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The new EatForIreland app puts you in touch with Irish producers and restaurants

A very handy one-stop guide to all that's on offer at the moment.


We are living through strange times but undoubtedly, as the Irish food and hospitality industries battle unprecedented challenges, great things are happening. 

Producers, restaurants and other outlets are adapting how they run their businesses to continue to get the best of Irish food to the public.

However, there is so much change out there that it can be hard to know what exactly is on offer. Our #shopforIreland series was designed with that in mind - to let you know what Irish food producers and businesses are up to and how to avail of their great offerings. Now a new app, EatForIreland, is making it even easier to find out what's on offer - and how to get your hands on it.

Created by food writer Joe McNamee and  Donal Moran, Managing Director of Cork-based software company WASP Technologies, EatForIreland bridges that gap between businesses and the public.

It's connecting Irish shoppers with independent food and drink producers ( growers, farmers, fishermen, bakers etc), restaurants, cafes, and takeaways along with independent food retailers and farmers’ market groups.

The app features two main categories, so you can easily find what you’re looking for.

Cook It Yourself, obviously enough, connects shoppers with Irish produce and the building blocks to make meals at home.

Cooked For You brings ready-to-eat meals to your door. It’s essentially a guide to all the new takeaway offerings we have at the moment, with many restaurants and food outlets offing food for collection or delivery for the first time.

How it works

EatForIreland is free to use -  just download the web-based app here. Rather than a shopping app, it links consumers to the individual business's web pages so you shop directly from them. Each one has its own info on how to order and how to collect or have your food delivered.