Sunday, 6 July 2014

Vegan Ireland - Cornucopia

Before I start today's post, I'd just like to point out that this is post number 100 on my blog! Thank you all for sticking with me so far!

One of the other food places we were excited to try in Ireland was Cornucopia. Cornucopia is a vegetarian and wholefood restaurant in central Dublin, offering a range of hot dishes (changed daily), a salad bar, and desserts.


Everything is already prepared and ready to be dished up, so there is no waiting about to be served. You just queue up, choose what you want and take your tray away to find a table.


The daily specials all sounded and looked amazing but when we visited, I was so hot (the weather was stunning while we were there), that I just wanted a nice big plate of salad. But don't get me wrong, this salad was immense...


It was a similar concept to Blazing Salads, in the sense that you could choose a selection of salads for a fixed price - but here you got to choose small (3 salads), medium (6 salads) or large (a huge plate). I went for the 6 salad option, and got the towering bowl you see before you...

I've tried to match up the salads I had to what is listed on the website but they must have made some changes since the website was last updated, as I can't see the pasta salad listed. The "garlic potatoes with hazelnuts in vegan mayonnaise" and "coleslaw with chives in vegan mayonnaise" were probably my favourites. I've never thought of putting hazelnuts into a potato salad but it works so well!

Despite being ever so stuffed after my mountain of salads, I still found space for dessert (of course). There was a good selection of desserts, with many of them being labelled as vegan. I went for the Raspberry & Chocolate Tart, which was beautiful. It tasted like a rich truffle on a biscuit base... Mmmm...


We enjoyed Cornucopia so much that we ended up back there for another slice of cake the next day - this time I chose the Strawberry Daiquiri Tart, which was just as amazing! You could really taste the fresh strawberries...


If you find yourself in Dublin and in need of lunch or a sweet treat, give them a try!

2 comments:

  1. Oh my god, I'd totally forgotten about those garlic & hazelnut potatoes. Nick and I got a huge takeout tub of them to eat on our drive across the country because they were so amazing!

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    1. Haha good plan! I've not tasted anything like them before!

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