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Five places to eat in Dublin this Veganuary

There are so many amazing vegan spots in the city.

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Are you trying to cut down your meat intake this January? Or did you make a new year's resolution to try out a vegan diet?

If you're following a plant-based diet this year, you might be experiencing some anxiety about dining out, so it might surprise you to find out that Dublin is the most vegan-friendly city in the world.

Thanks to all of the delicious meat-free options available in Dublin, you won't have to worry about anything, except for how to narrow down all of your options!

There are a few places that we want to try this January for some vegan eats, so if you need some dining inspiration, read on to find out where we'll be eating this month.

READ MORE: Our best tips for adjusting to a vegan diet

Glas

Chatham Street, Dublin 2

This completely vegetarian restaurant opened on Chatham Street late last year and has been wowing visitors ever since. While it does offer some dishes that contain dairy or egg, the majority of options are actually vegan or can be made vegan, so you'll definitely have plenty of options. We love the sound of the king oyster mushroom 'scallops' – something similar recently featured at the Golden Globes – as well as the restaurant's recently introduced brunch.

Spiced Cauliflower Ribs with Sticky BBQ Sauce, Pepper & Fennel Stew and Mojo Verde. Picture from @glasrestaurant on Instagram.
Spiced Cauliflower Ribs with Sticky BBQ Sauce, Pepper & Fennel Stew and Mojo Verde. Picture from @glasrestaurant on Instagram.

Assassination Custard

Kevin Street Upper, Dublin 8

Assassination Custard is one of the most creative restaurants in Dublin right now. Absolutely tiny and only open during the daytime, we awarded this spot the title of Best Casual Dining at the 2019 FOOD AND WINE Awards and now we can confirm that it is one of the best places to eat if you're a vegan in Dublin. The menu is very seasonal, but is always jam-packed with local veggies and innovative flavours. 

Blood orange and turnip from Assassination Custard. Photo by @davyb6377 on Instagram.
Blood orange and turnip from Assassination Custard. Photo by @davyb6377 on Instagram.

Beast Eatery

Victoria Quay, Dublin 8 

This 100 per cent vegan restaurant is owned by Moodley Manor, the company behind the vegan wings that you see everywhere these days. If you find yourself craving junk food from your previous life, like chicken burgers or loaded fries, then Beast Eatery is here to help you out. We've heard great things about the #VFC (vegan fried chick-hun), which regularly sells out. 

Vegan burger from Beast Eatery. Photo by @plant.based.piggy on Instagram.
Vegan burger from Beast Eatery. Photo by @plant.based.piggy on Instagram.

Veginity 

Dorset Street Upper, Dublin 1

Veginity is a fine dining-style vegan restaurant known for its incredible flavours. Menus include all-day breakfast, an Italian-inspired dinner offering and pastries that would convince you they're full of butter if you didn't know any better, so you can satisfy your need for a decent croissant here. 

READ MORE: Where to get a vegan sweet treat in Ireland
Vegan croissants from @veginitydublin on Instagram.
Vegan croissants from @veginitydublin on Instagram.

Cornucopia 

Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Would any list about vegan food in Dublin be complete without Cornucopia being mentioned? This Wicklow Street vegetarian café is well-known for its food, a lot of which is vegan too. Serving up exciting hot and cold plant-based dishes daily, Cornucopia is a must-visit for vegans in Dublin. If you get one thing from Cornucopia, make sure it’s a slice of cheesecake – totally vegan and delicious with regularly changing flavours.

Berry silken torte from Cornucopia. Photo by @leo.e.byrne from @cornucopia_restaurant on Instagram
Berry silken torte from Cornucopia. Photo by @leo.e.byrne from @cornucopia_restaurant on Instagram

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