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Finally, we have the data which reveals the changing ordering habits and food trends poised to hit Ireland this summer.

It's vital information that we simply HAD to know, and Deliveroo went full FBI secret agent to discover the fascinating food facts.

The summer trends reveal that low alcohol consumption and the 'fourth' meal notion are changing our eating habits. The data also shows that seafood, exotic fruits and hemp-based products are on the rise.

Summer is knocking on the door and it's time to binge the ridiculousness that is Love Island and crack open a beer in the back garden.

There's a grand oul stretch in the evenings, meaning we can have a picnic lasting pretty much all night. It's no surprise that our eating habits change in the sunny season.

Deliveroo's data shows that changing consumption patterns, seafood and exotic fruits are all on our summer menu in 2019.

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Without further ado, here are the top five summer food trends in Ireland:

1. Lower alcohol consumption

Restaurants like Morocco Gate and The Hill in Ranelagh have incredible virgin beverages for those who are kicking the booze.

According to research, younger generations of Irish people are drinking way less than the previous generations at the current age. Whether that's for health reasons or just preference, it seems the youth are lovin' that sober life.

The trend is due to carry on in the same manner, as delicious mocktails and non-alcoholic beers come further into the fray.

2. Hemp-based products

CDB Oil (Cannabidiol) is a phytocannabinoid which is believed to be associated with wellness and health benefits.

Hemp-based products have exploded onto the scene and their popularity is showing zero signs of slowing down.

Deliveroo caters for CBD lovers through hemp ingredients found in Freshii and 143 restaurant dishes.

Umamii and The Hulk both contain ingredients of this kind, and the food-delivery platform expects to make many more hemp-based products available soon.


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3. Seafood

Ireland's taste for seafood has apparently evolved past the stage of 'fish and chips' for the warm summer months.

The emergence of gorgeous restaurants ike Bao House, Miyazaki and Toyko Kitchen has led to an influx of seafood dishes becoming trendy in the capital city.

Shellfish, seaweed, sushi and sea snacks have become sophisticated common orders on Irish menus, with requests for sushi alone increasing by 35 percent this year.


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5. Alternative eating times

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are becoming less than regular for many Irish people's standard meal structure. 

A 'fourth', smaller meal fits in with the busy lives of Ireland's millennials, apparently. The most popular times to order on Deliveroo at the moment are 9:43am, 1:04pm, 3:45pm and 7:35pm.

As a result of this newfound demand, Deliveroo has extended its delivery hours to later times, where customers can now order from over 30 food favourites.

Eddie Rockets, Subway, Burrito & Blues and Supermacs in Dublin, Cork and Galway are now delivering food via Deliveroo until 2am. Midnight snack alert?


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5. Pacific-Rim Influence

2019 has seen a 23 percent jump in the number of partners who have used ingredients from the Pacific-Rim, featured in the new dishes of Maneki and Opium.

Flavours from the Southern Hemisphere are diversifying Ireland's food palate, and this summer will see more fresh, tastebud tingling foods emerge.

Dragonfruit, guava and seafood dishes are at the top of our Pacific-Rim lists, that's for sure.


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Time will tell what we'll be stuffing into our faces this summer, but it seems the rest of Ireland are on a mad health kick?

It's probably time we join in on that trend, instead of sticking to what we know…

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We all know the deal. You finally plan a night out with your friends, but of course there's bickering about where to go, what to eat and what to wear.

After many Whatsapp squabbles here in Shemazing HQ, we think the easiest option is to STAY in one place because, well… nice shoes and rain don't go together.

That, and no one wants to have to move from one place to another on a night out – least of all because you'll lose half of your squad during the transfer… And that's never a good night.

So if you, like us, rather have everything in one place, then here's 5 of our fave places for dinner and dancing in Dublin:

1. Pichet

Coming in at number one is Pichet, just off Dame Street. The restaurant has just gone through a major refurbishment and is looking better (and cooler) than ever.

Sit back and relax on a Friday or Saturday night with its new cocktail and late-night bites menu. As well as that, DJ Rui Guerra will play all your favourite tunes so you can party away until the early hours.


2. Farrier & Draper

Right in the heart of the creative quarter in Dublin, this is a must-go-to spot. With a wide selection of spirits, whiskeys and craft beers, it's the perfect place for the savvy drinker.

It also stays open until 2.30am, so if you have the energy after eating all the fab food, it's the perfect place to boogie the night away.


3. Soder + Ko

Inspired by Scandinavian creativity and chilled out sophistication, this hot spot on George's Street is great if you want some quality food and drink. It opens its doors 7 days a week, and some nights it doesn't close until 3am.

With private boots and sprawling sofas, you can come here for work or play. Handy!


4. Opium

The food in Opium on Wexford Street is just out of this world. The Pan Asian cuisine and immense cocktail bar makes it perfect whether you're on date night or girls night.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Opium is open until late, so there's no worries here about moving place and getting soaked in the Irish rain.


5. Odessa

With four floors featuring a restaurant, a club, a bar and a roof terrace, you could spend your whole day in Odessa on Dame Court.

The restaurant serves everything from brunch to anti pasti plates, and the late night DJ will bang out the tunes for everyone to enjoy.