Even though we're all practicing physical 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 great food and drink businesses around the country. Get in touch on our social channels with your suggestions on who we should write about.
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Pickle at Home, collection and deliveries
Great news for fans of Dublin’s much-loved Pickle restaurant - chef Sunil Ghai and his team have launched a Pickle at Home take away service. Available from 5pm-10pm Tuesday to Thursday and 4pm-10pm Friday, the menu features lots of favourite dishes along with desserts, wines and beer. There’s even a kid’s menu! Prices are 15% less than usual and you can collect your order or have it delivered if you’re within 5k of the Camden Street restaurant. For more info or to order go to www.picklerestaurant.com.
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Roasted Brown Coffee, Co Wicklow, deliveries nationwide
Kudos to Roasted Brown Coffee in Delgany Co Wicklow for its brilliant Our Shop is Their Shop scheme. If your local coffee shop or café is out of action at the moment you can still support them: buy your beans for delivery directly from Roasted Brown, let them know where you usually buy them and the coffee shop will get the sale. See www.roastedbrown.com for more.
Lyon's Cafe, Sligo, collection
Another much-loved spot that is back in action is Lyon’s Cafe in Sligo. It's opening on Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm to offer a selection of sourdough breads and restaurant favourites for collection. This week’s specials, which include beef stroganoff and sweet potato and aubergine coconut curry, can be popped into the freezer. While not essential, pre-ordering is recommended and you can do so via text to 0874050429. Check out lyonscafe.com for more.