To get you in the spirit of Samhain, we've rounded up the spookiest and tastiest treats in this town for all you Hallow-Queen's out there. Eat, drink, and be scary because it'll be next year before you get another chance...
Eye-Scream Sundae, The Old Mill Coffee Dock
Head over to the aptly named village of Swords for The Old Mill Coffee Dock's bone-chilling Eye Scream Sundae. We love the effort this cute little coffee shop went to - try it if you dare.
Pumpkin Pie, Queen of Tarts
Pumpkin Pie was the OG Halloween dessert, and first cropped up in cookbooks as early as 1675 - way before the pumpkin spiced latte became a personality. A staple in the States, we believe Irish people need more pumpkin pie in their lives, and Queen of Tarts in Temple Bar have brought the good stuff this year.
Pumpkin and Sage Pasta, Little Forest
Little Forest are giving the nod to spooky season with the addition of a pumpkin and sage cavatelli pasta, topped with pine nuts and fresh grated parmesan. We can't think of a better way to consume a Jack-o'-lantern.
Pumpkin and Nduja Potstickers, Happy's Bar & Street Food
Happy's Bar & Street Food are celebrating Halloween with their hand rolled pumpkin and nduja potstickers served with a melon sweet and sour sauce, and they look only gourd-geous. We love that they keep it local, sourcing their pumpkins from Asia market, and nduja from Corndale Farm in Northern Ireland.
Spiced Apple Margarita, The Washerwoman
Grab your broomstick and head on over the to the dead centre of Dublin (aka Glasnevin) for The Washerwoman's spooky cocktail. You had us at spiced apple and margarita.
Charcoal Latte, Brew Lab
Brew Lab are calling their charcoal latte a great coffee alternative for the spooksters that avoid caffeine. It's made with food grade activated charcoal so you can be Halloweeny and healthy at the same time.
Pumpkin Spiced Latte, South Bank Café
How good does his pumpkin spiced latte look from South Bank Café look? We have no idea how people still go to big chains when drinks like this exist. Absolute basic witches.
Raspberry Blood Cream Filled Black Croissant, Cloud Picker
Cloud Picker's raspberry blood cream filled black croissants are available at their 42 Pearse St location this Eve of Hallows, and they look seriously killer. Bone appétit!
Halloween Pop Tarts, Bread 41
We can never resist Bread 41's Halloween treats, and this year the pop tarts have our souls. They use their oak forest spelt pastry and Malone’s raspberry jam to fill them, and they're topped with icing and spooky sprinkles. What else would we expect from the seasonal pastry ghouls of the city?
Pumpkin Spiced Ice Cream Cookie Sambos, Chimac
Chimac are back at it with their pumpkin spiced ice-cream cookie sandwiches, and we are Pump-ed! They take two chewy pumpkin snickerdoodles, stuff them with Upside cold brew ice-cream and dip them in Belgian white chocolate and a cinnamon crumb. More sweet than spooky but we're not complaining.
Eye balls Cake Pops & Brain Cupcakes, Flower & Bean
Flower & Bean on Cork Street are slinging out some seriously spooky sweet treats. They are really nailing the Samhain spirit with their vanilla and caramel eye ball cake pops and chocolate strawberry brain cupcakes. Spooky pooky.
Pumpkin Spiced French Toast - Brother Hubbard South
Brother Hubbard's pumpkin spiced French toast is scarily good. They top their vanilla brioche French toast with a spiced pumpkin purée, white chocolate mascarpone, caramel sauce and an almond and ginger biscuit. Brother Hubbard? More like Brother Hubba Hubba.
Pumpkin Pie Tarts, Coco Brew
How cute are these little pumpkin pie tarts from the lads over at Coco Brew. We reckon they'll be love at first bite.
Spiced Pumpkin Caramel Latte Mikado, The Cupcake Bloke
The Cupcake Bloke's spiced pumpkin caramel latte mikado looks frightfully good. It's a coffee shortbread, topped with spiced pumpkin purée, vanilla marshmallow, homemade caramel, toasted coconut and pumpkin seeds.
Jack O’Lantern Cocktail, Peruke and Periwig
Currently under the moniker Spook and Periwig, Peruke and Periwig are really getting into the spirit of Halloween with their Jack O'Lantern cocktail which contains dark rum, Campari, pumpkin spice syrup and pineapple juice. Sounds eerie-sistible.