A Vegan Guide to Dublin
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.
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.
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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 or spicy potato wedges.
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.
This former pop-up now has a permanent home in Dublin, and offers a delicious fully vegan menu from big breakfasts to fancy dinners.
This pop-up serving up high-class vegan food is open Thursday through Saturday. The menu is constantly changing with fresh specials created by the chef.
We hope that’s given you plenty of food inspiration, whether you’re a Dubliner or just planning a visit.
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