A beautiful new bakery, a fruity food shop, and gelato with a grumpy mascot. Here's what's just opened in Dublin...
The Pepper Pot Bakery, George's Street Arcade
The infamous Pepper Pot Café in Powerscourt Townhouse (those geniuses that gave us the pear and bacon sandwich and the lightest Victoria sponge known to man) have opened up The Pepper Pot Bakery in George's Street arcade, and they've only gone and made a pear, bacon and cheddar danish. There's also pork pies, sausage rolls, fancy croissants and banoffee brownies, as well as sourdough bread, crusty white loaves and bagels. Bring a very large bag. Open Wednesday - Saturday from 10:00 until they sell out.
Mark Fagan grew up in Foxrock and says there was never anywhere for him to hang out - fast forward a few decades and he's made one. Grumps is a new homemade gelato and coffee shop that opened in the village last week, for kids (and grown up kids) to enjoy Irish ice-cream (from Scúp gelato), locally roasted coffee from Pine Cone Roasters, and treats like pasteis de nata. They're also selling Irish pantry products, and promise that despite the unhappy bunny on their logo, customers will leave with a smile on their face. Currently open 10:00 - 19:00 weekdays and 10:00 - 20:00 on weekends.
Greenville Deli, whose sandwiches have been popping up in cafés and specialty food shops across the city since they shut their Tara Street site due to the city centre emptying out, have opened up another location on Tyrconnell Road in Inchicore. Those sandwiches are of course on offer, as well as bread and pastries from Bread 41, croissants from Medialuna, vegan ice-cream sandwiches from Burr, and condiments, charcuterie and sauces from places like Lilliput, Baste and Chimac. Open Tuesday - Sunday for breakfast and lunch, and they're hoping to add dinner and wine in the coming months.
Fruitique, Dublin 2
Fresh food store Fruitique opened last month on Lombard Street East in Dublin 2, specialising in cold-pressed juices and 'health-led' salads, made in-store using fruit & vegetables that are also available to buy. Owner David Tuohy has a background in retail marketing but says 2020 inspired him to follow his dream of working with food, and wants to show people that the easiest way to improve eating habits is to buy the freshest produce, with more flavour and more nutrients. He says they want to raise the bar for taste and ingredient combos, and there's a dedicated space for cocktail enthusiasts, as well as a shelf devoted to Ireland’s best kept culinary secrets, that he hopes will keep customers coming back for new discoveries. Fruitique is open Monday - Saturday.
Bagels are coming to Baldoyle this week, as Outcasts open in the Racecourse Inn car park. Industry friends and local lads Ben and Jack like New York style bagels, and US hip-hop group Outkast, so Baldoyle will be getting plenty of both from tomorrow. The actual bagels themselves are from the New York Bakery Company (the guys say they couldn't get a baker in Ireland to meet their demand) but will be filled with things like Gubbeen cheese, Harry's nutbutter and homemade pickled red cabbage. Check their Instagram for opening times.