Vegetarian and vegan food isn’t the same boring fare as it used to be. Now you can enjoy a whole range of proteins like seitan and tofu cooked well, and it’s delicious. There’s something for everyone, from gyros platters to loaded smoothie bowls to vegan street food meets fine dining. Here are some delicious non-meat options around the city.
1. Sova Vegan Butcher
📍 51 Pleasants Street, Saint Peter’s, D08 EF24
If you’re in the mood for some fine-dining style with low prices, look no further than the vegan kings Sova Vegan Butcher. Each dish is as exquisitely presented as it is scrumptious, and Sova specialises in the faux meat game. Think vegan gyros, pulled pork, steaks, cod, cannelloni and much more.
2. Sprout & Co.
Sprout & Co. has multiple locations across Dublin and is heavily revered by veggies around the city. The chain is based on fresh produce coming from their very own farm, so the options for all non-meat eaters are endless! Try everything from veggie boxes to sticky fried aubergine to avocado toast to falafel and miso plates. Head to one of the five open locations in Dublin, and you’ll see what we mean.
3. Take A Veg
📍 58 Parnell street, Moore Street Shopping Mall Unit
This is the go-to spot for Dublin vegan junk food. If you love your hot dogs, spicy buffalo chicken-style sandwiches and “filet-no-fish” then this is the spot for you. Take A Veg even serve up a mean Mexican “veef” patty burger. Just feast your eyes on that.
📍 83 Middle Abbey Street, North City, D01 EV91
Govinda’s gives customers an entirely veggie and plan-based experience with a host of unique flavours to their name. They offer chickpea curries, mouth-watering samosas, tofu satay and much more. If you’ve still got room there are trays of vegan cakes to add the cherry to your hearty meal.
5. Veggie Vibe Cafe
📍 Blackrock Market, 19a Main Street, Blackrock, Co.
Veggie Vibe Cafe stays true to its name. You’ll have great veggie food on offer, showered with a wonderful atmosphere. Whether you’re after avocado salads, tofu and blueberry cheesecakes, jumbo-sized hot dogs or a simple no-dairy cup of coffee, VVC is definitely a spot you should all be hitting.
6. Kale And Co.
📍 18 Grangegorman Lower, D07 WF44
Kale & Co. is a wonderful little stand serving up all kinds of healthy, delicious bowls. Check it out if you’re in the mood for a loaded smoothie — packed with oats, berries and other items — or a “nourish bowl” scattered with spinach, miso and more.
7. Umi Falafel
If you’re a veggie Dubliner, chances are you’ve at least heard of this spot. There are multiple locations around the city and, boy, do they know how to make our mouths water. This is seriously delicious, authentic falafel, from Palestinian to Lebanese styles, as well as a mean halloumi wrap to boot.
8. V Face
📍30 Brunswick St N, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, D07 TP64
You just can afford to miss the mouthwatering vegan burgers at V Face. Pair it with one of their incredible vegan tiramisu milkshakes and you’ll be in veggie heaven!
It’s a fantastic, women-led business to patronise, with food just as vibrant as the enthusiastic team who work there. You can read the full menu on the website. Try not to drool too much.
9. Blazing Salads
📍 42 Drury Street, Dublin 2, D02 T210
Blazing Salads is a wonderful wholefoods vegan and veggie deli that sits right in the heart of Drury Street. Visitors can choose to go healthy — there’s a stack of colourful bowls that will scratch any salad desires — or treat themselves to items such as the juicy plant-based burger.