Mulligan Grocer
Hands-down the finest veggie burger I’ve ever tasted. Not to mention that they have my #1 favorite beer in the whole world: Boon Oude Gueze Mariage Parfait. Let’s talk about that for a minute! Actually, let’s not.. because words could never describe what is happening there. You will have to go for yourself! 18 Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, image courtesy of honestcooking.com
3) Queen of Tarts
We stopped here and ordered the rustic apple tart with homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries before dinner… like any reasonable person would do. All those circular plaques on the wall are annual awards for culinary excellence. Cows Ln, Dublin 2
4) Staple Foods
Affordable vegan and vegetarian fare in a dark and cozy spot that makes you want to be drinking a vintage cocktail… which of course they also offer! The sweet potato/lime/coconut soup is incredible; we were licking the bowl. Curved St, Dublin
5) Murphy’s Ice Cream
And for dessert (you didn’t stop at Queen of Tarts earlier, right?) definitely visit Murphy’s near Temple Bar. All the ice creams are made from the milk of Irish Kerry cows and sourced locally. Jameson irish coffee and carmelised brown bread ice cream for the win! 27 Wicklow St, Dublin 2