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Best Dublin Vegan Guide: Restaurants, Sights, & More

I’ve had the good fortune of experiencing the hospitality of Dublin twice; once as a wide-eyed, all-knowing college student (it’s one of the best cities for college students to explore, by the way) and many years later as a more self-aware adult.

As I think back, the one thing that threads those experiences together is people’s genuine warmth and welcoming nature. I don’t believe I’ve been anywhere where people randomly want to strike up a conversation — with or without a pint! Here they do.

Being welcomed somewhere is fantastic, but they’ve also got to have vegan food, am I right? Lucky for you, you’ll find plenty of great vegan restaurants and food in this fun city. This vegan guide to Dublin will help you plan your entire vegan adventure from start to finish!

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Is Dublin Vegan-Friendly?

Unfortunately, the Dublin vegan restaurant scene has been a been tumultuous over the last year with the loss of a few really stellar spots but there are still great ones to support! Years ago, it was difficult to be a vegan or vegetarian in Dublin, but today you’ll find a great mix of vegan and vegetarian restaurants — plus, many places have jumped on the bandwagon and are vegan-friendly.

Vegan Restaurants to Visit in Dublin

Be sure to also check out this lineup for the best spots to find vegan breakfast options in Dublin.


19-20 Wicklow St, Dublin, D02 FK27, Ireland
Cornucopia has been promoting a plant-based lifestyle since 1986! The menu is well marked for diners. The globally inspired menu changes regularly, so you will want to make sure to pop in more than once! They also have a fantastic lineup of desserts, so make sure you save a little room.
Gluten-free options available

vegan spinach pie with a special red sauce on a white plate at Cornucopia  in dublin
Credit: Conucopia


30 Brunswick St N, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, D07 TP64, Ireland
This is an amazing spot for vegan junk food in Dublin! Indulge in a Hot Chick burger (charcoal bun loaded with rocket, pepper jack, avocado, siracha, mayo, and nacho sauce) but don’t forget to add on a side of loaded French fries or Cauli Poppers! The menu here is seriously mouthwatering.
Gluten-free options available

two giant vegan chicken sandwiches stacked on top of each other and dropping with pink and white sauces from v face in dublin
Credit: V-Face

The Saucy Cow

19 Crane Ln, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 R891, Ireland
One more spot for vegan junk food in Dublin! This spot has a 70s psychedelic vibe that it pairs with its lineup of veganized fast-food. You can’t go wrong with a double cheeseburger but their Hot Pappi is something special — fried oyster mushrooms with buffalo sauce and mayo on top of a sesame seed bun.

vegan french fried loaded with queso, chili, and onions from the saucy cow in dublin
Credit: The Saucy Cow

Veggie Vibe Café

Blackrock Market, 19a Main St, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland
The vibes at this vegan café are delicious! Their menu features a great mix of healthy globally-inspired bowls, including a full Irish breakfast bowl — I don’t think there is a better way to start the day.

Vegetarian & Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Dublin

It’s definitely easy to see why Dublin was rated as such a vegan-friendly city with all of these amazing options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Glas Restaurant

16 Chatham St, Dublin 2, D02 FV50, Ireland
If you’re looking for a special dining experience, come here! This sophisticated vegetarian spot is creating gorgeous veggie-forward dishes. They offer a 2 or 3-course lunch and dinner menu.


83 Middle Abbey St, North City, Dublin 1, D01 EV91, Ireland
It’s possible you’ve already been to a Govinda’s as its a global veggie chain! No matter which location you visit, you’re always guaranteed to find delicious vegetarian Indian and Asian cuisine.

Blazing Salads

42 Drury St, Dublin 2, D02 T210, Ireland
These veggie pushers are making sure you eat your greens! The casual vegetarian spot has a great make your own salad bowl and even vegan milkshakes!

UMI Falafel

13 Dame St, South City, Dublin, D02 HX67, Ireland (multiple locations)
You can never go wrong with Middle Eastern, right? This vegetarian restaurant has a great diversity of options with many vegan and gluten-free options.

McGuinness of Camden Street

84 Camden Street Lower, Dublin Southside, Dublin 2, D02 DH36, Ireland
This vegan-friendly restaurant has an outstanding vegan menu featuring pizza, burgers, and gluten-free options.


George’s Street Arcade, Dublin, Ireland
Vegan-friendly burger spot with a healthy spin. Their burgers feature their house-made patties made with organic grains, seeds, and veggies. You won’t feel guilty about indulging here!

Vegan Bakeries & Ice Cream in Dublin

While savory bowls and burgers are great, you’ve got to have a treat every once and awhile! Check out these Dublin spots for vegan donuts, ice cream, and cake.

The Rolling Donut

Multiple locations throughout Dublin
Cute donut shop with nine vegan donut options — raspberry jam, Ferrero Rocher, coffee and walnut, peanut butter chocolate — just to name a few!

vegan ferrero rocher donut topped with chocolate and nuts from rolling donut in dublin
Credit: The Rolling Donut

It’s a Trap

81 Aungier St, Dublin, D02 DK50, Ireland
This vegan café has way more than just coffee! Make sure you pair that oat milk latte with one of their sticky cinnamon buns or flaky pastries. They also serve sandwiches.

vegan sticky cinnamon bun covered in pecans from it's a trap in dublin
Credit: It’s a Trap

Sun Bear Gelato

24 Dawson St, Dublin, Ireland
This vegan-friendly spot is scooping up multiple flavors of creamy vegan gelato!

Vegan-Friendly Hotels in Dublin

At the moment, Dublin doesn’t have a fully vegan hotel to add to this guide. But, these two spots are vegan-friendly and The Wren is incredibly eco-friendly.

Wren Urban Nest

St Andrew’s Lane, Dublin, D02 P9K0, Ireland
This modern, net carbon hotel is aiming to be the most sustainable in Ireland! The property has undertaken a laundry list of eco-friendly initiatives — using 100% renewable energy and recyclable or biodegradable materials, fighting food waste by partnering with Too Good To Go, utilizing local, seasonal, and “wonky veg,” in their kitchen, a rooftop garden, and many other green activities. On top of that, their dining menus have vegan options and all of their toiletries are vegan and cruelty-free.

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The Merrion Hotel

Merrion St Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland
This five-star, luxury hotel in the center of Dublin offers a great vegan menu. The menu was created by Holly White, creator of the cookbook, Vegan-ish.

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What To Do & See in Dublin

Take a bus or walking tour

I’m sure there are a few eye rolls upon reading this, but although Dublin is a small city, it still packs in a lot to see, do, and learn. Taking one of these when you first arrive is a great way to learn the lay of the land and decide what you really want to explore – it’s one of the best things to do in Dublin for first time visitors.

Wander Grafton Street

This charming pedestrian shopping street runs from Trinity College to St. Stephen’s Green and is lined with great shops, cafes, live music, and street performers. Even if you’re not interested in shopping, it’s an excellent area for people watching.

Grab a beer in the Temple Bar area

I know this looks pretty touristy, but even though this area is notorious for bachelor parties and partiers, it’s more than meets the eye. Aside from having great pubs with spirited Irish music, there are also many independent shops and it’s a great area for street art in Dublin. Also, I recommend grabbing a beer somewhere here; you might make a new friend — I once did!

Enjoy the beauty of St. Stephens Green

In the center of Dublin sits the most beautifully manicured park. It once was a place for those in high society to meet and stroll. Today it is still an excellent place for an afternoon stroll and to seek shelter amongst the shady trees. Even if you only have one day in Dublin, this is still a gorgeous place you should explore.

Stroll the open air Moore Street Market

This cute cobblestone street is lined with vendors selling beautiful flowers, fresh produce, Irish products, and more. If you’re staying somewhere with a kitchen, it’s a great place to stock your fridge. Otherwise, it’s a great place to enjoy Old Dublin and maybe find a souvenir.

Must Do Day Trip from Dublin

Visit The Cliffs of Moher

If you are considering getting out of Dublin for the day, I highly recommend visiting the Cliffs of Moher, a UNESCO Global Geopark. These 700 feet tall rugged sea cliffs stretch for 5 miles along the Atlantic Ocean and provide a dramatic backdrop to the rolling green hills of Ireland. In May and June, visitors may also be delighted with a visit from Atlantic Sea Puffins which nest off the cliffs. Even though it is just over 3 hours from Dublin, it is worth the car ride. There are multiple tour options for visiting the Cliffs if you prefer not to drive yourself.

Cliffs of Moher Ireland

Need More Vegan Travel Help?

If you’re planning other vegan adventures don’t forget to get out all of our other vegan travel guides! Here are a few to get your planning juices going!

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The Best Vegan Travel Guide to Paris
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  1. Thanks for all this helpfil info about Dublin, Rebecca 😊 I plan to visit in July, and will definitely save your post, to know which vegan restaurants to check out 😋 Have a great day!

  2. Thanks for the useful information. I’m going to visit Dublin next week for the first time and this guide will be helpful for me for the many vegan restaurants to choose from. 🙂

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