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Vegan Ireland: the Everywhere Else Edition

Here’s my last post on dining out in Ireland, which makes me a bit sad—it was SUCH a lovely trip. (There are plenty more sightseeing photos though.)

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My first dinner—a quality little Indian place in Boyle, County Roscommon. (According to the owner of my B&B, Chris O’Dowd and company ate there during filming of Moone Boy and said it was as good as any Indian they’d had in London. I concur.)

 

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Light lunch in Manorhamilton, County Leitrim: orange-carrot soup and tea sans milk.

 

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Roasted red pepper soup with almonds at a quaint little tearoom near Drumcliffe, County Sligo. (Paddy said, “If you take that picture, you are officially a hipster.” To which I replied, “Then I have been a hipster for quite some time now.” Also: the extreme cuteness of that espresso cup!!)

 

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Had a lovely light dinner with Kate M. in Galway (she was in town on scholarly business) and her colleague Sarah. We ended up at a Spanish tapas place—I had to pretend I didn’t see the cured pig-legs suspended above the bar—but they did have great veg options. (When the greens came I said, “What is this stuff on top??” The waitress assured me it was shaved hazelnuts.)

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After nearly a week in London and Edinburgh, I circled back to Dublin for my last couple days.

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At the Hugh Lane Gallery I treated myself to not one but TWO soy lattes. (When you find good coffee over there you gotta take advantage!) Simple yummy avocado-and-salad bagel for breakfast. That salad dressing looked fairly sketchy, but the chef assured me it was vegan. And needless to say, I did not eat the chips.

 

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Diarmuid told me to go to Govinda’s just before closing time for a one-euro dinner. VERY GOOD IDEA.

 

Lastly but bestly—a gorgeous dinner at Cornucopia with Deirdre:

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(Butternut squash yumminess with a refreshing beet salad on the side.)

And I couldn’t skip dessert on my last night in Ireland!:

 

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Next week: more farmshare love!

 

1 Comment to Vegan Ireland: the Everywhere Else Edition

  1. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    July 9, 2014 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    You should start asking places for the recipes 😉 One Euro–I’m there!

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