There are some incredible vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Dublin that’ll tantalise your tastebuds.
From well know spots, like Umi Falafel, to some of the more recent additions to the foodie scene in County Dublin, like V Face, there’s plenty to choose from.
There’s also a clatter of excellent Dublin cafes where you can grab everything from vegan brunch and delicious vegan burgers to vegetarian breakfast and more. Dive on in!
Our favourite vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Dublin
The first section of our guide is packed with what we think are the best vegan restaurants in Dublin. These are places that one of The Irish Road Trip Team have been to, and loved.
Below, you’ll find everywhere from Sova Vegan Butcher and Umi Falafel to Cornucopia Wholefoods Restaurant and more.
1. Veggie Vibe Cafe
If you’re headed towards Dalkey, it’s well worth stopping off to grab a bite to eat at Veggie Vibe Cafe! With ‘bowls’ of great food, you won’t go wrong with their All Day full Irish vegan breakfast, or even the Super S vegan Hot dog!
Also available are delicious plant-based cakes and sweet treats, and revitalising coffees and assorted drinks.
Veggie Vibe Cafe is open 7-days a week, from 12pm and until 7pm Thursday-Sunday. You can also order online to pick up.
Located in Dublin 7’s Stoneybatter, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more mouth-watering menu than KALE+COCO. With dine-in and takeaway options, you can even order online for click and collect.
No matter what time of day, KALE+COCO have you covered; porridge and overnight oats, smoothies and smoothie bowls, through to nourishing bowls like their Peas & Love, or Miso Hungry.
Oh, and don’t forget to grab a treat for later, like their Snickers Date Bite, or Not-ella Balls! You can also top up your pantry with speciality jams, hummus, and other goodies. If you’re looking for adventurous vegan restaurants in Dublin, get yourself here!
Related read: Check out our guide to the best brunch in Dublin (or our guide to the best bottomless brunch in Dublin)
3. Cornucopia Wholefoods Restaurant
In the heart of Dublin, near Dublin Castle and Temple Bar, you’ll find Cornucopia Wholefoods Restaurant. Embracing the symbolism of their name, Cornucopia, this restaurant really is abundant in food of mythic proportions.
With favourite dishes like their impressive variety of salad bowls, or their lunch and dinner special of a ‘main course with two side salads’, you’ll never feel hungry again!
Cornucopia Wholefoods Restaurant is open 6-days a week from 9am until late in the evening, and Sundays from 10:30am, you can also order online for collection or delivery.
4. Umi Falafel
As their name suggests, Umi Falafel certainly has a lot of menu items with falafels in them. But, that’s not all they do!
With a casual dine-in ambience, you can get stuck into other Middle Eastern delights like Baba Ghanoush, Labneh, Haloumi, and stuffed vine leaves to name just a few.
If you’re after something sweet, you won’t go wrong with their Baklawa or basboussa, and these are both amazing with a strong coffee!
Related read: Check out our guide to the best seafood in Dublin (from fine dining to old-school cafes cooking up a storm)
5. Sova Vegan Butcher
The name may make you do a double-take, but the menu will have you instantly drooling! The perfect antidote to taking in too many Dublin pubs, you can take comfort getting stuck into one of their Donner kebabs, gyros, or skewer dishes.
Sova also has an impressive sushi and gnocchi menu, with culinary icons like futomaki, uramaki, and combo boxes, or gnocchi with mushroom ragu, al Pomodoro, or the delectable sage butter with smoked almond ricotta.
Sova Vegan Butcher is widely regarded as one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Dublin for good reason.
Other popular vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Dublin
Now that we have our favourite vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Dublin out of the way, it’s time to see what else the capital has to offer.
Below, you’ll find everywhere from the hugely popular Blazing Salads and the innovative V-Face to plenty more tasty spots for vegan food in Dublin.
1. Vegan Sandwich Co
If you’re near the Jameson Distillery, don’t miss the Vegan Sandwich Co (it’s a 3-minute walk away)! No matter the time of day, VSC has you covered for late breakfasts, lunch, and dinner.
Choose from their range of breakfast items to go; muffins, rolls, and burritos. Or regular menu items like baguettes, burgers, wedges, sandwiches, and kebabs – all plant-based and totally delicious!
With cupcakes, giant cookies, and toasties for when you’re in a hurry, you can always grab a hot drink too. If you’re looking for casual vegan restaurants in Dublin that do great grub, get yourself here.
2. Blazing Salads
Just around the corner from St. Stephen’s Green, the cafe with a fiery name offers up some truly tasty morsels. If you’re looking for a light bite, don’t miss their salad boxes, slaws, moong bean noodles, or even the indulgent mozzarella pizza with roasted vegetables.
Want something for later? Try their rye sourdough loaves, wholemeal soda bread, a full fruit tea brack, or of course any of their biscuits, cookies and other sweet treats.
Blazing Salads baked goods are popular for good reason. Interestingly enough, this is one of the longest running spots for vegan brunch in Dublin, having opened its doors in 2000.
Related read: Check out our guide to the best lunch in Dublin (from Michelin Star eats to Dublin’s best burger)
When it comes to popular ‘fast food’ or even ‘street food’, you’ll find everything you could hope for at V-Face.
From the classic toasty or sausage roll, through to burgers, fries, wings, hot dogs, or sweet treats like an iced Biscoff latte or a choc chip cookie, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Being vegan has never been so tasty.
Situated on the edge of where Smithfield and Stoneybatter meet, V-Face is open 7-days a week, and it’s one of the better vegan restaurants in Dublin for a bite-to-eat with pals.
5. The Carrot’s Tail
And last but by no means least in our guide to the best vegan restaurants in Dublin is the incredible Carrot’s Tail.
South of Dublin central is where you’ll find The Carrot’s Tail, nestled into Rathmines Road Lower, just near the Leinster Cricket Club grounds.
With a hearty menu of vegan and vegetarian options, like chikon caesar salad, beyond classica burger, or a pesto melt.
You’ll also find other familiar friends like nuggets, chips, mac and no-cheese, and the perennial favourite, the garden salad.
Vegan restaurants Dublin: Where have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant places to grab vegan food in Dublin from the guide above.
If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!
FAQs about the best vegetarian restaurants Dublin has to offer
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘What are the best spots for vegan brunch in Dublin?’ to ‘Which vegetarian restaurants in Dublin are the fanciest?’.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What are the best vegan restaurants in Dublin?
In my opinion, you’ll get the best vegan food in Dublin in Sova Vegan Butcher, Umi Falafel, Cornucopia Wholefoods Restaurant, KALE+COCO and Veggie Vibe Cafe.
What are the quirkiest vegetarian restaurants in Dublin for lunch?
You won’t go wrong with a visit to Blazing Salads, V-Face or the brilliant Carrot’s Tail (although the other options above are all top-notch, too).
Thursday 18th of August 2022
The Carrot's Tail in Rathmines is now permanently closed...