Whether you love burgers or want to keep a healthy diet, there will be a vegetarian restaurant that suits what you are looking for in Dublin. The wide range of meatless options is great news not only for vegetarians and vegans, but also for those who are trying to cut down meat consumption. It may even be a good opportunity to dive into the vegetarian cuisine and realise that it is more than just salads.
Aiming to reach vegetarians and vegans, companies have recreated classic dishes, such as the traditional Irish breakfast and even fish and chips, switching from meat-based to plant-based recipes. It is a relief to find out that vegetarians are no longer left out or relegated to ordering sides as main course. So, we have listed a few of the best and most frequently suggested places to have a flavourful vegetarian or vegan meal that will not only satisfy your hunger, but also widen your perspectives.
The Carrot’s Tail
The entirely vegan menu and zero waste shop would be good enough reasons to give it a try. However, they also have breakfast and lunch options to die for. To start off your day, pancakes, toasts, waffles and pastries match perfectly with a cup of dairy free coffee. The lunch menu includes familiar names even for meat-eaters, such as the meatball sub and chickon burger. If the impressive flavours of the plant-based menu have changed your mind and feel like being more sustainable, the zero waste shop will take this gastronomic experience to the next level. From dry food to hygiene products, this is a great way of reducing plastic use and rethink your habits.
Address: 192 Rathmines Rd Lower, Rathmines, Dublin, D06
Open Tuesday-Friday – 9am-6pm
Saturday and Sunday – 10am – 4pm
Take a Veg
A quick glance at their Instagram page immediately makes your mouth water. The street food style restaurant offers permanent and temporary options, including dishes from different countries, so not only will you have a great meal, but also will have a worldwide experience. Every new week starts with a different special, which may be the Venezuelan arepas, the Brazilian pastel or even a mix of Japanese and Mexican food, such as the sushi burrito. Either you are looking for something new or sticking with a classic juicy burger, you will fall in love with this place.
Address: 58 Parnell street, Moore Street Shopping Mall Unit 1
Monday to Wednesday – 12pm-4pm
Thursday-Saturday – 12pm-6pm
Sunday – 12pm-5pm
One of the have-to-go vegan spots in Dublin, Veginity is what you have been looking for a flavourful brunch or dinner. Starting out as a food truck business, it permanently arrived on Dorset Street last year. Since then, the award winning restaurant offers a range of plant-based dishes that will win your heart. There is no way of having a bad day after having brunch at Veginity’s, with handmade pastries and home brew kombucha to start off your weekend.
Address: 101 Dorset Street Upper, Inns Quay, Dublin
Brunch: Thursday to Sunday – 10am-3pm
It is not by chance that Cornucopia is one of the first recommendations to whoever is new in town or is getting started in the vegetarian circuit. Comfort food is the perfect definition to what the place offers. Not only will you find loads of tasty plant-based options, but they are also inclusive for pretty much everybody, whatever requirement or restriction you may have. The menu brings soups, salads, main courses, desserts and a range of beverages, from breakfast to lunchtime. The well established restaurant is also known by the generous portions, which will make you feel like you are in your grandma’s house and it is definitely value for money.
Address: 20 Wicklow St, Dublin 2
Monday – 8:30am–9pm
Tuesday to Saturday – 8:30am–10pm
Sunday – 12pm–9pm
We could mention several other great options in the city, however, Umi is unmissable. If you are also addicted to falafel, you should definitely pop in even for a take away. The freshly made falafels go perfectly with tahini sauce or hummus, the latter could not be a better match. Quickly made and value for money, you can have a full meal, including a sandwich, salad/fries and a drink for less than ten euros within a few minutes. The Palestinian falafel comes so generously stuffed that is even a challenge eating it all, even though you will not regret each bite. The entire menu brings vegan and vegetarian options, including meal deals and shared plates.Crunchy outside and soft inside, it will be hard to stay away from Umi after giving it a try.
13 Dame St, Dublin 2 – Open 7 days from 12 – 10pm
4 Mary St, Dublin 1 – Open 7 days from 12 to 9pm
180 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines – Open 7 days from 12 to 10pm
Georges St Arcade, Dublin – Open 7 days 11am to 6pm
96 Botanic Avenue, Belfast – Open 7 days from 12 to 9pm
11/12 Academy Street, Cork City, Co. Cork – Open 7 days from 12 to 9pm