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Three new ways you can #ShopForIreland

From alcohol-free cocktail boxes to pizza at home

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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.

The Virgin Mary

Ireland’s first alcohol-free bar, The Virgin Mary has just launched an alcohol-free home delivery box, which features some of the bar’s most popular drinks and is available as part of its online shop. The box is €49 and includes the likes of Torres Natureo Muscat wine, Heineken 0.0, London Essence Original Indian Tonics, and Ceder’s Crisp Alt-Gin. All online orders over €25 currently include a voucher for two glasses of sparkling wine in the bar when it reopens. Nationwide delivery is available via thevirginmarybar.com.

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BoCo

Dublin’s BoCo is a brilliant option if you’re spontaneously planning dinner or drinks. If you’re in a 3km radius of the Bolton Street restaurant and order online, you’ll get your order within 40 mins. (Collection is available too.) There’s a tasty range of pizzas, sides, drinks and desserts as well as DIY meal kits and meal deals. The Pizza + Prosecco deal (two pizzas and a bottle of bubbly) is from €35, The Self Isolater (any pizza, dip, side and soft drink)  is from €20 and the Family Feast (two pizzas, two dips, one portion of buffalo chicken wings and wedges plus four ice creams) is from €45. Check out boco.ie for the full menu.

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Kinara, Clontarf

If you’re in Clontarf over the next while, make sure to check out Kinara restaurant’s new outdoor lunchtime BBQ. Available from Wednesday to Sunday from 1-5PM it’s based just outside the restaurant and the menu includes lamb shish and chicken tikka with naan bread (€12)  and chicken biryani (€12). There’s also homemade ice cream, mango lassi and rose water with lemon which sound pretty perfect for a sunny day. For more info go to kinara.ie.