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Here's how you can #ShopForIreland today

Three ways to support Irish businesses.


Even though we're all still practising social distancing and most of us are working from home, we still want to help support Irish food and drink producers. 

We've decided to help our readers #ShopForIreland so we'll be posting every day to highlight producers around Ireland. Get in touch on our social channels with your suggestions on who we should write about.

Uno Mas 

Sister restaurant to the gorgeous Etto, Uno Mas caused quite a stir when it opened last year. Though it's been closed throughout the pandemic, Uno Mas announced today that it would be starting a new collection system from this week. The set meal, which costs €62 for two, includes a range of delicious items from the usual Uno Mas menu, including those Padrón peppers, plus flan de queso, suckling pig and more. The new set menu is available to order online from 8pm tonight, Monday June 15th, for collection from Thursday through Saturday from 3pm until 7pm. Click here for more info.

READ MORE: Uno Mas named start-up of the year 

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Cloud Picker click and collect lunch

Cloud Picker, one of our favourite coffee spots in the city centre, has launched an all-new click and collect lunchbox. Available between Monday and Saturday, chef Andrew Kelly will change the menu weekly with the vegetarian box costing €12 or €13 for the meat option. To see the week’s Cloud Picker lunchbox menu and to order visit cloudpickercafe.ie where you will be able to find other lunch items, coffees and home brewing equipment. Order by midnight for next day collection. 

READ MORE: How to brew barista-quality coffee at home

Catalyst Coffee

Sustainable coffee shop Catalyst opened in Bray just over a year ago to much local applause but a lot has changed since the doors opened due to the ongoing pandemic. Initially, Catalyst had just one outpost located off Bray main street, but the team has since opened a hatch on the seafront, using space usually occupied by Ocean Restaurant, set up a sister café called One 14 and launched an online store where customers can buy bags of Imbibe coffee beans, NutShed peanut butter, sustainable homeware products and more. The online store has kept the company going throughout the pandemic, but all of the outlets are now back open for business. Click here for more info. 

READ MORE: Big Night: Peter Sztal and Frank Kavanagh of Cloud Picker