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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Higgins Butchers, Dublin
If you live in or around Sutton in north Co Dublin, you’ll be familiar with the Higgins family, who have been in the meat business for decades. Before Covid-19 they were supplying some of the country’s best restaurants, but with those restaurants closed, they have put the time into developing an online shop.
For now they are only delivering to Dublin, but they hope to expand nationwide soon. They specialise in dry-aged steaks, so if you fancy something really special, go for some of those. Also on offer are burgers, free range pork and dry-aged lamb. See higginsbutchers.ie.
Sustainable Seafood Ireland, deliveries nationwide
Niall Sabongi, the restaurateur behind Klaw and The Seafood Café in Temple Bar in Dublin, also runs Sustainable Seafood Ireland, and he is now delivering throughout the country via a new online shop. Whether it’s cod, salmon, mussels or prawns that float your boat – sorry, we couldn’t resist – you should find something to sate your seafood cravings. Order at sustainableseafood.ie.
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Woodruff, Stepaside, Co Dublin
The team at Woodruff, who cook up great food in Stepaside in south Co Dublin, are now offering a click and collect service. Pre-bookings open every Tuesday at 2pm, with orders available for collection from Thursday to Saturday between 5pm to 8.30pm.
The menus will change regularly but will include dishes like braised Mayo blackface lamb shoulder with flatbread, ricotta and wild garlic pesto, Andarl Farm pork belly with mash and salt-baked celeriac, and a white chocolate and wild gorse flower cheesecake.
Starters range from €8 to €12, and mains from €14 to €17. Desserts are a fiver, and there’s also 30 per cent off wine. See woodruff.ie.