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10 feel-good feeds in Dublin city for the January slump


by Ali Dunworth
10th Jan 2020
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January isn’t always a feel-good month, but with these healthy food eateries in Dublin city is the perfect remedy


In January, a month full of good intentions, there’s plenty of focus on what not to eat. But we’d never do that to you. Here, we’ve gathered some of the finest spots in Dubin to get that feel-good feed you’ve been craving to help you start the year off the right way.

Glas, 15/16 Chatham Street, Dublin 2

Anyone taking a stab at Veganuary (going vegan for the month of January) really needs to know about Glas Restaurant on Chatham Street, or indeed anyone who just loves a great feed. Their innovative vegetarian and vegan-focused menu has been winning rave reviews since opening late last year with good reason. The focus here is not on replacing meat but simply cooking lots of great stuff without it. Open for lunch and dinner and just off Grafton Street, one to add to your list.

 

Tiller & Grain, 23 Sth Frederick St, Dublin 2

Tiller & Grain is literally as pretty as a picture, as is their food. The focus here is on healthy and nutritious ingredients using as much local and seasonal as they can. There’s a short breakfast menu of porridge, overnights oats and pastries but lunch is the real reason to visit. Fresh salads are piled high ready to be picked and mixed for a bowl or take away box. Filling, tasty grains like farro always feature along with a selection of meat or fish to be added.

 

Cornucopia, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

A Dublin institution, this casual counter-service restaurant continues to serve up some of the finest wholesome, plant-focused food in the city. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner there’s a big focus on vegan and gluten-free foods, along with keeping things local and sustainable, so it’s feel-good food in lots of ways. The daily changing menu is great value too.

 

Kale + Coco

These guys really do specialise in feel-good food. Bright smoothie bowls are full of goodness with toppings like granola, nuts, seeds, fresh fruit and even flowers. The Buddha Bowls, are colourful, enticing feeds of bright vegetables and salad and they make every superfood non-dairy latte you can imagine. Look out for their Veganuary events which include Vegan Barista Training and a Plant-Based Food evening.

 

Balfes, 2 Balfe Street, Dublin 2

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Head to Balfes for New York brasserie-vibe breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner and look out for their ‘Bodybyrne’ options — recipes developed for them by their well-known celeb-endorsed neighbouring gym. Breakfast options include good oat pancakes, green juices and eggs. Their all-day menu has some good salads, sandwiches and a poke bowl. Generally, the extensive menu here can cater for most dietary requirements, or just ask — the team here are very accommodating.

 

Blazing Salads, 42 Drury Street, Dublin 2

This wholefood stalwart has been serving up delicious salads on Drury Street since 2000 and their super fresh vegan salad bar is well known for being hard to resist. Full of flavour and texture, buckwheat with roasted kale squash and adzuki is wonderful. Build your own box of salad and add on a luscious savoury bake, made fresh onsite. They have a freezer stocked with homemade, take-home meals too. A lifesaver when dinner is too much to think of.

 

Happy Food at YogaHub, 27 Camden Place, Dublin 2

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Tucked down a lane between Camden & Harcourt Street, you’ll find this plant-based haven serving breakfasts and lunch alongside a yoga studio. Vegans are top priority here, with a creative selection of reimagined café and diner classics. Hearty breakfasts feature a worthy egg alternative of chickpea scramble on sourdough. Lunch boasts a considerable vegan burger menu, built around a tasty black bean and sweet potato patty. They also have tofu BBQ ribs and delectable dairy-free shakes like the Snickers, made with peanut butter, banana, almond and cacao.

 

Tang, 9a Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1 & 23c Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Wholesome and tasty are the order of the day at both Tang outposts, serving early breakfast from 7.30 am offering eggs, granola, pancakes and excellent Roasted Brown coffee. Lunches are changing seasonal salads, full of earthy Middle Eastern flavours with plenty of dukkah, zaatar and sumac featured. Choose from marvellous slow-cooked lamb, chicken and veggie-friendly falafel, hummus and lots of beans mean plant-based eaters won’t go hungry.

 

Eathos, 8-11 Baggot Street Lower and 13 Baggot Street Upper, Dublin 4

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Now with two Baggot Street locations, it’s even harder to walk by Eathos’ window displays, stacked with mouth-watering baked goods. So don’t. Head here for an extensive menu with plenty of feel-good factor that won’t make you feel like you’re missing out. Breakfast and brunch are particularly good. At lunch, there are piled high pretty salads always with strong protein options — miso blackened salmon, juniper smoked Tipperary beef, chargrilled tuna and roasted cauliflower.

 

Sprout & Co, various locations

As Sprout continues to expand its stores, it’s a joy to hear they are also growing all their own leaves on a farm in Kildare. This freshly grown goodness is the base for their signature salad bowls – bright, nourishing combinations like Japanese Salmon, Paprika Chika and the irresistible Satisfied Turkey Bowl. Their cold-pressed vegetable juices will also cool you down and put a spring in your step. Find them on Deliveroo too, a handy feel-good alternative to some less pious takeaways.


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