Local flavor is something that pervades not only the centre of the city but creates a focal point for many of Dublin's suburbs. A common thread is using fresh, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients that showcase the best of Irish produce while supporting our own suppliers. Ireland has some of the best meat and dairy in the world and places like Sheridan's and Rustic Stone are just some of the places that put this to the fore. Baking is also a focal point of Irish cuisine and many of the cafés and restaurants listed have food emporiums attached that have top quality bread on offer. If your idea of a bakery leans more towards the sweet side of things then this too is catered for in places like The Cake Café and Itsa Bagel. One thing that each of these businesses share is an affinity for good, wholesome food mixed with an awareness of the best Ireland has to offer in terms of ingredients. If you want an authentic insight into Irish-based food then this is where to begin, eating what the locals eat and enjoy while helping the economy by supporting local produce.