A Vegan Guide to Dublin
Irish vegans, rejoice! Dublin is full of delicious plant-based food options to delight the compassionate eater – from über-healthy fresh salads to fragrant curries and even fancy three-course meals.
Read on to discover our top restaurant picks in the Irish capital – and leave a comment below if we’ve missed any great spots.
Centrally located in Dublin’s city centre, this wholefood and vegetarian haven offers everything you need for a vegan stop-off. Here you can find soups, salads and hot main course aplenty, plus a fine selection of breads, cakes and desserts. Whoa.
For an eat-in breakfast and lunch – or a takeaway dinner – this meat-free spot is tucked away next to YogaHub’s yoga studio. So relax or catch up with friends over some delicious raw vegan cheesecakes and a variety of smoothies and hot drinks. Or take your pick from the brilliant lunch menu: enjoy a protein burger, a Mexican burrito or pad Thai.
This restaurant and takeaway brings the taste of the Middle East to the heart of Dublin! That means you can load up on a variety of fresh falafel sandwiches and wraps – or go for a lighter lunch with a traditional Moroccan quinoa salad or popular Palestinian tahini salad. From the mezze, you can choose anything from stuffed vine leaves to batata hara, spicy potato wedges.
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With two Dublin locations to choose from, this vegetarian chain serves a traditional Indian cuisine and a few twists on some classics. Choose from vegetable curry served with basmati rice and a salad – or go for a homemade veggie burger made of rice, lentils, veggies, peanuts and spices, all in a homemade pitta bread.
An ever-changing menu means that everything is always fresh, seasonal and exciting here. The specials stem from its chosen grains, vegetables and houmous of the week: expect the likes of green lentil and spinach curry for dinner or a date and apple cake for a sweet treat.
This foodie’s paradise combines a wine cellar, a food hall and a restaurant specialising in lovingly prepared seasonal ingredients. And the best bit? There’s a tempting three-course vegan menu available.
Specialising in exciting and energising salads, this is definitely a “healthy food company”. Try the Marinated Tofu Garden Salad with organic tofu and roasted veggies, or make your own from the extensive ingredients list. If you need a boost, grab the Vegan Body Builder brown rice salad – packed full of protein and tasty goodness!
This health café provides granola bowls, pancakes and superfood smoothies – perfect for breakfast or lunch. Our favourite is the vegan pancakes, served with homemade coconut yoghurt and almond butter.
With two branches to choose from – find it at either Temple Bar or Grattan Street – Staple Foods offers an ever-changing menu that has plenty of tasty vegan options. From baked falafel and houmous to a Mexican black-bean salad, it’s a great spot for lunch, complete with vegan smoothies, juices and hot drinks.
Dublin’s original Japanese restaurant, this vegan-friendly spot offers various options to choose from. Check out the tofu steak marinated with mango and sesame seed sauce – and served with stir-fried veggies and a bowl of vegetarian miso soup and brown steamed rice.
Vegan doughnuts are the primary reason that you need to pay this cute gluten-free bakery a visit.
We hope that’s given you plenty of food inspiration, whether you’re a Dubliner or just planning a visit.
For more tips on vegan living, order one of our free vegan starter kits today.