Galway has seen a surge in food and coffee vans in the last two years. Not sure where to go? Start here with our list of the top five best food and coffee vans in Galway.
A food or coffee van would normally be associated with convenience. It’s your quick stop on a road trip or a pick-me-up on your way to work.
However, the quality of the coffee, sandwiches, and pastries offered by these five services is phenomenal!
Visiting one of these vans should be the highlight of your day. Introducing: the top five best food and coffee vans in Galway.
5. Fadó Pizza – for your next pizza party
Fadó Pizza is a woodfired pizza truck in Clifden, Connemara. Their handmade pizzas look and smell divine and are all made with Irish and Italian ingredients.
This truck is run by Elisha and Cuan, two former restaurant workers who moved from Dublin to Connemara in early 2020. They decided to pursue their passion for food and cooking, and it paid off!
The Clifden camping park has welcomed them to work on their site, and everyone is in love with the pepperoni pizza.
Fadó Pizza is a true gem on our list of the top five best food and coffee vans in Galway.
Address: Clifden camping and caravan park, Shanakeever, Clifden, Co. Galway, H71 TP08, Ireland
4. Gourmet Sandwiches Furbo – a strong contender on our list of the top five best food and coffee vans in Galway
Gourmet Sandwiches Furbo is your one-stop spot for coffee, desserts, fries, and speciality sandwiches. The sandwiches are inspired by cuisines from all over the world.
We recommend the Crispy Duck Banh Mi roll or the Viva Mexicana sandwich to keep you going all day. Trust us when we say that these are some of the best sandwiches in Galway!
Don’t forget the topped fries, either. The jalapeño and cheese chips are to die for if you’re in the mood for something spicy.
This food truck can be found in Furbo village, just a 20-minute drive from Galway city, so it is a convenient location for tourists exploring Galway.
Address: Stripe, Furbogh, Co. Galway, Ireland
3. Rúnda – a name that means ‘secret’
Tucked away behind the barbershop in Spiddal stands the Rúnda coffee stop, one of the best food and coffee vans in Galway.
Enjoy the picnic benches, paintings, and aquatic-themed decorations here while you sip on your morning coffee.
The coffee they serve is from the Galway-based Geometry Coffee Roasters. It is smooth and nutty, with fruit and chocolate undertones. Yum!
Rúnda also serves tasty treats such as banana bread and gingerbread men, made fresh for you every day.
Run by Irish speakers and frequented by the Irish-speaking community, Rúnda is a great place to take your languages skills to the test. Otherwise, embrace the sun on your face while listening to the melody of Irish around you.
Address: Spiddle West, Spiddal, Co. Galway, H91 E422, Ireland
2. Álainn – for Salthill’s finest snacks
A visit to Galway is incomplete without a stroll along the Salthill prom. Luckily for you, the Álainn food and coffee van is located just beside the Blackrock diving tower.
The word ‘Álainn’ is Irish for ‘lovely’ or ‘beautiful’, perfectly suited for describing this service.
All of Álainn’s suppliers are based along the Wild Atlantic Way, giving your tastebuds an authentic experience. Galwegians have been raving about Álainn’s rich coffee and superfood smoothie bowls!
Their most popular smoothie bowl is the classic açai topped with nutty, crunchy granola, Totally Nutz peanut butter, strawberries, cacao nibs, and desiccated coconut. Is your mouth watering yet?
Address: Blackrock Diving Tower, Salthill
1. Mama No Drama – one of the best food and coffee vans in Galway
You can find this family-run business, also known to locals as ‘the pink van’, in the town of Moycullen. It attracts many customers every day due to its unique look and delicious treats.
Here, the inviting smell of warm pastries, stellar sandwiches, and tasty espressos will meet you. Everything is well presented, and the coffee cups and matching merchandise have their own colourful illustration. Latté art is common here too.
We encourage you to try their signature drink, the beautiful rose latté and keep an eye out for seasonal works of art such as the ‘Kinder Egg’ latté, a major hit from last Easter.
Address: Ballyquirke West, Moycullen