Newly updated - the best places in Dublin to eat if you're vegan, vegan-curious or just fancy a break from meat and dairy. There are all places doing it the way vegans deserve - not a stuffed pepper or tomato pasta in sight... (we hope)
1. Kale + Coco
The ladies who brought smoothie bowls to the city have opened a fully plant-based café in Stoneybatter, with savoury nourish bowls and mushrooms lattés as well as those ultra phone-camera friendly smoothies in a bowl. A vegan instagrammer's paradise. Read more about Kale + Coco here.
Stoneybatter is officially the vegan capital of Dublin, you heard it here first (actually we said it here first), and V-face has been making vegans and non-vegans very happy with their plant-based burgers since popping up in The Belfry last summer. The good news is they've secured their own site which is due to open in the coming weeks, but in the meantime you can still find them in and out of The Belfry. Keep an eye on their social media for dates and times.
3. Shaka Poké
The Hawaiian raw fish specialists might not be the first place you'd think of for vegan food but it's big at Shaka Poké, with Tahiti tofu and pickled beets as plant-based options. We particularly like the sound of the 'no catch' with avocado, wakame, edamame, pineapple and cucumber topped with chili peanut sauce.
4. Umi Falafel
Falafel, mezze plates and salads on Dame Street. A visiting vegan from New York recently told us she visited here twice on her trip to Dublin and thought Umi Falafel was the best Middle Eastern food she's had outside of the Middle East. Nuff said.
Nutbutter in Grand Canal Dock have been fighting the plant-based fight since day one, and most of the menu is vegan or can easily be made vegan. Some of the standout dishes include the vegan caesar, the plant-based poke with watermelon sashimi, and the jackfruit tacos, but everything here is flavour first.