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.
Coffee Club Ireland
If you’re missing your takeaway coffee, or have been having trouble sourcing a delivery of quality beans, check out Coffee Club Ireland. It’s been launched by the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) Ireland to support the Irish coffee community - and to help consumers get their caffeine fix. As well as a handy map of roasters and establishments still selling takeaway coffee the website will features interviews with some of Ireland’s top roasters. Head to www.scaireland.ie and follow #CCI2020 on social media.
At Home from Coppinger Row and Charlotte Quay
The teams at Dublin’s Coppinger Row and Charlotte Quay are now offering pre-ordered delivery in a 5km radius Thursday to Sunday. You can also collect from Charlotte Quay Dock if you get an order in by 4pm on the day. As well as popular dishes including smoked duck flatbread, gambas pil pil and Coppinger dressed crap and crayfish, there are sides, desserts (dark chocolate brownie? Yes please!), beers, wines, and a range of cocktails too. To place an order call 01-9089490 (phone lines are open 12pm to 4pm Thursday - Saturday) or head to www.charlottequay.ie.
BAR 1661 Cocktails at Home
Bar1661.ie, which recently celebrated its first birthday, has just launched a range of pre-batched cocktail for collection and delivery. The independent bar was voted Ireland’s best cocktail bar by industry peers just six months after opening so you’re in safe hands. The menu includes Belfast Coffee, a cold-brewed poitín version of the classic and the 1661 Old Fashioned made with Jameson Black Barrel, Aqua Vitae, Irish aromatic bitters, and Imperial Stout Syrup. You can order via www.bar1661.ie or WhatsApp 0858041991 for delivery in Dublin, or contactless collection Thursday - Saturday from 12-6pm at the bar on Green Street, Dublin 7. You can also order via stationtostationwine.ie or www.celticwhiskeyshop.com for nationwide delivery.