Top five places for vegan lunch in Dublin

Whether you’re a long-established vegan or just looking to eat more plant-based meals, these are five spots for vegan lunch in Dublin that will satisfy your taste buds without burning a hole in your pocket.

Top five places for vegan lunch in Dublin

A few years ago, it was often hard to find even find vegetarian options for lunch in Dublin, let alone a vegan option.

In a few short years, that has completely changed and today the capital has an enviable amount of fully plant-based restaurants which many other cities can only envy.

Read on to discover 5 completely meat-free eateries, which will leave your mouth watering with the number of options they offer for vegan lunch in Dublin.

5. Cornucopia – for a cornucopia of delights

Cornucopia – for a cornucopia of delights
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Cornucopia has long been a classic spot for vegan lunch in Dublin, having opened its doors all the way back in 1986.

Set in a gorgeous Georgian building, with seating across floors, this is one of the longest-running vegetarian spots in the city and it’s clear to see why once you taste their food!

Cornucopia truly lives up to its name with its wide selection of hot and cold wholefoods. While their main dishes can be a little pricey, their soup and salads are a very affordable option for vegan lunch in Dublin. Some of our favourites here include the potato cakes and the vegan moussaka.

Address19-20 Wicklow St, Dublin, D02 FK27, Ireland

4. Take a Veg – fast food for the modern era

Take a Veg – fast food for the modern era
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Take a Veg is one of Dublin’s newer vegan eateries, having opened its door in late 2018. Located in a corner of Moore Street Mall basement, Take a Veg may be a little tricky to find but trust us, this is THE place to go for vegan junk food in Dublin.

Operated by a Venezuelan couple, Take a Veg offers fast food with a distinct Latin twist. The Pepito sub, based on a traditional Venezuelan street dish, is our must-try item for vegan lunch in Dublin.

Take a Veg offers weekly specials that have to be pre-ordered online, the best way to keep up to date with them is via their Instagram page!

Address58 Parnell street, Moore Street Shopping Mall Unit 1, Dublin 1, Ireland

3. Blazing Salads – perfect for picnics

Blazing Salads – perfect for picnics
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Nowhere says vegan lunch more than Blazing Salads. Blazing Salads is perfect if you’re looking for somewhere to pick up a healthy picnic to be enjoyed in one of the city’s marvellous parks or just something to bring back to the office.

This is one of Dublin’s most well-known vegetarian eateries and it has won a number of awards over the years.

We are very partial to their rice balls and spring rolls! They have a wide selection of hot and cold food, as well as sweet and savoury foods. Baked goods are priced separately but salads are sold by weight.

Address42 Drury St, Dublin 2, D02 T210, Ireland

2. Vish.Shop – a veggie twist on a national dish

Vish.Shop - a veggie twist on a national dish
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Dublin’s only 100% plant-based fish and chip, no… ahem vish and chip shop is a perfect spot for a little vegan lunch in Dublin.

With a nice atmosphere and great affordability, Vish is a great place to catch up with a friend. Our must-try item here is their absolutely gorgeous cauliflower wings, which we hold to be the best in the city.

The restaurant’s namesake, its battered vish, is also worth a try, and we especially recommend the smoky vish which is served with some gorgeous vegan kimchi.

Address1 Blessington St, Inns Quay, Dublin, D07 XD37, Ireland

1. Umi Falafel – for the best of the places for vegan lunch in Dublin

Umi Falafel – for the best of the places for vegan lunch in Dublin
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Offering vegetarian Middle-Eastern cuisine, Umi Falafel has cemented itself as a staple for vegan lunch in Dublin. Their food is not only delicious but also incredibly affordable.

Our personal favourite to order here is the Palestinian sandwich; filled with chili sauce, hummus, falafel, aubergine, and pickles. An insider tip that not many know about is to ask for this sandwich in a wrap instead of a pocket if you’re ordering takeaway, as it tends to be a little less messy!

They also offer wonderful mezze including stuffed vine leaves, filo pastry rolls, and baba ghanoush.

Address4 Mary St, North City, Dublin, D01 T0C3, Ireland

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Tadhg Carey is a writer, musician, and theatre-maker based in County Kildare. He is currently a student of Irish folklore and drama studies. Tadhg has had a passion for Irish heritage from a young age, and nothing makes him happier than discovering new parts of the country. Tadhg's poetry has been published in the Irish Times, and he has performed music and improv in numerous venues across Dublin. When not writing or singing, you can usually find him walking the most beautiful cocker spaniel in the world or nerdily researching silent movies, LGBTQ history, and obscure folk songs into the wee hours.