Antoinette’s Bakery 6 KEVIN STREET LOWER, DUBLIN 8 antoinettesbakery.com Everything at this tempting cake shop is gluten-free, and some of the items are also free of dairy, eggs, sugar, or soy. What they’re not free of is sweetness and creativity. Treat yourself to a peanut butter brownie or vegan donut with a coconut-milk hot chocolate or almond-milk latte.
Govinda’s 4 AUNGIER STREET, DUBLIN 2 83 MIDDLE ABBEY STREET, DUBLIN 1 govindas.ie With two city-center locations, Govinda’s has long been a favorite of hungry students and office workers, thanks to generous portions of vegetarian comfort food. Choose from several hot daily specials and multiple salads. Just don’t forget to try the paneer.
L. Mulligan. Grocer 18 STONEYBATTER, DUBLIN 7 lmulligangrocer.com Mulligan’s set the standard for craft beer pubs in Dublin, by preserving the trappings of a traditional Irish pub and adding a menu of modern pub fare and a mile-long beer and whiskey menu. Stop in and try their meatless twist on a Scotch egg.
Murphy’s Ice Cream 27 WICKLOW STREET, DUBLIN 2 murphysicecream.ie Pop into this ice cream shop and sample a few scoops of Irish brown bread or Dingle gin ice cream, to name just a couple of the locally inspired flavors. All of the creamy treats are made with organic sugar and cream from County Kerry. Murphy’s also harvests their own sea salt and makes sorbets using distilled rainwater (yes, really) from the Dingle Peninsula.
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HappyFood Phoenix Park Tea Rooms
27 CAMDEN PLACE, DUBLIN 2 theyogahub.ie Hidden down an alleyway behind the pubs and clubs of Camden Street, this chilled-out café inside a yoga studio is an oasis of healthy vegetarian eats that are also primarily vegan and gluten-free. Choose from superfood smoothies, protein burgers, and vegan breakfast options, or indulge your sweet tooth with treats like vegan chickpea brownies.
CHESTERFIELD AVENUE, DUBLIN 8 phoenixpark.ie The Victorian-era tearooms sit amid the greenery and grazing deer of Dublin’s Phoenix Park, one of the largest city parks in Europe. The café’s menu often features vegan and healthy options, like raw date and nut brownies and wheat-free ginger cookies.
Temple Bar Food Market
136A SLANEY CLOSE, DUBLIN INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, GLASNEVIN, DUBLIN 11 honest2goodness.ie Check out into this natural-food market for local delicacies—from traditional sourdough loaves to gluten-free and paleo products. Or grab a vegan meal from the Shoots and Roots stall. Open Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
MEETING HOUSE SQUARE, TEMPLE BAR, DUBLIN 2 facebook.com/TempleBarFoodMarket Stop by this bustling city-center farmers’ market on Saturdays—the Irish teas, artisan sorbetto, and freshly baked savory pastries make this a delicious place to start the weekend. Open Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
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Until Guinness goes vegan (at the end of 2016), there are plenty of options for a tasty pint in Dublin. Galway Bay Brewery is building a mini-empire of craft-beer pubs, with seven locations in Dublin,
including the Beer Market near Christchurch Cathedral. All but one of their Galway Bay brand beers (a chocolate-milk stout) are vegan. See galwaybaybrewery.com for locations.
Another fave is Eight Degrees Brewing, whose full range of beers is vegan and widely available. Their Knockmealdown Irish Stout and Sunburnt Irish Red Ale are worth a try (or two).
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