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Blueberries
Jul 6th, 2011, 12:35 AM
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hey, we are trying to network and get vegan FB pages up for each county in ireland so we can try to connect vegans with other vegans here and organize some concrete advocacy/activism, so please join us! It seems we are sparse here in this country and many of us feeling isolated from any sort of concrete face-to-face interactions with other vegans, so we are trying to rectify that :)

thanks

kaybee

Hi Kaybee, that sounds like a really good idea. You're right that we are a little bit sparse but new vegan groups are popping up around the country. There are a few of us around this forum but I suppose if you put something up on the FB page of the Vegan Society of Ireland you might reach more of us Irish vegans :D

Blueberries
Jul 18th, 2011, 05:13 PM
Heya all, I'm planning a trip to Galway city and am wondering where are the best places to eat veganly! I know that with health-food shops and supermarkets I'll be grand, but I was wondering if there are restaurants/take-aways with vegan options that I must try! Thanks :D

DavidT
Jul 21st, 2011, 09:41 AM
Heya all, I'm planning a trip to Galway city and am wondering where are the best places to eat veganly! I know that with health-food shops and supermarkets I'll be grand, but I was wondering if there are restaurants/take-aways with vegan options that I must try! Thanks :D

Barry is your man. Maybe pm him?

More information required by a Cork vegan - she's looking for a nutritionist living and working in Ireland who is (or ought to be) vegan.

And a more difficult one - she'd also like to talk to an Irish vet who would be sympathetic to the vegan viewpoint, particularly as regards cruel practices in farming. Come to think of it, so would I! Any tips welcome.

Barry
Jul 21st, 2011, 06:16 PM
Heya all, I'm planning a trip to Galway city and am wondering where are the best places to eat veganly! I know that with health-food shops and supermarkets I'll be grand, but I was wondering if there are restaurants/take-aways with vegan options that I must try! Thanks :D

Just saw this cause I rarely come here these days so sorry if this is a bit late blueberries.

La Salsa - Vegan Burrito and other stuff that can be veganised. I find it a bit hit and miss but some people love it.

Kashmir - Deadly Indian, maybe the best I've been to in Ireland (and I've been in a lot!). Most of the veggie menu can be veganised, the staff are very clued in.

Tulsi - Same as above but not as good.

Golden Rickshaw - Basic but nice chinese food, most of the veggie stuff is vegan if you ask for it.

Da Tang - Really nice noodle house, most of the veggie stuff is vegan.

Food for thought - wholefood type of place, not really my cup of tea but it's quite popular.

There's a fairly long-winded post I wrote about galway vegan food somewhere in this thread too if you can find it.

If I think of anything else I'll post it.

EDIT: some of this may be a bit out of date cause I've been away from there for a year and Galway seems to be changing quite rapidly in terms of restaurants/take-aways from what I gather.

Blueberries
Jul 22nd, 2011, 11:57 PM
Just saw this cause I rarely come here these days so sorry if this is a bit late blueberries.

La Salsa - Vegan Burrito and other stuff that can be veganised. I find it a bit hit and miss but some people love it.

Kashmir - Deadly Indian, maybe the best I've been to in Ireland (and I've been in a lot!). Most of the veggie menu can be veganised, the staff are very clued in.

Tulsi - Same as above but not as good.

Golden Rickshaw - Basic but nice chinese food, most of the veggie stuff is vegan if you ask for it.

Da Tang - Really nice noodle house, most of the veggie stuff is vegan.

Food for thought - wholefood type of place, not really my cup of tea but it's quite popular.

There's a fairly long-winded post I wrote about galway vegan food somewhere in this thread too if you can find it.

If I think of anything else I'll post it.

EDIT: some of this may be a bit out of date cause I've been away from there for a year and Galway seems to be changing quite rapidly in terms of restaurants/take-aways from what I gather.

Thanks for the list Barry :D I'll let you know how I get on, I'll be looking out for those places! Are they all within the city? How're you getting on here in dirty aul' Dublin?

Blueberries
Jul 22nd, 2011, 11:58 PM
Barry is your man. Maybe pm him?

More information required by a Cork vegan - she's looking for a nutritionist living and working in Ireland who is (or ought to be) vegan.

And a more difficult one - she'd also like to talk to an Irish vet who would be sympathetic to the vegan viewpoint, particularly as regards cruel practices in farming. Come to think of it, so would I! Any tips welcome.

Unfortunately I've no advice but if I come across anything I'll let you know.

Barry
Jul 23rd, 2011, 08:54 AM
Thanks for the list Barry :D I'll let you know how I get on, I'll be looking out for those places! Are they all within the city? How're you getting on here in dirty aul' Dublin?

Seeing as Galway is pretty much just one main street, they're all within about 5-10 minutes of each other in the city centre, can't miss 'em!

I love Dublin, can't see myself leaving anytime soon, in fact I haven't been home for months!

Blueberries
Jul 26th, 2011, 11:40 PM
I love Dublin, can't see myself leaving anytime soon, in fact I haven't been home for months!

Dublin has its charms all right, I'm glad you're enjoying it :D

DavidT
Jul 27th, 2011, 10:09 AM
I love Dublin, can't see myself leaving anytime soon, in fact I haven't been home for months!

Go on then Barry - a quick list of your Dublin goodies for us culchies, please!

Barry
Jul 29th, 2011, 01:19 PM
Hmm, let me see David. There's the obvious ones like Cornucopia - which I've really come to enjoy since I was doing a bit of work in the area and ended up having lunch there a lot, the soup and salad special is great, and also Juice restaurant - I find it a bit over-rated, had brunch there recently and it wasn't great, the scrambled tofu was nice but the mushrooms were anemic watery things :mad:, a big no-no in my book!

I really like Maloti on South William Street, it does fairly high-end Indian food and is a touch pricey but the food is really very good.

Madina at the end of Henry Street -Masala Dosa! And a really good masala dosa too!

Yamamori - Asian/Japanese food, really like it but the staff are a bit confused about what is ok for vegans and what isn't. I've had different staff members tell me conflicting things on the two occasions I've been there.

I'm on the hunt for a proper vegan-friendly Thai green curry if anyone can help me out, all the Thai restaurants I've emailed have said they can't make it without fish sauce. There's a chinese place on Manor Street near where I live that does it, but it wasn't that nice...

I'll post more places I've eaten in Dublin as and when they occur to me, that's all I can think of off the top of my head.

DavidT
Jul 29th, 2011, 01:47 PM
Useful information, Barry, should I ever have a compelling reason to visit the Pale, which I actively work on not having.

It struck me that your answer to my request looks like the only reason you stay in Dublin is because of...FOOD! A good enough reason, I suppose. :dizzy::lol::cool:

Sláinte

Barry
Jul 29th, 2011, 02:10 PM
Useful information, Barry, should I ever have a compelling reason to visit the Pale, which I actively work on not having.

It struck me that your answer to my request looks like the only reason you stay in Dublin is because of...FOOD! A good enough reason, I suppose. :dizzy::lol::cool:

Sláinte

:D

That's a pretty fair assessment! Most days it's the only reason I get out of bed :p. Have a wedding in Galway tomorrow and I'm dreading it cause I've no idea what I'll get...

Also I think this is blueberries cue to come in with the inside scoop and tell both of us culchies exactly where we really should be eating in Dublin!

Blueberries
Jul 31st, 2011, 01:14 AM
:DAlso I think this is Blueberries cue to come in with the inside scoop and tell both of us culchies exactly where we really should be eating in Dublin!

Haha, I'm afraid I don't often eat outside me kitchen these days! Café Irie and Itsa Bagel are places with good vegan options that aren't really mentioned very much. Apart from that I can't really think of anywhere.


Have a wedding in Galway tomorrow and I'm dreading it cause I've no idea what I'll get...

I was at a wedding pretty soon after going vegan, the caterers weren't too bad, I think I got a pasta+tomato sauce kinda affair. Basic but good when you're starving!

Barry
Aug 3rd, 2011, 06:55 PM
Ended up getting a veggie stir-fry which was surprisingly nice if a little cliched. Had melon for a starter and sorbet for dessert too, so a pretty good showing all round!

Jaxx
Aug 25th, 2011, 02:40 PM
Vegan Ireland: The Vegan Society of Ireland

Check them out.

www.veganireland.org (http://www.veganireland.org/)
vegansireland@gmail.com

The aims and objectives of Vegan Ireland: the Vegan Society of Ireland are as follows:

To offer support and information to people interested in veganism.
To promote and increase awareness of veganism as a just, healthy and environmentally-beneficial lifestyle choice.
To raise awareness of the rights violations and exploitation involved with the production of animal based products.
To research information relevant to a vegan lifestyle and where appropriate to publish this information.
To lobby for manufacturers to use non-animal based materials in their products.
To support and promote real science and reject vivisection on moral and scientific grounds
To promote respect towards all animals, human or nonhuman, and the environment by appropriate means.
To develop and maintain positive relationships with organisations with compatible aims and objectives to Vegan Ireland: the Vegan Society of Ireland.

Roger Yates
Aug 25th, 2011, 07:01 PM
Vegan Ireland: The Vegan Society of Ireland

Check them out.

www.veganireland.org (http://www.veganireland.org/)
vegansireland@gmail.com

The aims and objectives of Vegan Ireland: the Vegan Society of Ireland are as follows:

To offer support and information to people interested in veganism.
To promote and increase awareness of veganism as a just, healthy and environmentally-beneficial lifestyle choice.
To raise awareness of the rights violations and exploitation involved with the production of animal based products.
To research information relevant to a vegan lifestyle and where appropriate to publish this information.
To lobby for manufacturers to use non-animal based materials in their products.
To support and promote real science and reject vivisection on moral and scientific grounds
To promote respect towards all animals, human or nonhuman, and the environment by appropriate means.
To develop and maintain positive relationships with organisations with compatible aims and objectives to Vegan Ireland: the Vegan Society of Ireland.




Vegan Ireland also has a FB page: http://www.facebook.com/VeganIreland

RY

cheerip
Aug 29th, 2011, 04:56 AM
Anywhere to buy vegan shoes in Dublin?

cheerip
Aug 29th, 2011, 04:56 AM
Anywhere in the country for that matter...

Blueberries
Sep 5th, 2011, 07:29 PM
Anywhere to buy vegan shoes in Dublin?

I don't think there's anywhere that specialises in vegan shoes in Dublin but its worth just going to shoe shops and looking for good quality non-leather shoes. My faux-suede fuzzy-lined winter boots are from Shoe Rack, which have a branch on Wicklow St. If you'd prefer your shoes to have an official vegan certification you're better off going online.

Barry
Sep 6th, 2011, 12:37 PM
I used to buy some footwear from the hemp shop on Capel Street, haven't been there in ages but I presume it's still there. If it's proper shoe-type shoes, as opposed to casual-wear you want, I think you're out of luck. I generally just do the same as Blueberries, and I stumbled across a brand-new pair of vegan Adidas for ten bucks in Oxfam recently - result!

Barry
Oct 14th, 2011, 12:33 PM
I've never been a huge fan of Cafe Fresh in the powerscourt centre, but I have to say their new salad bar is awesome, and very reasonably priced too.

Blueberries
Oct 16th, 2011, 09:10 PM
I've never been a huge fan of Cafe Fresh in the powerscourt centre, but I have to say their new salad bar is awesome, and very reasonably priced too.

Thanks for the tip Barry, will have to check it out! I'm like you, I've never really been a fan of Café Fresh, but I'm willing to change my mind for good food!

DavidT
Jan 5th, 2012, 12:30 PM
Hi, guys and gals in Ireland and HNY.

I'm part of a veggie group here in county Clare. We're working on getting restaurants to think more about veg*nism. Slow going but a couple of successes!

We have a monthly gathering, either at an eatery which is happy to learn stuff and to accommodate us, or have a BYOFood night. People travel quite a distance sometimes, so if you want to come along (usually first Thursday each month) then send me a PM and I'll give you more details.

Blueberries
Jan 22nd, 2012, 11:18 PM
Was just thinking, fellow Dublin forum-ers, how about a real-life vegan forum meetup sometime? :D

Barry
Jan 23rd, 2012, 12:19 PM
I definitely would be up for it Blueberries. I'm a bit swamped at the minute though, I was away for christmas and now I'm catching up on about a months worth of work!

Also, are there any other Dubliners who use this forum?