Vurgerface, the vegan burger pop up from graphic designer turned chef Sarah Boland, has taken Stoneybatter and the Dublin vegan community by storm since popping up last month in The Belfry's beer garden, but their time is up so this is your last weekend to try a 'Classic John' or a 'Hot Chick' until they find a new home.
Rarely has a vegan opening caused such a stir on our social accounts, but every other day we seem to be coming face to screen with happy vegans proclaiming that Vurgerface is "unreal", "insane" and "next level". Sarah decided to set up Vurgerface after going travelling and feeling like there was a gap in the Irish market for quality, plant-based street food. As a Stoneybatter local she drank in newly renovated The Belfry, and the guys there were looking to bring in rotating pop ups. Vurgerface is the first, but there will be a new one each month.
After this weekend Vurgerface is going on the hunt for a permanent home in the city centre, and Sarah said she's confident they will find a good spot despite the city's current rental situation. For the sake of vegans across the city (and Vurgerface judging by some of the devastated people on their Instagram page) we hope it's soon.
*Edit: Since this article was published Vurgerface have been asked to stay on at the Belfry for another week until Sunday 26th August, and will continue to pop up afterwards, rotating with other vendors. They are also in talks to do something similar on the southside. That should cheer up all of those devastated vegan burger lovers.
Vurgerface @ The Belfry
37 Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 22:30. Sat 16:00 - 22:30. Sun 16:00 - 22:00. Mon 17:00 - 22:00.