When once upon a time, making healthy choices when eating out often meant sacrificing flavour, Dublin’s eateries are now catering to all kinds of dietary needs and preferences. Gone are the days when vegetarians and vegans were limited to a side salad or a sad plate of lonely fries. We are now spoiled for choice when it comes to delicious meat and dairy free meals. To help you to decide where your next healthy meal comes from, we’ve put together the ultimate list of the best vegan and veggie friendly restaurants.
Happy Food @ The Yoga Hub, Dublin 2
Offering an entirely plant-based menu, Happy Food has achieved a perfect balance of simplicity and flavour. Happy Food is highly recommended for breakfast, lunch or brunch. All food is prepared daily and at an affordable price making it a great place for a cheap but hearty student meal.
Yogism, George’s Street Arcade, Dublin 2
If you have a sweet tooth then make sure you head down to Yogism and tuck into some of their deliciously sweet vegan pancakes and vegan ice cream. You won’t be disappointed!
Cornucopia, Wicklow St., Dublin 2
Ask any Dublin dwelling vegetarian to recommend a restaurant and chances are, Cornucopia will be one of the first places that they mention. Cornucopia was established in the 1980s and is now renowned for providing a diverse menu which caters to all kinds of dietary needs. To book a table with Cornucopia click here.
The Rolling Donut
While doughnuts are typically made with eggs and milk, The Rolling Donut make their vegan selection using dairy alternatives such as linseeds and coconut oil. The Rolling Donut have a great range of tasty vegan options; Vanilla Glaze, Raspberry, Pistachio and Cinnamon Sugar. The Rolling Donut has several venues on Dublin’s South and Northside.
With locations on both Abbey Street and Aungier Street, Govindas is another familiar name amongst Dublin’s veggie lovers. It’s a terrific spot if you’re looking for vegetarian-friendly comfort food that’s not only cheap but plentiful. Its bohemian atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. They’re also known for their scrumptious desserts if you fancy something sweet. Click here to book a table with Govindas.
Hailan Korean and Japanese Restaurant, Dame St., Dublin 2
While Hailan isn’t strictly a vegetarian establishment, their vegan bibimbap is both delish and satisfying. For those of you who don’t know, a bibimbap is a traditional Korean rice dish served with yummy sautéed and seasoned veggies and Hailan’s is the best around. If this sounds like your kind of healthy meal then here to book a table at Hailan.
Veginity, Portobello, Dublin 2
Veginity is an award-winning plant-based street food restaurant. Based in Portobello, Veginity is essentially a food truck with tables outside, but don’t let its unconventional setting put you off! Their dishes are original and flavourful. If you’re planning on visiting Veginity in the autumn or winter months, wrap up warm because it can get a little chilly. Veginity are also available to cater events and parties.
Blazing Salads, Drury St., Dublin 2.
When it comes to variety Blazing Salads has it in the bag. Their menu also changes daily so there’s always something new to try. This is a great place to grab a quick, healthy lunch. Create your own salad with their diverse assortment of ingredients or grab a tasty soup if you’re on the go.
Sova Food Vegan Butcher, Camden St., Dublin 2
Despite being a relatively new venue, Sova The Vegan Butcher has rapidly built a solid reputation not solely in the vegan community but with dairy and meat eaters alike. It has been praised for serving delicious and incredibly inventive dishes. Sova is a must for vegan diners.
The Big Blue Bus @ The Bernard Shaw, Dublin 2.
Any pizza lover will tell you that The Big Blue Bus’s pizza is ridiculously tasty and its safe to say that their vegan pizza options are no different. A popular venue for Dublin’s hipsters, The Bernard Shaw’s Big Blue Bus might be an unconventional setting but it’s certainly a cosy one. With good tunes, friendly staff and a great selection of craft beers nearby, this is the perfect spot to chill out and enjoy a pizza. Click here to book a table at the Bernard Shaw.