Have you tried going on a food trip featuring only a vegetarian menu in Dublin? Almost everyone you may know has tried adjusting their meal plan to mostly organic vegetables. Eating out once in a while, in case you have not tried the vegan lifestyle yet, might “convert” you into this culinary niche. It’s almost a religion as you will see in one of the restaurants featured in this list. With food joints now offering meat alternatives to make their vegan themes consistent to their branding, check out which restaurant will attract your taste buds for a second helping. Read and find out the top vegetarian restaurants in Dublin for a fresh and delightful experience.
A restaurant banking on the Southeast Asian cuisine, it has one branch found at 26/28 Clarendon Street and the second branch located at Baggot Street - both in Dublin. The influence that Thai and Vietnamese cuisine have on their menu is evident upon seeing their top-selling dishes. They are open from noon onwards on all days of the week. For the price of about 45 USD, you get the vegetarian fare from curries to spring rolls to the stir-fried dishes that everyone will love for their exotic state and nutritional value. It is definitely a great bang for your buck.
Address: 26/28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
Website: Saba Dublin
Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 12pm - 9:30pm; Thu: 12pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 10:30pm
2. Happy Food
The restaurant’s name reflects the happiness that most patrons feel upon discovering the plant-based meat alternatives served here. Meat alternatives like the tofu bacon and the sweet potato burger are found both on the lunch menu and the brunch menu. The brunch menu though is a weekend-based event. Starters like guacamole on sourdough bread (or corn nacho crisps) are best enjoyed with a smoothie consisting of oats, berries, and banana blended in almond milk. The same guacamole dish is also available as a side dish if you snap up the Happy Vibe Breakfast consisting of plant-based ingredients like bean sausages and chickpea scramble.
Address: YogaHub, 5-8 Camden Court, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
Website: Happy Food
Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 9:30am - 3pm; Sat: 10:30am - 3:30pm (closed Sun & Mon)
3. The Hungry Mexican
Located at the Temple Bar in Dublin, The Hungry Mexican caters to a niche. It takes responsibility for catering to guests craving for Mexican cuisine. It is open all days of the week. Perfect to go with that tall glass of margarita. While most of their dishes have meat, they have vegetarian dishes like the jackfruit tostadas. Their grande nachos have a vegetarian version where instead of meat, it has chili soya. Or you can go plain grande nachos, a vegetarian treat in itself. No meat on the grande version, no extra cost. Plant-based dishes just went Mexican and has no plan whatsoever of going anywhere. No need to go cold turkey on eating when meat alternatives are available.
The Hungry Mexican
Address: 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
Website: The Hungry Mexican
Opening Hhours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12am
A restaurant chain that claimed to be Ireland’s first Mexican bar, its branch in Dublin is found on Millenium Walkway North City. Anyone craving for a burrito, taco or a dish of nacho come over to get their daily fix from Monday to Sunday. Even vegetarians eat here as Boojum’s tacos and burritos have veggie versions. These vegetarian versions are usually available at a limited time only. So make sure to check with them if any promos are underway. Mildly spicy without foregoing the nutritional value, both tacos and burritos with vegetable filling cost cheap enough to fit your shoestring budget. Just add some jalapenos for even cheaper if you like it spicier.
Address: 3 Abbey Street Lower, North City, Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11:30am - 10:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm
A restaurant that describes their menu as “plant-based”, some dishes on their menu feature lean meat and eggs for the sake of providing protein in their nutritional content. Located at The Glass House, 11 Coke Lane, Smithfield, Dublin, they have varying opening hours depending on the day or days of the week. Reservations are only allowed from Wednesday to Saturday to take your friends and enjoy their vegetarian fare. They also have gluten-free dishes like organic berries and oats folded in a smoothie blend, best enjoyed during the summer season with the vegan pastries served in bite-sized pieces on a buffet table.
Address: The Glass House, 11 Coke Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7, Dublin, Ireland
Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 6:30am - 4pm; Wed - Fri: 6:30am - 10pm; Sat: 9am - 10pm; Sun: 9am - 5pm
6. Blazing Salads
Located on Drury St, this food joint’s name alone gives you an idea about their specialty. Not that they have foregone serving the main course, of course. Occasionally Asian, based on the ingredients featured in the dishes’ names, the rest of the names straight up mention what you’re about to get from roast carrot and ginger soup to vegetarian dishes like the lentil shepherds pie and the red Thai curry. Rice bowls that accompany these dishes are of the brown variety known for being organically grown and have high fiber content. Gluten-free options are included in the menu.
Address: 42 Drury Street, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
Website: Blazing Salads
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 6pm (closed on Sun)
Govinda’s is that one spot on Middle Abbey Street that has a vegetarian restaurant and a Hindu temple erected in honor of Hindu God Krishna. The food contributes to the gustatory aspect of practicing Hinduism. But since vegetarianism is a global, all-encompassing concept, everyone into the plant-based organic lifestyle is welcome to dine and enjoy the greens and the rest of the fresh produce used for preparing the dishes. Their main specialty is called the subji served with basmati rice and tofu in tomato sauce. Light snacks range from the traditional Indian flatbread to deep-fried Samosas served with hot dip.
Address: 83 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin, Ireland
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 9pm; Sun: 12pm - 7pm
8. Sova Food Vegan Butcher
Still craving for burgers even after embracing the vegan lifestyle? Drop by Sova Food Vegan Butcher and satisfy your craving. They’re just ready to take your order. Grabbing a bite of their chia cheeseburger helps in tasting the delicious vegetarian alternatives to meat. Locals who are clueless at how baby kale tastes like simply drop by here for a taste. Some patrons end up enjoying the chia burger and chia cheeseburger made tasty and healthy at the same time by the red onion and greens complimenting the food item. Chickpeas and polenta are amazing ingredients for a handsome dose of vegetarian pleasure.
Sova Food Vegan Butcher
Address: 51 Pleasants St, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin, Ireland
Website: Sova Food Vegan Butcher
Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 4pm (closed on Mon)
Located at Wicklow Street, Cornucopia’s organized menu will give you an idea of what to eat and when to eat it since they serve breakfast, dinner and everything in between. This food joint classified their menu as vegan, wheat-free, gluten-free and dishes that had either sugar or nuts. They are very specific so diners with special needs get a clear idea about the ingredients used and dishes that are safe for their conditions if any. Each day of the week serves a different menu. This is why most fans of quinoa dishes drop by on a Tuesday or a Friday. Vegetarian versions of Italian favorites like the cannelloni and the rigatoni are served every Wednesday and Saturday.
Address: 19-20 Wicklow St, Dublin, Ireland
Opening hours: Mon: 8:30am - 9pm; Tue - Sat: 8:30am - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 9pm
Found on Dawson Street in Dublin, Farm Restaurant takes pride in serving dishes prepared from organic ingredients. The restaurant’s name alone should have given you a clue. They have pesco-vegetarian dishes (dishes consisting mostly of vegetables and some fish-based meat) and purely vegetarian dishes (like no meat at all). Even some of their side dishes cater to vegetarian demand like raw broccoli and other seasonal vegetables.
Address: 3 Dawson St, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
Fine options for vegetarians in Dublin
Whether it’s advocacy against animal cruelty or a way to go organic and healthy, enjoying food for the sake of improving one’s nutrition is still the best way to eat out in Dublin, it seems. Sometimes what stops you from trying this niche is fear of the bland leafy taste in vegetables. Then you are reminded what cooking is for. Healthy food does not have to be bland. You just need to find the right vegetarian restaurant for you. Drop by any of the restaurants listed here and let your taste buds decide.
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