Favorite Food in Dublin

by Haley Harmon

My trip to Dublin for the offset design conference was really wonderful and I wanted to share a couple of my favorite places that I had the chance to visit. I really couldn’t get over how friendly everyone was, everyone wanted to chat. It felt a lot like Philadelphia, especially a lot like the Irish neighborhood that I live in now. I had a really wonderful visit, and it’s definitely a place that I would like to spend more time in.

The first was the Temple Bar farmers market which is open from 10am – 4pm every Saturday. It was really a food lovers paradise of artisan baked goods, cheeses, meats, and produce. I had a really delicious blueberry scone, and really wish that I got to try more.

The next place that I couldn’t wait to share is a cafe/store called Avoca. Their food was AMAZING. We actually ate here twice because everything that we had was so good. All of the produce was fresh and the flavors were delicious. My favorites were the charcuterie plate, beef curry, and their home made lemonade. You can read more about them here.

Avoca also makes their own Irish Wool Blankets in really stunning designs in a mill that’s been in operation for over 300 years. Since I’m a housewares designer and nerd out on things like textiles I had to buy this one.

Here is a lovely video about the mill where they are made:

Other favorite things were
Paulie’s Pizza: we also ate here twice because it was so nice and the staff was so friendly.
Chop House: kind of pricey, but everything we had was really delicious and the atmosphere was really homey
-I brought Jason back a bottle of Kilbeggan’s Irish Whiskey from the oldest distillery in the world

And the one recipe that came back wanting to master was Irish Brown Bread. They had it at breakfast at the hotel every morning, and it was really delicious and comforting. I’m going to try this recipe first unless you have some other suggestions.

Cheers!

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