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Vegan Fare: Top 8 Vegan Restaurants in Dublin

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A vegan diet does not contain any food from animals, including animal by-products. Vegan diets have become more and more popular as people have begun focusing on healthy lifestyles and moving toward a plant-based lifestyle. 

Sometimes it can be frustrating when traveling if you require a vegan diet. In Dublin, you will have no problem finding terrific vegan fare. Vegans can rejoice and find plenty of amazing options when visiting. 

Heading out for a meal after a day of sightseeing and shopping? Check out these top 8 vegan restaurants, serving the best vegan dishes in Dublin. But dragging along bulky shopping bags will become taxing after a while. First, find a Dublin luggage storage locker to drop off your belongings so you can dine in style.

Cornucopia Wholefoods Restaurant

This vegetarian restaurant has an extensive vegan menu using the best quality ingredients, all plant-based. You will think you stepped into an art gallery, with the art nouveau décor and contemporary lines. 

You will feel right at home when you are shown to your table. Located on Wicklow Street, Cornucopia opened in 1986 and is dedicated to providing whole foods and plant-based dishes. Come for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you are always welcome!

Take a look at their menu online so you know what to expect. The falafel wrap or sweet potato korma are especially tasty. Remember to save plenty of room for dessert, the vegan chocolate fudge cake is so decadent. 

Sova Vegan Butcher

When searching for a delightful vegan restaurant in Dublin, head over to Pleasants Street in the Portobello area. Sova Vegan Butcher is a fine dining restaurant that offers unique and delicious options that are all plant-based. 

You can book your table online and skip waiting in line. Sova Vegan Butcher offers more than just traditional Irish fare, there is an international influence that may make this your favorite vegan restaurant in Dublin. 

Govinda’s Restaurant

Govinda’s is on Middle Abbey Street and is only a two-minute walk to the Spire of Dublin, also known as the Monument of Light. The quiet ambiance of the restaurant is just the right touch after a day of sightseeing in Dublin.

The vegan menu options offer large portion sizes and are delicious. The chef’s use of spices and fresh produce has created a menu that even non-vegans enjoy. Local and visiting foodies flock to Govinda’s for a relaxing, delicious lunch or dinner. 

Take A Veg

A memorable restaurant with just as memorable a name, Take A Veg is in the Moore Street Shopping Mall and only about a four-minute walk to the Spire of Dublin. Owned by a Venezuelan couple, this Dublin restaurant is truly unique. 

The menu is heavily influenced by Latin flavors and can only be described as delightful street food. The buffalo sandwich is a favorite with the locals and is a seitan fillet tossed in a spicy buffalo sauce. 

If spicy is not your thing, then you have to try the Free the Chick sandwich made from a seitan fillet and tossed in a sweet mustard and dill sauce. No matter what you choose to eat at Take A Veg, it will be amazing. 

Veginity

Bring your appetite and enjoy fantastic internationally inspired plant-based cuisine at Veginity. Take a journey to India, Korea, and Turkey through the dishes offered at Veginity, although a majority of the dishes have a Brazilian influence.

You won’t leave hungry and the ambiance is relaxing and fun. Located on Dorset Street Upper in the Inns Quay neighborhood, Veginity is a very popular place. Be ready to wait for a table or you can order online and pick up for an impromptu picnic. 

Desserts are fabulous at Veginity so be sure to save plenty of room for a brownie or cookie. 

Kale + Coco

Kale + Coco is an unusual name for a restaurant, but the story behind the name makes it work. Kale is one of the best superfoods known to man and coco is from coconuts; the two fused together to bring tropical flavors to Ireland.

You can find Kale + Coco on Grangegorman Lower and should not be missed even if you are not vegan. The people of Dublin have embraced this innovative idea of vegan fare with a tropic twist. 

After your meal, order an oat milk latte, you will not be disappointed. Even their tap water has a hint of mint and cucumber to refresh you as you sample their dishes. Check out their menu online before visiting so you have an idea of what to expect. 

vegetable salad

Umi Falafel

Many non-vegans have heard the word falafel, but how many actually know what it is? Falafel is a patty or ball of ground chickpeas and/or fava beans and is deep-fried. It is a common Middle Eastern dish and is served in a wrap or pita. 

Umi Falafel is a wonderful Middle Eastern vegan restaurant serving up some of the most delicious falafels in Dublin. Meze and colorful salads are also on the menu. Your taste buds will go on an adventure when you eat at Umi Falafel! 

With six locations throughout Dublin, there is bound to be a Umi Falafel close to your hotel. Order the halloumi fried stick with mango sauce or give the Palestinian falafel a try. No matter what you order, it will be delightful. 

The Carrot’s Tail

This adorable restaurant is 100% vegan and includes hot dogs and burgers that are plant-based and will leave you wanting more and more. The service is spot on and the atmosphere is both relaxed and exciting. 

Head over to Rathmines Road Lower and enjoy a delicious vegan meal. Top a fabulous meal off with a slice of peanut cake that is simply divine. While there, check out the retail side of the restaurant.

Browse the shop for souvenirs and vegan snacks while you wait for your food to arrive. You can view the menu online before you head over to The Carrot’s Tail. 

Vegans and non-vegans alike will find these top 8 vegan restaurants in Dublin interesting and you may even find that you have a new favorite hang-out when you visit the city! 

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