Dublin is an evolving and ever fascinating city. During the last ten years, it has seen a huge increase in demand for vegetarian and vegan food – and the city has responded. Plant-based food is easily found in most areas of the city. In on particular order, here are the 10 best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Dublin. All prepare delicious masterpieces with a lot of attention and love. Enjoy :)
Hours: Mon 8:30am-9pm, Tue-Sat 8:30am-10pm, Sun 12pm-9pm
Address: Cornucopia, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
Phone: 00353 1 677 7583
This longstanding restaurant is located in the heart of Dublin. It’s offered fascinating veggie meals since 1986. Spread over three artistically decorated dining areas, this place provides a lot of space. Cornucopia comes from the Latin cornu copiae, which translates literally as “horn of plenty.” The restaurant is true to its name: each day you can choose from two soups, ten salads, five mains, wraps, hummus & pâté plates accompanied by a selection of bread, cakes, and desserts. Cornucopia also has a small and well-chosen organic wine list. Take advantage of the live instrumental harp and guitar music acts on Thursday and Friday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm.
Sova Food Vegan Butcher
Hours: Mon-Tue Closed, Wed-Sat 12pm-3pm, 5pm-10pm, Sun 12pm-4pm
Address: Sova Food Vegan Butcher, 51 Pleasants Street, Dublin 8
Phone: 00353 85 727 7509
Interested in trying some out of the ordinary vegan dishes? Then get ready for a culinary adventure at this wonderful restaurant! Sova Food Vegan Butcher is a rarity among Dublin’s vegan and vegetarian restaurants, taking meat–free cuisine to another dimension. The project started as a weeklypop up in a wine bar in September 2014 and proved to be a great success. Barto Sova and his creative and inspiring team put great care in composing plantbased ‘meats’ like burgers, meatballs or steaks using strictly highquality plant protein.
The Seitan Doner Kebab is one of their bestsellers. The menu also offers unique dishes like Seitan Steak with truffle mashed potatoes, mint red onion, pepper sauce and kale crisps, or Spiced Ginger/Apple Soya Mince Gyoza. We enjoyed a delicious Seaweed Chowder. They serve a range of freshly prepared juices as well as certified organic and vegan wine. Cheers!
Graze Canteen @ The Elbowroom
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm (last call for orderes 5pm), Sat-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: Graze Canteen @ The Elbowroom, 32 North Brunswick Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Phone: 00353 1 677 9859
The Graze Canteen is a small cafe with a huge heart and charming atmosphere. It is located in a renovated woolen mill on Dublin’s Northside within the premises of The Elbowroom, a yoga venue and wellness hub. Lisa Wilkinson, a passionate health therapist and yoga teacher established The Elbowroom in 2003. The Graze Canteen opened its doors in 2014. Wilkinson’s inspiring mission is to bring optimum health and vitality to all of their guests. Their slogan ‘Food that loves you back’ is displayed on the wall. It is this philosophy, accompanied by amazing food and a good sense of humor that has made the Graze Canteen well known and loved.
Veggielovers can enjoy tasty and fun dishes such as the Cereal Killer Breakfast Bar, the Weekly Balance Bowl, or a Daily Hot Pot. Graze offers a menu for children and invites them to spend time at the Play Canteen, which is open Monday to Friday from 10:30am to 2:00pm.
Aungier Street: Goivinda, 4 Aungier Street, Dublin 2
Hours: Mon-Sat Noon to 9pm
Phone: 00353 1 4750309
Middle Abbey Street: Goivinda, 83 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Hours: Mon-Sat Noon to 9pm, Sun Noon to 7pm
Phone: 00353 1 4750309
The Hare Krishna Movement runs two popular Indian restaurants in the city center of Dublin. They are pocketfriendly, offer delicious food, and do it all in a peaceful, zenlike atmosphere. Guests can choose from different kinds of warm food and many tasty salads. Plates can be ordered in large and small sizes, and you can even order multiple dishes on a single plate. The restaurants are simple, clean, and unpretentious, reflecting the Krishna principles of life.
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm
Address: Blazing Salads, 42 Drury Street, Dublin 2
Phone: 00353 1 671 9552
If you’re craving a salad, don’t miss this small gem right in the city center on one of Dublin’s trendiest retail streets. Mix and make your own colorful salad bowl or enjoy one of their vegetarian or vegan-friendly soups, cakes, or savories. All the food is made daily in-house using only the highest quality ingredients. You can take your meal with you or enjoy it at the counter at the window. There is also a large wooden bench outside. Blazing Salads is run by a family with a passion for food. They love what they are doing and always comeup with new and original ways to make salads taste great. It is no surprise that Blazing Salads is so popular among veggielovers in Dublin.
Blazing Salads is run by a family with a passion for food. They love what they are doing and always comeup with new and original ways to make salads taste great. It is no surprise that Blazing Salads is so popular among veggielovers in Dublin.
Happy Food @ The YogaHub
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:30pm, Sat 10:30am-3:30am
Address: Happy Food @ The YogaHub, 27 Camden Place, Dublin 2
Phone: 00353 85 8630292
Sometimes, all it really takes to recharge your energy is a lovely little oasis of peace and a hearty meal. The Happy Food Cafe is slightly hidden in a little laneway far away from the buzz of Camden Street with cozy indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant is connected to a yoga studio and offers an excellent wide selection of full-flavored, homemade breakfast, lunch, and dinner options in a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere. Everything you eat at Happy Food is seasonal, fresh, natural, and vegan. The portions are big, but if you’re still hungry – or just want a small snack – try one of their delicious desserts. You won’t regret it.
Umi Falafel Restaurant
Rathmines Lower: Umi Falafel, 180 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6
Hours: Mon-Sun Noon to 10pm
Phone: 00353 1 497 6028
Dame Street: Umi Falafel, 13 Dame Street, Dublin 2
Hours: Mon-Sun Noon to 10pm
Phone: 00353 1 670 6866
This Arabic inspired restaurant is consistently rated one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Dublin. Umi is the Arabic word for mother. As indicated by the name, this restaurant is passionate about delicious Falafels that are handmade. You will enjoy eating them with a “just like mama made it” feeling. If you are not having an appetite for Falafels, you’ll be equally satisfied with one of their tasty other dishes. They also serve various sandwiches, grilled haloumi cheese and an amazing lentil soup. Their loose leaf mint tea is quite refreshing.
Umi Falafel has two locations in Dublin. The one at Dame Street, in the city center, is very popular and seats up to 50 guests. It is often busy and there may be a bit of a wait, but it’s worth it. The smaller restaurant in Rathmines is the more intimate of the two, but both places are delicious and inviting.
Hours: Mon-Wed 9am-6:30pm, Thu-Fri 9am07pm, Sun 9am-6:30pm
Address: Yogism, George’s Street Arcade, Unit 23, Dublin 2, 00353 1 679 9980
Phone: 00353 85 8630292
Yogism is located in Dublin’s George’s St. Arcade, a Victorian style redbricked indoor market that contains a medley of secondhand shops, bookshops, cafés, and small traders. As the name suggests, Yogism provides amazing frozen yogurt with a selection of almost 50 toppings! If you guess the correct weight of your yogurt, you will get it for free.
Yogism is a colorful and cheerful place. The owner wanted the place to be so fun that no customer leaves without a smile. It is also a perfect location to enjoy a healthy, nutritional breakfast. We came early in the morning and enjoyed delicious buckwheat pancakes that were served with peanut butter, fruits and their favorite ingredient, yogurt. Yum! The menu includes also other dishes such as porridge, granola bowls, and chia seed bowls. They offer tasty salads and incredible cakes.
Veginity @ The Eatyard
Hours: Thu-Sat 5pm-10pm
Address: Veginity @ The Eatyard, Richmond Plc South, Portobello, Dublin 2
Have you ever dreamed of running your own foodtruck business? Wonderful things happen when people act out of passion. Australian chef Mark Senn followed his passion and made his dream come true. In 2016, he opened his kitchen on wheels to serve high-class vegan food that is inspired by various international cuisines.
The menu is constantly changing. Every week, he creates a new threecourse menu and a drink. When we visited Veginity, Senn offered two types of plant-based Fish & Chips, Plantain Tostones, Peanut Caramel Nougat Cake, and Rhubarb Green Tea Kombucha. Veginity is the coolest vegan food truck we have ever seen. It has a fun and inspiring style and delicious food. No wonder that it won the ‘Best Street Food Award 2016’ at the Food Awards Ireland.
The Thursday Cafe @ Dublin Food Coop
Hours: Thu Noon to 8pm, Fri Noon to 6:30pm, Sat 9:30am-4:30pm, Sun 11am-4:30pm
Address: Dublin Food Co op, 12 Newmarket, Dublin 8, near St Patrick’s Cathedral
Phone: 00353 85 148 7653
Welcome to this colorful, vibrant, friendly and downtoearth community in a casual and relaxed farmer marketplace setting in the heart of Dublin! All the food is gluten/dairy free, organic, Fair Trade certified, and fully vegetarian. It’s open to the public, but members of the Coop get the products at discounted prices. The cafe serves excellent food such as pizzas, a soup of the day, amazing eggs, and a delicious quiche with feta, spinach, salad and sun dried tomatoes. All dishes are prepared with products from the market. Here you can see, smell and taste authentic local specialties. This place will let your imagination wander.
The Happy Pear
Shoreline Leisure Center: The Happy Pear @ Shoreline Leisure Centre, Mill Road, Greystones
Hours: Mon-Thu 8am-9pm, Fri 8am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
Phone: 00353 1 287 3655
Church Road: The Happy Pear, Church Road, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
Hours: Mon-Thu: 9am-6pm, Fri-Sun 9am-9pm
Phone: 00353 1 287 3655
Our list would not be complete without mentioning The Happy Pear, in Greystones, a coastal town 27km (17 miles) south of Dublin. The Happy Pear project had been launched by the Flynn brothers in 2004. Ever since the two twins and their passionate team have been creating amazing things. The project started as a shop, followed by a cafe, a farm, and a roastery. The Happy Pear in Greystones is a big success and the waiting lines out of their doors speak for themselves.
This summer the Happy Pear will open a cafe and food shop in the new Round Tower Center in Clondalkin, Dublin. The venue will have a terraced dining area, a public garden, an exhibition and gallery space. The Happy Pear’s new flagship in Dublin will be a wonderful addition for people who are enjoying a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.