21st Aug 2018
In this list, Ireland received three shoutouts:
- “Irish stew and a pint of the black stuff” came in at #47
- Black pudding was at #458
- Barmbrack got lobbed in at #496
Yes, we were mystified by the barmbrack inclusion, too.
Obviously, it’s nice to see any sort of Irish mention in such a prestigious list, but we can’t help but feel somewhat disappointed by the fact that so many stand-out players on the Irish food scene failed to get a mention.
Not ones to sit around complaining, however, we have decided to rectify this oversight accordingly.
Having scoured every province of this mighty emerald isle, we’re now delighted to present Ireland’s own “Ultimate Eatlist”; a comprehensive list of the very best in homegrown, homemade and expertly-produced Irish products (and, in some case, the best places to eat them too).
Put simply, if Lonely Planet think that the ‘best’ Ireland has to offer is a few cuts of black pudding, a bowl of watery, lumpy soup and a slice of raisin bread, then they have another thing coming.
Móinéir strawberry wine
1. Carlingford oysters, Louth
2. A bag of chips at Leo Burdocks, Dublin
3. Giant scones and clotted cream at Avoca, Dublin
4. Móinéir Wicklow Way berry wines, Wicklow
5. Firehouse sourdough at Firehouse Bakery, Dublin
6. Teddy’s ice cream, Dublin
7. Teeling whiskey at the Teeling Distillery, Dublin
8. Wexford strawberries, bought from a road-side stall during the summer
9. A pint of Guinness and a toastie at Grogans, Dublin
10. Bacon and cabbage in The Hairy Lemon, Dublin
11. Irish stew in John Cleeres Bar, Kilkenny
12. Dublin Bay Prawns at Octopussy’s Seafood Tapas Bar, Dublin
Abernethy Butter fudge
13. Superquinn sausages, available in Supervalu stores nationwide
14. Broughgammon goat bacon, Antrim
15. Bushmills whiskey at the Old Bushmills Distillery, Antrim
16. Full Irish breakfast at Shannon’s Corner, Donegal
17. Chowder in Nancy’s Barn in Ballyliffin, Donegal
18. Donegal Rapeseed Oil Company, Donegal
20. Abernethy Butter & fudge, Down
21. Whitewater Brewery craft beer, Down
22. Galway Bay oysters at Moran’s Oyster Cottage, Galway
23. Clew bay lobster at Cronin’s Sheebeen, Mayo
24. Dillisk seaweed at Dillisk on The Docks, Mayo
25. Sheridan’s cheese at Sheridan’s Cheesemongers, Galway
26. Fresh brown bread at McCambridges, Galway
27. Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin at The Shed Distillery, Leitrim
28. Wild Atlantic Seaweed Pesto at Eithne’s By The Sea, Sligo
29. Signature mussel pie at Renvyle House Hotel, Galway
30. Waterford Blaa at Walsh’s Bakehouse, Waterford
31. St Tola goats cheese, Clare
32. Clonakilty black pudding, Cork
33. Ballymaloe Relish at Darina Allen’s Ballymaloe Cookery School, Cork
34. Ballyhoura mountain mushrooms, Limerick
35. Murphy’s ice cream in Dingle, Kerry
37. Cashel Blue Cheese, Tipperary
38. Toons Bridge burrata mozzarella at Toons Bridge Dairy, Cork
39. Hazel Mountain Chocolates, Clare
40. Raw honey from Beeactiv Honey, Tipperary
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