As you might know, we love our potatoes here in Ireland!
Thankfully, we serve more than just potatoes, though. You can’t leave Ireland without tasting at least one of these ten traditional Irish meals!
Boxty: This dish is similar to a pancake, only it’s made from a potato mixture. If you want to try this, head to Boxty House located right near Temple Bar. Here is their address: 20-21 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Coddle: A bowl full of deliciousness! Try this dish at Bachelor Inn, 31 Bachelor Walk, Dublin 1.
Soda Bread: Who doesn’t love a nice piece of bread? Irish soda bread is not your average everyday bread, so head into The Bakehouse to try a piece. Find them here: 6 Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1
Irish Stew: A hardy and filling meal, this is a great dish for one of the few rainy days that we have. The Brazen Head (20 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin 8) serves up a nice Beef & Guinness Stew that you should check out.
Colcannon: There are some fun traditions associated with it. If you head to Fade Street Social Restaurant, you can try their twist on this traditional dish. Here is their location: 6 Fade St, Dublin 2
Bacon and Cabbage: Find this traditional meal at 48/49 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2. The Merchant’s Arch is a popular place to watch sporting events, listen to live music, and of course, eat delicoius Irish food.
Steak and Guinness Pie: This is probably one of the more common Irish foods as most pubs serve some verion of this wholesome pie. You can try it for yourself at The Shack Restaurant, 24 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Shepherd’s Pie: Though this dish originally came from England, the Irish have made it their own by preparing these pies by adding beef to it. The Farm serves a “Cottage Pie” that will satisfy your tastebuds. Here is their address: 3 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Ireland.
Irish Apple Tart: These crispy, sweet treats are perfect for breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack. Check out Mannings Bakery at 40 Thomas Street, Dublin 8 to try one of these delectable morsels.
Barmbrack: Another bread, but this one is a little sweeter than the traditional soda bread. Find these breads in smaller portions at Antionette’s Bakery: 6 Kevin Street Lower, Dublin 8.
Additionally, if you’re in the mood for some seafood, you’re in luck. Try some oysters straight from Galway or some mussels from Howth.