It is no secret that Dublin has become a real foodie hotspot in the past few years.
To help you eat your way around the city and make sure you don’t miss on the good stuff, we have made our own list of the food you absolutely need to try at least once in Dublin.
So, without further ado…
A brownie in Industry
We love Industry for the beautiful design and lifestyle offering, but there is another reason we visit the gift shop on a regular basis: their dark chocolate and sea salt brownie.
This small piece of heaven is one of the best brownies we have ever tasted, gooey, rich in flavours and so satisfying.
A pizza at the Dublin Pizza Company
You would almost miss it when you walk past it but this tiny shed on Aungier Street serves the most delicious woodfired pizzas, made with organic ingredients.
And if you don’t want to eat it by the counter, you can now order it from the comfort of your couch.
Chicken wings from the Canal Bank Cafe
The chicken wings from this cafe on Leeson Street are so tasty they may actually change your life.
A warning – be prepared to get your hands dirty, as the sauce will pretty much go everywhere, but it will be more than worth it. Best wings in the city!
Mushrooms on toasts in Fia
This little cafe in Rathgar never cease to amaze us and the Mushrooms on toast, one of Chef Keith Coleman’s signature dishes, should be in the brunch food Hall of Fame.
A carrot cake at Queen of Tarts
Whenever we are craving something sweet during a shopping session in town, Queen of Tarts is a place that always comes in mind.
This tearoom is super tiny so you might have to queue to get a table (especially on a rainy Saturday), but their incredibly tasty and moist carrot cake is also available for takeaway.
A burger in Bunsen
When we need a really good burger, Bunsen never fails to deliver.
A big juicy meat patty, a sweet bun, and a well-balanced combination of pickle, onion, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mustard and mayo are all it takes to make our mouth drool.
A pint in Grogans
According to some Guinness experts, Grogans serves the best pint in Dublin – as well as a deadly toastie.
We love the atmosphere of this pub right in the city centre, especially when the days get warmer and everyone is drinking outside. #heaven
A tasting menu at Forest Avenue
Why does Forest Avenue not have a Michelin star yet is beyond us, as the food Chef John Wyer creates there is pretty mind-blowing.
It might seem like a lot at first, but the 5 course tasting menu for €55 is actually amazing value for the fantastic experience you get.
A cannoli in Dolce Sicily Cafe
This small Italian cafe located under The Design House has made a name for itself thanks to the delicious Italian style ristretto coffee it serves as well as the most delicious cannoli you could find outside Italy.
A food tour with Fab Food Trails
You think you know Dublin until you enrol in a tour with Fab Food Trails. During the 3 hour stroll, the guides will surely bring you to places you have heard about (who would say no to a stopover in Sheridan's?) but also some hidden gems you had never heard of.
Between two bites, you will also learn a lot of interesting facts about the culture and history of our beloved city.
A steak in the Butcher Grill
An absolute must for meat lovers. You dine in an intimate and comfortable setting, where the staff are lovely and the food is out of this world.
If you can, order a side of mashed potato – and eat the entire thing (you won't regret it!).
A lunch at Bastible
We will agree with the British Vogue on this one: Bastible is definitely on the list of the places you need to visit when in Dublin.
This contemporary bistro on South Circular Road serves the most delicious and refined food in a pleasant casual atmosphere.
A prawn toast with yuzu mayo at Hang Dai
Trust us, these will be €7 very well spent. With their contemporary Chinese menu, this subway-style restaurant on Camden Street reminds us what real Chinese food can be, far, far away from the 3 in 1.