Local Suppliers And Seasonal Produce Create Our Local Flavor

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.

Southside suburbs


Jo'burger was the original incarnation of restaurant mogul Joe Macken's empire. Situated in Rathmines Jo'burger is the trendy burger place of the moment with an impressive drinks list to accompany the interesting twist on usual burgers. You can...  Read More



This reclaimed grocer shop has upped the game for trendy, locally sourced food in Dublin. Hailing from Stoneybatter - which is a little off the beaten track, but entirely worth it – Mulligans offers a refreshing mix of excellent, high quality...  Read More

Southside coastal areas


The Itsa family started as a single bagel purveyor in D�n Laoghaire and now includes multiple bagel caf�s, restaurants and a flourishing catering business. Run by sisters Domini and Peaches Kemp, Itsa Bagel has gone from strength...  Read More

Southside coastal areas


Salt in the seaside suburb of Monkstown is the most recent addition to the Avoca family but it prides itself on the same ideals of great, wholesome food and drink. It is the first of the Avoca franchises to be solely based around food with both...  Read More



Brother Hubbard is a recent addition to trendy Capel Street and they're setting the bar high. Coffee and tea is sourced from two of the best Dublin suppliers, 3FE and Wall and Keogh and their homemade drinks including orange and lemon barley...  Read More

Southside coastal areas


Caviston's is located right by the source of its produce in Glasthule and its menus are influenced by exactly what is coming out of the sea that day. After 50 years in the seafood business the restaurant opened its doors in 1996 and has been at...  Read More

Outside the city


The Happy Pear in Greystones is run by two identical twin brothers who pride themselves on selling local, organic and seasonally produced food that tastes as good as it is for you. All the food is prepared and cooked on site in the kitchen and...  Read More



Nestled in between Camden Street and Pleasants Place, The Cake Caf� is one of Dublin's hidden gems. Every aspect of this building has been thought through from the solar paneling that powers the caf� to their ethical coffee and,...  Read More



Sheridan's cheese mongers can often be seen selling their delicious wares at the Dublin markets, but they also have a shop on South Anne Street that sells cold meats and specially selected sandwiches of the highest quality alongside their...  Read More

The Rustic Stone by Dylan Mc Grath


Headed up by Dylan McGrath, a current host on Irish Masterchef, Rustic Stone bases itself on using 'simple techniques in order to extract the best flavor' from seasonal ingredients. One of these techniques is providing the diner with their own...  Read More


Meet Emily Carson

Emily grew up in Dublin, and studied French and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. During her university years, she lived in both Scotland and France, but traveled around Europe...  More About Emily