Keeping up with the plethora of Vegan and Veggie establishments that have just recently opened and some golden oldies around Dublin, we have done up a list of our Top 10 favourite Vegan and Veggie friendly places to eat to satiate our readers.
In support of a movement happening not just in Dublin but all over the world, some will be familiar, some not so much – but all in all they are are top choices if you fancy stepping over to the green side or if you are constantly on the look out for ethical places to eat that won’t weigh down heavy on the calories either!
We hope you enjoy!
How could we not start with one of Dublin’s most well-loved Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants. Cornucopia is a casual dining, counter service wholefood & vegetarian restaurant in Dublin. Family run for over 30 years, they serve delicious food seven days per week.
They strive to be an ethical business, with a largely plant based menu and a focus on sustainable waste management. All their food is hand-made daily on the premises using the highest quality ingredients.
Catering for a wide range of diets and intolerances, they have knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for great tasting food!
If you are vegan, vegetarian or coeliac I can’t recommend this enough, as a must stop place to eat plant based food while you’re in Dublin. They also have a splendid array of teas and coffees, including their infamous Turmeric latte!
Garden of Vegan
The Garden of Vegan started life as a food truck, serving the masses at the likes of Electric Picnic and Longitude before finding a home in Ranelagh. It’s that good that it opened its doors after a successful online funding campaign! High demand created this affordable and varied eatery.
The menu provides for vegan, veggie and dairy free, that also caters for gluten free diets – something for everyone to enjoy!
Popular traditional Irish musician Sharon Shannon is behind the venture. She is an animal lover and wanted to focus on animal friendly dining experience. It has been said that management are so confident in the success of the restaurant that they have already planned five more to open within the next three years.
People seem hooked on the Dahl and their chips. Proper comfort food, well worth checking out.
Saba are not only known for their fantastic Vegan and veggie options, but also cater for a paleo, gluten free, nut free and dairy free versatile menu which can accommodate anyone. Serving authentic Thai and Vietnamese food, Saba on both Clarendon Street and Lower Baggot Street, Saba has plenty on offer to spice up a vegetarian/vegans life, from curries and salads, to noodles and stir fries.
They are also an award winning cocktail bar. Regardless of what you wish to order, you can never be too fussy as the customer-friendly team at Saba will always go that extra mile to ensure you have the best possible dining experience. Truly keeping in with their ethos: Saba in Thai does mean ‘happy meeting place’.
It’s the kind of place that you can go to and not have to leave with a conscience (unless you’re tempted by the cocktails, it depends on your willpower!). They partnered up with nutritionist Erika Doolan in order to create a truly innovative menu that keeps up with the times by offering symbols for calorie count, and highlights coeliac options and paleo dishes, which are all dairy, wheat, soya, and legume free.
Established in late 2018, Sisu Izakaya is one of Dublin’s newest dining establishments. Boasting a kitchen team who have developed a menu that pays homage to the best of Japanese casual dining cuisine with some ‘twists’.
SiSu is a Japanese Restaurant with Asian Fusion, Vegan & Vegetarian options. Their Vegetarian Maki – seen above – is sushi perfection. The menu is vast and has many vegan and vegetarian options.
They are also pretty flexible when it comes to Gluten Free options with their own GF menu. It is worth adding that this is such a super place to go for very reasonably priced sushi and Asian fusion food in Dublin which can rival any of its competition in taste and price without lacking any lustre in presentation, style and panache. One of our favourite places to go for Sushi in Dublin. Put it on your places to go list.
Sova Vegan Butcher
Trailblazed by Polish Chef, Bart Sova, first trialed his ‘vegan butcher’ as a vegan pop-up and market stall, which then evolved into a month-long pop up in Rathmines. It became instantly apparent by its tremendous popularity, that veganism was on the rise in Dublin. Bart, seeing this before many others, set upon a path to open Sova Food Vegan Butcher on a permanent basis on Pleasant Street in 2016.
Remaining true to its ‘butcher’ style not ethos, many dishes on the menu mimic classically carnivorous food like burgers, chicken and steaks using faux-meat substitutes like tofu, tempeh and seitan.
The dining room is although humble and informal, carries off an air of style and operates a BYOB policy, but the atmosphere is constant, lively and varied in terms of people that come through its doors. It can be meat eating curiosity lead folk to die hard vegans who’s appetites are always satiated. One thing is for sure, the food aspires to elevate the usual vegan offering with heavy emphasis on pristine presentation. One of my all time fav places to go for a Vegan dish.
Veginity started out as a plant based street food truck concept created by Australian Chef Mark Senn. Mark has worked in the famous Mildred’s of Soho (London) and was Head Chef of Soul Mama (Melbourne) before moving to Dublin to set up Veginity.
Creating mouth watering vegetarian and vegan food became an obsession for Mark when he first turned vegetarian over 20 years ago and realised how limited the available food choices were when he was eating out. This discovery has led him to experiment with many different techniques and ingredients in his quest to create the most extraordinary vegan and vegetarian food possible. And my oh my does it taste divine! Well worth checking out and go hungry, you won’t be disappointed. also check out Vish !
Sisters Pamela and Lorraine Fitzmaurice have been serving wholesome vegetarian and vegan food since 2000 in this cosy day time only deli on Drury Street.
It’s super simple: You pick a box size that suits your appetite and fill as you fancy from the salad bar and hot food counter. At the till there’s spelt base pizza slices, filo pastry turnovers and their signature veggie burgers as well as a vegan, and often gluten free, cakes and bakes, all homemade.
They have delicious soups, curries and stews that you can take home for dinner too readily available in the fridges. Although this ia a strictly takeaweay del only, its well worth it for the busy veggie. PS Their GoatsCheese pizza is unreal.
Set upon the precipice of three distinguishing factors: Cocu was born from a love of quality food and a desire to eat healthy, while maintaining a busy lifestyle. Their menu has been thoughtfully designed around 3 key principles: Quality, Simplicity & Creativity.
Cocu’s founder and executive chef Emilia Rowan took inspiration from the diverse health food concepts she encountered while travelling and working abroad and put them together to form what is now a chain of three eateries in Dublin.
Having worked with dietician Orla Walsh to create a nutritionally balanced menu that caters to all dietary needs. The menu is constantly evolving and heavily featuring veggie favourites: buckwheat granola, tofu and falafel salad boxes during the week, and green pea pancakes and buddha bowls for weekend brunch. Cocu can be found at Chatham Street, Baggot Street Upper and under the arches of the Station Building at Hatch Street.
Happy Food is hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Camden Street, and can be found within YogaHub yoga studio. It is an all vegan cafe that is most certainly worth seeking out if not only for the Sloppy Joe Burger, which is drop dead gorgeous and totally instagrammable for those of you who are food-porn-share enthusiasts. Also worth trying is the Vegan ‘Fish and Chips’, a regular special.
Happy Food serves breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday and brunch on Saturday, but you can also pre-order dinner to pick up on your way home from work.
Fast becoming a favourite for many a Dubliner, and now open seven days a week, Two Pups cafe is part of the 74 Francis Street Collective located in Dublin’s antiques quarter. They do fantastic coffee along with their small but well thought out food menu that boasts a wonderful ‘Tasty Toastie’ which is entirely vegetarian.
They also cater for all day breakfast-style dishes which include their beloved sourdough toast topped with jazzed up eggs or avocado, there’s a ‘Daily Dahl’ and a veggie salad or noodle bowl. What I especially love about the place is that along with many plant food lovers who are by nature animal lovers too, Two Pups is dog friendly!