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How to support Irish businesses today with our #ShopForIreland guide

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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.

Michael's and Little Mike's 

Gaz Smith of Michael's was one of the first chefs to pivot straight to a takeaway option when he had to close down his two restaurants due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, when things started to accelerate, Gaz made the difficult decision to close down and reassess. Following the Taoiseach's new recommendations last week, Gaz decided to reopen Michael's and Little Mike's with a new and improved takeaway system. 

Pre-orders will be taken from 1pm on Friday for Michael's – limited quantities are available, but surf and turf, steaks, seafood platters and Sunday roasts will all be available to order. Collection starts at 4pm and your food will be placed directly into the boot of your car, making the whole process completely no contact. Little Mike's will be offering a fish and chip-style menu, with no preorders available but a quick turnaround has been promised. Stay tuned to @MichaelsCoDub on Twitter for updates. 

READ MORE: Gaz Smith's Spanish seafood pot recipe

3 Leaves

3 Leaves in Blackrock is back open and offering a gorgeous pre-order and collect option. To order, head to 3leaves.ie then select a time and date to book your slot. You will then receive an email with 3 Leaves' menu, from which you can select the dishes you'd like to order. Once your order is confirmed, you'll receive a call so that payment can be made over the phone. When it's time to collect your order, simply call or text 0877691361 and your order will be brought directly to your car. Click here for more info.

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We are back,  and lets have a feast ️. We are now offering a pre-order and collect service via our website www.3leaves.ie from Thursday to Saturday from 5 pm to 8 pm. We are able to do only a limited number of meals every day and will be offered to our guests on a first-come first-serve basis. Kindly be patient with us. Payment is via phone. Please note:  It is strictly a collection service only within the allocated time given when making your booking. We look forward to welcoming you again to 3 Leaves when it is safe to do so 珞. Until then, enjoy our meals in the comfort of your home. Thank you. Santosh and Milie  #3Leaves #Dublin #BlackrockMarket #Dublinfoodies #irish #DublinFoodTrail #Lovindublin #forkyeah #foodlover #iloveindiancuisine #worldfoods #foodexplorer #freshingredients #freshspices #spices #goodfood #healthyliving #fresh #delicious #tasty #foodgram #foodpic #iloveblackrock

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The Poacher's Pocket

This pub and shop in County Down has completely pivoted to combat the current pandemic. The Poacher's Pocket is now offering a takeaway menu with chicken wings and a variety of sourdough pizzas available for collection. There is also a range of chilled gastropub meals, including risotto, casseroles and more, which can be added to your order. To order, call 02897541589 and pay by card. You will then be given a collection time, so when you arrive at the car park, simply call again and your order will be brought to your car. Click here for more info. 

READ MORE: How to make the perfect pizza dough

Do you know about a food or drink company that we can try to support through the COVID-19 outbreak? Let us know on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages.