Temple Bar Food Market

Temple Bar Food Market, Dublin, Ireland

If you’re in Dublin, Ireland on a weekend, you’re bound to run into a food market. One Saturday afternoon, we went on a long walk around the city, stopping in at the Temple Bar Food Market and Dublin Food Co-op to see what vegan eats we could find.

Temple Bar Food Market

Temple Bar Food Market, Dublin, Ireland

The Temple Bar Food Market is worth a visit for the atmosphere if nothing more. The surrounding area is buzzing with tourists and locals all day long. There’s a section with vegetables and fruit, but the majority of the space is taken up by vendors offering drinks, snacks and lunch. The fruit and veg didn’t appear to be local, so I’d say the vendors are the main attraction here.

Special Cleanser Vegetable Juice

Juice Ladies

We saw some ladies making fresh juices, which reminded us of our frequent trips to the juice ladies in Peru.

Karuna's Kitchen Pure Vegetarian - Temple Bar Food Market

Karuna's Kitchen

We spotted Karuna’s Kitchen and quickly noticed their “pure vegetarian” sign. They were serving up all kinds of fried vegetable pastries. A lot of their products had cheese, but some looked potentially vegan-friendly. We didn’t have a chance to fight through the crowds and ask questions. We were more interested in the raw vegan goodies offered by one of their neighbours.

Natasha's Living Foods - Temple Bar Food Market

Natasha's Living Foods

Natasha’s Living Foods had a large booth with raw vegan salads, dips, crackers, chocolate truffles and pies ready for takeaway.

Raw Salad from Natasha's Living Foods - Temple Bar Food Market

Raw Salad

For €6.00 Euros ($7.36 USD), we got a medium takeout box with four generous scoops of salad, topped with a tomato tapenade dressing. They stuffed all kinds of yummy veggies in our box, including some fennel, zucchini and sprouted chickpeas.

Natasha's Living Foods - Temple Bar Food Market

Natasha's Living Foods

Natasha's Living Foods - Temple Bar Food Market

Natasha's Living Foods

After finishing our light and healthy lunch, we decided we wanted something sweet. We returned to Natasha’s Living Foods to look at all the options.

Raw Vegan Orange Chocolate Cake

Raw Chocolate and Orange Pie

We agreed on a slice of orange chocolate pie. I would have loved to try wheatgrass cashew or blueberry pie but we choose this one because it was in the promotional section, selling for €3.00 Euros ($3.68 USD), €1.00 Euro less than the other pies. It was discounted for being cut imperfectly (we couldn’t tell) but tasted great. It wasn’t very firm, due to the heat, and got messy quickly. We enjoyed it anyway.

Temple Bar Food Market
Meeting House Square
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dublin Food Co-op and Crafy Market

Dublin Food Co-op

After the Temple Bar Food Market, we walked outside of the city center to check out the Dublin Food Co-op.

Dublin Food Co-op

Dublin Food Co-op

The Dublin Food Co-op was much bigger than we were expecting. They had several aisles stocked with fruit & veg, a row of prepared food vendors and a large grocery section in the back selling a wide selection of goods, including nut butters, tofu and eco-friendly cleaning products.

Milk Alternatives

Vegan Milk Alternatives

We found a huge selection of milk alternatives, including soy, hemp, almond, hazelnut, oat and rice options.

Doves Farm Organic Gluten Free Cookies - Vegan

Doves Farm Organic Cookies

Rice & Rice Hazelnut Chocolate Finger Snacks - Vegan

Rice & Rice Hazelnut Fingers

Some sweet finds included vegan and gluten free cookies by Doves Farm Organic and Rice & Rice’s hazelnut fingers.

The Blazing Salads Food Co

The Blazing Salads Food Comapny

The Blazing Salads Food Co

The Blazing Salads Food Comapny

The Blazing Salads Food Company had a booth, where they were selling several vegan options, including pizza, stuffed vegetable pastries and desserts. They have a takeout cafe which was recommended to me by Aoife from the Adventures in Veg blog. We didn’t have a chance to eat there but their food looked good.

Not for Human Consumption! EU Regulation does not allow for Stevia

Vegan Muffins Made with Stevia

One man was selling vegan muffins made with stevia, a sweetener that’s still undergoing approvals in Europe. That’s why he had an obligatory sign saying the muffins were “not for human consumption.”

Dublin Food Co-op

Dublin Food Co-op

You can visit the Dublin Food Co-op on Thursday or Saturdays. It’s a great place to pick up some groceries and grab a lunch on a Saturday afternoon.

Dublin Food Co-op
www.dublinfoodcoop.com
12 Newmarket, Dublin, Co. Dublin‎
Main opening: Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Extra opening: Thursdays 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Visit this link for a list of other organic and farmer’s markets in Dublin.