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.
BlackSheep Foods delivery boxes
Based in Dublin, BlackSheep Foods is run by Julianne Brogan, who came home to Ireland after stints cooking in Manhattan and the Hamptons.
She’s offering four different food and drink boxes that can be delivered anywhere in the capital, at prices from €50 to €160. We love the sound of the breakfast box for four people, which is priced at €55.
it includes an organic baguette or homemade brown bread; organic pastries or rhubarb, lemon and rosemary scones; homemade sausage rolls; granola pots with yoghurt and rhubarb; half a dozen organic eggs, and some fresh juices.
Vegan options are available, and the boxes will be dropped at the doorstep to keep things safe. See the website for more details.
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Cinnamon Garden to your door
The very popular Indian restaurant Cinnamon Garden in Ashbourne in Co Meath is offering contactless takeaway and delivery seven days a week from 5pm to 11pm.
Try the chicken biryani – it’s one of the most popular dishes on the menu for good reason - but make sure you’re hungry, it’s incredibly filling. To order, call 01-8352777 or see CinnamonGarden.ie.
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Raise a glass of Kinsale Mead
If you’d like to try something a bit different with your Easter chocolate this year, try the Wild Red Mead made by Kate and Denis Dempsey of Kinsale Mead in Co Cork.
Their website is now up and running and offering delivery all over Ireland, and they reckon that the red variety – made with Irish blackcurrants, dark cherries and raw honey – is just the thing for washing down those eggs. You can find out more at KinsaleMeadCo.ie.